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Andrew Bullen writes:

Hey ladies and/or gentlemen, love the show and watch it everyday. My question is what are your favorite movie scores of all time? While i dont think movie scores make or break a movie, I think they can be the difference from an excellent movie and an iconic movie. Your thoughts?

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TheoKabala89 says:

Some of Hans Zimmer’s best work:

Man of Steel
Gladiator
TDK Trilogy
Pirate’s of the Caribbean
The Rock
Black Hawk Down
The Last Samurai
Prince of Egypt
12 Years a Slave
The Lion King
Crysis 2 (I know it’s a game but still)

Others:
Kingdom of Heaven
Pacific Rim
Transformers
Mulan
Halo Series (another game but)
Grave of the Fireflies
Akira
Sister Act
Titanic
The Great Escape
Bridge Over the River Kwai
Gangs of New York
Hero
The Last of the Mohicans
Star Wars
Rurouni Kenshin (anime)

Kal-El fan 49 says:

Every Hans Zimmer’s compositions like:
-Man Of Steel
-The Dark Knight trilogy
-Interstellar
-Gladiator
-The Last Samurai
-Inception
-The Lion King
-Kung Fu Panda 2

John Williams:
-Star Wars.
-Jaws 2

Alan Silverstri:
-Back To The Future
-The Mummy Returns
-Night At The Museum

Jerry Goldmsith:
-Mulan
-Deep Rising
-Air Force One

Rajmin Djawadi:
-Pacifc Rim
-Iron Man

Howard Shore:
-The Lord Of The Rings trilogy

John Powell:
-Antz
-How To Train Your Dragon

Michael Giaccino:
-Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol
-Star Trek
-Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

TheVideoInvader says:

John Williams:
Everything, especially
Jurassic Park
Indiana Jones
Star Wars

Hans Zimmer:
Man Of Steel
TDK Trilogy
Gladiator
The Thin Red Line
The Lion King
Inception
Interstellar
Broken Arrow

Thomas Newman:
The Green Mile
The Shawshank Redemption

James Newton Howard:
Everything, especially The Orange Man for Unbreakable. His recent scores
for Shyamalan have been better than the films themselves, understandably.

Vangelis:
Blade Runner
Chariots of Fire

Johnny Greenwood:
There Will Be Blood
The Master

Jon Brion:
Eternal Sunshine
Punch Drunk Love
Para Norman

Maurice Jarre:
Jacobs Ladder
Lawrence of Arabia


Callum Hofler says:

Where’s the love for How To Train Your Dragon and James Horner?! Avatar is
incredible, and HTTYD is a masterpiece!

pablo sanchez says:

Inception, Man of steel, star wars, all john williams, back to the future,
pirates of the carribean gotg score (not soundtrack), and Avengers along
with Iron man mark 1

Ore Bolarin says:

Pirates of the Carribean, Avengers, Dark Knight, Harry Potter and Indiana
Jones


Javaris Jamar Javarison-Lamar says:

Interstellar had the best movie score of this past year.

The most underrated movie score is Last of the Mahicans. 

Madison Croft says:

As much as I like John Williams, the score for How to train your dragon 1
and 2 are the winners for me. The scenes wouldn’t be near as perfect
without the score.

Rowan J Coleman says:

Basil Poledouris’ stuff for Conan the Barbarian is absolutely incredible to
listen to.

Joey Henderson says:

I’m a Hans Zimmer guy:
Gladiator
The Rock
Man of Steel
The Dark Knight Trilogy
Inception
The Lion King
Interstellar

John Williams:
Star Wars
Indiana Jones
Jurassic Park
Superman

Danny Elfman:
Batman
Spider-Man

Alan Silvestri:
Back to the Future
The Avengers

Howard Shore:
Lord of the Rings

Henry Jackman:
X-Men: First Class
Captain America: The Winter Soldier

John Ottman:
X-Men: Days of Future Past
X2: X-Men United

Dontuween says:

Eli Wallach had said that had he heard Elmer Bernstein’s score to “The
Magnificent Seven” prior to the acting, he would have done his horse
scenes much better! 

Steve Johnson says:

What about Avengers!?!?!?!

Kyle Reese says:

I’ll have to say the movie score for Legends of the Fall 1994

ReallyBadSeed says:

Best scores: Titanic, Braveheart, Dances with Wolves, Batman (1989), Back
to the Future, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Somewhere in Time, Star Trek II:
Wrath of Khan

Luke McGowan says:

Lord of the Rings
Star Wars
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Superman
X-Men
Shawshank Redemption
Dark Knight
Rocky
Harry Potter franchise, most commonly in the first one.

Hugely underrated score – Fury

Lew Archer 1949 says:

James Newton Howard has been elevating crappy movies for years.

Alex Leyba says:

Unpopular opinion: My favorite movie score of all time is the Saw score.
It’s just so epic! 

ZenLogicProductions says:

Just to name a few well known composers
Top 5s Scores(in no order) for each composer

Besides All of John Williams Scores

Alan Silverstri:
– Back To The Future
– The Mummy Returns
– Captain America: The First Avenger
– Forrest Gump
– The Polar Express

Hans Zimmer:
– Sherlock Holmes
– Gladiator
– The Lion King
– Inception
– The Da Vinci Code

Jerry Goldsmith:
– Gremlins
– Alien
– Planet of the Apes
– Star Trek: The Motion Picture
– Rudy

James Newton Howard:
– The Village
– The Last Airbender
– The Fugitive
– King Kong
– Dinosaur

James Horner:
– Titanic
– The Land Before Time
– Braveheart
– Avatar
– Aliens

Some other Great but not as well know composers (Of Today) would have to be
John Powell
Brian Tyler
Michael Giacchino
Ramin Djawadi
John Ottman
Henry Jackman
David Arnold
Alexandre Desplat

Harvey Dent says:

The first Tim Burton’s Batman had an epic & amazing movie score.

snipaxthebulldog says:

I’m a huge fan of Zimmer’s recent interstellar, as well as the soundtrack
from drive; but I would say that Howard Shore’s middle earth saga is my fav
score,

chance beasley says:

Hans Zimmer – Let Her Go – Amazing Spiderman 2 

Unkn0wnHiiGH™ #๖ۣۜLowSec says:

Steve Jablonsky for the win!!!

Conor McCluskey says:

The Social Network, LOTR, Interstellar, Moon, There Will Be Blood and Shame
come to mind for favourite scores.

pablo sanchez says:

And lord of the rings/hobbit and pacific rim. Almost gave myself a heart
attack for forgetting those.

jtjr26 says:

One movie that I think had a really good score, is Tron Legacy. I did not
think I would like a movie with a Daft Punk soundtrack but I was pleasantly
surprised and I think the soundtrack does get overlooked as the movie was
not as good as people hoped it would be.

Alex Meyer says:

John Williams’ Star Wars and Harry Potter scores, Alexandre Desplat’s
scores to The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button and The Tree Of Life, Mychael
Danna’s score for Life Of Pi, Howard Shore’s score for Hugo, and Peter
Gabriel’s score for The Last Temptation Of Christ. 

Freek Drenth says:

The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game, Interstellar, Gravity,
Inception, The Social Network. And those are just my favourites from recent
years. There are so many though.

coolwhipspecial says:

Look up Jerry Goldsmith. So many underrated pieces of music.

Basil Poledouris, too.

Luc Bees says:

Shame (2011) by Harry Escott

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