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Top 10 Matthew McConaughey Movies

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The above trademark phrase belongs to only one man in this universe. And that man is none other than Matthew McConaughey! He commenced his voyage in Hollywood by doing a small role in My Boyfriend’s Back (1993). But his next project, Dazed and Confused, made him an overnight sensation later that year. His career is filled with various ups and downs. But he always manages to entertain the audience. His last project, The Gentlemen (2019), turned out to be a decent success in terms of collections. McConaughey received special praise for his outstanding and brutal performance as Mickey Pearson.

Here are the top 10 movies of Matthew McConaughey’s career! Enjoy!



Amistad (1997)

Amistad marked the only collaboration between director Steven Spielberg and Matthew McConaughey. Among veterans like Morgan Freeman, Anthony Hopkins, Pete Postlethwaite, and others, McConaughey delivered a fine performance as Roger Sherman Baldwin. He gets hired as the defence lawyer of a group of native Africans. The group gets arrested by the American Navy as the latter think that they are runaway slaves. The case gets transferred to the Supreme Court to deliver justice to the poor Africans.

Killer Joe

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Killer Joe (2011)

Killer Joe was widely criticized for its overloaded violence and gore. This situation also affected its collections. As a result, it ended up being a box office bomb. Still, it consists of one of McConaughey’s best movie roles. The performances of the cast and its darkly comic tone received positive critical reception. It has found its place among the top cult movies of the 2010s.

The Lincoln Lawyer

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The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)

Inspired from the novel of the same name, The Lincoln Lawyer is a fantastic addition to McConaughey’s filmography. Our leading man portrays the character of Mickey Haller, a small-time defense criminal lawyer. He operates the majority of his cases from his Lincoln Town Car. He has a history of defending various criminals. A rich and spoiled kid of an LA businessman finds himself in trouble. The more he gets involved with the case, the more he discovers its connection with another case of the past.



Interstellar (2014)

Matthew McConaughey dispatches a devastating and heart-warming performance as Cooper in this Christopher Nolan’s masterpiece. It also became his highest-grossing entry in his arsenal. The unexpected combo of Nolan and McConaughey blew our minds with its top-notch musical score, performances, elegant visuals, and an epic storyline. A small team of astronauts travels through a wormhole near Saturn to discover new habitable planets for the remaining humankind in a futuristic world.



Bernie (2011)

The year 2011 turned out to be a golden year for Matthew McConaughey for his iconic performances in the movies. It is a damn shame that none of them worked out well at the box office. Bernie is also among those unfortunate flicks. The leading duo of Black and McConaughey nailed their roles. The former bestowed his career-best performance. It is based on the famous 1996 murder of an old rich woman named Marjorie Nugent by her partner Bernhardt “Bernie” Tiede.

Lone Star

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Lone Star (1996)

Lone Star is one of the earliest classics of Matthew McConaughey’s career. It was hailed as one of the greatest independent cinematic projects of all time. McConaughey’s role was short in this film. But he did complete justice with his character. The plot revolves around a sheriff who finds himself in the case of the murder of his predecessor.

Dazed and Confused

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Dazed and Confused (1993)

Dazed and Confused functioned like a launching pad for the careers of Milla Jovovich, Ben Affleck, and Matthew McConaughey. It was one of Richard Linklater’s earliest productions. The movie covers the lives of various Texas adolescents who are about to finish their school life. Yes, McConaughey’s iconic catchphrase emerged in this movie! Nowadays, it is considered one of the best comedy dramas ever.

Kubo and the Two Strings

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Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)

The directional debut of Travis Knight established itself as one of the best movies of 2016. It might have flopped at the box office. But it received an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Picture. It tells the story of a kid named Kubo. His evil grandfather stole the light of his left eye during infancy. He gets accompanied by a beetle, Hanzo, and a monkey, Sariatu, to stop and overcome his mother’s wicked sisters. Matthew McConaughey portrays the character of Hanzo. On the other hand, Sariatu is voiced by Charlize Theron.



Mud (2012)

Mud is exhilarating in every sense! It received a solid reception from the moviegoers for its emotional storyline, hard-hitting performances, and superb direction from Jeff Nichols. McConaughey plays Mud, a wanted criminal who hides on an island near the main city of DeWitt. He encounters two teenage boys and later receives their help to run away from that place. He also offers a chance to his heartbeat, Juniper, to run along with him. However, he discovers that she never truly loved him.

Dallas Buyers Club

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Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

This movie is based on the tragic life story of Ron Woodroof, a former AIDS patient in the 80s. Doctors and scientists were still working on its cure at that time. He was given various types of medicines for his treatment. However, he made it into a money-making business by illegally selling the medicines to HIV patients. The Academy Awards for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor categories respectively went to the leading duo, Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto.

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