Personal Spaghetti Western Top - including many beyond the usual of only 20

If there is a sufficient general interest, then this thread might be motivated.
Anyhow, here is my own current SW Top 68, with rating and the respective directors stated and if I like the music also the composer.
As a background I have watched these films somewhere between 3 to maybe 7-8 times each in 3 years, with the exceptions of the latest few additions.

As long as it is possible to edit this message I will update my list now and then, as I did May 5.

Anyone else who wants to post his/hers in depth top list in this thread of course may do so.


1 For A Few Dollars More (Sergio Leone) - music Ennio Morricone
2 Once Upon A Time In The West (Sergio Leone) music Ennio Morricone


3 A Fistful Of Dollars (Sergio Leone) music Ennio Morricone
4 The Good, The Bad And The Ugly (Sergio Leone) music Ennio Morricone

8 /10

5 My Name Is Nobody (Tonino Valerii) music Ennio Morricone
6 The Big Gundown (Sergio Sollima) music Ennio Morricone
7 Django Kill If You Live Shoot (Giulio Questi) music Ivan Vandor
8 Cemetery Without Crosses (Robert Hossein) music André Hossein
9 Dead Men Ride/At The End Of The Rainbow/ (Aldo Florio) music Bruno Nicolai
10 Requiem For A Gringo/Duel In Eclipse (Eugenio Martín, José Luis Merino) music Angelo Lavagnino
11 Johnny Yuma (Romolo Guerrieri)
12 Kill The Wicked/ God Does Not Pay On Saturday (Tanio Boccia) music Angelo Lavagnino
13. The Stranger Returns/A Man, A Horse, A Gun (Luigi Vanzi) music Stelvio Cipriani

7 /10

14 Viva Django / Django, Prepare A Coffin (Ferdinando Baldi) music Gianfranco Reverberi
15 The Big Silence/The Great Silence (Sergio Corbuccio) music Ennio Morricone
16 Death Rides A Horse (Giulio Petroni)
17 Day Of Anger (Tonino Valerii)
18 The Grand Duel (Giancarlo Santi)
19 Sabata (Gianfranco Parolini)
20 The Forgotten Pistolero/Gunman Of Ave Maria (Ferdinando Baldi) music Roberto Pregadio
21 Ramon The Mexican (Maurizio Pradeaux) music Felice Di Stefano
22 My Name Is Pecos (Maurizio Lucidi) music Coriolano Gori
23 Blood River/Ten White Men and One Little Indian (Gianfranco Baldanello) music Piero Umiliani
24 The Return Of Ringo (Duccio Tessari) music Ennio Morricone
25 Django (Sergio Corbucci)
26 Johnny Hamlet/The Wild And The Dirty (Enzo G. Castellari)
27 Death Sentence (Mario Lanfranchi)
28 No Room To Die/Hanging For Django/A Noose For Django (Sergio Garrone)
29 Requiescant/Kill And Pray (Carlo Lizzani)
30 A Stranger In Town/A Dollar Between The Teeth (Luigi Vanzi)
31 A Hole In The ForeHead/ A Hole Between The Eyes (Giuseppe Vari) music Roberto Pregadio
32 El Puro/The Reward’s Yours… The Man’s Mine (Edoardo Mulargia) music Alessandro Alessandroni
33 The Dirty Outlaws / El desperado (Franco Rossetti) music Gianni Ferrio
34 Garter Colt (Gian Rocco) music Giovanni Fusco, Gianfranco Plenizio
35 Black Jack (Gianfranco Baldanello)
36 Blood At Sundown/One Thousand Dollars on the Black (Alberto Cardone) music Michele Lacerenza
37 Awkward Hands (Rafael Romero Marchent)
38 A Gun For 100 Graves/Pistol For A Hundred Coffins (Umberto Lenzi) music Angelo Lavagnino
39 Fury Of Johnny Kid/Ride For A Massacre (Gianni Puccini)
40 One After Another (Nick Nostro)
41 Garringo (Rafael Romero Marchent) music Marcello Giombini
42 Hate Thy Neighbor (Ferdinando Baldi)
43 Taste Of Killing/Lanky Fellow (Tonino Valerii) music Nico Fidenco


44 Long Days Of Vengeance (Florestano Vancini ) music Armando Trovajoli/Ennio Morricone
45 A Pistol For Ringo (Duccio Tessari)
46 The Unholy Four/Chuck Moll (Enzo Barboni)
47 Mannaja/A Man Called Blade (Sergio Martino)
48 Face To Face (Sergio Sollima) music Ennio Morricone
49 Django The Bastard/The Stranger’s Gundown (Sergio Garrone)
50 Yankee (Tinto Brass)
51 Two Faces Of The Dollar (Roberto Bianchi Montero) music Giosy Capuano, Mario Capuano
52 Tequila Joe/Time And Place For Killing (Enzo Dell’Aquila) music Francesco De Masi
53 Death at Owell Rock (6 p) (Riccardo Freda)
54 Pecos Cleans Up (Maurizio Lucidi) music Lallo Gori
55 Dead Men Don’t Count (Rafael Romero Marchent) music Marcello Giombini
56 The Brute And The Beast/Massacre Time (Lucio Fulci) music Lallo Gori
57 Any Gun Can Play (Enzo G. Castellari) music Francesco De Masi
58 Challenge Of The Mckennas/A Dollar and a Grave (LeĂłn Klimovsky) music Francesco De Masi
59 Go With God, Gringo (Edoardo Mulargia) music Felice di Stefano
60 Thunder Over El Paso/Revenge In El Paso (Roberto Bianchi Montero)
61 Cjamango (Edoardo Mulargia) music Felice Di Stefano
62 May God Forgive You … But I Won’t (Vincenzo Musolino) music Felice Di Stefano
63 Hey Amigo, You’re Dead/Hey Amigo ! A Toast To Your Death/Killer Amigo (Paolo Bianchini) music Carlo Savina
64 Vengeance For Vengeance/Revenge for Revenge (Mario Colucci) music Angelo Lavagnino
65 Don’t Wait, Django … Shoot! (6p) (Edoardo Mulargia) music Felice Di Stefano
66 Navajo Joe (Sergio Corbucci) music Ennio Morricone
67 John The Bastard (Armando Crispino)
68 And the Crows Will Dig Your Grave (Juan Bosch) music Bruno Nicolai
69 Death Walks In Laredo/Three Golden Boys/ The Pistol, The Karate And The Eye (Enzo Peri) music Marcello Giombini
70 El Rojo (Leopoldo Savona)
71 Shotgun/Vengeance Is My Forgiveness (Roberto Mauri)
72 Time Of Vultures/The Last Of The Badmen (Nando Cicero)
73 Two Crosses At Danger Pass (Rafael Romero Marchent)

1 Like

That’s an Impressive List Indeed

I will have to add a bunch to my “To Watch List”

Thanks very Much for Posting :clap::clap::clap:

1 Like

Runner, you don’t have any of the revolution Spags on your list. Seems not to be your taste. You haven’t watched any, or were they just not good enough?

I have watched a few of them on Youtube but as you imply I have a big resistance to them. I found Duck, You Sucker to be well out of my appreciated type of story, style and mood, but maybe the Mercenary appeared slightly better to me (with its nice Morricone music). I probably also watched A Bullet For The General with similar feelings. It was nearly 3 years ago that I watched them so maybe I will try one again…

One of very few related SWs on my list is probably Requiescant but the revolutionary theme is more is just in the background, and Mark Damon is really so good I can’t resist than one. And the very different SW Carter Golt has also a little interference with revolution but it is not disturbing at all since the plot is varied.

It is in the bottom line just a matter of different tastes I guess, and the same goes for SWs directly related to the American civil war and Indian wars which though seldom constitute an important part of SWs as far as I know.

Maybe I dislike weapons since I don’t like extended wild shooting. But I also dislike fist fights including barroom brawls !

So I may seem to be the guy who likes spaghetti westerns without violence !? :wink: - no but in the right context and proportions…


Here is my top fifty.
If I am to add ten more I guess something like these:
A Pistol for Ringo
The Dirty Outlaws
Have a Good Funeral, My Friend… Sartana Will Pay
If You Meet Sartana Pray for Your Death
Black Jack
Fury of Johnny Kid
Death Rides a Horse
Killer Kid
Django the Bastard
Night of the Serpent


None of Margheriti’s films on the list I see! You don’t like Vengeance and And God Said to Cain?

I only have watched Vengeance once on Youtube some years ago, but normally I wait to include such SWs on my list even if I in this case made a preliminary rating of 6/10. So it might be inluded later if/when I have bought a DVD-R. Richard Harrison is no favorite of mine even if he is OK as a leading actor in some good SWs.

And God Said To Cain I initially in my selection process excluded due to Kinski, who though was very effective in The Great Silence, but basically I don’t like his characters when they get to much space.
But since he for once is the antihero here, I will most likely watch it soon for the first time even if his face is a minus especially for an antihero IMO.

80 (6/10) and 152 in my exel sheet, :smiley:

You seem to be quite allergic to Sartana films too, and that is rather surprising seeing Sabata in nineteenth place…

Yes that is a relevant remark, but I early got “hooked on” Lee Van Cleef and his similar characters in SWs, and I still feel that Sabata is very entertaining and slightly related to the nice mood and style in Leone’s For A Few Dollars More.

Having watched two real Sartana SWs with Garko (who I like very much in Blood At Sundown as an “unreal” Sartana) already a couple of years ago I felt I could draw my preferred line there and until further notice exclude them since I was relatively new to the genre regarding non-Leone westerns and had so many other to explore.
By all this I probably do not exclude that I might return to them much later and explore them more thoroughly.

My only own DVD is Light The Fuse…Sartana Is Coming (Giuliano Carnimeo) which I rate 5 or 6 ?/10 and due to as I recall wrong aspect ratio, I have hesitated to watch it more than a couple of times.

1 Like