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The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time  

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List Rules No scores, no musicals, or concert films; 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!

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High Fidelity is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
High Fidelity is a 2000 American comedy-drama film directed by Stephen Frears and starring John Cusack and Iben Hjejle. The film is based on the 1995 British novel of the same name by Nick ...more
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This Is Spinal Tap is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
This Is Spinal Tap is an American 1984 rock music mockumentary written, scored by, and starring Rob Reiner, Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer. The film portrays the fictional ...more
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The Lost Boys is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
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The Lost Boys is a 1987 American teen horror film starring Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Kiefer Sutherland, Jami Gertz, Corey Feldman, Dianne Wiest, Edward Herrmann, Alex Winter, Jamison Newlander, ...more
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Easy Rider: The Ride Back is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Easy Rider is a 1969 American road movie written by Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, and Terry Southern, produced by Fonda and directed by Hopper. It tells the story of two bikers who travel through ...more
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Singles is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Singles is a 1992 American romantic comedy film written, co-produced, and directed by Cameron Crowe. The film stars Bridget Fonda, Campbell Scott, Kyra Sedgwick, and Matt Dillon.
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Boogie Nights is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
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Boogie Nights is a 1997 American drama film written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. It is set in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley and focuses on a young nightclub dishwasher, Eddie Adams, ...more
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Rocky III is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
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Rocky III is a 1982 American sports drama film directed by Sylvester Stallone, and the third film in the series. After winning the ultimate title and being the world champion, Rocky (Stallone) ...more
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The Rose is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
The Rose is a 1979 American drama film which tells the story of a self-destructive 1960s rock star who struggles to cope with the constant pressures of her career and the demands of her ruthless ...more
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Pitch Perfect is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Pitch Perfect is a 2012 American musical comedy film directed by Jason Moore. Featuring an ensemble cast, including Anna Kendrick, Skylar Astin, Rebel Wilson, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow, Ester ...more
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Fantasia is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Fantasia is a 1940 American animated film produced by Walt Disney and released by Walt Disney Productions. With story direction by Joe Grant and Dick Huemer, and production supervision by Ben ...more
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Love Actually is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Love Actually is a 2003 British Christmas-themed romantic comedy film written and directed by Richard Curtis. The screenplay delves into different aspects of love as shown through ten separate ...more
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Kill Bill Volume 2 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Kill Bill Volume 2 is a 2004 martial arts action film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. It is the second of two volumes that were released several months apart. It was originally ...more
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Cocktail is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
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Cocktail is a 1988 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Roger Donaldson and written by Heywood Gould, whose screenplay was based on his book of the same name. The film tells the story ...more
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Good Morning, Vietnam is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Good Morning, Vietnam is a 1987 American comedy film written by Mitch Markowitz and directed by Barry Levinson. Set in Saigon in 1965, during Vietnam, the film stars Robin Williams as a radio DJ ...more
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Slumdog Millionaire is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Slumdog Millionaire is a 2009 British drama film directed by Danny Boyle, written by Simon Beaufoy, and produced by Christian Colson. It was co-directed in India by Loveleen Tandan. It is an ...more
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Superfly is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Superfly is a 2011 documentary film directed by Anthony Blasko.
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Quadrophenia is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Quadrophenia is a 1979 British film, loosely based on the 1973 rock opera of the same name by The Who. The film stars Phil Daniels as Jimmy, a 1960s Mod, supported by Leslie Ash, Toyah and, ...more
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Beaches is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Beaches, is a 1988 American comedy-drama film adapted by Mary Agnes Donoghue from the Iris Rainer Dart novel of the same name. It was directed by Garry Marshall, and stars Bette Midler, Barbara ...more
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Coal Miner's Daughter is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Coal Miner's Daughter is a 1980 biographical film which tells the story of country music legendary singer Loretta Lynn. It stars Sissy Spacek as Loretta, a role that earned her the Academy Award ...more
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Beverly Hills Cop is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
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Beverly Hills Cop is a 1984 American action comedy film directed by Martin Brest and starring Eddie Murphy as Axel Foley, a street-smart Detroit cop who heads to Beverly Hills, California to ...more
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An Officer and a Gentleman is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
An Officer and a Gentleman is a 1982 American drama film that tells the story of a U.S. Navy aviation officer candidate who comes into conflict with the Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant who is the ...more
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The Great Gatsby is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
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The Great Gatsby is a 2013 Australian-American 3D drama film based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 novel of the same name. The film was co-written and directed by Baz Luhrmann, and stars Leonardo ...more
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National Lampoon's Animal Hous... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
National Lampoon's Animal House is a 1978 American comedy film directed by John Landis. The film was a direct spinoff from National Lampoon magazine. It is about a misfit group of fraternity ...more
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9 to 5 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
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9 to 5 is a 1980 American comedy film written by Patricia Resnick and Colin Higgins, directed by Higgins, and starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton, and Dabney Coleman. The film ...more
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Rushmore is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Rushmore is a 1998 comedy-drama film directed by Wes Anderson about an eccentric teenager named Max Fischer, his friendship with rich industrialist Herman Blume, and their mutual love for ...more