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The Best Clint Eastwood Movies

Updated October 14, 2019 22.4k votes 2.7k voters 117.3k views67 items

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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.

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.

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    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
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    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach

    Released1966

    Directed bySergio Leone

    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is a 1966 Italian epic Spaghetti Western film directed by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 2
    The Outlaw Josey Wales
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    The Outlaw Josey Wales

    Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke

    Released1976

    Directed byClint Eastwood

    The Outlaw Josey Wales is a 1976 American revisionist Western film. It was directed by and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 3
    A Fistful of Dollars
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    A Fistful of Dollars

    Clint Eastwood, Gian Maria Volonté

    Released1964

    Directed bySergio Leone

    A Fistful of Dollars, titled on-screen as Fistful of Dollars, is a 1964 spaghetti western film... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 4
    Unforgiven
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    Unforgiven

    Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman

    Released1992

    Directed byClint Eastwood

    Unforgiven is a 1992 American Western film produced and directed by Clint Eastwood with a... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 5
    Dirty Harry
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    Dirty Harry

    Clint Eastwood, Don Siegel

    Released1971

    Directed byDon Siegel

    Dirty Harry is a 1971 American action film produced and directed by Don Siegel, the first in... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 6
    For a Few Dollars More
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    For a Few Dollars More

    Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef

    Released1965

    Directed bySergio Leone

    For a Few Dollars More is a 1965 Italian spaghetti western film directed by Sergio Leone and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 7
    Gran Torino
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    Gran Torino

    Clint Eastwood, Dreama Walker

    Released2008

    Directed byClint Eastwood

    Gran Torino is a 2008 American drama film directed and produced by Clint Eastwood, who also... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 8
    High Plains Drifter
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    High Plains Drifter

    Clint Eastwood, Geoffrey Lewis

    Released1973

    Directed byClint Eastwood

    High Plains Drifter is a 1973 American film directed by and starring Clint Eastwood, written... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 9
    Pale Rider
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    Pale Rider

    Clint Eastwood, Chris Penn

    Released1985

    Directed byClint Eastwood

    Pale Rider is a 1985 American western film produced and directed by Clint Eastwood, who also... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 10
    Magnum Force
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    Magnum Force

    Clint Eastwood, Suzanne Somers

    Released1973

    Directed byTed Post

    Magnum Force is a 1973 American action film and the second to feature Clint Eastwood as... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 11
    Hang 'Em High
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    Hang 'Em High

    Clint Eastwood, Dennis Hopper

    Released1968

    Directed byTed Post

    Hang 'Em High is a 1968 American Western film directed by Ted Post and produced and co-written... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 12
    Escape from Alcatraz
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    Escape from Alcatraz

    Clint Eastwood, Danny Glover

    Released1979

    Directed byDon Siegel

    Escape from Alcatraz is a 1979 American prison film, directed by Don Siegel and starring Clint... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 13
    In the Line of Fire
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    In the Line of Fire

    Clint Eastwood, John Malkovich

    Released1993

    Directed byWolfgang Petersen

    In the Line of Fire is a 1993 American action thriller film directed by Wolfgang Petersen, and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 14
    Heartbreak Ridge
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    Heartbreak Ridge

    Clint Eastwood, Mario Van Peebles

    Released1986

    Directed byClint Eastwood

    Heartbreak Ridge is a 1986 American film directed and produced by Clint Eastwood, who also... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 15
    The Enforcer
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    The Enforcer

    Clint Eastwood, Tyne Daly

    Released1976

    Directed byJames Fargo

    The Enforcer is a 1976 American action film and the third in the Dirty Harry film series.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 16
    Where Eagles Dare
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    Where Eagles Dare

    Clint Eastwood, Richard Burton

    Released1968

    Directed byBrian G. Hutton

    Where Eagles Dare is a 1968 WWII action film starring Richard Burton, Clint Eastwood and Mary... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 17
    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
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    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    Vidal Parker-Caldera

    Released2015

    Directed byCal Evans

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  • 18
    Kelly's Heroes
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    Kelly's Heroes

    Clint Eastwood, Donald Sutherland

    Released1970

    Directed byBrian G. Hutton

    Kelly's Heroes is a 1970 comedy film directed by Brian G. Hutton, about a group of WWII... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 19
    Two Mules for Sister Sara
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    Two Mules for Sister Sara

    Clint Eastwood, Shirley MacLaine

    Released1970

    Directed byDon Siegel

    Two Mules for Sister Sara is an American-Mexican western film starring Shirley MacLaine set... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 20
    Every Which Way but Loose
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    Every Which Way but Loose

    Clint Eastwood, Beverly DAngelo

    Released1978

    Directed byJames Fargo

    Every Which Way but Loose is a 1978 American adventure comedy film, released by Warner... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 21
    Million Dollar Baby
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    Million Dollar Baby

    Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman

    Released2004

    Directed byClint Eastwood

    Million Dollar Baby is a 2004 American sports drama film directed, co-produced and scored by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 22
    Sudden Impact
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    Sudden Impact

    Clint Eastwood, Mara Corday

    Released1983

    Directed byClint Eastwood

    Sudden Impact is a 1983 American action film and the fourth film in the Dirty Harry series,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 23
    American Sniper
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    American Sniper

    Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller

    Released2014

    Directed byClint Eastwood

    American Sniper is a 2014 American biographical drama film directed by Clint Eastwood and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 24
    Play Misty for Me
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    Play Misty for Me

    Clint Eastwood, Donna Mills

    Released1971

    Directed byClint Eastwood

    Play Misty for Me is a 1971 American psychological thriller film, directed by and starring... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Letters from Iwo Jima
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    Letters from Iwo Jima

    Ken Watanabe, Ryan Kelley

    Released2006

    Directed byClint Eastwood

    Letters from Iwo Jima is a 2006 Japanese-American film directed and co-produced by Clint... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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