Special Report

Clint Eastwood Movies Ranked Worst to Best

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43. Blood Work (2002)
> Combined score: 1.56 — #12,555 highest out of 22,286 movies
> Director: Clint Eastwood
> Also starring: Jeff Daniels, Anjelica Huston, Wanda De Jesus

A retired FBI profiler (Eastwood) tracks down a serial killer in this adaptation of a Michael Connelly novel. As the investigation proceeds, the profiler discovers that he and the killer may share a history. Eastwood’s then-wife Dina appears as a reporter.

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42. Every Which Way but Loose (1978)
> Combined score: 1.59 — #12,163 highest out of 22,286 movies
> Director: James Fargo
> Also starring: Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis, Beverly D’Angelo

This action comedy sends bare-knuckle fighter Philo Beddoe (Eastwood) and his pet orangutan Clyde on the search for a missing country singer. It defied plenty of negative reviews on its way to box office success, becoming the fourth highest-grossing film of 1978.

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41. Paint Your Wagon (1969)
> Combined score: 1.61 — #11,868 highest out of 22,286 movies
> Director: Joshua Logan
> Also starring: Lee Marvin, Jean Seberg, Harve Presnell

This poorly-aged Western musical chronicles the misadventures of two gold prospectors (Eastwood and Marvin) and their shared wife (Seberg). Its disastrous production and box office failure motivated Eastwood to assert more control and become a director.

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40. The Dead Pool (1988)
> Combined score: 1.62 — #11,838 highest out of 22,286 movies
> Director: Buddy Van Horn
> Also starring: Liam Neeson, Patricia Clarkson, Evan C. Kim

The fifth and final Dirty Harry movie puts the famous detective on the trail of a devious killer, who’s compiled a list of celebrity victims. It was one of three Eastwood films directed by his stunt double Wayne “Buddy” Van Horn.

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39. True Crime (1999)
> Combined score: 1.69 — #11,008 highest out of 22,286 movies
> Director: Clint Eastwood
> Also starring: Isaiah Washington, LisaGay Hamilton, James Woods

An aging journalist (Eastwood) has mere hours to clear an innocent Death Row inmate in this plodding thriller. Eastwood’s former wife Dina, daughter Francesca, and former partner Frances Fisher all appear in supporting roles.

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