Best soundtracks by year

Here’s my list, updated for soundtracks I became aware of in 2015. The big winner from the past year’s soundtracks is Tommorowland.

Year Winner Runner Ups Honourable Mentions
2015 Tomorrowland Inside Out Ant-Man
Jurassic World Avengers: Age of Ultron
Mad Max: Fury Road Pitch Perfect 2
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
2014 How to Train Your Dragon 2 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Edge of Tomorrow Maleficent
Guardians of the Galaxy X-Men: Days of Future Past
2013 Saving Mr. Banks Despicable Me 2 The Croods
Man of Steel Frozen
Star Trek Into Darkness Snowpiercer
Thor: The Dark World
2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey The Avengers Brave
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Cloud Atlas
Prometheus Pitch Perfect
Skyfall Sherlock — Series 1
Snow White and the Huntsman
2011 The Way Back Captain America Hugo
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol The King’s Speech
One Day Thor
X-Men: First Class
2010 How to Train Your Dragon Alice in Wonderland Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1
Inception Iron Man 2
Lost — The Final Season Salt
Robin Hood
2009 Star Trek Avatar Coraline
Up Lost — Season 4 An Education
Sherlock Holmes The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
2008 WALL-E Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Score Changeling
The Dark Knight Hancock
Lost — Season 3 Quantum of Solace
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa The X-Files: I Want to Believe
2007 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Atonement The Bourne Ultimatum
Enchanted Juno
Stardust Ocean’s Thirteen
2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest The Incredibles Casino Royale
The Lake House Lady in the Water
Lost — Season 2 Wah-Wah
X-Men: The Last Stand
2005 Inside Man Batman Begins Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Firefly Memoirs of a Geisha
Madagascar Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Water Never Let Me Go
2004 A Very Long Engagement Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events
The Village National Treasure
Ocean’s Twelve
2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Finding Nemo The Last Samurai
The Italian Job School of Rock
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl X-Men 2
The Triplets of Belleville
2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Once More, With Feeling Catch Me If You Can
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Spider-Man
Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Star Trek: Nemesis
2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Amelie Donnie Darko
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Legally Blonde
Monsoon Wedding Moulin Rouge!
Monsters, Inc. Ocean’s Eleven
Shrek Planet of the Apes
2000 O Brother, Where Art Thou? Requiem for a Dream Cast Away
1999 Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Chicken Run American Beauty
Star Trek: Insurrection Instinct
Toy Story 2 The Matrix
The World is Not Enough
1998 Dark City Antz Circle of Friends
A Bug’s Life Crusoe
Life is Beautiful Highlander
Pleasantville The Mask of Zorro
The Truman Show The X-Files
1997 The Sweet Hereafter The Fifth Element Alien Resurrection
The Lost World: Jurassic Park Air Force One
Men in Black Contact
Titanic The Winter Guest
1996 Star Trek: First Contact The Rock Mission: Impossible
1995 Apollo 13 GoldenEye Babe
Toy Story Batman Forever
Mr. Holland’s Opus
1994 Star Trek Generations Don Juan DeMarco Black Beauty
Forrest Gump Legends of the Fall
Maverick The Shawshank Redemption
1993 Jurassic Park The Nightmare Before Christmas Benny & Joon
Sommersby Dave
Groundhog Day
1992 Medicine Man Batman Returns Alien3
Strictly Ballroom Scent of a Woman
1991 Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Backdraft Awakenings
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey
1990 Dances With Wolves Back to the Future Part III Dick Tracy
Edward Scissorhands Quigley Down Under
The Russia House
1989 Batman Back to the Future Part II The Abyss
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier Field of Dreams Driving Miss Daisy
Henry V Licence to Kill
The Mission
1988 Willow Beetlejuice Hot to Trot
Powaqqatsi Scrooged
Working Girl
1987 The Living Daylights Crocodile Dundee La Bamba
1986 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home Aliens The Delta Force
1985 Brazil Back to the Future A Chorus Line
Pee Wee’s Big Adventure Cocoon
A View to a Kill The Goonies
Witness Out of Africa
1984 Star Trek III: The Search for Spock Ghostbusters Gremlins
1983 Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi Octopussy
1982 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Blade Runner
1981 Raiders of the Lost Ark For Your Eyes Only
1980 Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
1979 Star Trek: The Motion Picture Alien 1941
The Great Train Robbery Moonraker
1978 Superman: The Movie
1977 Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope The Spy Who Loved Me Saturday Night Fever

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