Top 5 Eastwood Westerns
Want to watch a classic Clint Eastwood western this weekend? These five films will please. Sorted by release date.
- •The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)Great Mexican standoff is an unforgettable climax. The final film directed by Sergio Leone in his stylistic, violent trilogy with Eastwood.
- •High Plains Drifter (1973)An eerie, supernatural western. Eastwood is The Stranger, who arrives in an isolated mining town on a pale horse and paints the town red to save it from the wrath of a gang vowing to extract revenge.
- •The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)A betrayed Confederate guerrilla fighter seeking to avenge the murder of his family while evading bounty hunters at the end of the Civil War. In the process, he reluctantly becomes part of a new, ragtag family. Beware of the man who spits.
- •Pale Rider (1985)A mysterious stranger rides into another mountain mining town, on a pale horse, wearing a cleric's collar. Yes, it is a familiar theme, but twisted in several directions in this dark, religious themed tale of David vs. Goliath - and the Preacher seeking his final act of vengeance against a feared enemy of the meek.
- •Unforgiven (1992)Eastwood's multi Oscar winning essay on the high cost of violence and its trail of guilt. Beware of a man's history. Gene Hackman is also outstanding as the sheriff Little Bill.