Sporting a sprawling soundtrack befitting of PTA’s period masterpiece, Boogie Nights uses the playful, groovy Disco of the ‘70s (and later, the driving pop rock of the early ‘80s) to construct its threatening, beautiful world. As much a stellar movie soundtrack as it is a meandering mixtape stuffed with throwback bangers, Boogie Nights combines hits from Marvin Gaye and The Commodores with Rick Springfield and Hot Chocolate to tell a story of its own outside of Anderson’s ambitious narrative. The kind of songs one might hear from a far-off radio on a summer day or through the marked-up walls of a dive bar bathroom, it’s a soundtrack that feels inescapably alive, a living, breathing monument to the misguided optimism of the time. —Aubrey Page