As part of Clint Eastwood Week on my blog, I figured I better do a list of My Top Ten Clint Eastwood (starring) Movies. I’ve been reviewing some of Eastwood’s films this week as he turned 86 on Tuesday. Happy Birthday, Mr. Eastwood!
Now, there are still plenty that I haven’t seen OR I saw them at a young age & really need to re-watch them before adding them to this list (including most of the Dirty Harry stuff). I’ve listed some of these films at the end so don’t ask why they’re not on the list! 😉 The Eastwood movies that I’ve reviewed are all linked below.
I haven’t suddenly turned into the world’s biggest Clint Eastwood fan or something. Let’s face it: he’s my dad’s favorite actor. I think he’s the favorite actor of most dads. He’s a total “dad actor”! But, hell, I’ve really enjoyed some of the movies that he’s starred in (most of which I’ve only just watched for the first time these last couple of years). I have to say that I prefer the spaghetti Westerns to the Dirty Harry stuff, although I did have fun with the one Dirty Harry film I reviewed yesterday.
I kind of had it in my mind that he’s also starred in all the films he’s directed but there are lots he wasn’t actually in. So, this list is only going to include the films he’s ACTED in. But it seems a little weird to exclude those he’s directed so, at the end, I’ll include a separate top ten for those.
**List Updated April 2017 To Add Million Dollar Baby & April 2018 To Add The Beguiled & Sully**
First, here are My Top Ten Movies Starring Clint Eastwood:
12. The Bridges Of Madison County
11. In The Line Of Fire
Ones I Saw So Long Ago That I’d Need To Re-Watch Them Before Adding Them To This List:
Every Which Way But Loose
Any Which Way You Can
A Perfect World
Now, I guess I better do My Top Ten Movies Directed By Clint Eastwood:
10. Sully: Miracle On The Hudson
9. The Bridges Of Madison County
7. Mystic River
6. Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil
3. Gran Torino
2. Play Misty For Me
1. Million Dollar Baby
Flags Of Our Fathers
Letters From Iwo Jima