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The Best Matt Damon Movies  

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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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Courage Under Fire is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Matt Damon Movies
Meg Ryan, Matt Damon, Denzel Washington
Courage Under Fire is a 1996 film directed by Edward Zwick, and starring Denzel Washington, Meg Ryan, Lou Diamond Phillips and Matt Damon.
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Syriana is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Matt Damon Movies
George Clooney, Matt Damon, Amanda Peet
Syriana is a 2005 geopolitical thriller film written and directed by Stephen Gaghan, and executive produced by George Clooney, who also stars in the film with an ensemble cast. Gaghan's ...more
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Contagion is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Matt Damon Movies
Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet, Matt Damon
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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Chasing Amy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Matt Damon Movies
Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Kevin Smith
Chasing Amy is a 1997 American romantic comedy film written and directed by Kevin Smith. The central tension revolves around sexuality, sexual history, and evolving friendships. It is the third ...more
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Green Zone is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Matt Damon Movies
Matt Damon, Brendan Gleeson, Jason Isaacs
Green Zone is a 2010 British-French-American thriller film directed by Paul Greengrass. The storyline was conceived from a screenplay written by Brian Helgeland, based on a 2006 non-fiction book ...more
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The Brothers Grimm is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Matt Damon Movies
Monica Bellucci, Matt Damon, Lena Headey
The Brothers Grimm is a 2005 adventure fantasy film directed by Terry Gilliam. The film stars Matt Damon, Heath Ledger, and Lena Headey in an exaggerated and fictitious portrait of the Brothers ...more
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The Monuments Men is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Matt Damon Movies
ejlinehan added George Clooney, Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon
The Monuments Men is a 2014 American-German film directed by George Clooney, written and produced by Clooney and Grant Heslov, and starring Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean ...more
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Stuck on You is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Matt Damon Movies
Tom Brady, Eva Mendes, Cher
Stuck on You is a 2003 comedy film directed by the Farrelly brothers and starring Matt Damon and Greg Kinnear as conjoined twins, whose conflicting aspirations provide both conflict and humorous ...more
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The Good Shepherd is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Matt Damon Movies
Angelina Jolie, Robert De Niro, Alec Baldwin
The Good Shepherd is a 2006 spy film produced and directed by Robert De Niro and starring Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie and De Niro, with an extensive supporting cast. De Niro also produced it with ...more
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Behind the Candelabra is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Matt Damon Movies
ejlinehan added Matt Damon, Michael Douglas, Dan Aykroyd
Behind the Candelabra is a 2013 American drama film directed by Steven Soderbergh. It dramatizes the last ten years in the life of pianist Liberace and the relationship he had with Scott ...more
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Finding Forrester is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Matt Damon Movies
Anna Paquin, Matt Damon, Sean Connery
Finding Forrester is a 2000 American drama film written by Mike Rich and directed by Gus Van Sant. An African-American teenager, Jamal Wallace, is invited to attend a prestigious private high ...more
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The Majestic is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Matt Damon Movies
Jim Carrey, Matt Damon, Rob Reiner
The Majestic is a 2001 American drama film directed and produced by Frank Darabont, written by Michael Sloane, and starring Jim Carrey, Martin Landau, Jeffrey DeMunn, David Ogden Stiers, James ...more
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The Informant! is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Matt Damon Movies
Matt Damon, Patton Oswalt, Joel McHale
The Informant! is a 2009 American biographical-comedy film directed by Steven Soderbergh. It depicts Mark Whitacre's involvement as a whistle blower in the lysine price-fixing conspiracy of the ...more
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Confessions of a Dangerous Min... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Matt Damon Movies
Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, George Clooney
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind is a 2002 biographical spy comedy film depicting the life of popular game show host and producer Chuck Barris, who claimed to have also been an agent for the ...more
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Jersey Girl is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Matt Damon Movies
Jennifer Lopez, Will Smith, Ben Affleck
Jersey Girl is a 2004 American comedy-drama film written, co-edited, and directed by Kevin Smith. It stars Ben Affleck, Liv Tyler, Raquel Castro, George Carlin, Jason Biggs, Jennifer Lopez and ...more
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Happy Feet Two is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Matt Damon Movies
Brad Pitt, Sofía Vergara, Robin Williams
Happy Feet 2 in 3D is a 2011 animated film written and directed by George Miller.
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Titan A.E. is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Matt Damon Movies
Drew Barrymore, Matt Damon, Janeane Garofalo
Titan A.E. is a 2000 animated post-apocalyptic science fiction adventure film directed by both Don Bluth and Gary Goldman. The title refers to the spacecraft central to the plot, with A.E. ...more
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Promised Land is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Matt Damon Movies
Matt Damon, Frances McDormand, John Krasinski
A salesman for a natural gas company experiences life-changing events after arriving in a small town, where his corporation wants to tap into the available resources.
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Mystic Pizza is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Matt Damon Movies
Julia Roberts, Matt Damon, Vincent D'Onofrio
Mystic Pizza is a 1988 American coming-of-age film directed by Donald Petrie. It stars Annabeth Gish, Julia Roberts, and Lili Taylor. The film also stars Vincent D'Onofrio, William R. Moses, ...more
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All the Pretty Horses is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Matt Damon Movies
Penélope Cruz, Matt Damon, Bruce Dern
All the Pretty Horses is a 2000 American romance western film, directed by Billy Bob Thornton and based on the novel of the same name by author Cormac McCarthy. It stars Matt Damon as John Grady ...more
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Hereafter is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Matt Damon Movies
Matt Damon, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jay Mohr
Hereafter is a 2010 American supernatural thriller fantasy film directed, co-produced, and scored by Clint Eastwood, written by Peter Morgan and executive produced by Steven Spielberg.
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Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarr... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Matt Damon Movies
Matt Damon, James Cromwell, Charles Napier
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron is a 2002 American animated western drama film that that was produced by DreamWorks Animation and released by DreamWorks Pictures. It follows the adventures of a ...more
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Ponyo is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Matt Damon Movies
Nozomi Ōhashi, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, George Tokoro
Ponyo, initially titled in English as Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea, is a 2008 Japanese animated fantasy comedy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki of Studio Ghibli and Toho. It is ...more
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Geronimo: An American Legend is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Matt Damon Movies
Matt Damon, Robert Duvall, Gene Hackman
Geronimo: An American Legend is a 1993 film, directed by Walter Hill from a screenplay by John Milius and starring Wes Studi, Jason Patric, Gene Hackman, Robert Duvall and Matt Damon. It was ...more
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Margaret is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Matt Damon Movies
Anna Paquin, Matt Damon, Mark Ruffalo
Margaret is a 2011 drama film written and directed by Kenneth Lonergan. The film stars Anna Paquin, Matt Damon, Mark Ruffalo, Kieran Culkin, Olivia Thirlby, and Rosemarie DeWitt. Margaret ...more