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1. Joe Kidd (1972)

PG | 88 min | Western

52 Metascore

An ex-bounty hunter reluctantly helps a wealthy landowner and his henchmen track down a Mexican revolutionary leader.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Robert Duvall, John Saxon, Don Stroud

Votes: 15,493

2. Breezy (1973)

R | 106 min | Drama, Romance

68 Metascore

A young girl tries to find her way in life, suffering from her own naivety and sincerity.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: William Holden, Kay Lenz, Roger C. Carmel, Marj Dusay

Votes: 3,958

3. Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

62 Metascore

With the help of an irreverent young sidekick, a bank robber gets his old gang back together to organize a daring new heist.

Director: Michael Cimino | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges, Geoffrey Lewis, Catherine Bach

Votes: 20,645 | Gross: $25.00M

4. The Eiger Sanction (1975)

Approved | 129 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

61 Metascore

Classical art professor and collector Dr. Jonathan Hemlock, who doubles as a professional assassin, is coerced out of retirement to avenge the murder of an old friend.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, George Kennedy, Vonetta McGee, Jack Cassidy

Votes: 16,318

5. The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)

PG | 135 min | Western

69 Metascore

Missouri farmer Josey Wales (Clint Eastwood) joins a Confederate guerrilla unit and winds up on the run from the Union soldiers who murdered his family.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Chief Dan George, Bill McKinney

Votes: 61,381 | Gross: $31.80M

6. Every Which Way but Loose (1978)

PG | 114 min | Action, Comedy

41 Metascore

The San Fernando Valley adventures of trucker turned prize-fighter Philo Beddoe (Clint Eastwood) and his pet orangutan Clyde (Manis the Orangutan).

Director: James Fargo | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis, Beverly D'Angelo

Votes: 21,670 | Gross: $106.00M

7. The Silent Partner (1978)

R | 106 min | Drama, Crime, Thriller

A timid bank teller anticipates a bank robbery and steals the money himself before the crook arrives. When the sadistic crook realizes he's been fooled, he tracks down the teller and engages him in a cat-and-mouse chase for the cash.

Director: Daryl Duke | Stars: Elliott Gould, Christopher Plummer, Susannah York, Céline Lomez

Votes: 4,274

8. Dragon Fist (1979)

Not Rated | 97 min | Action, Drama

Tong Huo-wan (Jackie Chan) seeks redress from the man responsible for his master's death, but becomes entangled in a feud between a local clan and gangsters.

Director: Wei Lo | Stars: Jackie Chan, Nora Miao, James Tien, Yin-Ju Lin

Votes: 1,772

9. Any Which Way You Can (1980)

PG | 116 min | Action, Comedy

51 Metascore

A trucker turned prize fighter, his brother and their pet orangutan have a series of misadventures involving the mob, corrupt cops, motorcycle gangs and pretty dames.

Director: Buddy Van Horn | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis, William Smith

Votes: 16,299 | Gross: $70.69M

10. Battle Creek Brawl (1980)

R | 95 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A young Asian-American martial artist is forced to participate in a brutal formal street-fighting competition.

Director: Robert Clouse | Stars: Jackie Chan, Kristine DeBell, José Ferrer, Mako

Votes: 4,495

11. Bronco Billy (1980)

PG | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

66 Metascore

An idealistic, modern-day cowboy struggles to keep his Wild West show afloat in the face of hard luck and waning interest.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis, Scatman Crothers

Votes: 10,122 | Gross: $24.27M

12. Double Negative (1980)

96 min | Thriller

Mentally tortured photojournalist attempts to track down his wife's murderer.

Director: George Bloomfield | Stars: Michael Sarrazin, Susan Clark, Anthony Perkins, Howard Duff

Votes: 101

13. The Young Master (1980)

PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

After failing his fellow students in a Lion Dance competition, Dragon (Jackie Chan) is sent away from his school in disgrace, on the condition that he must find his errant brother. Much ... See full summary »

Director: Jackie Chan | Stars: Jackie Chan, Pai Wei, Biao Yuen, Lily Li

Votes: 5,986

14. Winners & Sinners (1983)

PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Fresh from prison, five friends try to stay crime free but inadvertently find themselves caught in a Triad war.

Director: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung | Stars: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Jackie Chan, John Sham, Richard Ng

Votes: 3,992

15. City Heat (1984)

PG | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Slick Private Investigator Mike Murphy (Burt Reynolds) and tough Police Lieutenant Speer (Clint Eastwood), once partners, now bitter enemies, reluctantly team up to investigate a murder.

Director: Richard Benjamin | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Burt Reynolds, Jane Alexander, Madeline Kahn

Votes: 8,493 | Gross: $38.35M

16. My Lucky Stars (1985)

PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Muscles, cop from Hong Kong, is in Japan chasing a bad HK cop. His cop partner gets taken by the ninja gang. Muscles gets his 5 old no-good friends from the orphanage to help find the bad cop. Lots of comedy and kung-fu fighting follows.

Director: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung | Stars: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Charlie Chin, Stanley Sui-Fan Fung, Richard Ng

Votes: 4,271

17. Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Stars (1985)

TV-14 | 105 min | Action, Comedy

5 HK cops (4 horny males) on vacation in Pattaya, Thailand, are told to contact an informant there but he gets murdered. They return to Hong Kong to contact his girlfriend and protect her. 3 other colleagues are busy fighting criminals.

Director: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung | Stars: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Richard Ng, Eric Tsang, Kiu Wai Miu

Votes: 3,206

18. The Canadian Conspiracy (1985 TV Movie)

70 min | Comedy

A mockumentary illustrating a supposed conspiracy to infilitrate American culture through employment in the entertainment industry.

Director: Robert Boyd | Stars: Damir Andrei, Bernard Behrens, George Buza, John Candy

Votes: 155

19. Volunteers (1985)

R | 107 min | Comedy

55 Metascore

1962, after Yale graduation, womanizing Lawrence flees a gambling debt that his rich dad won't pay. He takes his roomie's place as Peace Corps Volunteer in Thai Golden Triangle with 2 other PCVs. Will he survive 2 years?

Director: Nicholas Meyer | Stars: Tom Hanks, John Candy, Rita Wilson, Tim Thomerson

Votes: 8,022 | Gross: $19.88M

20. Actors and Sin (1952)

Not Rated | 82 min | Comedy, Drama

Two-part story--the first is about a washed-up Broadway actor and his tough daughter, who is a bigger star than he is; the second is about a literary agent whose newest client--a ... See full summary »

Directors: Ben Hecht, Lee Garmes | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Eddie Albert, Marsha Hunt, Dan O'Herlihy

Votes: 116

21. Dave Thomas: The Incredible Time Travels of Henry Osgood (1986 TV Movie)

Adventure, Comedy, Drama

A college professor wishes he could live in Victorian England. Through a scientific experiment that goes wrong, he is able to make his dream come true. He is now able to travel back and forth in time.

Director: Dave Thomas | Stars: Valri Bromfield, John Candy, Gillie Fenwick, Joe Flaherty

Votes: 8

22. Vice Squad (1953)

Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Police procedural film following a few cases assigned to LAPD captain of detectives Barney Barnaby.

Director: Arnold Laven | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Paulette Goddard, K.T. Stevens, Porter Hall

Votes: 475

23. Every Time We Say Goodbye (1986)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, Romance, War

A Protestant World War II pilot and a Jewish girl fall in love in Jerusalem, even though their diverse backgrounds threaten to pull them apart.

Director: Moshé Mizrahi | Stars: Tom Hanks, Cristina Marsillach, Benedict Taylor, Anat Atzmon

Votes: 2,075 | Gross: $0.28M

24. Big Leaguer (1953)

Approved | 71 min | Drama, Family, Sport

John Lobert runs a training camp in Florida for the New York Giants. Every year, he evaluates the hopefuls to pick the best for a minor league contract. They all have dreams and talent, but... See full summary »

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Vera-Ellen, Jeff Richards, Richard Jaeckel

Votes: 284

25. Heartbreak Ridge (1986)

R | 130 min | Drama, War

53 Metascore

Hard-nosed, hard-living Marine Gunnery Sergeant Tom Highway (Clint Eastwood) clashes with his superiors and his ex-wife as he takes command of a spoiled recon platoon with a bad attitude.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Marsha Mason, Everett McGill, Moses Gunn

Votes: 37,045 | Gross: $42.72M

26. The Glass Web (1953)

Passed | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A beautiful but heartless television actress, uses seduction and tricks to blackmail the men in her life to a point, where she could get herself killed.

Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, John Forsythe, Kathleen Hughes, Marcia Henderson

Votes: 301

27. Nothing in Common (1986)

PG | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

62 Metascore

A highly successful advertising executive decides to put his job on hold after getting an update from his father that he and his wife are divorced and decides to extend his break after revealing that his father is a diabetic.

Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Tom Hanks, Jackie Gleason, Eva Marie Saint, Hector Elizondo

Votes: 6,049 | Gross: $32.32M

28. Black Tuesday (1954)

Approved | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Gangster Vincent Canelli and bank robber Peter Manning escape from Death Row minutes before their execution by electric chair.

Director: Hugo Fregonese | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Jean Parker, Peter Graves, Milburn Stone

Votes: 257

29. Naughty Boys (1986)

100 min | Action, Comedy

Sing is an ex-con who's supposed to dig up the buried loot of his three still-jailed buddies, but when he gets to it, he finds that the treasure chest is full of rocks. The other three are convinced that Sing stole the goods for himself.

Director: Wellson Chin | Stars: Carina Lau, Billy Lau, Kara Wai, Mars

Votes: 221

30. The Violent Men (1955)

Approved | 96 min | Western

A bitter land dispute causes a Civil War veteran to take extreme action.

Director: Rudolph Maté | Stars: Glenn Ford, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Dianne Foster

Votes: 2,149

31. Tight Spot (1955)

Approved | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A female inmate is whisked out of prison and into a police guarded hotel until the district attorney can convince her to testify against the mob in the upcoming trial.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Edward G. Robinson, Brian Keith, Lucy Marlow

Votes: 1,236

32. Really Weird Tales (1987 TV Movie)

Unrated | 85 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

The movie consists of three odd and strange tales that each teach a different lesson.

Directors: John Blanchard, Paul Lynch, Don McBrearty | Stars: Joe Flaherty, John Candy, Sheila McCarthy, Christopher Januszczak

Votes: 130

33. A Bullet for Joey (1955)

Approved | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

In Montreal, a police inspector slowly discovers a plot to kidnap a nuclear physicist, American mobsters, foreign spies, and a blonde seductress, are all involved.

Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, George Raft, Audrey Totter, George Dolenz

Votes: 831

34. Bird (1988)

R | 161 min | Biography, Drama, Music

78 Metascore

The troubled life and career of jazz musician Charlie "Bird" Parker (Forest Whitaker).

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Forest Whitaker, Diane Venora, Michael Zelniker, Samuel E. Wright

Votes: 10,674 | Gross: $2.18M

35. Illegal (1955)

Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

After an overly aggressive district attorney unknowingly sends an innocent man to the chair, he resigns, turns to drinking, and acquires a criminal clientèle.

Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Nina Foch, Hugh Marlowe, Jayne Mansfield

Votes: 1,454

36. Dragons Forever (1988)

TV-14 | 102 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

Three successful Hong Kong lawyers are hired by a chemical company of questionable ethics and must eventually make a difficult decision when their employer's motives become clear.

Directors: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Corey Yuen | Stars: Jackie Chan, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Biao Yuen, Pauline Yeung

Votes: 6,607

37. Hell on Frisco Bay (1955)

Unrated | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

After 5 years in prison, ex-cop Steve Rollins is paroled and searches for the San Francisco mobsters who framed him for manslaughter.

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Alan Ladd, Edward G. Robinson, Joanne Dru, William Demarest

Votes: 399

38. Nightmare (1956)

Approved | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A New Orleans musician has a nightmare about killing a man in a strange house but he suspects that it really happened.

Director: Maxwell Shane | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Kevin McCarthy, Connie Russell, Virginia Christine

Votes: 603