All Films Composed by John Williamsby 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 »
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Votes: 609 | Gross: $4.36M
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 »
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.
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.
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 »
17. Valley of the Dolls (1967)
PG-13 | 123 min | Drama, Music, Romance
Film version of Jacqueline Susann's best-selling novel chronicling the rise and fall of three young women in show business.
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.
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).
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.
22. Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969)
G | 155 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
A shy, withdrawn English schoolteacher falls for a flashy showgirl.
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.
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.
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 »
26. Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
G | 181 min | Drama, Family, Musical
In prerevolutionary Russia, a Jewish peasant contends with marrying off three of his daughters while growing anti-Semitic sentiment threatens his village.
Votes: 40,142 | Gross: $80.50M
1st Oscar win, 4th nomination
27. The Cowboys (1972)
GP | 134 min | Adventure, Drama, Western
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.
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 »
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.
5th Oscar nomination
30. The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
PG | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Nine people explore a cruise ship at sea in a manner that turns their whole lives upside down.
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 »
Votes: 863 | Gross: $18.97M
32. The Long Goodbye (1973)
R | 112 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Private investigator Philip Marlowe helps a friend out of a jam, but in doing so gets implicated in his wife's murder.
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.
7th Oscar nomination 2nd Golden Globe nomination
35. The Paper Chase (1973)
PG | 113 min | Comedy, Drama
A first-year law student at Harvard Law School struggles with balancing his coursework and his relationship with the daughter of his sternest professor.
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.
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.
38. The Sugarland Express (1974)
PG | 110 min | Crime, Drama
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.
Votes: 15,767 | Gross: $7.50M
First collaboration with Steven Spielberg.
39. Earthquake (1974)
PG | 122 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Various interconnected people struggle to survive when an earthquake of unimaginable magnitude hits Los Angeles, California.
Votes: 13,850 | Gross: $79.70M
4th Golden Globe nomination
40. The Towering Inferno (1974)
PG | 165 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
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.
Votes: 40,219 | Gross: $116.00M
9th Oscar nomination
41. The Eiger Sanction (1975)
Approved | 129 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
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.
42. Jaws (1975)
PG | 124 min | Adventure, Thriller
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.
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
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.
44. The Missouri Breaks (1976)
PG | 126 min | Drama, Western
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.
Votes: 9,871 | Gross: $14.00M
45. Midway (1976)
PG | 132 min | Action, Drama, History