The greatest soundtracks in movie history

Grease - 1978
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly - 1966
The Mission - 1986
The Lion King - 1994
Titanic - 1997
Jaws - 1975
The Godfather - 1972
Dirty Dancing - 1987
The Pink Panther - 1963
Star Wars - 1977
La La Land - 2016
Harry Potter - 2001
The Matrix - 1999
Forrest Gump - 1994
Pulp Fiction - 1994
Pirates of the Caribbean - 2003
Schindler's List - 1993
Avatar - 2009
The Sound of Music - 1965
Gladiator - 2000
Joker - 2019
The Lord of the Rings - 2001
Gone with the Wind - 1939
Breakfast at Tiffany's - 1961
Chicago - 2002
La vita é bella (Life is Beautiful) - 1997
The Pianist - 2002
Amélie - 2001
Back to the Future - 1985
The Nightmare before Christmas - 1993
The Piano - 1993
The Chorus (Les Choristes) - 2004
Cabaret - 1972
Legends of the Fall - 1994
Moulin Rouge! - 2001
Psycho - 1960
Interstellar - 2014
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial - 1982
The Dark Knight - 2008
Jurassic Park - 1993
Casablanca - 1942
Out of Africa - 1985
Grease - 1978

Director: Randal Kleiser

Awards: nominated for the Oscars for Best Song for 'Hopelessly Devoted to You,' composed by John Farrar, and for the Golden Globe in the same category for the songs 'You're the One That I Want' by the same composer and 'Grease' by Frankie Valli.

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly - 1966

Director: Sergio Leone

Composer: Ennio Morricone

Awards: At the time of its release in 1966, this film's soundtrack did not win any prizes. But over time, Morricone's "ah-ee-ah-ee-ah" composition became legendary. He got a special award for it at the Grammy Hall of Fame.

The Mission - 1986

Director: Roland Joffé

Composer: Ennio Morricone

Awards: A Golden Globe and BAFTA for Best Original Score as well as an Oscar nomination.

The Lion King - 1994

Directors: Rob Minkoff and Roger Allers

Composers: Tim Rice and Elton John were the creators of the lyrics, while the music was provided by Hans Zimmer

Awards: two Golden Globes and two Oscars in the categories of Best Soundtrack and Best Original Song for 'Can you feel the love tonight'.

This soundtrack is the only one that has gotten a diamond certification from the Recording Industry Association of America.

Titanic - 1997

Director: James Cameron

Composer: James Horner

Awards: In 1998 it won the Oscar in the category of Best Soundtrack. 'My Heart Will Go On,' performed by Céline Dion, also won the Oscar for Best Original Song.

The original soundtrack managed to become one of the biggest sellers in history with over 30 million copies.

Jaws - 1975

Director: Steven Spielberg

Composer: John Williams

Awards: an Oscar for Best Soundtrack.

Some time after its release, the soundtrack of the film ranked sixth of the best soundtracks ever, according to the American Film Institute.

The Godfather - 1972

Director: Francis Ford Coppola

Composer: Nino Rota and Carmine Coppola

Awards: The second part 'The Godfather II' (1974) won the Oscar for Original Music

The first part of the saga was nominated for an Oscar for best soundtrack, but the Academy disqualified the composer because he had used the same music as another film: 'Fortunella'.

Dirty Dancing - 1987

Director: Emilie Ardolino

Composer: John Morris

Awards: 'The Time of My Life' won a Grammy in 1988 for best duo and both the Oscar and the Golden Globe for Best Original Song.

The Pink Panther - 1963

Director: Blake Edwards

Composer: Henry Mancini

Awards: 'The Pink Panther Theme,' a universally recognizable tune, won three Grammy Awards.

Star Wars - 1977

Director: George Lucas

Composer: John Williams

Awards: A Grammy for Best Original Score - Motion Picture and an Oscar in the category of Best Music, Original Score.

The soundtrack of 'Episode IV - A New Hope', renamed in 1999, was recognized as the most memorable film music of all time in 2005 by the American Film Institute.

La La Land - 2016

Director: Damien Chazelle.

Composer: Justin Hurwitz

Awards: two Golden Globes and two Oscars in the categories of Best Soundtrack and Best Original Song for 'City of Stars'.

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Harry Potter - 2001

Directors: David Yates, Chris Columbus, Alfonso Cuarón and Mike Newell

Composers: John Williams, Mike Newell, Nicholas Hooper and Alexandre Desplat

Awards: The first three parts, for which John Williams was the composer, were nominated for an Oscar for Best Soundtrack.

The Matrix - 1999

Directors: the Wachowski sisters

Composer: The soundtrack of the first film consisted of the electronic music of Don Davis and songs of rock and metal groups like Deftones, Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie and Rage Against the Machine.

Awards: It was nominated for a Grammy and a Brit Award for Best Soundtrack.

Forrest Gump - 1994

Director: Robert Zemeckis.

Composer: Its soundtrack is composed of 32 well-known pop and rock songs such as 'Hound Dog' by Elvis Presley. The exception was the original song composed by Alvan Silvestri, exclusively for the film.

Awards: The film's soundtrack was an Oscar and Golden Globe Award nominee

The soundtrack of 'Forrest Gump' reached the second place in Billboard magazine's ranking and is one of the best selling musical albums in the United States.

Pulp Fiction - 1994

Director: Quentin Tarantino

Composer: The soundtrack is a selection of songs chosen by the director himself, including 'Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon' by Urge Overkill and 'Son of a Preacher Man' by Dusty Sprignfield

Awards: Brit Award for Best Soundtrack

Pirates of the Caribbean - 2003

Directors: Gore Verbinski, Espen Sandberg, Joachim Ronning and Rob Marshall

Composers: The first four parts of the saga have music by Hans Zimmer, but in the fifth part, 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales' (2017) Zimmer left the composition to one of his protegés, Geoff Zanadelli.

Schindler's List - 1993

Director: Steven Spielberg

Composer: John Williams

Awards: Oscar for Best Original Soundtrack

Avatar - 2009

Director: James Cameron

Composer: James Horner

Awards: Nominations for the Golden Globe and Oscar for Best Soundtrack.

The Sound of Music - 1965

Director: Robert Wise

Composer: Irwin Kostal

Awards: Oscar for Best Soundtrack

Gladiator - 2000

Director: Ridley Scott

Composers: Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard

Awards: Nominated for the Oscar and winner of the Golden Globe for Best Original Soundtrack

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Joker - 2019

Director: Todd Phillips

Composer: Hildur Guðnadóttir

Awards: Golden Globe and Oscar in the category for Best Original Soundtrack

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The Lord of the Rings - 2001

Director: Peter Jackson

Composer: Howard Shore

Awards: Oscars for 'The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring' (2001) and 'The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King' (2003)

Gone with the Wind - 1939

Director: Victor Fleming

Composer: Max Steiner

Awards: An Oscar nomination for Best Sound Recording

Breakfast at Tiffany's - 1961

Director: Blake Edwards

Composers: Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer

Awards: the film won two Oscars in the categories of Best Music and Original Song, the latter for the well-known ballad 'Moon River'.

Chicago - 2002

Director: Rob Marshall

Composers: John Kander, Fred Ebb and Danny Elfman

Awards: 'I move on' was nominated for an Oscar in the category Best Original Song

La vita é bella (Life is Beautiful) - 1997

Director: Roberto Benigni

Composer: Nicola Piovani

Awards: Oscar for Best Original Soundtrack

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The Pianist - 2002

Director: Roman Polanski

Composers: a compilation of songs by Frédéric Chopin and the theme number is by Wojciech Kilar

Awards: The film won a César Award in the category of Best Music Written for a Film.

Amélie - 2001

Original title: 'Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain'

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Composer: Tann Tiersen

Awards: A César Award in the category of Best Music

Back to the Future - 1985

Director: Robert Zemeckis.

Composer: Alan Silvestri

Awards: nominated for Best Soundtrack at the Grammy Awards and for Best Music, Original Song, and Best Soundtrack at the Oscars.

The Nightmare before Christmas - 1993

Director: Henry Selick

Composer: Danny Elfman

Awards: Winner in the category Best Music by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films.

The Piano - 1993

Director: Jane Campion.

Composer: Michael Nyman

Awards: Best Original Soundtrack at the Australian Film Institute Awards and at the Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

The Chorus (Les Choristes) - 2004

Director: Christophe Barratier

Composer: Nicolas Porte

Awards: The song 'Vois sur ton chemin' composed by Bruno Coulais was nominated for the Oscar in the category of Best Original Song and the music won the César Award.

Cabaret - 1972

Director: Bob Fosse

Composer: Ralph Burns

Awards: An Oscar in the category of Best Music, Original Song, Score and/or Adaptation and Best Sound. It also won a BAFTA Film Award in the category of Best Soundtrack.

Legends of the Fall - 1994

Director: Edward Zwick

Composer: James Horner

Awards: Nominated for a Golden Globe Award and an Oscar for Best Soundtrack

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Moulin Rouge! - 2001

Director: Baz Luhrmann

Composer: Craig Armstrong

Awards: This musical won the BAFTA Award for Best Original Music and the Golden Globe in the category of Best Soundtrack

Psycho - 1960

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Composer: Bernard Herrmann

The violence of the violins, simulating a stabbing sound in the legendary shower scene of the film, have become cinema history.

Interstellar - 2014

Director: Christopher Nolan

Composer: The entire soundtrack was composed by Hans Zimmer, except for the song 'Do not go gentle into that good night', written by the British poet and writer Dylan Thomas.

Awards: nominated for Best Soundtrack at the Oscars and Golden Globe Awards. It won the Saturn Award for Best Soundtrack.

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial - 1982

Director: Steven Spielberg

Composer: John Williams

Awards: It won Oscars in the categories of Best Music, Original Score and Best Sound.

The Dark Knight - 2008

Director: Christopher Nolan

Composers: Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard, the composers of 'Batman Begins,' returned to provide the sequel with its soundtrac.

Awards: A Grammy Award for Best Soundtrack Album. It was also nominted for a BAFTA Award and Hans Zimmer for the Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music.

Jurassic Park - 1993

Director: Steven Spielberg

Composer: John Williams

Awards: The film was a Grammy Award nominee for Best Soundtrack.

Casablanca - 1942

Director: Michael Curtiz

Composer: Max Steiner

Awards: This legendary film was an Oscar nominee for Best Music and Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture. Play it (again), Sam!

Out of Africa - 1985

Filmaker: Sydney Pollack

Composer: John Barry

Awards: This film won and Oscar in the category of Best Music, Original Score, and a Golden Globe in the category of Best Original Score for a Motion Picture.

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