Clint Eastwood’s greatest movies ranked

It's time once and for all to find out which of Clint Eastwood's movies are his best!
We’ve heard it said that Clint Eastwood is god’s gift to cinema. So why not make him god’s GIF to cinema? We’re counting down his ten best movies in gif form!

9. Invictus


Morgan Freeman stars as Nelson Mandela in this inspiring drama. We love a sports movie, and this one (also starring Matt Damon) is right up there with his best.


8. Gran Torino


Clint directs and stars in Gran Torino, a critically acclaimed drama about a racist old war veteran who lives next to a family of Southeast Asians. Gran Torino kicks butt.


7. The Mule


Clint’s newest outing, The Mule, also deals with a war veteran, only this time, he’s tackling the true story of a man in his nineties who somehow becomes a drug mule for a lethal drug cartel. Insane premise, superb execution.


6. Dirty Harry


Dirty Harry isn’t just one of the most iconic action films ever made, it’s also one of Clint’s most famous roles. Angry detective? Check. A thirst for justice? Check. Extremely big gun? Check!


5. Sully


Eastwood is also a dab hand at thoughtful drama, too. Sully tells the true story of Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger who crash-landed the Airbus A320 he was piloting into the Hudson River. Oh, and Tom Hanks plays Sully!


4. Mystic River


A story about murders, cover-ups and small-town drama, Mystic River absolutely cleaned up on the award circuit. It landed best actor and best supporting actors for Sean Penn And Tim Robbins respectively.


3. Million Dollar Baby


Eastwood dishes up all the feels with Million Dollar Baby. In it, he plays a grumpy old boxing coach who takes Hillary Swank under his wing. Seriously, though… have your tissues ready. 


2. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly


Three absolute maniacs rampage across the old west, with Clint Eastwood’s Man With No Name as the timeless, nameless bounty-hunting hero. Amazing stuff.


1. Unforgiven


Award winning, name taking and butt-kicking, Unforgiven is a tour-de-force and probably Clint Eastwood’s most loved film. It’s also very dark, very gritty, very bloody and is considered one of the best Westerns ever made.


 

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