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Tarantino’s Top Favorite Spaghetti Westerns

Apr. 29. 2020
Ultra stylized gun fights, morally muddy protagonist, and lots of bloody violence. There is nothing more wholesome, subversive, and iconic than the Spaghetti Western movies of the 60s.
However, pointing out the best ones from these influential flicks can be a tough job. This is why we have decided to let the master of onscreen violence, Quentin Tarantino, to tell us his favorite Spaghetti Westerns. We all know how much the director is influenced by these movies and watching the flick that impressed him the most will surely be a treat.
So, here is Quentin Tarantino’s top favorite Spaghetti Westerns

Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)

⌛2h 46min⭐4.25/5
A widow whose land and life are in danger as the railroad is getting closer and closer to taking them over. A mysterious harmonica player joins forces with a desperado to protect the woman and her land.
Available On: Netflix, Prime Video, iTunes

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)

⌛2h 41min⭐4.4/5
While the Civil War rages between the Union and the Confederacy, three men – a quiet loner, a ruthless hit man and a Mexican bandit – comb the American Southwest in search of a strongbox containing $200,000 in stolen gold.
Available On: STARZ, Prime Video, iTunes

For a Few Dollars More (1965)

⌛2h 12min⭐4.15/5
Two bounty hunters are in pursuit of “El Indio,” one of the most wanted fugitives in the western territories, and his gang.
Available On: STARZ, Prime Video, Showtime, iTunes

A Fistful of Dollars (1964)

⌛1h 39min⭐4/5
The Man With No Name enters the Mexican village of San Miguel in the midst of a power struggle among the three Rojo brothers and sheriff John Baxter. When a regiment of Mexican soldiers bearing gold intended to pay for new weapons is waylaid by the Rojo brothers, the stranger inserts himself into the middle of the long-simmering battle, selling false information to both sides for his own benefit.
Available On: STARZ, Prime Video, Showtime, iTunes

The Great Silence (1968)

⌛2h 46min⭐4.25/5

A mute gunslinger fights in the defense of a group of outlaws and a vengeful young widow, against a group of ruthless bounty hunters.

Available On: Kanopy, Prime Video, Showtime, iTunes

High Noon (1952)

⌛1h 25min⭐3.95/5
Will Kane, the sheriff of a small town in New Mexico, learns a notorious outlaw he put in jail has been freed, and will be arriving on the noon train. Knowing the outlaw and his gang is coming to kill him, Kane is determined to stand his ground, so he gathers a posse from among the local townspeople.
Available On: Prime Video, Hulu, Epix

High Plains Drifter (1973)

⌛2h 12min⭐4.15/5

A gunfighting stranger comes to the small settlement of Lago. After gunning down three gunmen who tried to kill him, the townsfolk decide to hire the Stranger to hold off three outlaws who are on their way.
Available On: Prime Video, Vudu, Verizon
Tarantino’s Top Favorite Spaghetti Westerns

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