The mark of a good movie is one that sticks with you long after you’ve seen it, but the mark of a great movie soundtrack is one that keeps you humming its tunes long afterwards. Look through our list of good movies with better soundtracks to discover what soundtracks were the star of the show.
Juno tells the story of a quirky pregnant teenager struggling to navigate first love and an unexpected pregnancy. Mixed with fun one-liners and an oddball lead character, the Juno soundtrack featured music from The Moldy Peaches, The Velvet Underground, and Belle & Sebastian. While Juno remains a cute, offbeat comedy, it’s the soundtrack that has us hooked.
2. O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Bringing bluegrass to the big screen, O Brother, Where Art Thou’s soundtrack took the world by storm after its release in 2002. Despite being an unlikely win, O Brother, Where Art Thou beat musicians and bands like U2 and Outkast for Album of the Year award at the 2002 Grammy’s.
3. The Bodyguard
Okay, so maybe this movie isn’t what most what consider a quality movie, but The Bodyguard featured Whitney Houston’s famous “I Will Always Love You,” a hit that later went on to be a quadruple platinum hit. Houston’s ballad continues to have us sobbing and belting along, years after the soundtrack was released. After all, who hasn’t tried to hit Houston’s legendary high note?
4. Twilight Series
Say what you want about the Twilight phenomenon, but Twilight’s soundtracks perfectly blended top artists of the day with edgy indie bands. From The Muse to Lykke Li, Twilight’s soundtracks have just the right amount of teen angst, killer beats, and intriguing verses. The Twi-hards may be focusing on the love triangle, but we’re focusing on the soundtracks.
5. Saturday Night Fever
There’s no denying the huge success of this 70’s classic, but who can forget this retro soundtrack? Saturday Night Fever gave The Bee Gees their shining moment with their hits like “Night Fever” and “Stayin’ Alive” incorporated into this hit soundtrack. It’s hard not to dance listening to these classic disco hits.
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