Quentin Tarantino Lists His Top 20 Spaghetti Westerns

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Quentin Tarantino recently listed his 20 favorite spaghetti westerns – that is, westerns produced and/or directed by Italians – and if I’m being honest here I probably couldn’t have named 20 spaghetti westerns of any kind with a gun to my head, let alone play favorites. Luckily, Quentin is just the right kind of insane.

From SpaghettiWestern.info and The Tarantino Archives:

1. “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” (Sergio Leone, 1966)

2. “For a Few Dollars More” (Sergio Leone, 1965)

3. “Django” (Sergio Corbucci, 1966)

4. “The Mercenary” (Sergio Corbucci, 1966)

5. “Once Upon a Time in the West” (Sergio Leone, 1968)

6. “A Fistful of Dollars” (Sergio Leone, 1964)

7. “Day of Anger” (Tonino Valerii, 1967)

8. “Death Rides a Horse” (Giulio Petroni, 1967)

9. “Navajo Joe” (Sergio Corbucci,1966)

10. “The Return of Ringo” (Duccio Tessar, 1965)

11. “The Big Gundown” (Sergio Sollima, 1966)

12. “A Pistol for Ringo” (Duccio Tessari, 1965)

13. “The Dirty Outlaws” (Franco Rossetti, 1967)

14. “The Great Silence” (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)

15. “The Grand Duel” (Giancarlo Santi, 1972)

16. “Shoot the Living, Pray for the Dead” (Giuseppe Vari, 1971)

17. “Tepepa” (Giulio Petroni, 1968)

18. “The Ugly Ones” (Eugenio Martin, 1966)

19. “Viva Django!” (Ferdinando Baldi, 1967)

20. “Machine Gun Killers” (Paolo Bianchini, 1968)

RIP, Tuco.

I think I’ve seen five of those. Ridicule me for my ignorance if you must, but call me when you’ve seen I’m In Love With A Church Girl AND The Identical. I’ve been to hell for you.