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The Best Dirty Harry Movies Of All Time

Updated July 31, 2019 239 votes 63 voters 1.5k 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 on Wikipedia
    • Actors: Clint Eastwood, Don Siegel, Andrew Robinson, John Vernon, Max Gail
    • Released: 1971
    • Directed by: Don Siegel
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  • Magnum Force
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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 on Wikipedia
    • Actors: Clint Eastwood, Suzanne Somers, Hal Holbrook, David Soul, Tim Matheson
    • Released: 1973
    • Directed by: Ted Post
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  • The Enforcer
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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 on Wikipedia
    • Actors: Clint Eastwood, Tyne Daly, Bradford Dillman, Harry Guardino, John Mitchum
    • Released: 1976
    • Directed by: James Fargo
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  • The Dead Pool
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    Rotten Tomatoes Score: 57%

    This film is a 1988 American action flim directed by Buddy Van Horn, written by Steve Sharon, and starring Clint Eastwood as Inspector "Dirty" Harry Callahan. It is the fifth and final film in the Dirty Harry film series, set in San Francisco, California. It co-stars Liam Neeson, Patricia Clarkson and features Jim Carrey, each of whom eventually went on to greater film fame. It is the only film in the series to not feature Albert Popwell, as the actor had played a different character in each of the previous four films. ... more on Wikipedia
    • Actors: Clint Eastwood, Jim Carrey, Axl Rose, Liam Neeson, Slash
    • Released: 1988
    • Directed by: Buddy Van Horn
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