The 50 Essential Spaghetti Westerns

"In the old days the hero used to be the quickest on the draw; now, suddenly, the quickest on the draw was the hero." - from Once Upon a Time in Italy: The Westerns of Sergio Leone

The Spaghetti Western Database holds an annual vote to find out what its community considers the essential films of the spaghetti western genre. The more votes, the higher the rank. It then publishes the top 50 as a list of "the most important Spaghetti Westerns as rated by our community."

This is the January 2014 list. The full list of all 139 films that received at least two votes can be found here: forum.spaghetti-western.net/index.php/topic,190.msg162481.html#msg162481

  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    1

  • Once Upon a Time in the West

    2

  • For a Few Dollars More

    3

  • The Great Silence

    4

  • A Fistful of Dollars

    5

  • Django

    6

  • The Big Gundown

    7

  • The Mercenary

    8

  • Death Rides a Horse

    9

  • Face to Face

    10

  • Compañeros

    11

  • Duck, You Sucker

    12

  • A Bullet for the General

    13

  • Day of Anger

    14

  • Keoma

    15

  • Cemetery Without Crosses

    16

  • My Name Is Nobody

    17

  • The Return of Ringo

    18

  • Django Kill... If You Live, Shoot!

    19

  • Run, Man, Run

    20

  • If You Meet Sartana Pray for Your Death

    21

  • Blindman

    22

  • Sabata

    23

  • Navajo Joe

    24

  • And God Said to Cain

    25

  • A Man Called Blade

    26

  • 10,000 Dollars for a Massacre

    27

  • Light the Fuse… Sartana Is Coming

    28

  • Tepepa

    29

  • A Pistol for Ringo

    30

  • Massacre Time

    31

  • God Forgives... I Don't!

    32

  • Bandidos

    33

  • The Grand Duel

    34

  • Four of the Apocalypse

    35

  • ¡Mátalo!

    36

  • California

    37

  • The Reward's Yours... The Man's Mine

    38

  • Ace High

    39

  • Johnny Hamlet

    40

  • Forgotten Pistolero

    41

  • Kill and Pray

    42

  • A Bullet for Sandoval

    43

  • Django the Bastard

    44

  • Death Sentence

    45

  • Trinity Is Still My Name

    46

  • A Bullet for a Stranger

    47

  • The Specialists

    48

  • Vengeance

    49

  • Shoot the Living and Pray for the Dead

    50