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

    The Lincoln Lawyer 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

    A Time to Kill Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey, Kevin Spacey

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    We Are Marshall is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Matthew McConaughey Movies

    We Are Marshall Matthew McConaughey, Kate Mara, January Jones

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    How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Matthew McConaughey Movies

    How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey, Bebe Neuwirth

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    Mud is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Matthew McConaughey Movies

    Mud Reese Witherspoon, Matthew McConaughey, Sarah Paulson

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

    The Wedding Planner 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

    Failure to Launch 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

    Fool's Gold Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey, Donald Sutherland

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

    Sahara 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

    Contact 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

    Ghosts of Girlfriends Past Emma Stone, Jennifer Garner, Matthew McConaughey

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

    Amistad Morgan Freeman, Matthew McConaughey, Anna Paquin

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

    Frailty 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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    Night at the Museum: Battle of... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Matthew McConaughey Movies

    Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian Amy Adams, Robin Williams, Ben Stiller

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    Tropic Thunder is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Matthew McConaughey Movies

    Tropic Thunder Tom Cruise, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Robert Downey Jr.

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

    Reign of Fire 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

    U-571 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

    Lone Star 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

    EDtv Matthew McConaughey, Elizabeth Hurley, Ellen DeGeneres

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

    Bernie 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

    Boys on the Side 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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    My Boyfriend's Back is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Matthew McConaughey Movies

    Matthew McConaughey, Renée Zellweger, Philip Seymour Hoffman

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    Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The N... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Matthew McConaughey Movies

    Matthew McConaughey, Renée Zellweger, Debra Marshall

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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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    Magnificent Desolation: Walkin... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Matthew McConaughey Movies

    John Travolta, Tom Hanks, Morgan Freeman

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    Larger than Life is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Matthew McConaughey Movies

    Matthew McConaughey, Bill Murray, Janeane Garofalo

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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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