List of film scores by Nino Rota

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This a list of 171 film scores by the Italian composer Nino Rota (1911–1979). The films are categorized by release date, the original title, English title, alternate title (other language, regional, theatrical or DVD title), and film director.

Date Original title (Italian title) English title Alternate title Director Notes
1933 Treno popolare Tourist Train Raffaello Matarazzo
1942 Giorno di nozze Wedding Day Raffaello Matarazzo
1943 Il birichino di papà Raffaello Matarazzo
1944 Zazà Zaza [it] Renato Castellani
1944 La donna della montagna The Mountain Woman Renato Castellani
1945 La freccia nel fianco The Arrow Alberto Lattuada
Mario Costa (uncredited)
1945 Lo sbaglio di essere vivo My Widow and I Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia
1945 Le miserie del signor Travet His Young Wife Mario Soldati
1946 Vanità Vanity Giorgio Pàstina
1946 La primula bianca Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia
1946 Un americano in vacanza A Yank in Rome Luigi Zampa
1946 Albergo Luna, camera 34 Hotel Luna, Room 34 Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia
1946 Mio figlio professore Professor, My Son Renato Castellani
1946 Roma città libera Rome, Free City La notte porta consiglio Marcello Pagliero
1947 Il delitto di Giovanni Episcopo Flesh Will Surrender Alberto Lattuada
1947 Daniele Cortis Daniele Cortis Elena Mario Soldati
1947 Come persi la guerra How I Lost the War Carlo Borghesio
1947 Gli uomini sono nemici Crossroads of Passion Ettore Giannini
1947 Il segreto di Don Giovanni When Love Calls Camillo Mastrocinque
Mario Costa
music also by Fernando Previtali
1947 Vivere in pace To Live in Peace Luigi Zampa
1948 Totò al giro d'Italia Toto Tours Italy Mario Mattoli
1948 Proibito rubare Hey Boy No Stealing
Guagilo
Luigi Comencini
1948 Molti sogni per le strade The Street Has Many Dreams Woman Trouble Mario Camerini
1948 Sotto il sole di Roma Under the Sun of Rome Renato Castellani
1948 Fuga in Francia Escape to France Flight into France Mario Soldati
1948 È primavera... It's Forever Springtime Springtime in Italy Renato Castellani
1948 Senza pietà Without Pity Alberto Lattuada
1948 Arrivederci, papà! Be Seeing You, Father Camillo Mastrocinque
1948 Amanti senza amore Prelude to Madness Gianni Franciolini
1948 Anni difficili Difficult Years The Little Man Luigi Zampa
1948 L'eroe della strada Carlo Borghesio
1949 Quel bandito sono io Her Favourite Husband The Taming of Dorothy Mario Soldati
1949 The Glass Mountain The Glass Mountain La montagna di cristallo Henry Cass
Edoardo Anton
1949 Come scopersi l'America How I Discovered America Carlo Borghesio
1949 Obsession Obsession The Hidden Room Edward Dmytryk
1949 I pirati di Capri The Pirates of Capri Captain Sirocco
The Masked Pirate
Edgar G. Ulmer
Giuseppe Maria Scotese
1949 Campane a martello Alarm Bells Luigi Zampa
1949 Children of Chance Children of Chance Luigi Zampa
1950 Vita da cani A Dog's Life It's a Dog's Life Mario Monicelli
Steno
1950 Peppino e Violetta Never Take No for an Answer The Small Miracle Maurice Cloche
Ralph Smart
1950 Napoli milionaria! Side Street Story Eduardo De Filippo
1950 È più facile che un cammello... His Last Twelve Hours Twelve Hours to Live Luigi Zampa
1950 È arrivato il cavaliere! Mario Monicelli
Steno
1950 Due mogli sono troppe Honeymoon Deferred Mario Camerini
1950 Donne e briganti Of Love and Bandits The King's Guerrillas Mario Soldati
1951 Valley of Eagles Valley of Eagles Valley of the Eagles Terence Young
1951 Totò e i re di Roma Toto and the King of Rome Mario Monicelli
Steno
1951 Il Monello della strada Street Urchin Carlo Borghesio
1951 Le Meravigliose avventure di Guerrin Meschino The Wonderful Adventures of Guerrin Meschino Pietro Francisci
1951 Napoleone Napoleon Carlo Borghesio
1951 Filumena Marturano Filumena Marturano Eduardo De Filippo
1951 Era lui... sì! sì! It's Him!... Yes! Yes! Marino Girolami
Marcello Marchesi
Vittorio Metz
1951 Anna Anna Alberto Lattuada
1952 Ragazze da marito Eduardo De Filippo
1952 I tre corsari The Three Pirates Three Corsairs Mario Soldati
1952 La mano dello straniero The Stranger's Hand Mario Soldati
1952 Something Money Can't Buy Something Money Can't Buy Pat Jackson
1952 I sette dell'orsa maggiore Hell Raiders of the Deep Human Torpedoes Duilio Coletti
1952 La regina di Saba The Queen of Sheba Pietro Francisci
1952 Noi due soli We Two Alone Marino Girolami
Marcello Marchesi
Vittorio Metz
1952 Marito e moglie Husband and Wife Eduardo De Filippo
1952 Jolanda, la figlia del corsaro nero Jolanda, the Daughter of the Black Corsair Yolanda Mario Soldati
1952 Gli angeli del quartiere The Angels of the Neighbourhood Angels of the District Carlo Borghesio
1952 Due soldi di speranza Two Cents Worth of Hope Renato Castellani music also by Alessandro Cicognini
1952 Un ladro in paradiso A Thief in Paradise Domenico Paolella
1952 Lo sceicco bianco The White Sheik Federico Fellini
1952 Venetian Bird Venetian Bird The Assassin Ralph Thomas
1953 Star of India Star of India Stella dell'India Arthur Lubin
1953 Scampolo 53 Scampolo 53 Giorgio Bianchi
1953 Riscatto Riscatto Il Riscatto – Tu sei il mio giudice Marino Girolami
1953 La domenica della buona gente Good Folk's Sunday Anton Giulio Majano
1953 Fanciulle di lusso Finishing School
Luxury Girls
Des gosses de riches
Les mondaines
Bernard Vorhaus
1953 Gli uomini, che mascalzoni! What Scoundrels Men Are Glauco Pellegrini remake of Mario Camerini's 1932 What Scoundrels Men Are!
1953 La nave delle donne maledette The Ship of Condemned Women Ship of Lost Women Raffaello Matarazzo
1953 Le boulanger de Valorgue The Wild Oat Henri Verneuil
1953 I vitelloni I Vitelloni The Young and the Passionate Federico Fellini
1953 Anni facili Easy Years Luigi Zampa
1953 Musoduro The Hunt Amore selvaggio Giuseppe Bennati
1953 L'Ennemi public n° 1 The Most Wanted Man Public Enemy Number One
The Most Wanted Man in the World
Henri Verneuil
1953 Via Padova 46 Lo scocciatore Giorgio Bianchi
1954 Vergine moderna Modern Virgin Marcello Pagliero
1954 La grande speranza Submarine Attack Torpedo Zone
The Great Hope
Duilio Coletti
1954 Le due orfanelle The Two Orphans Les deux orphelines Giacomo Gentilomo based on the play Les deux orphelines by Adolphe d'Ennery and Eugène Cormon
1954 Divisione Folgore Folgore Division Duilio Coletti
1954 Cento anni d'amore
  1. "Garibaldina"
  2. "Pendolin"
100 Years of Love
  1. "Garibaldina"
  2. "Pendolin"
Lionello De Felice omnibus film; music also by Mario Nascimbene and Teo Usuelli
1954 Appassionatamente Appassionatamente Giacomo Gentilomo
1954 L'amante di Paride Loves of Three Queens The Face That Launched a Thousand Ships Marc Allégret
Edgar G. Ulmer
1954 La strada La strada The Road Federico Fellini
1954 Mambo Mambo Robert Rossen music also by Angelo Francesco Lavagnino
1954 Ragazze al mare In vacanza al mare Giuliano Biagetti
1954 Senso Senso Luchino Visconti music by Anton Bruckner adapted by Rota
1954 Proibito Forbidden Mario Monicelli
1955 Io piaccio La via del successo con le donne Giorgio Bianchi
1955 Accadde al penitenziario Giorgio Bianchi
1955 Un eroe dei nostri tempi A Hero of Our Times Mario Monicelli
1955 Bella non piangere! Duilio Coletti
David Carbonari
1955 Il bidone The Swindle The Swindlers Federico Fellini
1955 Amici per la pelle Friends for Life The Woman in the Painting Franco Rossi
1955 La bella di Roma The Belle of Rome Luigi Comencini
1956 War and Peace War and Peace King Vidor 1957 Nastro d'Argento for Best Score winner
1956 Londra chiama Polo Nord The House of Intrigue London Calling North Pole Duilio Coletti
1956 Città di notte City at Night Leopoldo Trieste
1957 Il medico e lo stregone Doctor and the Healer Le médecin et le sorcier Mario Monicelli
1957 Italia piccola Mario Soldati
1957 Il momento più bello The Most Wonderful Moment Wasted Lives Luciano Emmer
1957 Le notti bianche White Nights Luchino Visconti 1958 Nastro d'Argento for Best Score winner
1957 Le notti di Cabiria Nights of Cabiria Cabiria Federico Fellini music also by Pasquale Bonagura
1957 Viaggio nella valle del Po alla ricerca dei cibi genuini Mario Soldati TV documentary
1958 Giovani mariti Young Husbands Mauro Bolognini
1958 Fortunella Fortunella Eduardo De Filippo
1958 This Angry Age This Angry Age Barrage contre le Pacifique
The Sea Wall
René Clément
1958 El Alamein (it) Tanks of El Alamein Deserto di gloria Guido Malatesta
1958 Gli italiani sono matti The Italians They Are Crazy Duilio Coletti
Luis María Delgado
1958 La legge è legge The Law Is the Law La loi c'est la loi Christian-Jaque
1959 La grande guerra The Great War Mario Monicelli
1959 Un ettaro di cielo Piece of the Sky Aglauco Casadio
1960 Chi legge? Un viaggio lungo il Tirreno Mario Soldati TV miniseries documentary
1960 Plein soleil Purple Noon Blazing Sun
Full Sun
Lust for Evil
René Clément based on the novel The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
1960 La dolce vita La Dolce Vita The Sweet Life Federico Fellini 1961 Nastro d'Argento for Best Score winner
1960 Sotto dieci bandiere Under Ten Flags Duilio Coletti
1960 Rocco e i suoi fratelli Rocco and His Brothers Rocco et ses frères Luchino Visconti
1961 Fantasmi a Roma Ghosts of Rome Phantom Lovers Antonio Pietrangeli
1961 Il brigante The Brigand Renato Castellani
1962 Mafioso Mafioso Alberto Lattuada music also by Piero Piccioni
1962 The Best of Enemies The Best of Enemies I due nemici Guy Hamilton
1962 The Reluctant Saint The Reluctant Saint Edward Dmytryk
1962 Boccaccio '70: "Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio" Boccaccio '70: "The Temptation of Dr. Antonio" Federico Fellini omnibus film
1962 Boccaccio '70: "Il lavoro" Boccaccio '70: "The Job" Luchino Visconti omnibus film
1962 I sequestrati di Altona The Condemned of Altona Vittorio De Sica based on the play by Jean-Paul Sartre; music actually used in the film is from the third movement of the Symphony No. 11 in G minor "Year 1905" by Dmitri Shostakovich
1962 L'isola di Arturo Arturo's Island Damiano Damiani music also by Carlo Rustichelli; based on the novel by Elsa Morante
1963 Il Gattopardo The Leopard Luchino Visconti
1963 (Otto e mezzo) Federico Fellini's 8½ Federico Fellini 1964 Nastro d'Argento for Best Score winner
1963 Il maestro di Vigevano The Teacher from Vigevano Elio Petri
1964–1965 Il giornalino di Gian Burrasca Gian Burrasca's Diary Lina Wertmüller TV series in 8 episodes of 60 minutes
1964 A Midsummer Night's Dream A Midsummer Night's Dream Joan Kemp-Welch TV film
1965 Oggi, domani, dopodomani: "L'ora di punta" The Man, the Woman and the Money: "L'ora di punta" Kiss the Other Sheik Eduardo De Filippo omnibus film
1965 Giulietta degli spiriti Juliet of the Spirits Federico Fellini
1966 Spara forte, più forte, non capisco Shoot Loud, Louder... I Don't Understand Eduardo De Filippo
1968 Much Ado About Nothing Much Ado About Nothing Alan Cooke TV film based on the play by William Shakespeare
1967 La tormenta Raúl Araiza TV series
1967 The Taming of the Shrew The Taming of the Shrew La bisbetica domata Franco Zeffirelli based on the play by William Shakespeare
1968 Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Franco Zeffirelli based on the play by William Shakespeare
1969 Nastro d'Argento for Best Score winner
1968 Histoires extraordinaires: "Toby Dammit" Spirits of the Dead: "Toby Dammit" Tales of Mystery and Imagination Federico Fellini omnibus film of stories by Edgar Allan Poe
1969 Block-notes di un regista Fellini: A Director's Notebook Federico Fellini TV documentary; episode of NBC Experiment in Television series
1969 Fellini – Satyricon Fellini Satyricon The Degenerates Federico Fellini music also by İlhan Mimaroğlu, Tod Dockstader, Andrew Rudin
1970 Paranoia A Quiet Place to Kill A Beautiful Place to Kill Umberto Lenzi music also by Gregorio García Segura
1970 Waterloo (Ватерлоо) Waterloo Sergei Bondarchuk additional music by Wilfred Josephs
1971 I clowns The Clowns Les clowns; Die Clowns Federico Fellini TV film
1972 Roma Roma Fellini's Roma Federico Fellini
1972 The Godfather The Godfather Mario Puzo's The Godfather Francis Ford Coppola 1972 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score winner
1972 BAFTA Award for Best Film Music winner
1973 Grammy Award for Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or a Television Special winner
1972 Academy Award for Best Original Score nominee (later widthdrawn)
1973 Hi wa shizumi, hi wa noboru (陽は沈み陽は昇る) Sunset, Sunrise Koreyoshi Kurahara
1973 Amarcord Amarcord I Remember Federico Fellini
1973 Film d'amore e d'anarchia Love and Anarchy Lina Wertmüller
1974 The Godfather Part II The Godfather Part II Mario Puzo's The Godfather Part II Francis Ford Coppola additional music by Carmine Coppola
1974 Academy Award for Best Original Score winner
1974 The Abdication The Abdication Anthony Harvey
1975 E il Casanova di Fellini? Gianfranco Angelucci
Liliane Betti
TV documentary
1976 Ragazzo di Borgata Slow Boy Giulio Paradisi music also by Carlo Savina
1976 Caro Michele Caro Michele Dear Michael Mario Monicelli
1976 Il Casanova di Federico Fellini Fellini's Casanova Casanova Federico Fellini 1977 David di Donatello Award for Best Score winner
1976 Alle origini della mafia Origins of the Mafia Enzo Muzii TV miniseries in 5 episodes of 50 minutes
1977 Il furto della Gioconda Renato Castellani TV miniseries
1977 Las alegres chicas de "El Molino" José Antonio de la Loma
1978 Prova d'orchestra Orchestra Rehearsal Federico Fellini's Orchestra Rehearsal Federico Fellini 1979 Nastro d'Argento for Best Score winner
1978 Kontakt (Контакт) Contact Vladimir Tarasov animated short film; 10 minutes
1978 Death on the Nile Death on the Nile Agatha Christie's Death on the Nile John Guillermin
1978 Il teatro di Eduardo Eduardo De Filippo TV film
1978 Quei figuri di tanti anni fa Eduardo De Filippo TV film
1978 La dodicesima Notte Giorgio De Lullo
1979 Le Comte de Monte-Cristo (1979 TV series) Denys de La Patellière TV miniseries in 4 episodes; music also by Carlo Savina
1979 Ten to Survive
  1. "Tutti i bambini"
  2. "Handicap"
Ten to Survive
  1. "Tutti i bambini"
  2. "Handicap"
Giancarlo Zagni
Arnoldo Farina
animated film produced by UNICEF and consisting of 10 episodes, 2 of which were set to music by Rota
1979 Hurricane Hurricane Forbidden Paradise Jan Troell

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