The 20 greatest movies with Clint Eastwood in a role

He's been in so many movies, that there must be 20 good ones. After a lot of looking, I found them.
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1.
Hang 'Em High (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
When an innocent man barely survives a lynching, he returns as a lawman determined to bring the vigilantes to justice. (114 mins.)
Director: Ted Post
“ Simply his best film, the one with the most three dimensional characters for sure, and undeniably his greatest Western, although it isn't self righteous enough for most imdb posters. ” - drystyx
 
2.
Tarantula (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A spider escapes from an isolated desert laboratory experimenting in giantism and grows to tremendous size as it wreaks havoc on the local inhabitants. (80 mins.)
Director: Jack Arnold
“ Okay, he only appears at the end, but it's his second best movie, as you know. A classic science fiction thriller, the ultimate in Horror. ” - drystyx
 
3.
Dirty Harry (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
When a mad man calling himself 'the Scorpio Killer' menaces the city, tough as nails San Francisco Police Inspector Harry Callahan is assigned to track down and ferret out the crazed psychopath. (102 mins.)
Director: Don Siegel
“ The product of an era, in response to a society leaning too far in one direction. This police investigator serves as "observor" to the horrors of playing footsie with homicidal maniacs. ” - drystyx
 
4.
Magnum Force (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Dirty Harry is on the trail of vigilante cops who are not above going beyond the law to kill the city's undesirables. (124 mins.)
Director: Ted Post
“ A complete turnabout of the same character of Dirty Harry. So much so, that it has to be viewed as hypocrisy. Still, this is excellent at what it does. Great thriller. ” - drystyx
 
5.
Joe Kidd (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
An ex-bounty hunter reluctantly helps a wealthy landowner and his henchmen track down a Mexican revolutionary leader. (88 mins.)
Director: John Sturges
“ This is what Clint does best. Just a hard nosed ruffian. The great supporting characters make this a top Western. ” - drystyx
 
6.
Pale Rider (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A mysterious preacher protects a humble prospector village from a greedy mining company trying to encroach on their land. (115 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ The ghost rider even looks better in comparison to the debacle of High Plains Drifter, a total embarressment for all involved. This one had characters you could care about and follow. ” - drystyx
 
7.
Heartbreak Ridge (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A hard-nosed, hard-living Marine gunnery sergeant clashes with his superiors and his ex-wife as he takes command of a spoiled recon platoon with a bad attitude. (130 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ Again, Eastwood is a ruffian, so his one dimensional, one expression, one emotion style doesn't hurt the plot about a group of soldiers out to prove their value. ” - drystyx
 
8.
Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Nun Sara is on the run in Mexico and is saved from cowboys by Hogan, who is preparing for a future mission to capture a French fort. The pair become good friends, but Sara never does tell him the true reason behind her being outlawed. (116 mins.)
Director: Don Siegel
“ Just a fun little Western. At this point, we're reaching into mediocrity. After all, these are Eastwood movies. ” - drystyx
 
9.
In the Line of Fire (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Secret Service agent Frank Horrigan couldn't save Kennedy, but he's determined not to let a clever assassin take out this president. (128 mins.)
“ An over the top villain, and some silliness, but a few good bits of drama in this story about stopping an assassin. ” - drystyx
 
10.
Unforgiven (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Retired Old West gunslinger William Munny reluctantly takes on one last job, with the help of his old partner and a young man. (131 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ How you rate this depends on if you like a movie, or if you like to force others to like a movie. It's a directorial accomplishment, meaning it's what most directors like to do. Take a terrible script, with a character you would normally hate, and try to force you to like the script and character. It fools the feeble minded only. Still, while the story is one of the worst, the direction is what he wanted. ” - drystyx
 
11.
Gran Torino (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Disgruntled Korean War veteran Walt Kowalski sets out to reform his neighbor, a Hmong teenager who tried to steal Kowalski's prized possession: a 1972 Gran Torino. (116 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ A little more thought went into this than most of Eastwood movies. ” - drystyx
 
12.
Every Which Way But Loose (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
The San Fernando Valley adventures of trucker turned prize-fighter Philo Beddoe and his pet orangutan Clyde. (114 mins.)
Director: James Fargo
“ Just mindlessless. Barely watchable, but chicks like it. ” - drystyx
 
13.
Absolute Power (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A career thief witnesses a horrific crime involving the U.S. President. (121 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ Everything about this movie goes "against the grain" of Eastwood's usual movies. I think it was his attempt to be iconoclastic. ” - drystyx
 
14.
Space Cowboys (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
When a retired engineer is called upon to rescue a failing satellite, he insists that his equally old teammates accompany him into space. (130 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ Just a bit of fun, really. ” - drystyx
 
15.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery. (161 mins.)
Director: Sergio Leone
“ Okay, it isn't a good movie, but Eli Wallach almost saves this piece of hate mongering, and I'm being generous to the beavis and butthead spaghetti fans. ” - drystyx
 
16.
Revenge of the Creature (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Men capture the creature from the Black Lagoon and make him an aquarium attraction, from which he escapes. (82 mins.)
Director: Jack Arnold
“ Pretty decent sci fi, would rank higher if not almost forgotten ” - drystyx
 
17.
The Enemy Below (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
During World War II, an American destroyer meets a German U-Boat. Both captains are good ones, and the engagement lasts for a considerable time. (98 mins.)
Director: Dick Powell
“ Another that would rank higher if it were shown more. ” - drystyx
 
18.
Francis in the Navy (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A story following Lt. Peter Stirling and his dream being in the navy. (80 mins.)
Director: Arthur Lubin
“ A bit of mindless fun ” - drystyx
 
19.
White Hunter Black Heart (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A thinly fictionalized account of a legendary movie director, whose desire to hunt down an animal turns into a grim situation with his movie crew in Africa. (112 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ Actually has a story line. Plods, but best of what's left ” - drystyx
 
20.
Away All Boats (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
The story of a U.S. naval ship and its crew in the Pacific, 1943-1945. (114 mins.)
Director: Joseph Pevney
“ Almost watchable, which makes it number 20 on the list. ” - drystyx