Spaghetti Westerns (Tarantino Recommends)

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1. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)

R | 178 min | Western

8.9
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90 Metascore

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.

Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef, Aldo Giuffrè

Votes: 558,510 | Gross: $6.10M

2. For a Few Dollars More (1965)

R | 132 min | Western

8.3
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Two bounty hunters with the same intentions team up to track down a Western outlaw.

Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Gian Maria Volontè, Mario Brega

Votes: 179,473 | Gross: $15.00M

3. Django (1966)

Unrated | 92 min | Action, Western

7.3
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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.

Director: Sergio Corbucci | Stars: Franco Nero, José Canalejas, José Bódalo, Loredana Nusciak

Votes: 20,349 | Gross: $0.03M

4. The Mercenary (1968)

PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Western

7.3
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A greedy Polish mercenary aids a mine worker and peasant girl as they lead a revolution against the oppressive Mexican Government, and are pursued by an American rival.

Director: Sergio Corbucci | Stars: Franco Nero, Tony Musante, Eduardo Fajardo, Franco Giacobini

Votes: 3,024

5. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)

PG-13 | 164 min | Western

8.6
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80 Metascore

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.

Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards

Votes: 242,356 | Gross: $5.32M

6. A Fistful of Dollars (1964)

R | 99 min | Western

8.0
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65 Metascore

A wandering gunfighter plays two rival families against each other in a town torn apart by greed, pride, and revenge.

Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Gian Maria Volontè, Marianne Koch, Wolfgang Lukschy

Votes: 163,297 | Gross: $14.50M

7. Day of Anger (1967)

M | 95 min | Action, Western

7.2
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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.

Director: Tonino Valerii | Stars: Giuliano Gemma, Lee Van Cleef, Walter Rilla, Christa Linder

Votes: 2,959

8. Death Rides a Horse (1967)

R | 114 min | Western

7.2
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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.

Director: Giulio Petroni | Stars: Lee Van Cleef, John Phillip Law, Mario Brega, Luigi Pistilli

Votes: 5,403

9. Navajo Joe (1966)

Not Rated | 93 min | Western

6.4
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A Native American warrior called Navajo Joe seeks revenge on a gang of sadistic outlaws who has massacred the people of his tribe.

Director: Sergio Corbucci | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Aldo Sambrell, Nicoletta Machiavelli, Fernando Rey

Votes: 2,756

10. The Return of Ringo (1965)

95 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.9
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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.

Director: Duccio Tessari | Stars: Giuliano Gemma, Fernando Sancho, Lorella De Luca, Nieves Navarro

Votes: 909

11. La resa dei conti (1966)

Approved | 110 min | Western

7.5
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Unofficial lawman John Corbett hunts down Cuchillo Sanchez, a Mexican peasant accused of raping and killing a 12-year-old girl.

Director: Sergio Sollima | Stars: Lee Van Cleef, Tomas Milian, Walter Barnes, Nieves Navarro

Votes: 4,282

12. A Pistol for Ringo (1965)

Unrated | 98 min | Action, Drama, Western

6.6
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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.

Director: Duccio Tessari | Stars: Giuliano Gemma, Fernando Sancho, Lorella De Luca, Nieves Navarro

Votes: 978

13. The Dirty Outlaws (1967)

R | 103 min | Western

6.6
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The film tells the story of an outlaw who masquerades as a blind man's son in order to trick the old man out of a cache of gold located in a vacated town. A gang of bandits appears in the ... See full summary »

Director: Franco Rossetti | Stars: Andrea Giordana, Rosemary Dexter, Franco Giornelli, Dana Ghia

Votes: 224

14. The Great Silence (1968)

Not Rated | 105 min | Western

7.8
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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.

Director: Sergio Corbucci | Stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Klaus Kinski, Frank Wolff, Vonetta McGee

Votes: 10,679

15. The Grand Duel (1972)

R | 98 min | Western

6.5
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A grizzled ex-sheriff helps a man framed for murder to confront the powerful trio of brothers who want him dead.

Director: Giancarlo Santi | Stars: Lee Van Cleef, Alberto Dentice, Jess Hahn, Horst Frank

Votes: 1,886

16. Shoot the Living and Pray for the Dead (1971)

PG-13 | 90 min | Western

6.3
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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.

Director: Giuseppe Vari | Stars: Klaus Kinski, Victoria Zinny, Paolo Casella, Dino Strano

Votes: 408

17. Tepepa (1969)

R | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.7
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The Mexican guerilla leader Tepepa and his gang fight against the chief of police, Cascorro.

Director: Giulio Petroni | Stars: Tomas Milian, Orson Welles, John Steiner, José Torres

Votes: 706

18. The Ugly Ones (1966)

Approved | 95 min | Western

6.5
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Escaped outlaw Jose Gomez returns to his home town pursued by bounty killer Luke Chilson. The towns people protect Gomez, unaware, at first, that he is now a changed and dangerous man.

Director: Eugenio Martín | Stars: Tomas Milian, Richard Wyler, Mario Brega, Halina Zalewska

Votes: 396

19. Django, Prepare a Coffin (1968)

Not Rated | 92 min | Western, Action

6.5
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A gunfighter forms a gang of "deceased" execution victims to get revenge on the politician and outlaw who killed his wife.

Director: Ferdinando Baldi | Stars: Terence Hill, Horst Frank, George Eastman, Bruna Simionato

Votes: 1,798

20. Damned Hot Day of Fire (1968)

90 min | Adventure, Western, War

6.1
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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.

Director: Paolo Bianchini | Stars: John Ireland, Robert Woods, Ida Galli, Claudie Lange

Votes: 144

21. The Cruel Ones (1967)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.8
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An ex-Confederate and his sons plan to use stolen money as a way to revive the Confederacy.

Director: Sergio Corbucci | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Norma Bengell, Julián Mateos, Gino Pernice

Votes: 951

22. If You Meet Sartana Pray for Your Death (1968)

Not Rated | 95 min | Western

6.5
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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.

Director: Gianfranco Parolini | Stars: Gianni Garko, William Berger, Sydney Chaplin, Gianni Rizzo

Votes: 724

23. God Forgives... I Don't! (1967)

PG-13 | 97 min | Western

6.4
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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.

Director: Giuseppe Colizzi | Stars: Terence Hill, Frank Wolff, Bud Spencer, Gina Rovere

Votes: 3,089

24. Companeros (1970)

R | 118 min | Action, Comedy, Western

7.5
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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.

Director: Sergio Corbucci | Stars: Franco Nero, Tomas Milian, Jack Palance, Fernando Rey

Votes: 3,045

25. The Four of the Apocalypse... (1975)

Unrated | 87 min | Western

6.4
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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.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Fabio Testi, Lynne Frederick, Michael J. Pollard, Harry Baird

Votes: 1,863

26. Ace High (1968)

PG-13 | 122 min | Comedy, Western

6.7
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A recently-escaped bandit forms an unlikely alliance with two bounty hunters and an acrobat to get revenge against the people who framed him.

Director: Giuseppe Colizzi | Stars: Terence Hill, Bud Spencer, Eli Wallach, Brock Peters

Votes: 3,019

27. Boot Hill (1969)

PG | 87 min | Western

5.7
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Victims of oppressive town boss Honey are offered help by an unusual alliance of gunmen and circus performers.

Director: Giuseppe Colizzi | Stars: Terence Hill, Bud Spencer, Woody Strode, Eduardo Ciannelli

Votes: 2,407

28. Duck, You Sucker (1971)

PG | 138 min | War, Western

7.7
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77 Metascore

An I.R.A. explosives expert on the run in Mexico meets an amoral Mexican bandit; together they are drawn into the Mexican revolution.

Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Rod Steiger, James Coburn, Romolo Valli, Maria Monti

Votes: 23,797

29. Minnesota Clay (1964)

90 min | Action, War, Western

6.1
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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.

Director: Sergio Corbucci | Stars: Cameron Mitchell, Georges Rivière, Ethel Rojo, Diana Martín

Votes: 482

30. Arizona Colt (1966)

M | 104 min | Western

6.3
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Bandit Gordo frees a group of prisoners, forcing them to join his gang or die. Arizona Colt, declining to do either, heads for Blackstone City where Gordon is planning a robbery. When one ... See full summary »

Director: Michele Lupo | Stars: Giuliano Gemma, Fernando Sancho, Corinne Marchand, Nello Pazzafini

Votes: 364

31. Ringo and His Golden Pistol (1966)

87 min | Western

5.7
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The bounty hunter Johnny Ringo kills three brothers but spares the fourth one because he has no price on his head. However, he plans to revenge for his brothers.

Director: Sergio Corbucci | Stars: Mark Damon, Valeria Fabrizi, Franco De Rosa, Ettore Manni

Votes: 314

32. Adiós gringo (1965)

100 min | Western

6.0
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Tricked into buying stolen cattle, Brett Landers narrowly escapes being lynched. Still wanted, he hunts down the real cattle rustlers to clear his name.

Director: Giorgio Stegani | Stars: Giuliano Gemma, Ida Galli, Roberto Camardiel, Jesús Puente

Votes: 321

33. Blood for a Silver Dollar (1965)

98 min | Action, Romance, Western

6.6
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Giuliano Gemma plays a confederate soldier who returns from the war to fight one at home. Unbeknownst to him, his brother has become the infamous gunfighter "Black Jack" to defeat the local... See full summary »

Director: Giorgio Ferroni | Stars: Giuliano Gemma, Ida Galli, Pierre Cressoy, Giuseppe Addobbati

Votes: 743

34. For a Few Extra Dollars (1966)

96 min | War, Western

6.4
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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.

Director: Giorgio Ferroni | Stars: Giuliano Gemma, Dan Vadis, José Calvo, Ángel del Pozo

Votes: 240

35. Wanted (1967)

107 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.2
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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.

Director: Giorgio Ferroni | Stars: Giuliano Gemma, Germán Cobos, Teresa Gimpera, Serge Marquand

Votes: 247

36. They Call Me Trinity (1970)

G | 113 min | Comedy, Western

7.5
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A lazy, unorthodox gunfighter and his portly, horse-thieving brother defend a Mormon settlement from a land-grabbing Major and his henchmen.

Director: Enzo Barboni | Stars: Terence Hill, Bud Spencer, Steffen Zacharias, Dan Sturkie

Votes: 15,420

37. Trinity Is STILL My Name! (1971)

G | 117 min | Comedy, Western

7.3
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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.

Director: Enzo Barboni | Stars: Terence Hill, Bud Spencer, Yanti Somer, Enzo Tarascio

Votes: 11,378

38. Long Days of Hate (1968)

M | 90 min | Crime, Western

5.4
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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!

Director: Gianfranco Baldanello | Stars: Guy Madison, Lucienne Bridou, Rik Battaglia, Anna Liotti

Votes: 274

39. The Devil's Backbone (1971)

GP | 100 min | Western

6.1
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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.

Directors: Burt Kennedy, Niksa Fulgosi | Stars: Bekim Fehmiu, Richard Crenna, Chuck Connors, Ricardo Montalban

Votes: 288

40. The 5-Man Army (1969)

M | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Western

6.7
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Spaghetti western about a group of bandits, led by Peter Graves, who plan on robbing a train transporting gold for the Mexican army.

Directors: Don Taylor, Italo Zingarelli | Stars: Bud Spencer, Peter Graves, James Daly, Nino Castelnuovo

Votes: 1,175

41. Chino (1973)

PG | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.1
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A runaway teenager and a mixed-race horse breeder strike an unlikely friendship in the context of common hardships.

Directors: John Sturges, Duilio Coletti | Stars: Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, Marcel Bozzuffi, Vincent Van Patten

Votes: 1,351

42. Requiescant (1967)

Not Rated | 92 min | Western

6.6
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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.

Director: Carlo Lizzani | Stars: Lou Castel, Mark Damon, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Barbara Frey

Votes: 488

43. Red Sun (1971)

PG | 112 min | Action, Western

7.0
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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.

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Charles Bronson, Toshirô Mifune, Alain Delon, Ursula Andress

Votes: 6,166