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The Best Matthew Modine Movies

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

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

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    Birdy

    Nicolas Cage, Matthew Modine

    Released1984

    Directed byAlan Parker

    Birdy is a 1984 American drama film directed by Alan Parker and starring Matthew Modine and Nicolas Cage. It is based on the novel of the same name by William Wharton, although the film is set in the...  more

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    The Hotel New Hampshire

    Jodie Foster, Rob Lowe

    Released1984

    Directed byTony Richardson

    The Hotel New Hampshire is a 1984 comedy-drama film based on John Irving's 1981 novel of the same name. The film was written and directed by Tony Richardson and stars Jodie Foster, Beau Bridges, Rob...  more

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    Sex and Lies in Sin City

    Mena Suvari, Marcia Gay Harden

    Released2008

    Directed byPeter Medak

    Sex and Lies in Sin City: the Ted Binion Scandal is a 2008 Lifetime Television movie starring Johnathon Schaech, Marcia Gay Harden, Matthew Modine, and Mena Suvari....  more
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    The Trial

    Gary Moore, Matthew Modine

    Released2010

    Directed byGary Wheeler

    The Trial is a 2010 drama film starring Matthew Modine. It is based on the novel of the same name by Robert Whitlow....  more
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    Wind

    Jennifer Grey, Stellan Skarsgård

    Released1992

    Directed byCarroll Ballard

    Wind is a film released in 1992. The movie was directed by Carroll Ballard and starred Matthew Modine, Jennifer Grey and Cliff Robertson....  more
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    Miss Virginia

    Uzo Aduba, Matthew Modine

    Released2019

    Directed byR.J. Daniel Hanna

    Miss Virginia is a 2019 American drama film directed by R.J. Daniel Hanna. A struggling inner-city mother (Uzo Aduba) sacrifices everything to give her son a good education....  more
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    Released2008

    Directed byBill Plympton

    Santa, The Fascist Years is a 2008 short animated film written and directed by Bill Plympton....  more
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    In the Shadows

    James Caan, Cuba Gooding Jr.

    Released2001

    Directed byRic Roman Waugh

    In the Shadows is a 2001 drama and thriller film written and directed by Ric Roman Waugh....
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    Mia & the Migoo

    Whoopi Goldberg, James Woods

    Released2008

    Directed byJacques-Rémy Girerd

    Mia and the Migoo is a 2008 French animated film produced by Folimage and directed by Jacques-Rémy Girerd> The film is about a young girl's search for her father in a tropical paradise, threatened by...  more
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    The American

    Diana Rigg, Andrew Scott

    Released1998

    Directed byPaul Unwin

    The American is a 1998 film written by Henry James and Michael Hastings and directed by Paul Unwin....  more
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    The Flying House

    Patricia Clarkson, Matthew Modine

    Released2011

    Directed byWinsor McCay, Bill Plympton

    The Flying House is a 2011 animated short film directed by Winsor McCay....
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    Jobs

    Ashton Kutcher, James Woods

    Released2013

    Directed byJoshua Michael Stern

    Jobs is a 2013 American biographical drama film based on the life of Steve Jobs, from 1974 while a student at Reed College to the introduction of the iPod in 2001. It is directed by Joshua Michael...  more

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    Redeemer

    Matthew Modine, Obba Babatunde

    Released2002

    Directed byGraeme Clifford

    Redeemer is a 2002 drama film written by James Ricci and directed by Graeme Clifford....  more
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    The Blackout

    Claudia Schiffer, Dennis Hopper

    Released1997

    Directed byAbel Ferrara

    The Blackout is a 1997 American drama film directed by Abel Ferrara. It was screened out of competition at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival....  more
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    Family Weekend

    Kristin Chenoweth, Shirley Jones

    Released2013

    Directed byBenjamin Epps

    Family Weekend is a 2013 comedy, drama film written by Matt K. Turner and directed by Benjamin Epps....  more
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    Jesus Was a Commie

    Matthew Modine

    Released2011

    Directed byMatthew Modine, Terence Ziegler

    Jesus Was a Commie is a 2011 short drama documentary film written by Matthew Modine, and directed by Matthew Modine and Terence Ziegler....
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    Go Go Tales

    Willem Dafoe, Bob Hoskins

    Released2007

    Directed byAbel Ferrara

    Go Go Tales is an independent 2007 film by Abel Ferrara. Ferrara based the film on The Killing of a Chinese Bookie, directed by John Cassavetes. It stars Willem Dafoe as a strip club owner and...  more
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    The Dark Knight Rises

    Christian Bale, Michael Caine

    Released2012

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

    The Dark Knight Rises is a 2012 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC Comics character. Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, Batman (Christian Bale), with the help...  more

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    Funky Monkey

    Gilbert Gottfried, Jeffrey Tambor

    Released2004

    Directed byGene Quintano, Harry Basil

    Funky Monkey is a 2004 family film starring Matthew Modine and Roma Downey. It is written by Lance Kinsey and Peter Nelson. It is directed by Harry Basil. The tagline is "He's one high tech super...  more
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    Expert Witness

    Sasha Alexander, Matthew Modine

    Released2003

    Directed byJohn McNaughton

    Expert Witness is a 2003 Mystery Drama film directed by John McNaughton....
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    The Maker

    Mary-Louise Parker, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

    Released1997

    Directed byTim Hunter

    The Maker is a 1997 American drama film written by Rand Ravich and directed by Tim Hunter. The Maker was released on October 17, 1997 in the United States of America....  more
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    Released2001

    Directed byBrian Henson

    Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story is a 2001 American television miniseries. It was directed by Brian Henson and was a co-production of Hallmark Entertainment and Jim Henson Television. It is an...  more
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    The Garden of Eden

    Mena Suvari, Richard E. Grant

    Released2010

    Directed byJohn Irvin

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    Very Mean Men

    Martin Landau, Scott Baio

    Released2000

    Directed byTony Vitale

    Very Mean Men is a 2000 American crime-comedy film directed by Tony Vitale. It entered the competition at 2000 Seattle International Film Festival, in which won the New American Cinema Award for best...  more
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    The Shipment

    Elizabeth Berkley, Matthew Modine

    Released2001

    Directed byAlex Wright

    The Shipment is a 2001 movie about a mob enforcer who is hired to recover a shipment of Viagra gone awry. It stars Matthew Modine, Elizabeth Berkley, Nicholas Turturro, and Robert Loggia....  more