Poll Suggestion: Best Clint Eastwood Movie

  • 3
  • Idea
  • Updated 2 months ago
Clint Eastwood has been acting for decades leaving a legacy of legendary films that many have enjoyed. With his new film The Mule (2018) coming out soon for the Oscar season, I thought I would make this poll for you IMDb users to vote for your favorite Clint Eastwood movie. So, which one is your favorite?
Photo of James The Movie Guy

James The Movie Guy

  • 330 Posts
  • 561 Reply Likes

Posted 10 months ago

  • 3
Photo of James The Movie Guy

James The Movie Guy

  • 330 Posts
  • 561 Reply Likes
Photo of Jeorj Euler

Jeorj Euler

  • 7272 Posts
  • 9492 Reply Likes
A hodgepodge of works in which he acted or directing. Interesting.
Photo of dgranger

dgranger

  • 2377 Posts
  • 2036 Reply Likes
Rawhide
Photo of SeventhAr7

SeventhAr7

  • 905 Posts
  • 1404 Reply Likes
Him as Blondie in "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly".

I think you may need to reformule the title because since Clint is also a director, (in fact more successful on this than the the career acting) people will may misunderstood. You are asking best Eastwood performance and since he was two careers in cinema people will misunderstood at first sight.
(Edited)
Photo of James The Movie Guy

James The Movie Guy

  • 314 Posts
  • 527 Reply Likes
You're right. I noticed there's already a poll for 'Favorite Movie Directed by Clint Eastwood'. I'll change the title to 'Best Movie Starring Clint Eastwood' so the nature of the poll is more clear.
(Edited)
Photo of SeventhAr7

SeventhAr7

  • 905 Posts
  • 1404 Reply Likes
Yes that works :)
Photo of urbanemovies

urbanemovies

  • 4835 Posts
  • 2950 Reply Likes
Pale Rider (1985) gets my vote, I like the revised focus on one of the sixty-five movies Eastwood has appeared in. I would cut at the very least the little seen, low box office ($5 million or less) White Hunter Black Heart (1990) and Honkytonk Man (1982)  I would save a spot or two, in case the 88 year old actor has one or two films left in him. It hard to see those two getting any or more than a handful of votes, especially behind at least two dozen well-known, better known and much stronger options. Highest Rated Feature Film Actor Titles With Clint Eastwood
Photo of James The Movie Guy

James The Movie Guy

  • 314 Posts
  • 527 Reply Likes
That's a good one! I might cut those two movies from the list.

Thanks for commenting!
Photo of James The Movie Guy

James The Movie Guy

  • 330 Posts
  • 561 Reply Likes
bump
Photo of Ed Jones (XLIX)

Ed Jones (XLIX)

  • 17259 Posts
  • 19659 Reply Likes
Absolute Power
Tough to choose!
Photo of James The Movie Guy

James The Movie Guy

  • 330 Posts
  • 561 Reply Likes
bump
Photo of James The Movie Guy

James The Movie Guy

  • 330 Posts
  • 561 Reply Likes
bump
Photo of James The Movie Guy

James The Movie Guy

  • 330 Posts
  • 561 Reply Likes
bump
Photo of TheMovieSmith

TheMovieSmith

  • 987 Posts
  • 991 Reply Likes
The Dirty Harry Movies
Photo of James The Movie Guy

James The Movie Guy

  • 330 Posts
  • 561 Reply Likes
bump
Photo of Patrick Salbaing

Patrick Salbaing

  • 29 Posts
  • 53 Reply Likes
Dirty Harry was iconic
Photo of James The Movie Guy

James The Movie Guy

  • 314 Posts
  • 527 Reply Likes
It still is :)
Photo of James The Movie Guy

James The Movie Guy

  • 330 Posts
  • 561 Reply Likes
bump
Photo of James The Movie Guy

James The Movie Guy

  • 330 Posts
  • 561 Reply Likes
bump
Photo of Jessica

Jessica, Champion

  • 3680 Posts
  • 4277 Reply Likes
Photo of Ed Jones (XLIX)

Ed Jones (XLIX)

  • 17210 Posts
  • 19620 Reply Likes
Una scelta molto buona, Jessica.

Photo of James The Movie Guy

James The Movie Guy

  • 326 Posts
  • 555 Reply Likes
Great pick!
Photo of Peter

Peter, Champion

  • 6761 Posts
  • 8301 Reply Likes
Perhaps you should update the text a bit to say that The Mule has been released.
Photo of James The Movie Guy

James The Movie Guy

  • 330 Posts
  • 561 Reply Likes
I got rid of 'soon'.
Photo of 15yearsIMDber

15yearsIMDber

  • 3754 Posts
  • 4103 Reply Likes
I would recommend to focus the poll on his one-hit character movies, if you include the Dollars trilogy or the Dirty Harry movies, any film he made later in his career wouldn't stand a chance.

For instance I just love his 1993 movies, A Perfect World or In the Line of Fire but here I have no other choice than voting for The Good, the Bad and the Ugly...
Photo of James The Movie Guy

James The Movie Guy

  • 328 Posts
  • 558 Reply Likes
I get what you are saying- The Good, The Bad and The Ugly and Dirty Harry will probably be the two most popular picks. Although I can still see some voting for the other films like those two you mentioned. That's why I like doing these polls, to see the different or similar opinions people have when it comes to movie related topics.
Photo of 15yearsIMDber

15yearsIMDber

  • 3754 Posts
  • 4103 Reply Likes
I was only talking from experience, this is a good legitimate poll and there's no reason to single out movies just because of their reputation, but Eastwood's career had reached such a magnitude... I mean, even his 'great' films will be dwarfed by the ones that have you know that "iconic" aura over them... it's like making a Scorsese poll and not to expect the obvious ones to get the most votes. I'm not suggesting you change the poll, but... well, I guess I was quite suggesting it :) :)
Photo of James The Movie Guy

James The Movie Guy

  • 328 Posts
  • 558 Reply Likes
It's inevitable you'll get their most popular films to get the most votes. With the case of Scorcese you'll probably get lots of Taxi Driver (my favourite), Goodfellas and The Departed. Although I'm sure a few people might vote for his gems such as Mean Streets, The King of Comedy, After Hours, etc.
Photo of Front-Row-Reviews

Front-Row-Reviews

  • 182 Posts
  • 251 Reply Likes
Hands down, for me "Unforgiven".
Photo of James The Movie Guy

James The Movie Guy

  • 326 Posts
  • 557 Reply Likes
Great film!
Photo of 15yearsIMDber

15yearsIMDber

  • 3752 Posts
  • 4103 Reply Likes
Well-acted, well-directed, well-photographed film but I'll always have a problem with that plot-setting "contract", these two guys simply didn't deserve to be killed. There'll always be an ethical barrier between me and Unforgiven.
Photo of Front-Row-Reviews

Front-Row-Reviews

  • 182 Posts
  • 251 Reply Likes
That was part of the point.  By the time the story got to Eastwood's character, it was all out of whack.
Photo of Ardan Tüzünsoy

Ardan Tüzünsoy

  • 73 Posts
  • 151 Reply Likes
Best movie he was in: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
Best movie he directed: The Unforgiven

For a Few Dollars More, White Hunter Black Heart, Million Dollar Baby and Pale Rider also deserve mentions. Also, I have a special place in my heart for Any Which Way But Loose and its follow-up. Guilty pleasures, but still.
Photo of Dracko

Dracko

  • 119 Posts
  • 199 Reply Likes
Gran Torino
Photo of HuhOhIc

HuhOhIc

  • 18 Posts
  • 4 Reply Likes
For me, it was that brilliant piece of acting with an empty chair, on a stage, live, in front of a global viewing audience. Hands down, the best ever he has done. Such range, what subtlety! He ought to have won that Charlton Heston award, right there and then. Crying shame they passed him over. 
Photo of Jeorj Euler

Jeorj Euler

  • 7268 Posts
  • 9477 Reply Likes
Mastery of pretending is the hallmark of good actors, whereas method actors lean more toward making the simulation as real as possible.
Photo of riverotter

riverotter

  • 255 Posts
  • 418 Reply Likes
Photo of cinephile

cinephile

  • 1121 Posts
  • 1747 Reply Likes
Gran Turino

and Unforgiven
Photo of cinephile

cinephile

  • 1121 Posts
  • 1747 Reply Likes
Which car of Clint is the best ? Image result for Pink Cadillac 1989
Photo of cinephile

cinephile

  • 1121 Posts
  • 1747 Reply Likes
or Image result for gran torino
Photo of cinephile

cinephile

  • 1121 Posts
  • 1747 Reply Likes
Personally, I prefer the Horse: Image result for clint east wood horse in unforgiven
Photo of Ardan Tüzünsoy

Ardan Tüzünsoy

  • 73 Posts
  • 151 Reply Likes
I'm not a car person, but I can't get over how cool his car looked in Play Misty For Me
Photo of Sir Christopher lee idol.

Sir Christopher lee idol.

  • 72 Posts
  • 110 Reply Likes
I like Fistful of Dollars,Hang em Hgh,Rawhide, A few dollars more, Any which way but lose I am not keen on Space cowboys or the Unforgiven, but i like his singing when he sings I talk to the trees.