“Real human being, and a real hero” echoes Bronwyn Griffin of the Canadian electro-pop duo Electric Youth on “A Real Hero,” the pervasive track from both the Drive film and original soundtrack. 2011’s Drive from Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn is one of those rare films (like several on this list) to have a soundtrack that not only matches but also adds to the movie’s rich subtext. A gritty, colorful neo-noir crime drama starring Ryan Gosling, the film has a strong ’80s flair to it, which the soundtrack expertly highlights with synth-laden tracks like Kavinsky’s “Nightcall” featuring CSS’s Lovefoxxx to the moody deep house cuts, like Chromatics “Tick of the Clock.” These retro, electro themes from the soundtrack provide an extra emotional layer to the already nostalgic vibes of Drive, and end up being essential due to the film’s minimal dialogue. By the end of the flick, Gosling’s performance as a nameless stunt driver gone rogue for the one he loves will definitely stick with you, and you won’t be able to get “A Real Hero” out of your head. —Helen Owolabi