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All Films Composed by John Williams

by christophershobris | created - 27 Jun 2017 | updated - 27 Jun 2017 | Public

Honoring perhaps the greatest movie composer of all time Mr. John Williams. He was making a name for himself even before he began collaborating with Spielberg. His legacy starts in the late 50s with his first composed score for 1958's Daddy-O. Wasn't till 1974 when he finally began working with Spielberg on one of his early projects 1974's The Sugarland Express. Known for composing some of the most iconic music scores in cinema. His music was like a character in the film, and he deserved every award he won. In fact he is the second most nominated celebrity for the Oscars behind animated legend Walt Disney. On this list, all his works will be included from his first score (Daddy-O) to his most recent project. Without further ado, here are John Williams legendary music scores. Enjoy!

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1. Daddy-O (1958)

Approved | 74 min | Crime, Music, Mystery

Phil, a part-time truck driver and singer who wears his pants far too high, meets a feisty platinum blonde who challenges him to a drag race through Griffith Park. When he is caught and ... See full summary »

Director: Lou Place | Stars: Dick Contino, Sandra Giles, Bruno VeSota, Gloria Victor

Votes: 833

2. I Passed for White (1960)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

A young girl meets and marries the man of her dreams--only she hasn't told him that she is half-black, and he and his rich family and friends are white.

Director: Fred M. Wilcox | Stars: Sonya Wilde, James Franciscus, Patricia Michon, Elizabeth Council

Votes: 167

3. Because They're Young (1960)

102 min | Drama

A new high school teacher tries to help troubled students and falls in love with the principal's secretary.

Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: Dick Clark, Victoria Shaw, Michael Callan, Tuesday Weld

Votes: 284

4. The Secret Ways (1961)

Approved | 112 min | Adventure, History, Mystery

During the 1956 Hungarian uprising, an American mercenary is hired to smuggle a Hungarian resistance leader out of Soviet-occupied Budapest.

Directors: Phil Karlson, Richard Widmark | Stars: Richard Widmark, Sonja Ziemann, Charles Regnier, Walter Rilla

Votes: 251

5. Bachelor Flat (1961)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy

British college professor seeks peace in a California beach house but has nothing but trouble from an uninvited female 'juvenile delinquent', a neighbor with a mischievous dog, and a bevy of amorous American woman.

Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Tuesday Weld, Richard Beymer, Terry-Thomas, Celeste Holm

Votes: 391

6. Diamond Head (1962)

Not Rated | 107 min | Drama, Romance

In 1950s Hawaii, a bigoted and ruthless land baron, with political ambitions, bans his sister from marrying a native even though he himself has secretly impregnated a native woman.

Director: Guy Green | Stars: Charlton Heston, Yvette Mimieux, George Chakiris, France Nuyen

Votes: 703

7. Gidget Goes to Rome (1963)

Not Rated | 104 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

Gidget, in Rome for a holiday, misinterprets attention she receives from a famous journalist. Discovering he is "chaperoning" her at Dad's request she resumes interest in her boyfriend. Based upon characters created by Frederick Kohner.

Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: James Darren, Cindy Carol, Jessie Royce Landis, Cesare Danova

Votes: 609 | Gross: $4.36M

8. The Killers (1964)

Passed | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

72 Metascore

Surprised that their contract victim didn't try to run away from them, two professional hit men try to find out who hired them and why.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson, John Cassavetes, Clu Gulager

Votes: 7,421

9. None But the Brave (1965)

Approved | 106 min | Adventure, Drama, War

During WW2, a platoon of Marines crash-lands on a tiny Pacific island occupied by a small Japanese unit.

Director: Frank Sinatra | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Clint Walker, Tatsuya Mihashi, Takeshi Katô

Votes: 1,654

10. John Goldfarb, Please Come Home! (1965)

96 min | Comedy

During the Cold War, John Goldfarb (Richard Crenna) crashes his spy plane in the Middle East and is taken prisoner by the local government. His captor, King Fawz (Sir Peter Ustinov), soon ... See full summary »

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Peter Ustinov, Richard Crenna, Jim Backus

Votes: 632

11. The Rare Breed (1966)

Approved | 97 min | Western

An English woman and her daughter enlist the aid of a cowboy to try and get their hardy hornless bull to mate with the longhorns of Texas, but have to overcome greedy criminals and the natural elements.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: James Stewart, Maureen O'Hara, Brian Keith, Juliet Mills

Votes: 3,257

12. How to Steal a Million (1966)

Not Rated | 123 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

The daughter of an art forger teams up with a burglar to steal one of her father's forgeries and protect his secret.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Peter O'Toole, Eli Wallach, Hugh Griffith

Votes: 25,356

13. The Plainsman (1966)

Approved | 92 min | Action, Drama, Romance

Calamity Jane tries to help Buffalo Bill Cody and Wild Bill Hickock stop an Indian war.

Director: David Lowell Rich | Stars: Don Murray, Guy Stockwell, Abby Dalton, Bradford Dillman

Votes: 194

14. Not with My Wife, You Don't! (1966)

Approved | 119 min | Comedy

During the Korean War, Italian nurse Virna Lisi falls in love with two American fliers, Tony Curtis and George C. Scott. Lisi marries Curtis after he convinces her that Scott has been ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Panama | Stars: Tony Curtis, Virna Lisi, George C. Scott, Carroll O'Connor

Votes: 795

15. Penelope (1966)

Approved | 97 min | Comedy, Crime

Comedy about a flighty, bored, kleptomaniac wife of a banker who robs her husband's bank of sixty thousand dollars.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Natalie Wood, Ian Bannen, Dick Shawn, Peter Falk

Votes: 1,665

16. A Guide for the Married Man (1967)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy, Romance

A man gives his friend a series of lessons on how to cheat on his wife without being caught.

Director: Gene Kelly | Stars: Walter Matthau, Inger Stevens, Sue Ane Langdon, Jackie Russell

Votes: 2,436

17. Valley of the Dolls (1967)

PG-13 | 123 min | Drama, Music, Romance

49 Metascore

Film version of Jacqueline Susann's best-selling novel chronicling the rise and fall of three young women in show business.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Barbara Parkins, Patty Duke, Paul Burke, Sharon Tate

Votes: 7,607 | Gross: $44.43M

First of many Oscar nominations.

18. Fitzwilly (1967)

Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Romance

A butler and the staff of an eccentric aged philanthropist whose family wealth is exhausted engage in larceny and crimes to maintain her lifestyle and provide funds for her charitable activities.

Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Barbara Feldon, John McGiver, Edith Evans

Votes: 1,358

19. Heidi (1968 TV Movie)

G | 105 min | Drama, Family

Swiss orphan Heidi's (Jennifer Edwards') Aunt Dete (Miriam Spoerri) leaves her in her grumpy grandfather's (Sir Michael Redgrave's) care up in the Alps, where she also meets young goatherd Peter (John Moulder-Brown).

Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Jennifer Edwards, Michael Redgrave, Maximilian Schell, Jean Simmons

Votes: 563

20. Land of the Giants (1968–1970)

TV-G | 60 min | Sci-Fi

A spaceship from Earth crash-lands on an Earth-like planet on which everything, including the human-like inhabitants, is twelve times the size of its counterpart on Earth.

Stars: Gary Conway, Don Matheson, Stefan Arngrim, Don Marshall

Votes: 2,221

21. Daddy's Gone A-Hunting (1969)

M | 108 min | Thriller

A mentally disturbed man stalks a woman who had once aborted the child he had fathered.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Carol White, Paul Burke, Mala Powers, Scott Hylands

Votes: 259

22. Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969)

G | 155 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

A shy, withdrawn English schoolteacher falls for a flashy showgirl.

Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Petula Clark, Michael Redgrave, George Baker

Votes: 3,163 | Gross: $2.55M

2nd Oscar nomination

23. The Reivers (1969)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

In turn-of-the-century Mississippi, an 11-year-old boy comes of age as two mischievous adult friends talk him into sneaking the family car out for a trip to Memphis and a series of adventures.

Director: Mark Rydell | Stars: Steve McQueen, Sharon Farrell, Ruth White, Michael Constantine

Votes: 2,795

3rd Oscar nomination

24. Story of a Woman (1970)

R | 90 min | Drama

Karin studies music in Rome and falls in love with Bruno. She learns that he is married and therefore returns to Sweden. She meets David. They marry and have a daughter. David is sent to Rome. Karin meets Bruno again.

Director: Leonardo Bercovici | Stars: Bibi Andersson, Robert Stack, James Farentino, Annie Girardot

Votes: 69

His only foreign score

25. Jane Eyre (1970 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

Jane Eyre is an orphan, sent to Lowood school, and eventually becomes a governess at Thornfield hall to a girl named Adele. While she is there, many strange things happen and eventually she... See full summary »

Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: George C. Scott, Susannah York, Ian Bannen, Jack Hawkins

Votes: 958

26. Fiddler on the Roof (1971)

G | 181 min | Drama, Family, Musical

67 Metascore

In prerevolutionary Russia, a Jewish peasant contends with marrying off three of his daughters while growing anti-Semitic sentiment threatens his village.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Topol, Norma Crane, Leonard Frey, Molly Picon

Votes: 40,142 | Gross: $80.50M

1st Oscar win, 4th nomination

27. The Cowboys (1972)

GP | 134 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

52 Metascore

Rancher Wil Andersen is forced to hire inexperienced boys as cowhands in order to get his herd to market on time but the rough drive is full of dangers and a gang of cattle rustlers is trailing them.

Director: Mark Rydell | Stars: John Wayne, Roscoe Lee Browne, Bruce Dern, Colleen Dewhurst

Votes: 13,284 | Gross: $16.35M

28. The Screaming Woman (1972 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 73 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A wealthy former mental patient goes home to her estate to rest and recuperate. While walking the grounds one day she hears the screams of a woman coming from underneath the ground who has ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Smight | Stars: Olivia de Havilland, Ed Nelson, Laraine Stephens, Joseph Cotten

Votes: 545

29. Images (1972)

R | 104 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

A schizophrenic housewife kills off each of her terrorizing apparitions, unsure if these demons are merely figments of her imagination or part of reality.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Susannah York, Rene Auberjonois, Marcel Bozzuffi, Hugh Millais

Votes: 5,858

5th Oscar nomination

30. The Poseidon Adventure (1972)

PG | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

70 Metascore

Nine people explore a cruise ship at sea in a manner that turns their whole lives upside down.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Shelley Winters, Red Buttons

Votes: 41,599 | Gross: $84.56M

6th Oscar nomination 1st Golden Globe nomination

31. Pete 'n' Tillie (1972)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Tillie Shlai's not looking forward to meeting yet another blind date. This one's name being Pete Seltzer. Pete and Tillie are not a match made in heaven, he using wisecracking and constant ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Walter Matthau, Carol Burnett, Geraldine Page, Barry Nelson

Votes: 863 | Gross: $18.97M

32. The Long Goodbye (1973)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

87 Metascore

Private investigator Philip Marlowe helps a friend out of a jam, but in doing so gets implicated in his wife's murder.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Elliott Gould, Nina van Pallandt, Sterling Hayden, Mark Rydell

Votes: 26,948 | Gross: $0.96M

33. Tom Sawyer (1973)

G | 103 min | Adventure, Musical, Family

Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn investigate a suspicious graveyard murder and more in this musical version of Mark Twain's novel.

Director: Don Taylor | Stars: Johnny Whitaker, Celeste Holm, Warren Oates, Jeff East

Votes: 2,020

7th Oscar nomination 2nd Golden Globe nomination

34. The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing (1973)

PG | 114 min | Romance, Western

Western story about a defiant wife who leaves her husband to take up riding with outlaws.

Director: Richard C. Sarafian | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Sarah Miles, Lee J. Cobb, Jack Warden

Votes: 1,349

35. The Paper Chase (1973)

PG | 113 min | Comedy, Drama

65 Metascore

A first-year law student at Harvard Law School struggles with balancing his coursework and his relationship with the daughter of his sternest professor.

Director: James Bridges | Stars: Timothy Bottoms, Lindsay Wagner, John Houseman, Graham Beckel

Votes: 7,175 | Gross: $1.85M

36. Cinderella Liberty (1973)

R | 117 min | Drama, Romance

A lonely Navy sailor falls in love with a hooker and becomes a surrogate father figure for her son during an extended liberty, due to his service records being lost.

Director: Mark Rydell | Stars: James Caan, Marsha Mason, Kirk Calloway, Eli Wallach

Votes: 1,905 | Gross: $2.86M

8th Oscar nomination 3rd Golden Globe nomination

37. Conrack (1974)

PG | 106 min | Drama

The true story of Pat Conroy, an idealistic and handsome Caucasian teacher who is an elementary school instructor for a group of poor black children in an isolated school.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Jon Voight, Paul Winfield, Madge Sinclair, Tina Andrews

Votes: 1,838

38. The Sugarland Express (1974)

PG | 110 min | Crime, Drama

65 Metascore

A woman attempts to reunite her family by helping her husband escape prison and together kidnapping their son. But things don't go as planned when they are forced to take a police hostage on the road.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Goldie Hawn, Ben Johnson, Michael Sacks, William Atherton

Votes: 15,767 | Gross: $7.50M

First collaboration with Steven Spielberg.

39. Earthquake (1974)

PG | 122 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

56 Metascore

Various interconnected people struggle to survive when an earthquake of unimaginable magnitude hits Los Angeles, California.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, George Kennedy, Lorne Greene

Votes: 13,850 | Gross: $79.70M

4th Golden Globe nomination

40. The Towering Inferno (1974)

PG | 165 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

69 Metascore

At the opening party of a colossal, but poorly constructed, office building, a massive fire breaks out that threatens to destroy the tower and everyone in it.

Director: John Guillermin | Stars: Paul Newman, Steve McQueen, William Holden, Faye Dunaway

Votes: 40,219 | Gross: $116.00M

9th Oscar nomination

41. The Eiger Sanction (1975)

Approved | 129 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

61 Metascore

Classical art professor and collector Dr. Jonathan Hemlock, who doubles as a professional assassin, is coerced out of retirement to avenge the murder of an old friend.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, George Kennedy, Vonetta McGee, Jack Cassidy

Votes: 17,862

42. Jaws (1975)

PG | 124 min | Adventure, Thriller

87 Metascore

When a killer shark unleashes chaos on a beach community, it's up to a local sheriff, a marine biologist, and an old seafarer to hunt the beast down.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary

Votes: 549,277 | Gross: $260.00M

2nd Oscar win, 10th nomination 1st Golden Globe win, 5th nomination 1st BAFTA win 1st Grammy win

43. Family Plot (1976)

PG | 120 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

79 Metascore

A phony psychic/con artist and her taxi driver/private investigator boyfriend encounter a pair of serial kidnappers while trailing a missing heir in California.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Karen Black, Bruce Dern, Barbara Harris, William Devane

Votes: 21,175

44. The Missouri Breaks (1976)

PG | 126 min | Drama, Western

65 Metascore

Tom Logan is a horse thief. Rancher David Braxton has horses, and a daughter, worth stealing. But Braxton has just hired Lee Clayton, an infamous "regulator", to hunt down the horse thieves; one at a time.

Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Marlon Brando, Jack Nicholson, Randy Quaid, Kathleen Lloyd

Votes: 9,871 | Gross: $14.00M

45. Midway (1976)

PG | 132 min | Action, Drama, History