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Every Sergio Leone Movie Ranked Worst To Best
7. The Colossus of Rhodes
Leone’s directorial debut shows his skills, which he honed working on films in the same genre like "The Last Days of Pompeii" and "Ben-Hur." However, it’s not as exciting as these movies, and the confusing plot drags it down.
6. Duck, You Sucker
As the master of the Spaghetti Western, Leone pulls out all the stops for his final film in the genre. Although it doesn’t quite reach the same levels as his previous four films, it is elevated by the chemistry between Rod Steiger and James Coburn’s characters and Ennio Morricone's terrific score.
5. Once Upon a Time in America
This movie about crime and friendship is deemed not only one of the greatest mobster movies of all the time, but one of the greatest films period. It is a worthy competitor to “The Godfather” films, and crime drama fans should look for the longest version they can find to get the full experience, as there are multiple shortened versions.
4. Once Upon a Time in the West
Compared to his more action-oriented, up-tempo westerns, this film is slower in pace and more somber in tone. Film buffs will love his evolution as a director as he showcases everything he’s learned while shaping the Spaghetti Western.
3. A Fistful of Dollars
This movie is considered by many viewers to be the movie that establishes the Spaghetti Western as a recognized genre — and Leone as a director with wide-reaching influence. It introduces viewers to Clint Eastwood’s iconic Man With No Name and kicks off the legendary “Dollars Trilogy.”