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1 The Good The Bad And The Ugly
2 Gladiator
3 Interstellar
4 Once Upon A Time In The West
5 Lawrence Of Arabia
6 The Gremlins 2: The New Batch
7 Black Hawk Down
8 Inception
9 Psycho
10 The Lord Of The Rings
11 Pan's Labyrinth
12 Vertigo
13 If Beale Street Could Talk
14 Princess Mononoke
15 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
16 For A Few Dollars More
17 The Mission
18 Raiders Of The Lost Ark
19 Mad Max: Fury Road
20 The Godfather
21 Nausicaa Of The Valley Of The Wind
22 The Last Of The Mohicans
23 Suspiria (1977)
24 Rebecca
25 Chariots Of Fire
26 Schindler's List
27 Edward Scissorhands
28 Doctor Zhivago
29 E.T The Extraterrestrial
30 Planet of the Apes (1968)
31 A Fistful Of Dollars
32 Star Wars
33 Catch Me If You Can
34 Jurassic Park
35 Sunset Boulevard
36 The Right Stuff
37 Amelie
38 Rocky
39 Pirates Of The Caribbean
40 Batman
41 North By Northwest
42 Tenet
43 Titanic
44 Akira
45 Superman
46 Jaws
47 Blade Runner
48 The Bridge On The River Kwai
49 Robocop (1987)
50 Spirited Away
51 Batman Begins
52 The Green Mile
53 Braveheart
54 Spartacus
55 Cloud Atlas
56 How To Train Your Dragon
57 Dunkirk
58 Totoro
59 Halloween
60 Back To The Future
61 On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
62 The Dark Knight
63 The Lion King
64 The Third Man
65 The Grand Budapest Hotel
66 Goldfinger
67 Patton
68 Laputa: Castle In The Sky
69 Up
70 The Great Escape
71 Gone With The Wind
72 Tron Legacy
73 The Mummy
74 Forrest Gump
75 Escape From New York
76 Avatar
77 Chinatown
78 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
79 Once Upon A Time In America
80 The Shawshank Redemption
81 The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
82 Ben-Hur
83 The Legend Of 1900
84 King Kong (1933)
85 Terminator
86 Hobson's Choice
87 Road To Perdition
88 Terminator 2: Judgment Day
89 Alien
90 Thunderball
91 Casablanca
92 Laura
93 Breakfast At Tiffany
94 Close Encounters Of The Third Kind
95 The Incredibles
96 Aliens
97 On The Waterfront
98 Apollo 13
99 Wall-E
100 On Golden Pond
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1. Vertigo (1958, Bernard Herrmann)

2. Blade Runner (1982, Vangelis)

3. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968, Ennio Morricone)

4. Chinatown (1974, Jerry Goldsmith)

5. The Third Man (1949, Anton Karas)

6. Days of Heaven (1978, Ennio Morricone)

7. Once Upon a Time in America (1984, Ennio Morricone)

8. Touch of Evil (1958, Henry Mancini)

9. Under the Skin (2013, Mica Levi)

10. Brick (2005, Nathan Johnson)

11. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981, John Williams)

12. Star Wars (1977, John Williams)

13. Elevator to the Gallows (1958, Miles Davis)

14. The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967, Michel Legrand)

15. The Social Network (2010, Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross)

16. 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992, Vangelis)

17. Laura (1944, David Raksin)

18. Suspiria (1977, Goblin)

19. The Piano (1993, Michael Nyman)

20. Psycho (1960, Bernard Herrmann)

21. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966, Ennio Morricone)

22. Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985, Philip Glass)

23. Safe (1995, Ed Tomney)

24. The Straight Story (1999, Angelo Badalamenti)

25. There Will Be Blood (2007, Jonny Greenwood)

26. Gone with the Wind (1939, Max Steiner)

27. Trouble in Mind (1985, Mark Isham)

28. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001, Howard Shore)

29. The Godfather (1972, Nino Rota)

30. Sorcerer (1977, Tangerine Dream)

31. The Empire Strikes Back (1980, John Williams)

32. Beauty and the Beast (1978, Petr Hapka)

33. Chungking Express (1994, Frankie Chan & Roel A. García)

34. Taxi Driver (1976, Bernard Herrmann)

35. Seven (1995, Howard Shore)

36. Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989, Joe Hisaishi)

37. Local Hero (1983, Mark Knopfler)

38. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007, Nick Cave & Warren Ellis)

39. Dead Man (1995, Neil Young)

40. The Childhood of a Leader (2015, Scott Walker)

41. The Conformist (1970, Georges Delerue)

42. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015, Junkie XL)

43. Truck Turner (1974, Isaac Hayes)

44. The Witch: A New-England Folktale (2015, Mark Korven)

45. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011, Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross)

46. Thief (1981, Tangerine Dream)

47. Henry V (1989, Patrick Doyle)

48. The Mission (1986, Ennio Morricone)

49. The Last Airbender (2010, James Newton Howard)

50. Mulholland Dr. (2001, Angelo Badalamenti)

51. Angel Heart (1987, Trevor Jones)

52. The Terminator (1984, Brad Fiedel)

53. Starman (1984, Jack Nitzsche)

54. Batman (1989, Danny Elfman)

55. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015, Daniel Pemberton)

56. Cat People (1982, Giorgio Moroder)

57. Navajo Joe (1966, Ennio Morricone)

58. Blood Simple (1984, Carter Burwell)

59. Punch-Drunk Love (2002, Jon Brion)

60. The Incredibles (2004, Michael Giacchino)

61. The Godfather: Part II (1974, Nino Rota & Carmine Coppola)

62. Gladiator (2000, Hans Zimmer)

63. Breathless (1960, Martial Solal)

64. Jurassic Park (1993, John Williams)

65. A Fistful of Dollars (1964, Ennio Morricone)

66. Patty Hearst (1988, Scott Johnson)

67. Good Time (2017, Oneohtrix Point Never)

68. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938, Erich Wolfgang Korngold)

69. Ratatouille (2007, Michael Giacchino)

70. The Thing (1982, Ennio Morricone)

71. Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan (1982, James Horner)

72. Jaws (1975, John Williams)

73. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992, Angelo Badalamenti)

74. Friday Night (2002, Tindersticks)

75. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003, Howard Shore)

76. The Departed (2006, Howard Shore)

77. Phantom Thread (2017, Jonny Greenwood)

78. Inception (2010, Hans Zimmer)

79. Bullitt (1968, Lalo Schifrin)

80. Castle in the Sky (1986, Joe Hisaishi)

81. Heaven’s Gate (1980, David Mansfield)

82. For a Few Dollars More (1965, Ennio Morricone)

83. Deep Red (1975, Goblin)

84. Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992, Wojciech Kilar)

85. My Neighbor Totoro (1988, Joe Hisaishi)

86. Hanna (2011, The Chemical Brothers)

87. The Age of Innocence (1993, Elmer Bernstein)

88. Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009, Alexandre Desplat)

89. Memento (2000, David Julyan)

90. Walker (1987, Joe Strummer)

91. Sunshine (2007, Underworld & John Murphy)

92. The Village (2004, James Newton Howard)

93. The Dark Knight (2008, Hans Zimmer & James Newton Howard)

94. Old Joy (2006, Yo La Tengo)

95. 127 Hours (2010, A.R. Rahman)

96. It Follows (2014, Disasterpeace)

97. The Book of Eli (2010, Atticus Ross)

98. The Fountain (2006, Clint Mansell)

99. Midnight Special (2016, David Wingo)

100. Catch Me If You Can (2002, John Williams)

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My thanks to everyone who participated. Submissions are now closed.

 

 

My expectation is to start the countdown on Friday evening Eastern Standard Time.

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And for reference, my own list:

 

 

Spoiler

1. Conan the Barbarian (1982) – Basil Poledouris
2. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007) – Nick Cave & Warren Ellis
3, Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) – Ennio Morricone
4. The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (1966) – Ennio Morricone
5. Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) – John Williams
6. Thunderball (1965) – John Barry
7. Henry V (1989) – Patrick Doyle
8. The Last of the Mohicans (1992) – Randy Edelman & Trevor Jones
9. The Ten Commandments (1956) – Elmer Bernstein
10. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) – James Horner
11. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) – Howard Shore
12. The Magnificent Seven (1960) – Elmer Bernstein
13. Tron Legacy (2010) – Daft Punk
14. Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977) – John Williams
15. Sunshine (2007) – John Murphy
16. The Mask of Zorro (1998) – James Horner
17. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) – John Williams
18. The Last Samurai (2003) – Hans Zimmer 
19. Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) – Jerry Goldsmith
20. Lawrence of Arabia (1962) – Maurice Jarre
21. Apollo 13 (1995) – James Horner
22. Princess Mononoke (1997) – Joe Hisaishi
23. Ben-Hur (1959) – Miklós Rózsa
24. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969) – John Barry
25. John Carter (2012) – Michael Giacchino
26. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) – Howard Shore
27, Superman (1978) – John Williams
28. Once Upon a Time in America (1984) – Ennio Morricone
29. Titanic (1997) – James Horner
30. Escape From New York (1981) – John Carpenter
31. Far From the Madding Crowd (2015) – Craig Armstrong
32. How to Train Your Dragon (2010) – John Powell
33. The Mummy (1999) – Jerry Goldsmith
34. 3:10 to Yuma (2007) – Marco Beltrami
35. First Blood (1982) – Jerry Goldsmith
36. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001) – John Williams
37. Inception (2010) – Hans Zimmer
38. Up (2009) – Michael Giacchino 
39. Gettysburg (1993) – Randy Edelman
40. Interstellar (2014) –Hans Zimmer
41. Glory (1989) – James Horner
42. Hamlet (1996) – Patrick Doyle
43. Jurassic Park (1993) – John Williams 
44. Braveheart (1996) – James Horner
45. The Great Escape (1963) – Elmer Bernstein
46. Mad Max Fury Road (2015) – Tom Holkenborg aka Junkie XL
47. Independence Day (1996) – David Arnold
48. WALL-E (2008) – Thomas Newman
49. The Fountain (2006) – Clint Mansell
50. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) – Alexandre Desplat
51. Moon (2009) – Clint Mansell
52. The Godfather (1972) – Nino Rota
53. Oblivion (2013) – M83 & Joseph Trapanese
54. Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) – Dan Romer & Benh Zeitlin
55. The Last Airbender (2010) – James Newton Howard
56. Kingdom of Heaven (2005) – Harry Gregson-Williams
57. The Thin Red Line (1998) – Hans Zimmer 
58. Spirited Away (2001) – Joe Hisaishi
59. Jupiter Ascending (2015) – Michael Giacchino
60. The Hunt for Red October (1990) – Basil Poledouris
61. For a Few Dollars More (1965) – Ennio Morricone
62. Wendy (2020) – Dan Romer & Benh Zeitlin
63. Gladiator (2000) – Hans Zimmer & Lisa Gerrard
64. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) – Howard Shore
65. Gravity (2013) – Steven Price
66. North by Northwest (1959) – Bernard Herrmann
67. The Illusionist (2006) – Phillip Glass
68. Halloween (1978) – John Carpenter
69. Ratatouille (2007) – Michael Giacchino
70. Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) – John Powell
71. 1917 (2019) – Thomas Newman
72. The Hateful Eight (2015) – Ennio Morricone
73. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) – Howard Shore
74. Jaws (1975) – John Williams
75. The Lion King (1994) – Hans Zimmer
76. Castle in the Sky (1986) – Joe Hisaishi
77. The Godfather Part II (1974) – Nino Rota & Carmine Coppola
78. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) – Alberto Iglesias
79. Casino Royale (2006) – David Arnold
80. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) – John Williams
81. Gods and Generals (2003) – John Frizzell & Randy Edelman
82. Fistful of Dollars (1964) – Ennio Morricone
83. The Ghost Writer (2010) – Alexandre Desplat
84. First Man (2018) – Justin Hurwitz
85. Goldfinger (1964) – John Barry
86. Rocky (1976) – Bill Conti
87. Crimson Tide (1995) – Hans Zimmer
88. Black Hawk Down (2001) – Hans Zimmer
89. Sorcerer (1977) – Tangerine Dream
90. The Untouchables (1987) – Ennio Morricone
91. The Incredibles (2004) – Michael Giacchino 
92. Pan’s Labyrinth (2006) – Javier Navarette
93. The Shawshank Redemption (1994) – Thomas Newman
94. Cloud Atlas (2012) – Tom Tykwer, Reinhold Heil & Johnny Klimek
95. Barbarella (1968) – Bob Crewe & Charles Fox
96. The Fugitive (1993) – James Newton Howard
97. Batman (1989) – Danny Elfman
98. War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) – Michael Giacchino
99. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) – John Williams
100. Avatar (2009) – James Horner


 

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21 hours ago, Jake Gittes said:

3. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968, Ennio Morricone)

69. Ratatouille (2007, Michael Giacchino)

 

15 minutes ago, 4815162342 said:

3, Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) – Ennio Morricone
69. Ratatouille (2007) – Michael Giacchino

 

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