TOP 50 Spaghetti Western

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1. The Great Silence (1968)

Not Rated | 105 min | Western

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: 12,021 | Gross: $0.05M

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

PG-13 | 165 min | Western

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: 266,135 | Gross: $5.32M

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

R | 178 min | Western

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: 610,050 | Gross: $6.10M

4. Keoma (1976)

R | 105 min | Drama, Western

A half-breed ex-Union gunfighter attempts to protect his plague-ridden hometown from being overridden by his racist half-brothers and a Confederate tyrant.

Director: Enzo G. Castellari | Stars: Franco Nero, William Berger, Olga Karlatos, Orso Maria Guerrini

Votes: 4,401

5. For a Few Dollars More (1965)

R | 132 min | Western

74 Metascore

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: 201,045 | Gross: $15.00M

6. Companeros (1970)

R | 118 min | Action, Comedy, Western

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, Fernando Rey, Iris Berben

Votes: 3,333

7. Duck, You Sucker (1971)

PG | 138 min | Drama, War, Western

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: 25,995

8. Django (1966)

Not Rated | 91 min | Action, Western

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: 21,780 | Gross: $0.03M

9. A Fistful of Dollars (1964)

R | 99 min | Western

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: 175,447 | Gross: $14.50M

10. Day of Anger (1967)

M/PG | 111 min | Action, Western

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: Lee Van Cleef, Giuliano Gemma, Walter Rilla, Christa Linder

Votes: 3,346

11. Viva Cangaceiro (1970)

104 min | Western

Espidito, survives the massacre of his entire village. A hermit helps him believing he is a Jesus like figure. As "Redeemer" Espidito goes out to help the poor turning to guns and his own rebel band. The discovery of oil twists everything.

Director: Giovanni Fago | Stars: Tomas Milian, Ugo Pagliai, Eduardo Fajardo, Howard Ross

Votes: 152

12. A Bullet for the General (1967)

M | 115 min | Action, Western

A band of Mexican gun-runners employed by a revolutionary general accept an American into their gang, unaware of his intentions.

Director: Damiano Damiani | Stars: Gian Maria Volontè, Klaus Kinski, Martine Beswick, Lou Castel

Votes: 3,414

13. Django Kill... If You Live, Shoot! (1967)

Not Rated | 100 min | Horror, Western

Various factions, including a half-breed bandit, a gang of homosexual cowboys and a priest, feud over stolen gold in a surreal town.

Director: Giulio Questi | Stars: Tomas Milian, Marilù Tolo, Piero Lulli, Milo Quesada

Votes: 2,003

14. They Call Me Trinity (1970)

G | 113 min | Comedy, Western

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

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

Votes: 16,936

15. Specialists (1969)

104 min | Western

A chain mail-clad gunfighter contends with a pacifist sheriff, a seductive banker, a one-armed Mexican bandit, corrupt businessmen and hippies while trying to learn the secret of the money allegedly stolen by his lynched brother.

Director: Sergio Corbucci | Stars: Johnny Hallyday, Gastone Moschin, Françoise Fabian, Sylvie Fennec

Votes: 547

16. Trinity Is Still My Name (1971)

G | 117 min | Comedy, Western

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: 12,467

17. The Mercenary (1968)

PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Western

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, Franco Giacobini, Eduardo Fajardo

Votes: 3,428

18. Faccia a faccia (1967)

R | 111 min | Western

A history professor has a chance meeting with an infamous outlaw and eventually assumes leadership of his gang.

Director: Sergio Sollima | Stars: Gian Maria Volontè, Tomas Milian, William Berger, Jolanda Modio

Votes: 2,305

19. My Name Is Nobody (1973)

PG | 116 min | Comedy, Western

A young, easygoing gunman (Hill) worships and competes with an old gunfighter (Fonda) who only wants to retire.

Director: Tonino Valerii | Stars: Terence Hill, Henry Fonda, Jean Martin, R.G. Armstrong

Votes: 20,633

20. Tepepa (1969)

R | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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: 786

21. La resa dei conti (1966)

Approved | 110 min | Western

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: 4,679

22. Corri uomo corri (1968)

Not Rated | 120 min | Adventure, Comedy, Western

Several competing groups and mavericks (including the lead character Cuchillo) are hunting a gold treasure of $3,000,000. The gold was reserved for the Mexican revolution.

Director: Sergio Sollima | Stars: Tomas Milian, Donald O'Brien, Linda Veras, Marco Guglielmi

Votes: 1,374

23. The Price of Power (1969)

90 min | Western

The Pinkerton detective agency uncovers a plot to assassinate President James Garfield in 1881 Texas. The film, a "political" Spaghetti, is a very overt mirroring of the JFK Assassination in 1963.

Director: Tonino Valerii | Stars: Giuliano Gemma, Warren Vanders, María Cuadra, Ray Saunders

Votes: 578

24. Sonny and Jed (1972)

R | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A determined sheriff pursues a robber and his girlfriend, and lets nothing stop in his way of catching them.

Director: Sergio Corbucci | Stars: Tomas Milian, Susan George, Telly Savalas, Rosanna Yanni

Votes: 329

25. Bandidos (1967)

Unrated | 90 min | Western

Renowned gunman Richard Martin is traveling on a train, held up by Billy Kane, a former student of Martin's. Kane spares Martin, but only after shooting his hands. Years later, Martin meets... See full summary »

Director: Massimo Dallamano | Stars: Enrico Maria Salerno, Terry Jenkins, María Martín, Venantino Venantini

Votes: 481

26. Death Rides a Horse (1967)

R | 114 min | Western

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, till the surprising end.

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

Votes: 5,988

27. Texas, Adios (1966)

Not Rated | 93 min | Action, Western

A Texan sheriff and his younger brother travel across the border into Mexico to confront the man who killed their father.

Director: Ferdinando Baldi | Stars: Franco Nero, Alberto Dell'Acqua, Elisa Montés, José Guardiola

Votes: 1,169

28. West and Soda (1965)

86 min | Animation, Comedy, Western

A greedy villain tries to coerce a woman into marrying him so he can take over her land, when a stranger rides into town intent on taking down the bad guys.

Director: Bruno Bozzetto | Stars: Nando Gazzolo, Vittoria Febbi, Carlo Romano, Luigi Pavese

Votes: 414

29. California (1977)

98 min | Drama, Western

After the Civil War, Michael "California" Random, is released from prison and goes to Missouri with his partner William. He is killed by bandits. California decides to return the belongings to his family and help them against outlaws.

Director: Michele Lupo | Stars: Giuliano Gemma, William Berger, Miguel Bosé, Chris Avram

Votes: 351

30. Navajo Joe (1966)

Not Rated | 93 min | Western

32 Metascore

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: 3,058

31. Al di là della legge (1968)

PG | 90 min | Western

A trio of thieves plot to steal a town's silver shipment but a turn of events makes them the town's heroes.

Director: Giorgio Stegani | Stars: Lee Van Cleef, Antonio Sabato, Gordon Mitchell, Lionel Stander

Votes: 958

32. Per il gusto di uccidere (1966)

86 min | Western

Dubious Bounty Killer Hank Fellows tracks bank stage coaches to observe them being robbed. Only afterwards does he move in on the bandits to collect his reward. The manager of the Omaha ... See full summary »

Director: Tonino Valerii | Stars: Craig Hill, George Martin, Piero Lulli, Fernando Sancho

Votes: 200

33. Johnny Hamlet (1968)

PG | 91 min | Drama, Western

Back from the Civil War, Johnny Hamilton learns that his father was murdered by Santana the bandit and that his mother Gertrude married his uncle Claude but Johnny is determined to find out the truth.

Director: Enzo G. Castellari | Stars: Andrea Giordana, Gilbert Roland, Horst Frank, Ennio Girolami

Votes: 389

34. A Man Called Blade (1977)

Not Rated | 101 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A bounty hunter arrives in a mining town and is hired to track down the missing daughter of the town's crippled mayor and learns she has been kidnapped by the mayor's corrupt right-hand-man and a band of outlaws he is secretly working for.

Director: Sergio Martino | Stars: Maurizio Merli, John Steiner, Sonja Jeannine, Donald O'Brien

Votes: 1,391

35. A Reason to Live, a Reason to Die (1972)

PG | 92 min | Western

Branded a coward for surrendering his New Mexico fort to the Confederates without firing a shot, a Union colonel attempts to redeem himself by leading a band of condemned prisoners on a suicide mission to recapture it.

Director: Tonino Valerii | Stars: James Coburn, Telly Savalas, Bud Spencer, Georges Géret

Votes: 1,494

36. A Pistol for Ringo (1965)

Not Rated | 98 min | Action, Drama, Western

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: 1,217

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

PG-13 | 97 min | Western

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: 3,424

38. E poi lo chiamarono il magnifico (1972)

PG | 123 min | Action, Comedy, Western

In the Wild West, a dead Englishman's greenhorn son joins his father's old gang and becomes a real frontier-man.

Director: Enzo Barboni | Stars: Terence Hill, Gregory Walcott, Yanti Somer, Dominic Barto

Votes: 2,153

39. Gunman of Ave Maria (1969)

Unrated | 80 min | Western

Mann is a gunman informed by a childhood friend that his father was murdered years earlier by his mother and her lover. To make matters worse, Mann's sister, who is in love with his friend,... See full summary »

Director: Ferdinando Baldi | Stars: Leonard Mann, Luciana Paluzzi, Pietro Martellanza, Alberto de Mendoza

Votes: 538

40. Sella d'argento (1978)

Not Rated | 98 min | Western, Action

Young boy who sees his father gunned down kills the assassin. Years later, he has grown up to be a successful bounty hunter who is feared by many. And then one day he discovers secrets to ... See full summary »

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Giuliano Gemma, Sven Valsecchi, Ettore Manni, Gianni De Luigi

Votes: 491

41. Ace High (1968)

PG-13 | 122 min | Comedy, Western

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: 3,315

42. What Am I Doing in the Middle of a Revolution? (1972)

103 min | Comedy, Western, Adventure

Theatre director Don Albino Moncalieri and his only employee Guido Guidi are in desperate need of money. On tour throughout Mexico they get by accident entangled in revolutionary activities.

Director: Sergio Corbucci | Stars: Vittorio Gassman, Paolo Villaggio, Riccardo Garrone, Eduardo Fajardo

Votes: 174

43. The 5-Man Army (1969)

M | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Western

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: 1,261

44. Amigo, Stay Away (1972)

PG | 109 min | Comedy, Western

When, after serving a three-year sentence, Ben Bellow is released from prison, Charlie Logan is waiting for him. Not to hug him. Not to welcome him. Just to let him know, a bit bluntly for ... See full summary »

Director: Michele Lupo | Stars: Giuliano Gemma, George Eastman, Vittorio Congia, Giacomo Rossi Stuart

Votes: 304

45. Requiescant (1967)

Not Rated | 92 min | Western

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: 589

46. Blindman (1971)

R | 105 min | Western

After fifty mail-order brides are kidnapped by bandits, the blind gunfighter hired to escort them heads into Mexico in pursuit.

Director: Ferdinando Baldi | Stars: Tony Anthony, Ringo Starr, Lloyd Battista, Magda Konopka

Votes: 982

47. A Sky Full of Stars for a Roof (1968)

100 min | Comedy, Western

Two drifters meet and soon become travelling companions. But one of them, Tim (Gemma), is being chased by a crazed killer and his band of gunmen to settle an old score. The two (Adore being... See full summary »

Director: Giulio Petroni | Stars: Giuliano Gemma, Mario Adorf, Magda Konopka, Federico Boido

Votes: 371

48. Alive or Preferably Dead (1969)

PG | 103 min | Action, Comedy, Western

Two brothers, Monty and Ted, will inherit $300,000 if they manage to live together for six months.

Director: Duccio Tessari | Stars: Giuliano Gemma, Nino Benvenuti, Cris Huerta, Antonio Casas

Votes: 249