Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001)
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John Williams: 10 best movie soundtracks
11. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001)
For the first film in the Harry Potter series, there could really only be one choice for a magical musical score - the man who had written the music for almost every great fantasy film of the previous three decades. Who else but John Williams could be counted on to create another immortal theme - all swirling strings, lilting woodwind and unnerving melodic leaps? It may not be as memorable or timeless as E.T. but Williams demonstrated beyond doubt that he has lost none of his magic.