Quentin Tarantino's Top 20 Spaghetti Westerns

Including the runners up that didn't make the list.
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1.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery. (161 mins.)
Director: Sergio Leone
 
2.
For a Few Dollars More (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Two bounty hunters with the same intentions team up to track down a Western outlaw. (132 mins.)
Director: Sergio Leone
 
3.
Django (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A coffin-dragging gunslinger and a half-breed prostitute become embroiled in a bitter feud between a Klan of Southern racists and a band of Mexican Revolutionaries. (92 mins.)
Director: Sergio Corbucci
 
4.
The Mercenary (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A greedy Polish mercenary aids a mine worker and a peasent girl as they lead a revolution against the opressive Mexican Government and Army, while being pursued by an American rival. (110 mins.)
Director: Sergio Corbucci
 
5.
Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A mysterious stranger with a harmonica joins forces with a notorious desperado to protect a beautiful widow from a ruthless assassin working for the railroad. (175 mins.)
Director: Sergio Leone
 
6.
A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A wandering gunfighter plays two rival families against each other in a town torn apart by greed, pride, and revenge. (99 mins.)
Director: Sergio Leone
 
7.
Day of Anger (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A scruffy garbage boy becomes the pupil of a famed gunfighter, and the stage for confrontation is set when the gunman becomes unhinged and overruns the boy's town through violence and corruption. (95 mins.)
Director: Tonino Valerii
 
8.
Death Rides a Horse (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A young gunfighter plans to track down and eliminate the bandits who killed his family, and forms a tenuous alliance with an aging ex-outlaw to achieve this end. (120 mins.)
Director: Giulio Petroni
 
9.
Navajo Joe (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A Native American warrior called Navajo Joe seeks revenge on a gang of sadistic outlaws who has massacred the people of his tribe. (93 mins.)
Director: Sergio Corbucci
 
10.
The Return of Ringo (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A returning Union Officer discovers that his home has been overrun by Mexican bandits, and infiltrates the gang to restore order and determine if his wife has been faithful to him. (95 mins.)
Director: Duccio Tessari
 
11.
The Big Gundown (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Unofficial lawman John Corbett hunts down Cuchillo Sanchez, a Mexican peasant accused of raping and killing a 12-year-old girl. (110 mins.)
Director: Sergio Sollima
 
12.
A Pistol for Ringo (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
An 'angel-faced' gunfighter is tasked with infiltrating a ranch overrun by Mexican bandits and saving their hostages, including the fiancée of the local sheriff. (98 mins.)
Director: Duccio Tessari
 
13.
The Dirty Outlaws (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
The film tells the story of an outlaw who masquerades as a blind man's son in order to trick the old... (103 mins.)
Director: Franco Rossetti
 
14.
The Great Silence (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A mute gunfighter defends a young widow and a group of outlaws against a gang of bounty killers in the winter of 1898, and a grim, tense struggle unfolds. (105 mins.)
Director: Sergio Corbucci
 
15.
The Grand Duel (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A grizzled ex-sheriff helps a man framed for murder to confront the powerful trio of brothers who want him dead. (98 mins.)
Director: Giancarlo Santi
 
16.
Shoot the Living and Pray for the Dead (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
After Dan Hogan and his gang rob a bank, they hire a mysterious man to guide them across the Mexican border in return for half of the loot. (90 mins.)
Director: Joseph Warren
 
17.
Tepepa (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
The Mexican guerilla leader Tepepa and his gang fight against the chief of police, Cascorro. (136 mins.)
Director: Giulio Petroni
 
18.
The Ugly Ones (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Escaped outlaw Jose Gomez returns to his home town pursued by bounty killer Luke Chilson. The towns people protect Gomez... (95 mins.)
Director: Eugenio Martín
 
19.
Django, Prepare a Coffin (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A gunfighter forms a gang of "deceased" execution victims to get revenge on the politician and outlaw who killed his wife. (92 mins.)
 
20.
Damned Hot Day of Fire (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Richard Gatling wants to offer the machine gun he has invented to the government, but Tarpas has other ideas and kidnaps the man along with his prototype. Tanner then tries to track them down. (90 mins.)
Director: Paolo Bianchini
 
21.
Hellbenders (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
An ex-Confederate and his sons plan to use stolen money as a way to revive the Confederacy. (90 mins.)
Director: Sergio Corbucci
 
22.
If You Meet Sartana Pray for Your Death (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Crooked bankers plan an insurance swindle and hire a Mexican gang to steal the bank's gold but they also pay Lasky's gang to kill the Mexicans. (95 mins.)
Director: Frank Kramer
 
23.
God Forgives... I Don't! (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
After a train is robbed of its payroll, an insurance agent and a card-shark team-up to retrieve the loot from the bandits who guard it at a secret location near the Mexican border. (109 mins.)
 
24.
Companeros (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A Swedish arms dealer and a Mexican peon team up to rescue the intellectual leader of the Revolutionary cause, while taking part in numerous misadventures along the way. (118 mins.)
Director: Sergio Corbucci
 
25.
The Four of the Apocalypse... (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Four petty criminals, three men and a woman, wander through the trackless terrain of the Wild West Utah and are hounded by a sadistic bandit. (104 mins.)
Director: Lucio Fulci
 
26.
Ace High (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A recently-escaped bandit forms an unlikely alliance with two bounty hunters and an acrobat to get revenge against the people who framed him. (132 mins.)
 
27.
Boot Hill (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Victims of oppressive town boss Honey are offered help by an unusual alliance of gunmen and circus performers. (100 mins.)
 
28.
Duck, You Sucker (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
An I.R.A. explosives expert on the run in Mexico meets an amoral Mexican bandit; together they are drawn into the Mexican revolution. (157 mins.)
Director: Sergio Leone
 
29.
Minnesota Clay (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Wrongfully imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit, Minnesota Clay seeks revenge on the man who withheld evidence at his trial. There is a problem however, he is going blind. (90 mins.)
Director: Sergio Corbucci
 
30.
Man from Nowhere (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Bandit Gordon frees a group of prisoners, forcing them to join his gang or die. Arizona Colt, declining to do either... (118 mins.)
Director: Michele Lupo
 
31.
Ringo and His Golden Pistol (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
The bounty hunter Johnny Oro kills three brothers but spares the fourth one because he has no price on his head. However, he plans to revenge for his brothers. (87 mins.)
Director: Sergio Corbucci
 
32.
Adiós gringo (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Tricked into buying stolen cattle, Brett Landers narrowly escapes being lynched. Still wanted, he hunts down the real cattle rustlers to clear his name. (100 mins.)
Director: George Finley
 
33.
Blood for a Silver Dollar (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Giuliano Gemma plays a confederate soldier who returns from the war to fight one at home. Unbeknownst to him... (99 mins.)
 
34.
For a Few Extra Dollars (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Captured Confederate raider Gary Diamond agrees to work with the Yankees to prevent any further bloodshed by warning a Confederate regiment against attacking heavily defended Yankee Fort Yuma. (96 mins.)
 
35.
Wanted (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A local sheriff is unjustly accused of murder in a small town and forced to flee. He gets rid of his enemies one by one and tries to prove his innocence. (107 mins.)
 
36.
They Call Me Trinity (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A lazy, unorthodox gunfighter and his portly, horse-thieving brother defend a Mormon settlement from a land-grabbing Major and his henchmen. (113 mins.)
Director: E.B. Clucher
 
37.
Trinity Is STILL My Name! (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Bambino tries to teach his brother Trinity how to become an outlaw, but the two wind up saving a pioneer family and breaking up an arms ring instead. (117 mins.)
Director: E.B. Clucher
 
38.
My Name Is Nobody (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A young, easygoing gunman (Hill) worships and competes with an old gunfighter (Fonda) who only wants to retire. (116 mins.)
Director: Tonino Valerii
 
39.
Long Days of Hate (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
A bounty, Benson is hunting down a vicious outlaw gang, who killed his parents, brother and sisters, except for one sister, Susy, who he wants for himself! (90 mins.)
 
40.
The Devil's Backbone (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Army deserter Capt. Viktor Kaleb is offered a pardon and reinstatement in the cavalry if he agrees to lead a special forces group in a raid against an Apache stronghold into Mexico. (100 mins.)
Director: Burt Kennedy
 
41.
The 5-Man Army (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Spaghetti western about a group of bandits, led by Peter Graves, who plan on robbing a train transporting gold for the Mexican army. (105 mins.)
 
42.
Chino (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A runaway teenager and a mixed-race horse breeder strike an unlikely friendship in the context of common hardships. (98 mins.)
 
43.
Requiescant (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
The adopted son of a preacher comes upon a village that is under the thumb of a deranged ex-Confederate officer, who is - among other things - stealing land from the locals with phony land grants. (92 mins.)
Director: Carlo Lizzani
 
44.
Red Sun (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
In 1870, a gang robs a train and steals a ceremonial Japanese sword meant as a gift from Japan to the U.S. President, prompting a man hunt to retrieve it. (112 mins.)
Director: Terence Young