Best Uses of Creedence Clearwater Revival Songs in Movies and Television
3. An American Werewolf in London - "Bad Moon Rising"
This 1981 horror-comedy werewolf movie takes a literal translation to the song's lyrics as the protagonist feels something ain't right moments before his feral transformation. The Wesley Snipes vampire movie Blade later copied the foreboding use of the song.
2. The Big Lebowski - "Run Through the Jungle"
Jeff Bridges and John Goodman are on a mission. Nothing gets John Goodman's Vietnam-vet character, Walter, ready to fulfill said mission than a little CCR.
1. The Big Lebowski - "Lookin' Out My Back Door"
Like there was any other choice? Apologies for double dipping on this Coen Brothers classic, but we consider it acceptable as the Dude's stolen Creedence tapes are as central a part as any of the movie's shaggy dog of a plot. The one-man car chase scene involving the Dude smoking pot while singing along to "Lookin' Out My Back Door" is comedy gold that will forever etch a smile on your face when hearing this song about tangerines and elephants.