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The Best Matthew Broderick Movies

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List of the best Matthew Broderick movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Matthew Broderick'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 Broderick movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Matthew Broderick movies will be at the top of the list. Matthew Broderick has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Matthew Broderick movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Matthew Broderick films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Matthew Broderick role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Matthew Broderick performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

This list has a variety of films in it, from Good Boy! to The Stepford Wives.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Matthew Broderick movies?" and "What are the greatest Matthew Broderick roles of all time?"

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    The Cable Guy

    Jim Carrey, Ben Stiller

    Released1996

    Directed byBen Stiller

    The Cable Guy is a 1996 American thriller dark comedy film directed by Ben Stiller, who also co-stars in the film, and starring Jim Carrey and Matthew Broderick. The film was released in the United...  more

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    Infinity

    Matthew Broderick, Patricia Arquette

    Released1996

    Directed byMatthew Broderick

    Infinity is a 1996 American biographical drama film about the early life of physicist Richard Feynman. Feynman was played by Matthew Broderick, who also directed and produced the film. Broderick's...  more
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    Tower Heist

    Kate Upton, Eddie Murphy

    Released2011

    Directed byBrett Ratner

    This film is a 2011 American comedy film directed by Brett Ratner. The plot follows Josh Kovaks (Ben Stiller), Charlie Gibbs (Casey Affleck) and Enrique Dev'reaux (Michael Peña), employees of an...  more
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    Biloxi Blues

    Christopher Walken, Matthew Broderick

    Released1988

    Directed byMike Nichols

    Biloxi Blues is a 1988 American comedy film directed by Mike Nichols, written by Neil Simon, and starring Matthew Broderick and Christopher Walken. Simon adapted his semi-autobiographical 1985 play...  more

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    Then She Found Me

    Helen Hunt, Bette Midler

    Released2007

    Directed byHelen Hunt

    Then She Found Me is a 2007 American comedy-drama film directed by Helen Hunt. The screenplay by Hunt, Alice Arlen, and Victor Levin is very loosely based on the 1990 novel of the same name by Elinor...  more
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    Wonderful World

    Matthew Broderick, Sanaa Lathan

    Released2008

    Directed byJoshua Goldin

    Wonderful World is a 2009 dark comedy-drama film directed and written by Joshua Goldin, who in this movie makes his directorial debut. The film stars Matthew Broderick, Sanaa Lathan, Michael K....  more
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    The Last Shot

    Alec Baldwin, Willam Belli

    Released2004

    Directed byJeff Nathanson

    The Last Shot is a 2004 comedy film starring Matthew Broderick, Alec Baldwin, Toni Collette, Tim Blake Nelson, Joan Cusack, Tony Shalhoub, Buck Henry, Ray Liotta, Calista Flockhart and Ian Gomez. The...  more
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    Released1997

    Directed byKen Burns

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    Margaret

    Anna Paquin, Matt Damon

    Released2011

    Directed byKenneth Lonergan

    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 originally...  more
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    Project X

    Helen Hunt, Matthew Broderick

    Released1987

    Directed byJonathan Kaplan

    Project X is a 1987 American science fiction-comedy-drama film produced by Walter F. Parkes and Lawrence Lasker, directed by Jonathan Kaplan and starring Matthew Broderick and Helen Hunt....  more

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    Finding Amanda

    Matthew Broderick, Brittany Snow

    Released2008

    Directed byPeter Tolan

    Finding Amanda is a 2008 comedy film directed by Peter Tolan and starring Matthew Broderick and Brittany Snow. The plot revolves around a television producer with a penchant for drinking and...  more
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    Max Dugan Returns

    Kiefer Sutherland, Matthew Broderick

    Released1983

    Directed byHerbert Ross

    Max Dugan Returns is a 1983 American comedy-drama film starring Jason Robards as the titular Max Dugan, Marsha Mason as his daughter Nora, Donald Sutherland, Kiefer Sutherland, and Matthew Broderick...  more

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    1918

    Matthew Broderick, Horton Foote

    Released1985

    Directed byKenneth Harrison

    At the height of US involvement in World War I, young men everywhere are succumbing to jingoistic fervor. Stars Matthew Broderick, Hallie Foote, William Converse-Roberts and Horton Foote Jr....  more
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    The Thief and the Cobbler

    Sean Connery, Matthew Broderick

    Released1993

    Directed byRichard Williams

    This film is a British animated fantasy film directed, co-written and co-produced by Canadian animator Richard Williams. The film is famous for its animation and its long, troubled history. It was...  more

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    Marie and Bruce

    Julianne Moore, Matthew Broderick

    Released2005

    Directed byTom Cairns

    Marie and Bruce is a 2004 drama film from Holedigger and New Films. It is directed by Tom Cairns and stars Julianne Moore and Matthew Broderick. It was based on the 1978 play of the same name by...  more
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    Inspector Gadget

    Michelle Trachtenberg, Matthew Broderick

    Released1999

    Directed byDavid Kellogg

    Inspector Gadget is a 1999 live-action action-comedy film loosely based on the 1983 animated cartoon series of the same name. It starred Matthew Broderick as the title character, along with Rupert...  more

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    Master Harold...and the Boys

    Matthew Broderick, John Kani

    Released1985

    Directed byMichael Lindsay-Hogg

    Master Harold...and the Boys is a 1985 film by Athol Fugard, adapted from his 1982 play of the same title, directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg. This semi-autobiographical film takes place in South...  more
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    Addicted to Love

    Meg Ryan, Matthew Broderick

    Released1997

    Directed byGriffin Dunne

    Addicted to Love is a 1997 American romantic comedy film directed by Griffin Dunne, starring Meg Ryan, Matthew Broderick, Tchéky Karyo, and Kelly Preston. The movie's title is based on Robert...  more

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    A Life in the Theater

    Matthew Broderick

    Released1993

    Directed byGregory Mosher

    A Life in the Theater is a 1993 comedy drama film directed by Gregory Mosher....
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    Strangers with Candy

    Sarah Jessica Parker, Stephen Colbert

    Released2005

    Directed byPaul Dinello

    Strangers with Candy is a 2005 comedy film released by THINKFilm, first screened at the Sundance Film Festival. It serves as a prequel to the TV series of the same name. Among the executive producers...  more
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    Walking to the Waterline

    Matthew Broderick, Hal Holbrook

    Released1998

    Directed byMatt Mulhern

    Walking to the Waterline is a 1998 American drama film written and directed by Matt Mulhern. The film premiered at the Florida Film Festival on June 13, 1998 but never was released theatrically in...  more
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    Courtship

    Richard Jenkins, Amanda Plummer

    Released1987

    Directed byHoward Cummings

    Courtship is a 1987 drama film written by Horton Foote and directed by Howard Cummings....
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    Beach Lane

    Matthew Broderick, Kristen Johnston

    Released2010

    Beach Lane is a 2010 comedy film written by Paul Simms....
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    Freedom: A History of Us

    Michael Caine, Angela Bassett
    Freedom: A History of Us is a 2003 history documentary TV series written by Philip Kunhardt Jr....  more
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    On Valentine's Day

    Matthew Broderick, Steven Hill

    Released1986

    Directed byKenneth Harrison

    On Valentine's Day is a 1986 drama film directed by Ken Harrison....