I've always liked movie music, but I'm pretty sure Michael Kamen's score for Disney's The Three Musketeers (1993) was what got me to love it. Until this movie, I don't think I fully appreciate how a film's musical score can affect the energy and mood of a scene, although I was definitely aware of it. Sometimes the score can be the best thing about some movies...and later on, I learned that sometimes it's the only good thing about certain films, even some I used to like. (In case you're wondering, no, the Disney Three Musketeers movie doesn't fall into this category of bad movies with good music. I think it's a good, way the hell under-rated movie with excellent music. In fact, it used to be my all-time favorite film.)
My sorting criteria for this list is exclusively based on how much I enjoy the music, rather than how bad I thought the film it came from was. I'm also not going to go over each and every single track on a soundtrack, although I may highlight certain tracks that stand out. I'm sure I don't need to clarify that this list is not a criticism of the composers themselves or their works - just the opposite, in fact.
So without further ado, here are my Top 10 Favorite Musical Scores from Bad Movies!
And coming in at #1...
"Running Out of Time" from Highlander: The Source (2007), by Jim Byrnes