Some of the best pieces of cinema have been defined by music - whether they be biopics focusing on musical stars, movies starring musicians branching out or simply films with a totally killer soundtrack. There are a whole host of ways that music can make the difference between a killer or a filler film in your collection and here we celebrate them in all their glory. Remotes at the ready...


Yeah Yeah Yeah’s frontwoman Karen O’s soundtrack to 2009’s fantastical Where The Wild Things Are got a nod in the Grammy nominations for ‘All Is Love’, a track written by herself and bandmate Nick Zinner.

O’s ex Spike Jonze directed the take on Maurice Sendak’s book for kids which combined live action, animatronics and CGI to tell the story of Max, a nine-year-old boy who discovers an island full of ‘wild things’ who make him their King.

Under the name Karen O And The Kids, the singer composed the soundtrack in collaboration with Carter Burwell – the man behind the score in Twilight.

Best music moment: Karen O And The Kids, ‘All Is Love’.

Abby Tayleure

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