Hunt for the Wilderpeople Soundtrack (

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Rating: 7.90/10 from 141000 votes
Tags: foster father foster son relationship
Alternate Names:
Title in Español:

A la caza de los ñumanos

Title in Italiano:

Selvaggi in fuga

Title in Português:

Hunt for the Wilderpeople


Long having been in the foster care system, twelve year old Ricky Baker is deemed a problem child. His latest placement has him at the rural home of Bella and Hec Faulkner, it happy-go-lucky Bella's idea to foster against ornery Hec's wishes. On Bella's suggestion, Ricky ends up calling them Auntie and Uncle respectively, much to Hec's chagrin. Bella's approach to dealing with Ricky works, Ricky who blossoms under her care, with Hec off on the sidelines in leaving Ricky solely to Bella.

Largely out of a change to their circumstance, Ricky and Hec end up together in the bush with no one knowing where they are. Rumors abound that Hec may have kidnapped Ricky, or worse that that kidnapping is combined with Hec being a pedophile, and as such a manhunt ensues with a further bounty on Hec. Although nothing improper is happening between the pair, Both Hec and Ricky realize that their respective histories prevent them from turning themselves in and in knowing that coming in would lead to their separation.

The longer they are able to elude capture, the stronger their folk hero status may rise. That status does not sit well with Paula Hall, the jaded and cynical case worker who has long overseen Ricky's placements, she seeing herself as the wannabe police officer with guns ablazing both to put Hec behind bars and Ricky back in juvenile detention.

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Hunt for the Wilderpeople
Lukasz Pawel Buda: Writer
Hamish McKeich: Performer
Magic (What She Do)
Dave Dobbyn: Writer
Ocean Blue
Nina Simone: Traditional, arranged
Nina Simone: Writer
Nina Simone: Performer
The Trifecta
Rima Te Wiata: Writer
The Partisan
Anna Marly: Performer
Milestone 2 (Skux Life)
Turn Your Lights Down Low
Ricky Baker Birthday Song
The Ole Rugged Cross
Ricky Runs
Moniker: Performer
Cloak of the Sky
Moniker: Performer
Ricky Baker Birthday Song (Rima Te Wiatia & Julian Dennison)
Moniker: Performer
Moniker: Performer
Ricky Alone
Moniker: Performer
All the Nummiest Treats
Moniker: Performer
Hunting / Raindrops
Moniker: Performer
Are You Lost?
Moniker: Performer
Ancient Stones
Moniker: Performer
Moniker: Performer
Kahu's House
Moniker: Performer
Forest Spirit
Moniker: Performer
Moniker: Performer
Moniker: Performer
Moniker: Performer
Moniker: Performer

User reviews

Linda Turner

Overall, the soundtrack of Hunt for the Wilderpeople is a key element in the film's success, enriching the story with its evocative and memorable melodies that linger in the minds of viewers long after the credits roll.

Margaret Thomas

The musical themes in the soundtrack mirror the growth and development of the characters, particularly Ricky and Hec. The evolving melodies and rhythms reflect their changing relationship and the challenges they face together.

Margaret Nelson

The soundtrack of Hunt for the Wilderpeople is a testament to the importance of music in storytelling, as it effectively conveys the mood and tone of each scene, drawing viewers further into the world of the film.

Joshua Green

The music in the movie strikes a perfect balance between light-hearted moments and more serious themes, showcasing the versatility and skill of the composers in capturing the complexity of the characters' experiences.

Ronald Wilson

The soundtrack of Hunt for the Wilderpeople perfectly captures the adventurous and heartwarming spirit of the movie. The music enhances the emotional depth of the story, making the audience feel connected to the characters and their journey.

Laura Hill

The use of folk and acoustic elements in the soundtrack adds a sense of authenticity to the rural setting of the film. It creates a nostalgic and charming atmosphere that complements the on-screen visuals beautifully.

Brian White

The soundtrack features a mix of uplifting and poignant tracks that evoke a wide range of emotions. From moments of joy and laughter to instances of reflection and introspection, the music enhances every scene it accompanies.

William Thomas

The score of Hunt for the Wilderpeople is both memorable and impactful, leaving a lasting impression on the audience even after the movie ends. The melodies stay with you, resonating long after the credits roll.

Susan Moore

The soundtrack of Hunt for the Wilderpeople perfectly captures the emotional journey of Ricky and Hec through its diverse selection of music. Each track enhances the scenes, creating a deep connection with the characters and their struggles.

Kimberly Nelson

The songs selected for the soundtrack of Hunt for the Wilderpeople are not only catchy and enjoyable to listen to, but also serve to deepen the audience's connection to the characters and their story.

Mark Martinez

The music in Hunt for the Wilderpeople showcases the talent and creativity of the composers, adding depth and nuance to the storytelling. The score is a vital component of the film's success, enhancing its overall quality and emotional impact.

Brian Jackson

The music in Hunt for the Wilderpeople effectively mirrors the emotional journey of the characters, from moments of lightheartedness to more poignant and introspective scenes.

Joshua Martinez

The use of acoustic guitars and harmonicas in the soundtrack creates a rustic and earthy atmosphere that complements the wilderness setting of the movie, enhancing the overall viewing experience.

John King

The soundtrack's blend of traditional folk melodies and modern indie influences adds a unique and refreshing dimension to the film, making it stand out from other soundtracks in the same genre.

Joseph Mitchell

The musical choices in the film demonstrate a keen attention to detail and a thoughtful approach to enhancing the narrative, with each song serving a specific purpose in advancing the plot and character development.

Jennifer Anderson

The soundtrack effectively sets the tone for the film, creating a cohesive and immersive viewing experience. It helps to transport the audience into the world of Ricky and Hec, making their adventures feel all the more real and engaging.

Anthony Rodriguez

The soundtrack of Hunt for the Wilderpeople perfectly captures the adventurous spirit of the film, with upbeat and folksy tunes that evoke a sense of freedom and exploration.

Patricia Adams

The use of folk and acoustic music in the soundtrack adds a layer of authenticity to the story, reflecting the rugged beauty of the New Zealand wilderness where Ricky and Hec find themselves on the run. The music helps to convey the sense of adventure, camaraderie, and resilience that permeates the film, making it a truly immersive experience for the audience.

Joshua Mitchell

Overall, the soundtrack of Hunt for the Wilderpeople is a standout feature of the movie, enriching the narrative and bringing its themes to life in a powerful and evocative way.