30 Outstanding Movie Soundtracksby pawcio | created - 04 Aug 2011 | updated - 31 Aug 2011 | Public
...and two to boot!
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1. The Mission (1986)
PG | 125 min | Adventure, Drama, History
Eighteenth century Spanish Jesuits try to protect a remote South American tribe in danger of falling under the rule of pro-slavery Portugal.
Votes: 48,062 | Gross: $17.22M
2. Rocky (1976)
PG | 120 min | Drama, Sport
Rocky Balboa, a small-time boxer, gets a supremely rare chance to fight heavy-weight champion Apollo Creed in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.
Votes: 423,697 | Gross: $117.24M
3. Emma (1996)
PG | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
In rural 1800s England things go bad for a young matchmaker after she finds a man for another woman.
Votes: 30,361 | Gross: $22.20M
4. The Hours (2002)
PG-13 | 110 min | Drama, Romance
The story of how the novel "Mrs. Dalloway" affects three generations of women, all of whom, in one way or another, have had to deal with suicide in their lives.
Votes: 109,326 | Gross: $41.68M
5. Green Card (1990)
PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A man wanting to stay in the US enters into a marriage of convenience, but it turns into more than that.
Votes: 19,759 | Gross: $29.89M
6. Blade Runner (1982)
R | 117 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
A blade runner must pursue and try to terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth to find their creator.
Votes: 548,035 | Gross: $27.00M
7. Highlander (1986)
R | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
An immortal Scottish swordsman must confront the last of his immortal opponent, a murderously brutal barbarian who lusts for the fabled "Prize".
Votes: 105,772 | Gross: $5.90M
8. Gladiator (2000)
R | 155 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
When a Roman General is betrayed, and his family murdered by an emperor's corrupt son, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge.
Votes: 1,094,096 | Gross: $187.71M
9. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
PG-13 | 164 min | Western
A mysterious stranger with a harmonica joins forces with a notorious desperado to protect a beautiful widow from a ruthless assassin working for the railroad.
Votes: 242,438 | Gross: $5.32M
10. 300 mil do nieba (1989)
90 min | Biography, Drama
Based on a true story dating back to 1985 when two Polish boys, a teenager and his little brother, escaped from communist Poland all the way to Sweden, hidden under a truck. In the movie, their destination has been changed to Denmark.
11. 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)
PG-13 | 154 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
Christopher Columbus' discovery of the Americas and the effect this has on the indigenous people.
Votes: 24,419 | Gross: $7.19M
12. The Sound of Music (1965)
G | 174 min | Biography, Drama, Family
A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower.
Votes: 163,563 | Gross: $163.21M
Rodgers & Hammerstein
13. Chariots of Fire (1981)
PG | 125 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Two British track athletes, one a determined Jew, and the other a devout Christian, compete in the 1924 Olympics.
Votes: 44,757 | Gross: $58.97M
14. Moulin Rouge! (2001)
PG-13 | 127 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
A poet falls for a beautiful courtesan whom a jealous duke covets.
Votes: 238,678 | Gross: $57.39M
15. The Ghost Writer (2010)
PG-13 | 128 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A ghost writer, hired to complete the memoirs of a former British Prime Minister, uncovers secrets that put his own life in jeopardy.
Votes: 141,220 | Gross: $15.54M
16. Pan Tadeusz (1999)
147 min | Drama, History, Romance
In the early 1810s, Poles, part of Russia's client state of Lithuania, think independence will come if they join forces with Napoleon when he invades Russia. This unity of purpose, in one ... See full summary »
17. The Big Blue (1988)
R | 168 min | Adventure, Drama, Sport
The rivalry between Enzo and Jacques, two childhood friends and now world-renowned free divers, becomes a beautiful and perilous journey into oneself and the unknown.
Votes: 41,214 | Gross: $3.50M
18. Jungle Fever (1991)
R | 132 min | Drama, Romance
Friends and family of a married black architect react in different ways to his affair with an Italian secretary.
Votes: 14,444 | Gross: $32.48M
19. The Piano (1993)
R | 121 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A mute woman is sent to 1850s New Zealand along with her young daughter and prized piano for an arranged marriage to a wealthy landowner, but is soon lusted after by a local worker on the plantation.
Votes: 68,582 | Gross: $40.16M
20. Escape from New York (1981)
R | 99 min | Action, Sci-Fi
In 1997, when the U.S. president crashes into Manhattan, now a giant maximum security prison, a convicted bank robber is sent in to rescue him.
Votes: 101,765 | Gross: $25.24M
John Carpenter, Alan Howarth
21. Grease (1978)
PG-13 | 110 min | Musical, Romance
Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. When they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?
Votes: 187,807 | Gross: $188.76M
22. Midnight Express (1978)
R | 121 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Billy Hayes, an American college student, is caught smuggling drugs out of Turkey and thrown into prison.
Votes: 59,816 | Gross: $35.00M
23. Thor (2011)
PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
The powerful, but arrogant god Thor, is cast out of Asgard to live amongst humans in Midgard (Earth), where he soon becomes one of their finest defenders.
Votes: 596,446 | Gross: $181.03M
24. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
PG | 102 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas to a magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home in Kansas and help her friends as well.
Votes: 320,710 | Gross: $22.20M
25. Il Postino (1994)
PG | 108 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Simple Italian postman learns to love poetry while delivering mail to a famous poet; he uses this to woo local beauty Beatrice.
Votes: 28,272 | Gross: $21.85M
26. Flashdance (1983)
R | 95 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A Pittsburgh woman with two jobs as a welder and an exotic dancer wants to get into ballet school.
Votes: 39,042 | Gross: $94.90M
27. 25th Hour (2002)
R | 135 min | Drama
Cornered by the DEA, convicted New York drug dealer Montgomery Brogan reevaluates his life in the 24 remaining hours before facing a seven-year jail term.
Votes: 156,992 | Gross: $13.06M
28. Enter the Dragon (1973)
R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A martial artist agrees to spy on a reclusive crime lord using his invitation to a tournament there as cover.
Votes: 83,045 | Gross: $25.00M
29. Bandyta (1997)
102 min | Drama
In the start of the 1990s, the British government decided to send prisoners with short sentences to serve abroad. Some went to Romania, to serve in schools, orphanages, and hospitals. Some were brutal beasts.
30. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
The Bride wakens from a four-year coma. The child she carried in her womb is gone. Now she must wreak vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her - a team she was once part of.
Votes: 817,573 | Gross: $70.10M
31. The Magnificent Seven (1960)
Approved | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Western
An oppressed Mexican peasant village hires seven gunfighters to help defend their homes.
Votes: 75,028 | Gross: $4.91M