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James Horner: Ten Best Movie Soundtracks
4. Cocoon (1985)
Cocoon marked the beginning of a fruitful collaboration between Horner and director Ron Howard. Having scored two Star Trek movies, as well as Aliens and Brainstorm, Horner was the natural first-choice sci-fi composer for Howard to go to for this heart-warming tale about elderly people revitalized after swimming in a pool containing alien cocoons. It's an unashamedly romantic score which serves the picture very well and gives the tear ducts a good work-out.