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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 (*****):

John Williams (39) -
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
Jane Eyre
The Reivers
The River
Home Alone
The Patriot
The Missouri Breaks
The Cowboys
Far and Away
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
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

James Horner (38) -
Battle Beyond the Stars
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
The Missing
The Perfect Storm (recording session)
Something Wicked This Way Comes
The Journey of Natty Gann
Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius
For Greater Glory
The Four Feathers
The Mask of Zorro
The Legend of Zorro
Apollo 13
Legends of the Fall
Black Gold
The 33
The Spiderwick Chronicles
The Amazing Spider-Man
Beyond Borders
The Land Before Time
An American Tail
A Beautiful Mind
Searching for Bobby Fischer
The Spitfire Grill
House of Cards
Living in the Age of Airplanes
The Man Without a Face
Bicentennial Man
In Country

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)

John Barry (9) -
The Living Daylights
Raise the Titanic
Dances With Wolves
The Scarlet Letter
Cry, the Beloved Country
The Dove
Somewhere In Time
Out of Africa
The Beyondness of Things

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

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 Greatest Miracle
Max & Me
The Last Sin Eater
In From The Night / Silverbells
The Lost Child

Rachel Portman (8) -
The Legend of Bagger Vance
The Cider House Rules
Bel Ami
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

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

Alexandre Desplat (6) -
Little Women
Coco Avant Chanel
The Queen
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Lust, Caution

George Fenton (6) -
In Love and War
The Lady in the Van
Ever After
Dangerous Beauty
Anna and the King

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

Patrick Doyle (5) -
Sense and Sensibility
Great Expectations (score)
Donnie Brasco

Randy Newman (5) -
The Natural
Marriage Story

Elmer Bernstein (5) -
The Magnificent Seven (James Sedares conducts The Phoenix Symphony)
The Age of Innocence
Far From Heaven
Frankie Starlight
The Deep End of the Ocean

Basil Poledouris (5) -
Quigley Down Under
Lonesome Dove
Farewell to the King
Free Willy
For Love of the Game

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

Michael Kamen (3) -
Band of Brothers
Don Juan DeMarco
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

Debbie Wiseman (3) -
The Music of Kings and Queens

Philippe Rombi (3) -
Un Homme Et Son Chien (A Man and His Dog)
Le Temps Des Secrets (The Time of Secrets)

Howard Shore (2) -
Mrs. Doubtfire
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

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

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

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

Christopher Wong (2) -
Mat Biec
Yellow Flowers on the Green Grass

Taro Iwashiro (2) -
The Crossing
Fukushima 50

Joel McNeely (2) -
Lover's Prayer
Iron Will

Ludovic Bource -
The Artist

Yuri Poteyenko -
Fort Ross

David Arnold -
Independence Day

Edward Shearmur -
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

John Debney -

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

John Frizzell / Randy Edelman -
Gods and Generals

Trevor Jones / Randy Edelman -
The Last of the Mohicans

Randy Edelman -

A.R. Rahman -
Muhammad The Messenger of God

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 -

Philipp Noll -

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

Yoko Kanno -
Onna Joushu Naotora

Kitaro -
Heaven & Earth

Terence Blanchard -
25th Hour

Quincy Jones -
The Color Purple

Ilan Eshkeri -
Swallows and Amazons

Olivier Deriviere -
11.11 Memories Retold

Mark Isham -
A River Runs Through It

Henry Mancini -
In the Pink (with James Galway)

Pino Donaggio -

Benjamin Wallfisch -
Summer in February

Pascal Gaigne -
El Faro de Las Orcas

Nuno Malo -

Mychael Danna -
The Nativity Story

Johann Johannsson -
The Theory of Everything

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

Maurice Jarre -

Jan A.P. Kaczmarek -
Finding Neverland

Craig Armstrong -
The One and Only Ivan

David Michael Frank -
Cosmic Voyage

David Newman -

Marvin Hamlisch -
Sophie's Choice

Laurent Eyquem -

Arturo Cardelus -
Bunuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles

Chad Cannon -
CyberWork and the American Dream

Michael Nyman -
The Piano

Andrew Lockington -
The Kindness of Strangers

Sergey Yevtushenko -
The Last Station

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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