What are the best movie soundtracks of all time?

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    #1Breakfast at Tiffany's

    Breakfast at Tiffany's

    Henry Mancini was one of the best composers of film music during the 60s. His music capture the momentum as no other and was the synonym of classy film scores. In the famous Breakfast at Tiffanys score, he won an Oscar for the song Moon River a song that has passed throug generations and is still remembered.


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    Evelyn Watkins
    Written on November 4, 2017
    "Breakfast at Tiffany's is definitely not one of the best movie soundtracks. It is iconic and well known and popular during it's time. But like the movie itself, parts of it have aged well and some of it hasn't. It is more a nostalgic choice for a soundtrack than one of the best ever. Moon river is just one song on the soundtrack and isn't indicative of the greatness of the whole thing"
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    #2The Graduate

    The Graduate

    The Graduate is a dramatic and romantic comedy motion picture that featured Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, and Katharine Ross. A disillusioned college graduate finds himself torn between his older lover and her daughter.


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    Danielle Stanley
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "This movie is a classic, with a classically good soundtrack. If you don't like music from this era then this might now be for you, but I definitely think this was a good choice."
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    #3Blade Runner Soundtrack

    Blade Runner Soundtrack

    The soundtrack of Blade Runner is almost as amazing and marvelous as the movie. Vangelis, its composer, made a suite of electronic music that goes from dark and futuristic themes like the Main Title and the End Titles, to cozy and jazzy tunes resembling the music of the noir cinema like in Love Theme or Rachel Song. The perfect soundtrack for the movie.


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    Paul Henderson
    Written on November 8, 2017
    "The Blade Runner soundtrack itself is probably one of the best and most groundbreaking soundtracks in semi-recent film history. It can legitimately stand on its own as a piece of music, devoid from the context of the movie itself. However, it's not clear that this is the best edition of it to buy. The bonus material becomes increasingly different from the source material, and thus starts to becoming a bit less interesting, and there might be some problems with the mixing and editing. Not sure what the definitive version of the OST is, though."
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    #4Star Wars Original Trilogy Soundtrack

    Star Wars Original Trilogy Soundtrack

    If anyone could name a more iconic film score that has been like an anthem for millions and millions of fans, he should be writing this column. John Williams is one of the most known and iconic film music composer and his compositions for George Lucas and Spielberg are classics. Anyone in the world knows the Star Wars theme or the Imperial March.


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    Julie Reynolds
    Written on October 29, 2017
    "The Star Wars Original Trilogy Soundtrack is one of the best soundtracks of all time. The music is exciting and uplifting. I feel pumped to do anything I set my mind to after listening to just one piece of music from this soundtrack."
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    #5Conan the Barbarian Soundtrack

    Conan the Barbarian Soundtrack

    Conan The Barbarian was the first major success of Arnold Schwarzenegger, starring the popular pulp Barbarian in an epic tale of times of great adventure. Basil Poledouris was the composer of this greatest soundtrack with an iconic epic main title and different scores that set perfectly the mood for every part of the movie. One of the best film scores ever.


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    Craig Stone
    Written on October 30, 2017
    "Soundtrack is incredibly overrated. This is a situation where people really enjoy a movie and by default, everything associated with the movie is "amazing". While the producers and musical pieces of this soundtrack are decent, it's definitely not worth being considered "best of all time"."
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    #6Singles - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

    Singles - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

    Singles by Cameron Crowe was a movie about being single in a city like Seattle, a classic rom-com plot, but what made this city an icon of an era was that it took place in Seattle in the early 90's. In one line: the city that made Grunge. Its soundtrack, selected by its own director, Cameron Crowe a music journalist in the Rolling Stone magazine, included a selection of music anthems by the most iconic grunge bands of the era, like Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam with songs like Breath and State of Love and Trust, never released on record, Smashing Pumpkins, Screaming Trees, Mother Love Bone, Soundgarden and other classic musicians like Jimi Hendrix, born and raised in Seattle, and the ex-Replacements Paul Westerberg. The soundtrack of an era.


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    William Thomas
    Written on November 6, 2017
    "Singles soundtrack has all the greats on one album. If you like a collection of well written and performed songs than Singles soundtrack is for you. The likes of Smashing Pumpkins, Screaming Trees, Mother Love Bone, Soundgarden and others. Listen to this and you won't be let down."
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    #7Purple Rain

    Purple Rain

    It wasn't the best of the musical movies made in the 80's but it gives one of the best records by Prince. The soundtrack to this personal autobiopic was one, if not the best, of the most popular and amazing records by the artist of Minneapolis. Funk, rock, psychedelia, and the ultimate rock ballad that gives names to both record and movie and songs like Let's Go Crazy, Computer Blue, When Doves Cry or I Would Die For U made Prince one of the biggest pop superstar of the 80s.


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    Jorge Luis Galindo
    Written on October 15, 2017
    "This album is a classic and is not your usual soundtrack. In this case the movie was made to support the soundtrack, not the other way around. A lot of Prince's best songs are on this soundtrack. I have it in digital format and enjoy listening to it. "
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    #8Trainspotting - The Original Movie Soundtrack

    Trainspotting - The Original Movie Soundtrack

    Trainspotting was an iconic movie from the 90s that was a banner for its generation. Telling the story of a bunch of junkies in a low neighborhood of Edinburg in the 90s that decide to steal money from a heroin dealer to start a new life. As a movie that portraits a generation, music takes a key role in the movie. The soundtrack is a sample of British music in the mid-90s with a special focus in clubbing scene and late Britpop mixed with some classics that influenced the scene. We can hear music by bands like Underworld, Blur, Iggy Pop, Leftfield, Primal Scream or Pulp.


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    Christian Payne
    Written on October 15, 2017
    "The movie and the soundtrack of Trainspotting is really good for people who are really interested in this genre. But I do not think many people will enjoy it like the soundtrack of Pulp Fiction which includes songs like Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon and You can Never Tell."
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    #9Pulp Fiction - Original Movie Soundtrack

    Pulp Fiction - Original Movie Soundtrack

    The second movie by Quentin Tarantino made music an important part in the movie, rediscovering old groups and old bands along with contemporary ones that made music with the spirit of the movie. Pulp Fiction put the light on Urge Overkill, with the song Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon and made Misirlou by the surf rocker Dick Dale a hit of the 90s.


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    Brenda Schneider
    Written on October 14, 2017
    "If you liked the movie Pulp Fiction, you should give their soundtrack a listen. It is a various artists soundtrack that features well known and new bands, and it creates a good mix of sounds for an album."
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    #10Easy Rider

    Easy Rider

    Easy Rider was the movie of the end of the summer of love. And of course, music was one of the main keys of this film about two people that want to travel in their motorbikes and enjoy life without any question. Here we can enjoy music from that era and from bands that defined music: The Band, Steppenwolf, The Byrds, Jimi Hendrix and Roger McGuinn.


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    Bryan Burke
    Written on October 13, 2017
    "I love the movie Easy Rider. An exciting movie with a lot of scenery. The soundtrack just blew me away. Anything with Steppenwolf has to rock!"
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    Shaft was one of the finest blaxploitation movies and as an example of the black culture of the America of the 70's, it showcased a soundtrack of the finest soul, funk and black rock music of its time. The soundtrack was composed by the legendary funk-soul musician Isaac Hayes and soon was one of the greatest soundtracks of the blaxploitation movement and beyond. 


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    Diane Hopkins
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "If you love black music and their culture, this is the best you can have and i am sure you will enjoy it a lot. "
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    #12Drive Soundtrack

    Drive Soundtrack

    Drive movie was almost a video clip. Directed by Danish director Nicholas Winding Refn, the movie blended image and music like two hours music video with the best of the electro-pop, retro wave, synthwave and dream pop of the 2000's. You can find bands like Chromatics, Kavinsky, Desire, College and Cliff Martinez compiling a great soundtrack.


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    Lawrence Johnson
    Written on January 15, 2018
    "The best movie soundtrack of all time is the Drive Soundtrack. The soundtrack is a two hour course in sounds of the early 2000's. A great soundtrack that will help you lose track of time. "
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    #13The Sound of Music Soundtrack

    The Sound of Music Soundtrack

    The story of the family Von Trapp and their nurse nun remains as one of the all-time classics for all the family, and mainly because of the music and songs of the movie. The movie focus on the regular life of aristocratic Austrian family and their musical career encouraged by the enthusiastic nun that teaches them how to sing. During their participation in Salzburg Music Festival, the Nazis occupy Austria and the Von Trapp family flee to the Switzerland. Songs like Doremi or Maria are all-time classics.


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    José Juan Sotelo
    Written on January 8, 2018
    "The Sound of Music Soundtrack is a classic! It has so many good songs that I find myself constantly singing it without even noticing it! I think the Sound of Music has the best soundtrack of any movie out there!"


Best What are the best movie soundtracks of all time
1Breakfast at Tiffany'sMusic 14 Paid
2The Graduate Movies 12 Paid
3Blade Runner SoundtrackMusic 11 Free
4Star Wars Original Trilogy SoundtrackMusic 11 Free
5Conan the Barbarian SoundtrackMusic 6 Free
6Singles - Original Motion Picture SoundtrackMusic 6 Paid
7Purple RainMusic 5 Free
8Trainspotting - The Original Movie Soundtrack Music 4 Paid
9Pulp Fiction - Original Movie SoundtrackMusic 3 Paid
10Easy RiderMusic 3 Free

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