21 Best Movie Soundtracks

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Movie soundtracks are a given and as such can, frankly, not be so special. But, that is so not the case with these 21 movie soundtracks that go down in history as some of the best.

We present 21 movie soundtracks that could be put in a time capsule to represent how the movie soundtrack is supposed to be done. 

Click through and discover which 21 movies scored with their musical score and became the best soundtracks of all time.

1. Grease

Grease
Grease is the word, what more can I say?!

2. Purple Rain

Purple Rain
Not only is Purple Rain one of the best soundtracks of all time, it may be one of the best albums of all time. Period.

3. O Brother, Where Art Thou?

O Brother, Where Art Thou?
The Coen brothers have always had a keen ear for music, but it was never better than on the soundtrack from O Brother, Where Art Thou? From I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow to In the Jailhouse Now, this is musical pure perfection.

4. Moulin Rouge

Moulin Rouge
Moulin Rouge is Baz Luhrmann's musical mastery moment. Who knew Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor could sing so well? I mean, their Your Song is simply heaven. And Because We Can is a movie opening anthem and Lady Marmalade... heck, all those divas on one track almost made our head explode.

5. Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump
For a film that chronicles a story from the birth of rock 'n' roll to the '80s, Robert Zemeckis' soundtrack hits all the emotional highs and lows of the movie itself.

6. Pulp Fiction

Pulp Fiction
With Pulp Fiction, we can talk about a movie soundtrack that is one of a kind. If you had all these songs on an album without a movie, it would seem like some odd pairings. But, with Quentin Tarantino's movie as the visual, plus the sounds of surf rock, Chuck Berry and Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon, this is an example of a filmmaker who knows his movies AND music.

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