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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  • Night on Earth
  • Rush
  • La Carrera Panamericana with Music by Pink Floyd
  • Bad Channels
  • Singles
  • Trespass
  • I.D.
  • Dead Man
  • To Have & To Hold
  • She's the One
  • Chasing Amy
  • Grosse Pointe Blank
  • Metroland
  • Wag the Dog
  • There's Something About Mary
  • Ravenous
  • Furia
  • Pola X
  • The Virgin Suicides
  • Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
  • The Muse
  • Jesus' Son
  • Fight Club
  • Man on the Moon
  • Hälsoresan
  • Ordinary Decent Criminal
  • A Shot at Glory
  • Dancer in the Dark
  • 101 Reykjavik
  • Rivers and Tides
  • Storytelling
  • Rabbit-Proof Fence
  • About a Boy
  • Demonlover
  • Irreversible
  • Spun
  • Last Stop
  • Levity
  • The Black Lapp
  • Octane
  • Bad Eggs
  • Young Adam
  • Daybreak
  • Hannah med H
  • Hiding and Seeking
  • The Love Crimes of Gillian Guess
  • Friday Night Lights
  • Godzilla: Final Wars
  • Thumbsucker
  • Drawing Restraint 9
  • Grizzly Man
  • London
  • The Proposition
  • Elizabethtown
  • Workingman's Death
  • Little Miss Sunshine
  • Half Nelson
  • Snow Cake
  • The Treatment
  • Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait
  • Rocket Science
  • The Tracey Fragments
  • Mister Lonely
  • Knocked Up
  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
  • Turn the River
  • Adventureland
  • Crank: High Voltage
  • S. Darko
  • Housing
  • The Box
  • Hidden Diary
  • Where the Wild Things Are
  • The Road
  • Blue Valentine
  • Lights Out
  • Norman
  • Beck 26 - Buried Alive
  • The Karlsson Brothers
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  • The Solitude of Prime Numbers
  • Behind Blue Skies
  • It's Kind of a Funny Story
  • Trigger
  • TRON: Legacy
  • Hanna
  • Attack the Block
  • Twixt
  • Robot & Frank
  • Berberian Sound Studio
  • The Place Beyond the Pines
  • Call Girl
  • Prince Avalanche
  • Oblivion
  • You and the Night
  • The Dance of Reality
  • The Canyons
  • The 4 Soldiers
  • Her
  • Big Sur