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The first movie that got me interested in film scores was Batman. Since then, my collection of film scores has expanded. Here are my current favorites (*****):

James Horner (35) -
Battle Beyond the Stars
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
The Perfect Storm (recording session)
Something Wicked This Way Comes
The Journey of Natty Gann
The Missing
Legends of the Fall
Black Gold
The 33
The Four Feathers
The Mask of Zorro
Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius
Living in the Age of Airplanes
The Amazing Spider-Man
A Beautiful Mind
Searching for Bobby Fischer
The Spitfire Grill
House of Cards
The Man Without a Face
Bicentennial Man
In Country
Apollo 13
Beyond Borders
The Spiderwick Chronicles
The Land Before Time
An American Tail

John Williams (31) -
Stanley and Iris
The Book Thief
Angela's Ashes (dialogue free)
Schindler's List
The Terminal
War Horse
A.I.: Artifical Intelligence
E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial
Memoirs of a Geisha
The Reivers
The River
Home Alone
The Patriot
Far and Away
Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone
Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban
The Family Plot
The Witches of Eastwick
Jurassic Park
Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace
Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones
Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens
Far and Away
The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn

Joe Hisaishi (15) -
The Sun Also Rises
Shinkai no Kyodaiseibutsu (Giant Deep Sea Creatures)
Sunny et l'Elephant
Kiseki No Ringo (Miracle of Apples)
Mari to Koinu no Monogatari (A Tale of Mari and Three Puppies)
Tenkū no Shiro Rapyuta (Castle in the Sky, Symphonic)
Hauru no Ugoku Shiro (Howl's Moving Castle)
Kaze Tachinu (The Wind Rises)
Gake no Ue no Ponyo (Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea)
Kaguya-hime no Monogatari (The Tale of the Princess Kaguya)
First Love (Hatsukoi)
I Want To Be A Shellfish (Watashi Wa Kai Ni Naritai)
Departures (Okuribito)
Chiisai Ouchi (The Little House)

Jerry Goldsmith (12) -
A Patch of Blue
The Russia House
Under Fire
The 'Burbs
The Wind and the Lion
The Ghost and the Darkness
Night Crossing
The Omen

Gabriel Yared (10) -
Autumn in New York
The English Patient
The Promise
Cold Mountain (promo score)
Message in a Bottle (score)
Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet
Camille Claudel
Wings of Courage
Troy (Unused)

Ennio Morricone (8) -
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Once Upon A Time in the West
The Untouchables
The Mission
Once Upon A Time in America
Cinema Paradiso
What Dreams May Come (Unused)
With Love

John Barry (8) -
The Living Daylights
Raise the Titanic
The Scarlet Letter
Cry, the Beloved Country
The Dove
Somewhere In Time
Out of Africa
The Beyondness of Things

Lee Holdridge (8) -
Love Letters
Oliver's Story
In Search of Peace
I Have Never Forgotten You: The Life and Legacy of Simon Wiesenthal
El Pueblo del Sol
Old Gringo
Call of the Wild

Mark McKenzie (8) -
Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde
The Great Miracle
Max & Me
The Last Sin Eater
In From The Night / Silverbells
The Lost Child

James Newton Howard (7) -
Dying Young
The Prince of Tides
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Danny Elfman (7) -
Music for a Darkened Theatre: Film & Television Music Vol. 1
Music for a Darkened Theatre: Film & Television Music Vol. 2
Spiderman (score)
Real Steel
Tulip Fever
Charlotte's Web

Rachel Portman (6) -
The Legend of Bagger Vance
The Cider House Rules
Bel Ami
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

Alexandre Desplat (5) -
Coco Avant Chanel
The Queen
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Lust, Caution

Michael Giacchino (5) -
Doctor Strange
Star Trek
Star Trek Beyond
Star Trek Into Darkness

Patrick Doyle (4) -
Sense and Sensibility
Great Expectations (score)

Elmer Bernstein (4) -
The Magnificent Seven (James Sedares conducts The Phoenix Symphony)
The Age of Innocence
Far From Heaven
Frankie Starlight

Basil Poledouris (4) -
Quigley Down Under
Lonesome Dove
Farewell to the King
Free Willy

Franz Waxman (4) -
The Bride of Frankenstein
Rebecca (conducted by Joel McNeely)
Sunset Boulevard (conducted by Joel McNeely)
Taras Bulba

Luis Bacalov (4) -
Il Postino (The Postman)
The Love Letter
Polish Wedding
Luna Escondida

William Ross (4) -
My Dog Skip
Evening Star
Tuck Everlasting
Young Black Stallion

Marc Shaiman (4) -
Simon Birch (promo score)
Patch Adams
The American President

Christopher Young (4) -
Murder in the First
The Black Tulip
The Monkey King
Spiderman 3 (unreleased)

Alan Silvestri (3) -
The Parent Trap
Forrest Gump
Mouse Hunt

Thomas Newman (3) -
Fried Green Tomatoes
Little Women
Saving Mr. Banks

John Powell (3) -
Solo: A Star Wars Story
The Bourne Supremacy
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Erich W. Korngold (3) -
The Adventures of Robin Hood (by Moscow Symphony Orchestra)
Previn Conducts Korngold: The Sea Hawk
Kings Row

Abel Korzeniowski (3) -
Copernicus' Star
Escape From Tomorrow

Wojciech Kilar (2) -
Pan Tadeusz
Portrait of a Lady

Stephen Warbeck (2) -
Captain Corelli's Mandolin
Love's Brother

Bill Conti (2) -
The Right Stuff / North and South

George Fenton (2) -
In Love and War

Philippe Rombi (2) -
Un Homme Et Son Chien (A Man and His Dog)

Debbie Wiseman (2) -

Hans Zimmer (2) -
As Good As It Gets
Crimson Tide

Carlo Siliotto (2)-
Nomad the Warrior
No Se Aceptan Devoluciones (Instructions Not Included)

Bernard Herrmann (2) -
The 3 Worlds of Gulliver
The Magnificent Ambersons

Georges Delerue (2) -
Great Composers
Joe versus the Volcano

Panu Aaltio (2) -
Tale of a Forest
Tale of a Lake

A.R. Rahman (2) -
Muhammad The Messenger of God
Viceroy's House

Michael Kamen (2) -
Band of Brothers
Don Juan DeMarco

Nigel Westlake (2) -
Paper Planes
Ali's Wedding

Maurizio Malagnini -
The Paradise Season 1 & 2

Ludovic Bource -
The Artist

Yuri Poteyenko -
Fort Ross

David Arnold -
Independence Day

Miklos Rozsa -
The Thief of Bagdad / The Jungle Book (by Nurnburger Symphoniker)

Howard Shore -
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

John Frizzell / Randy Edelman -
Gods and Generals

Olivier Deriviere -
11.11 Memories Retold

Trevor Jones / Randy Edelman -
The Last of the Mohicans

Randy Edelman -

Harry Gregson-Williams -
Kingdom of Heaven

Darren Fung -
The Great Human Odyssey

Etienne Perruchon -
Dogora: Ouvrons Les Yeux

Marco Beltrami -
Soul Surfer

Philip Glass -
The Illusionist

Johnny Greenwood -
Phantom Thread

Randy Kerber -

Evanthia Reboutsika -
A Touch of Spice (Politiki Kouzina)

Nino Rota -
The Essential Nino Rota Film Music Collection

Klaus Badelt -
The Promise

Conrad Pope -
Pavilion of Women

Shigeru Umebayashi -
Curse of the Golden Flower

Ryuichi Sakamoto -
The Last Emperor

Christopher Gordon -
Mao's Last Dance

Chen QiGang -
The Flowers of War

Taro Iwashiro -
The Crossing

Yoko Kanno -
Onna Joushu Naotora

Kitaro -
Heaven & Earth

Terence Blanchard -
25th Hour

Quincy Jones -
The Color Purple

Fernando Velázquez -
Crimson Peak

Ilan Eshkeri -
Swallows and Amazons

Mark Isham -
A River Runs Through It

Henry Mancini -
In the Pink (with James Galway)

Pino Donaggio -

Max Richter -
Mary Queen of Scots

Benjamin Wallfisch -
Summer in February

Pascal Gaigne -
El Faro de Las Orcas

Nuno Malo -

Roque Baños -
The Miracle Season

Johann Johannsson -
The Theory of Everything

Cesar Benito -
El Tiempo Entre Costuras (The Time In Between)

Joel McNeely -
Lover's Prayer

Maurice Jarre -

Jan A.P. Kaczmarek -
Finding Neverland

David Michael Frank -
Cosmic Voyage

David Newman -

Marvin Hamlisch -
Sophie's Choice

Laurent Eyquem -

Michael Nyman -
The Piano

Sergey Yevtushenko -
The Last Station

Randy Newman -

Evan Call -
Violet Evergarden: Automemories

There are also other compilations CDs that I enjoy tremendously:

Paul Bateman and the City of Prague Philharmonic - Psycho: The Essential Alfred Hitchcock

Itzhak Perlman and John Williams - Cinema Serenade 2: The Golden Age

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