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Best Film Score Composers

Film score artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good film score bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top film score bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Film score groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all film score bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest film score bands of all time, since the most famous film score artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best film score music.

You can click on the film score band names to see more information about that particular notable film score group. If they're near the top of the best film score artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top film score bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the film score band names themselves.

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different artists, including Marvin Gaye and Paul Oakenfold. Rank your favorite artists to see them get to the top of the list. Is Trent Reznor better than Leonard Bernstein?

All important, significant and iconic names in film score music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new film score bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of film score, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into film score music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good film score bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent film score bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best film score bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest film score musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular film score bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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    Jurassic Park, Superman: The Movie, Jaws

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    Once Upon a Time in America, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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    Gladiator: More Music From the Motion Picture, The Dark Knight, Pirates of ...

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    Somewhere in Time, Dances With Wolves, On Her Majesty's Secret Service

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    The Pink Panther, Breakfast at Tiffany's, The Music from Peter Gunn

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    Psycho: Complete Original Motion Picture Score, Vertigo, The Planets

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    American Beauty, WALL·E, The Shawshank Redemption

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    Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas, Batman, Edward Scissorhands ...

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    The Godfather, Romeo & Juliet, Nino Rota's Music to The Godfather

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    Atlantis: The Lost Empire, The Dark Knight, Restoration

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    Deep Impact, Braveheart, Aliens

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    Back to the Future: Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack, Forrest ...

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    Blade Runner, Chariots of Fire, 1492: Conquest of Paradise

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    Star Trek Nemesis, Supergirl, Star Trek: The Motion Picture

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    Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas, The Perks of Being a ...

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    The Perlman Edition (disc 15: Bach), Alexander Nevsky Op. 78, Great Violin ...

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    The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Aviator, Videodrome

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    Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago: The Deluxe Thirtieth Anniversary ...

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    Cars 2, Up, Star Trek

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    Enthiran, A. R. Rahman – A World of Music, 8 x 10 tasveer

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    The Magnificent Seven, Heavy Metal, The Grifters

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    Toy Story 2, The Natural, Land of Dreams

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    RoboCop, Flesh+Blood, Iron Eagle

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    The Symphonies, Great Violin Concertos, Symphony no. 1 / Symphony no. 7 ...

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    Kung Fu Panda 2, How to Train Your Dragon, X-Men: The Last Stand

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    Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro Soundtrack Collection, Princess Mononoke ...

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    Music in Twelve Parts, Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters, The Hours

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    The Piano, Enemy Zero, The Cook the Thief His Wife and Her Lover

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    Lust, Caution, The Queen

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    The Adventures of Robin Hood, Music for Strings and Piano Left Hand, ...

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    Requiem for a Dream, The Fountain, Π

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    Atonement, Pride & Prejudice, Salmon Fishing In The Yemen

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    The Last of the Mohicans, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Brassed Off!

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    Yentl, The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing, Paris Jazz Piano

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    The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Kingdom of ...

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    A Thousand Words, Jobs, Hocus Pocus

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    Thor, Brave, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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    Rising Sun, In Memoriam Takemitsu: Guitar Works, I Hear the Water Dreaming ...

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    Brother Bear, Twister, Sorcery

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    Dekalog, 10 Easy Pieces for Piano, Trois couleurs : Bleu

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    The Banquet, Hero, Crouching Tiger

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    The Little Mermaid, Little Shop of Horrors, Beauty and the Beast: Original ...

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    Masters of the Universe, The Stunt Man / An Unmarried Woman, Broadcast ...

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    Gayaneh (USSR RTV Large Symphony Orchestra feat. conductor: Djansug ...

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    The Last of the Mohicans, While You Were Sleeping, The Whole Nine Yards ...

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    Miklós Rózsa Treasury (1949-1968), Ben-Hur, Rózsa ...

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    BBC Music, Volume 4, Number 3: Sibelius Symphony no. 2 / Walton Symphony ...

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    North Sea Hijack, Cyrano (1973 original Broadway cast), Theater of Blood ...

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    Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Pirates of the ...

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    The Meteor Man, Crazy People, Delirious

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