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Old 07-10-22, 07:01 PM
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Bad movies with good music

(in before every Star Wars movie thatís not 4-6)

I was watching the 1989 movie Warlock with Julian Sands (I knew what I was getting going in) and was surprised to notice that Jerry Goldsmith did the soundtrack. Any other bad films that had good soundtracks by notable (or not so notable) composers?
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Re: Bad movies with good music

It is not a bad or horrible movie but Wyatt Earp has some great music and when you hear it you would think it is a great big important movie.


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I saw it a few months ago on HBO Max for the 1st time ever. I know my opinion is probably in the minority, but Purple Rain is awful, but it does have really good music, especially Prince's soundtrack.

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Re: Bad movies with good music

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I saw it a few months ago on HBO Max for the 1st time ever. I know my opinion is probably in the minority, but Purple Rain is awful, but it does have really good music, especially Prince's soundtrack.
I canít think of a single movie thatís a vehicle/vanity project for a musician thatís ďgoodĒ. It goes without saying that the music is usually good/great.
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Fifty Shades of Grey is a legitimately terrible film, but it has great music, both with wonderful original pop songs by The Weeknd, Annie Lennox and Ellie Goulding, but also a really nice score from Danny Elfman.
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Good, novel topic, however, nothing comes to mind.
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Re: Bad movies with good music

Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
I saw it a few months ago on HBO Max for the 1st time ever. I know my opinion is probably in the minority, but Purple Rain is awful, but it does have really good music, especially Prince's soundtrack.
Mulder agrees with you:
Spoiler:



Mulder on Purple Rain: "Great album. Deeply flawed movie."




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Re: Bad movies with good music

Probably a matter of opinion but I think both Rudy and Dragonheart are bad movies. They both have great music though.



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Re: Bad movies with good music

This Purple Rain blasphemy will not be tolerated!

However Graffiti Bridge is a terrible movie with great music.
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I hesitated to "like" your post, Dooks, 'cuz I friggin' love Rock and Roll High School, but then I realized it was only because of the Ramones. It is indeed a very bad movie.

A lot of movies centered around the Punk Rock scene qualify: Times Square, Get Crazy, Ladies and Gentlemen the Fabulous Stains. Times Square in particular has a top notch punk and new wave soundtrack, but the movie is quite forgettable.
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Re: Bad movies with good music

1941 is a god awful movie with a really good John Williams soundtrack.
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Re: Bad movies with good music

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I canít think of a single movie thatís a vehicle/vanity project for a musician thatís ďgoodĒ. It goes without saying that the music is usually good/great.
What about 8 Mile? That's a vehicle for Eminem and in my opinion a good movie.
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Re: Bad movies with good music

The best example of this:


I think about it every time I hear it. I wonder how many people, of the 170 million views in this video alone, know that this song comes from this movie:



That features an entire song about conjoined twin dragons fantasizing about being separated.


The original context for the song complete with child kidnapping and grotesque bad guys fused with medieval weapons:


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I've never watched Twilight, no desire to either, but I do love this song and especially this acoustic cover of it.

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As far as soundtracks is concerned, while not a terrible movie by any means and of course is an absolute classic, but John William's Home Alone soundtrack is far and away better then any Christmas comedy deserves. And I think is a major reason for it being cemented as a beloved holiday movie. Nothing sounds quite as timeless as a John William's soundtrack.
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Re: Bad movies with good music

Flash Gordon (1980)...Queen!
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Re: Bad movies with good music

Magic from Xanadu that Olivia Newton John movie is a good song from a really bad movie.

Saturday Night Fever could be in the same league as Purple Rain where the music was better than the movie.


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Re: Bad movies with good music

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Magic from Xanadu that Olivia Newton John movie is a good song from a really bad movie.
I'll watch it just for the ELO music. ONJ is just a bonus muse.
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What about 8 Mile? That's a vehicle for Eminem and in my opinion a good movie.
Haven't seen it- if it is any good that's probably in the minority.
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I guess it depends on musical taste but pretty much any Elvis movie, with the exception of the current one.
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Re: Bad movies with good music

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Flash Gordon (1980)...Queen!
Agreed! Love the soundtrack!

I'll add Batman Forever.

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I guess it depends on musical taste but pretty much any Elvis movie, with the exception of the current one.
Jailhouse Rock (1957) is good.
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Re: Bad movies with good music

I actually really like this film, but I am sure many folks would say that The 6th Day might qualify for this thread (although IMDB shows it has a 5.9 rating, so maybe not considered a horrible movie). I am a fan of the Trevor Rabin synth heavy score, and have listened to it on multiple occasions using the youtube music streaming app on my Google device.

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