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Looking for suggestions for movies with rockin' songs...


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#1 of 22 OFFLINE   Nick Senger

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Posted March 30 2003 - 05:14 AM

I'm shopping around for a movie with great music and sound, on the order of Streets of Fire, Little Shop of Horrors, Moulin Rouge. Something modern enough to have a great 5.1 soundtrack, where the music takes center stage and blows you away. It doesn't have to be a musical. I'm hoping someone out there can give me some hidden gems, or help me think of a movie that I've forgotten.

A couple of movies that I've thought of, but am not sure about:

Eddie and the Cruisers - loved this when it first came out, but haven't seen it in over ten years. How is the sound?

O Brother, Where Art Thou? - Haven't seen it, only heard of it. Is is worth a blind purchase?

Thanks for your help.

#2 of 22 OFFLINE   Nigel McN

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Posted March 30 2003 - 12:53 PM

Top Secret
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#3 of 22 OFFLINE   Rick Bertuzzi

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Posted March 30 2003 - 01:09 PM

Cameron Crowe and Quentin Tarrantino flicks usually have some pretty good tunes. To be more specific:

Vanilly Sky
Almost Famous
Pulp Fiction
True Romance (ok, it's directed by Tony Scott but written by QT Posted Image )

Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels has some good music as well.

There's a lot more, but can't think of them at the moment.

#4 of 22 OFFLINE   Tony-B

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Posted March 30 2003 - 01:16 PM

I second Top Secret. And the music is VERY CATCHY TOO!!! Resident Evil might count too.
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#5 of 22 OFFLINE   Eugene Esterly

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Posted March 30 2003 - 01:47 PM

Here are some of my suggestions for movies which rockin' songs:

Blues Brothers movie from 1980
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#6 of 22 OFFLINE   Shane_M

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Posted March 30 2003 - 03:01 PM

There's:

Rock Star
Soon - Chicago
xXx (has a pretty powerful soundtrack)
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#7 of 22 OFFLINE   Brian PB

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Posted March 30 2003 - 03:25 PM

Hedwig & the Angry Inch--incredible music, very funny & entertaining. Watch it with the subtitles on so you don't miss any of the lyrics. Personally, I think it's better than Rocky Horror. Highly recommended!

#8 of 22 OFFLINE   Christ Reynolds

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Posted March 30 2003 - 03:56 PM

boogie nights and rushmore

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#9 of 22 OFFLINE   Nick Senger

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Posted March 30 2003 - 05:52 PM

The Blues Brothers and Top Secret! Those are exactly what I'm looking for. Thanks--and thanks for the other suggestions. I'll keep them around for when this mood strikes me again.

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Posted March 30 2003 - 05:57 PM

forest Gump
hard day's night
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#11 of 22 OFFLINE   Clay-F

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Posted March 30 2003 - 07:19 PM

Top Gun

Iron Eagle (the first one) I'm not sure how good the sound is on it...But the songs are great.

#12 of 22 OFFLINE   Bjorn Olav Nyberg

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Posted March 30 2003 - 07:46 PM

I rewatched Empire records this weekend, and that movie hits the spot every time for me - and it is certainly about music - I would think Pump up the volume could fit the same kind of bill too when I think about it.
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#13 of 22 OFFLINE   Devin U

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Posted March 30 2003 - 08:15 PM

Rushmore and Fast and the Furious are good ones. I also like Top Gun.

#14 of 22 OFFLINE   Bolivar G

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Posted March 30 2003 - 08:16 PM

Queen of the Damned.
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#15 of 22 OFFLINE   Andrew Chong

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Posted March 31 2003 - 12:32 AM

O Brother, Where Art Thou? does have a collection of great bluegrass and folk songs. Sound overall is very nice (referring to the dts soundtrack).

My favourite music-centered movie disc is and always has been Yellow Submarine.
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#16 of 22 OFFLINE   Brian Kidd

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Posted March 31 2003 - 01:07 AM

Another vote for YELLOW SUBMARINE! The Beatles tunes have never sounded better and it has a very aggressive 5.1 track.
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#17 of 22 OFFLINE   Runar_R

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Posted March 31 2003 - 01:40 AM

Spinal tap! Come on people, they go to 11!!!
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#18 of 22 OFFLINE   Russell G

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Posted March 31 2003 - 02:46 AM

I second the TAP!!

Also SNATCH is great PERIOD! The music will knock you off your seat, as well as the over all sound design. One of the most aggresive I've hear IMHO! Plus it's a great caper flick to boot!

#19 of 22 OFFLINE   MarkHastings

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Posted March 31 2003 - 04:10 AM

If you're like me and LOVED the 80's, I'd definitely recommend "The Wedding Singer".

Or what about "Almost Famous"

#20 of 22 OFFLINE   Kevin M

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Posted March 31 2003 - 05:29 AM

Not quite what you are talking about but how about...
Criterion's Montery POP (..or Monterey:p) )
Gimme Shelter
& WB's Woodstock.

More along the lines of what you are talking about..
Return of the Living Dead
Heavy Metal
Pulp Fiction
Reservoir Dogs
Apocalypse Now
The Doors
(the last two are connected really...)

My personal faves for movies where music overtakes and propels the film but aren't necessarily 5.1 or on DVD in all cases...
Suspiria
Deep Red
Taxi Driver
Escape from New York
(LD)
Goodfellows
Halloween
Christine
Pat Garret & Billy the Kid
Vampires
American Graffiti
Cat People
Phenomena

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