The 10 Most Iconic Morricone Film Scores

Updated: Jan 21

Ennio Morricone has composed hundreds of scores for film. So which ones are the best of the best?



Not long ago, I published an article in which I discussed a quote by legendary composer Ennio Morricone. In the article, I briefly mentioned how much I admire his music.


Today, I thought it might be a nice idea to highlight the top ten scores composed by the maestro.


Now, I will admit that it's probably a bit unrealistic to attempt to create a top ten list of Morricone scores. Being one of the most prolific composers in film history, I'm pretty much setting myself up for failure.


However, I enjoy a good challenge, so I'm willing to give this a shot. And of course, if there is any disagreement, the comments section exists for your constructive feedback.


As always, I won't comment on the individual music tracks. I will let the music speak for itself. Enjoy!



10. Rampage





9. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly





8. Sahara





7. Casualties of War




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6. Once Upon a Time in the West





5. The Mission





4. The Untouchables




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3. Once Upon a Time in America





2. Cinema Paradiso





1. The Hateful Eight



So, what do you think? Is there something that should have been included that wasn't? Let me know in the comments section...