In my view, music plays just as an important in films as acting, the script and direction. Music can carry a film along in immeasurable ways. With that being said, 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 Car Wash

Rose Royce

5 Cooley High

Various Artists

6 Across 110th Street

Bobby Womack

7 Youngblood


8 That’s The Way Of The World

Earth, Wind & Fire

9 Claudine

Gladys Knight & The Pips

10 Sparkle

Aretha Franklin

11 The Mack

Willie Hutch

12 Foxy Brown

Willie Hutch

13 Black Caesar

James Brown

14 Hell Up In Harlem

Edwin Starr

15 Truck Turner

Isaac Hayes

16 Coffee

Roy Ayers

17 Krush Groove

Various Artists

18 Waiting To Exhale

Various Artists

19 The Bodyguard

Whitney Houston

20 The Preacher’s Wife

Whitney Houston