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The Best Clint Eastwood Movies

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List of the best Clint Eastwood movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. After appearing in For a Few Dollars More in 1965, Clint Eastwood became the face of the modern cowboy. Clint Eastwood's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Clint Eastwood movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Clint Eastwood movies will be at the top of the list. Clint Eastwood has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Clint Eastwood movie of all time is or about the most entertaining Clint Eastwood films.

If you think the best Clint Eastwood role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Clint Eastwood performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand. It should also be noted that some of the best films on this list are movies directed by Clint Eastwood.

This list has a variety of films from the Clint Eastwood filmogoraphy, like The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and Gran Torino, and answers the questions, "What are the best Clint Eastwood movies?" and "What are the greatest Clint Eastwood roles of all time?" And if you're a fan of Eastwood's Old West films, you might also enjoy our list of best John Wayne movies and best Gene Hackman movies.

Clint Eastwood has been in some really popular films, and is right up there with stars like Sean Connery and Bruce Willis in terms of fame and success.

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  • Character: Man with No Name

    In the Southwest during the Civil War, a mysterious stranger, Joe (Clint Eastwood), and a Mexican outlaw, Tuco (Eli Wallach), form an uneasy partnership -- Joe turns in the bandit for the reward ...more
  • Character: Josey Wales

    Josey Wales (Clint Eastwood) watches helplessly as his wife and child are murdered, by Union men led by Capt. Terrill (Bill McKinney). Seeking revenge, Wales joins the Confederate Army. He refuses to ...more
  • Character: Man with No Name

    For a Few Dollars More is a 1965 Italian spaghetti western film directed by Sergio Leone and starring Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, and Gian Maria Volonté. German actor Klaus Kinski also plays a ...more
  • Character: Harry Callahan

    Cop Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood) attempts to track down a psychopathic rooftop killer before a kidnapped girl dies. When he is found Harry abuses the murderer's civil rights putting him back on ...more
  • Character: Man with No Name

    A Fistful of Dollars, titled on-screen as Fistful of Dollars, is a 1964 spaghetti western film directed by Sergio Leone and starring Clint Eastwood, alongside Gian Maria Volonté, Marianne Koch, ...more
  • Character: William 'Will' Munny

    Awards: Academy Award for Best Picture, Academy Award for Best Director, Golden Globe Award for Best Director of a Motion Picture

    When prostitute Delilah Fitzgerald (Anna Thomson) is disfigured by a pair of cowboys in Big Whiskey, Wyoming, her fellow brothel workers post a reward for their murder, much to the displeasure of ...more
  • Character: The Stranger

    High Plains Drifter is a 1973 American film directed by and starring Clint Eastwood, written by Ernest Tidyman, and produced by Robert Daley for The Malpaso Company and Universal Studios. Eastwood ...more
  • Character: Harry Callahan

    Rogue San Francisco cop "Dirty Harry" Callahan (Clint Eastwood) doesn't believe in blind obedience to the rules, but when a vigilante group starts executing criminals who have escaped punishment on ...more
  • Character: Walt Kowalski

    Retired auto worker and Korean War vet Walt Kowalski (Clint Eastwood) fills emptiness in his life with beer and home repair, despising the many Asian, Latino and black families in his neighborhood. ...more
  • Character: Preacher

    When property owner Coy LaHood (Richard Dysart) starts using a band of hooligans to terrorize a group of small-town gold miners into giving up their territory, an enigmatic man named "Preacher" ...more
  • Character: Jed Cooper

    After a gang of men unsuccessfully attempts to lynch him for a cattle rustling crime he did not commit, Jed Cooper (Clint Eastwood) is saved by marshal Dave Bliss (Ben Johnson) and judge Adam Fenton ...more
  • Character: Frank Morris

    Frank Morris (Clint Eastwood), a hardened con with a history of prison breaks, is sent to serve the rest of his life sentence at Alcatraz -- America's most infamously brutal and inescapable maximum ...more
  • Character: Secret Service Agent Frank Horrigan

    A Secret Service agent is taunted by calls from a would-be killer who has detailed information about the agent - including the fact that he failed to save President John F. Kennedy from ...more
  • Character: Harry Callahan

    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 ...more
  • Character: Pvt. Kelly

    Kelly's Heroes is a 1970 comedy film directed by Brian G. Hutton, about a group of WWII soldiers who go AWOL to rob a bank behind enemy lines. The film stars Clint Eastwood, Telly Savalas, Don ...more
  • Character: Harry Callahan

    Jennifer Spencer (Sondra Locke) was gang raped, but the crime went unpunished. Now she demands revenge, killing off the men that attacked her years before. The murders attract the attention of Harry ...more
  • Character: Gunnery Sgt. Thomas 'Gunny' Highway

    Marine Sgt. Thomas Highway (Clint Eastwood) is a decorated veteran of two wars. On his last posting before retirement, he is surrounded by officers with no combat experience who view him as an odd, ...more
  • Character: Lt. Schaffer

    Where Eagles Dare is a 1968 WWII action film starring Richard Burton, Clint Eastwood and Mary Ure. It was directed by Brian G. Hutton and shot on location in Austria and Bavaria. Alistair MacLean ...more
  • Character: Hogan

    Two Mules for Sister Sara is an American-Mexican western film starring Shirley MacLaine set during the French intervention in Mexico. The film was released in 1970 and directed by Don Siegel. It was ...more
  • Character: Frankie Dunn

    Awards: Academy Award for Best Picture, Academy Award for Best Director, Golden Globe Award for Best Director of a Motion Picture

    Frankie Dunn (Clint Eastwood) is a veteran Los Angeles boxing trainer who keeps almost everyone at arm's length, except his old friend and associate Eddie "Scrap Iron" Dupris (Morgan Freeman). When ...more
  • Character: Philo Beddoe

    Every Which Way but Loose is a 1978 American adventure comedy film, released by Warner Brothers, produced by Robert Daley and directed by James Fargo. It stars Clint Eastwood in an uncharacteristic ...more
  • Character: Church goer

    U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) takes his sole mission -- protect his comrades -- to heart and becomes one of the most lethal snipers in American history. His pinpoint accuracy not only ...more
  • Character: David Garver

    Popular radio show host Dave Garver (Clint Eastwood) becomes restless in his relationship with his girlfriend (Donna Mills). Impulsively, he goes out and sleeps with a woman (Jessica Walter) he meets ...more
  • Character: Earl Stone

    The Mule is a 2018 American crime film directed by Clint Eastwood. Leo Sharp (Clint Eastwood), a 90-year-old horticulturist and WWII veteran, is caught transporting $3 million worth of cocaine ...more
  • Character: Ben Shockley

    A cop who has seen better days, hard-living Ben Shockley (Clint Eastwood) is recruited to escort Augustina "Gus" Mally (Sondra Locke), a key witness in a mob trial, from Las Vegas to Phoenix. Gus is ...more