IMDb Poll Board's Movie Playlists

by ElMaruecan82 | created - 01 Nov 2019 | updated - 16 Jun 2020 | Public

A song can either capture the mood and spirit of the film with nothing but simple words and a catchy melody or magically transcend the limits of its narrative. And sometimes it can do without the pretension of meaningfulness and be just one of the best things about the film... if not the best.

IMDb Poll Board members have been asked to come up with their 10 favorite movie songs, the choice wasn't easy but the result is an interesting set of 20 movie playlists (songs, not scores or themes) and we're asking you:

Which playlist comes the closest to what would be *your* personal choice?

After voting, you may discuss the list here

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1. Aladdin (1992)

G | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

86 Metascore

A kindhearted street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true.

Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker | Stars: Scott Weinger, Robin Williams, Linda Larkin, Jonathan Freeman

Votes: 411,378 | Gross: $217.35M

(ElMo’s playlist) "Prince Ali" (Aladdin) "Shout" (Animal House) "Be My Baby" (Mean Streets) "Suicide is Painless" (MASH) "Mrs. Robinson" (The Graduate) "Here’s to You" (Sacco and Vanzetti) "To Sir, With Love" (To Sir, With Love) "Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling" (High Noon) "Blame Canada" (South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut) "Que Sera Sera (Whatever Will be Will be)" (The Man Who Knew Too Much)

2. Footloose (1984)

PG | 107 min | Drama, Music, Romance

42 Metascore

A city teenager moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace.

Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer, John Lithgow, Dianne Wiest

Votes: 80,033 | Gross: $80.04M

(Breumaster’s playlist) "Footloose" (Footloose) "My Sharona" (Super 8) "Ballroom Blitz" (Hot Fuzz) "Back in Black" (Iron Man) "All Right Now" (American Beauty) "It's Now or Never" (The In-Laws) "Power of Love" (Back to the future) "We Will Rock You" (Bohamian Rhapsody) "Who Wants to Live Forever" (Highlander) "What a Wonderful World" (Happy New Year)

3. Commando (1985)

R | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

51 Metascore

A retired Special Forces colonel tries to save his daughter, who was abducted by his former subordinate.

Director: Mark L. Lester | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rae Dawn Chong, Dan Hedaya, Vernon Wells

Votes: 159,978 | Gross: $35.10M

(NarniaisAwesome’s playlist) "Separate Ways" (TRON: Legacy) "Queen of Mean" (Descendants 3) "Invincible" (Legend of Billie Jean) "Edge of a Dream" (Space Mutiny) "Take My Breath Away" (Top Gun) "Against the Ninja" (Miami Connection) "Send Me an Angel by Real Life" (The Wizard) "St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion)" (St. Elmo's Fire) "We Accept the Challenge" (Rock'n'Roll Nightmare) "Constant as the Stars Above" (Barbie as Rapunzel)

4. Light of Day (1987)

PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Music

55 Metascore

A pair of siblings must choose whether to pursue their dream of touring with their rock band or support their family and stay in Cleveland, Ohio.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Gena Rowlands, Joan Jett, Michael McKean

Votes: 2,877 | Gross: $10.49M

(rocky-o’s playlist) "Light of Day" (Light of Day) "I'm Tired" (Blazing Saddles) "Fire Down Below" (The Rose) "Licence to Kill" (Licence to Kill) "Ballin' the Jack" (That's My Boy) "Iko iko...the Mystery" (Satisfaction) "Try a Little Tenderness" (The Commitments) "I'm Going Home" (The Rocky Horror Picture Show) "The Pilgrim" (The Life and Hard Times of Guy Terrifico) "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" (Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid)

5. Django (1966)

Not Rated | 91 min | Action, Western

75 Metascore

A coffin-dragging gunslinger and a half-breed prostitute become embroiled in a bitter feud between a Klan of Southern racists and a band of Mexican Revolutionaries.

Director: Sergio Corbucci | Stars: Franco Nero, José Canalejas, José Bódalo, Loredana Nusciak

Votes: 27,946 | Gross: $0.03M

(albstein’s playlist) "Django" (Django) "Relax" (Body Double) "Lose Yourself" (8 Mile) "Wicked Game" (Wild at Heart) "Blue Monday" (Atomic Blonde) "Fly Like an Eagle" (Space Jam) "Push it to the Limit" (Scarface) "Stayin' Alive" (Saturday Night Fever) "Strawberry Letter 23" (Jackie Brown) "The Sound of Silence" (The Graduate)

6. Mean Guns (1997)

R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

100 people, who have betrayed The Syndicate, are gathered in a prison opening the next day. They are given weapons and 6 hours to kill each other. The 3 remaining share $10,000,000.

Director: Albert Pyun | Stars: Christopher Lambert, Ice-T, Michael Halsey, Deborah Van Valkenburgh

Votes: 4,520

(Nikolay Yeromin’s playlist) "Adios" (Mean Guns) "Just an Illusion" (F/X) "Under Your Spell" (Drive) "Killing Moon" (Donnie Darko) "Zvezda po imeni Solntse" (Igla) "I'm Deranged (Edit)" (Lost Highway) "Princes of the Universe" (Highlander) "In a Moonlit Night" (In Una Ntte di Chiaro di Luna) "V nebi kanareechka litaye" (Za dvoma zaytsiamy ) "You Got Me Burning in the Third Degree" (The Terminator)

7. Into the Wild (2007)

R | 148 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

73 Metascore

After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.

Director: Sean Penn | Stars: Emile Hirsch, Vince Vaughn, Catherine Keener, Marcia Gay Harden

Votes: 617,380 | Gross: $18.35M

(joe siegel’s playlist) "Society" (Into the Wild) "Brian Song" (Life of Brian) "Jungle Boogie" (Pulp Fiction) "Push it to the Limit" (Scarface) "Where is my Mind" (Fight Club) "Cat People" (Inglorious Basterds) "Paint it Black" (Full Metal Jacket) "Best of My Love" (Boogie Nights) "Johnny B. Goode" (Back to the Future) "Mrs Robinson" (The Wolf of Wall Street)

8. Shrek (2001)

PG | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

84 Metascore

A mean lord exiles fairytale creatures to the swamp of a grumpy ogre, who must go on a quest and rescue a princess for the lord in order to get his land back.

Directors: Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson | Stars: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, John Lithgow

Votes: 666,734 | Gross: $267.67M

(rubyfruit’s playlist) "Hallelujah" (Shrek) "Wise Up" (Magnolia) "Fall On Me" (10,000 Saints) "Live to Tell" (At Close Range) "Mrs. Robinson" (The Graduate) "Sounds of Silence" (The Graduate) "To Sir with Love" (To Sir with Love) "Fight the Power" (Do the Right Thing) "These Are Days" (Bringing Out the Dead) "Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon" (Pulp Fiction)

9. Magnolia (1999)

R | 188 min | Drama

77 Metascore

An epic mosaic of interrelated characters in search of love, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Tom Cruise, Jason Robards, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Votes: 310,616 | Gross: $22.46M

(Stephen Atwood’s playlist) "Save Me" (Magnolia) "Magic Dance" (Labyrinth) "As Time Goes By" (Casablanca) "Little Person" (Synecdoche, New York) "Making of Cyborg" (Ghost in the Shell) "Sigh No More" (Much Ado About Nothing) "Jump in the Line (Shake Señora)" (Beetlejuice) "This is Halloween" (Nightmare Before Christmas) "Why Don't You Do Right?" (Who Framed Roger Rabbit) "La Resistance (Medley)" ( South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut)

10. The Party (1980)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

This is the story about a teenage girl's first love experiences.

Director: Claude Pinoteau | Stars: Claude Brasseur, Brigitte Fossey, Sophie Marceau, Denise Grey

Votes: 9,353

(Pencho15’s playlist) "Reality" (La boum) "Je vole" (La famille Bélier) "Cheek to Cheek" (Top Hat) "On My Own" (Les Misèrables) "Attachez-Moi" (Faoubourg 36) "I Feel Pretty" (West Side Story) "It Won't Be Long" (Across the Universe) "Singin' in the Rain" (Singin' in the Rain) "All You Need is Love" (Yellow Submarine) "A Million Dreams" (The Greatest Showman)

11. Caddyshack (1980)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Sport

48 Metascore

An exclusive golf course has to deal with a brash new member and a destructive dancing gopher.

Director: Harold Ramis | Stars: Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Bill Murray, Ted Knight

Votes: 117,337 | Gross: $39.85M

(Ed Jones' playlist) "I'm Alright" (Caddyshack) "Call Me" (American Gigolo) "Mrs. Robinson" (The Graduate) "Jump into the Fire" (Goodfellas) "Real Wild Child" (Pretty Woman) "Wind Beneath My Wings" (Beaches) "Stayin' Alive" (Saturday Night Fever) "Gimme Some Lovin" (Days of Thunder) "Everyday Is a Winding Road" (Erin Brockovich) "I Got You (I Feel Good)" (Good Morning, Vietnam)

12. Frozen (I) (2013)

PG | 102 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

75 Metascore

When the newly crowned Queen Elsa accidentally uses her power to turn things into ice to curse her home in infinite winter, her sister Anna teams up with a mountain man, his playful reindeer, and a snowman to change the weather condition.

Directors: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee | Stars: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad

Votes: 617,076 | Gross: $400.74M

(Jessica’s playlist) "Let It Go" (Frozen) "Starman" (The Martian) "The Scientist" (Wicker Park) "Colors of the Wind" (Pocahontas) "Another Day of Sun" (La La Land) "Edge of Night" (The Return of the King) "Once Upon a Dream" (Sleeping Beauty) "I Don't Want To Miss a Thing" (Armageddon) "Ecstasy of Gold" (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly) "God Gave Rock 'N' Roll To You II" (Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey)

13. Drive (I) (2011)

R | 100 min | Action, Drama

78 Metascore

An action drama about a mysterious Hollywood stuntman and mechanic who moonlights as a getaway driver, and finds himself in trouble when he helps out his neighbor.

Director: Nicolas Winding Refn | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Albert Brooks

Votes: 627,793 | Gross: $35.06M

(mihailo.razvigor's playlist) ''Real Human Being'' (Drive) ''The Song'' (Song of the Sea) ''Walking in the Air'' (The Snowman) ''Techno Syndrome'' (Mortal Kombat) ''Worthless'' (The Brave Little Toaster) ''The Last Unicorn'' (The Last Unicorn) ''Flight of Dragons'' (The Flight of Dragons) ''Who is the Boss'' (Felix the Cat: The Movie) ''You Only Live Twice'' (You Only Live Twice) ''Through Heaven's Eyes'' (The Prince of Egypt)

14. Melancholia (2011)

R | 135 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

80 Metascore

Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland, Alexander Skarsgård

Votes: 181,454 | Gross: $3.03M

(cinephile's playlist) "She" (Melancholia) "Elysium" (Gladiator) "City of Stars" (La La Land) "Now you are free" (Gladiator) "Mes emmerdes" (Julia and Julia) "Parla Piu Piano" (The Godfather) "I will always love you" (Bodyguard) "Que sera sera" (The Man Who Knew Too Much) "May It Be" (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring) "A Knife in the Dark" (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring)

15. Deadpool 2 (2018)

R | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

66 Metascore

Foul-mouthed mutant mercenary Wade Wilson (a.k.a. Deadpool) assembles a team of fellow mutant rogues to protect a young boy with supernatural abilities from the brutal, time-traveling cyborg Cable.

Director: David Leitch | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennison

Votes: 565,622 | Gross: $324.59M

(Paok's playlist) "Ashes" (Deadpool 2) "Remember Me"(Troy) "See You Again"(Furious 7) "Stand By Me"(Stand By Me) "Eye of the Tiger"(Rocky III) "Circle of Life"(The Lion King) "My Heart Will Go On"(Titanic) "Don't You Forget About Me"(The Breakfast Club) "The Last Goodbye"(The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies) "Into the West"(The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King)

16. The Matrix (1999)

R | 136 min | Action, Sci-Fi

73 Metascore

When a beautiful stranger leads computer hacker Neo to a forbidding underworld, he discovers the shocking truth--the life he knows is the elaborate deception of an evil cyber-intelligence.

Directors: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving

Votes: 1,879,439 | Gross: $171.48M

(James’ playlist) ”Wake Up" (The Matrix) ”Goldfinger" (Goldfinger) ”The End" (Apocalypse Now) ”Lust for Life" (Trainspotting) ”Eye of the Tiger" (Rocky III) ”Mrs. Robinson" (The Graduate) ”You've Got a Friend in Me" (Toy Story) ”Rainbow Connection" (The Muppet Movie) ”Shotgun Safari" (Dragged Across Concrete) ”Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" (Life of Brian)

17. 8 Mile (2002)

R | 110 min | Drama, Music

77 Metascore

A young rapper, struggling with every aspect of his life, wants to make it big but his friends and foes make this odyssey of rap harder than it may seem.

Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Eminem, Brittany Murphy, Kim Basinger, Mekhi Phifer

Votes: 284,790 | Gross: $116.72M

(Silitonga’s playlist) ”Lose Yourself” (8 Mile) ”Circle of Life” (The Lion King) ”My Heart Will Go On” (Titanic) ”All The Way” (The Joker is Wild) ”White Christmas” (Holiday Inn) ”Take My Breath Away” (Top Gun) ”Mystery of Love” (Call Me By Your Name) ”I Will Always Love You” (The Bodyguard) ”How Do You Keep The Music Playing” (Best Friends) ”Into the West” (The Lord of the Rings : The Return of the King]

18. Badlapur (2015)

Not Rated | 134 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Raghu begins walking a fine line between good and evil as he exacts violent revenge on two criminals who killed his family 15 years ago.

Director: Sriram Raghavan | Stars: Varun Dhawan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Yami Gautam, Huma Qureshi

Votes: 23,919 | Gross: $0.37M

(Bonafide’s playlist) ”Judaai” (Badlapur) ”Tere Liye” (Veer-Zaara) ”Django” (Django Unchained) ”Little Green Bag” (Reservoir Dogs) ”Everybody Knows” (Justice League) ”Standing In The Rain” (Suicide Squad) ”Brucia la Terra” (The Godfather Part III) ”Bohemian Rhapsody” (Bohemian Rhapsody) ”Time in a Bottle” (X-Men: Days of Future Past) ”Can't Help Falling in Love” (Blade Runner 2049)

19. MASH (1970)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, War

80 Metascore

The staff of a Korean War field hospital use humor and high jinks to keep their sanity in the face of the horror of war.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould, Tom Skerritt, Sally Kellerman

Votes: 72,892 | Gross: $81.60M

(Dracko’s’ playlist) ”Hallelujah” (Shrek) ”I'm Easy” (Nashville) ”The Rose” (The Rose) ”The End” (Apocalypse Now) ”Suicide is Painless” (MASH) ”Gimme Shelter” (The Departed) ”The Man That Got Away” (A Star is Born) ”The Stranger Song” (McCabe & Mrs Miller) ”Can You Feel the Love Tonight” (The Lion King) ”Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darling” (High Noon)

20. Ondine (2009)

PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

65 Metascore

An Irish fisherman discovers a woman in his fishing net whom his precocious daughter believes to be a selkie.

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Colin Farrell, Alicja Bachleda, Dervla Kirwan, Alison Barry

Votes: 21,461 | Gross: $0.55M

(riverotter’s’ playlist) "Braille" (Ondine) "Ave Maria" (The Mission) "I'm Alright" (Caddyshack) "Dream Away" (Time Bandits) "Weird Science" (Weird Science) "Live or Let Die" (Live or Let Die) "Scarborough Fair" (The Graduate) "White Christmas" (White Christmas) "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" (Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid) "No More Lonely Nights" (Give My Regards to Broadstreet)

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