Top 10 Westerns Starring Clint Eastwood

Westerns with Clint Eastwood are dearly loved by connoisseurs of this genre and highly appreciated by critics. He is a legendary actor who brilliantly played in many action films, and the winner of four Oscars. The selection contains the best pictures of the western genre with Clint Eastwood – all the films from this list have become real legends.

For a Fistful of Dollars (1964)

This film was made with little money, but was a resounding success and is still considered the ideal representative of the genre. He opened the audience to an amazing actor, after which other westerns with his participation followed. The captivating plot shows how lonely cowboy Joe arrives in a small town in the Wild West, torn apart by a war between two gangs. The enterprising hero of Clint Eastwood begins to earn money, skillfully spinning between two groups and being hired as a killer in one or the other.

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Original title:
Per un pugno di dollari

Cast:
Clint Eastwood, Gian Maria Volonte, Marianne Koch

Country:
Italy, Spain, Germany (FRG)

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.0, IMDb – 8.0

Age restrictions:
16+

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For a Few Dollars More (1965)

This crazy western starring Clint Eastwood is a film about a laconic but very accurate cowboy. The picture perfectly conveys the atmosphere and life of the Wild West, which is full of bandits and hunters for their heads. It is the hunt for thugs that the well-equipped retired colonel and the lone cowboy, who was superbly played by Clint Eastwood, are engaged in. The goal of the heroes is a dangerous Indian bandit, acting with his gang. To capture him, you need to join forces, but no one wants to share the cash reward …

Original title:
Per qualche dollaro in più

Cast:
Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Gian Maria Volonte

Country:
Italy, Spain, Germany (FRG)

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.2, IMDb – 8.3

Age restrictions:
16+

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The Good, the Bad, the Ugly (1966)

A colorful film shot in the best traditions of the genre – exciting, intriguing, full of passion. In the center of the plot is a lone gunman played by Clint Eastwood. He wanders the expanses of the Wild West in the midst of a civil war. He comes across two of the same brutal cowboys, and the three of them decide to join forces in a joint search for gold lost by the Confederates. Three notorious bandits set off on a dangerous journey through a war-ravaged country, realizing that only themselves can be trusted here.

Original title:
Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo

Cast:
Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Eli Wallach

Country:
Italy, Spain, Germany (FRG)

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.5, IMDb – 8.8

Age limit:
16+

Hold ‘Em High (1968)

A film that shows the Wild West in its most unsightly manifestations – murders, dirt, violent gangsters and sheriffs opposing them. The city of Oklahoma is mired in corruption and lawlessness. Former Marshal Jed Cooper is illegally sentenced to hang for crimes he did not commit. Miraculously, the hero of Clint Eastwood managed to stay alive, and now he is obsessed with a thirst for revenge. One by one, Cooper begins to ruthlessly track down all those responsible for his tragedy.

Original title:
Hang ‘Em High

Cast:
Clint Eastwood, Inger Stevens, Ed Begley

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.2, IMDb – 7.0

Age limit:
16+

Two Mules for Sister Sarah (1969)

This action-packed film with elements of comedy can also be safely written down in the best westerns with Clint Eastwood. A lonely cowboy saves a girl who turns out to be a nun from the hands of bandits. She told her savior where she was going, and this place immediately interested the hero in the opportunity to earn good money. He agreed to accompany Sarah on this journey, which turns out to be incredibly dangerous and exciting.

Original title:
Two Mules for Sister Sara

Cast:
Shirley MacLaine, Clint Eastwood, Manuel Fabregas

Country:
Mexico, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.3, IMDb – 7.0

Age limit:
12+

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High Plains Tramp (1973)

A lonely and silent cowboy arrives in a small town to rest for a couple of days. In passing, he deals with three thugs. The inhabitants of the town turned to the guest with a request to protect them from the bandits who have left the prison and are heading right here. They have no one else to rely on, because he has just killed the last defenders. The hero, played by Clint Eastwood, agrees, but out of the kindness of his heart or out of selfish goals?

Original title:
High Plains Drifter

Cast:
Clint Eastwood, Verna Bloom, Marianne Hill

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.4, IMDb – 7.6

Age limit:
16+

Josie Wales – Outlaw (1976)

Almost all the best films with Clint Eastwood are westerns, but this picture goes beyond the genre. The events unfold during a civil war, when violence, looting and impunity reigned. The wife and son of the peaceful farmer Wales were killed by northern soldiers. Having changed the plow for a revolver, the hero joined the gang fighting on the side of the southerners. After the war, Wales can’t stop and just go home. He turns into a loner, who is now being hunted by the authorities, hired killers and bandits.

Original title:
The Outlaw Josey Wales

Cast:
Clint Eastwood, Chief Dan George, Sondra Lok

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.2, IMDb – 7.9

Age limit:
12+

Bronco Billy (1980)

The main character of this western is Billy, played by Clint Eastwood. He’s got a little Wild West show, but he’s not doing well, and he’s barely making ends meet. Antoinette’s life went completely awry. This heiress to her father’s vast fortune found herself abandoned in the midst of the brutal American West by her fiancé. In this position, Billy finds her. He invites the girl to join the troupe as an assistant. Antoinette’s character is not sugar, but the obstinate beauty has to agree.

Original title:
Bronco Billy

Cast:
Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.6, IMDb – 6.1

Age limit:
12+

His name is Death (1985)

Life in the Wild West is very difficult for simple independent prospectors. The boss of the gold mining company has come to their lands, driving away the settlers, destroying houses, stealing livestock and threatening violence. There is no one to protect them, and the prospectors are already resigned to the idea that they need to retreat. But then a rider on a white horse comes to the aid of tired and frightened gold miners, the role of which is brilliantly played by Clint Eastwood.

Original title:
Pale Rider

Cast:
Clint Eastwood, Michael Moriarty, Carrie Snodgress

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.0, IMDb – 7.3

Age limit:
16+

Unforgiven (1992)

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Rounding out the list of westerns with Clint Eastwood is a truly cult film that won four Oscars and silenced everyone who said that the western genre was dead. William Munny was once a cold-blooded killer, but that’s long gone. Now he works on his farm and lives peacefully with his family. Only now it becomes more and more difficult to make ends meet, and the hero thinks to return to his criminal craft again.

Original title:
Unforgiven

Cast:
Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.9, IMDb – 8.2

Age limit:
16+

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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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