A while back I did a piece on my top 10 horror soundtracks. I wasn’t focusing on scores at the time which brought up several objections to my list: "What about this?" and "What about that?"
So, in answer to your questions, here is my top 20 film scores of all time.
My criteria are simple: How strongly did I remember the music after viewing the film and how often do I play it at home? I have more to say with these scores than with the songs /soundtrack list because, let’s face it, the instrumentals move you in a deeper way. Let me know what you think and what your top picks are as well.