Psycho – Anything Bernard Herrmann did is magic but he makes this shower scene.

American BeautyThomas Newman‘s score of this 1999 film makes a plastic bag beautiful.

The Painted Veil – This one is rarely on other’s lists but the Alexandre Desplat score is haunting.

Vertigo – Another Bernard Herrmann masterwork. Beautiful and haunting with longing for the unobtainable.

Amadeus – A film about Mozart is of course loaded with Mozart. The conductor was Neville Marriner and the Orchestra is Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields. None better.