"Quentin Tarantino's Top 20 Spaghetti Westerns"

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1. 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: 3,591

2. The Return of Ringo (1965)

Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Drama, Romance

A returning Union Officer discovers that his home has been overrun by Mexican bandits, and infiltrates the gang to restore order and determine if his wife has been faithful to him.

Director: Duccio Tessari | Stars: Giuliano Gemma, Fernando Sancho, Lorella De Luca, Nieves Navarro

Votes: 1,218

3. The Big Gundown (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: 4,895

4. 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: 1,350

5. The Dirty Outlaws (1967)

R | 103 min | Western

The film tells the story of an outlaw who masquerades as a blind man's son in order to trick the old man out of a cache of gold located in a vacated town. A gang of bandits appears in the ... See full summary »

Director: Franco Rossetti | Stars: Andrea Giordana, Rosemary Dexter, Franco Giornelli, Dana Ghia

Votes: 262

6. The Grand Duel (1972)

R | 98 min | Western

A grizzled ex-sheriff helps a man framed for murder to confront the powerful trio of brothers who want him dead.

Director: Giancarlo Santi | Stars: Lee Van Cleef, Alberto Dentice, Jess Hahn, Horst Frank

Votes: 2,280

7. Shoot the Living and Pray for the Dead (1971)

PG-13 | 90 min | Western

After Dan Hogan and his gang rob a bank, they hire a mysterious man to guide them across the Mexican border in return for half of the loot.

Director: Giuseppe Vari | Stars: Klaus Kinski, Victoria Zinny, Paolo Casella, Dino Strano

Votes: 520

8. 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: 835

9. The Ugly Ones (1966)

Approved | 95 min | Western

Escaped outlaw Jose Gomez returns to his home town pursued by bounty killer Luke Chilson. The towns people protect Gomez, unaware, at first, that he is now a changed and dangerous man.

Director: Eugenio Martín | Stars: Richard Wyler, Tomas Milian, Halina Zalewska, Hugo Blanco

Votes: 453

10. Django, Prepare a Coffin (1968)

Not Rated | 92 min | Western, Action

A gunfighter forms a gang of "deceased" execution victims to get revenge on the politician and outlaw who killed his wife.

Director: Ferdinando Baldi | Stars: Terence Hill, Horst Frank, George Eastman, Bruna Simionato

Votes: 2,140

11. Gatling Gun (1968)

90 min | Adventure, Western, War

Richard Gatling wants to offer the machine gun he has invented to the government, but Tarpas has other ideas and kidnaps the man along with his prototype. Tanner then tries to track them down.

Director: Paolo Bianchini | Stars: John Ireland, Robert Woods, Evelyn Stewart, Claudie Lange

Votes: 193

12. The Cruel Ones (1967)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

An ex-Confederate and his sons plan to use stolen money as a way to revive the Confederacy.

Director: Sergio Corbucci | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Norma Bengell, Julián Mateos, Gino Pernice

Votes: 1,066

13. If You Meet Sartana... Pray for Your Death (1968)

Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Mystery, Western

Crooked bankers plan an insurance swindle and hire a Mexican gang to steal the bank's gold but they also pay Lasky's gang to kill the Mexicans.

Director: Gianfranco Parolini | Stars: Gianni Garko, William Berger, Sydney Chaplin, Gianni Rizzo

Votes: 1,059

14. 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: 3,629

15. 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: 3,536

16. 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: 3,501

17. Boot Hill (1969)

PG | 87 min | Comedy, Western

Victims of oppressive town boss Honey are offered help by an unusual alliance of gunmen and circus performers.

Director: Giuseppe Colizzi | Stars: Terence Hill, Bud Spencer, Woody Strode, Eduardo Ciannelli

Votes: 2,799

18. Minnesota Clay (1964)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, War, Western

Wrongfully imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit, Minnesota Clay seeks revenge on the man who withheld evidence at his trial. There is a problem however, he is going blind.

Director: Sergio Corbucci | Stars: Cameron Mitchell, Georges Rivière, Ethel Rojo, Diana Martín

Votes: 551

19. Man from Nowhere (1966)

M/PG | 104 min | Western

Bandit Gordo frees a group of prisoners, forcing them to join his gang or die. Arizona Colt, declining to do either, heads for Blackstone City where Gordon is planning a robbery. When one ... See full summary »

Director: Michele Lupo | Stars: Giuliano Gemma, Fernando Sancho, Corinne Marchand, Nello Pazzafini

Votes: 430

20. Ringo and His Golden Pistol (1966)

87 min | Western

A Mexican bandit teams up with a band of renegade Native Americans to avenge his older brothers when they are killed by a prankster, gold-obsessed bounty hunter.

Director: Sergio Corbucci | Stars: Mark Damon, Valeria Fabrizi, Franco De Rosa, Giulia Rubini

Votes: 409

21. Adiós gringo (1965)

100 min | Western

Tricked into buying stolen cattle, Brett Landers narrowly escapes being lynched. Still wanted, he hunts down the real cattle rustlers to clear his name.

Director: Giorgio Stegani | Stars: Giuliano Gemma, Evelyn Stewart, Roberto Camardiel, Jesús Puente

Votes: 365

22. Blood for a Silver Dollar (1965)

Not Rated | 98 min | Action, Romance, Western

After the Civil War, ex-Confederate officer returns home where he gets embroiled in local feuds involving an unscrupulous strongman and his hired henchmen.

Director: Giorgio Ferroni | Stars: Giuliano Gemma, Evelyn Stewart, Pierre Cressoy, Giuseppe Addobbati

Votes: 872

23. For a Few Extra Dollars (1966)

96 min | War, Western

Captured Confederate raider Gary Diamond agrees to work with the Yankees to prevent any further bloodshed by warning a Confederate regiment against attacking heavily defended Yankee Fort Yuma.

Director: Giorgio Ferroni | Stars: Giuliano Gemma, Dan Vadis, José Calvo, Ángel del Pozo

Votes: 282

24. Wanted (1967)

107 min | Action, Drama, Romance

A local sheriff is unjustly accused of murder in a small town and forced to flee. He gets rid of his enemies one by one and tries to prove his innocence.

Director: Giorgio Ferroni | Stars: Giuliano Gemma, Germán Cobos, Teresa Gimpera, Serge Marquand

Votes: 289

25. 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: 13,047

26. Long Days of Hate (1968)

M/PG | 90 min | Crime, Western

A bounty, Benson is hunting down a vicious outlaw gang, who killed his parents, brother and sisters, except for one sister, Susy, who he wants for himself!

Director: Gianfranco Baldanello | Stars: Guy Madison, Lucienne Bridou, Rik Battaglia, Anna Liotti

Votes: 313

27. The Devil's Backbone (1971)

PG | 100 min | Western

Army deserter Capt. Viktor Kaleb is offered a pardon and reinstatement in the cavalry if he agrees to lead a special forces group in a raid against an Apache stronghold into Mexico.

Directors: Burt Kennedy, Niksa Fulgosi | Stars: Bekim Fehmiu, Richard Crenna, Chuck Connors, Ricardo Montalban

Votes: 342

28. The 5-Man Army (1969)

M/PG | 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: 1,313

29. Chino (1973)

PG | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A runaway teenager and a mixed-race horse breeder strike an unlikely friendship in the context of common hardships.

Directors: John Sturges, Duilio Coletti | Stars: Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, Marcel Bozzuffi, Vincent Van Patten

Votes: 1,577

30. 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: 646

31. Red Sun (1971)

PG | 112 min | Action, Western

In 1870, a gang robs a train and steals a ceremonial Japanese sword meant as a gift from Japan to the U.S. President, prompting a manhunt to retrieve it.

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Charles Bronson, Toshirô Mifune, Alain Delon, Ursula Andress

Votes: 7,105 | Gross: $4.84M



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