Alternative Top 20


(Phil H) #1

Ok, we’ve talked endlessly in the past about compiling an extended list of member’s favourites or alternative top 20 and never decided on a format that everyone likes so rather than wait any longer I figured I would just go ahead and start a new list based on an idea I put forward a little while ago.

Fundamentally the idea is this. I’d like everyone to submit a new Top 20 on this thread with the one rule that no film on your list can be one that appears on our current Official Top 20. So as to avoid confusion the current list is as follows:

  1. The Good, the Bad & the Ugly | Sergio Leone (1966)

  2. For a Few Dollars More | Sergio Leone (1965)

  3. Once Upon a Time in the West | Sergio Leone (1968)

  4. The Great Silence | Sergio Corbucci (1968)

  5. A Fistful of Dollars | Sergio Leone (1964)

  6. Django | Sergio Corbucci (1966)

  7. The Big Gundown | Sergio Sollima (1966)

  8. Death Rides a Horse/Man to Man | Giulio Petroni (1967)

  9. The Mercenary/A Professional Gun | Sergio Corbucci (1968)

  10. Companeros | Sergio Corbucci (1970)

  11. Face to Face | Sergio Sollima (1967)

  12. A Fistful of Dynamite/Duck, You Sucker! | Sergio Leone (1971)

  13. A Bullet for the General | Damiano Damiani (1966)

  14. My Name is Nobody | S. Leone;T.Valerii (1973)

  15. Day of Anger | Tonino Valerii (1967)

  16. Cemetery without Crosses | Robert Hossein (1968)

  17. Keoma | Enzo G. Castellari (1976)

  18. Django, Kill… If You Live, Shoot! | Giulio Questi (1967)

  19. Return of Ringo | Duccio Tessari (1965)

  20. Run, Man, Run | Sergio Sollima (1968)

What I’m keen to find out is, once all the obvious titles are taken out of the equation, which others rise to the top? As I believe it gets harder to place films in any true order when you start to run into your top 30 or 40 films I will score films on the simple system of 1 point every time it appears on a list so you don’t need to concern yourself too much on which is number 1 and which is number 20 on your new list. Just list 20 films which are your favourites and which do not feature in the official Top 20 list above. Simple? I hope so.

And if you haven’t seen enough films to choose another 20 then give us 10 or 5. Just as long as they are films you genuinely recommend. Don’t list films just because they are all you’ve seen. If they stink, leave them off.

Once I’ve got a decent number of submissions I’ll compile the Alternative Top 20 and create a new page for it on the database.


(Phil H) #2

And to get things started, here’s mine.

Return of Ringo
Tepepa
$10.000 Blood Money
Johnny Hamlet
Bounty Killer
And God Said to Cain
Johnny Yuma
El Puro
Bandidos
Arizona Colt
Sabata
The Ruthless Four
Fury of Johnny Kidd
California
Today it’s Me, Tomorrow You
The Hellbenders
Black Jack
They Call Him Cemetery
Blindman
Vengeance

Compiling this actually took more time than I thought. There’s a few which almost made it. Cutting it down to 20 was tough.


(Col. Douglas Mortimer) #3

This was my previous list.

  1. Sabata
  2. They Call Him Cemetery
  3. Light the Fuse, Sartana is Coming
  4. Have a Good Funeral Friend, Sartana Will Pay
  5. And God Said to Cain
  6. The Stranger’s Gundown/Django the Bastard
  7. The Stranger Returns
  8. Tequila Joe
  9. I am Sartana, Your Angel of Death
  10. The Return of Ringo
  11. A Pistol for Ringo
  12. $10,000 Blood Money
  13. Garringo
  14. No Room to Die
  15. A Stranger in Paso Bravo
  16. Two Pistols for a Coward/Gunman Sent by God
  17. Cry for Revenge/Dead Men Don’t Count
  18. 32 Caliber Killer
  19. Today We Kill Tomorow We Die
  20. Sartana is Here, Trade Your Pistol for a Coffin/Fistful of Lead

As per the new rules I will replace Return of Ringo with the Parolini Sartana.


(chuck connors brother) #4

FOUR OF THE APOCALYPSE
VENGEANCE
SCALPS
CALIFORNIA
AND GOD SAID TO CAIN
GOD FORGIVES… I DON’T
JOHNNY HAMLET
DEAD MEN RIDE
TASTE OF DEATH
HOLE IN THE FOREHEAD
MANNAJA
LONG DAYS OF VENGEANCE
REVENGE FOR REVENGE
SILVER SADDLE
THE HILLS RUN RED
BLACK JACK
RETURN OF RINGO
PISTOL FOR RINGO
BANDIDOS
DUEL IN THE ECLIPSE


(Dillinger) #5
  1. Light the Fuse, Sartana is Coming
  2. And God said to Cain
  3. Johnny Hamlet
  4. Blindman
  5. Tepepa
  6. $10.000 Blood Money
  7. California
  8. I’ll Sell My Skin Dearly
  9. The Hills Run Red
    10.The Bounty Killer
  10. They Call Me Trinity
  11. Trinity Is Still My name
  12. Today it’s Me, Tomorrow You
  13. Shoot the Living and Pray for the Dead
  14. Requiescant
  15. Viva Django!
  16. They Call Him Cemetery
  17. Blood at Sundown
  18. Vengeance Is Mine
  19. Cut-Throats Nine

(alk0) #6
  1. Light the Fuse … Sartana is Coming
  2. Sabata
  3. Tepepa
  4. Vengeance is Mine
  5. Return of Ringo
  6. Taste of Death
  7. The Forgotten Pistolero
  8. A Stranger in Town
  9. Specialists
  10. Blindman
  11. A Pistol for Ringo
  12. I Am Sartana Your Angel of Death
  13. The Stranger Returns
  14. The Fighting Fists of Shanghai Joe
  15. Last of the Badmen
  16. Navajo Joe
  17. The Grand Duel
  18. God Forgives, I Don’t
  19. Four of the Apocalypse
  20. Cut Throats Nine

(Frank Talby) #7

Great idea! I have broadened my spaghetti western horizons since my initial top 20 back in March '08 so here’s my Alternative 20.

  1. Navajo Joe
  2. Face To Face
  3. Hellbenders
  4. One Silver Dollar
  5. Kill Them All and Come Back Alone
  6. Bullets Don’t Argue
  7. The Hills Run Red
  8. A Minute To Pray, A Second To Die
  9. California
  10. Duck You Sucker!
  11. A Bullet For the General
  12. A Pistol For Ringo
  13. Django The Bastard
  14. No Room To Die
  15. Today We Kill, Tomorrow We Die
  16. Viva Django
  17. Fort Yuma Gold
  18. Pistoleros
  19. Adios Sabata
  20. Jonathan of the Bears

(Dillinger) #8

[quote=“Frank Talby, post:7, topic:1671”]Great idea! I have broadened my spaghetti western horizons since my initial top 20 back in March '08 so here’s my Alternative 20.

  1. Navajo Joe
  2. Face To Face XXX
  3. Hellbenders
  4. One Silver Dollar
  5. Kill Them All and Come Back Alone
  6. Bullets Don’t Argue
  7. The Hills Run Red
  8. A Minute To Pray, A Second To Die
  9. California
  10. Duck You Sucker! XXX
  11. A Bullet For the General XXX
  12. A Pistol For Ringo
  13. Django The Bastard
  14. No Room To Die
  15. Today We Kill, Tomorrow We Die
  16. Viva Django
  17. Fort Yuma Gold
  18. Pistoleros
  19. Adios Sabata
  20. Jonathan of the Bears[/quote]

I think three of your choice (XXX) are on the “forbidden list” (Phil’s introduction).


(alk0) #9

XXX? :wink: [but i have to admit Duck You Sucker! XXX sounds intriguing :stuck_out_tongue: ]


(Frank Talby) #10

ah my bad - I thought it was not have them in your original top 20 - I am fixing it now.


(Dillinger) #11

I bet it does !


(Frank Talby) #12

my amended new alternative top 20 phase 2. LOL

  1. Navajo Joe
  2. Hellbenders
  3. One Silver Dollar
  4. Kill Them All and Come Back Alone
  5. Bullets Don’t Argue
  6. The Hills Run Red
  7. A Minute To Pray, A Second To Die
  8. California
  9. A Pistol For Ringo
  10. A Stranger in Town
  11. Django The Bastard
  12. No Room To Die
  13. Today We Kill, Tomorrow We Die
  14. Viva Django
  15. Fort Yuma Gold
  16. Pistoleros
  17. Adios Sabata
  18. Arizona Colt
  19. Companeros
  20. Jonathan of the Bears

(Dillinger) #13

Top20.2 reloaded ;D


(Phil H) #14

@ Frank Talby

Can you clarify for me which Viva Django you mean? Is it Preparati la Bara or W Django? I wouldn’t want to credit the wrong one :wink:


(Frank Talby) #15

yea no problem. It’s Preparati la Bara with Hill.


(Stanton) #16

That’s the Suck You Ducker cut. Not out on DVD yet.


(Phil H) #17

Cool.


(Phil H) #18

@ Frank Talby

Except…I just noticed that Companeros has slipped onto your list.
Another which is already in the official Top 20 :smiley:


(Dillinger) #19

Same for me! I also listed Hill’s impersonation of Django


(autephex) #20

lol

Just for further clarification, should we not include films in our “official” top 20, as well as the overall official top 20? Or is that not much of a concern in this one?