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The Best Spaghetti Western Movies  

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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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Marilù Tolo, Tomas Milian, Ray Lovelock
Django Kill is a 1967 Italian spaghetti western. Despite the fact that it has "Django" in its title, the movie has nothing to do with the Django movies. It is well known for the ...more
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Yul Brynner, Ignazio Spalla, Salvatore Billa
Adiós, Sabata is a 1970 Italian-Spanish Spaghetti Western film directed by Gianfranco Parolini. It is the second film in The Sabata Trilogy by Parolini. Yul Brynner takes over the lead ...more
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There's Sartana. Sell Your Gun... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Spaghetti Western Movies
JoshuaTheRed added There's Sartana. Sell Your Guns and Buy A Coffin.

Starring  George Hilton, Charles Southwood, Erika Blanc. Sometimes known as I Am Sartana, Trade Your Guns For A Coffin. The 3rd in the 5 movie series of Sartana. Directed by Giuliano Carnimeo.

Sartana, bounty hunter and gunfighter, witnesses the robbery of a shipment of gold. He finds his way into town where he meets with a lot of suspicious stares from the locals. He also meets with Samuel Spencer, who seems to own the company in this company town. The gold shipments are being stolen, so Spencer agrees to hire Sartana to protect the next gold shipment. Numerous dull-witted villains make attempts on Sartana's life, but he survives. Eventually, Sartana's nemesis Sabbath (he of the white coat and parasol) rides into town. With a showdown inevitable, Sartana and Sabbath square off to settle the score.

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Django Unchained is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Spaghetti Western Movies
Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson
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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Shoot the Living and Pray for the Dead Klaus Kinski, Dante Maggio, Victoria Zinny
Shoot the Living and Pray for the Dead is the original release title of the 1971 Italian dramatic spaghetti western film directed by Giuseppe Vari, and starring Klaus Kinski and Dante Maggio. ...more
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Giuliano Gemma, Nello Pazzafini, Fernando Sancho
Arizona Colt is a 1966 Italian Spaghetti Western directed by Michele Lupo. Its stars Giuliano Gemma.
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Orson Welles, Tomas Milian, Paloma Cela
Tepepa is an Italian Zapata-themed spaghetti western film starring Tomas Milian and Orson Welles. The film was directed by Giulio Petroni. It was co-produced with Spain, where the film was ...more
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Gilbert Roland, Ignazio Spalla, Edd Byrnes
Any Gun Can Play is a 1967 spaghetti western starring Gilbert Roland, Edd Byrnes and George Hilton. The film is directed by Enzo G. Castellari and features a score by Francesco De Masi and ...more
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Klaus Kinski, William Berger, Sydney Chaplin
If You Meet Sartana Pray for Your Death, also known as Sartana, is a 1968 spaghetti western film directed by Gianfranco Parolini. The film stars Gianni Garko, William Berger, Fernando Sancho and ...more
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Tomas Milian, Gian Maria Volonté, Aldo Sambrell
Face to Face is a 1967 Italian spaghetti western film written and directed by Sergio Sollima. The film stars Gian Maria Volonté and Tomas Milian, and features a musical score by Ennio ...more
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Sartana the Gravedigger Gordon Mitchell, Frank Wolff, Sal Borgese
Sartana the Gravedigger is a 1969 Italian Western film directed by Giuliano Carnimeo and starring Gianni Garko. The film is presented on some DVD reissues under its German title, Sartana - ...more
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Franco Nero, Tom Felleghy, Sal Borgese
Massacre Time is a 1966 Spaghetti Western feature film starring Franco Nero. It is noteworthy as the first of a very few westerns directed by horror icon Lucio Fulci. The film was released on ...more
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Bud Spencer, Terence Hill, Harry Carey
Boot Hill is a 1969 Italian Spaghetti Western film starring Terence Hill and Bud Spencer. This film is the last one in a trilogy that started with God Forgives... I Don't!, followed by Ace High. ...more
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Lee Van Cleef, Shen Chan, Lo Lieh
The Stranger and the Gunfighter is a 1974 kung fu Spaghetti Western comedy film produced by the Shaw Brothers in collaboration with an Italian company, and filmed on location in Hong Kong and ...more
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Milo added George Kennedy, James Whitmore, Fernando Rey
Guns of the Magnificent Seven is a Zapata Western and the second sequel to the 1960 western film, The Magnificent Seven. The picture was directed by Paul Wendkos and stars George Kennedy as ...more
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Geoffrey Lewis, Giuliano Gemma, Aldo Sambrell
Silver Saddle, is a 1978 Spaghetti Western. It is the third and final western directed by Lucio Fulci and one of the last spaghetti westerns to be produced by a European studio. The film was ...more
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Charles Bronson, Anthony Quinn, Silvia Pinal
Guns for San Sebastian is an 1968 French action-adventure film based on the 1962 novel A Wall for San Sebastian, written by Rev. Fr. William Barnaby "Barby" Faherty, S.J. The film is ...more
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Tomas Milian, Michael J. Pollard, Fabio Testi
Four of the Apocalypse is a 1975 Italian spaghetti western film directed by Lucio Fulci and starring Fabio Testi. It is based on two stories by western writer Bret Harte, "The Luck of ...more
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Giuliano Gemma, Jesus Puente, Roberto Camardiel
Adiós gringo is a 1965 Italian Spaghetti Western directed by Giorgio Stegani. Its stars Giuliano Gemma and was co produced between Italy, Spain and France. On release in the United ...more
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Giuliano Gemma, Fernando Sancho, Antonio Casas
A Pistol for Ringo is a 1965 Spaghetti Western, a joint Italian and Spanish production. Originally written and directed by Duccio Tessari, the film's success led to a sequel, The Return of ...more
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Cameron Mitchell, Fernando Sancho, Antonio Casas
Minnesota Clay is a 1965 Italian/French/Spanish international co-production spaghetti western directed by Sergio Corbucci.
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Gordon Scott, Mario Brega, Feodor Chaliapin
Buffalo Bill, Hero of the Far West is a 1964 Italian spaghetti western directed by Mario Costa.
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Carmen Maura, Sancho Gracia, Eduardo Gómez
800 Bullets is a 2002 Spanish film directed by Álex de la Iglesia. The film is about the Westerns made in Almería, Spain and the Spaghetti Western in general. The characters are
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Zapata Westerns is a nickname given to a subgenre of "Spaghetti Westerns", dating largely from the mid-1960s to early 1970s, which were set in and around Mexico and dealt with overtly ...more
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Enzo Fiermonte, Philippe Leroy, John Steiner
Mannaja is an Italian western film from 1977 directed by Sergio Martino. The main role, Blade, is played by Maurizio Merli. Other central roles are played by John Steiner, Sonja Jeannine, Donald ...more