There are a lot of classic films from the 90s that had a stellar soundtrack, which was able to lift the film up and make it even more iconic. The soundtrack plays an important part in movies and even has the ability to make or break a film. If you are in the mood for kicking back on the sofa and watching a few classic 90s films, then you have certainly come to the right place!
While there are a lot of awesome soundtracks for films in the 90s, only the best of the best were able to make this list. If you want the audience to feel the right emotions, you need music and it can work wonders for you, creating fear, tension, or helping to get that warm and fuzzy feeling in your heart, music can truly do it all!
So, have a read on below at some of the best soundtracks from films in the 90s, it’s time to whip out the popcorn:
The tracks used in Ghost are certainly a cut above the rest. There are so many different iconic scenes in this film that are made iconic due to the music used. The two main actors in Ghost, Demi Moore, and Patrick Swayze work perfectly together, but it is the soundtrack that helps elevate this movie to another level. Who can forget the clay scene with The Righteous Brothers playing in the background?
Romeo and Juliet
The Baz Luhrmann adaptation of Romeo and Juliet is simply amazing. The new take on an old Shakespeare classic was made through the excellent casting of Leonardo DiCaprio and Clare Danes as well as the soundtrack. One of the most iconic scenes is where Romeo and Juliet kiss for the first time, and the music helps to evaluate the emotions and significance of the moment.
Another movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio, and also Kate Winslet, the soundtrack to this film sold around 30 million copies and by that fact alone, it certainly deserves a spot on this list. The score from James Horner helps take the film to another level and who can forget the iconic song My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion. Titanic is known to be one of the classic romantic films.
Probably one of the most typical 90s movies you could ever have. The Clueless soundtrack featured songs from Radiohead, Beastie Boys, Coolio, Cracker and more. Does it get any more typical 90s than that? Even teenagers and young adults to this day love watching this movie and the soundtrack helps drive home just how cool the film is.
Probably the most iconic piece of music from Cruel Intentions is Bitter Sweet Symphony by The Verve. Cruel Intentions was the teen movie to end all teen movies but also had a little bit of an adult twist, partly thanks to the amazing soundtrack that accompanied it. The cast also helped lift the film to the next level, with amazing performances from the likes of Sarah Michelle Gellar, Reese Witherspoon, Ryan Philippe, Selma Blair and Joshua Jackson.
Probably one of the best romantic movies from the 90s, and it was a true stand out. In Whitney Houston’s acting debut, it ended up being her voice that, once again, stole the show, with her cover of Dolly Parton’s I Will Always Love You. You cannot deny that this soundtrack deserves to be on this list; especially after it won a Grammy for the Album of the Year and the soundtrack sold 45 million copies.