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Best film soundtracks

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Can a song save your life? It can certainly enhance a scene in ways unexpected and transformative—whether the song pre-existed, or was written expressly for the film. Past Showdowns have searched for the best music docs and your favorite fictional bands. We also uncovered the perfect instrumental score. Now, we want your top ten song-driven soundtracks (no straight-up musicals, we've been there, too). Whether created by one artist or many, whether the songs are diegetic or atmospheric, we’re looking for the soundtracks that had an impact, revived a career, started a movement, pulled baby outta that corner. So do the right thing midnight cowboys, and take us on a magical mystery tour.

Most mentioned

  • Baby Driver
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  • The Graduate
  • Call Me by Your Name
  • Almost Famous
  • Drive
  • Trainspotting
  • Dazed and Confused
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  • Kill Bill: Vol. 1
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • Boogie Nights
  • The Royal Tenenbaums
  • O Brother, Where Art Thou?
  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • GoodFellas
  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
  • Reservoir Dogs

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