20 Movies with AMAZING soundtracks!

Whether you love the film, into movie soundtracks or like me- put a film on in the background while your getting reading to go out, here's the list for you. I've picked a mix that are based on the best song compilations, scores, music biopics and musicals, so i'm not going down one particular route. And just to confirm these are not my favourite films, they just have KICK-ASS soundtracks. Enjoy!
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1.
Donnie Darko (2001)
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A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after narrowly escaping a bizarre accident. (113 mins.)
Director: Richard Kelly
“ My favourite by far, the soundtrack is amazing with Tears for fears, Joy Division, Echo and bunnymen, Mad world, the music really fits the scenes and is married together with a beautifully fluid and eery score. ” - xLauraDarkox
 
2.
Pulp Fiction (1994)
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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, the king of soundtracks in my opinion! ” - xLauraDarkox
 
3.
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
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The drug-induced utopias of four Coney Island people are shattered when their addictions run deep. (102 mins.)
“ This score is phenomenal and carries the film itself. The music at the end of the film hits you like a brick and then you stare at the screen thinking about the devestation you have just watched. (...and how Ellen Burstyn deserved that oscar over Julia Roberts!) Fantastic. ” - xLauraDarkox
 
4.
The Virgin Suicides (1999)
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A group of male friends become obsessed with five mysterious sisters who are sheltered by their strict, religious parents in suburban Detroit in the mid-1970s. (97 mins.)
Director: Sofia Coppola
“ The score, the soundtrack, if Tarantino is the king then ironically (they used to be a couple) Sophia Coppola has to be the Queen of Movie soundtracks. Air is a favourite of mine, in particular 'Playground Love'. ” - xLauraDarkox
 
5.
Walk the Line (2005)
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A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins. (136 mins.)
Director: James Mangold
“ Speaks for itself, one of the best biopics ever. ” - xLauraDarkox
 
6.
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
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A botched card game in London triggers four friends, thugs, weed-growers, hard gangsters, loan sharks and debt collectors to collide with each other in a series of unexpected events, all for the sake of weed, cash and two antique shotguns. (107 mins.)
Director: Guy Ritchie
“ You know there's a good soundtrack when a Guy Richie movie comes along. It was either picking this or SNATCH, but Zorba the Greek won me over! ” - xLauraDarkox
 
7.
Romeo + Juliet (1996)
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Shakespeare's famous play is updated to the hip modern suburb of Verona still retaining its original dialogue. (120 mins.)
Director: Baz Luhrmann
“ The brilliant opening, Radiohead and Mercutio singing 'Young hearts, run free' dressed as a woman, Baz Luhrmann knows how to do it. ” - xLauraDarkox
 
8.
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
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In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same. (153 mins.)
“ He stole all the best music and put it all in one film, GENIUS! ” - xLauraDarkox
 
9.
Marie Antoinette (2006)
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The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and to the end of her reign as queen and ultimately the fall of Versailles. (123 mins.)
Director: Sofia Coppola
“ Could listen to this album over and over, girls love it. ” - xLauraDarkox
 
10.
The Matrix (1999)
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A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers. (136 mins.)
“ You have to have the Matrix, it's just a shame that so many crap reality shows in the UK have to rip off Rob Dougan's 'Clubbed to death', love it. ” - xLauraDarkox
 
11.
Moulin Rouge! (2001)
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A poet falls for a beautiful courtesan whom a jealous duke covets in this stylish musical, with music drawn from familiar 20th century sources. (127 mins.)
Director: Baz Luhrmann
“ Baz Luhrmann does it again. Love how he brings well-known songs into the musical. Roxanne has to be my fave in this! ” - xLauraDarkox
 
12.
(500) Days of Summer (2009)
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An offbeat romantic comedy about a woman who doesn't believe true love exists, and the young man who falls for her. (95 mins.)
Director: Marc Webb
“ Really nice chilled soundtrack, plus you gotta have The Smiths! ” - xLauraDarkox
 
13.
Labyrinth (1986)
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A 16-year old girl is given 13 hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother when her wish for him to be taken away is granted by the Goblin King. (101 mins.)
Director: Jim Henson
“ DAVID BOWIE Rocks! ” - xLauraDarkox
 
14.
Layer Cake (2004)
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A successful cocaine dealer gets two tough assignments from his boss on the eve of his planned early retirement. (105 mins.)
Director: Matthew Vaughn
“ Gimmie Shelter, Hayling, Ordinary world....the list goes on. ” - xLauraDarkox
 
15.
The Commitments (1991)
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When Jimmy Rabbitte wants to start a band, he has open auditions at his house. (118 mins.)
Director: Alan Parker
“ No list would be complete without a bit of Soul, his beautiful and very powerful masculine voice gives you shivers. ” - xLauraDarkox
 
16.
A Hard Day's Night (1964)
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A 'typical' day in the life of the Beatles, including many of their famous songs. (87 mins.)
Director: Richard Lester
“ 2 words: The Beatles. ” - xLauraDarkox
 
17.
28 Days Later... (2002)
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Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary. (113 mins.)
Director: Danny Boyle
“ A superb theme song that again, carries the film, building tension and sets your heart-racing! ” - xLauraDarkox
 
18.
Saturday Night Fever (1977)
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A Brooklyn teenager feels his only chance to succeed is as the king of the disco floor. His carefree youth and weekend dancing help him to forget the reality of his bleak life. (118 mins.)
Director: John Badham
“ "Well, you can tell by the way I use my walk, I'm a woman's man: no time to talk"

It was either this or Dirty Dancing, but John Travolta's coolness got the better of Baby. ” - xLauraDarkox
 
19.
Live and Let Die (1973)
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007 is sent to stop a diabolically brilliant heroin magnate armed with a complex organization and a reliable psychic tarot card reader. (121 mins.)
Director: Guy Hamilton
“ If I didn't include a Bond film it would be a cardinal sin!
So I have chosen Live and let die, debate if you must? ” - xLauraDarkox
 
20.
The Godfather (1972)
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The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son. (175 mins.)
“ need I say more? ” - xLauraDarkox