The 22 Best Clint Eastwood Movies That Aren’t Westerns

Clint Eastwood is one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood and has been since the 1960s. A prolific actor and director, Eastwood is now well into his 90s and has contributed to over 50 movies.

A large chunk of his films are Westerns – it's undoubtedly the genre most people think of first when his name gets spoken – but he's also acted in some great movies in different genres.

The Eiger Sanction (1975, directed by Clint Eastwood)

Eastwood plays the lead role of C-2 Agent Dr. Jonathan Hemlock and does so adeptly, if not iconically. The movie is suspenseful and dramatic, and the climbing scenes are fantastic. The plot's all over the place, but it looks good.

Magnum Force (1973, directed by Ted Post)

It's an exciting movie with an assured performance from Eastwood, but its conflicting moral themes bring it down (Callahan's “anti-vigilantism” really isn't believable).

The Mule (2018, directed by Clint Eastwood)

Eastwood's whimsical snarling is endearing, and his overall performance, while subdued compared to normal, is very good.

American Sniper (2014, directed by Clint Eastwood)

It's a pretty sad movie, but its vivid accounts of events warrant significant praise. Eastwood has a mere uncredited cameo as a church-goer, but he appeared in it, so it counts.

The Gauntlet (1977, directed by Clint Eastwood)

It's a fast-paced, energetic, funny movie with near-relentless action. Eastwood is fantastic as the cop who falls for the lady of the night, giving a typically gruff performance.

Space Cowboys (2000, directed by Clint Eastwood)

The acting and the tense chemistry between Eastwood and Jones are exceptional, and while it doesn't take any risks, this movie does what it does well.

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