Movies with music written by John Williams

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Adventures of Tintin, The

Had The Adventures of Tintin been a live motion picture rather than a motion capture-driven animated endeavor, it would have been compared to Raiders of the Lost Ark and Pirates of the Caribbean. As it is, however, with the cartoonish characters se...

Run Time: 1:47
U.S. Release Date: 2011-12-23
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: ANIMATED
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: (voices) Jamie Bell, Daniel Craig, Andy Serkis, ...
Amistad

Here's a word analogy: Amistad is to The Lost World as Schindler's List is to Jurassic Park. In 1993, after Steven Spielberg made the monster dino hit, many critics described Schindler's List as the director's "penance" (as if there was a need for...

Run Time: 2:37
U.S. Release Date: 1997-12-12
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Nudity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Djimon Hounsou, Matthew McConaughey, Morgan Freeman, ...
BFG, The

E.T. There, I’ve gotten it out of the way - the obligatory mention of the classic 1982 collaboration between director Steven Spielberg and screenwriter Melissa Mathison that every critic will make when reviewing The BFG. The truth is, howev...

Run Time: 1:55
U.S. Release Date: 2016-07-01
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Ruby Barnhill, Mark Rylance, Penelope Wilton, ...
Book Thief, The

I don't know whether Markus Zusak's young adult bestelling novel The Book Thief should be considered "unfilmable" but the adaptation, written by Michael Petroni and directed by Brian Percival, makes a compelling case that it shouldn't have been fil...

Run Time: 2:11
U.S. Release Date: 2013-11-08
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Disturbing Images)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Brian Percival
Cast: Sophie Nelisse, Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, ...
Born on the Fourth of July

Born on the Fourth of July is the middle chapter of Oliver Stone's so-called "Vietnam Trilogy." Begun with Platoon and concluded with Heaven and Earth, these movies are linked only by their connection to the war; they have no common characters. P...

Run Time: 2:18
U.S. Release Date: 1989-12-20
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Situations, Nudity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Oliver Stone
Cast: Tom Cruise, Raymond J. Barry, Caroline Kava, ...
Catch Me if You Can

Catch Me if You Can is the closest director Steven Spielberg has come to making a comedy since 1979, when his 1941 bombed at the box office. A jaunty caper movie inspired by real-life events, Catch Me if You Can never takes itself or its subjects ...

Run Time: 2:20
U.S. Release Date: 2002-12-25
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: COMEDY/ADVENTURE
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Leonardo DeCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken, ...
Close Encounters of the Third Kind

In late 1977, everyone seemed to believe this. Although UFOs have been a popular subject for speculation, rumination, and investigation for more than 50 years, at no time was the phenomenon more popular than during the 1970s. Along with the Loch ...

Run Time: 2:15
U.S. Release Date: 1977-12-14
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Mature Themes)
Genre: Science Fiction
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Richard Dreyfuss, Fran├žois Truffaut, Teri Garr, ...
E.T.

E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial is one of the biggest money makers in box-office history. It is quite possibly the best known of all Steven Spielberg's films. Even at the relatively young cinematic age of two decades, it is beloved by multiple gener...

Run Time: 1:57
U.S. Release Date: 1982-06-11
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Nothing Objectionable)
Genre: SCIENCE FICTION
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Dee Wallace, Henry Thomas, Peter Coyote, ...
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

There's no question that Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is designed more for fans of the book than for those who have never picked up a J.K. Rowling tome. However, while that makes sense financially (after all, the target audience represe...

Run Time: 2:41
U.S. Release Date: 2002-11-15
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Violence)
Genre: FANTASY
Director: Chris Columbus
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Tom Felton, Alan Rickman, ...
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

The best thing to happen to the Harry Potter movie franchise was for journeyman director Chris Columbus to step down. After turning out adequate adaptations of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber o...

Run Time: 2:37
U.S. Release Date: 2005-11-18
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: FANTASY
Director: Mike Newell
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Timothy Spall, Ralph Fiennes, ...