All Clint Eastwood Movies Ranked

Go ahead, punks, make your day: Take a look at all his starring movies by Tomatometer!

The Mule, opening Friday, continues an astonishing career that all began with blowing up a giant spider with a jet missile in Tarantula. Eastwood didn’t have any lines in that one, and not many more nine years later in A Fistful of Dollars, but that wasn’t going to stop him from becoming an international star. Further movies as the Sergio Leone’s Man With No Name made him the spaghetti Western icon, and the Dirty Harry series made him a man for modern times. Along the way, he picked up directing, cranking out movies with stunning efficiency, often giving himself the main role for a little career longevity, not to mention Best Picture wins with Unforgiven and Million Dollar Baby. In The Mule, Eastwood directs once more and appears on-screen notably for the first time since Trouble With the Curve.

Feelin’ lucky? Pick any movie from Eastwood’s filmograhpy and you just might witness a piece of cinema legend.

#46
#46
Adjusted Score: 20.052%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: This is the sequel to Clint Eastwood's action comedy Every Which Way But Loose, and again features the antics of... [More]
Directed By: Buddy Van Horn

#45

City Heat (1984)
22%

#45
Adjusted Score: 22.681%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: This standard, tongue-in-cheek, gangsters and good guys saga is carried on the star power and screen presence of Clint Eastwood... [More]
Directed By: Richard Benjamin

#44

Pink Cadillac (1989)
21%

#44
Adjusted Score: 21.722%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: For his third film as a director and his third film directing Clint Eastwood, stunt-man Buddy Van Horn helmed this... [More]
Directed By: Buddy Van Horn

#43

Paint Your Wagon (1969)
27%

#43
Adjusted Score: 28.167%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: After a debut on Broadway in 1951, Paramount spent an estimated 17 to 20 million dollars in production costs for... [More]
Directed By: Joshua Logan

#42

The Rookie (1990)
29%

#42
Adjusted Score: 29.173%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Packing years of experience and a .45 automatic, LAPD Detective Nick Pulovki figures he's got all the help he needs.... [More]
Directed By: Clint Eastwood

#41
#41
Adjusted Score: 39.273%
Critics Consensus: The inexplicable pairing of Clint Eastwood with an orangutan is the least of Every Which Way But Loose's problems -- a slack action-comedy with a haphazardly assembled story.
Synopsis: In this comedy, Clint Eastwood plays Philo Beddoe, a bare-knuckle boxer who travels from fight to fight, accompanied by his... [More]
Directed By: James Fargo

#40

Firefox (1982)
38%

#40
Adjusted Score: 38.37%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Producer/director/star Clint Eastwood takes his sweet time getting Firefox started. Eastwood plays Mitchell Gant, a past-his-prime U.S. pilot, smuggled into... [More]
Directed By: Clint Eastwood

#39

Absolute Power (1997)
57%

#39
Adjusted Score: 60.024%
Critics Consensus: Absolute Power collapses under its preposterous plotting despite an all-star cast and Clint Eastwood's deft direction.
Synopsis: In this thriller, an aging cat burglar becomes a crusader embroiled in a deadly cat-and-mouse game involving murder and a... [More]
Directed By: Clint Eastwood

#38
#38
Adjusted Score: 58.469%
Critics Consensus: Though predictable and somewhat dramatically underwhelming, Trouble with the Curve benefits from Clint Eastwood's grizzled charisma and his easy chemistry with a charming Amy Adams.
Synopsis: Gus Lobel (Clint Eastwood) has been one of the best scouts in baseball for decades, but, despite his efforts to... [More]
Directed By: Robert Lorenz

#37

Blood Work (2002)
53%

#37
Adjusted Score: 57.062%
Critics Consensus: Blood Work is a routine, but competently made thriller marred by lethargic pacing.
Synopsis: A retired detective must battle former colleagues and his own failing health in order to bring a murderer to justice... [More]
Directed By: Clint Eastwood

#36

True Crime (1999)
54%

#36
Adjusted Score: 55.103%
Critics Consensus: True Crime has the potential for a gripping character-driven mystery, but a pedestrian story and a miscast Clint Eastwood undermine its effectiveness.
Synopsis: Steve Everett is an investigative reporter with a lot of problems. An alcoholic, he's only been sober for two months.... [More]
Directed By: Clint Eastwood

#35

The Dead Pool (1988)
55%

#35
Adjusted Score: 56.72%
Critics Consensus: While it offers its fair share of violent thrills and tough wit, The Dead Pool ends the Dirty Harry series on an uninspired note.
Synopsis: The Dead Pool is the fifth and (thus far) the last of Clint Eastwood's Dirty Harry movies. A sports pool... [More]
Directed By: Buddy Van Horn

#34

Sudden Impact (1983)
56%

#34
Adjusted Score: 58.709%
Critics Consensus: Sudden Impact delivers all the firepower -- and the most enduring catchphrase -- fans associate with the Dirty Harry franchise, but it's far from the best film in the series.
Synopsis: Dirty Harry (Clint Eastwood) returns in this fast-paced, violent and surprisingly witty actioner. The story centers on the victim of... [More]
Directed By: Clint Eastwood

#33
#33
Adjusted Score: 67.719%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Clint Eastwood is a hard-hitting high plains drifter who rides into town and single-handedly rescues a local nun (Shirley MacLaine)... [More]
Directed By: Don Siegel

#32
#32
Adjusted Score: 69.96%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Clint Eastwood both directed and starred in this thriller based on a novel by Trevanian. Dr. Jonathan Hemlock (Eastwood) is... [More]
Directed By: Clint Eastwood

#31

Kelly's Heroes (1970)
78%

#31
Adjusted Score: 80.295%
Critics Consensus: Kelly's Heroes subverts its World War II setting with pointed satirical commentary on modern military efforts, offering an entertaining hybrid of heist caper and battlefield action.
Synopsis: Like M*A*S*H and Catch-22, both released the same year, this military comedy takes place in an earlier war but is... [More]
Directed By: Brian G. Hutton

#30

Bronco Billy (1980)
75%

#30
Adjusted Score: 76.103%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Bronco Billy stars Clint Eastwood (who also directed) as the impresario of a seedy wild west show. Going along for... [More]
Directed By: Clint Eastwood

#29

Space Cowboys (2000)
78%

#29
Adjusted Score: 81.976%
Critics Consensus: While the plot is overly cliched, the suberb acting by the stars (especially the tense interactions between Clint Eastwood and Tommy Lee Jones) and the spectacular special effects make this a movie worth seeing.
Synopsis: In this adventure drama, four men passed over by the space program get one last chance to be heroes and... [More]
Directed By: Clint Eastwood

#28

A Perfect World (1993)
79%

#28
Adjusted Score: 81.023%
Critics Consensus: Despite some formulaic touches, Clint Eastwood's haunting, ambiguous crime drama is smart and gritty, and features a bravura performance from Kevin Costner as a prison escapee on the run.
Synopsis: Set in Texas during the fateful month of November 1963, director Clint Eastwood stars as Red Garnett, a Texas Ranger... [More]
Directed By: Clint Eastwood

#27

The Enforcer (1976)
68%

#27
Adjusted Score: 71.17%
Critics Consensus: Though the slightest hints of series fatigue begin to emerge, The Enforcer delivers riveting action and better humor than its predecessors.
Synopsis: Number Three in the Dirty Harry series, this film equips macho cop Harry Callahan with a female assistant, Kate Moore.... [More]

#26

Gran Torino (2009)
81%

#26
Adjusted Score: 88.602%
Critics Consensus: Though a minor entry in Eastwood's body of work, Gran Torino is nevertheless a humorous, touching, and intriguing old-school parable.
Synopsis: A racist Korean War veteran living in a crime-ridden Detroit neighborhood is forced to confront his own lingering prejudice when... [More]
Directed By: Clint Eastwood

#25

Magnum Force (1973)
72%

#25
Adjusted Score: 73.919%
Critics Consensus: Magnum Force ups the ante for the Dirty Harry franchise with faster action and thrilling stuntwork.
Synopsis: In this film, notorious area criminals are being killed by vigilantes. Detective Dirty Harry Callahan discovers that the killings have... [More]
Directed By: Ted Post

#24

The Gauntlet (1977)
75%

#24
Adjusted Score: 77.129%
Critics Consensus: Eastwood has a good time playing a dolt in the surprisingly funny Gauntlet, which otherwise has the typical Clint trappings.
Synopsis: Clint Eastwood is appropriately flinty as Ben Shockley, an Arizona cop sent to safely extradite prisoner "Gus" Malley (Sondra Locke).... [More]
Directed By: Clint Eastwood

#23

Tightrope (1984)
85%

#23
Adjusted Score: 85.214%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Clint Eastwood plays a New Orleans detective determined to track down a serial killer of prostitutes. Complicating matters is the... [More]
Directed By: Richard Tuggle

#22
#22
Adjusted Score: 85.095%
Critics Consensus: A coolly calculating psychological thriller that manages to scare the audience even if it is just using textbook thrills.
Synopsis: Play Misty for Me marked Clint Eastwood's debut as a director, and it gave him the then-unusual opportunity to play... [More]
Directed By: Clint Eastwood

#21

Heartbreak Ridge (1986)
73%

#21
Adjusted Score: 74.78%
Critics Consensus: With Heartbreak Ridge, director Clint Eastwood gets one of his best performances out of himself, even if the story struggles to engage.
Synopsis: Having spent much of his directorial career emulating Don Siegel and John Ford, Clint Eastwood borrows a page from the... [More]
Directed By: Clint Eastwood

#20

Joe Kidd (1972)
86%

#20
Adjusted Score: 86.022%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Anglo farmers have been stealing Mexican-American villagers' lands, under the pretext of having deeds which pre-empt their ancient Spanish land-grants.... [More]
Directed By: John Sturges

#19
#19
Adjusted Score: 92.685%
Critics Consensus: This likable buddy/road picture deftly mixes action and comedy, and features excellent work from stars Clint Eastwood and Jeff Bridges and first-time director Michael Cimino.
Synopsis: As much an eccentric character study as a road movie, Michael Cimino's directorial debut follows the adventures of a quartet... [More]
Directed By:

#18
#18
Adjusted Score: 87.931%
Critics Consensus: White Hunter Black Heart is powerful, intelligent, and subtly moving, a fascinating meditation on masculinity and the insecurities of artists.
Synopsis: Clint Eastwood's White Hunter, Black Heart is adapted from Peter Vietel's fictionalized tale of John Huston's filming of The African... [More]
Directed By: Clint Eastwood

#17

The Beguiled (1971)
89%

#17
Adjusted Score: 90.233%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In this film, Clint Eastwood plays a wounded Union soldier during the Civil War who takes refuge in a prim... [More]

#16
#16
Adjusted Score: 93.323%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: An expensive but enormously profitable war picture, Where Eagles Dare centers upon a daring rescue and even more daring escape.... [More]
Directed By: Brian G. Hutton

#15
Adjusted Score: 93.523%
Critics Consensus: Sentimental, slow, schmaltzy, and very satisfying, The Bridges of Madison County finds Clint Eastwood adapting a bestseller with heft, wit, and grace.
Synopsis: The brief, illicit love affair between an Iowa housewife and a post-middle-age free-lance photographer is chronicled in this powerful romance... [More]
Directed By: Clint Eastwood

#14
#14
Adjusted Score: 98.841%
Critics Consensus: Clint Eastwood's assured direction - combined with knockout performances from Hilary Swank and Morgan Freeman - help Million Dollar Baby to transcend its clichés, and the result is deeply heartfelt and moving.
Synopsis: Frankie Dunn (Clint Eastwood) is a veteran boxing trainer who has devoted his life to the ring and has precious... [More]
Directed By: Clint Eastwood

#13

Hang 'em High (1968)
92%

#13
Adjusted Score: 92.553%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Ex-lawman turned rancher Jed Cooper (Clint Eastwood) is moving a small herd of cattle when a group of nine men... [More]
Directed By: Ted Post

#12

Pale Rider (1985)
93%

#12
Adjusted Score: 94.381%
Critics Consensus: Nearly a decade after The Outlaw Josey Wales, Clint Eastwood returns as a director to the genre that made his name with this elegant, spiritual Western that riffs on the classic Shane.
Synopsis: Director Clint Eastwood draws on his experience to put together a western with winning components: the bad guys are corporate... [More]
Directed By: Clint Eastwood

#11

Honkytonk Man (1982)
93%

#11
Adjusted Score: 93.475%
Critics Consensus: Clint Eastwood succeeds in revealing his softer side in Honkytonk Man, a surprisingly sweet and heartwarming road movie that hums along at a pleasant pace.
Synopsis: Clint Eastwood directed this low-key road movie, a deliberate change of pace from his dark and violent screen persona. Eastwood... [More]
Directed By: Clint Eastwood

#10

Dirty Harry (1971)
89%

#10
Adjusted Score: 93.708%
Critics Consensus: As tough and taciturn as its no-nonsense hero, Dirty Harry delivers a deceptively layered message without sacrificing an ounce of its solid action impact.
Synopsis: "You've got to ask yourself a question: 'do I feel lucky?' Well, do ya, punk?" Dirty Harry provoked a critical... [More]
Directed By: Don Siegel

#9

Coogan's Bluff (1968)
94%

#9
Adjusted Score: 95.151%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Clint Eastwood stars as Walt Coogan, an Arizona deputy sheriff who has been sent to New York City to extradite... [More]
Directed By: Don Siegel

#8
Adjusted Score: 95.091%
Critics Consensus: With Clint Eastwood in the lead, Ennio Morricone on the score, and Sergio Leone's stylish direction, For a Few Dollars More earns its recognition as a genre classic.
Synopsis: This pulse-pounding follow-up to Sergio Leone's A Fistful of Dollars brings back Clint Eastwood as the serape-clad, cigar-chewing "Man With... [More]
Directed By: Sergio Leone

#7
#7
Adjusted Score: 97.751%
Critics Consensus: Escape from Alcatraz makes brilliant use of the tense claustrophobia of its infamous setting -- as well as its leading man's legendarily flinty resolve.
Synopsis: No one can escape from Alcatraz, right? Try telling that to lifer Frank Morris (Clint Eastwood). This Donald Siegel-directed nailbiter... [More]
Directed By: Don Siegel

#6
#6
Adjusted Score: 94.029%
Critics Consensus: Recreating the essence of his iconic Man With No Name in a post-Civil War Western, director Clint Eastwood delivered the first of his great revisionist works of the genre.
Synopsis: Clint Eastwood's fifth film as a director and eighth Western as a star (ninth if you count Paint Your Wagon),... [More]
Directed By: Clint Eastwood

#5
#5
Adjusted Score: 98.035%
Critics Consensus: Clint Eastwood's sophomore outing as director sees him back in the saddle as a mysterious stranger, as the result is one of his most memorable Westerns.
Synopsis: "Who are you?" the dwarf Mordecai (Billy Curtis) asks Clint Eastwood's Stranger at the end of Eastwood's 1973 western High... [More]
Directed By: Clint Eastwood

#4
#4
Adjusted Score: 101.229%
Critics Consensus: A straightforward thriller of the highest order, In the Line of Fire benefits from Wolfgang Peterson's taut direction and charismatic performances from Clint Eastwood and John Malkovich.
Synopsis: Clint Eastwood delivers one of his finest performances, as a secret service agent haunted by his past in Wolfgang Petersen's... [More]
Directed By: Wolfgang Petersen

#3

Unforgiven (1992)
96%

#3
Adjusted Score: 104.076%
Critics Consensus: As both director and star, Clint Eastwood strips away decades of Hollywood varnish applied to the Wild West, and emerges with a series of harshly eloquent statements about the nature of violence.
Synopsis: Dedicated to his mentors Sergio Leone and Don Siegel, Clint Eastwood's 1992 Oscar-winner examines the mythic violence of the Western,... [More]
Directed By: Clint Eastwood

#2
Adjusted Score: 106.395%
Critics Consensus: Arguably the greatest of the spaghetti westerns, this epic features a compelling story, memorable performances, breathtaking landscapes, and a haunting score.
Synopsis: In the last and the best installment of his so-called "Dollars" trilogy of Sergio Leone-directed "spaghetti westerns," Clint Eastwood reprised... [More]
Directed By: Sergio Leone

#1
Adjusted Score: 102.72%
Critics Consensus: With Akira Kurosawa's Yojimbo as his template, Sergio Leone's A Fistful of Dollars helped define a new era for the Western and usher in its most iconic star, Clint Eastwood.
Synopsis: By the time Sergio Leone made this film, Italians had already produced about 20 films ironically labelled "spaghetti westerns." Leone... [More]
Directed By: Sergio Leone

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