James Newton Howard

James Newton Howard Movies and TV Shows

American composer, orchestrator, and music producer James Newton Howard is an eight-time Academy Award nominee.  He is best known for his frequent collaborations with director M. Night Shyamalan. He is well known for his highly emotional and powerfully subtle music, supplying his talent to an array of films such as The Fugitive, The Sixth Sense, Signs, The Village, the two Christopher Nolan Batman films; Batman Begins and The Dark Knight with Hans After Howard left the University of Southern California, he toured with Elton John as a keyboardist during the late 1970s and early 1980s. Howard also arranged strings for several of Elton's songs during this period including on the hits "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" and "Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word", as well as playing additional keyboards and synthesizers on several of Elton's studio albums, including "Rock of The Westies" (1975), "Blue Moves" (1976), "21 At 33" (1980), and "The Fox" (1981). After his tenure with John, Howard toured briefly with Crosby, Stills and Nash before moving into film music in the mid-1980s. Howard scored the blockbuster Pretty Woman (1990). He received his first Academy Award nomination for his score for Barbra Streisand's drama The Prince of Tides (1991). Howard achieved four more best original score Oscar nominations, for the Harrison Ford action feature The Fugitive (1993), the Julia Roberts romantic comedy My Best Friend's Wedding (1997), M. Night Shyamalan's The Village (2004) and most recently, Michael Clayton (2007). In addition, Howard received Best Song nods for scoring the Western epic Wyatt Earp (1994), Kevin Costner's Waterworld (1995), and Primal Fear (1996).   Howard scored Space Jam (1996), Dante's Peak (1997) (theme only - score was composed by John Frizzell), and Collateral (2004). Howard has  scored three Disney films which are Dinosaur (2000), Treasure Planet and Atlantis: The Lost Empire. Howard also earned an Emmy nomination in 1995 the theme and pilot to the television drama, ER. He also won an Emmy for the them to Gideon's Crossing.  He went on to win a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Score for the feature King Kong. He went on to receive Oscar nominations for the features Michael Clayton (2007) and Defiace (2008).

Personal info

  • Gender: Male
  • Date of birth: 09/06/1951 (73 years old)
  • Place of birth: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • nationality: American
  • Net worth: $50,000,000
Year
Genre
IMDB
TMDB
Available on the following streaming services in the UK
2023

Action

Adventure

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

6.8
71%
2023

Drama

7.5
76%
Pain Hustlers
IMDB 6.5
TMDB 67%
role:
Original Music Composer
2023

Crime

Drama

6.5
67%
2022

Adventure

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

6.2
67%
Jungle Cruise
IMDB 6.6
TMDB 75%
role:
Original Music Composer
2021

Action

Adventure

Comedy

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

6.6
75%
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Raya and the Last Dragon
IMDB 7.3
TMDB 79%
role:
Original Music Composer
2021

Action

Adventure

Animation

Family

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

7.3
79%
News of the World
IMDB 6.8
TMDB 70%
role:
Original Music Composer
2020

Action

Adventure

Drama

Western

6.8
70%
A Hidden Life
IMDB 7.4
TMDB 71%
role:
Music & 1 more
2019

Drama

History

War & Politics

7.4
71%
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
IMDB 6.5
TMDB 69%
role:
Music Score Producer & 1 more
2018

Adventure

Drama

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

6.5
69%
2018

Adventure

Family

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

5.6
61%
Red Sparrow
IMDB 6.6
TMDB 65%
role:
Music
2018

Mystery

Thriller

6.6
65%
2017

Crime

Drama

Thriller

6.5
63%
Detroit
IMDB 7.3
TMDB 73%
role:
Original Music Composer
2017

Crime

Drama

History

Thriller

7.3
73%
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
IMDB 7.2
TMDB 73%
role:
Original Music Composer
2016

Adventure

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

7.2
73%
All the Way
IMDB 7.3
TMDB 67%
role:
Original Music Composer
2016

Drama

History

TV Movie

7.3
67%
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2016

Action

Adventure

Drama

6.1
63%
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2
IMDB 6.5
TMDB 69%
role:
Original Music Composer
2015

Action

Adventure

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

6.5
69%
Concussion
IMDB 7.1
TMDB 71%
role:
Original Music Composer
2015

Drama

History

7.1
71%
Pawn Sacrifice
IMDB 7.0
TMDB 67%
role:
Original Music Composer
2015

Drama

Thriller

7.0
67%
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
IMDB 6.6
TMDB 68%
role:
Original Music Composer
2014

Adventure

Thriller

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

6.6
68%
Nightcrawler
IMDB 7.8
TMDB 77%
role:
Original Music Composer
2014

Crime

Drama

Thriller

7.8
77%
Cut Bank
IMDB 6.1
TMDB 57%
role:
Original Music Composer
2014

Thriller

6.1
57%
Maleficent
IMDB 6.9
TMDB 71%
role:
Original Music Composer
2014

Action

Adventure

Family

Romance

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

6.9
71%
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
IMDB 7.5
TMDB 74%
role:
Original Music Composer
2013

Action

Adventure

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

7.5
74%
Parkland
IMDB 6.4
TMDB 62%
role:
Original Music Composer
2013

Drama

History

6.4
62%
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After Earth
IMDB 4.8
TMDB 52%
role:
Original Music Composer
2013

Action

Adventure

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

4.8
52%
The Bourne Legacy
IMDB 6.6
TMDB 62%
role:
Original Music Composer
2012

Action

Thriller

6.6
62%
Snow White and the Huntsman
IMDB 6.1
TMDB 60%
role:
Original Music Composer
2012

Adventure

Drama

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

6.1
60%
Darling Companion
IMDB 5.2
TMDB 50%
role:
Original Music Composer
Not available
2012

Drama

Romance

5.2
50%
Not available
The Hunger Games
IMDB 7.2
TMDB 72%
role:
Original Music Composer
2012

Adventure

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

7.2
72%
Larry Crowne
IMDB 6.1
TMDB 59%
role:
Original Music Composer
2011

Comedy

Drama

Romance

6.1
59%
Green Lantern
IMDB 5.5
TMDB 52%
role:
Original Music Composer
2011

Action

Adventure

Thriller

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

5.5
52%
Water for Elephants
IMDB 6.9
TMDB 70%
role:
Original Music Composer
2011

Drama

Romance

6.9
70%
Gnomeo & Juliet
IMDB 5.9
TMDB 58%
role:
Original Music Composer
2011

Animation

Family

5.9
58%
The Green Hornet
IMDB 5.8
TMDB 56%
role:
Original Music Composer
2011

Action

Comedy

Crime

5.8
56%
The Tourist
IMDB 6.0
TMDB 62%
role:
Original Music Composer
2010

Action

Romance

Thriller

6.0
62%
Love & Other Drugs
IMDB 6.7
TMDB 70%
role:
Original Music Composer
2010

Comedy

Drama

Romance

6.7
70%
Inhale
IMDB 6.5
TMDB 60%
role:
Original Music Composer
2010

Action

Drama

Thriller

6.5
60%
Salt
IMDB 6.4
TMDB 64%
role:
Original Music Composer
2010

Action

Mystery

Thriller

6.4
64%
The Last Airbender
IMDB 4.0
TMDB 46%
role:
Original Music Composer
2010

Action

Adventure

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

4.0
46%
Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang
IMDB 6.1
TMDB 63%
role:
Original Music Composer
2010

Comedy

Family

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

6.1
63%
Duplicity
IMDB 6.1
TMDB 59%
role:
Original Music Composer
2009

Comedy

Crime

Romance

6.1
59%
Confessions of a Shopaholic
IMDB 5.8
TMDB 64%
role:
Original Music Composer
2009

Comedy

Romance

5.8
64%
Defiance
IMDB 7.1
TMDB 68%
role:
Original Music Composer
2008

Action

Drama

History

War & Politics

7.1
68%
The Dark Knight
IMDB 9.0
TMDB 85%
role:
Original Music Composer
2008

Action

Crime

Drama

Thriller

9.0
85%
The Happening
IMDB 5.0
TMDB 53%
role:
Original Music Composer
2008

Thriller

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

5.0
53%
Mad Money
IMDB 5.9
TMDB 65%
role:
Original Music Composer
2008

Action

Comedy

Crime

5.9
65%
The Great Debaters
IMDB 7.5
TMDB 72%
role:
Original Music Composer
2007

Drama

7.5
72%
The Water Horse
IMDB 6.4
TMDB 64%
role:
Original Music Composer & 1 more
2007

Adventure

Family

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

6.4
64%
Charlie Wilson's War
IMDB 7.0
TMDB 65%
role:
Original Music Composer
2007

Comedy

Drama

History

7.0
65%
I Am Legend
IMDB 7.2
TMDB 72%
role:
Original Music Composer
2007

Drama

Thriller

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

7.2
72%
Michael Clayton
IMDB 7.2
TMDB 67%
role:
Original Music Composer
2007

Drama

Thriller

7.2
67%
The Lookout
IMDB 7.0
TMDB 66%
role:
Original Music Composer
2007

Crime

Drama

Thriller

7.0
66%
Lady in the Water
IMDB 5.5
TMDB 56%
role:
Original Music Composer
2006

Drama

Mystery

Thriller

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

5.5
56%
RV
IMDB 5.6
TMDB 59%
role:
Original Music Composer
2006

Comedy

Family

5.6
59%
Freedomland
IMDB 5.2
TMDB 52%
role:
Original Music Composer
2006

Crime

Drama

Mystery

Thriller

5.2
52%
Blood Diamond
IMDB 8.0
TMDB 75%
role:
Original Music Composer
2006

Action

Drama

Thriller

8.0
75%
King Kong
IMDB 7.2
TMDB 69%
role:
Original Music Composer
2005

Action

Adventure

Drama

7.2
69%
Batman Begins
IMDB 8.2
TMDB 77%
role:
Original Music Composer
2005

Action

Crime

Drama

8.2
77%
The Interpreter
IMDB 6.4
TMDB 63%
role:
Original Music Composer
2005

Crime

Thriller

6.4
63%
Collateral
IMDB 7.5
TMDB 72%
role:
Original Music Composer
2004

Crime

Drama

Thriller

7.5
72%
The Village
IMDB 6.6
TMDB 64%
role:
Original Music Composer
2004

Drama

Mystery

Thriller

6.6
64%
Hidalgo
IMDB 6.7
TMDB 68%
role:
Original Music Composer
2004

Action

Adventure

Western

6.7
68%
Peter Pan
IMDB 6.8
TMDB 72%
role:
Original Music Composer
2003

Adventure

Family

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

6.8
72%
Dreamcatcher
IMDB 5.5
TMDB 55%
role:
Original Music Composer
2003

Drama

Horror

Thriller

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

5.5
55%
Treasure Planet
IMDB 7.2
TMDB 75%
role:
Original Music Composer
2002

Adventure

Animation

Family

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

7.2
75%
Signs
IMDB 6.8
TMDB 66%
role:
Original Music Composer
2002

Drama

Mystery

Thriller

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

6.8
66%
Big Trouble
IMDB 6.4
TMDB 62%
role:
Original Music Composer
2002

Action

Comedy

Mystery

Thriller

6.4
62%
America's Sweethearts
IMDB 5.7
TMDB 57%
role:
Original Music Composer
2001

Comedy

Romance

5.7
57%
Atlantis: The Lost Empire
IMDB 6.9
TMDB 69%
role:
Original Music Composer
2001

Adventure

Animation

Family

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

6.9
69%
Vertical Limit
IMDB 5.9
TMDB 60%
role:
Original Music Composer
2000

Action

Adventure

Drama

Thriller

5.9
60%
Unbreakable
IMDB 7.3
TMDB 71%
role:
Orchestrator & 1 more
2000

Drama

Mystery

Thriller

7.3
71%
Dinosaur
IMDB 6.4
TMDB 65%
role:
Original Music Composer
2000

Animation

Family

6.4
65%
Snow Falling on Cedars
IMDB 6.7
TMDB 61%
role:
Original Music Composer
1999

Drama

Romance

6.7
61%
Mumford
IMDB 6.8
TMDB 65%
role:
Music
1999

Comedy

Drama

Romance

6.8
65%
Stir of Echoes
IMDB 6.9
TMDB 67%
role:
Original Music Composer
1999

Horror

6.9
67%
The Sixth Sense
IMDB 8.2
TMDB 79%
role:
Original Music Composer
1999

Drama

Mystery

Thriller

8.2
79%
Runaway Bride
IMDB 5.6
TMDB 60%
role:
Original Music Composer
1999

Comedy

Romance

5.6
60%
A Perfect Murder
IMDB 6.6
TMDB 65%
role:
Original Music Composer
1998

Crime

Drama

Thriller

6.6
65%
The Postman
IMDB 6.1
TMDB 62%
role:
Original Music Composer
1997

Action

Adventure

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

War & Politics

6.1
62%
The Devil's Advocate
IMDB 7.5
TMDB 74%
role:
Original Music Composer
1997

Drama

Horror

Mystery

Thriller

7.5
74%
My Best Friend's Wedding
IMDB 6.3
TMDB 66%
role:
Original Music Composer
1997

Comedy

Romance

6.3
66%
Fathers' Day
IMDB 5.3
TMDB 55%
role:
Original Music Composer
1997

Comedy

Family

5.3
55%
Romy and Michele's High School Reunion
IMDB 6.3
TMDB 63%
role:
Original Music Composer
1997

Comedy

6.3
63%
Dante's Peak
IMDB 6.0
TMDB 61%
role:
Original Music Composer
1997

Action

Adventure

Drama

Thriller

6.0
61%
One Fine Day
IMDB 6.5
TMDB 64%
role:
Original Music Composer
1996

Comedy

Romance

6.5
64%
Space Jam
IMDB 6.5
TMDB 69%
role:
Original Music Composer
1996

Adventure

Animation

Comedy

Family

6.5
69%
The Trigger Effect
IMDB 5.7
TMDB 59%
role:
Original Music Composer
1996

Drama

Thriller

5.7
59%
Primal Fear
IMDB 7.7
TMDB 77%
role:
Original Music Composer
1996

Crime

Drama

Mystery

Thriller

7.7
77%
The Juror
IMDB 5.7
TMDB 55%
role:
Original Music Composer
1996

Thriller

5.7
55%
1996

Crime

Thriller

6.2
61%
Restoration
IMDB 6.6
TMDB 63%
role:
Original Music Composer
1995

Drama

Romance

6.6
63%
Waterworld
IMDB 6.3
TMDB 62%
role:
Original Music Composer
1995

Action

Adventure

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

6.3
62%
Outbreak
IMDB 6.6
TMDB 65%
role:
Original Music Composer
1995

Action

Drama

Thriller

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

6.6
65%
Just Cause
IMDB 6.4
TMDB 62%
role:
Original Music Composer
1995

Action

Drama

Mystery

Thriller

6.4
62%
Junior
IMDB 4.7
TMDB 51%
role:
Original Music Composer
1994

Comedy

Family

Romance

4.7
51%
Wyatt Earp
IMDB 6.7
TMDB 67%
role:
Original Music Composer
1994

Action

Adventure

Drama

Western

6.7
67%
Intersection
IMDB 5.3
TMDB 51%
role:
Original Music Composer
1994

Drama

Romance

5.3
51%
The Fugitive
IMDB 7.8
TMDB 75%
role:
Original Music Composer
1993

Action

Drama

Thriller

7.8
75%
Dave
IMDB 6.9
TMDB 66%
role:
Original Music Composer
1993

Comedy

6.9
66%
Falling Down
IMDB 7.6
TMDB 74%
role:
Original Music Composer
1993

Crime

Drama

Thriller

7.6
74%
Alive
IMDB 7.1
TMDB 69%
role:
Original Music Composer
1993

Adventure

Drama

Thriller

7.1
69%
Glengarry Glen Ross
IMDB 7.7
TMDB 74%
role:
Original Music Composer
1992

Crime

Drama

Mystery

7.7
74%
Diggstown
IMDB 6.9
TMDB 64%
role:
Music
1992

Comedy

Drama

6.9
64%
The Prince of Tides
IMDB 6.8
TMDB 66%
role:
Original Music Composer
1991

Drama

Romance

6.8
66%
Grand Canyon
IMDB 6.8
TMDB 66%
role:
Original Music Composer
1991

Drama

6.8
66%
My Girl
IMDB 6.9
TMDB 74%
role:
Original Music Composer
1991

Comedy

Drama

6.9
74%
1991

Drama

Family

Romance

7.3
74%
Dying Young
IMDB 6.0
TMDB 66%
role:
Original Music Composer
Not available
1991

Drama

Romance

6.0
66%
Not available
Guilty by Suspicion
IMDB 6.6
TMDB 64%
role:
Original Music Composer
1991

Drama

Thriller

6.6
64%
King Ralph
IMDB 5.4
TMDB 53%
role:
Original Music Composer
1991

Comedy

5.4
53%
3 Men and a Little Lady
IMDB 5.5
TMDB 58%
role:
Original Music Composer
1990

Comedy

Family

5.5
58%
Marked for Death
IMDB 5.9
TMDB 60%
role:
Original Music Composer
1990

Action

Crime

5.9
60%
Flatliners
IMDB 6.5
TMDB 65%
role:
Original Music Composer
1990

Drama

Horror

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

6.5
65%
Pretty Woman
IMDB 7.1
TMDB 74%
role:
Original Music Composer
1990

Comedy

Romance

7.1
74%
The Package
IMDB 6.4
TMDB 60%
role:
Music
1989

Action

Crime

Thriller

6.4
60%
Major League
IMDB 7.2
TMDB 69%
role:
Original Music Composer
Not available
1989

Comedy

7.2
69%
Not available
8 Million Ways to Die
IMDB 5.7
TMDB 54%
role:
Original Music Composer
Not available
1986

Crime

5.7
54%
Not available
Wildcats
IMDB 6.0
TMDB 64%
role:
Original Music Composer
1986

Comedy

6.0
64%
The Dukes of Hazzard
IMDB 7.1
TMDB 74%
role:
Original Music Composer
1979

Action

Adventure

Comedy

Drama

7.1
74%

FAQs

Some movies or TV shows available in the UK starring or involving James Newton Howard are, for example, The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes, All the Light We Cannot See and Pain Hustlers.
The streaming services with the largest selection are Prime Video, Amazon and iTunes.
The best Anystream ratings are The Dark Knight (8.8), The Sixth Sense (8.1) and Batman Begins (8.0).
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