In my view, music has always played as pivotal a role in movies as the plot. Music can move a storyline along seamlessly, creating an unforgettable experience for the audience. Listed below are some of my favorite film soundtracks.

1 Sweet Sweetback’s Badass Song

Earth, Wind & Fire

2 Superfly

Curtis Mayfield

3 Shaft

Isaac Hayes

4 Comeback Charleston Blue

Donny Hathaway

5 Cooley High

Various Artists

6 Car Wash

Rose Royce

7 Youngblood


8 Cornbread, Earl & Me

The Blackbyrds

9 Claudine

Gladys Knight & The Pips

10 Sparkle

Aretha Franklin

11 The Mack

Willie Hutch

12 Foxy Brown

Willie Hutch

13 Coffee

Roy Ayers

14 Krush Groove

Various Artists

15 Waiting To Exhale

Various Artists

16 Soul Food

Various Artists

17 The Show

Various Artists

18 Truck Turner

Isaac Hayes

19 New Jack City

Various Artists

20 The Preacher’s Wife

Whitney Houston