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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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1,900 570
Forrest Gump is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Forrest Gump Tom Hanks, Kurt Russell, Sally Field

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2
1,456 1,539
Grease is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Grease John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing

3
949 1,094
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Saturday Night Fever John Travolta, Fran Drescher, Denny Dillon

4
1,048 947
Pulp Fiction is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Pulp Fiction John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman

5
947 913
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Purple Rain Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Wendy Melvoin

6
965 440
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The Lion King Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons, Matthew Broderick

7
900 682
Pink Floyd – The Wall is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Pink Floyd – The Wall Bob Hoskins, Bob Geldof, Joanne Whalley

8
933 604
The Sound of Music is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
The Sound of Music Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker

9
961 686
Dirty Dancing is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Dirty Dancing Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach

10
773 520
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Footloose Sarah Jessica Parker, Kevin Bacon, John Lithgow

11
696 531
A Hard Day's Night is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
A Hard Day's Night Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison

12
799 544
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The Breakfast Club Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall

13
700 507
The Wizard of Oz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
The Wizard of Oz Judy Garland, Margaret Hamilton, Frank Morgan

14
771 628
The Rocky Horror Picture Show is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
The Rocky Horror Picture Show Susan Sarandon, Tim Curry, Meat Loaf

15
527 274
The Blues Brothers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
willyboymcoy added The Blues Brothers Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin, Steven Spielberg

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701 544
Top Gun is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Top Gun Tom Cruise, Meg Ryan, Val Kilmer

17
662 496
O Brother, Where Art Thou? is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
O Brother, Where Art Thou? George Clooney, John Goodman, Holly Hunter

18
467 238
Star Wars is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Star Wars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

19
566 399
Mary Poppins is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Mary Poppins Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Elsa Lanchester

20
552 408
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West Side Story Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno, John Astin

21
546 407
Rocky is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Rocky Sylvester Stallone, Joe Frazier, Burgess Meredith

22
530 358
Back to the Future is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Back to the Future Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson

23
454 405
The Graduate is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
The Graduate Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Richard Dreyfuss

24
396 307
Singin' in the Rain is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Singin' in the Rain Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly, Rita Moreno

25
526 364
Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Ghostbusters Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd

26
478 408
Dazed and Confused is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Dazed and Confused Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich, Matthew McConaughey

27
474 501
Moulin Rouge! is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Moulin Rouge! Nicole Kidman, Ozzy Osbourne, Kylie Minogue

28
415 378
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Tommy Tina Turner, Jack Nicholson, Elton John

29
426 391
Flashdance is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Flashdance Jennifer Beals, Lee Ving, Michael Nouri

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302 179
Walk the Line is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Walk the Line Reese Witherspoon, Joaquin Phoenix, Ginnifer Goodwin

31
280 230
Help! is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
richerb added Help! Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison

32
256 128
Beauty and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Beauty and the Beast Angela Lansbury, Frank Welker, Jerry Orbach

33
401 366
Yellow Submarine is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Yellow Submarine Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison

34
403 371
Reservoir Dogs is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Reservoir Dogs Quentin Tarantino, Steve Buscemi, Tim Roth

35
343 308
American Graffiti is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
American Graffiti Harrison Ford, Ron Howard, Suzanne Somers

36
382 255
Stand by Me is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Stand by Me Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, John Cusack

37
389 288
The Phantom of the Opera is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
The Phantom of the Opera Emmy Rossum, Gerard Butler, Minnie Driver

38
446 385
The Bodyguard is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
david2006 added The Bodyguard Whitney Houston, Kevin Costner, Debbie Reynolds

39
360 317
Amadeus is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Amadeus Jeffrey Jones, Cynthia Nixon, Christine Ebersole

40
355 288
The Godfather is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
The Godfather Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall

41
384 376
The Nightmare Before Christmas is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
The Nightmare Before Christmas Paul Reubens, Catherine O'Hara, Danny Elfman

42
295 310
Pretty in Pink is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Pretty in Pink James Spader, Gina Gershon, Molly Ringwald

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321 371
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Trainspotting Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller

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254 240
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Almost Famous Zooey Deschanel, Kate Hudson, Anna Paquin

45
257 263
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Cl... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Tina Turner, Paul McCartney, Steven Tyler

46
261 164
Aladdin is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Aladdin Robin Williams, Gilbert Gottfried, Frank Welker

47
287 348
The Crow is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
The Crow Bai Ling, Brandon Lee, Tony Todd

48
289 320
The Big Chill is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
The Big Chill Glenn Close, Kevin Kline, Jeff Goldblum

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273 326
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JamesRoy added Xanadu Olivia Newton-John, Gene Kelly, Cliff Richard - Olivia Newton-John, ELO, The Tubes, Gene Kelly  

50
277 230
The Little Mermaid is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
The Little Mermaid Tim Curry, Mark Hamill, Frank Welker