Saturday Cinema

The 25 Best Film Scores

The envelope, please. We're counting down your top 25 film scores all day on August 26, 2013.iStock photo

August 27, 2013

All month long, we've been playing our favorite movie scores. We've also asked you to chime in with your favorite pieces from movies through a nomination and voting process that would make the Academy proud.

Now, during the day of August 26, 2013, we'll reveal your favorite movie scores. Starting at 7 a.m., we'll count down the top 25 movie scores as voted on by the Classical MPR audience, revealing a new piece about every half-hour. We'll skip 1-3 p.m. for Performance Today, and we'll make up the lost time with a top 5 countdown during Roll Credits at 7 p.m.

Grab some popcorn, and take a look at your selections below.

1. The Lord of the Rings Series (Howard Shore)

2. Star Wars (John Williams)

3. The Mission (Ennio Morricone)

4. Schindler's List (John Williams)

5. Dances with Wolves (John Barry)

6. Doctor Zhivago (Maurice Jarre)

7. Out of Africa (John Barry)

8. Lawrence of Arabia (Maurice Jarre)

9. Harry Potter Series (John Williams/Alexandre Desplat)

10. Seven Years in Tibet (John Williams)

11. The Magnificent Seven (Elmer Bernstein)

12. Chariots of Fire (Vangelis)

13. Raiders of the Lost Ark (John Williams)

14. Gone With the Wind (Max Steiner)

15. South Pacific (Richard Rodgers)

16. Pirates of the Caribbean Series (Klaus Badelt/Hans Zimmer)

17. Jurassic Park (John Williams)

18. Pride and Prejudice (Dario Marianelli)

19. The Adventures of Robin Hood (Erich Korngold)

20. To Kill a Mockingbird (Elmer Bernstein)

21. Breakfast at Tiffany's (Henry Mancini)

22. Apollo 13 (James Horner)

23. Ben Hur (Miklos Rozsa)

24. Last of the Mohicans (Randy Edelman)

25. North by Northwest (Bernard Herrmann)

Honorable Mentions

26. The Big Country (Jerome Moross)

27. Gladiator (Hans Zimmer)

28. The Sting ( Scott Joplin, adapted by Marvin Hamlisch)

29. Spellbound (Miklos Rozsa)

30. Cinema Paradiso (Ennio Morricone)

31. Braveheart (James Horner)

32. The Bridge on the River Kwai (Malcolm Arnold)

33. Vertigo (Bernard Herrmann)

34. Titanic (James Horner)

35. Casablanca (Max Steiner)

36. Wall-E (Thomas Newman)

37. Chocolat (Rachel Portman)

38. The Dark Knight (Hans Zimmer)

39. The Incredibles (Michael Giacchino)

40. A Beautiful Mind (James Horner)

41. How to Train Your Dragon (John Powell)

42. Psycho (Bernard Herrmann)

43. Exodus (Ernest Gold)

44. Charade (Henry Mancini)

45. How the West Was Won (Alfred Newman)

46. Glory (James Horner)

47. The Little Mermaid (Alan Menken)

48. On the Waterfront (Leonard Bernstein)

49. Finding Nemo (Thomas Newman)

50. The Hours (Philip Glass)