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(Andy) #2751

My New Top 20 for 2018:

  1. For a Few Dollars More
  2. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  3. The Great Silence
  4. Once Upon a Time in the West
  5. Django
  6. A Stranger in Town (Un Dollaro Tra I Denti)
  7. A Fistful of Dollars
  8. The Big Gundown
  9. Duck, You Sucker
  10. Face to Face
  11. The Stranger Returns (Un Uomo, Un Cavallo, Una Pistola)
  12. Companeros
  13. Light the Fuse, Sartana is Coming
  14. The Mercenary
  15. The Return of Ringo
  16. Death Rides a Horse
  17. Navajo Joe
  18. Have a Good Funeral, My Friend…Sartana Will Pay
  19. Blindman
  20. A Bullet for the General

(tomas) #2752

This spaghie was always lurking around the edges of my Top. Such a simple yet cool film.

(tomas) #2753

Tony is back!

(Mickey13) #2754

Yeah, spot on. The characters’ depth may be severely lacking, but I love film’s autumnal atmosphere and Lavagnino’s splendid score.


My Spaghetti-Western ranking (revised Dec 20 2018)

  1. For A Few Dollars More

  2. Once Upon A Time In The West

  3. The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

  4. A Fistful Of Dollars

5-9. The Big Gundown, Django Kill If You Live Shoot, Cemetery Without Crosses, The
Grand Duel, My Name Is Nobody

10-14. Death Rides A Horse, Day Of Anger, Sabata, Django, The Forgotten Pistolero

15-20. The Return Of Ringo, Long Days Of Vengeance, The Unholy Four, A Pistol For
Ringo, Face To Face, Anda Muchacho Spara

(RIshi) #2756

Hey guys.
I am new on the forum. Just watched A Fistful of Dollars, For a few Dollars more and I am hooked. I had a question: Aren’t Clint Eastwood’s other westerns such as The outlaw Josey Wales and High Street Drifter not counted among these films? I was just skimming through the top lists, and even searched but there’s no mention of these films.

(The Man With a Name) #2757

No because they are American westerns, not European productions.


If you look up the definition of a Spaghetti Western, you’ll see why.


I’d like to give this top 20 a try, I might have to include films I haven’t seen yet, but am planning to.

  1. Il Bouno, Il Brutto, Il Cattivo (The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly) (1966), Dir: Sergio Leone

  2. C’era una Volta nel West (Once Upon a Time in the West) (1968), Dir: Sergio Leone

  3. Une Corde, un Colt…(Cimitero Senza Croce, The Rope and the Colt, Cemetery Without Crosses) (1969), Dir: Robert Hossein

  4. La Resa dei Conti (The Settling of Accounts/The Big Gundown) (1966) Dir: Sergio Sollima

  5. Django (1966) Dir: Sergio Corbucci

  6. Una Pistola per Ringo (A Pistol for Ringo) (1965) Dir: Duccio Tessari

  7. Gli Specialisti (The Specialist) (1969) Dir: Sergio Corbucci

  8. Se Incontri Sartana Prega per la Tua Morte (If You Meet Sartana…Pray for Your Death) (1968) Dir: Gianfranco Parolini (as Frank Kramer)

  9. I Giorni dell’Ira (Day of Anger) (1967) Dir: Tonino Valeri

  10. Vamos a Matar, Companeros (Companeros) (1970) Dir: Sergio Corbucci

  11. Sono Sartana, Il Vostro Becchino (I Am Sartana, Your Angel of Death) (1969), Dir: Giuliano Carnimeo

  12. Il Ritorno di Ringo The Return of Ringo) (1965), Dir: Duccio Tessari

  13. C’e Sartana…Vendi la Pistola e Comprati la Bara! (I Am Sartana, Trade Your Pistol for a Coffin) (1970) Dir: Giuliano Carnimeo

  14. Per Un Pugni di Dollari (A Fistful of Dollars) (1964), Dir: Sergio Leone

  15. Il Grande Silenzio (The Great Silence) (1968), Dir: Sergio Corbucci *

  16. Da Uomo a Uomo (From Man to Man/Death Rides a Horse) (1967) Dir: Giulio Petroni

  17. Un Dollaro Tra i Denti (A Dollar Between the Teeth/A Stranger in Town) (1967) Dir: Luigi Vanzi

  18. Il Mercenario (The Mercenary) (1969), Dir. Sergio Corbucci

  19. Requiem para el Gringo (Requiem per un Gringo, Requiem for a Gringo, Duel in the Eclipse) (1968) Dir: Jose Luis Merino (J.L. Merino)

  20. Prega il Morto e Ammazza il Vivo (Shoot the Living and Pray for the Dead) (1971) Dir: Giuseppe Vari (as Joseph Warren)

  • I still need to re-watch Il Grande Silenzio, as my first go around with it left a cynical impression. I’m hoping years away from it will give me a better perspective

Honorable Mention:

Buon Funerale Amigos…Paga Sartana (Have a Good Funeral my Friend, Sartana Will Pay) (1970), Dir: Giuliano Carnimeo

Garringo (1969) Dir: Rafael Romero Marchent

Corri Uomo Corri (Run Man Run) (1968), Dir: Sergio Sollima

Al’Ultimo Sangue (To the Last Drop/Bury Them Deep) (1968), Dir: Paolo Moffa (as John Byrd)

Minnesota Clay (1964), Dir: Sergio Corbucci

Preparati la Bara! (Django, Prepare a Coffin) (1967), Dir: Ferdinando Baldi

Requiscant (Kill and Pray) (1967), Dir: Carlo Lizzani

Ehi Amico…C’e Sabata, Hai Chiuso! (Sabata) (1969) Dir: Gianfranco Parolini

Future Hopefuls

1000 Dollari sul Nero ($1000 on the Black) (1966), Dir: Alberto Cardone

Tepepa (1969), Dir: Giulio Petroni

Il Pistolero dell’Ave Maria (The Gunman of Ave Maria/The Forgotten Pistolero) (1970) Dir: Ferdinando Baldi

Quella Sporca, Storia nel West (The Dirtiest Story of the West/Johnny Hamlet) (1968), Dir: Enzo G. Castellari

E Dio Disse a Caino…(And God Said to Cain) (1970), Dir: Antonio Marghariti (as Anthony Dawson)

Jonathan Delgi Orsi (Jonathan of the Bears) (1991), Dir: Enzo G. Castellari

There are probably thousands I could’ve mentioned, but I tried to stick with ones I like, and ones I would like to see that are unique. Hope everyone finds my choices interesting/