The Best Matthew McConaughey Movies

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This list of the best Matthew McConaughey movies is ranked best to worst and includes movie trailers when available. Since first capturing audiences' attention with his scene-stealing performance as David Wooderson in Dazed and Confused in 1993, Matthew McConaughey has been a favorite of critics and fans alike. Matthew McConaughey's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Matthew McConaughey movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Matthew McConaughey movies will be at the top of the list.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best Matthew McConaughey movies?" and "What are the greatest Matthew McConaughey roles of all time?" The greatest Matthew McConaughey performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand. This Matthew McConaughey filmography includes famous movies like A Time to Kill to Interstellar, but its up to fans like you to decide if Matthew McConaughhey's recent movies or older ones are the best. If you think the best Matthew McConaughey role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. 

If you are a fan of dramatic or comedic movies starring Matthew McConaughey, you might also like our list of the best Woody Harrelson movies or our list of the best Kate Hudson movies.

Notable directors that have worked with Matthew McConaughey include names like Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard and Christopher Nolan. If Matthew McConaughey movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by Chiwetel Ejiofor and Christian Bale too.

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    The Lincoln Lawyer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Matthew McConaughey Movies

    Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei, Bryan Cranston

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    A Time to Kill is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Matthew McConaughey Movies

    Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey, Kevin Spacey

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    Reese Witherspoon, Matthew McConaughey, Sarah Paulson

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    We Are Marshall is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Matthew McConaughey Movies

    Matthew McConaughey, Kate Mara, January Jones

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    How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Matthew McConaughey Movies

    Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey, Bebe Neuwirth

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    The Wedding Planner is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Matthew McConaughey Movies

    Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey, Judy Greer

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    Failure to Launch is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Matthew McConaughey Movies

    Zooey Deschanel, Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew McConaughey

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    Dazed and Confused is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Matthew McConaughey Movies

    Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich, Matthew McConaughey

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    Fool's Gold is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Matthew McConaughey Movies

    Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey, Donald Sutherland

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    Sahara is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Matthew McConaughey Movies

    Penélope Cruz, Matthew McConaughey, William H. Macy

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    Contact is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Matthew McConaughey Movies

    Matthew McConaughey, Jodie Foster, Jay Leno

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    Magic Mike is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Matthew McConaughey Movies

    Olivia Munn, Matthew McConaughey, Channing Tatum

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    Ghosts of Girlfriends Past is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Matthew McConaughey Movies

    Emma Stone, Jennifer Garner, Matthew McConaughey

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    Amistad is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Matthew McConaughey Movies

    Morgan Freeman, Matthew McConaughey, Anna Paquin

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    Frailty is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Matthew McConaughey Movies

    Matthew McConaughey, Bill Paxton, Powers Boothe

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    Angels in the Outfield is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Matthew McConaughey Movies

    Matthew McConaughey, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Christopher Lloyd

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    Tropic Thunder is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Matthew McConaughey Movies

    Tom Cruise, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Robert Downey Jr.

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    Night at the Museum: Battle of... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Matthew McConaughey Movies

    Amy Adams, Robin Williams, Ben Stiller

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    Reign of Fire is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Matthew McConaughey Movies

    Christian Bale, Matthew McConaughey, Gerard Butler

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    U-571 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Matthew McConaughey Movies

    Matthew McConaughey, Jon Bon Jovi, Bill Paxton

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    Lone Star is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Matthew McConaughey Movies

    Matthew McConaughey, Kris Kristofferson, Frances McDormand

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    The Newton Boys is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Matthew McConaughey Movies

    Cameron Diaz, Matthew McConaughey, Liam Neeson

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    The Paperboy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Matthew McConaughey Movies

    Nicole Kidman, Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron

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    Two for the Money is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Matthew McConaughey Movies

    Al Pacino, Matthew McConaughey, Rene Russo

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    EDtv is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Matthew McConaughey Movies

    Matthew McConaughey, Elizabeth Hurley, Ellen DeGeneres

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    Bernie is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Matthew McConaughey Movies

    Matthew McConaughey, Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine

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    Boys on the Side is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Matthew McConaughey Movies

    Drew Barrymore, Matthew McConaughey, Whoopi Goldberg

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    Thirteen Conversations About O... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Matthew McConaughey Movies

    Matthew McConaughey, Alan Arkin, John Turturro

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    Tiptoes is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Matthew McConaughey Movies

    Kate Beckinsale, Matthew McConaughey, Gary Oldman

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    Surfer, Dude is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Matthew McConaughey Movies

    Matthew McConaughey, Willie Nelson, Woody Harrelson

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    Glory Daze is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Matthew McConaughey Movies

    Ben Affleck, Alyssa Milano, Matthew McConaughey

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    Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The N... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Matthew McConaughey Movies

    Matthew McConaughey, Renée Zellweger, Debra Marshall

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    My Boyfriend's Back is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Matthew McConaughey Movies

    Matthew McConaughey, Renée Zellweger, Philip Seymour Hoffman

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    Scorpion Spring is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Matthew McConaughey Movies

    Matthew McConaughey, Alfred Molina, Rubén Blades

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    Larger than Life is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Matthew McConaughey Movies

    Matthew McConaughey, Bill Murray, Janeane Garofalo

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    Magnificent Desolation: Walkin... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Matthew McConaughey Movies

    John Travolta, Tom Hanks, Morgan Freeman

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    Making Sandwiches is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Matthew McConaughey Movies

    Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey, Eric Roberts

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