25 best Western movies ever

With Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained hitting cinemas, we saddle up and look back over the best tales from the Wild West on the silver screen

Django (1966)

It’s best-known now for lending its name to Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained – but Sergio Corbucci’s spaghetti Western is iconic in its own right, spawning over thirty unofficial sequels. Franco Nero stars as the titular drifter, dragging a coffin across a muddy landscape – and into a gruesome adventure with Gothic overtones. Corbucci refused to let the set designers clean the set after a series of downpours, giving the film its distinctively grimy look, while the film’s violence – which includes the hero having his hands smashed – meant it was banned in Britain at the time of its release.

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