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List of Films Scored By Howard Shore

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List of movies with music composed by Howard Shore, listed alphabetically with trailers of the movies when available. This list includes any film scores composed by Howard Shore, ranging from smaller indie movies to larger blockbuster pictures. Film composers are responsible for writing and composing the music that plays during the movie, which is particularly important for dramas and adventure movies- imagine what Lord of the Rings would have sounded like without an amazing score. Useful bits of trivia are can be found below, such as who directed each film scored by Howard Shore and when the movie was first released. Howard Shore is a world renowned film composer, so if you're a music buff use this list to find the names of Howard Shore soundtracks that you haven't heard before.

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  • A Dangerous Method is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Films Scored By Howard Shore

    A Dangerous Method

    Keira Knightley, Michael Fassbender

    Released2011

    Directed byDavid Cronenberg

    A Dangerous Method is a 2011 historical film directed by David Cronenberg and starring Keira... more on Wikipedia
  • A History of Violence is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Films Scored By Howard Shore

    A History of Violence

    Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello

    Released2005

    Directed byDavid Cronenberg

    This film is a 2005 American thriller film directed by David Cronenberg and written by Josh... more on Wikipedia

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  • A Kiss Before Dying is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Films Scored By Howard Shore

    A Kiss Before Dying

    Matt Dillon, Sean Young

    Released1991

    Directed byJames Dearden

    A Kiss Before Dying is a 1991 British-American neo-noir film. It was directed by James... more on Wikipedia
  • After Hours is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Films Scored By Howard Shore

    After Hours

    Martin Scorsese, Teri Garr

    Released1985

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

    After Hours is a 1985 American black comedy film directed by Martin Scorsese, written by... more on Wikipedia

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  • An Innocent Man is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Films Scored By Howard Shore

    An Innocent Man

    Tom Selleck, Abraham Murphy

    Released1989

    Directed byPeter Yates

    An Innocent Man, is a 1989 crime thriller film directed by Peter Yates, and starring Tom... more on Wikipedia
  • Analyze This is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Films Scored By Howard Shore

    Analyze This

    Robert De Niro, Billy Crystal

    Released1999

    Directed byHarold Ramis

    Analyze This is a 1999 comedy film directed by Harold Ramis, who co-wrote the screenplay with... more on Wikipedia
  • Before and After is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Films Scored By Howard Shore

    Before and After

    Meryl Streep, Liam Neeson

    Released1996

    Directed byBarbet Schroeder

    Before and After is a 1996 film based on the 1992 novel of the same title by American writer... more on Wikipedia

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  • Big is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Films Scored By Howard Shore

    Big

    Tom Hanks, Jon Lovitz

    Released1988

    Directed byPenny Marshall

    Big is a 1988 American fantasy comedy film directed by Penny Marshall, and stars Tom Hanks as... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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  • Camera is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Films Scored By Howard Shore

    Camera

    Leslie Carlson

    Released2000

    Directed byDavid Cronenberg

    Camera is a 2000 Canadian short film written and directed by David Cronenberg. The six minute... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
  • Cop Land is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Films Scored By Howard Shore

    Cop Land

    Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro

    Released1997

    Directed byJames Mangold

    Cop Land is a 1997 American drama film written and directed by James Mangold, and starring... more on Wikipedia
  • Cosmopolis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Films Scored By Howard Shore

    Cosmopolis

    Robert Pattinson, Paul Giamatti

    Released2012

    Directed byDavid Cronenberg

    Cosmopolis is a 2012 Canadian drama-thriller film written, produced, and directed by David... more on Wikipedia
  • Crash is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Films Scored By Howard Shore

    Crash

    Holly Hunter, James Spader

    Released1996

    Directed byDavid Cronenberg

    This film is a 1996 Canadian-British psychological thriller film written and directed by David... more on Wikipedia
  • Dead Ringers is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Films Scored By Howard Shore

    Dead Ringers

    Jeremy Irons, Jill Hennessy

    Released1988

    Directed byDavid Cronenberg

    This film is a 1988 Canadian-American psychological thriller film starring Jeremy Irons in a... more on Wikipedia

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  • Dogma is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Films Scored By Howard Shore

    Dogma

    Ben Affleck, Matt Damon

    Released1999

    Directed byKevin Smith

    Dogma is a 1999 American comedy film written and directed by Kevin Smith. The existence of... more on Wikipedia

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  • Doubt is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Films Scored By Howard Shore

    Doubt

    Amy Adams, Meryl Streep

    Released2008

    Directed byJohn Patrick Shanley

    Doubt is a 2008 American drama film adaptation of John Patrick Shanley's Pulitzer Prize... more on Wikipedia

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  • Eastern Promises is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Films Scored By Howard Shore

    Eastern Promises

    Naomi Watts, Viggo Mortensen

    Released2007

    Directed byDavid Cronenberg

    Eastern Promises is a 2007 British-Canadian-American thriller film directed by David... more on Wikipedia

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  • Eclipse is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Films Scored By Howard Shore

    Eclipse

    Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene

    Released2010

    Directed byDavid Slade

    The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, commonly referred to as Eclipse, is a 2010 American romantic... more on Wikipedia

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  • Ed Wood is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Films Scored By Howard Shore

    Ed Wood

    Johnny Depp, Sarah Jessica Parker

    Released1994

    Directed byTim Burton

    Ed Wood is a 1994 American period comedy-drama biopic directed and produced by Tim Burton, and... more on Wikipedia

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  • Edge of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Films Scored By Howard Shore

    Edge of Darkness

    Mel Gibson, Ray Winstone

    Released2010

    Directed byMartin Campbell

    Edge of Darkness is a 2010 crime thriller film directed by Martin Campbell and also produced... more on Wikipedia
  • Esther Kahn is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Films Scored By Howard Shore

    Esther Kahn

    Ian Holm, Summer Phoenix

    Released2000

    Directed byArnaud Desplechin

    Esther Kahn is the first English-language film by the French director Arnaud Desplechin. It... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
  • Existenz is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Films Scored By Howard Shore

    Existenz

    Jude Law, Willem Dafoe

    Released1999

    Directed byDavid Cronenberg

    Existenz is a 1999 Canadian science fiction body horror film written, produced, and directed... more on Wikipedia
  • Fire with Fire is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Films Scored By Howard Shore

    Fire with Fire

    Virginia Madsen, Jean Smart

    Released1986

    Directed byDuncan Gibbins

    Fire with Fire is a 1986 American romantic drama film about a young woman from a Catholic... more on Wikipedia

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  • Gangs of New York is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Films Scored By Howard Shore

    Gangs of New York

    Cameron Diaz, Leonardo DiCaprio

    Released2002

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

    Gangs of New York is a 2002 American fictionalized historical drama film set in the mid-19th... more on Wikipedia

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  • Gloria is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Films Scored By Howard Shore

    Gloria

    Sharon Stone, George C. Scott

    Released1999

    Directed bySidney Lumet

    Gloria is a remake of the 1980 film of the same name written and directed by John Cassavetes.... more on Wikipedia

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  • Guilty as Sin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Films Scored By Howard Shore

    Guilty as Sin

    Don Johnson, Rebecca De Mornay

    Released1993

    Directed bySidney Lumet

    Guilty as Sin is a 1993 courtroom drama thriller film written by Larry Cohen, directed by... more on Wikipedia

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