music The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time  

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

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Saturday Night Fever John Travolta, Fran Drescher, Denny Dillon

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Pink Floyd – The Wall 
                    is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Pink Floyd – The Wall Bob Hoskins, Bob Geldof, Joanne Whalley

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The Sound of Music 
                    is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
The Sound of Music Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker

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Purple Rain Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Wendy Melvoin

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Pulp Fiction 
                    is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Pulp Fiction John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman

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Dirty Dancing 
                    is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Dirty Dancing Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach

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The Breakfast Club Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall

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The Lion King Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons, Matthew Broderick

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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

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Footloose Sarah Jessica Parker, Kevin Bacon, John Lithgow

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show 
                    is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
The Rocky Horror Picture Show Susan Sarandon, Tim Curry, Meat Loaf

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The Wizard of Oz 
                    is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
The Wizard of Oz Judy Garland, Margaret Hamilton, Frank Morgan

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

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

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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

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Mary Poppins 
                    is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Mary Poppins Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Elsa Lanchester

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Star Wars 
                    is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Star Wars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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West Side Story Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno, John Astin

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

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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

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

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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

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

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Tommy Tina Turner, Jack Nicholson, Elton John

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

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Flashdance 
                    is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Flashdance Jennifer Beals, Lee Ving, Michael Nouri

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Dazed and Confused 
                    is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Dazed and Confused Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich, Matthew McConaughey

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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

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Yellow Submarine 
                    is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Yellow Submarine Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison

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American Graffiti 
                    is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
American Graffiti Harrison Ford, Ron Howard, Suzanne Somers

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Reservoir Dogs 
                    is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Reservoir Dogs Quentin Tarantino, Steve Buscemi, Tim Roth

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Stand by Me 
                    is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Stand by Me Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, John Cusack

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The Phantom of the Opera 
                    is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
The Phantom of the Opera Emmy Rossum, Gerard Butler, Minnie Driver

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Help! 
                    is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Help! Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison

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Amadeus 
                    is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Amadeus Jeffrey Jones, Cynthia Nixon, Christine Ebersole

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

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The Godfather 
                    is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
The Godfather Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall

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Beauty and the Beast 
                    is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Beauty and the Beast Angela Lansbury, Frank Welker, Jerry Orbach

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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

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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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Trainspotting Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller

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Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Cl... 
                    is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Tina Turner, Paul McCartney, Steven Tyler

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The Big Chill 
                    is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
The Big Chill Glenn Close, Kevin Kline, Jeff Goldblum

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Xanadu Olivia Newton-John, Gene Kelly, Cliff Richard - Olivia Newton-John, ELO, The Tubes, Gene Kelly 

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Almost Famous Zooey Deschanel, Kate Hudson, Anna Paquin

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The Crow 
                    is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
The Crow Bai Ling, Brandon Lee, Tony Todd

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Easy Rider: The Ride Back 
                    is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Easy Rider: The Ride Back Jack Nicholson, Dennis Hopper, Bridget Fonda

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Fast Times at Ridgemont High 
                    is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Fast Times at Ridgemont High Nicolas Cage, Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh