What a Peculiar Score: Film Soundtracks Provided by Notable Musicians/Bands

Often when going to the movies, you recognize some familiar names. Directors, actors, studios are of course the common things one thinks about, but the act of composing and making sure the sounds of a film beyond its sound design is an important factor as well, and many have made a living based solely on being just composers for film. You have your Hans Zimmers, your James Horners, your John Williams, there's been a multitude of names you could probably expect when waiting for that "Music By" credit.

And then you have your odd ducks.

Every now and then there comes a film scored by a band, singer, performer, or however you describe it, that have ventured outside the world…

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  • Redes
  • Let's Go with Pancho Villa
  • Elevator to the Gallows
  • Anatomy of a Murder
  • The World's Greatest Sinner
  • Chappaqua
  • Come on Roland!
  • What's Up, Tiger Lily?
  • Blow-Up
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Degree of Murder
  • The Graduate
  • Wonderwall
  • The Committee
  • Charly
  • Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One
  • Skidoo
  • More
  • Sixtynine
  • Jack Johnson
  • The Body
  • Deadlock
  • Percy
  • Friends
  • Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song
  • Shaft
  • Harold and Maude
  • Caliber 9
  • The Valley
  • Super Fly
  • Trouble Man
  • Across 110th Street
  • Aguirre, the Wrath of God
  • Black Caesar
  • Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
  • Slaughter's Big Rip Off
  • The Spook Who Sat by the Door
  • Jonathan Livingston Seagull
  • Truck Turner
  • Three Tough Guys
  • Death Wish
  • Flossie
  • Rancho Deluxe
  • Heart of Glass
  • White Rock
  • Nosferatu the Vampyre
  • The Call-up
  • A Respectable Life
  • Inferno
  • Where the Buffalo Roam
  • The Long Riders
  • McVicar
  • Flash Gordon
  • The Space Movie
  • Popeye
  • In the Shadow of the Sun
  • One from the Heart
  • Nighthawks
  • The Burning
  • Death Wish II
  • Fitzcarraldo
  • Smithereens
  • The Last Unicorn
  • Local Hero
  • G'olé!
  • Murder-Rock: Dancing Death
  • The Census Taker
  • Mike's Murder
  • Scream for Help
  • She
  • Cal
  • Bakom jalusin
  • Nineteen Eighty-Four
  • Comfort and Joy
  • Crimes of Passion
  • The Killing Fields
  • Dune
  • Birdy
  • The Frog Prince
  • To Live and Die in L.A.
  • Maximum Overdrive
  • She's Gotta Have It
  • ’Round Midnight
  • When the Wind Blows
  • Gothic
  • Creepshow 2
  • Made in U.S.A.
  • The Princess Bride
  • The Last Emperor
  • Cobra Verde
  • Walker
  • School Daze
  • The Last Temptation of Christ
  • Tucker: The Man and His Dream
  • Sweet Home
  • Do the Right Thing
  • The Top of His Head
  • Last Exit to Brooklyn
  • Mo' Better Blues
  • Dingo