Soundtracks make landscapes seem majestic, action-scenes livelier, and struggle glorious. It’s even hard to imagine watching a movie without music, especially now that the film industry and TV makers have done so much to improve the overall experience. While there can never be a definitive list of the best movie soundtracks, we have given it a shot and come up with these all-time favourites.
American Graffiti (1973)
The expectation for George Lucas, the brains behind Star Wars, was pretty low before he released the film American Graffiti, in 1973. It was set in a small town in California and features a carefully selected stream of rock and doo-wop hits. In all honesty, this soundtrack was an extravagant expenditure for Universal Pictures, and that made them sceptical. But their high stake gamble turned out to be a winning combination. The music stuck with the audience for decades to come, making it one of the most popular movies of all time.
Kill Bill (2003-04)
Quentin Tarantino may be a predictable director, judging from how he liked half-forgotten pop hits, R&B, garage rockers, and dialogue. However, he changed this narrative with the “Kill Bill” movies. They are considered as some of his best works as he added songs like Nancy Sinatra’s “Bang Bang” and Johnie Cash’s “A Satisfied Mind,” which made these movies incredibly fun to watch.
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Marvel’s little adventure with songs like Elvin’s “Fooled Around and Fell in Love” and 10cc’s “I Am Not in Love” paid off big time – for them and the artists as well. This movie did a great job of promoting the soundtrack album sales and movie tickets, considering that this is the streaming era. According to reviews, the soundtrack is an excellent mix of music that compliments the plot.
There you have it, the top three movies that came with killer soundtracks. Now take your pick and put them in your playlist to enjoy on-demand entertainment.