Ok, at last somebody mentions A Beautiful Mind...it was the first one I was going to bring up. Absolutely beautiful.
The score to GOLDENEYE is amazing. Moody and very unusual, it is so much fun to listen to.
The score (not soundtrack) to JAWBREAKER by Stephen Endelman is surreal and beautiful. How it ever got paired up with that movie is beyond me, but it is a hidden gem and completely unlike anything I've ever heard.
The soundtrack to ONCE brings me to tears. I love that music so much, particularly "Falling Slowly," "Mind's Made Up," and "Say It To Me Now" I defy you to find someone singing anything with nearly as much passion as the vocalists in this
The score to PAPRIKA is fantastic too, probably the most everything in this soundtrack than there is anything in all the others. Very random. "Parade" is incredibly moving and creepy too.
KIMERA has an explosive soundtrack that most of this community will appreciate...classic violin techno. Tell me that does not make you salivate in your giblets.
Both the soundtrack and score to WICKER PARK are beautiful.
And might as well mention the score to SOLARIS while we're here.
Which brings me to SUNSHINE, which is a crime against humanity that no soundtrack exists for it yet.
As for everyone's favorite Miyazaki, his favorites of mine are his work in ROBOT CARNIVAL, SPIRITED AWAY, PRINCESS MONONOKE, and PARASITE EVE. All of those are very moving listens.
HENRY FOOL has a fun soundtrack which is scattered throughout the cd against its moody score, which has ecchoes of 8-bit throughout. Hooray!
AMELIE and GOODBYE LENIN are Yann Tierson's masterpieces, and that piano takes me to someplace new every time I hear it.
ONE HOUR PHOTO and RUN LOLA RUN's soundtracks are worth mentioning
Of course THE FOUNTAIN has already been mentioned. It needs no explanation, it is the best current score by my estimation.
Lastly, this is a bit of a stretch, but it must be brought up. I /still/ listen to the Deep Space Bass soundtrack to TOONAMI. Fantastic techno remixes and those tracks just take me back to 4th grade afternoons of rushing home to watch Sailor Moon and Dragon Ball Z. Man. Awesome.
And just for fun I'm throwing in PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE, which has some haunting melodies but mostly some fun rock and roll that is only endearing if you've seen the movie. Which is hilarious.