The music in a film or TV show can often make or break the final product as the songs used can help add just the right feeling to each scene.

Netflix’s newest arrival is MMA punch-them-up Bruised, the directorial debut of Halle Berry, and the film is packed with plenty of badass tunes to underscore the action.

But just what songs feature in Bruised’s empowering soundtrack?

Bruised | Official Trailer | Netflix

Bruised | Official Trailer | Netflix

Bruised release date and plot

After a limited theatrical release on November 17th, Bruised fights its way onto Netflix on November 24th, 2021.

Starring and directed by Halle Berry, Bruised tells the story of Jackie Justice, an MMA (mixed martial arts) fighter who left the sport in disgrace and has been cleaning toilets for a living.

However, Jackie’s spiralling life is turned around when Manny, the son she gave up as an infant, is dropped off on her doorstep.

Knowing that she now has an extra mouth to feed, Jackie is coaxed back into the ring by her manager and boyfried, a move which catches the attention of a big-time fight promoter.


Bruised soundtrack

Bruised’s soundtrack features 13 songs in total, all the work of female music artists.

The songs that make up the soundtrack are:

To coincide with the film’s arrival, the soundtrack album for Bruised has been made available on the likes of Spotify and Apple Music so fans can listen to the empowering songs whenever they want.

Halle Berry discusses Bruised’s soundtrack

Speaking in a Netflix press release prior to the film’s arrival, Halle Berry discussed Bruised’s empowering soundtrack.

“Well, what’s great about the soundtrack — this is a female movie, written by a woman, directed by a woman, starring a woman, it’s very female driven,” she explained. So I wanted the film to have an all-female soundtrack.”

“The soundtrack itself is very hard hitting. It’s filled with trap music,” she continuned. “It’s meant to represent the world that Jackie’s living in, but
also her state of mind.”

“It’s hard, it’s edgy, it’s relentless and unforgiving in many ways, and that is what’s going on inside of Jackie’s head,” Berry concluded.


Bruised is available to stream on Netflix from November 24th, 2021.

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