Quentin Tarantino Lists His Top 20 Spaghetti Westerns of All Time


Jean-Louis Trintignant in The Great Silence
Jean-Louis Trintignant in The Great Silence

When I first heard about this list this morning I could have sworn it was old news, but as it turns out, this list of Quentin Tarantino‘s top 20 spaghetti westerns is a new thing as presented to us bt Spaghetti-Western.net. What I must have been thinking of was a list of spaghetti westerns that influenced Tarantino’s Django Unchained, some of which are repeated here such as Sergio Corbucci‘s The Great Silence (read an essay I wrote on this one here) and the obvious, Django, and Giulio Petroni‘s Death Rides a Horse. However, this list is more than that and more than just Sergio Leone and Corbucci titles, though those two do make up eight of the twenty films on Tarantino’s list.

I haven’t looked to see how many of the more obscure titles listed here are available on Netflix, but I have a feeling now that this list is out there there will be some longer wait times on a couple of them soon enough.

  1. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (dir. Sergio Leone, 1966)
  2. For a Few Dollars More (dir. Sergio Leone, 1965)
  3. Django (dir. Sergio Corbucci, 1966)
  4. The Mercenary (dir. Sergio Corbucci, 1966)
  5. Once Upon a Time in the West (dir. Sergio Leone, 1968)
  6. A Fistful of Dollars (dir. Sergio Leone, 1964)
  7. Day of Anger (dir. Tonino Valerii, 1967)
  8. Death Rides a Horse (dir. Giulio Petroni, 1967)
  9. Navajo Joe (dir. Sergio Corbucci,1966)
  10. The Return of Ringo (dir. Duccio Tessar, 1965)
  11. The Big Gundown (dir. Sergio Sollima, 1966)
  12. A Pistol for Ringo (dir. Duccio Tessari, 1965)
  13. The Dirty Outlaws (dir. Franco Rossetti, 1967)
  14. The Great Silence (dir. Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
  15. The Grand Duel (dir. Giancarlo Santi, 1972)
  16. Shoot the Living, Pray for the Dead (dir. Giuseppe Vari, 1971)
  17. Tepepa (dir. Giulio Petroni, 1968)
  18. The Ugly Ones (dir. Eugenio Martin, 1966)
  19. Viva Django! (dir. Ferdinando Baldi, 1967)
  20. Machine Gun Killers (dir. Paolo Bianchini, 1968)