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List Rules Vote 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.)

Matt Damon is no stranger to working with popular directors, including Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese and Steven Soderbergh. Is Matt Damon your favorite person to watch on the big screen? You might also want to vote on our best George Clooney and Will Smith films lists too.

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Good Will Hunting is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Matt Damon Movies
Ben Affleck, Robin Williams, Matt Damon

Released: 1997

Directed by: Gus Van Sant

Good Will Hunting is a 1997 American drama film directed by Gus Van Sant, and starring Matt Damon, Robin Williams, Ben Affleck, Minnie Driver and Stellan Skarsgård. Written by Affleck and ...more

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The Departed is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Matt Damon Movies
Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Alec Baldwin

Released: 2006

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

The Departed is a 2006 American crime drama film directed by Martin Scorsese, and a remake of the 2002 Hong Kong film Infernal Affairs. Irish Mob boss Francis "Frank" Costello (Jack ...more

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The Bourne Identity is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Matt Damon Movies
Matt Damon, Clive Owen, Julia Stiles

Released: 2002

Directed by: Doug Liman

The Bourne Identity is a 2002 American-German action spy film adaptation of Robert Ludlum's novel of the same name. It stars Matt Damon as Jason Bourne, a man suffering from extreme memory loss ...more

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Saving Private Ryan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Matt Damon Movies
Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Vin Diesel

Released: 1998

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Saving Private Ryan is a 1998 American epic drama war film set during the Invasion of Normandy in World War II. Directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Robert Rodat, the film is notable for ...more

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The Martian is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Matt Damon Movies
JennyLynne added Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig

Released: 2015

Directed by: Ridley Scott

The Martian is a 2015 science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott, based on the novel by Andy Weir. An astronaut (Matt Damon) becomes stranded on Mars after his team assume him gone, and must ...more

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The Bourne Supremacy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Matt Damon Movies
Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Michelle Monaghan

Released: 2004

Directed by: Paul Greengrass

The Bourne Supremacy is a 2004 American-German action and spy film starring Robert Ludlum's Jason Bourne character. Though it takes the name of the second Bourne novel, its plot is entirely ...more

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The Bourne Ultimatum is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Matt Damon Movies
Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Brian Cox

Released: 2007

Directed by: Paul Greengrass

The Bourne Ultimatum is a 2007 American-German action spy thriller film directed by Paul Greengrass loosely based on the Robert Ludlum novel of the same title. The screenplay was written by Tony ...more

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Ocean's Eleven is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Matt Damon Movies
Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, George Clooney

Released: 2001

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

Ocean's Eleven is a 2001 American comedy heist film and the remake of the 1960 Rat Pack film of the same name. The 2001 film was directed by Steven Soderbergh and features an ensemble cast ...more

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Rounders is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Matt Damon Movies
Matt Damon, Edward Norton, Famke Janssen

Released: 1998

Directed by: John Dahl

Rounders is a 1998 American drama film about the underground world of high-stakes poker, directed by John Dahl, and starring Matt Damon and Edward Norton. The film follows two friends who need ...more

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The Talented Mr. Ripley ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Matt Damon Movies
Gwyneth Paltrow, Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon

Released: 1999

Directed by: Anthony Minghella

The Talented Mr. Ripley is a 1999 American psychological thriller written for the screen and directed by Anthony Minghella. An adaptation of the 1955 Patricia Highsmith novel of the same name, ...more

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True Grit is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Matt Damon Movies
Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin

Released: 2010

Directed by: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

True Grit is a 2010 American Revisionist Western film directed by the Coen brothers, based on the 1968 novel by Charles Portis. A stubborn teenager (Hailee Steinfeld) enlists the help of a tough ...more

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Dogma is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Matt Damon Movies
Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Chris Rock

Released: 1999

Directed by: Kevin Smith

Dogma is a 1999 American comedy film written and directed by Kevin Smith. The existence of humanity lies in the hands of an abortion clinic worker (Ben Affleck) whose special heritage sets him ...more

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Jason Bourne is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Matt Damon Movies
Jac Friesen added Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Tommy Lee Jones

Released: 2016

Directed by: Paul Greengrass

Jason Bourne is a 2016 American action thriller film directed and written by Paul Greengrass and film editor Christopher Rouse. The fifth installment of the Bourne film series and the direct ...more

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The Legend of Bagger Van... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Matt Damon Movies
Charlize Theron, Will Smith, Matt Damon

Released: 2000

Directed by: Robert Redford

The Legend of Bagger Vance is a 2000 American sports drama directed by Robert Redford and starring Will Smith, Matt Damon and Charlize Theron. It is based on the 1995 book of the same title by ...more

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Elysium is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Matt Damon Movies
Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Alice Braga

Released: 2013

Directed by: Neill Blomkamp

Elysium is a 2013 American dystopian science fiction action thriller film written, directed, and co-produced by Neill Blomkamp, and starring Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Alice Braga and Sharlto ...more

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The Rainmaker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Matt Damon Movies
Matt Damon, Claire Danes, Mickey Rourke

Released: 1997

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

The Rainmaker is a 1997 American drama film written and directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Matt Damon, based on the 1995 novel of the same name by John Grisham. Danny DeVito, Danny ...more

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We Bought a Zoo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Matt Damon Movies
Scarlett Johansson, Matt Damon, Elle Fanning

Released: 2011

Directed by: Cameron Crowe

We Bought a Zoo is a 2011 American family comedy-drama film loosely based on the 2008 memoir of the same name by Benjamin Mee. The film is directed by Cameron Crowe, and stars Matt Damon as ...more

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Interstellar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Matt Damon Movies
JennyLynne added Anne Hathaway, Matthew McConaughey, Matt Damon

Released: 2014

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Interstellar is a British-American 2014 science fiction epic film directed by Christopher Nolan, starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain and Michael Caine. The film ...more

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Jay and Silent Bob Strik... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Matt Damon Movies
Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Eliza Dushku

Released: 2001

Directed by: Kevin Smith

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is a 2001 American comedy film directed, written by, and starring Kevin Smith as Silent Bob, the fifth to be set in his View Askewniverse, a growing collection of ...more

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Ocean's Thirteen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Matt Damon Movies
Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Al Pacino

Released: 2007

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

Ocean's Thirteen is a 2007 American comedy film directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring an ensemble cast. It is the third and final film in the Soderbergh series following the 2004 sequel ...more

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The Adjustment Bureau is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Matt Damon Movies
Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, Jon Stewart

Released: 2011

Directed by: George Nolfi

The Adjustment Bureau is a 2011 American romantic science fiction thriller film loosely based on the Philip K. Dick short story, "Adjustment Team". The film was written and directed by ...more

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School Ties is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Matt Damon Movies
Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Brendan Fraser

Released: 1992

Directed by: Robert Mandel

School Ties is a 1992 sports film directed by Robert Mandel starring Brendan Fraser, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Chris O'Donnell, Cole Hauser, Randall Batinkoff, Andrew Lowery and Anthony Rapp. ...more

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Contagion is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Matt Damon Movies
Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet, Matt Damon

Released: 2011

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

Contagion is a 2011 medical thriller directed by Steven Soderbergh. The film features an ensemble cast that includes Marion Cotillard, Bryan Cranston, Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law, ...more

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Ocean's Twelve is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Matt Damon Movies
Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, George Clooney

Released: 2004

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

Ocean's Twelve is a 2004 American comedy film, which acts as the sequel to 2001's Ocean's Eleven. Like its predecessor, which was a remake of the 1960 film Ocean's 11, the film was directed by ...more

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Invictus is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Matt Damon Movies
Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Langley Kirkwood

Released: 2009

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

"From director Clint Eastwood, “Invictus” tells the inspiring true story of how Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman) joined forces with the captain of South Africa’s rugby team, Francois Pienaar ...more

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