Hero by Tan Dun, very gifted composer of eastern sounding classical music. Also, everything by Clint Mansell, who, in fact, is a hero, and esp The Fountain, first and best score I've ever heard. For games: Tomb Raider 2 (YouTube - Tomb Raider 2: Venice Violins) and Age of Empires 2: the Age of Kings (maybe I just like them on nostalgic grounds ) Hans Zimmer is already the man, he proved it once again in Angels and Daemons. Very boring movie, gave me time to listen to the score, bought the CD the next day. Pirates 1 2 and 3 are really fun too. (Third is my favourite, first is a classic but a bit repetitive and second leans too much on the first) Don't really care for LoTR, but Gollum's Song by Emmiliana Torrini is beautiful.