Movies with music written by Michael Giacchino

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Movies about characters suffering from cancer are nothing new. Tales of dying individuals have won Oscars, built reputations, and sold millions of boxes of tissues. Finding a unique niche in this crowded field is a challenge, but director Jonatha...

Run Time: 1:39
U.S. Release Date: 2011-09-30
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Drugs)
Genre: DRAMA/COMEDY
Director: Jonathan Levine
Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick, ...
American Pickle, An

Over the years, the “Rip Van Winkle” concept (inspired by the central conceit of the Washington Irving 1819 short story) has been used by a number of films. The idea – a person hibernating for a number of years and waking up to a vastly ...

Run Time: 1:28
U.S. Release Date: 2020-08-06
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity)
Genre: Comedy/Fantasy
Director: Brandon Trost
Cast: Seth Rogen, Sarah Snook, Molly Evensen, ...
Bad Times at the El Royale

There was a time back in the 1990s when everyone wanted to be Tarantino. As we learned at the time, however, there’s only one Tarantino and all the attempts to mimic his style and approach felt like third generation VHS dubs. Now, some 25 ye...

Run Time: 2:20
U.S. Release Date: 2018-10-12
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Thriller/Comedy
Director: Drew Goddard
Cast: Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, ...
Book of Henry, The

Warning: Potential spoilers, although they reveal only things from the first half of the movie. If you look hard enough, it’s possible to find worthwhile elements in The Book of Henry, an overwrought, tonally inconsistent drama about cancer, ...

Run Time: 1:45
U.S. Release Date: 2017-06-16
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Mature Themes)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Colin Trevorrow
Cast: Naomi Watts, Jaeden Lieberher, Jacob Tremblay, ...
Cars 2

Seen in Disney 3-D. It was bound to happen: a dud for Pixar. Making a sequel to 2006's Cars was always something of a head-scratcher. The original movie, while possessing a certain charm, was among the studio's least inspired efforts and the dea...

Run Time: 1:45
U.S. Release Date: 2011-06-24
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: ANIMATED
Director: John Lasseter, Brad Lewis
Cast: (voices) Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy, Michael Caine, ...
Coco

You know an animated film is doing something right when it brings tears to the eyes. Coco may not represent Disney/Pixar at its pinnacle but it’s close enough to the top to warrant consideration as the best computer-drawn film of 2017. Of cou...

Run Time: 1:49
U.S. Release Date: 2017-11-22
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Animated
Director: Lee Unkrich
Cast: Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, ...
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is not only a solid dystopian-flavored science fiction film in its own right but it elevates the stock of its immediate predecessor in the Planet of the Apes franchise, Rise of the Planet of the Apes. By adding to th...

Run Time: 2:10
U.S. Release Date: 2014-07-11
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: SCIENCE FICTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Matt Reeves
Cast: Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, ...
Doctor Strange

Strange comic book fans, rejoice! Your hero has finally made it into the Marvel Cinematic Multiverse and with that comes the potential of reboots aplenty. The shenanigans we saw in J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek movies and the X-Men series may now lie ...

Run Time: 1:55
U.S. Release Date: 2016-11-04
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: Scott Derrickson
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tilda Swinton, ...
Family Stone, The

It's a tough thing for a dysfunctional-family-at-Christmas movie to avoid doses of melodrama, and it's fair to say that The Family Stone contains its share. But the nice thing about the movie is that it avoids overt manipulation. There's some - i...

Run Time: 1:42
U.S. Release Date: 2005-12-16
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Sexual Situations, Profanity)
Genre: DRAMA/COMEDY
Director: Thomas Bezucha
Cast: Sarah Jessica Parker, Elizabeth Reaser, Tyrone Giordano, ...
Incredibles 2

Sequels generally exist for one of two reasons: because there’s a creative, story-based purpose or because the earlier film made a ton of money. Like most of the Pixar sequels, Incredibles 2 has been brought to the screen because Disney saw ...

Run Time: 1:52
U.S. Release Date: 2018-06-15
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Animated
Director: Brad Bird
Cast: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, ...