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The Best Matt Damon Movies

Updated November 15, 2019 21.4k votes 2.9k voters 156.0k views67 items

List RulesVote for your favorite Matt Damon movies, regardless of critic reviews or how big the role was.

In celebration of his massively successful movie career, we've created this ranked list of the best Matt Damon movies of all time. His films make a ton of money, with the top Matt Damon films earning him more than he'll ever know what to do with. Aside from his wealth, Damon is legitimately one of the most versatile film actors alive today. He can play any type of role, from action heroes like Jason Bourne in the Bourne Series, to nefarious villains like his role of Sgt. Colin Sullivan in The Departed. This Matt Damon films list includes trailers of each movie, so you can preview them here if you're curious. Given that Matt Damon's filmography is extremely celebrated, it's hard to decide which of his movies are better than others. Vote for your favorite movies starring or co-starring Damon, and downvote ones you think should be lower on the list.

Although he stars in a lot of dramas, Damon has got a great sense of humor too. He even made fun of himself alongside his friend Ben Affleck in Kevin Smith's Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back in 2001 (if you're a fan of Ben then check out our list of Ben Affleck's best movies too.)



  • 1
    Good Will Hunting is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Matt Damon Movies

    Good Will Hunting

    Ben Affleck, Robin Williams


    Directed byGus Van Sant

    Good Will Hunting is a 1997 American drama film directed by Gus Van Sant, and starring Matt... more on Wikipedia

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    The Departed is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Matt Damon Movies

    The Departed

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson


    Directed byMartin Scorsese

    The Departed is a 2006 American crime drama film directed by Martin Scorsese, and a remake of... more on Wikipedia

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  • 3
    The Martian is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Matt Damon Movies

    The Martian

    Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain


    Directed byRidley Scott

    The Martian is a 2015 science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott, based on the novel by... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    The Bourne Identity is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Matt Damon Movies

    The Bourne Identity

    Matt Damon, Clive Owen


    Directed byDoug Liman

    The Bourne Identity is a 2002 American-German action spy film adaptation of Robert Ludlum's... more on Wikipedia

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  • 5
    Saving Private Ryan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Matt Damon Movies

    Saving Private Ryan

    Tom Hanks, Matt Damon


    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    Saving Private Ryan is a 1998 American epic drama war film set during the Invasion of Normandy... more on Wikipedia

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  • 6
    The Bourne Ultimatum is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Matt Damon Movies

    The Bourne Ultimatum

    Matt Damon, Julia Stiles


    Directed byPaul Greengrass

    The Bourne Ultimatum is a 2007 American-German action spy thriller film directed by Paul... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    The Bourne Supremacy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Matt Damon Movies

    The Bourne Supremacy

    Matt Damon, Julia Stiles


    Directed byPaul Greengrass

    The Bourne Supremacy is a 2004 American-German action and spy film starring Robert Ludlum's... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Rounders is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Matt Damon Movies


    Matt Damon, Edward Norton


    Directed byJohn Dahl

    Rounders is a 1998 American drama film about the underground world of high-stakes poker,... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Ocean's Eleven is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Matt Damon Movies

    Ocean's Eleven

    Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts


    Directed bySteven Soderbergh

    Ocean's Eleven is a 2001 American comedy heist film and the remake of the 1960 Rat Pack film... more on Wikipedia

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  • 10
    Jason Bourne is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Matt Damon Movies

    Jason Bourne

    Matt Damon, Julia Stiles


    Directed byPaul Greengrass

    Jason Bourne is a 2016 American action thriller film directed and written by Paul Greengrass... more on Wikipedia

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  • 11
    The Talented Mr. Ripley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Matt Damon Movies

    The Talented Mr. Ripley

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Cate Blanchett


    Directed byAnthony Minghella

    The Talented Mr. Ripley is a 1999 American psychological thriller written for the screen and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 12
    Dogma is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Matt Damon Movies


    Ben Affleck, Matt Damon


    Directed byKevin Smith

    Dogma is a 1999 American comedy film written and directed by Kevin Smith. The existence of... more on Wikipedia

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  • 13
    The Legend of Bagger Vance is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Matt Damon Movies

    The Legend of Bagger Vance

    Charlize Theron, Will Smith


    Directed byRobert Redford

    The Legend of Bagger Vance is a 2000 American sports drama directed by Robert Redford and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 14
    True Grit is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Matt Damon Movies

    True Grit

    Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon


    Directed byEthan Coen, Joel Coen

    True Grit is a 2010 American Revisionist Western film directed by the Coen brothers, based on... more on Wikipedia

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    Interstellar is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Matt Damon Movies


    Anne Hathaway, Matthew McConaughey


    Directed byChristopher Nolan

    Interstellar is a British-American 2014 science fiction epic film directed by Christopher... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Elysium is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Matt Damon Movies


    Matt Damon, Jodie Foster


    Directed byNeill Blomkamp

    Elysium is a 2013 American dystopian science fiction action thriller film written, directed,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 17
    We Bought a Zoo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Matt Damon Movies

    We Bought a Zoo

    Scarlett Johansson, Matt Damon


    Directed byCameron Crowe

    We Bought a Zoo is a 2011 American family comedy-drama film loosely based on the 2008 memoir... more on Wikipedia

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  • 18
    The Rainmaker is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Matt Damon Movies

    The Rainmaker

    Matt Damon, Claire Danes


    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

    The Rainmaker is a 1997 American drama film written and directed by Francis Ford Coppola and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 19
    School Ties is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Matt Damon Movies

    School Ties

    Ben Affleck, Matt Damon


    Directed byRobert Mandel

    School Ties is a 1992 sports film directed by Robert Mandel starring Brendan Fraser, Matt... more on Wikipedia

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    Contagion is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Matt Damon Movies


    Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet


    Directed bySteven Soderbergh

    Contagion is a 2011 medical thriller directed by Steven Soderbergh. The film features an... more on Wikipedia

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  • 21
    Courage Under Fire is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Matt Damon Movies

    Courage Under Fire

    Meg Ryan, Matt Damon


    Directed byEdward Zwick

    Courage Under Fire is a 1996 film directed by Edward Zwick, and starring Denzel Washington,... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Matt Damon Movies

    Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

    Ben Affleck, Matt Damon


    Directed byKevin Smith

    Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is a 2001 American comedy film directed, written by, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    EuroTrip is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Matt Damon Movies


    Matt Damon, Kristin Kreuk


    Directed byJeff Schaffer, David Mandel, Alec Berg

    EuroTrip is a 2004 American-European teen comedy adventure film written by Alec Berg, David... more on Wikipedia

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    Ocean's Thirteen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Matt Damon Movies

    Ocean's Thirteen

    Brad Pitt, George Clooney


    Directed bySteven Soderbergh

    Ocean's Thirteen is a 2007 American comedy film directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring an... more on Wikipedia

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    The Adjustment Bureau is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Matt Damon Movies

    The Adjustment Bureau

    Emily Blunt, Matt Damon


    Directed byGeorge Nolfi

    The Adjustment Bureau is a 2011 American romantic science fiction thriller film loosely based... more on Wikipedia
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