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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  • Lone Survivor
  • Like Sunday, Like Rain
  • Manglehorn
  • Far from Men
  • Gentlemen
  • Ex Machina
  • For Better and Worse
  • Sand Castles
  • Dheepan
  • The Childhood of a Leader
  • Belgica
  • Triple 9
  • Transpecos
  • Endless Poetry
  • Finding Altamira
  • Hell or High Water
  • Rat Film
  • The 9th Life of Louis Drax
  • Free Fire
  • Bleed for This
  • Riverhead
  • Wind River
  • Good Time
  • War Machine
  • First Reformed
  • 1922
  • Annihilation
  • The Cake General
  • Paradox
  • Knife+Heart
  • Kin
  • Suspiria
  • Vox Lux
  • Midsommar
  • Uncut Gems
  • The Two Popes
  • Ema
  • Self Portrait
  • Never Rarely Sometimes Always
  • Spaceship Earth
  • Always Amber