Eat Pray Love
Julia Roberts masticates, worships, and adores to British breakouts Florence + the Machine‘s jubilant 2009 alt anthem ”Dog Days Are Over,” from their debut, Lungs.
Director Robert Rodriguez’s Mexploitation action unfurls in gory slo-mo against L.A. rock band Carney‘s Zeppelin-y ”Testify,” from May’s Mr. Green Vol. 1.
Waiting for Superman
The Sundance-award-winning documentary borrows Hasidic reggae star Matisyahu‘s aspirational ”One Day” (also used heavily during this year’s Olympics). Find it on 2009’s Light.
Jack Goes Boating
Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Ryan fumble toward romance to the strains of the indie-beardo jam of 2008, Fleet Foxes‘ ”White Winter Hymnal” (from their self-titled debut album).