Lists by omoo22
This list doesn't differentiate between categories like "enjoyably bad", "despicably bad", "boringly bad", "pretentiously bad", "pathetically bad", etc. - they're all here on the basis of the overall score I gave them (1 or 2 out of 10)...
You can see I often ask for it with my viewing selection.
(I've apparently seen 92 of these 176.)
Please let me know any I've missed.
"Peplum", horror, "Spaghetti Westerns", "gialli", and the various hybrids and "innovations" are all included (sometimes co-productions with other countries).
The ones I've rated most highly:
La moglie più bella / The Most Beautiful Wife (1970)
Per un pugno di dollari / A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo / The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
Corri uomo corri / Run, Man, Run (1968)
Faccia a faccia / Face to Face (1967)
Una lucertola con la pelle di donna / A Lizard in a Woman's Skin (1971)
Non si sevizia un paperino / Don't Torture a Duckling (1972)
Per qualche dollaro in più / For a Few Dollars More (1965)
La resa dei conti / The Big Gundown (1966)
Los cuatro salvajes / Ringo, il volto della vendetta / The Revenge of Ringo (1967)
Cani arrabbiati / Rabid Dogs a.k.a. Kidnapped (1974)
La casa dalle finestre che ridono / The House with Laughing Windows (1976)
Il medaglione insanguinato / The Night Child (1975)
Milano calibro 9 (1972)
Le orme / Footprints On the Moon (1975)
Un posto ideale per uccidere / An Ideal Place to Kill (1971)
Il prezzo del potere / The Price of Power (1969)
I quattro dell'apocalisse / Four of the Apocalypse (1975)
Quién sabe? / A Bullet for the General (1966)
La regina di Saba / The Queen of Sheba (1952)
I tre volti della paura / Black Sabbath (1963)
L'uccello dalle piume di cristallo / The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970)
The 60s run of "spy films" began with the first James Bond films, which set the tone by completely copping-out from dealing with the realities of espionage and the Cold War, opting instead for ridiculous "super-villains" and infantile "evil plots". Many subsequent 60s "spy" films treated espionage as even more of a joke, while a few others seemed to react against the unreality and stupidity of Bond, Flint, Helm, etc.
In the middle of this list are some 60s "nuclear crisis" and Cold War films that don't deal with espionage, but deal more closely with Cold War issues than most of the "spy" films. Like the "spy" films, but maybe to a lesser extent, they generally fall over themselves to remain apolitical.
After that, I list lesser known foreign (French, German, Italian, etc.) spy movies.
Scores out of ten for the ones I've seen.
The English titles I use are the ones under which the films are most commonly available on DVD (in America/Britain).
[I've tried to only include "Gialli" with significant "Horror" elements - which ends up being nearly all of them anyway...]
In chronological order, alphabetical within each year.
The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)
The Gunfighter (1950)
High Noon (1952)
A Fistful Of Dollars (1964)
The Proposition (2005)
Dead Man (1995)
The last third or so of this list is a listing of TV and Video movies.
Chronological list of Ancient/Biblical/"Sword & Sandal" movies of the 1950s and 60s.
Setting - Source
(The origins of the Iliad, Odyssey, and Aeneid are as shrouded in mysteriosity as the story of Troy itself, and the figure of Helen is also an enigmatic mystery wrapped in a cloudy shroud of ambiguity, veiled behind a tenebrous uncertainty.)