16 Incredible Old-School Movie Soundtracks We'll Never Stop Jamming Out To

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As every cinephile and/or music junkie knows, a film's soundtrack is just as important as its actors, directors, and screenplay: The perfect song can set the mood for a scene like nothing else, and the perfect movie score can take it one step further, setting the mood for some of the most memorable times your life -- and capturing the vibe of some of the most memorable times in history.


Here are 16 movie soundtracks that will go down in history as musical masterpieces -- and for turning countless moviegoers on to some of the most important artists of our time. (Plus, they're just plain awesome to play on repeat!)


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