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As far as Hollywood is concerned, Clint Eastwood is one name that can never be forgotten in a hurry. The American actor, producer, and director has become one of the major pillars of the movie industry, starring in as well as directing and producing several critically acclaimed films over the years. From drama to thrillers, to action, and even romance, Clint Eastwood has dabbled in them all and succeeded. We’ve collated a list of his best to worst movies and shows based on their worldwide box office returns.

Clint Eastwood Movies and TV Shows Ranked

1. Gran Torino (2008)

Box Office: $269,958,228

Production Budget: $33 million

Directed and produced by Clint Eastwood, the movie follows the story of Korean War veteran and widower Walt Kowalski, as he foils the plans of his neighbor to steal his prized 1972 Ford Gran Torino. The movie received great reviews, with a rating of 80% on Rotten Tomatoes from 231 reviews, and a Metacritic score of 72 over 100 from 34 reviews.

2. Million Dollar Baby (2004)

Box Office: $216,763,646

Production Budget: $30 million

Starring Clint Eastwood, Hilary Swank, and Morgan Freeman, the movie follows the story of an underrated boxing trainer who tries to help an amateur boxer reach her dreams of becoming a professional boxer. It won four Academy Awards and was critically acclaimed with the score of 91% score on Rotten Tomatoes, and 86 over 100 on Metacritic.

3. The Bridges of Madison County (1995)

Box Office: $182,016,617

Production Budget: $24 million

Based on a novel of the same name by Robert James-Weller, the movie stars Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep as a photographer and an Italian war bride respectively who have a four-day extramarital affair. The movie was a success, gaining a total score of 90% on Rotten Tomatoes and 66 over 100 on Metacritic.

4. In the Line of Fire (1993)

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Clint Eastwood and Rene Russo (In The Line of Fire, 1993)

Box Office: $176,997,168

Production Budget: $40 million

In the Line of Fire is a political thriller starring Clint Eastwood, Rene Russo, and John Malkovichthis. It follows the tale of an obsessed former CIA agent who tries to assassinate the President of the US, and the Secret Service agent bent on catching him. The film holds a 95% score on Rotten Tomatoes, making it a Certified Fresh film.

5. The Mule (2018)

Box Office: $172,604,407

Production Budget: $50 million

Based on a New York Times article about a World War II veteran who becomes a drug courier for the Sinaloa Cartel, this movie was directed and produced by Clint Eastwood. Starring alongside him in this flick are Laurence Fishburne, Bradley Cooper, and Michael Peña. It has a score of 70% on Rotten Tomatoes, making it a well-reviewed movie. Metacritic, however, gave it the score for an average performance of 58 over 100.

6. Unforgiven (1992)

Box Office: $159,157,447

Production Budget: $14 million

Directed and produced by Clint Eastwood, Unforgiven would turn out to be the actor’s last Western movie. He co-starred alongside Morgan Freeman, Richard Harris, and Gene Hackman. The movie was awarded four Academy Awards: Gene Hackman won Best Supporting Actor; editor Joel Cox won Best Film Editing, and Clint Eastwood won Best Picture and Best Director.

7. A Perfect World (1993)

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Clint Eastwood (A Perfect World, 1993)

Box Office: $135,130,999

Production Budget: $30 million

A Perfect World was directed by Clint Eastwood and starred T.J. Lowther and Kevin Costner. Costner played the role of an escaped convict, Butch Haynes, who goes on a road trip with a young boy (played by Lowther) after they became friends. The movie has been largely praised by critics, with some citing it as one of his most underrated movies. It holds a 79% score on Rotten Tomatoes from 33 reviews.

8. Space Cowboys (2000)

Box Office: $128,884,132

Production Budget: $65 million

This flick was directed and produced by Clint Eastwood who equally played the lead role alongside Tommy Lee Jones. James Garner and Donald Sutherland also star in this adventure drama movie. The movie received a nomination for Best Sound Editing at the 73rd Academy Awards ceremony. Reviews were mostly good, with a Rotten Tomatoes score of 78% based on 120 reviews, and a Metacritic score of 73 over 100, based on 35 reviews.

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9. Trouble with the Curve (2012)

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Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams (Trouble With The Curve, 2012)

Box Office: $48,963,137

Production Budget: $60 million

In this movie, Clint Eastwood starred alongside Amy Adams, John Goodman, Matthew Lillard, and Justin Timberlake. Eastwood played the part of Gus Lobel, an aging baseball scout who goes on one last scouting trip to prove his worth to the Atlanta Braves. The movie received mixed to average ratings, with a Metacritic score of 58 over 100, and a Rotten Tomatoes score of 51% based on 198 reviews.

10. Blood Work (2002)

Box Office: $31,794,718

Production Budget: $50 million

Based on the novel by Michael Connelly with the same name, Blood Work was directed and produced by Clint Eastwood who also took the lead role. For this movie, the Venice Film Festival honored the actor with the Future Film Festival Digital Award. The movie follows FBI agent Terry McCaleb (played by Clint Eastwood) as he tries to track down a serial killer dubbed by the public as the ‘code killer.’ With a Rotten Tomatoes score of 54%, the movie ended up with mixed reviews.

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