20 great soundtracks of the last 20 years

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1.
The Haunted World of El Superbeasto (2009 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A washed-up luchador and a super-spy investigate Nazi zombies, a nefarious scientist, and a stripper with a Satanic birthmark. (77 mins.)
Director: Rob Zombie
“ you should watch it just for the songs alone... and the chicken wings with blue cheese ” - estolick
 
2.
Jersey Girl (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
After his career is sidelined by an unexpected tragedy and a personal blowup, a single man must take care of his precocious daughter. (102 mins.)
Director: Kevin Smith
“ al green, stevie wonder, tom waits, amy mann? yup. gentle and good with a hint of sappy. i love it almost as much as i love the movie. i find this movie to be smith's boldest film ” - estolick
 
3.
Goodfellas (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
The story of Henry Hill and his life through the teen years into the years of mafia, covering his relationship with wife Karen Hill and his Mob partners Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVitto in the Italian-American crime syndicate. (146 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ i hated the rolling stones until this movie ” - estolick
 
4.
The Wedding Singer (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Robbie, a singer, and Julia, a waitress, are both engaged, but to the wrong people. Fortune intervenes to help them discover each other. (95 mins.)
Director: Frank Coraci
“ started the 80s craze which hasn't died yet ” - estolick
 
5.
Boogie Nights (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The story of a young man's adventures in the Californian pornography industry of the late 1970s and early 1980s. (155 mins.)
“ the soundtrack sets the pacing for this movie. like a robert altman/michael bay hybrid ” - estolick
 
6.
Observe and Report (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Bi-polar mall security guard Ronnie Barnhardt is called into action to stop a flasher from turning shopper's paradise into his personal peep show. But when Barnhardt can't bring the culprit to justice, a surly police detective is recruited to close the case. (86 mins.)
Director: Jody Hill
“ starts with The Band and ends with Queen. need i say more? ” - estolick
 
7.
Match Point (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
At a turning point in his life, a former tennis pro falls for an actress who happens to be dating his friend and soon-to-be brother-in-law. (124 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
“ the opera in this film creates a noir tone that has never been captured by any movie before or since. the whole thing has a withered touch of doom. ” - estolick
 
8.
Pulp Fiction (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption. (154 mins.)
“ tarantino never does musical scores, and i think that works most effectively in this movie. basterds is a close second, though ” - estolick
 
9.
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Ron Burgundy is San Diego's top-rated newsman in the male-dominated broadcasting of the 1970s, but that's all about to change for Ron and his cronies when an ambitious woman is hired as a new anchor. (94 mins.)
Director: Adam McKay
“ captures the absurdity of the pop music of the 70s without really making fun of it. almost a celebration of how primitive and air-headed it was ” - estolick
 
10.
Blues Brothers 2000 (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Elwood must reunite the old band, with a few new members, and go on another "Mission from God." (123 mins.)
Director: John Landis
“ the only thing this movie did better than the original was have a more memorable soundtrack ” - estolick
 
11.
Domino (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A recounting of Domino Harvey's life story. The daughter of actor Laurence Harvey turned away from her career as a Ford model to become a bounty hunter. (127 mins.)
Director: Tony Scott
“ almost the whole movie is propelled by one song and i love it! ” - estolick
 
12.
Idlewild (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A musical set in the Prohibition-era American South, where a speakeasy performer and club manager Rooster... (121 mins.)
Director: Bryan Barber
“ outkast. duh. ” - estolick
 
13.
The Devil's Rejects (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The murderous, backwoods Firefly family take to the road to escape a vengeful police force which is not afraid of being as ruthless as their target. (107 mins.)
Director: Rob Zombie
“ one of the few soundtracks i've actually purchased. this movie played against those songs is some of the best juxtaposition i've ever seen in a movie. ” - estolick
 
14.
Black Dynamite (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Black Dynamite is the greatest African-American action star of the 1970s. When his only brother is killed by The Man it's up to him to find justice. (84 mins.)
Director: Scott Sanders
“ subtle and brilliant, much like the majority of the film itself. ” - estolick
 
15.
Team America: World Police (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Popular Broadway actor Gary Johnston is recruited by the elite counter-terrorism organization Team America: World Police. As the world begins to crumble around him, he must battle with terrorists, celebrities and falling in love. (98 mins.)
Director: Trey Parker
“ everyone knows the theme song for a reason. even those who have never seen the movie. ” - estolick
 
16.
Clerks II (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A calamity at Dante and Randal's shops sends them looking for new horizons - but they ultimately settle at the fast food empire Mooby's. (97 mins.)
Director: Kevin Smith
“ i know, two smith films on one list, but between 1979 and the ABC musical number, this one is a favorite of mine. alanis' EVERYTHING at the end almost makes me cry every time ” - estolick
 
17.
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
An estranged family of former child prodigies reunites when their father announces he is terminally ill. (110 mins.)
Director: Wes Anderson
“ i think to be a good filmmaker you have to have a strong sense of music and how it affects your film. wes anderson is a good filmmaker. ” - estolick
 
18.
School of Rock (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
After being kicked out of a rock band, Dewey Finn becomes a substitute teacher of a strict elementary private school, only to try and turn it into a rock band. (108 mins.)
“ the kid's song isn't very good, but hey, he's only 10. the rest is a celebration of all of the influences that created jack black ” - estolick
 
19.
Dazed and Confused (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The adventures of high school and junior high students on the last day of school in May 1976. (102 mins.)
“ was it a top 40 song in the early seventies? then it's in this movie ” - estolick
 
20.
Clueless (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A rich high school student tries to boost a new pupil's popularity, but reckons without affairs of the heart getting in the way. (97 mins.)
Director: Amy Heckerling
“ ah, the 90s... rolling with the homies. can you hear that song without thinking of this movie? me either. ” - estolick