Clint Eastwood Top Movies

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Clint Eastwood Top Movies

Have you heard all of these Clint Eastwood Top Movies? We know you'll find some new picks. Here are 25 of the top ones.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
★★★★
★★★★
3.5 out of 4 stars

From Sergio Leone, starring Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef, Aldo Giuffrè
Rated R

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is the third and final installment in Sergio Leone’s “Dollars Trilogy”. Set during the American Civil War, the film follows an unlikely trio of unlikely allies - Blondie (Clint Eastwood), Angel Eyes (Lee Van Cleef) and Tuco (Eli Wallach) - as they search for a hidden fortune in a cemetery. Along their journey, they must face off against ruthless bounty hunters, Union troops and Mexican bandits, in a race to find the loot. With its iconic score, stunning widescreen cinematography, and intense action sequences, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly has become an undisputed classic of the spaghetti western genre, and one of the most influential films of all time.

Unforgiven (1992)

Unforgiven
★★★★
★★★★
3.3 out of 4 stars

From Clint Eastwood, starring Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Richard Harris
Rated R

Unforgiven is a Western film directed by Clint Eastwood, starring Eastwood, Gene Hackman, and Morgan Freeman. It follows the story of William Munny, an aging outlaw and killer who takes one final job to help a prostitute’s friend seek revenge against a group of cowboys who have disfigured her. Along the way, he recruits a retired gunslinger and a young man who idolizes him. In the end, Munny faces off against the sheriff and his deputies, finding redemption in the process. The film is a meditation on the meaning of violence and morality, and raises questions about how we treat those who have committed wrongs in their past. It won four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director for Eastwood.

For a Few Dollars More (1965)

For a Few Dollars More
★★★★
★★★★
3.3 out of 4 stars

From Sergio Leone, starring Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Gian Maria Volontè, Mara Krupp
Rated R

For a Few Dollars More is a 1965 Italian western directed by Sergio Leone. It stars Clint Eastwood and Lee Van Cleef as two bounty hunters who team up to capture a ruthless killer, El Indio (Gian Maria Volonté). In pursuit of their quarry, the two bounty hunters must battle El Indio’s gang of ruthless outlaws as they travel through the rugged landscape of the Mexican desert. Along the way, they must also contend with a rival bounty hunter, Colonel Mortimer (Lee Van Cleef), and a mysterious man in black (Clint Eastwood). With its tense atmosphere and dramatic performances, For a Few Dollars More stands as one of the greatest spaghetti westerns ever made.

Gran Torino (2008)

Gran Torino
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Clint Eastwood, starring Clint Eastwood, Bee Vang, Christopher Carley, Ahney Her
Rated R

Gran Torino is a 2008 film directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Eastwood as the lead character, Walt Kowalski. The story follows Walt, a widower and Korean War veteran, who lives in a working-class, Polish-American neighborhood of Detroit. After witnessing a young boy attempt to steal his prized car, Walt begrudgingly forms a bond with the teen and his family. In the process, Walt is forced to confront his own prejudice and learn the value of family and friendship. The film touches on themes of racism and redemption, as Walt gradually realizes the importance of breaking down barriers and unites the diverse community.

Million Dollar Baby (2004)

Million Dollar Baby
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Clint Eastwood, starring Hilary Swank, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Jay Baruchel
Rated PG-13

Million Dollar Baby is a 2004 American sports drama film directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Hilary Swank, Clint Eastwood, and Morgan Freeman. Swank stars as Maggie Fitzgerald, an underprivileged waitress who wants to become a professional boxer. She seeks out the guidance of an aging, former boxing great named Frankie Dunn, played by Eastwood, and eventually persuades him to train her. Dunn's gruff exterior hides a deep emotional wound, and as the two form an unlikely bond, Maggie's determination and resilience help him to heal and have a new lease on life. With the help of his friend and former boxing colleague, Eddie "Scrap-Iron" Dupris (Morgan Freeman), Frankie helps guide Maggie through the dangerous world of professional boxing, eventually earning her a shot at the world championship title. Despite obstacles, the two forge a powerful, life-changing bond. In the end, Maggie's courage and resilience inspire Frankie to become the father figure he always wanted to be.

A Fistful of Dollars (1964)

A Fistful of Dollars
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Sergio Leone, starring Clint Eastwood, Gian Maria Volontè, Marianne Koch, Wolfgang Lukschy
Rated R

A Fistful of Dollars is a 1964 Spaghetti Western directed by Sergio Leone. The film follows the story of "The Man with No Name", a mysterious gunman who rides into a small border town where two rival gangs, the Baxters and the Rojos, are engaged in a violent feud. After being hired by both gangs to work as a mercenary, the Man with No Name begins to play both sides against each other in order to gain an advantage. He ultimately reveals his true intentions when he successfully pits the gangs against each other and emerges victorious with a fistful of dollars. The film is regarded as one of the most influential Westerns of all time and has spawned numerous sequels and remakes.

The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)

The Outlaw Josey Wales
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Clint Eastwood, starring Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Chief Dan George, Bill McKinney
Rated PG

The Outlaw Josey Wales is a 1976 American Western film directed by Clint Eastwood and stars Eastwood in the title role. The film follows Josey Wales, a Missouri farmer whose family is killed by Union forces during the Civil War. To avenge his family, Wales joins a Confederate guerrilla band and fights in a series of skirmishes against the Union. After the war, Wales is determined to live a life of peace, but his past catches up with him and he must flee the authorities. Along his journey, Wales meets a band of people who join him and help him battle those who still want to see him hang. In the end, Wales must confront his past and make a decision between his need for revenge and his desire to live a peaceful life.

Dirty Harry (1971)

Dirty Harry
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Don Siegel, Clint Eastwood, starring Clint Eastwood, Andrew Robinson, Harry Guardino, Reni Santoni
Rated R

Dirty Harry is a 1971 crime thriller directed by Don Siegel and starring Clint Eastwood as San Francisco police detective "Dirty" Harry Callahan. The film follows Harry as he attempts to bring a serial killer known as "The Scorpio Killer" (Andrew Robinson) to justice. With the help of his partner, Chico Gonzalez (Reni Santoni), Harry uses unorthodox methods to stop Scorpio's reign of terror. Along the way, he clashes with the criminal justice system, which is reluctant to use his decisive methods. In the end, Harry successfully catches Scorpio, but not without making some personal sacrifices.

Where Eagles Dare (1968)

Where Eagles Dare
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Brian G. Hutton, starring Richard Burton, Clint Eastwood, Mary Ure, Patrick Wymark
Rated M

Where Eagles Dare is a 1968 World War II action-adventure film directed by Brian G. Hutton and starring Richard Burton, Clint Eastwood and Mary Ure. The film follows a British commando team as they are sent on a mission to rescue an American general from a Nazi fortress fortress high in the Bavarian Alps. The mission is complicated when they discover an enemy agent has infiltrated the team and is working against them. The film follows the team as they battle their way through fortress and ultimately complete the mission. Along the way they must solve a complex series of puzzles, outsmart the Nazis, and bravely face the dangers of war.

Kelly's Heroes (1970)

Kelly's Heroes
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Brian G. Hutton, starring Clint Eastwood, Telly Savalas, Don Rickles, Carroll O'Connor
Rated GP

Kelly's Heroes is a 1970 war comedy directed by Brian G. Hutton. It stars Clint Eastwood, Don Rickles, and Telly Savalas as a group of World War II American soldiers who plan a daring mission to steal a fortune in gold from a bank behind enemy lines. After hearing of a secret Nazi gold stockpile, the men set out on a risky mission to steal the gold, dodging bullets and facing danger at every turn. Along the way, they encounter a motley crew of unlikely allies, including an eccentric tank commander, a British war correspondent, and a mysterious Frenchman. In the end, their courage and ingenuity help them pull off an outrageous heist and make off with the gold.

Escape from Alcatraz (1979)

Escape from Alcatraz
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Don Siegel, starring Clint Eastwood, Patrick McGoohan, Roberts Blossom, Jack Thibeau
Rated PG

Escape from Alcatraz is a 1979 American prison escape thriller directed by Don Siegel and starring Clint Eastwood. Set in 1962, it follows Frank Morris (Eastwood), a prisoner at the notorious Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary, and his attempt to escape from the island prison in San Francisco Bay. With the help of his cellmates, Clarence Anglin (Fred Ward) and John Anglin (Jack Thibeau), Morris devises a plan to dig their way out of the cells, build a raft from stolen supplies, and make their way to freedom. As the guards intensify their search for the escapees, the trio faces numerous obstacles, including treacherous waters and a manhunt on the mainland. The film culminates with an exciting finale as Morris and the Anglins make their escape.

The Bridges of Madison County (1995)

The Bridges of Madison County
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Clint Eastwood, starring Clint Eastwood, Meryl Streep, Annie Corley, Victor Slezak
Rated PG-13

The Bridges of Madison County is a 1995 American romantic drama film based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Robert James Waller. Directed by Clint Eastwood, the film stars Eastwood and Meryl Streep as an Italian war-bride housewife, Francesca Johnson, and a National Geographic photographer, Robert Kincaid. Francesca and Robert meet while he is on assignment photographing the covered bridges of Madison County, Iowa. The pair spend four days together and form an emotional connection. Francesca must ultimately choose between her obligations to her family and the temptation of a new life with Robert. The Bridges of Madison County explores themes of love, loss, and the tough choices life forces us to make. The film is widely considered one of Eastwood's best works, and was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Cinematography, and Best Actress in a Leading Role for Streep.

A Perfect World (1993)

A Perfect World
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Clint Eastwood, starring Kevin Costner, Clint Eastwood, Laura Dern, T.J. Lowther
Rated PG-13

A Perfect World is a 1993 crime drama directed by Clint Eastwood. The film stars Kevin Costner as Butch, a escaped convict and the father figure to a young boy named Phillip (played by T.J. Lowther). Butch and Phillip go on a cross-country road trip, pursued by a Texas Ranger, Red Garnett (played by Eastwood). Along the way, Butch and Phillip form a unique bond as they are forced to flee from the law and those who wish to exploit Phillip for their own gain. As the film progresses, Butch must make the difficult decision between protecting Phillip and his own freedom. Ultimately, Butch must choose between his past life of crime and the newfound responsibility of fatherhood.

High Plains Drifter (1973)

High Plains Drifter
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Clint Eastwood, starring Clint Eastwood, Verna Bloom, Marianna Hill, Mitchell Ryan
Rated R

Pale Rider (1985)

Pale Rider
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Clint Eastwood, starring Clint Eastwood, Michael Moriarty, Carrie Snodgress, Sydney Penny
Rated R

In the Line of Fire (1993)

In the Line of Fire
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Wolfgang Petersen, starring Clint Eastwood, John Malkovich, Rene Russo, Dylan McDermott
Rated R

Magnum Force (1973)

Magnum Force
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Ted Post, starring Clint Eastwood, Hal Holbrook, Mitchell Ryan, David Soul
Rated R

Hang 'Em High (1968)

Hang 'Em High
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Ted Post, starring Clint Eastwood, Inger Stevens, Pat Hingle, Ed Begley
Rated Approved

Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974)

Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Michael Cimino, starring Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges, George Kennedy, Geoffrey Lewis
Rated R

Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970)

Two Mules for Sister Sara
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Don Siegel, starring Clint Eastwood, Shirley MacLaine, Manolo Fábregas, Alberto Morin
Rated GP

Heartbreak Ridge (1986)

Heartbreak Ridge
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Clint Eastwood, starring Clint Eastwood, Marsha Mason, Everett McGill, Moses Gunn
Rated R

Honkytonk Man (1982)

Honkytonk Man
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Clint Eastwood, starring Clint Eastwood, Kyle Eastwood, John McIntire, Alexa Kenin
Rated PG

Space Cowboys (2000)

Space Cowboys
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Clint Eastwood, starring Clint Eastwood, Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland, James Garner
Rated PG-13

White Hunter Black Heart (1990)

White Hunter Black Heart
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Clint Eastwood, starring Clint Eastwood, Jeff Fahey, Charlotte Cornwell, Norman Lumsden
Rated PG

Any Which Way You Can (1980)

Any Which Way You Can
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Buddy Van Horn, starring Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis, William Smith
Rated PG

 



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