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The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time

List Criteria: No scores, just soundtracks.

The best soundtracks ever are more than just a collection of songs in a particular order; they evoke and accentuates the feelings of a movie during, and long after, it has been viewed. This is a list of the greatest soundtracks ever recorded, as ranked by the Ranker Community. Sometimes a great soundtrack can elevate a mediocre movie into something that makes it iconic. Top Gun, Footloose, Grease... (best soundtracks ever!) these are great soundtrack albums that you listened to over and over, making the songs themselves so ingrained with the movie that they BECAME the movie in your head.

What are the top soundtracks ever? Vote on this list of the best soundtracks of all time: pick your faves, add what's missing and rank the best!

The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time Films
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    the people's #1 & most listed
    John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing

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    John Travolta, Fran Drescher, Denny Dillon

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    John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Wendy Melvoin

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    Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall

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    Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach

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    Susan Sarandon, Tim Curry, Meat Loaf

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    Bob Hoskins, Bob Geldof, Joanne Whalley

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    Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker

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    Judy Garland, Margaret Hamilton, Frank Morgan

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    Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison

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    Sarah Jessica Parker, Kevin Bacon, John Lithgow

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    Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons, Matthew Broderick

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    Tom Hanks, Kurt Russell, Sally Field

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    Tom Cruise, Meg Ryan, Val Kilmer

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    Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin, Steven Spielberg

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    George Clooney, John Goodman, Holly Hunter

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    Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Elsa Lanchester

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    Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno, John Astin

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    Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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    Nicole Kidman, Ozzy Osbourne, Kylie Minogue

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    Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly, Rita Moreno

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    Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson

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    Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd

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    Jennifer Beals, Lee Ving, Michael Nouri Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Sylvester Stallone, Joe Frazier, Burgess Meredith

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    Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Richard Dreyfuss

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    Tina Turner, Jack Nicholson, Elton John

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    Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison

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    Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich, Matthew McConaughey

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    Quentin Tarantino, Steve Buscemi, Tim Roth Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    added by david2006
    Whitney Houston, Kevin Costner, Debbie Reynolds

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    Harrison Ford, Ron Howard, Suzanne Somers

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    Reese Witherspoon, Joaquin Phoenix, Ginnifer Goodwin

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    James Spader, Gina Gershon, Molly Ringwald

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    Paul Reubens, Catherine O'Hara, Danny Elfman

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    Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, John Cusack

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    Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall

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    Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison

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    Emmy Rossum, Gerard Butler, Minnie Driver

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    Jeffrey Jones, Cynthia Nixon, Christine Ebersole

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    Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller

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    Glenn Close, Kevin Kline, Jeff Goldblum

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    Tina Turner, Paul McCartney, Steven Tyler

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    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Bai Ling, Brandon Lee, Tony Todd Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    ranked low on reranks
    Angela Lansbury, Frank Welker, Jerry Orbach Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    added by JamesRoy
    Olivia Newton-John, Gene Kelly, Cliff Richard Olivia Newton-John, ELO, The Tubes, Gene Kelly 

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    Jack Nicholson, Dennis Hopper, Bridget Fonda

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    ranked low on reranks
    Tim Curry, Mark Hamill, Frank Welker

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    Zooey Deschanel, Kate Hudson, Anna Paquin

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