Nobody else has had a career like Clint Eastwood's, and nobody else ever will. The 88-year-old, San Francisco-born Oscar winner has one of the longest-running success stories in Hollywood, and he's still going strong. Once a lumberjack and steel mill worker, Eastwood went on to direct 37 films in a 47-year span, not to mention having over 70 acting roles -- including iconic characters in some of the most famous action and Western films of all time. As an actor and director, he has been a singular presence and voice in cinema for more than half a century.
To celebrate the release of his 37th film as a director, The Mule, which stars Eastwood as a 90-year-old drug runner, we've taken a deep dive into Eastwood's filmography, which ranges from morally ambiguous dramas to overblown cop movies to self-reflective Westerns. While he's produced more than a few films that have earned a place in the canon, like all artists Eastwood has also made some films that are forgettable or downright bad. So, we decided to do what internet websites do, and rank them. Keep in mind that we're only looking at movies Eastwood directed, and we'll leave the complete filmography as a task for another day.