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The Best Original Motion Picture Soundtracks

Updated on March 21, 2015

The List

Original movie soundtracks can add an incredible depth and dimension to bland films and make otherwise spectacular films seem transcendent.

Off the top of my head I came up with a list of soundtracks that stood out in my mind long after I had seen the accompanying movie. This is, therefore, by no means an all-inclusive list. I'll probably think of others the moment I publish this.

Also, the list is in no order -- I couldn't manage that.

There were a number of films I considered, but dismissed because only their main theme was impressive. I wanted to compile a list of films where the soundtracks played a significant part in the entire motion picture.

I did not include films like "2001" or "Clockwork Orange" because the soundtracks were mostly taken or derived from well-known (or lesser known) classics. For the same reason I did not include films like "Phantom of the Opera" because the scores were not written exclusively for the screen.

So, this is what leaked out of my immediate consciousness:

Superman the Movie

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Jurassic Park

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The Magnificent Seven

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The Great Escape

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Chariots of Fire

Gone With the Wind



The Way We Were

Star Trek: The Voyage Home

Star Trek: Generations

The Razor's Edge

Miss Potter


A Passage to India


Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Dark City

Doctor Zhivago

From Dusk Till Dawn

Jeremiah Johnson

Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring



Raiders of the Lost Ark

The Age of Innocence

The Bounty

The Godfather I & II

The Last Temptation of Christ

The Mission




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      CJ Kelly 3 years ago from Auburn, WA

      Great list. Butch Cassidy would be my #1. Patton's score excellent too. Voted up and shared.