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The Best: FILM SCORES (NOT BY JOHN WILLIAMS)

If you were reading my blog back in the beginning of February, you'll have noticed my post for John Williams' birthday. In it, I chronicled my ten favorite film scores composed by Mr. Williams, and I think I made a rather fantastic list. That being said, John Williams is not the only fantastic composer scoring movies, so it's only fair to give some other composers their due credit. So, I've compiled a list of my twenty-five favorite film scores that were not scored by John Williams. There's twenty-one different composers included in this list, so hopefully I've given you a bit of an eclectic mix. I'm giving snippets of the scores for your listening pleasure, so I hope all the links work. Enjoy!

25. THE COVE
Composed by: J. Ralph
2009

24. SPIDER-MAN
Composed by: Danny Elfman
2002

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23. FINDING NEVERLAND
Composed by: Jan A.P. Kaczmarek
2004

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22. BACKDRAFT
Composed by: Hans Zimmer
1991

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21. MYSTIC RIVER
Composed by: Kyle Eastwood
2003
(This was the best I could find - it has a tiny bit of the score.)

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20. FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS
Composed by: Explosions in the Sky
2004

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19. THE DEPARTED
Composed by: Howard Shore

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18. YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
Composed by: John Morris
1974

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17. THE MUMMY
Composed by: Jerry Goldsmith
1999

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16. BATMAN BEGINS
Composed by: Hans Zimmer & James Newton Howard
2005

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15. INCEPTION
Composed by: Hans Zimmer
2010

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14. WATERWORLD
Composed by: James Newton Howard
1995

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13. BATMAN
Composed by: Danny Elfman
1989

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12. INDEPENDENCE DAY
Composed by: David Arnold
1996

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11. THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING
Composed by: Howard Shore
2001

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10. HALLOWEEN
Composed by: John Carpenter
1978

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9. TITANIC
Composed by: James Horner
1997

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8. THE GODFATHER
Composed by: Carmine Coppola
1972

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7. THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY
Composed by: Ennio Morricone
1967

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6. BACK TO THE FUTURE
Composed by: Alan Silvestri
1985

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5. TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY
Composed by: Brad Fiedel
1991

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4. PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL
Composed by: Klaus Badelt
2003

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3. PAN'S LABYRINTH
Composed by: Javier Navarrete

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2. PSYCHO
Composed by: Bernard Herrmann
1960

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1. BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN
Composed by: Gustavo Santaolalla
2005