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The Best Dirty Harry Movies Of All Time

Updated July 31, 2019 262 votes 70 voters 1.8k views5 items

List RulesVote up your favorite movies in the Dirty Harry franchise.

There is no doubt that all these movies are classics and memorable but one of them has to be the best of the Dirty Harry movies. Will it be the original Dirty Harry film from 1971 that will be on top or could it be one of the follow-ups in the series such as The Enforcer or Sudden Impact? With Hollywood remaking so many movies, it is not hard to imagine that they will eventually reboot the Dirty Harry franchise but who could play the character better than Clint Eastwood in a new Dirty Harry movie?

If you've ever asked yourself "do I feel lucky?" or more appropriately, how many Dirty Harry movies were made? Look below to see all 5 Dirty Harry films listed with the year they were released so you can watch them chronologically or in order of best to worst.

Your votes will help determine the best movies in the Dirty Harry franchise. Vote up your favorites and vote down the Dirty Harry films you didn't like to ensure the right movie makes it to the top of the list.

  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93%

    Dirty Harry is a 1971 American action film produced and directed by Don Siegel, the first in the Dirty Harry series. Clint Eastwood plays the title role, in his first outing as San Francisco Police Department detective "Dirty" Harry Callahan. The film drew upon the actual case of the Zodiac Killer as the Callahan character seeks out a similar vicious psychopath. Dirty Harry was a critical and commercial success and set the style for a whole genre of police films. ...  more
    • Actors: Clint Eastwood, Don Siegel, Andrew Robinson, John Vernon, Max Gail
    • Released: 1971
    • Directed by: Don Siegel
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    Rotten Tomatoes Score: 82%

    Magnum Force is a 1973 American action film and the second to feature Clint Eastwood as maverick cop Harry Callahan after the 1971 film Dirty Harry. Ted Post, who also directed Eastwood in the television series Rawhide and the feature film Hang 'Em High, directed the film, the second in the Dirty Harry series. The screenplay was written by John Milius and Michael Cimino. This film features early appearances by David Soul, Tim Matheson and Robert Urich. At 124 minutes, it is also the longest Dirty Harry film....  more
    • Actors: Clint Eastwood, Suzanne Somers, Hal Holbrook, David Soul, Tim Matheson
    • Released: 1973
    • Directed by: Ted Post
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    Rotten Tomatoes Score: 79%

    The Enforcer is a 1976 American action film and the third in the Dirty Harry film series. Directed by James Fargo, it stars Clint Eastwood as Inspector "Dirty" Harry Callahan, Tyne Daly as Inspector Kate Moore and DeVeren Bookwalter as terrorist leader/main antagonist Bobby Maxwell. It was also the last film in the series to feature John Mitchum as Inspector Frank DiGiorgio, as the character appeared in both of the previous films but was killed off in this film....  more
    • Actors: Clint Eastwood, Tyne Daly, Bradford Dillman, Harry Guardino, John Mitchum
    • Released: 1976
    • Directed by: James Fargo
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    Rotten Tomatoes Score: 57%

    Sudden Impact is a 1983 American action film and the fourth film in the Dirty Harry series, directed by Clint Eastwood, and starring Eastwood and Sondra Locke. The film is notable for the catchphrase, "Go ahead, make my day", which is uttered by Clint Eastwood's character in the beginning of the film. That phrase, although in its Italian localization "Coraggio... fatti ammazzare", was also chosen as title for the Italian version of the film....  more
    • Actors: Clint Eastwood, Mara Corday, Sondra Locke, Camryn Manheim, Pat Hingle
    • Released: 1983
    • Directed by: Clint Eastwood
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