10 Recent Movie Soundtracks That I Love

10 Recent Movie Soundtracks That I Love

You'll love the music that accompanies these 10 films.

I’m a frequent movie-goer, and something that I always love about a movie is if it has a good soundtrack.

Although movies like "Purple Rain," "Dazed and Confused," or "The Breakfast Club" will always have soundtracks that I love, several movies I’ve seen recently have also had some surprisingly good music to go along with them.

Whether they contain sing-along original tracks or songs simply present in the background, these 10 recent films have amazing soundtracks that you should definitely look into.

1. "La La Land"

This movie is clearly known for its soundtrack and contains exceptional musical tracks (“Another Day of Sun” and “Someone in the Crowd”), as well as beautiful instrumental pieces (“Planetarium” and “Epilogue”). “City of Stars” even won an Oscar for the best original song!

2. "Begin Again"

This film about Kiera Knightly and Mark Ruffalo creating an album together in New York City is completely underrated. “Lost Stars” was nominated for an Oscar, and the rest of the album contains pop acoustic tracks by Knightly (who has a surprisingly beautiful voice) and Maroon 5’s Adam Levine.

3. "Love, Simon"

I saw this film in theaters a few weeks ago and was surprised by how much I loved the soundtrack! It accompanies the feel of the movie very well and contains songs by groups like Bleachers and the 1975.

4. "Guardians of the Galaxy"

I absolutely love "Guardians of the Galaxy" and think the soundtrack adds so much to the movie. Both the original movie and the sequel contain fun tracks from the '70s and inspired the music that plays on the new Guardians ride at Disneyland.

5. "The Great Gatsby"

The high energy rap and pop tracks featured on "The Great Gatsby" soundtrack perfectly capture the feel of the roaring '20s. Beyonce, Jay Z, Lana Del Rey, Sia, and others all contribute songs for the album.

6. "500 Days of Summer"

"500 Days of Summer" is one of my all-time favorite movies, and it contains a beautiful soundtrack full of alternative and pop tracks. “Sweet Disposition” by the Temper Trap is my personal favorite, and the Smiths, Hall and Oates, and other groups are also featured.

7. "The Greatest Showman"

This is the album you probably heard blasted on campus for the first few months of this semester. Zac Efron, Zendaya, Hugh Jackman, and others contribute to this soundtrack full of great sing-alongs. “A Million Dreams” and “The Other Side” are definitely my personal favorites.

8. "Paper Towns"

This John Green-based film starring Cara Delevigne and Nat Wolff has a surprisingly good soundtrack. Songs by Vampire Weekend, Vance Joy, Grouplove, and HAIM make a solid contribution to this coming-of-age film.

9. "Beauty and the Beast"

Although most would probably prefer to just listen to the original, I actually love the live-action reboot of "Beauty and the Beast" and the renditions of the songs. The beast has his own new solo song, and covers of “Belle,” “Be Our Guest” and “Gaston” were very well done.

10. "The Perks of Being a Wallflower"

This teen flick starring Emma Watson and Logan Lerman also contains a great soundtrack, with the Smiths, David Bowie, and others helping to create the perfect high school feel for the film.

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9 Reasons You're Still In Love With Tim Riggins In 2019

Clear eyes. Full hearts.

If you're a Friday Night Lights fan, you know very well who Tim Riggins is. And if you've never seen the show, he's basically just the bad boy football star and sensitive hottie of your dreams, all wrapped into one heart-throbbing package. If you haven't already fallen under the Tim Riggins spell, you're about to...

1. He's the star running back of the Dillon Panthers.

Basically every girl who has walked this earth has fantasized about having that cliche football relationship. No shame. #33 on the field, #1 in my heart.

2. He's actually really sensitive.

Tim Riggins may seem hard and dysfunctional on the outside, but he's really just a big softie. He's no JD McCoy, who grew up lavishly and extremely fortunate; Tim had a rough upbringing. He and his brother, Billy, had to work hard all by themselves just to stay above water, which is most likely what keeps him so grounded and humbled.

3. He loves kids.

Tim didn't even think twice about taking his neighbor under his wing when he moved in next door. And for some reason, there's just somethin' about cute boys holding babies that makes us girls swoon.

4. He's genuine and honest.

Sure, maybe he took advantage of his football-star status and slept with most of the rally girls, but once he fell in love with Lyla we saw his compassionate side. (You probably envied Lyla and maybe even hated her for a while because of it...I know I did.)

5. He knows how to have a good time.

It's 5 o'clock somewhere.

6. He's a family man.

Tim took the blame for his brother's crime and went to prison for it...if that's not loyalty then I don't know what is.

7. He's affectionate.

If you either hate Lyla or you want to be Lyla or a combination of the both, you are not alone.

8. He's protective.

Probably the only time you've ever wanted to be in a tornado was when you watched the episode where he shielded Julie from flying debris.

9. He's beautiful.

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May you all find your own Tim Riggins. Amen.

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