TOP 5 INDIE FILM SOUNDTRACKS

No good movies out in theaters? Looking for something not so “popular on Netflix” to stream tonight? We’ve compiled our 5 Favorite Indie Movie Soundtracks below for your viewing (and listening) pleasure.

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Cruel Intentions– a 90s staple starring young Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Michelle Gellar and and Ryan Phillipe, this film’s soundtrack has every mood and all your favorites. Highlights include Blur’s “Coffee & TV,” Counting Crow’s “Colorblind” and The Verve’s “Bitter Sweet Symphony.”

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High Fidelity- This John Cusack movie is LITERALLY all about music; an inside look at the protagonists past relationships one soundtrack at a time. A must-see for all new couples looking for something cute and not-so-basic to watch. Highlights are “Oh! Sweet Nuthin” by The Velvet Underground, “Cold Blooded Old Times” by Smog, “Ev’robody’s Gonna Be Happy” by The Kinks and Jack Black, actually being funny.

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Blue Valentine- Who can resist Ryan Gosling, especially in this heart wrenching indie classic? The soundtrack consists of mainly instrumental releases of previously existing Grizzly Bear songs, including “Lullabye,” “I Live With You” and “Easier.” Highlights include Ryan Gosling playing ukulele and singing “You Always Hurt The One You Love.”

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KIDS- The intentionally provocative film (with a young Rosario Dawson!) is all about kids taking drugs and having underage sex in a grunge-era Manhattan. It’s realness is cringe-worthy, but “Good Morning Captain” by Slint and “Jenny’s Theme” by The Folk Implosion provide the perfect poetic backdrop.

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Pretty In Pink- Best soundtrack. Best fashion. Best cast. The soundtrack is impossible to pick favorites from, but highlights are “If You Leave” -Orchestral Manoeuvers, “Do Wot You Do”- INXS and “Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want” by The Smiths. 

Written by Alessandra Licul