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List of Films Scored By Elmer Bernstein

Updated April 17, 2020 5.2k views139 items

List of movies with music composed by Elmer Bernstein, listed alphabetically with trailers of the movies when available. This list includes any film scores composed by Elmer Bernstein, ranging from smaller indie movies to larger blockbuster pictures. Film composers are responsible for writing and composing the music that plays during the movie, which is particularly important for dramas and adventure movies- imagine what Lord of the Rings would have sounded like without an amazing score. Useful bits of trivia are can be found below, such as who directed each film scored by Elmer Bernstein and when the movie was first released. Elmer Bernstein is a world renowned film composer, so if you're a music buff use this list to find the names of Elmer Bernstein soundtracks that you haven't heard before.

Examples include Ghostbusters and The Blues Brothers.

This Elmer Bernstein films list can help answer the question, "Which movies were scored by Elmer Bernstein?"
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  • 7 Women is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Films Scored By Elmer Bernstein

    7 Women

    Anne Bancroft, Woody Strode

    Released1966

    Directed byJohn Ford

    7 Women, also known as Seven Women, is a 1966 film drama made by MGM. It was directed by John... more on Wikipedia
  • A Girl Named Tamiko is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Films Scored By Elmer Bernstein

    A Girl Named Tamiko

    Laurence Harvey, France Nuyen

    Released1962

    Directed byJohn Sturges

    A Girl Named Tamiko is a drama film directed by John Sturges, filmed in Technicolor and... more on Wikipedia
  • A Night in the Life of Jimmy R is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Films Scored By Elmer Bernstein

    A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon

    Matthew Perry, River Phoenix

    Released1988

    Directed byWilliam Richert

    A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon is a 1988 film about a high school graduate who must find... more on Wikipedia

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  • A Personal Journey with Martin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Films Scored By Elmer Bernstein
    A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies is a documentary film of 225... more on Wikipedia
  • A Rage in Harlem is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Films Scored By Elmer Bernstein

    A Rage in Harlem

    Forest Whitaker, Danny Glover

    Released1991

    Directed byBill Duke

    A Rage in Harlem is a 1991 American film starring Forest Whitaker, Danny Glover, Badja Djola,... more on Wikipedia
  • A Walk in the Spring Rain is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Films Scored By Elmer Bernstein

    A Walk in the Spring Rain

    Ingrid Bergman, Anthony Quinn

    Released1970

    Directed byGuy Green

    A Walk in the Spring Rain is a romantic drama Eastmancolor film made by Columbia Pictures,... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
  • Airplane II: The Sequel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Films Scored By Elmer Bernstein

    Airplane II: The Sequel

    William Shatner, Leslie Nielsen

    Released1982

    Directed byKen Finkleman

    Airplane II: The Sequel is a 1982 sequel to the 1980 American comedy film Airplane!. First... more on Wikipedia

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  • Airplane! is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Films Scored By Elmer Bernstein

    Airplane!

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Leslie Nielsen

    Released1980

    Directed byJerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams, David Zucker

    Airplane! is a 1980 American satirical disaster comedy film directed and written by David... more on Wikipedia

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  • Amazing Grace and Chuck is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Films Scored By Elmer Bernstein

    Amazing Grace and Chuck

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Gregory Peck

    Released1987

    Directed byMike Newell

    Amazing Grace and Chuck is a 1987 film starring Gregory Peck, Jamie Lee Curtis and William... more on Wikipedia
  • An American Werewolf in London is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Films Scored By Elmer Bernstein

    An American Werewolf in London

    Jenny Agutter, Frank Oz

    Released1981

    Directed byJohn Landis

    An American Werewolf in London is a 1981 horror comedy film written and directed by John... more on Wikipedia

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  • Anna Lucasta is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Films Scored By Elmer Bernstein

    Anna Lucasta

    Sammy Davis, Jr.

    Released1958

    Directed byArnold Laven

    Anna Lucasta is a 1959 film directed by Arnold Laven and written by Philip Yordan. It stars... more on Wikipedia
  • Baby the Rain Must Fall is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Films Scored By Elmer Bernstein

    Baby the Rain Must Fall

    Steve McQueen, Glen Campbell

    Released1965

    Directed byRobert Mulligan

    Baby the Rain Must Fall is a 1965 American drama film starring Lee Remick and Steve McQueen,... more on Wikipedia
  • Big Jake is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Films Scored By Elmer Bernstein

    Big Jake

    John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara

    Released1971

    Directed byGeorge Sherman

    Big Jake is a 1971 Western film directed by George Sherman, written by Harry Julian Fink and... more on Wikipedia

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  • Billy Jack Goes to Washington is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Films Scored By Elmer Bernstein

    Billy Jack Goes to Washington

    Suzanne Somers, Tom Laughlin

    Released1977

    Directed byTom Laughlin

    Billy Jack Goes to Washington is a 1977 film starring Tom Laughlin, the fourth film in the... more on Wikipedia
  • Birdman of Alcatraz is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Films Scored By Elmer Bernstein

    Birdman of Alcatraz

    Burt Lancaster, Telly Savalas

    Released1962

    Directed byJohn Frankenheimer

    Birdman of Alcatraz is a 1962 film starring Burt Lancaster and directed by John Frankenheimer.... more on Wikipedia

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  • Bloodbrothers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Films Scored By Elmer Bernstein

    Bloodbrothers

    Richard Gere, Marilu Henner

    Released1978

    Directed byRobert Mulligan

    Bloodbrothers is a 1978 coming-of-age film directed by Robert Mulligan. It stars Richard Gere,... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
  • Bolero is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Films Scored By Elmer Bernstein

    Bolero

    Bo Derek, George Kennedy

    Released1984

    Directed byJohn Derek

    Bolero is a 1984 American romantic drama film starring Bo Derek, and written and directed by... more on Wikipedia
  • Bringing Out the Dead is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Films Scored By Elmer Bernstein

    Bringing Out the Dead

    Nicolas Cage, Queen Latifah

    Released1999

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

    This film is a 1999 American drama film directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Paul... more on Wikipedia

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  • Buddy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Films Scored By Elmer Bernstein

    Buddy

    Rene Russo, Alan Cumming

    Released1997

    Directed byCaroline Thompson

    Buddy is a 1997 film directed by Caroline Thompson and produced by Columbia Pictures with help... more on Wikipedia
  • Bulletproof is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Films Scored By Elmer Bernstein

    Bulletproof

    Adam Sandler, James Caan

    Released1996

    Directed byErnest R. Dickerson

    Bulletproof is a 1996 American action-comedy film directed by Ernest Dickerson, and starring... more on Wikipedia

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  • Cahill U.S. Marshal is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Films Scored By Elmer Bernstein

    Cahill U.S. Marshal

    John Wayne, George Kennedy

    Released1973

    Directed byAndrew V. McLaglen

    Cahill U.S. Marshal is a 1973 American Western film in Technicolor starring John Wayne as a... more on Wikipedia

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  • Canadian Bacon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Films Scored By Elmer Bernstein

    Canadian Bacon

    Dan Aykroyd, John Candy

    Released1995

    Directed byMichael Moore

    Canadian Bacon is a 1995 comedy film which satirizes Canada–United States relations along the... more on Wikipedia
  • Cannon for Cordoba is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Films Scored By Elmer Bernstein

    Cannon for Cordoba

    George Peppard, Raf Vallone

    Released1970

    Directed byPaul Wendkos

    Cannon for Cordoba was a western film that was released in 1970. Filmed in Spain, the large... more on Wikipedia
  • Casey's Shadow is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Films Scored By Elmer Bernstein

    Casey's Shadow

    Walter Matthau, Alexis Smith

    Released1978

    Directed byMartin Ritt

    Casey's Shadow is a 1978 drama film directed by Martin Ritt and starring Walter Matthau. The... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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  • Cast a Giant Shadow is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Films Scored By Elmer Bernstein

    Cast a Giant Shadow

    Frank Sinatra, John Wayne

    Released1966

    Directed byMelville Shavelson

    Cast a Giant Shadow is a 1966 big-budget action film based on the life of Colonel Mickey... more on Wikipedia

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