Listen to 14 epic movie themes

Listen to 14 epic movie themes

Feb 18, 2013

The most striking thing about making a list of memorable movie theme songs is discovering how many of them were composed by John Williams. The five-time Academy Award winner who now in his sixth decade of film composing, is currently set to score “Jurassic Park IV” in 2014. He also wrote theme music for four Olympic Games, NBC Sunday Night Football, the NBC Nightly News, and much, much more.

Here are 14 of our favorite themes. Hats off to Williams for composing 8 of them.

1. “Jaws” by John Williams

2. “Indiana Jones” by John Williams

3. “Back to the Future” by John Williams

4. “Star Wars” Imperial March (Darth Vader theme) by John Williams

5. “The Last of the Mohicans” by Dougie Maclean

6. “Home Alone” by John Williams

7. “Jurassic Park” by John Williams

8. “2001: A Space Odyssey” from Also Sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss

9. “Superman” by John Williams

10. “E.T.” by John Williams

11. “Titanic” by James Horner

12. “Rocky” by Bill Conti

13. “The Good the Band and the Ugly” by Ennio Morricone

14. “Braveheart” by James Horner

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