We have Kumar's topic on recommended music other than classical and pop. Let's start another one on recommended "film music". As with the other thread I am particularly looking for recommendations that combine artistic merit with good sound/recording quality.
One film the music of which blew me away is The Hours with Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore and Meryl Streep. The music was written for it (at least in art) by Philip Glass. It is interesting to see how images can enhance the musical experience. The corollary is of course that listening to the album without the film could be a bit of a disappointment.
What would you recommend?