In my view, music plays just as an important role in films as writing, directing and acting. Music can move a storyline along in immeasurable ways. That being said, here 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 Cooley High

Various Artists

5 Claudine

Gladys Knight & The Pips

6 Youngblood

War

7 The Mack

Willie Hutch

8 Foxy Brown

Willie Hutch

9 Car Wash

Rose Royce

10 Across 110th Street

Bobby Womack

11 That’s The Way Of The World

Earth, Wind & Fire

12 Krush Groove

Various Artists

13 Waiting To Exhale

Various Artists

14 The Bodyguard

Whitney Houston

15 The Preacher’s Wife

Whitney Houston

16 Soul Food

Various Artists

17 The Show

Various Artists

18 Truck Turner

Isaac Hayes

19 Menace To Society

Various Artists

20 Boyz N The Hood

Various Artists