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The Best Spaghetti Western Movies 

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Updated September 24, 2019 3.6k votes 440 voters 34.9k views 164 items

List Rules Vote for your personal favorite Spaghetti western films, regardless of how popular or successful they were at the box office.

If you're looking for the best spaghetti western movies ever made, look no further! Many of the spaghetti western movie films on this last are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime, so you can easily watch them for free, and if you want to find out more information about any of the movies on this list, you can click on the title. You can sort these films by cast, year, director, and more, or copy the list to start your own, but it is currently ordered from best to worst spaghetti western movies of all time, as voted on by fans of the films, so make sure topvote your favorite movies on the list to see them rank higher.

So which spaghetti western film will come out on top in the end? A Fistful of Dynamite? El Kárate, El Colt y El Impostor? If we missed any of your favorites on this list, please add them yourself, as this is an open list, which means you can add any spaghettie western movies whenever you like (but keep in mind that choices are subject to moderation, so don't add movies that aren't in the genre!). The films on this list cover the most famous spaghetti western movies of all time and are voted on by people who really care about this genre.


If you're looking for  the release information of any of the films listed below, you can click on the names of the movies to see more information, Many of the movie trailers for these spaghetti westerns, as well as stills from the film, can be found next to the names of the movies.

Whether you're at home and want to watch these spaghetti western movies on DVD, Blu-ray, or streaming... or if you're seeing them in theatres for the first time, this is a list of movies to help you decide what to watch first. So from the latest, to the greatest spaghetti westerns, you certainly won't get bored watching these flicks.

Quentin Tarantino and Sergio Leone are among the directors who have worked on Spaghetti Western movies in the past.

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The Good, the Bad and th... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Spaghetti Western Movies
Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef

Released: 1966

Directed by: Sergio Leone

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is a 1966 Italian epic Spaghetti Western film directed by Sergio Leone, starring Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, and Eli Wallach. The screenplay was written by Age ...more

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Henry Fonda, Claudia Cardinale, Charles Bronson

Released: 1968

Directed by: Sergio Leone

Once Upon a Time in the West is a 1968 Italian/American epic Spaghetti Western film directed by Sergio Leone for Paramount Pictures. It stars Henry Fonda cast against type as the villain, ...more

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Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Sergio Leone

Released: 1965

Directed by: Sergio Leone

For a Few Dollars More is a 1965 Italian spaghetti western film directed by Sergio Leone and starring Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, and Gian Maria Volonté. German actor Klaus Kinski also ...more

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A Fistful of Dollars is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Spaghetti Western Movies
Clint Eastwood, Gian Maria Volonté, Aldo Sambrell

Released: 1964

Directed by: Sergio Leone

A Fistful of Dollars, titled on-screen as Fistful of Dollars, is a 1964 spaghetti western film directed by Sergio Leone and starring Clint Eastwood, alongside Gian Maria Volonté, Marianne ...more

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James Coburn, Rod Steiger, David Warbeck

Released: 1971

Directed by: Sergio Leone

Duck, You Sucker!, also known as A Fistful of Dynamite and Once Upon a Time… the Revolution, is a 1971 Italian epic buddy Zapata Western film directed by Sergio Leone. The film stars Rod Steiger ...more

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Henry Fonda, Terence Hill, Geoffrey Lewis

Released: 1973

Directed by: Sergio Leone, Tonino Valerii

My Name is Nobody, also known as Gellert, is a 1973 Spaghetti Western comedy film. The film was directed by Tonino Valerii and, in some scenes, by Sergio Leone. It was written by Leone, Fulvio ...more
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Bud Spencer, Terence Hill, Farley Granger

Released: 1970

Directed by: Enzo Barboni

They Call Me Trinity also known as My Name Is Trinity, is a 1970 Italian spaghetti western comedy film starring Terence Hill and Bud Spencer.
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Lee Van Cleef, John Phillip Law, Mario Brega

Released: 1967

Directed by: Giulio Petroni

This film is a 1967 Spaghetti Western directed by Giulio Petroni, written by Luciano Vincenzoni, and starring Lee Van Cleef and John Phillip Law.
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Klaus Kinski, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Vonetta McGee

Released: 1968

Directed by: Sergio Corbucci

The Great Silence, or The Big Silence, is an Italian revisionist western. The movie features a score by Ennio Morricone and stars Jean-Louis Trintignant as Silence, a mute gunfighter with a ...more
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Franco Nero, José Bódalo, José Canalejas

Released: 1966

Directed by: Sergio Corbucci

Django is a 1966 Italian Spaghetti Western film directed by Sergio Corbucci and starring Franco Nero in the eponymous role. The film earned a reputation as being one of the most violent films ...more
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Bud Spencer, Terence Hill, Harry Carey

Released: 1971

Directed by: Enzo Barboni

Trinity Is Still My Name also known as All the Way Trinity is a 1971 Italian spaghetti western comedy film directed by Enzo Barboni. It is a sequel to They Call Me Trinity, and also stars ...more
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Lee Van Cleef, Tomas Milian, Walter Barnes

Released: 1966

Directed by: Sergio Sollima

The Big Gundown is a 1966 spaghetti western, written by long-time Sergio Leone collaborator Sergio Donati and directed by Sergio Sollima. The film stars Lee Van Cleef and Tomas Milian. It was ...more
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Milo added Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, James Coburn

Released: 1960

Directed by: John Sturges

The Magnificent Seven is an American western film directed by John Sturges and starring Yul Brynner, Eli Wallach and Steve McQueen. The picture is an Old West-style remake of Akira Kurosawa's ...more

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Jack Palance, Franco Nero, Tony Musante

Released: 1968

Directed by: Sergio Corbucci

The Mercenary, also known as A Professional Gun, is a 1968 spaghetti western film directed by Sergio Corbucci. The film stars Franco Nero, Jack Palance, Tony Musante and Giovanna Ralli, and ...more
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Klaus Kinski, Martine Beswick, Lou Castel

Released: 1966

Directed by: Damiano Damiani

A Bullet for the General, is a 1966 Italian Zapata Western film which stars Gian Maria Volonté, Klaus Kinski, Lou Castel and Martine Beswick. Originally entitled El Chuncho, quién ...more
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Franco Nero, Woody Strode, William Berger

Released: 1976

Directed by: Enzo G. Castellari

Keoma, also released in various countries under the titles Django Rides Again and The Violent Breed, is a 1976 Spaghetti Western film directed by Enzo G. Castellari and starring Franco Nero and ...more
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Jack Palance, Franco Nero, Fernando Rey

Released: 1970

Directed by: Sergio Corbucci

Compañeros is a Zapata Western directed by Sergio Corbucci in 1970. The film, an Italian-Spanish co-production, stars Franco Nero, Tomas Milian, Jack Palance and Fernando Rey. The ...more
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Lee Van Cleef, Ignazio Spalla, William Berger

Released: 1969

Directed by: Gianfranco Parolini

Sabata, is a 1969 Italian Spaghetti Western directed by Gianfranco Parolini. It is the first film in The Sabata Trilogy by Parolini, and stars Lee Van Cleef as the title character. Parolini had ...more
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Lee Van Cleef, Giuliano Gemma, Walter Rilla

Released: 1967

Directed by: Tonino Valerii

Day of Anger, also known by its UK video title Gunlaw, is a 1967 spaghetti western film directed by Tonino Valerii. The film stars Lee Van Cleef and Giuliano Gemma, and features a musical score ...more
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Eli Wallach, Bud Spencer, Terence Hill

Released: 1968

Directed by: Giuseppe Colizzi

Ace High is an Italian spaghetti Western by Giuseppe Colizzi from 1968. The film is the second in a trilogy started with God Forgives... I Don't! and ended with Boot Hill.
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Django Unchained is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Spaghetti Western Movies
Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson

Released: 2012

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

Django Unchained is a 2012 American revisionist Western film directed by Quentin Tarantino. With the help of a German bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz), a freed slave (Jamie Foxx) sets out to ...more

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Burt Reynolds, Fernando Rey, Aldo Sambrell

Released: 1966

Directed by: Sergio Corbucci

Navajo Joe is a 1966 Spaghetti Western, directed by Sergio Corbucci and stars Burt Reynolds as a title character and Navajo Indian who opposes a group of bandits responsible for killing his ...more
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Bud Spencer, Terence Hill, Frank Wolff

Released: 1967

Directed by: Giuseppe Colizzi

God Forgives... I Don't! also known as Blood River is a 1967 spaghetti Western by Giuseppe Colizzi. The film is the first in a trilogy continued with Ace High and ended with Boot Hill.
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Yul Brynner, Lee Van Cleef

Released: 1969

Directed by: Gianfranco Parolini

The Sabata Trilogy is a series of Spaghetti Western films released between 1969 and 1971, directed by Gianfranco Parolini, and starring Lee Van Cleef in the first, Sabata, Yul Brynner in the ...more
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Giuliano Gemma, Fernando Sancho, Antonio Casas

Released: 1965

Directed by: Duccio Tessari

The Return of Ringo is a 1965 Italian spaghetti western film directed by Duccio Tessari and the sequel to the earlier film A Pistol for Ringo. Like its predecessor, the film stars Giuliano Gemma ...more