What are the best Spaghetti Westerns?

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    #1A Fistful of Dollars

    A Fistful of Dollars

    The first part of Dollars Triology, A Fistful of Dollars is a Spaghetti Western in 1964. Driven by greed, a cunning drifter who has manipulated the family of Rojos and Baxters on waging war against each other. 

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    Arjun Rathore
    Written on June 14, 2018
    "Are you saying cowboy movies are Italian and not American?! What a surprise!!!"
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    #2For a Few Dollars More

    For a Few Dollars More

    The second part of Dollars Trilogy, For a Few Dollars More is a western film in 1965. Two bounty hunters, Colonel Mortimer and Manco, are after for the mad outlaw El Indio who recently escaped from his prison.

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    Mark Martin
    Written on June 14, 2018
    "My uncle had a box of VHS tapes and my cousins and I watched For a Few Dollars More. At first I didn't understand the movie since I was a kid. 20 years later and my uncle died of ulcer. When I cleaned his stash of VHS tapes, I decided to watch it again. Tears flowed from my eyes as I remember those nostalgic moments: a midnight viewing of old movies with my relatives."
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    #3The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is a 1966 film directed by Sergio Leone and starring Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, and Eli Wallach. It tells about a bounty hunting scam joined by two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race. 

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    Diya Bhatnagar
    Written on June 14, 2018
    "Pops always watched these cowboy films every weekend. Even I don't find cowboy movies interesting, it's our only family bonding moment."

WHAT’S THE MEANING?

Spaghetti Western is a subgenre of famous Western films. These films follow the cowboy, guns-and-sand themes of western movies but are typically produced and directed by Italians and were mostly released in that language.

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that the film considered as the first Spaghetti Western is not really western, and not even remotely related to the famous Italian cuisine? Incredibly, it is the 1961 Japanese samurai film titled Yojimbo that is regarded as the father of the quirkily-named subgenre. First of all, the film is in Japanese and saw no Italian involved in production. It also did not involve any cowboys, guns, and spaghetti. It is only considered as such since its story, settings, music, and other elements influenced the making of Spaghetti Westerns, particularly the scene where the main protagonist of the film was shot in the middle of a wide frame, with rising smoke and dirty buildings to emphasize his heroic presence.

Speaking of heroic presence, among the most famous Spaghetti Western actors is Clint Eastwood, who basically stood as the icon of masculinity in his cowboy image as the Man with No Name in the Dollars Trilogy. The series of three western films were initially released in Europe but were later shown in the US as well. Aside from catapulting Eastwood to stardom, the movies also made the actor incredibly wealthy. He reportedly earned more than $15,000 in just the first film, along with a Mercedes car, and it was also rumored that he received $250,000 (the same as the film’s budget) and a new Ferrari for the last film.

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    #4A Bullet for the General

    A Bullet for the General

    Also known internationally as "El Chucho Quien Sabe?", this movie is about a Mexican gang taking over a train transporting weapons. They reluctantly accepted an American passenger, little they know about his intentions.

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    David Hoffman
    Written on June 14, 2018
    "A good weekend movie with your pals. You know it's real 'coz there's no crappy CGI distracting the film."
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    #5Django

    Django

    Django is a Spaghetti Western movie in 1966. Set in the border of Mexico-United States, a drifter and a prostitute get caught in the middle of a feud between Mexican revolutionaries and racist  Confederate Red Shirts.

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    David Caballero
    Written on June 14, 2018
    "Franco Nero is the definition of MANLINESS with substance along with Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Steve McQueen, Roger Moore and Clint Eastwood. Any wimpy kid who watches Django will turn into a MAN!!!"
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    #6Once Upon a Time in the West

    Once Upon a Time in the West

    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. Once Upon a Time in the West is a 1968 epic Spaghetti Western film directed by Sergio Leone. It stars Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Claudia Cardinale, and Jason Robards.

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    Teresa Domínguez
    Written on June 14, 2018
    "I do remember this film! My professor used this film as an example for camera technique. He only showed a clip but I decided to research about Once Upon A Time In The West so that I can watch it by myself."
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    #7The Great Silence

    The Great Silence

    The Great Silence is a Spaghetti Western movie set in the dead of winter in 1898. It is about a lone cowboy protecting a band of outlaws and a lady from bounty hunters who are after them.

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    Lucía Arellano
    Written on June 14, 2018
    "It's your typical macho cowboy film. I don't understand the excitement behind it."
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    #8Django the Bastard

    Django the Bastard

    A film not associated with director Sergio Corbucci, Django the Bastard or The Strangers Gundown is a film by Sergio Garrone. Surviving from an assassination attempt, a Union soldier takes his revenge on the perpetrators who betrayed his unit.

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    Lisa Richards
    Written on June 14, 2018
    "It's simply an entertaining revenge movie. You never want to mess with Django!"
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    #9Django Kill... If You Live, Shoot!

    Django Kill... If You Live, Shoot!
    Also called as Django Kill, the western film is about a half-breed bandit who was left to die but survived and he seek revenge. In his pursuit, he arrives to "The Unhappy Place" a town filled with quirky but suspicious residents.
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    Alan Chavez
    Written on June 14, 2018
    "It's not the Django series that Sergio Corbucci directed, but nonetheless, it's still entertaining. A lot of colorful characters though."
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    #10The Mercenary

    The Mercenary

    The Mercenary is a spaghetti western action film directed by Sergio Corbucci. It was released in Italian and English and were shown in Italy and Spain. It starred Franco Nero, Tony Musante, and Jack Palance. 

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    #11Day of Anger

    Day of Anger

    Day of Anger is a Western action film directed by Tonino Valerii. It was released in 1967 in Italy and Germany. It starred Lee Van Cleef, Giuliano Gemma, and Walter Rilla. It is about an aging gunman and his aim to recapture former glory.

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    #12Navajo Joe

    Navajo Joe

    Navajo Joe is a Western action film directed by Italian filmmaker Sergio Corbucci. It was released in November 1966 in Italy and Spain. It starred Burt Reynolds as the titular character, and included Aldo Sambrell and Nicoletta Machiavelli in the cast.

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    #13A Pistol For Ringo

    A Pistol For Ringo

    A Pistol For Ringo is a Western action film written and directed by Duccio Tessari. It was released in Italy and Spain in 1965. It starred Giuliano Gemma, Fernando Sancho, and Nieves Navarro. It is about a gunman trying to save a family from Mexican bandits.

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    #14The Dirty Outlaws

    The Dirty Outlaws

    The Dirty Outlaws is a Western action movie directed by Franco Rossetti. It was released in 1967 and starred Andrea Giordana, Rosemary Dexter, and Franco Giomelli. It is about an outlaw trying to dupe a family and steal their cache of gold. 

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    #15The Grand Duel

    The Grand Duel

    The Grand Duel is a Spaghetti Western action film directed by Giancarlo Santi. It was released in 1972 and starred Lee Van Cleef. It was also released as Storm Rider and also as The Big Showdown. It is about a sheriff trying to save himself from a murder charge.

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Summary

Best What are the best Spaghetti Westerns
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1A Fistful of DollarsMovies 21 Paid
2For a Few Dollars MoreMovies 17 Paid
3The Good, the Bad and the UglyMovies 15 Paid
4A Bullet for the GeneralMovies 15 Paid
5DjangoMovies 11 Paid
6Once Upon a Time in the WestMovies 9 Paid
7The Great SilenceMovies 8 Paid
8Django the BastardMovies 6 Paid
9Django Kill... If You Live, Shoot!Movies 4 Paid
10The MercenaryMovies 0 Paid
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