Best Film Scores #100-81

Every Thursday in June, I will post a list of my picks for the best film scores of all time, twenty at a time. Here’s the first installment. You can listen to all the scores here.

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100. Danny Elfman, Batman (1989)

99. Michael Giacchino, Up (2009)

98. John Williams, Superman (1978)

97. John Williams, Jaws (1975)

96. Elmer Bernstein, The World of Henry Orient (1964)

95. Bernard Hermann, The Trouble with Harry (1955)

94. Hans Zimmer, Rain Man (1988)

93. Christopher Gunning, La vie en rose (2007)

92. Carmine Coppola, The Black Stallion (1979)

91. Adolph Deutsch, The Apartment (1960)

90. Dario Marianelli, Pride and Prejudice (2005)

89. Bernard Hermann, The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

88. Carter Burwell, Carol (2015)

87. Woody Allen, Sleeper (1973)

86. Henry Gregson-Williams, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (2005)

85. Danny Elfmann, Edward Scissorhands (1990)

84. Dan Rohmer & Behn Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

83. Jerome Moross, The Big Country (1958)

82. Michel Legrand, The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)

81. Elliot Goldenthal, Frida (2002)

List: Listen to All the Film Music of John Williams

The AFI honored John Williams with their 2016 Life Achievement award. Tomorrow, the latest of his many collaboration with director Steven Spielberg, The BFG, hits theaters. To celebrate both, here is a list of links to every film score and song John Williams has ever written. Hear all of John Williams’ film music here.

Daddy-O (1958)

Because They’re Young (1960)

I Passed for White (1960)

Bachelor Flat (1961)

The Secret Ways (1961)

Diamond Head (1962)

Gidget Goes to Rome (1963)

The Killers (1964)

John Goldfarb, Please Come Home (1965)

None but the Brave (1965)

How to Steel a Million (1966)

Not with My Wife, You Don’t (1966)

Penelope (1966)

The Plainsmen (1966)

The Rare Breed (1966)

Fitzwilly (1967)

A Guide for the Married Man (1967)

Sergeant Ryker (1968)

Daddy’s Gone-a Hunting (1969)

The Reivers (1969)

Jane Eyre (1970)

Story of a Woman (1970)

The Cowboys (1972)

Images (1972)

Pete ‘n’ Tillie (1972)

The Poseidon Adventure (1972)

Cinderella Liberty (1973)

The Long Goodbye (1973)

The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing (1973)

The Paper Chase (1973)

Tom Sawyer (1973)

Conrack (1974)

Earthquake (1974)

The Towering Inferno (1974)

Sugarland Express (1974)

The Eiger Sanction (1975)

Jaws (1975)

Family Plot (1976)

Midway (1976)

The Missouri Breaks (1976)

Black Sunday (1977)

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)

The Fury (1978)

Jaws 2 (1978)

Superman: The Movie (1978)

Dracula (1979)

1941 (1979)

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Heartbeeps (1981)

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

Monsignor (1982)

Star Wars Episode VI: The Return of the Jedi (1983)

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

The River (1984)

SpaceCamp (1986)

Empire of the Sun (1987)

The Witches of Eastwick (1987)

The Accidental Tourist (1988)

Always (1989)

Born of the Fourth of July (1989)

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

Home Alone (1990)

Presumed Innocent (1990)

Stanley & Iris (1990)

Hook (1991)

JFK (1991)

Far and Away (1992)

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)

Jurassic Park (1993)

Schindler’s List (1993)

Nixon (1995)

Sabrina (1995)

Sleepers (1996)

Amistad (1997)

The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)

Rosewood (1997)

Seven Years in Tibet (1997)

Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Stepmom (1998)

Angela’s Ashes (1999)

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999)

The Unfinished Journey (1999)

The Patriot (2000)

A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (2001)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)

Catch Me if You Can (2002)

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

Minority Report (2002)

Star Wars Episode II: The Attack of the Clones (2002)

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

The Terminal (2004)

Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)

Munich (2005)

Star Wars Episode III: The Revenge of the Sith (2005)

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn (2011)

War Horse (2011)

Lincoln (2012)

The Book Thief (2013)

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015)

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And finally, here is a segment to the score for The BFG which will be released tomorrow.

 

See my reviews of the following films with John Williams scores:

E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)