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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.

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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Clint Eastwood, Jim Carrey, Axl Rose
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 ...more
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Clint Eastwood, Glen Campbell, Ruth Gordon
Any Which Way You Can is a 1980 American action comedy film, starring Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis, William Smith, and Ruth Gordon. It is directed by Buddy Van Horn. The film is ...more

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#767 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #248 of 1,204 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time #114 of 440 The Funniest '80s Movies

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Clint Eastwood, Nigel Hawthorne, John Ratzenberger
Firefox is a 1982 U.S. action film produced, directed by and starring Clint Eastwood. It is based upon the 1977 novel of the same name by Craig Thomas. Though the film was set in Russia forcing ...more
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Clint Eastwood, Lee J. Cobb, Don Siegel
Coogan's Bluff is a 1968 American action film directed by Don Siegel, and starring Clint Eastwood, Lee J. Cobb, Don Stroud and Susan Clark. The film marks the first of five collaborations ...more

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#112 of 194 The Best Movies of the '60s #30 of 45 The Best Movies Starring Clint Eastwood #301 of 519 The Greatest Crime Movies Ever Made

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Joe Kidd Clint Eastwood, Robert Duvall, John Saxon
Joe Kidd is a 1972 American western film starring Clint Eastwood and Robert Duvall, written by Elmore Leonard and directed by John Sturges. The film is about an ex-bounty hunter hired by a ...more

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#67 of 396 The Best Western Movies Ever Made #12 of 45 The Best Western Movies of the '70s #29 of 45 The Best Movies Starring Clint Eastwood

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Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges, Gary Busey
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot is a 1974 American film written and directed by Michael Cimino and starring Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges, George Kennedy, and Geoffrey Lewis.

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#101 of 591 The Best '70s Movies #27 of 45 The Best Movies Starring Clint Eastwood #72 of 73 The Best Bromance Movies

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Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Jonathan Groff
American Sniper is a 2014 American biographical drama film directed by Clint Eastwood and written by Jason Hall. It is based on the book American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal ...more

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#33 of 382 The Best War Movies Everfeaturing 30 Things You Didn't Know About American Sniperlisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Emmy Rossum, Sean Penn, Kevin Bacon
Mystic River is a 2003 American mystery drama film directed and scored by Clint Eastwood. It stars Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon, Laurence Fishburne, Marcia Gay Harden, and Laura Linney. ...more

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#25 of 257 The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time #158 of 710 The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Starslisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Paul Walker, Ryan Phillippe, Jamie Bell
Flags of Our Fathers is a 2006 American film directed, co-produced and scored by Clint Eastwood and written by William Broyles, Jr. and Paul Haggis. It is based on the book of the same name ...more

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#106 of 382 The Best War Movies Ever #29 of 220 The Greatest World War II Movies of All Time #307 of 710 The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars

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Clint Eastwood, Kevin Costner, Laura Dern
A Perfect World is a 1993 adventure drama film directed by Clint Eastwood, and starring Kevin Costner as an escaped convict who befriends a young boy, and ends up embarking on a road trip with ...more

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#437 of 710 The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars #35 of 45 The Best Movies Starring Clint Eastwood #103 of 144 The Best Films Directed by Famous Actors

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Ken Watanabe, Ryan Kelley, Kazunari Ninomiya
Letters from Iwo Jima is a 2006 Japanese-American film directed and co-produced by Clint Eastwood, starring Ken Watanabe and Kazunari Ninomiya. The film portrays the Battle of Iwo Jima from the ...more

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#31 of 382 The Best War Movies Ever #15 of 220 The Greatest World War II Movies of All Timelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris
Absolute Power is a 1997 American political thriller film produced by, directed by, and starring Clint Eastwood. The screenplay by William Goldman is based on the 1996 novel Absolute Power by ...more

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#203 of 257 The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time #1,136 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #28 of 45 The Best Movies Starring Clint Eastwood

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Clint Eastwood, Jon Hamm, Jay Leno
Space Cowboys is a 2000 American space adventure film directed and produced by Clint Eastwood. It stars Eastwood, Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland, and James Garner as four older "ex-test ...more

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#32 of 45 The Best Movies Starring Clint Eastwood #14 of 34 The Best Movies About Astronauts & Realistic Space Travel #201 of 567 The Greatest Sci-Fi Movies of All Time

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Clint Eastwood, Alison Eastwood, Geneviève Bujold
Tightrope is a 1984 American suspense thriller produced by and starring Clint Eastwood and written and directed by Richard Tuggle.

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#33 of 45 The Best Movies Starring Clint Eastwood #72 of 200 The Best R-Rated Psychological Thriller Movies #119 of 208 The Best R-Rated Crime Thriller Movies

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Clint Eastwood, Geraldine Page, Pamelyn Ferdin
The Beguiled is a 1971 American drama film directed by Don Siegel, starring Clint Eastwood and Geraldine Page. The script was written by Albert Maltz and is based on the 1966 Southern Gothic ...more

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#229 of 396 The Best Western Movies Ever Made #328 of 591 The Best '70s Movies #33 of 45 The Best Western Movies of the '70s

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Amy Adams, Clint Eastwood, Justin Timberlake
Trouble with the Curve is a 2012 sports-drama film directed by Robert Lorenz and starring Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, Justin Timberlake, Matthew Lillard, and John Goodman. The film revolves ...more

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#75 of 180 The Best Sports Movies Ever Made #17 of 90 The All-Time Best Baseball Films #77 of 158 The Most Inspirational Sports Movies

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Clint Eastwood, Meryl Streep, Debra Monk
The Bridges of Madison County is a 1995 American romantic drama film based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Robert James Waller. It was produced by Amblin Entertainment and Malpaso ...more

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#270 of 336 'Old' Movies Every Young Person Needs To Watch In Their Lifetime #167 of 291 The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry #469 of 808 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made

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Clint Eastwood, Alison Eastwood, George Wendt
Bronco Billy is a 1980 American film starring Clint Eastwood and Sondra Locke. It was directed by Eastwood and written by Dennis Hackin.

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#709 of 1,204 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time #263 of 440 The Funniest '80s Movies #39 of 45 The Best Movies Starring Clint Eastwood

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Clint Eastwood, Lucy Liu, James Woods
True Crime is a 1999 American mystery drama film directed by Clint Eastwood, and based on Andrew Klavan's 1995 novel of the same name. Eastwood also stars in the film as a journalist covering ...more
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Clint Eastwood, Anjelica Huston, Jeff Daniels
Blood Work is a 2002 American mystery thriller film produced, directed by, and starring Clint Eastwood. The film co-stars Jeff Daniels, Wanda De Jesús, and Anjelica Huston. It is based on ...more
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The Rookie Charlie Sheen, Clint Eastwood, Lara Flynn Boyle
The Rookie is a 1990 buddy cop film directed by Clint Eastwood and produced by Howard G. Kazanjian, Steven Siebert and David Valdes. It was written from a screenplay conceived by Boaz Yakin and ...more
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Clint Eastwood, Lee Marvin, Jean Seberg
Paint Your Wagon is a 1969 Western musical film starring Lee Marvin, Clint Eastwood, and Jean Seberg. The film was adapted by Paddy Chayefsky from the 1951 musical Paint Your Wagon by Lerner and ...more

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#187 of 223 Musical Movies With the Best Songs #100 of 396 The Best Western Movies Ever Made #156 of 371 The Best Musical Movies of All Time

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Leonardo DiCaprio, Naomi Watts, Judi Dench
J. Edgar is a 2011 American biographical drama film directed, co-produced, and scored by Clint Eastwood. Written by Dustin Lance Black, the film focuses on the career of FBI director J. Edgar ...more

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Angelina Jolie, John Malkovich, Jeffrey Donovan
Changeling is a 2008 American drama film, written by J. Michael Straczynski and directed, co-produced and scored by Clint Eastwood, that explores child endangerment, female disempowerment, ...more

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#450 of 808 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made #140 of 239 The Best Movies Based on True Stories #35 of 53 The Best Movies "Loosely" Based on True Stories

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Clint Eastwood, Marty Robbins, Ray Price
Honkytonk Man is a 1982 American drama film set in the Great Depression. Clint Eastwood, who produced and directed, stars with his son, Kyle Eastwood. Clancy Carlile's screenplay is based on his ...more

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