Film Films Scored By John Williams

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

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Mickey Rourke, Christopher Lee, Dan Aykroyd 1941 is a 1979 period comedy film directed by Steven Spielberg, written by Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale, and featuring an ensemble cast including Dan Aykroyd, Ned Beatty, John Belushi, John ...more

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Lucille Ball, Jayne Mansfield, Carl Reiner A Guide for the Married Man is a 1967 American bedroom farce comedy film starring Walter Matthau, Robert Morse, and Inger Stevens. It was directed by Gene Kelly. It features a large number of ...more

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Meryl Streep, Robin Williams, Jude Law A.I. Artificial Intelligence, also known as A.I., is a 2001 American science fiction film written, directed, and produced by Steven Spielberg, and based on Brian Aldiss's short story Super-Toys ...more

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John Wood, Ilmari Saarelainen, Tenho SaurĂ©n Agentti 000 ja kuolema kurvit was a 1983 Finnish spy comedy film directed by Visa Mäkinen and written by Ismo Sajakorpi. The film stars Ilmari Saarelainen as James Bond impersonator Joonas ...more

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Audrey Hepburn, John Goodman, Holly Hunter Always is a 1989 romantic drama film directed by Steven Spielberg, and starring Richard Dreyfuss, Holly Hunter, John Goodman, introducing Brad Johnson and featuring Audrey Hepburn's cameo in her ...more

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Morgan Freeman, Matthew McConaughey, Anna Paquin Amistad is a 1997 historical drama film directed by Steven Spielberg, based on the true story of the 1839 mutiny aboard the slave ship La Amistad, during which Mende tribesmen taken and managed ...more

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Robert Carlyle, Emily Watson, Alan Parker Angela's Ashes is a 1999 Irish-American drama film based on the memoir of the same name by Frank McCourt. It was co-written and directed by Alan Parker, and starred Emily Watson, Robert Carlyle, ...more

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Tuesday Weld, Celeste Holm, Richard Beymer Bachelor Flat is a 1962 American comedy film starring Terry-Thomas, Tuesday Weld, Richard Beymer and Celeste Holm. Filmed in CinemaScope in Malibu, the film is a revised version of director ...more

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Backwoods is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Films Scored By John Williams
Jimmy Bennett, Julianne Moore, Kristen Stewart

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Black Sunday is a 1975 novel by Thomas Harris. It was the first novel by Harris, and achieved only moderate success until it was sold to Hollywood. The novel is a thriller about a plot by ...more

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Terry Bradshaw, Bruce Dern, Robert Shaw Black Sunday is a 1977 American thriller film directed by John Frankenheimer, based on Thomas Harris' novel of the same name. The film was produced by Robert Evans and starred Robert Shaw, Bruce ...more

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Born on the Fourth of July, published in 1976, is the best selling autobiography by Ron Kovic, a Vietnam veteran who became an activist. Kovic was born on July 4, 1946, and his book's ironic ...more

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Tom Cruise, Willem Dafoe, Tom Berenger Born on the Fourth of July is a 1989 American drama film adaptation of the best-selling autobiography of the same name by Vietnam veteran Ron Kovic. Tom Cruise plays Ron Kovic, in a performance ...more

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Leonardo DiCaprio, Amy Adams, Jennifer Garner Catch Me If You Can is a 2002 American biographical crime drama film based on the life of Frank Abagnale, who, before his 19th birthday, successfully performed cons worth millions of dollars by ...more

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James Caan, Eli Wallach, Dabney Coleman Cinderella Liberty is a 1973 film drama which tells the story of a sailor who falls in love with a prostitute and becomes a surrogate father for her 11-year-old mixed race son. It stars James ...more

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Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr, Carl Weathers Close Encounters of the Third Kind is a 1977 science fiction film, written and directed by Steven Spielberg and featuring Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Melinda Dillon, Teri Garr, ...more

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Daddy-O Dick Contino, Bruno Vesota, Sandra Giles Daddy-O is a 1958 B-movie starring Dick Contino. It was directed by Lou Place and written by David Moessinger. The film is notable for its soundtrack as being the debut film score for John ...more

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Charlton Heston, Yvette Mimieux, France Nuyen Diamond Head is a film starring Charlton Heston, Yvette Mimieux, George Chakiris, and James Darren, directed by Guy Green, and released by Columbia Pictures. The original music score was ...more

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Laurence Olivier, Frank Langella, Donald Pleasence Dracula is a 1979 American/British horror film starring Frank Langella as Count Dracula, based on the novel Dracula by Bram Stoker. The film was directed by John Badham and the cinematography ...more

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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Films Scored By John Williams
Drew Barrymore, Erika Eleniak, Debra Winger E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is a 1982 American science fiction-family film co-produced and directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Melissa Mathison, featuring special effects by Carlo ...more

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Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, Victoria Principal Earthquake is a 1974 American ensemble disaster film directed and produced by Mark Robson. The plot concerns the struggle for survival after a catastrophic earthquake destroys most of the city ...more

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Christian Bale, Ben Stiller, John Malkovich Empire of the Sun is a 1987 American coming of age film based on J. G. Ballard's semi-autobiographical novel of the same name. Steven Spielberg directed the film, which stars Christian Bale, ...more

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Alfred Hitchcock, Bruce Dern, Karen Black Family Plot is a 1976 American dark comedy/thriller film that was the final film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The film was based on Victor Canning's novel The Rainbird Pattern, which Ernest ...more

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Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Brendan Gleeson Far and Away is a 1992 romance film directed by Ron Howard from a script by Howard and Bob Dolman, and stars Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. Cinematography by Mikael Salomon, with a music score by ...more

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Paul Michael Glaser, Chaim Topol, Molly Picon Fiddler on the Roof is a 1971 American musical comedy-drama film produced and directed by Norman Jewison. It is an adaptation of the 1964 Broadway musical of the same name, with music composed ...more

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Dick Van Dyke, Barbara Feldon, Norman Fell Fitzwilly is a 1967 film directed by Delbert Mann, based on Poyntz Tyler's 1960 novel A Garden of Cucumbers and adapted for the screen by Isobel Lennart. Its title refers to the nickname of its ...more

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Flashing Spikes is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Films Scored By John Williams
Flashing Spikes Flashing Spikes is a 1962 teleplay directed by John Ford and starring James Stewart, with a lengthy surprise appearance by John Wayne, billed in the credits as "Michael Morris". The ...more

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James Darren, Cindy Carol Gidget Goes to Rome is a 1963 Columbia Pictures Eastmancolor feature film starring Cindy Carol as the archetypal high school teen surfer girl originally created by Sandra Dee in the 1959 film ...more

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Peter O'Toole, Petula Clark, Michael Redgrave Goodbye, Mr. Chips is a 1969 American musical film directed by Herbert Ross. The screenplay by Terence Rattigan is based on James Hilton's 1934 novella of the same name, which was first adapted ...more

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Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, John Cleese Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is a 2002 fantasy film directed by Chris Columbus and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is based on the novel of the same name by J. K. Rowling. ...more

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Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Michael Gambon Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey is an Adventure film directed by Thierry Coup.

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Harry Potter and the Philosoph... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Films Scored By John Williams
Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Julianne Hough Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is a 2001 fantasy film directed by Chris Columbus and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is based on the novel of the same name by J. K. Rowling. ...more

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner ... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Films Scored By John Williams
Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Gary Oldman Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is a 2004 fantasy film directed by Alfonso Cuarón and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is based on the novel of the same name by J. K. ...more

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Bernadette Peters, Jerry Garcia, Barry Manilow Heartbeeps is a 1981 romantic sci-fi comedy film about two robots who fall in love and decide to strike out on their own. It was directed by Allan Arkush, and starred Andy Kaufman and Bernadette ...more

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Jean Simmons, Michael Redgrave, Maximilian Schell Heidi is a 1968 NBC made-for-TV film version of the original 1880 novel of the same name which debuted on November 17, 1968. It starred actress Jennifer Edwards, stepdaughter of Julie Andrews ...more

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Home Alone is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Films Scored By John Williams
Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, John Candy Home Alone is a 1990 American Christmas family comedy film written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus. The film stars Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McCallister, a boy who is ...more

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Donald Trump, Macaulay Culkin, Tim Curry Home Alone 2: Lost in New York is a 1992 American Christmas family comedy film written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus. It is the second film in the Home Alone series ...more

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Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia Roberts, Robin Williams Hook is a 1991 American fantasy adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg and written by James V. Hart and Malia Scotch Marmo. It stars Robin Williams as Peter Pan/Peter Banning, Dustin ...more

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Ted Bracewell, Ben Fletcher, Angela Duke How the Sith Stole Christmas is an animated fan film from that made its debut on the internet in December 2002. Written and directed by Ted Bracewell, the film tells the story of the Emperor's ...more

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Audrey Hepburn, Peter O'Toole, Eli Wallach How to Steal a Million is a 1966 heist comedy film, directed by William Wyler and starring Audrey Hepburn, Peter O'Toole, Eli Wallach and Hugh Griffith. The picture is set and was filmed in ...more

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James Franciscus, Jimmy Lydon, Maila Nurmi I Passed for White is a 1960 film directed and adapted for the screen by Fred M. Wilcox from a novel of the same name by Reba Lee "as told to" Mary Hastings Bradley. The film stars ...more

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Susannah York, Rene Auberjonois, Cathryn Harrison Images is a 1972 British-American psychological thriller film directed by Robert Altman and starring Susannah York. The picture follows an unstable children's author who finds herself engulfed ...more

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Cate Blanchett, Harrison Ford, Shia LaBeouf Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is a 2008 American science fiction adventure film. It is the fourth film in the Indiana Jones series created by George Lucas and directed by ...more

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Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, River Phoenix Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is a 1989 American adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg, from a story co-written by executive producer George Lucas. It is the third installment in the ...more

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Indiana Jones and the Raiders ... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Films Scored By John Williams
Harrison Ford, Alfred Molina, Karen Allen Raiders of the Lost Ark is a 1981 American adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg. The screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan was from a story by George Lucas and Philip Kaufman. It was produced by ...more

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Indiana Jones and the Temple o... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Films Scored By John Williams
Harrison Ford, Steven Spielberg, Dan Aykroyd Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom is a 1984 American adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg. It is the second installment in the Indiana Jones franchise and a prequel to the 1981 film ...more

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Anne Hathaway, Matthew McConaughey, Matt Damon Interstellar is a British-American 2014 science fiction epic film directed by Christopher Nolan, starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain and Michael Caine. The film ...more

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George C. Scott, Susannah York Jane Eyre is a 1970 television film directed by Delbert Mann starring George C. Scott and Susannah York. It is based on the 1847 novel Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë. The film had its ...more

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Jaws is an American media franchise that started with a 1974 novel that expanded into four films, a theme park ride, and other tie-in merchandise. The main subject of the franchise is a great ...more

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Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Scheider Jaws is a 1975 American thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg and based on Peter Benchley's novel of the same name. The prototypical summer blockbuster, its release is regarded as a ...more