10,000 Dollars for a Massacre

10,000 Dollars for a Massacre ★★★½

One of the numerous Django iterations, 10,000 DOLLARS FOR A MASSACRE is actually one of the better Spaghetti westerns out there. It lacks the grandness and style of some of the definitive films in the genre, but it makes up for it with a solid story and good character development, more than what you usually get.
Django is a bounty hunter who has no qualms in killing for a living (the opening scene is one of the classics of these films). Manuel is an outlaw who takes pleasure in hurting others for his own needs. Their paths collide as again and again with Django circling his prey until he gets a high enough bounty for him to act. There is the nihilistic tone, the betrayals, the quirky gunfights and all the other accoutrements you would expect. The two central performances and the relationship between the two is what elevates this.
This is not a classic, but it would make a strong entry into the genre for beginners.