Best Original Song

by Winduct | created - 04 Dec 2017 | updated - 2 months ago | Public

5: Alan Menken 3: James Horner 2: John Kander, Fred Ebb, Giorgio Moroder, Will Jennings, Howard Ashman, Tim Rice, Stephen Schwartz, Howard Shore, Fran Walsh

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1. Widows (2018)

R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

84 Metascore

Set in contemporary Chicago, amid a time of turmoil, four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities, take fate into their own hands, and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.

Director: Steve McQueen | Stars: Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki

Votes: 70,855 | Gross: $42.40M

2018 - "The Big Unknown"

Sade Adu (Lyrics) Ben Travers (Music)

2. The Greatest Showman (2017)

PG | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

48 Metascore

Celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

Director: Michael Gracey | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, Zendaya

Votes: 206,909 | Gross: $174.34M

2017 - "The Greatest Show"

Benj Pasek (Music & Lyrics) Justin Paul (Music & Lyrics)

3. Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Music

68 Metascore

When it becomes clear that his solo album is a failure, a former boy band member does everything in his power to maintain his celebrity status.

Directors: Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone | Stars: Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, Akiva Schaffer, Sarah Silverman

Votes: 48,624 | Gross: $9.39M

2016 - "I'm so Humble"

Andy Samberg (Music & Lyrics) Akiva Schaffer (Music & Lyrics) Jorma Taccone (Music & Lyrics) Can Canatan (Music & Lyrics) Al Hoffman (Music & Lyrics) John Klenner (Music & Lyrics)

4. Spectre (I) (2015)

PG-13 | 148 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

60 Metascore

A cryptic message from 007's past sends him pitted against a mysterious terrorist organization called Spectre, and learns of its involvement in previous events of his most dangerous missions.

Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes

Votes: 357,940 | Gross: $200.07M

2015 - "Writings on the Wall"

Sam Smith (Music & Lyrics) Jimmy Napes (Music & Lyrics)

5. Selma (2014)

PG-13 | 128 min | Biography, Drama, History

88 Metascore

A chronicle of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965.

Director: Ava DuVernay | Stars: David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Tim Roth, Lorraine Toussaint

Votes: 78,894 | Gross: $52.08M

2014 - "Glory"

Common (Music & Lyrics) John Legend (Music & Lyrics)

6. Despicable Me 2 (2013)

PG | 98 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

62 Metascore

When Gru, the world's most super-bad turned super-dad has been recruited by a team of officials to stop lethal muscle and a host of Gru's own, He has to fight back with new gadgetry, cars, and more minion madness.

Directors: Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud | Stars: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Benjamin Bratt, Miranda Cosgrove

Votes: 349,871 | Gross: $368.06M

2013 - "Happy"

Pharrell Williams (Music & Lyrics)

7. Life of Pi (2012)

PG | 127 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

79 Metascore

A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor: a fearsome Bengal tiger.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Adil Hussain, Tabu

Votes: 544,895 | Gross: $124.99M

2012 - "Pi's Lullaby"

Mychael Danna (Music) Bombay Jayashri (Lyrics)

8. Rango (2011)

PG | 107 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

75 Metascore

Rango is an ordinary chameleon who accidentally winds up in the town of Dirt, a lawless outpost in the Wild West in desperate need of a new sheriff.

Director: Gore Verbinski | Stars: Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Timothy Olyphant, Abigail Breslin

Votes: 219,642 | Gross: $123.48M

2011 - "Rango"

David Thum (Music & Lyrics) John Thum (Music & Lyrics)

9. Toy Story 3 (2010)

G | 103 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

92 Metascore

The toys are mistakenly delivered to a day-care center instead of the attic right before Andy leaves for college, and it's up to Woody to convince the other toys that they weren't abandoned and to return home.

Director: Lee Unkrich | Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Ned Beatty

Votes: 702,845 | Gross: $415.00M

2010 - "We Belong Together"

Randy Newman (Music & Lyrics)

10. Avatar (2009)

PG-13 | 162 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

83 Metascore

A paraplegic Marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez

Votes: 1,061,733 | Gross: $760.51M

2009 - "I See You"

James Horner (Music) Simon Franglen (Lyrics) Kirk Harrell (Lyrics)

11. Red Cliff (2008)

R | 148 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

73 Metascore

The first chapter of a two-part story centered on a battle fought in China's Three Kingdoms period (220-280 A.D.).

Director: John Woo | Stars: Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Fengyi Zhang, Chen Chang

Votes: 41,865 | Gross: $0.63M

2008 - "Mind Battle"

Taro Iwashiro (Music) Francis Lee (Lyrics)

12. Once (I) (2007)

R | 86 min | Drama, Music, Romance

88 Metascore

A modern-day musical about a busker and an immigrant and their eventful week in Dublin, as they write, rehearse and record songs that tell their love story.

Director: John Carney | Stars: Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová, Hugh Walsh, Gerard Hendrick

Votes: 105,977 | Gross: $9.44M

2007 - "Falling Slowly"

Glen Hansard (Music & Lyrics) Marketa Irglova (Music & Lyrics)

13. Dreamgirls (2006)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Music, Musical

76 Metascore

A trio of black female soul singers cross over to the pop charts in the early 1960s, facing their own personal struggles along the way.

Director: Bill Condon | Stars: Beyoncé, Jamie Foxx, Eddie Murphy, Danny Glover

Votes: 65,159 | Gross: $103.37M

2006 - "Listen"

Henry Krieger (Music) Scott Cutler (Music) Anne Preven (Lyrics)

14. Brokeback Mountain (2005)

R | 134 min | Drama, Romance

87 Metascore

The story of a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys, and their lives over the years.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger, Michelle Williams, Randy Quaid

Votes: 304,224 | Gross: $83.04M

2005 - "A Love that Will Never Grow Old"

Gustavo Santaolalla (Music) Bernie Taupin (Lyrics)

15. Shrek 2 (2004)

PG | 93 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

75 Metascore

Princess Fiona's parents invite her and Shrek to dinner to celebrate her marriage. If only they knew the newlyweds were both ogres.

Directors: Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury, Conrad Vernon | Stars: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Julie Andrews

Votes: 390,064 | Gross: $436.47M

2004 - "Accidentally in Love"

Adam Duritz (Music & Lyrics) Charles Gillingham (Music) Jim Bogios (Music) David Immerglück (Music) Matthew Malley (Music) David Bryson (Music) Dan Vickrey (Lyrics)

16. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

PG-13 | 201 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

94 Metascore

Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom

Votes: 1,524,860 | Gross: $377.85M

2003 - "Into the West"

Howard Shore (Music) Annie Lennox (Lyrics) Fran Walsh (Lyrics)

17. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

PG | 179 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

87 Metascore

While Frodo and Sam edge closer to Mordor with the help of the shifty Gollum, the divided fellowship makes a stand against Sauron's new ally, Saruman, and his hordes of Isengard.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Orlando Bloom

Votes: 1,379,127 | Gross: $342.55M

2002 - "Gollum's Song"

Howard Shore (Music) Fran Walsh (Lyrics)

18. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

PG-13 | 178 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

92 Metascore

A meek Hobbit from the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring and save Middle-earth from the Dark Lord Sauron.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Sean Bean

Votes: 1,540,123 | Gross: $315.54M

2001 - "May it Be"

Nicky Ryan (Music & Lyrics) Roma Ryan (Music & Lyrics) Enya (Music & Lyrics)

19. Dancer in the Dark (2000)

R | 140 min | Crime, Drama, Musical

61 Metascore

An east European girl goes to America with her young son, expecting it to be like a Hollywood film.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Björk, Catherine Deneuve, David Morse, Peter Stormare

Votes: 95,141 | Gross: $4.18M

2000 - "I've Seen It All"

Björk (Music) Lars von Trier (Lyrics) Sjón Sigurdsson (Lyrics)

20. Tarzan (1999)

G | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

79 Metascore

A man raised by gorillas must decide where he really belongs when he discovers he is a human.

Directors: Chris Buck, Kevin Lima | Stars: Tony Goldwyn, Minnie Driver, Brian Blessed, Glenn Close

Votes: 187,124 | Gross: $171.09M

1999 - "Son of Man"

Phil Collins (Music & Lyrics)

21. The Mask of Zorro (1998)

PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

63 Metascore

A young thief (Antonio Banderas), seeking revenge for the death of his brother, is trained by the once great, but aged Zorro (Sir Anthony Hopkins), who also pursues vengeance of his own.

Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones, José María de Tavira

Votes: 158,764 | Gross: $94.10M

1998 - "I Want to Spend My Lifetime Loving You"

James Horner (Music) Will Jennings (Lyrics)

22. Titanic (1997)

PG-13 | 194 min | Drama, Romance

75 Metascore

A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates

Votes: 975,593 | Gross: $659.33M

1997 - "My Heart Will Go On"

James Horner (Music) Will Jennings (Lyrics)

23. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)

G | 91 min | Animation, Drama, Family

74 Metascore

A deformed bell-ringer must assert his independence from a vicious government minister in order to help his friend, a gypsy dancer.

Directors: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise | Stars: Demi Moore, Jason Alexander, Mary Kay Bergman, Corey Burton

Votes: 130,471 | Gross: $100.14M

1996 - "Out There"

Alan Menken (Music) Stephen Schwartz (Lyrics)

24. Pocahontas (I) (1995)

G | 81 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

58 Metascore

An English soldier and the daughter of an Algonquin chief share a romance when English colonists invade seventeenth-century Virginia.

Directors: Mike Gabriel, Eric Goldberg | Stars: Mel Gibson, Linda Hunt, Christian Bale, Joe Baker

Votes: 156,199 | Gross: $141.60M

1995 - "Colours of the Wind"

Alan Menken (Music) Stephen Schwartz (Lyrics)

25. The Lion King (1994)

G | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

88 Metascore

A Lion cub crown prince is tricked by a treacherous uncle into thinking he caused his father's death and flees into exile in despair, only to learn in adulthood his identity and his responsibilities.

Directors: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones, Whoopi Goldberg

Votes: 865,218 | Gross: $422.78M

1994 - "Hakuna Matata

Elton John (Music) Tim Rice (Lyrics)

26. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

PG | 76 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

82 Metascore

Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home causes confusion.

Director: Henry Selick | Stars: Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey

Votes: 272,372 | Gross: $75.08M

1993 - "This is Halloween"

Danny Elfman (Music & Lyrics)

27. Aladdin (1992)

G | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

86 Metascore

A kindhearted street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true.

Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker | Stars: Scott Weinger, Robin Williams, Linda Larkin, Jonathan Freeman

Votes: 334,422 | Gross: $217.35M

1992 - "A Whole New World"

Alan Menken (Music) Tim Rice (Lyrics)

28. Beauty and the Beast (1991)

G | 84 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

95 Metascore

A prince cursed to spend his days as a hideous monster sets out to regain his humanity by earning a young woman's love.

Directors: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise | Stars: Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Jesse Corti, Rex Everhart

Votes: 396,687 | Gross: $218.97M

1991 - "Beauty and the Beast"

Alan Menken (Music) Howard Ashman (Lyrics)

29. Home Alone (1990)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Family

63 Metascore

An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard

Votes: 413,312 | Gross: $285.76M

1990 - "Somewhere in My Memory"

John Williams (Music) Leslie Bricusse (Lyrics)

30. The Little Mermaid (1989)

G | 83 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

88 Metascore

A mermaid princess makes a Faustian bargain in an attempt to become human and win a prince's love.

Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker | Stars: Jodi Benson, Samuel E. Wright, Rene Auberjonois, Christopher Daniel Barnes

Votes: 218,548 | Gross: $111.54M

1989 - "Under the Sea"

Alan Menken (Music) Howard Ashman (Lyrics)

31. Twins (1988)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Crime

53 Metascore

A physically perfect but innocent man goes in search of his long-lost twin brother, who is short, a womanizer, and small-time crook.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito, Kelly Preston, Chloe Webb

Votes: 105,592 | Gross: $111.94M

1988 - "Twins"

Skip Scarborough (Music & Lyrics)

32. Dirty Dancing (1987)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Music, Romance

65 Metascore

Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle.

Director: Emile Ardolino | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach, Cynthia Rhodes

Votes: 180,901 | Gross: $0.62M

1987 - "(I've Had) The Time of My Life"

John DeNicola (Music) Donald Markowitz (Music) Franke Previte (Music & Lyrics)

33. Top Gun (1986)

PG | 110 min | Action, Drama

50 Metascore

As students at the United States Navy's elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class, one daring young pilot learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Tom Cruise, Tim Robbins, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer

Votes: 268,719 | Gross: $179.80M

1986 - "Take My Breath Away"

Giorgio Moroder (Music) Tom Whitlock (Lyrics)

34. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

71 Metascore

After being exiled from the most advanced town in post apocalyptic Australia, a drifter travels with a group of abandoned children to rebel against the town's queen.

Directors: George Miller, George Ogilvie | Stars: Mel Gibson, Tina Turner, Bruce Spence, Adam Cockburn

Votes: 119,748 | Gross: $36.20M

1985 - "We Don't Need Another Hero"

Graham Lyle (Music & Lyrics) Terry Britten (Music & Lyrics)

35. Ghostbusters (1984)

PG | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

71 Metascore

Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis

Votes: 329,458 | Gross: $238.63M

1984 - "Ghostbusters"

Ray Parker Jr. (Music & Lyrics)

36. Scarface (1983)

R | 170 min | Crime, Drama

65 Metascore

In 1980 Miami, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel and succumbs to greed.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Bauer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Votes: 678,492 | Gross: $45.60M

1983 - "Push It to the Limit"

Giorgio Moroder (Music) Pete Bellotte (Lyrics)

37. Rocky III (1982)

PG | 99 min | Drama, Sport

57 Metascore

After winning the ultimate title and being the world champion, Rocky falls into a hole and finds himself picked up by a former enemy.

Director: Sylvester Stallone | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers

Votes: 160,582 | Gross: $125.05M

1982 - "Eye of the Tiger"

Jim Peterik (Music & Lyrics) Frankie Sullivan (Music & Lyrics)

38. Arthur (1981)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

69 Metascore

Arthur spends his time with booze and whores. His dad has a wife lined up for him that he keeps rejecting - until it's her or being cut off from $750,000,000. Then he goes shopping where he falls in love with a shoplifter.

Director: Steve Gordon | Stars: Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli, John Gielgud, Geraldine Fitzgerald

Votes: 24,269 | Gross: $95.46M

1981 - "Best That You Can Do"

Peter Allen (Music & Lyrics) Burt Bacharach (Music & Lyrics) Christopher Cross (Music & Lyrics) Carole Bayer Sager (Music & Lyrics)

39. Fame (1980)

R | 134 min | Drama, Music, Musical

58 Metascore

A chronicle of the lives of several teenagers who attend a New York high school for students gifted in the performing arts.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Eddie Barth, Irene Cara, Lee Curreri, Laura Dean

Votes: 18,887 | Gross: $0.00M

1980 - "Fame"

Michael Gore (Music) Dean Pitchford (Lyrics)

40. The Rose (1979)

R | 125 min | Drama, Music, Romance

67 Metascore

The tragic life of a self-destructive female rock star who struggles to deal with the constant pressures of her career and the demands of her ruthless business manager.

Director: Mark Rydell | Stars: Bette Midler, Alan Bates, Frederic Forrest, Harry Dean Stanton

Votes: 7,406 | Gross: $29.20M

1979 - "The Rose"

Amanda McBroom (Music & Lyrics)

41. Grease (1978)

PG-13 | 110 min | Musical, Romance

70 Metascore

Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. When they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?

Director: Randal Kleiser | Stars: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway

Votes: 215,684 | Gross: $188.76M

1978 - "You're The One That I Want"

John Farrar (Music & Lyrics)

42. You Light Up My Life (1977)

PG | 90 min | Drama, Romance

Laurie has been in show business since she was a child. Her dream is to be a singer, songwriter and actress. Her father wants her to be a comedian like him and Laurie only tries because it ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Brooks | Stars: Didi Conn, Joe Silver, Michael Zaslow, Stephen Nathan

Votes: 538

1977 - "You Light Up My Life"

Joseph Brooks (Music & Lyrics)

43. The Omen (1976)

R | 111 min | Horror

62 Metascore

Mysterious deaths surround an American ambassador. Could the child that he is raising actually be the Antichrist? The Devil's own son?

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, Harvey Stephens, David Warner

Votes: 99,785 | Gross: $4.27M

1976 - "Ave Satani"

Jerry Goldsmith (Music & Lyrics)

44. Funny Lady (1975)

PG | 136 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

Story of singer Fanny Brice's stormy relationship with showman Billy Rose.

Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Barbra Streisand, James Caan, Omar Sharif, Roddy McDowall

Votes: 4,649 | Gross: $40.06M

1975 - "How Lucky Can You Get"

John Kander (Music & Lyrics) Fred Ebb (Music & Lyrics)

45. Blazing Saddles (1974)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Western

73 Metascore

In order to ruin a western town, a corrupt politician appoints a black Sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary.

Director: Mel Brooks | Stars: Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens, Harvey Korman

Votes: 117,788 | Gross: $119.50M

1974 - "Blazing Saddles"

John Morris (Music) Mel Brooks (Lyrics)

46. The Way We Were (1973)

PG | 118 min | Drama, Romance

61 Metascore

Two disparate people have a wonderful romance, but their political views and convictions drive them apart.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford, Bradford Dillman, Lois Chiles

Votes: 20,593

1973 - "The Way We Were"

Marvin Hamlisch (Music) Alan Bergman (Lyrics) Marilyn Bergman (Lyrics)

47. Cabaret (1972)

PG | 124 min | Drama, Musical

80 Metascore

A female girlie club entertainer in Weimar Republic era Berlin romances two men while the Nazi Party rises to power around them.

Director: Bob Fosse | Stars: Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Helmut Griem, Joel Grey

Votes: 44,673 | Gross: $42.77M

1972 - "Money, Money"

John Kander (Music & Lyrics) Fred Ebb (Music & Lyrics)

48. Shaft (1971)

R | 100 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

66 Metascore

Cool black private eye John Shaft is hired by a crime lord to find and retrieve his kidnapped daughter.

Director: Gordon P