Elfman is an incredible composer. I put him near the top, but you've got to give king to Williams, hands down. His themes are so recognizable that the movies themselves would be shells without this excellent understand of character, mood and tone. People always forget he did Superman! I'm a huge fan of Michael Kamen's Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves score, I think it's one of the most uplifting pieces of music ever created. I get so pumped up listening to the intro of that movie. It's been used in the Olympics and such for good reason, but I think he's largely forgotten. He also helped to write the excellent Bryan Adams song that accompanied the movie and even incorporated that theme into his own compositions in the movie. Great cross-pollination there. I also think Alan Silvestri's Back To The Future score is in my top 3. It's absolutely incredible that music can take you on the same kind of ride as the DeLorean! He has an impeccable feel for that movie and the magic behind it. I honestly think he brings out the "magical" feel of discovery in that film. To top these stalwarts off, I have to give nods to James Horner (passed away too soon) and Jerry Goldsmith. Between those two guys there are years of memorable themes. Hans Zimmer is great, he is very much a minimalist, but I also feel he's got WAY too much ego, so I tend to give him less credit. His Batman scores are moody and capture the tones of the films, but Elfman's absolutely crushes it with the adventure and action feel. Elfman even argued that THE "Batman" theme is his. It should have never changed, just like 007. You'll always get the same spy track with any James Bond film and it's so iconic. I hate Joel Schumacher for literally abandoning everything Tim Burton and Danny built. Love the Lost Boys and a few of his others, but my goodness he trashed Batman.