Top 10 Best Modern Movie Composers

RookWizard
The best overall composers in the world of modern film music. Each composer is respectfully judged off
1) Their ability to cover all themes with suited music.
2) Their ability to make the human being feel appropriate emotion when called for.
AND
3) Their choice of instruments and themes conveyed in the music.

The Top Ten

1 Hans Zimmer Hans Zimmer Hans Florian Zimmer is a German film score composer and record producer. Since the 1980s, he has composed music for over 150 films.

RECOMMENDED LISTENING:
-Main Theme, Dark Knight Rises-https://www.YouTube.com/watch? v=vLqKSv1F42A - RookWizard

2 Alexandre Desplat

Far better than Hanz Zimmer, by a mile! - RookWizard

RECOMMENDED LISTENING:
-Main Title, The Imitation Game-https://www.YouTube.com/watch? v=E7zHMz16SoA
-Obliviate, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1-https://www.YouTube.com/watch? v=7RkRlgYGdbY
-Lily's Theme, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2-https://www.YouTube.com/watch? v=sfU_sC7m2cA - RookWizard

3 John Williams John Williams

He is the greatest we have now, why must he be disrespected for all of his hard work, he is an artist, with value that must not be destroyed, he's the legend.

RECOMMENDED LISTENING:
-Leaving Hogwarts, Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone-https://www.YouTube.com/watch? v=MYIh-OmRGmU
-Raider's March, Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark-https://www.YouTube.com/watch? v=IgncJgSbbck - RookWizard

4 Patrick Doyle
5 Nicholas Hooper
6 Alan Silvestri
7 James Horner
8 James Howard
9 Ennio Morricone Ennio Morricone Ennio Morricone, Grand Officer OMRI is an Italian composer, orchestrator, conductor, and former trumpet player.
10 Danny Elfman Danny Elfman

The Contenders

11 Ramin Djawadi
12 Howard Shore
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