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The 13 Greatest Film Soundtracks

Once in a blue moon, a film comes along with such a good soundtrack that it outshines the movie itself. These are the 13 greatest film soundtracks:

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13. Fight Club (1999)

With The Pixies' unforgettable "Where is my mind?" playing as the film ends. This soundtrack is one of the pillars of David Fincher's career.
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With The Pixies' unforgettable "Where is my mind?" playing as the film ends. This soundtrack is one of the pillars of David Fincher's career.

12. To Do List (2013)

A whimsical trip down memory lane featuring amazing hits like Salt-N-Peppa's "Let's talk about sex," Mazzy Star's "Fade into you," and Big Head Todd & the Monsters' "Bittersweet." Also, the supporting cast is amazing.
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A whimsical trip down memory lane featuring amazing hits like Salt-N-Peppa's "Let's talk about sex," Mazzy Star's "Fade into you," and Big Head Todd & the Monsters' "Bittersweet." Also, the supporting cast is amazing.

11. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

If any film can be credited with making bluegrass music accessible, this is it. "I am a man of constant sorrow," has been stuck in my head for nearly 15 years now.
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If any film can be credited with making bluegrass music accessible, this is it. "I am a man of constant sorrow," has been stuck in my head for nearly 15 years now.

10. The Virgin Suicides (1999)

Hard to pick between this and 'Lost in Translation,' for the best soundtrack of Sofia Coppola's beautifully scored films, but ultimately this won out behind tracks like Al Green's "How can you mend a broken heart?", Steely Dan's "Do it again," the Bee Gee's "Run to me."
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Hard to pick between this and 'Lost in Translation,' for the best soundtrack of Sofia Coppola's beautifully scored films, but ultimately this won out behind tracks like Al Green's "How can you mend a broken heart?", Steely Dan's "Do it again," the Bee Gee's "Run to me."

9. High Fidelity (2000)

Remember back before John Cusack was batshit crazy? Ahh, those were some good movies. This movie about a record store (a what?) has the soundtrack to deliver on it's musical premise. With the amazing "Ev'rybodys gonna be happy," "Oh! Sweet nothin," and "Most of the time" headlining an amazing soundtrack.
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Remember back before John Cusack was batshit crazy? Ahh, those were some good movies. This movie about a record store (a what?) has the soundtrack to deliver on it's musical premise. With the amazing "Ev'rybodys gonna be happy," "Oh! Sweet nothin," and "Most of the time" headlining an amazing soundtrack.

8. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

ELO's "Mr. Blue Sky" kicks things off with an amazing tempo, and Michel Gondry follows it up with the amazing "Everybody's got to learn sometime."
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ELO's "Mr. Blue Sky" kicks things off with an amazing tempo, and Michel Gondry follows it up with the amazing "Everybody's got to learn sometime."

7. Selma (2014)

Highlighted by the mind-melting "Glory," Ava Duvernay also added Otis Redding's fantastic "Ole man trouble" and Sarah Vaughan's "Easy Street."
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Highlighted by the mind-melting "Glory," Ava Duvernay also added Otis Redding's fantastic "Ole man trouble" and Sarah Vaughan's "Easy Street."

6. American Graffiti (1973)

Okay, clearly the best part about nostalgia-films is their soundtracks. I think we can both agree on that at this point. The best tracks off this masterpiece: "16 Candles," "Maybe Baby," and "Love Potion No. 9."
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Okay, clearly the best part about nostalgia-films is their soundtracks. I think we can both agree on that at this point. The best tracks off this masterpiece: "16 Candles," "Maybe Baby," and "Love Potion No. 9."

5. Garden State (2004)

The shining pinnacle of Zach Braff's career. The soundtrack features amazing hits like The Shins' "New Slang," Frou Frou's "Let Go," and Cary Brothers' "Blue Eyes." If only he hadn't made 'The Last Kiss'...
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The shining pinnacle of Zach Braff's career. The soundtrack features amazing hits like The Shins' "New Slang," Frou Frou's "Let Go," and Cary Brothers' "Blue Eyes." If only he hadn't made 'The Last Kiss'...

4. Donnie Darko (2001)

An amazing tribute to 80's pop music. The soundtrack is highlighted by Gary Jules cover of "Mad World," but features such classics as Joy Division's "Love will tear us apart" and Echo and the Bunnymen's "The Killing Moon."
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An amazing tribute to 80's pop music. The soundtrack is highlighted by Gary Jules cover of "Mad World," but features such classics as Joy Division's "Love will tear us apart" and Echo and the Bunnymen's "The Killing Moon."

3. (500) Days of Summer (2009)

Alright, I'll admit it: I'm a sucker for a good rom-com. Especially when it has JGL dancing to "You make my dreams."
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Alright, I'll admit it: I'm a sucker for a good rom-com. Especially when it has JGL dancing to "You make my dreams."

2. The Graduate (1967)

Mike Nichols knows how to elevate a film using the score. Simon & Garfunkle add a truly beautiful (and occasionally haunting) sound to an absolutely amazing film. My favorites: "Mrs. Robinson," April come she will," and of course "The sound of silence."
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Mike Nichols knows how to elevate a film using the score. Simon & Garfunkle add a truly beautiful (and occasionally haunting) sound to an absolutely amazing film. My favorites: "Mrs. Robinson," April come she will," and of course "The sound of silence."

1. Rushmore (1998)

My personal favorite Wes Anderson film. Cat Stevens' "Here Comes my Baby" and John Lennon's "Oh Yoko!" made it onto every mix tape I ever made. That last one probably wasn't a good sign, but whatever.
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My personal favorite Wes Anderson film. Cat Stevens' "Here Comes my Baby" and John Lennon's "Oh Yoko!" made it onto every mix tape I ever made. That last one probably wasn't a good sign, but whatever.

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