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Top 10 Underrated Film Scores (Original Scores Only)

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    1Danny Elfman - Edward Scissorhands (1990)

  • 2Joe Hisaishi - Spirited Away (2001)

  • 3Vangelis - Blade Runner (1982)

  • 4Jonny Greenwood - There Will Be Blood (2007)

  • 5John Williams - Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

  • 6Michael Giacchino - The Incredibles suggested byLvetto

  • 7Trevor Jones - The Dark Crystal (1982)

  • 8Nino Rota - 8½ (1963)

  • 9Ennio Morricone - Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
    The closing tune is excellent. Overall more robust than any of his other scores.

  • 10Georges Delerue - Day for Night (1973)

  • 11Zbigniew Preisner - The Three Colors Trilogy (1993, 1994)

  • 12Jerry Goldsmith - The Secret of Nimh (1982)

  • 13Karen O - Where the Wild Things Are suggested byDylanthemole

  • 14James Horner - Balto suggested byTudor Baltoiu

  • 15Wendy Carlos-Tron suggested bydarkhelmetservo

  • 16Hans Zimmer - Spirit, Stallion of Cimarron (2002) suggested byCélia De Clercq

  • 17Hans Zimmer/John Powell - Kung Fu Panda suggested byOblivion4Lcf

  • 18Thomas Newman - Scent of A Woman suggested by94ejack

  • 19Hans Zimmer - Beyond Rangoon suggested byTudor Baltoiu

  • 20James Horner - The New World suggested byTudor Baltoiu

  • 21Nubuo Uematsu Final Fantasy VII/Advent Children suggested byOblivion4Lcf

  • 22John Powell - Robots suggested by94ejack

  • 23Alan Menken- The Hunfhback of Notre Dame suggested byScotty Arbour

  • 24Ennio Morricone - The Legend of 1900 suggested byOblivion4Lcf

  • 25Michael Nyman - The Piano suggested byOblivion4Lcf

  • 26Shigeru Umebayashi - Huo Yuanjia(Fearless) suggested byOblivion4Lcf

  • 27Tan Dun - Hero suggested byOblivion4Lcf

  • 28Tar%u014D Iwashiro - Red Cliff suggested byOblivion4Lcf

  • 29Susumu Hirasawa- Paprika and Millennium Actress suggested byDrew Planas

  • 30Hans Zimmer- Muppet Treasure Island suggested byDrew Planas

  • 31Elliot Goldenthal- Batman Forever suggested byDaniel Attrell
    The Movie wasn't that good, but I like the song

  • 32Hans Zimmer- Megamind suggested byJack Walrath
    Roxanne's theme is superb.

  • 33Toshiyuki Honda- Metropolis (Anime) suggested byJack Walrath
    Greatly underrated, his jazz-inspired score is excellent.

  • 34Thomas Newman - Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events suggested by94ejack

  • 35Michael Giacchio - Up suggested byjskpixara113@gmail.c

  • 36James Horner- Glory suggested byScotty Arbour

  • 37Stephen Rennicks- Room suggested byDrew Planas
    Room - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack" (21 tracks; 42 min.) opens with "Opening", a very subtle piano-fronted piece, setting the tone for the music. Brie Larson's character signs "Big Rock Candy Mountain" to her 5 year old son as he goes to sleep in Room. "Wardrobe" and "Out of Wardrobe" are more beautiful and gentle piano-fronted pieces. When

  • 38Cliff Martinez- Drive suggested byDrew Planas
    Martinez's score works like a patient, engaging ambient record with a dramatic arc that works independently of the film. Keyboards plink back and forth like turn signals and human heartbeats, with atmospheres that hang in the air like ghosted taillight streaks. As things get grittier onscreen, so does the music, with industrial grindings and craggy

  • 39Toshihiko Sahashi- Ultraman Tiga & Ultraman Daina & Ultraman Gaia: Ch jik no daikessen suggested byDrew Planas

  • 40Ilan Eshkeri- Shaun The Sheep Movie suggested byDrew Planas

  • 41Bruno Coulais- Song Of The Sea suggested byDrew Planas

  • 42Michael Brook- Brooklyn suggested byDrew Planas

  • 43Joe Hisaishi- The Tale of The Princess Kaguya suggested byDrew Planas

  • 44Toru Takemitsu- Ran suggested byDrew Planas

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