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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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The Good, the Bad and th... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Clint Eastwood Movies
Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef

Released: 1966

Directed by: Sergio Leone

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is a 1966 Italian epic Spaghetti Western film directed by Sergio Leone, starring Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, and Eli Wallach. The screenplay was written by Age ...more

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#1 of 396 The Best Western Movies Ever Made #174 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #45 of 379 The 50+ Best War Movies Ever Made, Ranked

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Unforgiven is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Clint Eastwood Movies
Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Gene Hackman

Released: 1992

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Unforgiven is a 1992 American Western film produced and directed by Clint Eastwood with a screenplay written by David Webb Peoples. The film portrays William Munny, an aging outlaw who takes on ...more

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#7 of 396 The Best Western Movies Ever Made #174 of 599 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Madelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, John Vernon

Released: 1976

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

The Outlaw Josey Wales is a 1976 American revisionist Western film. It was directed by and starred Clint Eastwood, with Chief Dan George, Sondra Locke, Sam Bottoms, and Geraldine Keams. The film ...more

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#88 of 116 The Best Native American Movies #138 of 460 The Most Quotable Movies of All Time

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Clint Eastwood, Don Siegel, Andrew Robinson

Released: 1971

Directed by: Don Siegel

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 ...more

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#339 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #63 of 125 Movies That Should Never Be Remade #74 of 460 The Most Quotable Movies of All Time

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Clint Eastwood, Dreama Walker, Scott Eastwood

Released: 2008

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Gran Torino is a 2008 American drama film directed and produced by Clint Eastwood, who also starred in the film. The film co-stars Christopher Carley, Bee Vang and Ahney Her. This was Eastwood's ...more

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#38 of 292 The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry #40 of 548 The Greatest Movies for Guys

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A Fistful of Dollars is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Clint Eastwood Movies
Clint Eastwood, Gian Maria Volonté, Aldo Sambrell

Released: 1964

Directed by: Sergio Leone

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 ...more

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#6 of 396 The Best Western Movies Ever Made #12 of 99 The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time #14 of 47 The Greatest Western Movies of the 1960s

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Clint Eastwood, Geoffrey Lewis, John Hillerman

Released: 1973

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

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. ...more

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#5 of 45 The Best Western Movies of the '70s #166 of 548 The Greatest Movies for Guys

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Clint Eastwood, Chris Penn, Michael Moriarty

Released: 1985

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Pale Rider is a 1985 American western film produced and directed by Clint Eastwood, who also stars in the lead role. This movie bears a striking similarity to the classic Western Shane, as well ...more

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#965 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #392 of 599 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made

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Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Sergio Leone

Released: 1965

Directed by: Sergio Leone

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 ...more

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#8 of 396 The Best Western Movies Ever Made #819 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #143 of 599 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made

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Clint Eastwood, Dennis Hopper, Bruce Dern

Released: 1968

Directed by: Ted Post

Hang 'Em High is a 1968 American Western film directed by Ted Post and produced and co-written by Leonard Freeman. It stars Clint Eastwood as Jed Cooper, Inger Stevens as a widow who helps him, ...more

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#13 of 47 The Greatest Western Movies of the 1960s #62 of 194 The Best Movies of the '60s

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Clint Eastwood, Danny Glover, Patrick McGoohan

Released: 1979

Directed by: Don Siegel

Escape from Alcatraz is a 1979 American prison film, directed by Don Siegel and starring Clint Eastwood. It is based on true events. It dramatizes possibly the only successful escape attempt ...more

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Clint Eastwood, Suzanne Somers, Hal Holbrook

Released: 1973

Directed by: Ted Post

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 ...more

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#83 of 180 The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made #70 of 591 The Best '70s Movies

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Clint Eastwood, Mario Van Peebles, Marsha Mason

Released: 1986

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Heartbreak Ridge is a 1986 American film directed and produced by Clint Eastwood, who also starred in the film. The film also co-stars Mario Van Peebles, Marsha Mason, and Everett McGill. The ...more

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#161 of 439 The Funniest '80s Movies #121 of 548 The Greatest Movies for Guys

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Clint Eastwood, John Malkovich, Rene Russo

Released: 1993

Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen

In the Line of Fire is a 1993 American action thriller film directed by Wolfgang Petersen, and starring Clint Eastwood and John Malkovich. Written by Jeff Maguire, the film is about a ...more

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#181 of 254 The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time #385 of 599 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made

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Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Hilary Swank

Released: 2004

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Million Dollar Baby is a 2004 American sports drama film directed, co-produced and scored by Clint Eastwood, and starring Eastwood, Hilary Swank and Morgan Freeman. This film is about an ...more

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Clint Eastwood, Donald Sutherland, Don Rickles

Released: 1970

Directed by: Brian G. Hutton

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

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#42 of 379 The 50+ Best War Movies Ever Made, Ranked #622 of 722 The Best Black Movies Ever Made, Ranked #73 of 591 The Best '70s Movies

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Clint Eastwood, Tyne Daly, Bradford Dillman

Released: 1976

Directed by: James Fargo

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 ...more

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#360 of 460 The Most Quotable Movies of All Time #88 of 591 The Best '70s Movies #17 of 45 The Best Movies Starring Clint Eastwood

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Clint Eastwood, Shirley MacLaine, Armando Silvestre

Released: 1970

Directed by: Don Siegel

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 ...more

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#1,059 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #21 of 45 The Best Movies Starring Clint Eastwood

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Clint Eastwood, Beverly DAngelo, Ruth Gordon

Released: 1978

Directed by: James Fargo

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 ...more

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#260 of 1,196 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time #286 of 460 The Most Quotable Movies of All Time

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Clint Eastwood, Richard Burton, Michael Hordern

Released: 1968

Directed by: Brian G. Hutton

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 ...more

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#57 of 379 The 50+ Best War Movies Ever Made, Ranked #70 of 194 The Best Movies of the '60s

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Clint Eastwood, Mara Corday, Sondra Locke

Released: 1983

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

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 ...more

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#233 of 571 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked #24 of 45 The Best Movies Starring Clint Eastwood #25 of 102 The Best Movies Directed by the Star

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Clint Eastwood, Donna Mills, Jessica Walter

Released: 1971

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Play Misty for Me is a 1971 American psychological thriller film, directed by and starring Clint Eastwood, in his directorial debut. Jessica Walter and Donna Mills co-star. The original music ...more

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#95 of 591 The Best '70s Movies #508 of 548 The Greatest Movies for Guys #26 of 45 The Best Movies Starring Clint Eastwood

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Clint Eastwood, Mara Corday, Sondra Locke

Released: 1977

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

The Gauntlet is a 1977 American action film directed by Clint Eastwood, starring Eastwood and Sondra Locke. The film's supporting cast includes Pat Hingle, William Prince, Bill McKinney, and ...more
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The Good, the Bad and th... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Clint Eastwood Movies
Tom Cat added Vidal Parker-Caldera

Released: 2015

Directed by: Cal Evans

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#47 of 395 The Greatest Movie Themes #21 of 204 The Best R-Rated Period Piece Movies

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Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Jonathan Groff

Released: 2015

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

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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