Hans Zimmer discography

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This is the discography of Hans Zimmer, an award-winning German composer and music producer.

Zimmer has composed and produced over one hundred soundtracks and film scores. Of them, about 50 soundtracks and songs were nominated for awards. He won one Academy Award (The Lion King), four Satellite Awards (The Thin Red Line, Gladiator, The Last Samurai, Inception), two Golden Globe Awards (The Lion King, Gladiator), four Grammy Awards (two prizes for The Lion King, Crimson Tide, The Dark Knight), three Saturn Awards (The Dark Knight, Inception, Interstellar), two Annie Awards (Kung Fu Panda, Secrets of the Furious Five), and one WAFCA Award (Inception).

As composer[edit]

Feature films[edit]

1980s[edit]

Year Title Director Studio / Publisher Notes
1982 Moonlighting Jerzy Skolimowski Miracle Films Composed with Stanley Myers
1984 Success Is the Best Revenge Gaumont Film Company
Story of O – Chapter 2 Éric Rochat Cannon Film Distributors
1985 My Beautiful Laundrette Stephen Frears Working Title Films
Channel Four Films
Insignificance Nicolas Roeg Recorded Picture Company
Zenith Productions
1986 The Zero Boys Nico Mastorakis Omega Entertainment
Separate Vacations Michael Anderson Alliance Communications
Playboy Productions
1987 Terminal Exposure Nico Mastorakis Omega Entertainment
Nightmare at Noon
The Wind
The Nature of the Beast Franco Rosso Channel Four Films
Cannon Film Distributors
1988 The Fruit Machine Philip Saville Film4 Productions
Cannon Films
N/A
A World Apart Chris Menges Atlantic Releasing Corporation N/A
Taffin Francis Megahy Vestron Pictures
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
United Artists
Composed with Stanley Myers
Paperhouse Bernard Rose Working Title Films
Vestron Pictures
Rain Man Barry Levinson Barris Industries
Guber-Peters Company
United Artists
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Nominated–Academy Award for Best Original Score
Burning Secret Andrew Birkin Vestron Pictures N/A
1989 Twister Michael Almereyda N/A
Black Rain Ridley Scott Paramount Pictures 1st of 9 collaborations with R. Scott
Diamond Skulls Nick Broomfield Film4 Productions
Working Title Films
N/A
Driving Miss Daisy Bruce Beresford The Zanuck Company
Warner Bros. Pictures
Nominated–Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media

1990s[edit]

Year Title Director Studio / Publisher Notes
1990 Chicago Joe and the Showgirl Bernard Rose LIVE Entertainment
PolyGram Filmed Entertainment
Working Title Films
New Line Cinema
N/A
Bird on a Wire John Badham Interscope Communications
Universal Pictures
N/A
Fools of Fortune Pat O'Connor Channel Four Films N/A
Days of Thunder Tony Scott Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Films
Paramount Pictures
1st of 4 collaborations with T. Scott
Pacific Heights John Schlesinger Morgan Creek Productions
20th Century Fox
(Theatrical)
Warner Bros. Pictures
(Home media)
N/A
Green Card Peter Weir Umbrella Entertainment
Touchstone Pictures
N/A
1991 Backdraft Ron Howard Imagine Entertainment
Universal Pictures
1st of 8 collaborations with Howard
Thelma & Louise Ridley Scott Pathé
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Nominated–BAFTA Award for Best Film Music
Regarding Henry Mike Nichols Paramount Pictures N/A
Where Sleeping Dogs Lie Charles Finch August Entertainment
Columbia TriStar
Composed with Mark Mancina
K2 Franc Roddam Paramount Pictures Composed with Chaz Jankel
1992 Radio Flyer Richard Donner Columbia Pictures N/A
The Power of One John G. Avildsen Regency Enterprises
Le Studio Canal+
Village Roadshow Pictures
Warner Bros. Pictures
N/A
A League of Their Own Penny Marshall Columbia Pictures N/A
Toys Barry Levinson Baltimore Pictures
20th Century Fox
Composed with Trevor Horn
Nominated–Saturn Award for Best Music
1993 Point of No Return John Badham Warner Bros. Pictures Composed with Nick Glennie-Smith
Younger and Younger Percy Adlon Transmundo Films N/A
Calendar Girl John Whitesell Columbia Pictures N/A
True Romance Tony Scott Morgan Creek Productions
Davis Films
Warner Bros. Pictures
N/A
Cool Runnings Jon Turteltaub Walt Disney Pictures N/A
The House of the Spirits Bille August Constantin Film
Miramax Films
N/A
1994 I'll Do Anything James L. Brooks Gracie Films
Columbia Pictures
1st of 4 collaborations with Brooks
Renaissance Man Penny Marshall Cinergi Pictures
Touchstone Pictures
N/A
The Lion King Roger Allers
Rob Minkoff
Walt Disney Animation Studios
Walt Disney Pictures
Original songs by Elton John & Tim Rice
Academy Award for Best Original Score
Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score
Nominated–BAFTA Award for Best Film Music
Nominated–Grammy Award for Best Arrangement, Instrumental and Vocals
Nominated–Grammy Award for Best Musical Album for Children
Nominated–Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media
Drop Zone John Badham Paramount Pictures N/A
1995 Crimson Tide Tony Scott Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Films
Hollywood Pictures
Nominated–Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media
Nominated–Saturn Award for Best Music
Beyond Rangoon John Boorman Castle Rock Entertainment
Columbia Pictures
N/A
Nine Months Chris Columbus 1492 Pictures
20th Century Fox
N/A
Something to Talk About Lasse Hallström Warner Bros. Pictures Composed with Graham Preskett
Two Deaths Nicolas Roeg Castle Hill N/A
1996 Broken Arrow John Woo 20th Century Fox N/A
Muppet Treasure Island Brian Henson Jim Henson Productions
Walt Disney Pictures
Original songs by Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil
The Rock Michael Bay Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Films
Hollywood Pictures
1st of 6 collaborations with Bay
Composed with Nick Glennie-Smith & Harry Gregson-Williams
Nominated–Saturn Award for Best Music
The Fan Tony Scott Mandalay Entertainment
Scott Free Productions
TriStar Pictures
N/A
The Preacher's Wife Penny Marshall The Samuel Goldwyn Company
Touchstone Pictures
Nominated–Academy Award for Best Original Score
1997 The Peacemaker Mimi Leder DreamWorks Pictures N/A
As Good as It Gets James L. Brooks Gracie Films
TriStar Pictures
Nominated–Academy Award for Best Original Score
1998 The Last Days James Moll October Films Documentary film
The Prince of Egypt Simon Wells
Brenda Chapman
Steve Hickner
DreamWorks Animation
DreamWorks Pictures
Original songs by Stephen Schwartz
Nominated–Academy Award for Best Original Score
Nominated–Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score
The Thin Red Line Terrence Malick Phoenix Pictures
20th Century Fox
Nominated–Academy Award for Best Original Score
1999 Chill Factor Hugh Johnson Morgan Creek Productions
Warner Bros. Pictures
Composed with John Powell

2000s[edit]

Year Title Director Studio / Publisher Notes
2000 An Everlasting Piece Barry Levinson DreamWorks Pictures (US)
Columbia Pictures (International)
N/A
Mission: Impossible 2 John Woo Cruise/Wagner Productions
Paramount Pictures
N/A
Gladiator Ridley Scott Scott Free Productions
Red Wagon Entertainment
DreamWorks Pictures (US)
Universal Pictures (International)
Composed with Lisa Gerrard
Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score
Nominated–Academy Award for Best Original Score
Nominated–BAFTA Award for Best Film Music
Nominated–Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media
Nominated–Saturn Award for Best Music
The Road to El Dorado Eric "Bibo" Bergeron
Don Paul
DreamWorks Animation
DreamWorks Pictures
Composed with John Powell
Nominated–Annie Award Outstanding Individual Achievement for Music in an Animated Feature Production
Nominated–Saturn Award for Best Music
2001 Black Hawk Down Ridley Scott Revolution Studios
Jerry Bruckheimer Films
Scott Free Productions
Columbia Pictures
N/A
Riding in Cars with Boys Penny Marshall Gracie Films
Columbia Pictures
N/A
Pearl Harbor Michael Bay Jerry Bruckheimer Films
Touchstone Pictures
Nominated–Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score
Hannibal Ridley Scott Dino De Laurentiis Company
Scott Free Productions
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Universal Pictures
N/A
Invincible Werner Herzog Channel Four Films (UK)
Fine Line Features (US)
Composed with Klaus Badelt
The Pledge Sean Penn Franchise Pictures
Morgan Creek Productions
Warner Bros.
2002 Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron Kelly Asbury
Lorna Cook
DreamWorks Animation
DreamWorks Pictures
Features lyrics and vocals by Bryan Adams
Nominated–Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score
The Ring Gore Verbinski DreamWorks Pictures 1st of 7 collaborations with Verbinski
Nominated–Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Best Score
2003 The Last Samurai Edward Zwick Radar Pictures
The Bedford Falls Company
Cruise/Wagner Productions
Warner Bros.
Nominated–Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score
Something's Gotta Give Nancy Meyers Columbia Pictures (US)
Warner Bros. (International)
N/A
Matchstick Men Ridley Scott ImageMovers
Scott Free Productions
Saturn Films
Warner Bros.
N/A
Tears of the Sun Antoine Fuqua Revolution Studios
Cheyenne Enterprises
Columbia Pictures
N/A
2004 Spanglish James L. Brooks Gracie Films
Columbia Pictures
Nominated–Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score
Laura's Star Piet De Rycker Warner Bros. Family Entertainment Composed with Nick Glennie-Smith & Henning Lohner
Shark Tale Vicky Jenson
Bibo Bergeron
Rob Letterman
DreamWorks Animation
DreamWorks Pictures
N/A
King Arthur Antoine Fuqua Jerry Bruckheimer Films
Touchstone Pictures
N/A
Thunderbirds Jonathan Frakes StudioCanal
Working Title Films
Universal Pictures
Composed with Ramin Djawadi
2005 The Weather Man Gore Verbinski Escape Artists
Paramount Pictures
Composed with James S. Levine
Der kleine Eisbär 2 – Die geheimnisvolle Insel Piet De Rycker Rothkirch Cartoon Film
Warner Bros. Family Entertainment
Composed with Nick Glennie-Smith
Madagascar Eric Darnell
Tom McGrath
DreamWorks Animation
DreamWorks Pictures
1st of 3 collaborations with Darnell
1st of 5 collaborations with McGrath
Nominated–Annie Award for Music in a Feature Production

Replaced Harry Gregson-Williams

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit Nick Park
Steve Box
DreamWorks Animation
Aardman Animation
DreamWorks Pictures
Composed with Julian Nott
Batman Begins Christopher Nolan DC Comics
Syncopy Inc.
Legendary Pictures
Warner Bros.
1st of 7 collaborations with Nolan
1st superhero film
Composed with James Newton Howard
Nominated–Saturn Award for Best Music
2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Gore Verbinski Jerry Bruckheimer Films
Walt Disney Pictures
Nominated–Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media
The Da Vinci Code Ron Howard Imagine Entertainment
Rainmaker Digital Effects
Columbia Pictures
Nominated–Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score
Nominated–Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media
The Holiday Nancy Meyers Relativity Media
Waverly Films
Columbia Pictures (US)
Universal Pictures (International)
Composed with Heitor Pereira
2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Gore Verbinski Jerry Bruckheimer Films
Walt Disney Pictures
N/A
The Simpsons Movie David Silverman Gracie Films
Film Roman
Rough Draft Studios
AKOM
20th Century Fox Animation
20th Century Fox
Themes composed by Danny Elfman
2008 Casi Divas Issa López Columbia Pictures N/A
Kung Fu Panda John Stevenson
Mark Osborne
DreamWorks Animation
Paramount Pictures
Composed with John Powell
Annie Award for Music in a Feature Production
The Dark Knight Christopher Nolan DC Comics
Syncopy Inc.
Legendary Pictures
Warner Bros.
Composed with James Newton Howard
Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual MediaSaturn Award for Best Music
Nominated–BAFTA Award for Best Film Music
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Eric Darnell
Tom McGrath
DreamWorks Animation
Paramount Pictures
N/A
The Burning Plain Guillermo Arriaga Wild Bunch
2929 Entertainment
Paramount Pictures
Composed with Omar Rodríguez-López
Frost/Nixon Ron Howard Imagine Entertainment
Working Title Films
StudioCanal
Universal Pictures
Nominated–Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score
2009 The Boat That Rocked Richard Curtis Universal Pictures (UK & Germany)
StudioCanal (France)
Focus Features (US)
Uncredited
Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen Michael Bay Paramount Pictures
Dreamworks
Hasbro Pictures
Uncredited
Angels & Demons Ron Howard Imagine Entertainment
Columbia Pictures
Features solo violinist Joshua Bell
Sherlock Holmes Guy Ritchie Silver Pictures
Village Roadshow Pictures
Warner Bros. Pictures
Nominated–Academy Award for Best Original Score
Nominated–Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media
Nominated–Saturn Award for Best Music
It's Complicated Nancy Meyers Relativity Media
Waverly Films
Dentsu
Universal Pictures
Composed with Heitor Pereira

2010s[edit]

Year Title Director Studio / Publisher Notes
2010 Inception Christopher Nolan Syncopy
Legendary Pictures
Warner Bros.
Saturn Award for Best Music
Nominated–Academy Award for Best Original Score
Nominated–BAFTA Award for Best Film Music
Nominated–Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score
Nominated–Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media
Megamind Tom McGrath DreamWorks Animation
Paramount Pictures
Composed with Lorne Balfe
How Do You Know James L. Brooks Gracie Films
Columbia Pictures
N/A
2011 Rango Gore Verbinski Nickelodeon Movies
GK Films
Industrial Light & Magic
Paramount Pictures
N/A
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Rob Marshall Jerry Bruckheimer Films
Walt Disney Pictures
Featuring Rodrigo y Gabriela
Kung Fu Panda 2 Jennifer Yuh Nelson DreamWorks Animation
Paramount Pictures
Composed with John Powell
Transformers: Dark of the Moon Michael Bay Paramount Pictures
Hasbro Pictures
Uncredited
The Dilemma Ron Howard Imagine Entertainment
Spyglass Entertainment
Universal Pictures
Composed with Lorne Balfe
Jealous of the Birds[1] Jordan Bahat Orlean Films Documentary film
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Guy Ritchie Silver Pictures
Village Roadshow Pictures
Warner Bros. Pictures
N/A
2012 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Eric Darnell
Tom McGrath
Conrad Vernon
DreamWorks Animation
Paramount Pictures
N/A
The Dark Knight Rises Christopher Nolan DC Comics
Syncopy
Legendary Pictures
Warner Bros.
Brit Award for Composer of the Year
Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music
Nominated–Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media
Nominated–Saturn Award for Best Music
2013 Rush Ron Howard Cross Creek Pictures
Exclusive Films
Working Title Films
Imagine Entertainment
Revolution Films
Universal Pictures (US)
StudioCanal (UK)
Universum Film (Germany)
N/A
Man of Steel Zack Snyder DC Comics
Syncopy
Legendary Pictures
Warner Bros.
N/A
The Lone Ranger Gore Verbinski Jerry Bruckheimer Films
Walt Disney Pictures
Replaced Jack White
Mr. Morgan's Last Love Sandra Nettelbeck Sidney Kimmel Entertainment
RLJE Films
N/A
12 Years a Slave Steve McQueen Regency Enterprises
River Road Entertainment
Plan B Entertainment
Film4
Fox Searchlight Pictures (US)
Entertainment One (Canada)
Summit Entertainment (UK)
Nominated–BAFTA Award for Best Film Music
Nominated–Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score
2014 Winter's Tale Akiva Goldsman Village Roadshow Pictures
Weed Road Pictures
Warner Bros.
Composed with Rupert Gregson-Williams
Son of God Christopher Spencer Lightworkers Media
20th Century Fox
Composed with Lorne Balfe & Lisa Gerrard
Feature film version of television series The Bible
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Marc Webb Marvel Entertainment
Matt Tolmach Productions
Columbia Pictures
Composed with Pharrell Williams, Michael Einziger, Junkie XL, Johnny Marr, Andrew Kawczynski & Steve Mazarro
Interstellar Christopher Nolan Legendary Pictures
Syncopy
Lynda Obst Productions
Paramount Pictures (US)
Warner Bros. (International)
Saturn Award for Best Music
Nominated–Academy Award for Best Original Score
Nominated–BAFTA Award for Best Film Music
Nominated–Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score
Nominated-Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media
2015 Chappie[2] Neill Blomkamp Media Rights Capital
Columbia Pictures
N/A
The Little Prince Mark Osborne Orange Studio
Paramount Pictures
Composed with Richard Harvey & Camille
Nominated–Annie Award for Music in a Feature Production
Freeheld Peter Sollett Endgame Entertainment
Lionsgate
Composed with Johnny Marr
Woman in Gold Simon Curtis BBC Films
Origin Pictures
Composed with Martin Phipps
2016 Kung Fu Panda 3 Jennifer Yuh Nelson
Alessandro Carloni
DreamWorks Animation
20th Century Fox
N/A
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Zack Snyder DC Comics
Atlas Entertainment
RatPac Entertainment
Cruel and Unusual Films
Warner Bros.
Composed with Junkie XL
The Last Face Sean Penn FilmHaven Productions
Saban Films
N/A
Inferno Ron Howard Imagine Entertainment
Columbia Pictures
N/A
Hidden Figures Theodore Melfi 20th Century Fox
Chernin Entertainment
TSG Entertainment
Composed with Pharrell Williams & Benjamin Wallfisch
Nominated–Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score
Nominated–Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media
2017 The Boss Baby[3] Tom McGrath Dreamworks Animation
20th Century Fox
Composed with Steve Mazzaro
Dunkirk[4] Christopher Nolan RatPac Entertainment
Syncopy
Warner Bros.
Nominated–Academy Award for Best Original Score
Nominated–BAFTA Award for Best Film Music
Nominated–Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score
Nominated–Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media
Blade Runner 2049[5] Denis Villeneuve Scott Free Productions
Thunderbird Entertainment
Torridon Films
16:14 Entertainment
Alcon Entertainment
Warner Bros. (US)
Columbia Pictures (International)
Themes by Vangelis
Replaced Jóhann Jóhannsson
Composed with Benjamin Wallfisch
Nominated–BAFTA Award for Best Film Music
Nominated–Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Score
Nominated–Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media
2018 Widows Steve McQueen 20th Century Fox
Regency Enterprises
N/A
2019 Dark Phoenix Simon Kinberg Marvel Entertainment
20th Century Fox
Themes by John Ottman
The Lion King[6] Jon Favreau Fairview Entertainment
Walt Disney Pictures
Returning to score from the 1994 animated film
Original songs by Tim Rice & Elton John
Nominated–Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media

2020s[edit]

Year Title Director Studio / Publisher Notes
2020 Rebuilding Paradise Ron Howard National Geographic Documentary Films
Imagine Entertainment
Composed with Lorne Balfe
Wonder Woman 1984[7] Patty Jenkins DC Comics
Atlas Entertainment
Cruel and Unusual Films
Mad Ghost Productions
Warner Bros.
Completed
No Time to Die[8] Cary Joji Fukunaga United Artists Releasing (North America)
Universal Pictures (International)
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Eon Productions
Replaced Dan Romer
James Bond theme by Monty Norman & John Barry
Completed
Dune[9] Denis Villeneuve Warner Bros.
Legendary Entertainment
Villeneuve Films
Post-production
Hillbilly Elegy[10] Ron Howard Netflix
Imagine Entertainment
Completed
Harry Haft Barry Levinson TBA Completed
2021 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run Tim Hill CBS All Access[11]

Paramount Pictures
Paramount Animation
Nickelodeon Movies
United Plankton Pictures

Completed[12][13][14][15][11]
Top Gun: Maverick[16] Joseph Kosinski Jerry Bruckheimer Films
Skydance Media
TC Productions
Paramount Pictures
Composed with Harold Faltermeyer
Post-production
Space Jam: A New Legacy[17] Malcolm D. Lee Warner Animation Group
SpringHill Entertainment
Warner Bros. Animation
Warner Bros.
Composed with Kris Bowers
Post-production

Short films[edit]

Year Title Director Studio / Publisher Notes
1986 Vardo Matthew Jacobs N/A N/A
1990 Arcadia Paul Bamborough Channel Four Films
Working Title Films
N/A
1991 To the Moon, Alice Jessie Nelson Chanticleer Films N/A
2008 Secrets of the Furious Five Raman Hui DreamWorks Animation Composed with Henry Jackman & John Powell
Annie Award for Best Music in an Animated Television Production or Short Form
2010 The Cover-Up Ryan Konig N/A N/A
2011 Megamind: The Button of Doom Simon J. Smith DreamWorks Animation
Pacific Data Images
Composed with Lorne Balfe
Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters Tony Leondis DreamWorks Animation Composed with Lorne Balfe & John Powell
2012 The Dawkins Movie[18] Alfie Mate N/A N/A
The Longest Daycare David Silverman Gracie Films
Film Roman
20th Century Fox
The Simpsons animated short
2016 Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Scroll Rodolphe Guenoden DreamWorks Animation Composed with Lorne Balfe & John Powell

Television[edit]

Year Title Network Notes
1985 Wild Horses CBS Television film
1987 Comeback ITV Yorkshire
Going for Gold[19] BBC With Sandy McClelland
1988 First Born BBC Miniseries
1992 Millennium: Tribal Wisdom and the Modern World BBC
Global Television Network
1993 Lifepod FOX Television film
Theme music only
Score composed by Mark Mancina
1993–1994 Space Rangers CBS Theme music only
Score composed by Mark Mancina and John Van Tongeren
1994–1995 The Critic Columbia Pictures Television
Gracie Films
ABC
FOX
Theme music only
Score composed by Alf Clausen
2000–2001 Die Motorrad-Cops – Hart am Limit [de] RTL Group Theme music only
Score composed by Matthias Weber, Justin Burnett, James S. Levine & Geoff Zanelli
2010 The Pacific HBO
DreamWorks
Playtone
Miniseries
Theme music only
Score composed by Geoff Zanelli & Blake Neely
Nominated–Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition for a Limited Series, Movie, or Special
2011–2016 Through the Wormhole Revelations Entertainment
Discovery Communications
Documentary series
Theme music only
with Jacob Shea
2011 Curiosity N/A Documentary series; 1 episode
2013 The Bible Lightworkers Media
History
Miniseries
Composed with Lisa Gerrard & Lorne Balfe
2015 Premier Boxing Champions N/A Boxing program
Sons of Liberty A&E Networks
History
Miniseries
Theme music only
Score composed by Lorne Balfe
A.D. The Bible Continues NBC Music director only
Score composed by Lorne Balfe
2016 Planet Earth II BBC Documentary series; 6 episodes
Composed with Jasha Klebe & Jacob Shea
Nominated–BAFTA Award for Best Original Music
The Crown Sony Pictures Television
Left Bank Pictures
Netflix
Theme music only
Score composed by Rupert Gregson-Williams
2017 Genius National Geographic Theme music only
Score composed by Lorne Balfe
Nominated–Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Main Title Theme Music
Blue Planet II BBC Documentary series; 7 episodes
Composed with David Fleming & Jacob Shea
2018 Believer[20] HBO Documentary film
Composed with Dan Reynolds
2019 Seven Worlds, One Planet BBC Documentary series; 7 episodes
Composed with Jacob Shea

Video games[edit]

Year Title Studio / Publisher Notes
2007 The Simpsons Game Electronic Arts Composed with James Dooley, Christopher Lennertz & Tim Wynn
2009 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Activision Main themes only
Score composed by Lorne Balfe & Mark Mancina
2011 Crysis 2 Electronic Arts Theme music only
Score composed by Lorne Balfe, Tilman Sillescu & Borislav Slavov
Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure Activision Themes only
Score composed by Lorne Balfe
2015 Arena of Valor TiMi Studios Composed with Jeff Broadbent & Matthew Carl Earl
2018 FIFA 19[21] Electronic Arts Composed by Lorne Balfe
2019 Fortnite Epic Games Theme music only
Score composed by Pinar Toprak

As score producer[edit]

These are for films and other media which Zimmer did not compose the score, but for which he produced the soundtrack.

1980s[edit]

Year Title Composer Director Notes
1987 The Last Emperor Cong Su, Ryuichi Sakamoto & David Byrne Bernardo Bertolucci N/A

1990s[edit]

Year Title Composer Director Notes
1996 Twister Mark Mancina Jan de Bont N/A
White Squall Jeff Rona Ridley Scott N/A
1997 Face/Off John Powell John Woo N/A
The Borrowers Harry Gregson-Williams Peter Hewitt N/A
1998 Antz Harry Gregson-Williams & John Powell Eric Darnell
Tim Johnson
N/A
With Friends Like These... John Powell Philip Frank Messina N/A
1999 Endurance Leslie Woodhead
Bud Greenspan
N/A

2000s[edit]

Year Title Composer Director Notes
2001 I Am Sam John Powell Jessie Nelson N/A
2002 Live from Baghdad Steve Jablonsky Mick Jackson Executive score producer
2004 House of D Geoff Zanelli David Duchovny
Ella Enchanted Nick Glennie-Smith Tommy O'Haver
2005 All the Invisible Children Ramin Djawadi Jordan Scott
Ridley Scott
Segment: "Jonathan"
The Island Steve Jablonsky Michael Bay N/A
Blood+ Mark Mancina Junichi Fujisaku Volumes 1 and 2
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit Julian Nott Nick Park
Steve Box
N/A
2006 Ask the Dust Heitor Pereira & Ramin Djawadi Robert Towne N/A
Curious George Heitor Pereira Matthew O'Callaghan Executive score producer
Over the Hedge Rupert Gregson-Williams Tim Johnson
Karey Kirkpatrick
The Prestige David Julyan Christopher Nolan
Urmel Aus Dem Eis James Dooley Reinhard Klooss
Holger Tappe
N/A
2007 August Rush Mark Mancina Kirsten Sheridan N/A
Bee Movie Rupert Gregson-Williams Simon J. Smith N/A
2008 Vantage Point Atli Örvarsson Pete Travis N/A
Babylon A.D. Mathieu Kassovitz Executive score producer
Running the Sahara Heitor Pereira James Moll Documentary
Iron Man Ramin Djawadi Jon Favreau Executive music producer
2009 Monsters vs. Aliens Henry Jackman Conrad Vernon
Rob Letterman
Henri 4 Jo Baier

2010s[edit]

Year Title Composer Director Notes
2010 Despicable Me Heitor Pereira & Pharrell Williams Pierre Coffin
Chris Renaud
N/A
2013 Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters Atli Örvarsson Tommy Wirkola N/A
Beyond: Two Souls Lorne Balfe David Cage Video game
Bullet to the Head Steve Mazzaro Walter Hill N/A
2014 Divergent Junkie XL Neil Burger N/A
2015 Auschwitz Benjamin Wallfisch James Moll Documentary short
Terminator Genisys Lorne Balfe Alan Taylor Executive music producer
2016 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi Michael Bay
The Edge of Seventeen Atli Örvarsson Kelly Fremon Craig N/A
2017 Rings Matthew Margeson F. Javier Gutiérrez Executive music producer

2020s[edit]

Year Title Composer Director Notes
2020 The Rhythm Section Steve Mazzarro Reed Morano Executive music producer

As other[edit]

These are for films which Zimmer did not serve as main composer, but still contributed original music to the score

1980s[edit]

Year Title Composer Director Notes
1983 Eureka Stanley Myers Nicolas Roeg Composer: Additional music
1986 Castaway
1988 Prisoner of Rio Luiz Bonfá & Luciano Perrone Lech Majewski

1990s[edit]

Year Title Composer Director Notes
1991 White Fang Basil Poledouris Randal Kleiser Composer: Additional music
1993 Sniper Gary Chang Luis Llosa
1996 White Squall Jeff Rona Ridley Scott
1997 Smilla's Sense of Snow Harry Gregson-Williams Bille August

2000s[edit]

Year Title Composer Director Notes
2003 Johnny English Edward Shearmur Peter Howitt Composer: Theme music
2005 The Ring Two Henning Lohner & Martin Tillman Hideo Nakata Composer: Themes
2007 August Rush Mark Mancina Kirsten Sheridan Composer: Additional music
2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Steve Jablonsky Michael Bay

2010s[edit]

Year Title Composer Director Notes
2014 Transformers: Age of Extinction Steve Jablonsky Michael Bay Composer: Additional music

Awards and nominations[edit]

Academy Awards[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
1989 Rain Man Best Original Score Nominated
1995 The Lion King Won
1997 The Preacher's Wife Best Original Musical or Comedy Score Nominated
1998 As Good as It Gets Nominated
1999 The Prince of Egypt (with Stephen Schwartz) Nominated
The Thin Red Line Best Original Dramatic Score Nominated
2001 Gladiator Best Original Score Nominated
2010 Sherlock Holmes Nominated
2011 Inception Nominated
2015 Interstellar Nominated
2018 Dunkirk Nominated

AFI Awards[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
2005 As Good as It Gets AFI's 100 Years of Film Scores Nominated
Gladiator Nominated

Annies[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
2000 The Road to El Dorado Outstanding Achievement, Music in an Animated Feature Production Nominated
2006 Madagascar Music in an Animated Feature Production Nominated
2009 Kung Fu Panda Yes
Secrets of the Furious Five Music in an Animated Television Production or Short Form Yes
2016 The Little Prince Outstanding Achievement, Music in an Animated Feature Production Nominated

ASCAP Awards[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
2001 Gladiator[disambiguation needed] (shared with Lisa Gerrard) Top Box Office Films Won
Mission: Impossible II
2002 Hannibal
Pearl Harbor
2003 Black Hawk Down
The Ring
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (shared with Bryan Adams)
2005 Shark Tale
2006 Batman Begins (shared with James Newton Howard)
Madagascar
The Ring Two
2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
The Da Vinci Code
2008 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
The Simpsons Movie
2009 The Dark Knight (shared with James Newton Howard)
Kung Fu Panda (shared with John Powell)
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
2010 Sherlock Holmes
It's Complicated (shared with Lorne Balfe)
Angels & Demons
2010 Inception
Megamind (shared with Lorne Balfe)
2012 Kung Fu Panda 2 (shared with John Powell)
Rango
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (shared with Lorne Balfe)
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
2013 The Dark Knight Rises
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
2014 The Lone Ranger
Man of Steel
2015 Interstellar
Best Film Score Nominated
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (shared with The Magnificent Six) Top Box Office Films Won
Son of God (shared with Lorne Balfe)
2016 Shared with Joel Beckerman, Sean Callery, John Debney, Robert Duncan, Didier Rachou, Jeff Lippencott, Mark Snow and Mark T. Williams Most Performed Themes and Underscore
2017 Kung Fu Panda 3 Top Box Office Films
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Inferno

BAFTA Awards[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
1992 Thelma & Louise Best Film Music Nominated
1995 The Lion King Nominated
2001 Gladiator (shared with Lisa Gerrard) Nominated
2009 The Dark Knight (shared with James Newton Howard) Nominated
2011 Inception Nominated
2014 12 Years a Slave Nominated
2015 Interstellar Nominated
2017 Planet Earth II Best Original Television Music Nominated
2018 Dunkirk Best Film Music Nominated
Blade Runner 2049 (shared with Benjamin Wallfisch) Nominated

Classical BRIT Awards[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
2001 Gladiator Album of the Year[22] (shared with Lisa Gerrard) Won
2009 The Dark Knight Album of the Year (shared with James Newton Howard) Won
2013 Hans Zimmer Composer of the Year (for The Dark Knight Rises and Man of Steel) Won

Golden Globe Awards[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
1995 The Lion King Best Original Score Won
1999 The Prince of Egypt Nominated
2001 Gladiator Won
2002 Pearl Harbor Nominated
2003 Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron Best Original Song Nominated
2004 The Last Samurai Best Original Score Nominated
2005 Spanglish Nominated
2007 The Da Vinci Code Nominated
2009 Frost/Nixon Nominated
2011 Inception Nominated
2014 12 Years a Slave Nominated
2015 Interstellar Nominated
2017 Hidden Figures Nominated
2018 Dunkirk Nominated

Emmys[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
2010 The Pacific Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special[23] Nominated
2017 Genius Outstanding Main Title Theme Music Nominated

Grammy Awards[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
1991 "Driving Miss Daisy: End Titles" Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television Nominated
1995 The Lion King Nominated
Best Musical Album for Children Won
"Circle of Life" Best Instrumental Arrangement with Accompanying Vocals Won
1996 Crimson Tide Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television Won
2000 The Prince of Egypt Best Soundtrack Album Nominated
2001 Gladiator Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media Nominated
2007 The Da Vinci Code Nominated
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Nominated
2009 The Dark Knight Won
2011 Inception Nominated
Sherlock Holmes Nominated
2013 The Dark Knight Rises Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media Nominated
2016 Interstellar Nominated
2018 Dunkirk Nominated
Hidden Figures Nominated
2019 Blade Runner 2049 (shared with Benjamin Wallfisch) Nominated
2020 The Lion King (2019 film) Nominated
  • He has also either won or been nominated for the following awards (winners shown in bold):

Satellite Awards[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
1999 The Thin Red Line Best Original Score Won
2001 Gladiator Won
2002 Hannibal Nominated
2004 The Last Samurai Won
2007 The Da Vinci Code Nominated
2011 Inception Won
2015 Interstellar Nominated
2017 Hidden Figures Nominated
2018 Dunkirk Nominated

Saturn Awards[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
1993 Toys (shared with Trevor Horn) Best Music Nominated
1996 Crimson Tide Nominated
1997 The Rock (shared with Harry Gregson-Williams and Nick Glennie-Smith) Nominated
1999 The Prince of Egypt Nominated
2001 The Road to El Dorado (shared with John Powell) Nominated
Gladiator (shared with Lisa Gerrard) Nominated
2006 Batman Begins (shared with James Newton Howard) Nominated
2009 The Dark Knight (shared with James Newton Howard) Won
2010 Sherlock Holmes Nominated
2011 Inception Won
2013 The Dark Knight Rises Nominated
2015 Interstellar Won

Tonys[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
1998 The Lion King Tony Award for Best Original Score Nominated

WAFCA Awards[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
2010 Inception Best Score Won

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