Beautiful Creatures (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)



Mostly instrumental soundtrack is milder than the movie.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Though there are almost no lyrics on this soundtrack, the tonal messages in these songs are a solid mix of light and not too ominous.

Positive role models

With almost no lyrics, these songs don't really demonstrate role model behaviors one way or the other.


Some of these instrumental tracks include scary, melodramatic sounds that may be a bit much for very young kids.

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Promotes movie of the same name.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that the Beautiful Creatures movie soundtrack is almost entirely instrumental. The couple of songs with lyrics are free of graphic language or adult content. Though the sounds themselves can be a bit scary and brooding at times, the album is still an OK pick for all but the youngest of kids.

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What's the story?

BEAUTIFUL CREATURES (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK) is a collection of 29 tunes -- all but a handful of which are instrumental -- from the movie Beautiful Creatures. Nearly all of the songs are performed by alt-rockers thenewno2, a British band fronted by Dhani Harrison, son of the Beatles' George Harrison. Also appearing are American singer-songwriter Ben Harper, Liela Moss of The Duke Spirit, and Alice Englert, who plays the character Lena Duchannes in the film.

Is it any good?


It takes talent to make an instrumental album that appeals to the masses, and thenewno2 has it. The electro-synth sound of many songs will appeal to kids and adults alike, along with the exceptional stylings of the immensely talented Ben Harper and the strong vocal performance by Alice Englert.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about whether the songs on this soundtrack are a good match for the movie's scenes -- do they help or hurt the movie?

  • If there were more songs with lyrics, which artists or bands would have been great choices to contribute tunes to the soundtrack?

  • Would you buy this soundtrack if you weren't a fan of the movie?

Music details

Release date:February 12, 2013
Label:Watertower Music
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Teen, 15 years old Written bykeiramalm22 March 24, 2014


Amazing soundtrack, lol!
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Great role models


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