Clint Eastwood - Your 5 Favorite Movies

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  1. yesstiles

    yesstiles Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I'm watching "High Plains Drifter" and I just realized how much I enjoy Clint Eastwood's acting. And of course he's also a great director!

    What are your 5 favorite movies starring Eastwood?

    Mine are (in no particular order):

    In The Line Of Fire
    Dirty Harry
    A Perfect World
    The Gauntlet
    The Outlaw Josey Wales


    .....hard to choose!
     
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  2. smilin ed

    smilin ed Forum Resident

    Location:
    Durham
    A Perfect World (for his direction)
    The Outlaw Josey Wales
    Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
    Unforgiven
    In the Line of Fire
     
  3. clayton

    clayton Forum Resident

    Location:
    minneapolis mn
    Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
    Unforgiven
    Dirty Harry
    Grand Torino
    The Outlaw Josey Wales
     
  4. Greg Arkadin

    Greg Arkadin Forum Resident

    Location:
    Detroit
    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    Dirty Harry
    Bronco Billy
    White Hunter Black Heart
    Unforgiven

    Honorable mentions:
    Play Misty for Me
    The Beguiled
    Outlaw Josey Wales
    Million Dollar Baby
     
  5. LeBon Bush

    LeBon Bush Hound of Love

    Location:
    Austria
    The Good, the bad and the ugly
    High Plains Drifter
    The Outlaw Josey Wales
    For A Few Dollars More
    Gran Torino
     
  6. ampmods

    ampmods Forum Resident

    Location:
    Boston, MA, USA
    The Outlaw Josey Wales
    Every Which Way but Loose
    Escape from Alcatraz
    Gran Torino
    Sudden Impact
     
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  7. malcolm reynolds

    malcolm reynolds Forum Resident

    Location:
    Oklahoma
    The Good The Bad And The Ugly
    High Plains Drifter
    The Outlaw Josey Wales
    For A Few Dollars More
    A Fistfull Of Dollars
     
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  8. neo123

    neo123 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Northern Kentucky
    The Good, The Bad And The Ugly
    The Outlaw Josey Wales
    Heartbreak Ridge
    Sudden Impact
    Escape From Alcatraz

    So hard to pick just 5.

    I could easily swap in:

    In The Line Of Fire (but John Malkovich steals this movie)
    Dirty Harry
    Pale Rider
    Gran Torino
    Hang 'Em High
    High Plains Drifter

    and so on and so on.

    I like most of his movies.

    (Didn't care much for Unforgiven, Bronco Billy and a couple of the silly ones with the Orangutan.)
     
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  9. ruben lopez

    ruben lopez Forum Resident

    Location:
    Barcelona Spain
    Gauntlet
    Josey Wales
    Dirty Harry
    Heartbreak Ridge
    Honky Tonk Man
     
  10. The Zodiac

    The Zodiac God's Lonely Man

    I have all of his films up to Million Dollar Baby (plus Grand Torino) on the blu-ray. I always loved watching Eastwood marathons on TBS when I was growing up. He made so many great films, it's hard to narrow it down to five, but at the moment I'd say -

    The Good The Bad and The Ugly
    In The Line of Fire
    Unforgiven
    Dirty Harry
    Bronco Billy

    I could also have chosen Alcatraz, Kelly's Heroes, Few Dollars More, High Plains Drifter, Josey Wales , Tightrope, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, Hang 'em High.... all great.

    I haven't seen any of his recent films. Gran Torino was the last. It's amazing how active he is at his age.
     
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  11. Luvtemps

    Luvtemps Forum Resident

    Location:
    P.G.County,Md.
    Ok, Hang Em High..Play Misty For Me..Dirty Harry..Unforgiven..Bronco Billy.
     
  12. yesstiles

    yesstiles Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Anybody like "The Eiger Sanction" or "Where Eagles Dare?"
     
  13. Luke The Drifter

    Luke The Drifter Forum Resident

    Location:
    United States
    A Fistful of Dollars
    For a Few Dollars More
    The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly
    The Outlaw Josey Wales
    Unforgiven

    The Dollars Trilogy is one of the greatest in cinematic history.
     
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  14. artfromtex

    artfromtex Forum Resident

    Location:
    Fort Worth, TX
    Unforgiven
    The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly
    High Plains Drifter
    The Outlaw Josey Wales
    For A Few Dollars More
     
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  15. SurrealCereal

    SurrealCereal Forum Resident

    The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
    A Fistful of Dollars
    The Outlaw Josey Wales
    For a Few Dollars More
    Unforgiven
     
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  16. skisdlimit

    skisdlimit Forum Resident

    Location:
    Bellevue, WA
    The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly - for my money (a few $ more? :laugh::winkgrin:), this was the best of those "spaghetti westerns"
    Magnum Force - my favorite of the Dirty Harry Callahan features
    Escape From Alcatraz - based on a true story, but if anyone could escape from there, it would be him
    Unforgiven - he deserved to win multiple Oscars for this
    Gran Torino - similar to Falling Down, but Eastwood was ultimately more sympathetic than Michael Douglas
     
  17. The Hud

    The Hud No More Mr. Nice Guy

    I think the only Eastwood movie I have seen is Gran Torino, but I think it is a great movie.

    I might have seen Unforgiven, but I don't remember anything about it.
     
  18. smilin ed

    smilin ed Forum Resident

    Location:
    Durham
    And if I can have Honourable Mentions:

    Honky Tonk Man
    The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
    Mystic River
    Bird
    High Plains Drifter

    and five more:
    Dirty Harry
    A Fistful of Dollars
    For a Few Dollars More
    Two Mules for Sister Sarah
    Escape from Alcatraz
     
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  19. arley

    arley Forum Resident

    Escape from Alcatraz
    In the Line of Fire
    Dirty Harry
    Unforgiven
    Million Dollar Baby

    Trivia: early in Dirty Harry, when he foils the bank robbers and has that iconic scene ('You feel lucky today, punk? Well, do ya?') there's a cinema nearby. The movie playing there is Play Misty for Me.

    And I'm sure the movie he most regrets taking the role in: Paint Your Wagon. Gotta give him credit for trying a singing role, though.
     
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  20. PhilBorder

    PhilBorder Forum Resident

    Location:
    Sheboygan, WI
    I have to think about this, but Kelly's Heroes belongs just for the way he sneers at archetypal hippie Donald Sutherland
     
  21. Fox67

    Fox67 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Boston
    Fistfull of dollars
    For a few dollars more
    The good, the bad & the ugly
    Hang Em' High
    High plains drifter
    The outlaw Josey Wales
    Joe Kidd

    (I'm counting the trilogy as one)
     
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  22. DLD

    DLD Forum Resident

    Location:
    Dallas, Tx
    The Good, The Bad, The Ugly
    Gran Torino
    In The Line Of Fire
    Unforgiven
    Dirty Harry
    Play Misty For Me
    Bronco Billy (incredible corn that somehow works)

    More than 5 but that's just how I roll and I wanted to give Bronco Billy and Play Misty (not in his 5 best) some props
     
  23. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Magnum Force
    Dirty Harry
    Outlaw Josey Wales
    Unforgiven
    Gran Torino
     
  24. Slappy9001

    Slappy9001 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Kingston, PA
    Dirty Harry (...although I like all of the series)
    Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
    Outlaw Josey Wales
    Unforgiven
    The Eiger Sanction (NOT a good movie but damned if I don't end up watching the whole thing every time it's on)

    Honorable mentions:
    Man With No Name Trilogy
    Where Eagles Dare
    In the Line of Fire
    High Plains Drifter

    Amazing how similar the lists all are.
     
  25. Spaghettiows

    Spaghettiows Forum Resident

    Location:
    Silver Creek, NY
    I'm intentionally leaving out his Westerns, because that could be another list unto itself.

    Kelly's Heroes
    The Gauntlet
    Dirty Harry
    The Eiger Sanction
    Heartbreak Ridge

    Honorable Mention - Play Misty For Me
     
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