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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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    Ferris Bueller's Day Off
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    Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick

    Released1986

    Directed byJohn Hughes

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    The Lion King
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    The Lion King

    Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons

    Released1994

    Directed byRob Minkoff, Roger Allers

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    Glory
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    Glory

    Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington

    Released1989

    Directed byEdward Zwick

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  • 4
    WarGames
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    WarGames

    Matthew Broderick, William H. Macy

    Released1983

    Directed byJohn Badham

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    The Lion King 1½
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    The Lion King 1½

    Whoopi Goldberg, Matthew Broderick

    Released2004

    Directed byBradley Raymond

    The Lion King 1½ is a 2004 direct-to-video animated buddy film produced by Walt Disney... more on Wikipedia
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    The Stepford Wives
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    The Stepford Wives

    Nicole Kidman, Christopher Walken

    Released2004

    Directed byFrank Oz

    The Stepford Wives is a 2004 American sci-fi dramedy film. It was directed by Frank Oz from a... more on Wikipedia

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    The Producers
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    The Producers

    Uma Thurman, Will Ferrell

    Released2005

    Directed bySusan Stroman

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  • 8
    The Lion King II: Simba's Pride
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    The Lion King II: Simba's Pride

    Neve Campbell, Matthew Broderick

    Released1998

    Directed byRob LaDuca, Darrell Rooney

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  • 9
    Max Dugan Returns
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    Max Dugan Returns

    Kiefer Sutherland, Matthew Broderick

    Released1983

    Directed byHerbert Ross

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    Godzilla
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    Godzilla

    Matthew Broderick, Hank Azaria

    Released1998

    Directed byRoland Emmerich

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  • 11
    Addicted to Love
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    Addicted to Love

    Meg Ryan, Matthew Broderick

    Released1997

    Directed byGriffin Dunne

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    Family Business
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    Family Business

    Sean Connery, Dustin Hoffman

    Released1989

    Directed bySidney Lumet

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  • 13
    Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle
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    Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Heather Graham

    Released1994

    Directed byAlan Rudolph

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    Out on a Limb

    Matthew Broderick, Jeffrey Jones

    Released1992

    Directed byFrancis Veber

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  • 15
    You Can Count on Me
    23
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    You Can Count on Me

    Mark Ruffalo, Matthew Broderick

    Released2000

    Directed byKenneth Lonergan

    You Can Count on Me is a 2000 American drama film starring Laura Linney, Mark Ruffalo, Rory... more on Wikipedia

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  • 16
    Election
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    Election

    Reese Witherspoon, Matthew Broderick

    Released1999

    Directed byAlexander Payne

    Election is a 1999 American comedy film directed and written by Alexander Payne and adapted by... more on Wikipedia

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  • 17
    Finding Amanda
    17
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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... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    The Cable Guy
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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... more on Wikipedia

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  • 19
    Diminished Capacity
    23
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    Diminished Capacity

    Louis C.K., Matthew Broderick

    Released2008

    Directed byTerry Kinney

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  • 20
    Tower Heist
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    Tower Heist

    Kate Upton, Eddie Murphy

    Released2011

    Directed byBrett Ratner

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  • 21
    Ladyhawke
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    Ladyhawke

    Michelle Pfeiffer, Matthew Broderick

    Released1985

    Directed byRichard Donner

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  • 22
    Infinity
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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... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Bee Movie
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    Bee Movie

    Oprah Winfrey, Sting

    Released2007

    Directed bySimon J. Smith, Steve Hickner

    Bee Movie is a 2007 American computer animated family comedy film produced by DreamWorks... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    The Freshman
    25
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    The Freshman

    Marlon Brando, Matthew Broderick

    Released1990

    Directed byAndrew Bergman

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    Wonder Park
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    2

    Wonder Park

    Brianna Denski, Matthew Broderick

    Released2019

    Directed byDavid Feiss

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