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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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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Spaghetti Western Movies
Clint Eastwood, Viggo Mortensen, Mark Strong
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
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
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
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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There's Sartana. Sell Your Gun... is listed (or ranked) 5 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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Henry Fonda, Terence Hill, Geoffrey Lewis
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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Lee Van Cleef, John Phillip Law, Mario Brega
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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Franco Nero, José Bódalo, José Canalejas
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, Farley Granger
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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Klaus Kinski, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Vonetta McGee
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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Bud Spencer, Terence Hill, Harry Carey
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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Lucy Hall added Guy Madison, Massimo Serato, Fernando Sancho
Desafío en Río Bravo is a 1965 Italian film directed by Tulio Dimicheli.
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Lucy Hall added Renegade Riders Guy Madison, Edd Byrnes, Ennio Girolami
Sette winchester per un massacro is a film directed by Enzo G. Castellari released on April 14, 1967.
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Lucy Hall added Guy Madison, John Bartha, Rosalba Neri
Long Days of Hate is a 1968 Italian spaghetti western film directed by Gianfranco Baldanello.
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GypsyLeePistolero added Stranger Gary Shail, Gypsy Lee Pistolero, Dale Sheppard
Adapted freely from the classic novella 'The Mysterious Stranger' by Mark Twain; STRANGER revives a subculture of cinema dug up from way back in the late 1960's and early 1970's when visions of the counterculture broke out onto the big screen. Classic examples merged the Western genre with 'hippy' ideals and political satire peppered with surrealism, psychedelia and absurdity. This resulted in some of the most memorable exercises of transgressive cinema; marrying trash and high art with a Western setting. Prime examples include the notorious ''El Topo'' by Alejandro Jodorowsky and ''Greaser's Palace'' by Robert Downey. STRANGER will assault the senses, inheriting the guerilla, no-holds-barred spirit of the underground classics before it. SYNOPSISCaine Farrowood is a bounty hunter who works under the control of shady kingpin Loomweather. One day a bounty retrieval goes awry and Caine is left for dead. Just when he thinks his life is over he mysteriously awakens back home to the comforts of his wife Christina. Baffled and confused by how he got home Caine insists on finding answers, but before long he is enlisted in the retrieval of another bounty. This one is huge and may cost Caine not his life, but his sanity when he finds himself pitted against somebody who may very well be the fallen angel himself...
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Milo added Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, James Coburn
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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Reverend Colt is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Spaghetti Western Movies
Lucy Hall added Reverend Colt James Russo, Cal Bartlett, Jack Queralt
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Adam West, Luis Induni, John Bartha
The Relentless Four or I quattro inesorabili is a 1965 Italian Spaghetti Western film directed by Primo Zeglio.
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Klaus Kinski, Martine Beswick, Lou Castel
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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Duck, You Sucker! James Coburn, Rod Steiger, David Warbeck
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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Franco Nero, Woody Strode, William Berger
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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Lee Van Cleef, Tomas Milian, Walter Barnes
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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Jack Palance, Franco Nero, Tony Musante
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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Lee Van Cleef, Giuliano Gemma, Walter Rilla
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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Lucy Hall added Daliah Lavi, Guy Madison, Lex Barker
The film Old Shatterhand is a very successful Eurowestern based on the character Old Shatterhand invented by German novelist Karl May. It is a West German CCC Film production co-produced with ...more