Here are some of my favorite film composers and their work
Thomas Newman - American Beauty, The Shawshank Redemption, Rain Man, Wall-e
Hans Zimmer - Gladiator, The Dark Knight, Pirates of the Caribbean, Lion King (score)
Bernard Herrmann - Psycho
Howard Shore - Lord of the Rings
John Williams - Star Wars, Jaws, E.T., Schindlers List, Close encounters of the third kind, Jurassic Park, Saving Private Ryan
Max Steiner- Gone with the wind, King Kong,
John Barry- Dances with Wolves, Goldfinger, (most bond scores)
Ennio Morricone- The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, The Mission, Cinema Paradiso, Once upon a time in the west
Nino Rota - The Godfather
Michael Nyman - The Piano
Yann Tiersen - Amelia
I cant really pick just one out.
I like em all.