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The Best Movies Directed by Clint Eastwood  

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This is a collection of the best movies directed by Clint Eastwood as voted on by film buffs. If you're wondering, "What movies has Clint Eastwood directed," this list focuses specifically on Clint Eastwood films in which he was behind the camera, as opposed to his origins as an actor. 

Eastwood won the Academy Award for Best Director in 2004 with Million Dollar Baby, which made him the oldest living winner of an Oscar for the Best Director category. Other Clint Eastwood directed movies include Unforgiven and Gran Torino, as well as Mystic River, a 2003 film directed by Clint Eastwood, which led to Oscars for lead actor Sean Penn and supporting actor Tim Robbins. As a director, there are more than 30+ Clint Eastwood movies in total. 

What are your favorite films directed by Clint Eastwood? If you think the greatest Clint Eastwood movies aren't as high as they should be on this list, make sure to vote so that your opinion counts. If you're new to his work, and wanting to get into Clint Eastwood films, this list is a great starting point. Also, be sure to check out this list of Eastwood films for his acting work, too. 

Are you a fan of Clint Eastwood's filmography? Vote on our lists of the best movies directed by Ron Howard and Robert Zemeckis too.

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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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Christopher Walken, Francesca Eastwood, Steve Schirripa
Jersey Boys is a 2014 American biographical musical drama film directed by Clint Eastwood based on the Tony Award-winning musical of the same name. The film tells the story of the musical group ...more
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Forest Whitaker, Keith David, Sam Robards
Bird is a 1988 American biographical film, produced and directed by Clint Eastwood of a screenplay written by Joel Oliansky. The film is a tribute to the life and music of jazz saxophonist ...more
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Clint Eastwood, Timothy Spall, Marisa Berenson
White Hunter Black Heart is a 1990 American film, directed by and starring Clint Eastwood, based on the 1953 book White Hunter, Black Heart by Peter Viertel. Viertel also co-wrote the script ...more
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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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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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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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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, William Holden, Kay Lenz
Breezy is a 1973 American romantic drama film, starring William Holden and Kay Lenz. It was written by Jo Heims, and was the third film directed by Clint Eastwood, who can be briefly seen in an ...more
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Matt Damon, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jay Mohr
Hereafter is a 2010 American supernatural thriller fantasy film directed, co-produced, and scored by Clint Eastwood, written by Peter Morgan and executive produced by Steven Spielberg.
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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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The 15:17 to Paris is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Clint Eastwood
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The 15:17 to Paris is a 2018 American biographical drama film directed by Clint Eastwood, based on the 2015 Thalys train attack. Three Americans (Spencer Stone, Anthony Sadler, and Alek ...more
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A Star Is Born is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Clint Eastwood
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Piano Blues is a 2003 documentary film directed by Clint Eastwood as the seventh installment of the documentary film series "The Blues" produced by Martin Scorsese. The film features ...more
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Ali Farka Touré, Ray Charles, Corey Harris
The Blues is a 2003 documentary film series produced by Martin Scorsese, dedicated to the history of blues music. In each of the seven episodes, a different director explores a stage in the ...more