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List of Films Scored By James Horner

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List of movies with music composed by James Horner, listed alphabetically with trailers of the movies when available. This list includes any film scores composed by James Horner, 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 James Horner and when the movie was first released. James Horner is a world renowned film composer, so if you're a music buff use this list to find the names of James Horner soundtracks that you haven't heard before.

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  • 48 Hrs. is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Films Scored By James Horner

    48 Hrs.

    Eddie Murphy, Nick Nolte

    Released1982

    Directed byWalter Hill

    48 Hrs. is a 1982 American action comedy film directed by Walter Hill, starring Nick Nolte and... more on Wikipedia

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  • A Beautiful Mind is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Films Scored By James Horner

    A Beautiful Mind

    Jennifer Connelly, Russell Crowe

    Released2001

    Directed byRon Howard

    A Beautiful Mind is a 2001 American biographical drama film based on the life of John Nash, a... more on Wikipedia
  • A Far Off Place is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Films Scored By James Horner

    A Far Off Place

    Reese Witherspoon, Maximilian Schell

    Released1993

    Directed byMikael Salomon

    A Far Off Place is a 1993 adventure drama film based on Laurens van der Post's works, A... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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  • A Piano for Mrs. Cimino is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Films Scored By James Horner

    A Piano for Mrs. Cimino

    Bette Davis, Christopher Guest

    Released1982

    Directed byGeorge Schaefer

    A Piano for Mrs. Cimino is a 1982 American television movie produced and directed by George... more on Wikipedia
  • Aliens is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Films Scored By James Horner

    Aliens

    Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton

    Released1986

    Directed byJames Cameron

    Aliens is a 1986 American science-fiction action horror film written and directed by James... more on Wikipedia

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  • All the King's Men is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Films Scored By James Horner

    All the King's Men

    Kate Winslet, Sean Penn

    Released2006

    Directed bySteven Zaillian

    All the King's Men is a 2006 film adaptation of the 1946 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel All the... more on Wikipedia
  • An American Tail is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Films Scored By James Horner

    An American Tail

    Christopher Plummer, Madeline Kahn

    Released1986

    Directed byDon Bluth

    An American Tail is a 1986 American animated musical adventure film directed by Don Bluth and... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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  • An American Tail: Fievel Goes  is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Films Scored By James Horner

    An American Tail: Fievel Goes West

    James Stewart, John Cleese

    Released1991

    Directed bySimon Wells, Phil Nibbelink

    An American Tail: Fievel Goes West is a 1991 American animated western film produced by Steven... more on Wikipedia

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  • Another 48 Hrs. is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Films Scored By James Horner

    Another 48 Hrs.

    Eddie Murphy, Nick Nolte

    Released1990

    Directed byWalter Hill

    Another 48 Hrs. is a 1990 action comedy film and a sequel to the 1982 film 48 Hrs.. It was... more on Wikipedia

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  • Apocalypto is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Films Scored By James Horner

    Apocalypto

    Raoul Trujillo, Gerardo Taracena

    Released2006

    Directed byMel Gibson

    Apocalypto is a 2006 American epic adventure film directed and produced by Mel Gibson. It was... more on Wikipedia

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  • Apollo 13 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Films Scored By James Horner

    Apollo 13

    Tom Hanks, Bryce Dallas Howard

    Released1995

    Directed byRon Howard

    Apollo 13 is a 1995 American historical docudrama film directed by Ron Howard. The film stars... more on Wikipedia

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  • Avatar is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Films Scored By James Horner

    Avatar

    Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver

    Released2009

    Directed byJames Cameron

    Avatar is a 2009 American epic science fiction film written and directed by James Cameron, and... more on Wikipedia
  • Avatar 2 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Films Scored By James Horner

    Avatar 2

    Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana

    Released2021

    Directed byJames Cameron

    Avatar 2 is a 2020 American epic science fiction film directed by James Cameron, and the... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
  • Avatar 3 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Films Scored By James Horner

    Avatar 3

    Zoe Saldana

    Released2017

    Directed byJames Cameron

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  • Balto is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Films Scored By James Horner

    Balto

    Kevin Bacon, Phil Collins

    Released1995

    Directed bySimon Wells

    Balto is a 1995 American live-action/animated historical adventure drama film directed by... more on Wikipedia
  • Batteries Not Included is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Films Scored By James Horner

    Batteries Not Included

    Jessica Tandy, Luis Guzmán

    Released1987

    Directed byMatthew Robbins

    Batteries Not Included is a 1987 family-comic science fiction film directed by Matthew Robbins... more on Wikipedia

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  • Battle Beyond the Stars is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Films Scored By James Horner

    Battle Beyond the Stars

    Kathy Griffin, George Peppard

    Released1980

    Directed byJimmy T. Murakami

    Battle Beyond the Stars is an American 1980 science fiction film directed by Jimmy T. Murakami... more on Wikipedia

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  • Beyond Borders is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Films Scored By James Horner

    Beyond Borders

    Angelina Jolie, Clive Owen

    Released2003

    Directed byMartin Campbell

    Beyond Borders is a 2003 romantic-drama film about aid workers, directed by Martin Campbell... more on Wikipedia
  • Bicentennial Man is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Films Scored By James Horner

    Bicentennial Man

    Robin Williams, Sam Neill

    Released1999

    Directed byChris Columbus

    Bicentennial Man is a 1999 American science fiction family comedy-drama film starring Robin... more on Wikipedia
  • Black Gold is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Films Scored By James Horner

    Black Gold

    Freida Pinto, Antonio Banderas

    Released2011

    Directed byJean-Jacques Annaud

    Black Gold is a 2011 drama film directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud.
  • Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Films Scored By James Horner

    Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius

    Jim Caviezel, Claire Forlani

    Released2004

    Directed byRowdy Herrington

    Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius is a 2004 biographical drama film based on the life of Bobby... more on Wikipedia
  • Bopha! is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Films Scored By James Horner

    Bopha!

    Malcolm McDowell, Danny Glover

    Released1993

    Directed byMorgan Freeman

    Bopha! is a 1993 drama film directed by Morgan Freeman and starring Danny Glover. It was... more on Wikipedia
  • Brainstorm is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Films Scored By James Horner

    Brainstorm

    Christopher Walken, Natalie Wood

    Released1983

    Directed byDouglas Trumbull

    Brainstorm is a 1983 science fiction film directed by Douglas Trumbull and starring... more on Wikipedia

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  • Braveheart is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Films Scored By James Horner

    Braveheart

    Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau

    Released1995

    Directed byMel Gibson

    Braveheart is a 1995 epic historical medieval war drama film directed by and starring Mel... more on Wikipedia
  • Casper is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Films Scored By James Horner

    Casper

    Christina Ricci, Bill Pullman

    Released1995

    Directed byBrad Silberling, Phil Nibbelink

    Casper is a 1995 American family comedy fantasy film starring Christina Ricci, Bill Pullman,... more on Wikipedia

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