Best movies of Matthew McConaughey

Matthew David McConaughey is an American actor, model, producer, writer, and movie director who first gained notice for his breakout role in the coming-of-age comedy film called Dazed and Confused. McConaughey is known for his knack for picking the right script. He works in a way that every movie that he works in turns to cinematic gold. Here’s a list of Matthew David McConaughey movies that you need to watch right away.

Matthew McConaughey Upcoming Movies 2021 List

1. White Boy Rick – Matthew McConaughey New Movie

  • Director: Yann Demange
  • Cast: Matthew McConaughey, YG, R J Cyler, Bel Rowley, Piper Laurie, Taylour Paige
  • Release Date: 14th September 2018

White Boy Rick is a 2018 American crime drama film written by Andy Weiss, and Logan and Noah Miller. The movie centers on the true story of Richard Wershe Jr., who became the youngest person to become an FBI informant ever at the tender age of 14. The story takes place in the 1980s in Detroit when the crack epidemic ran riots. Rick Wershe is a single father who sells guns illegally to raise his two teenage sons. He soon attracts the FBI’s attention. To keep his father out of prison, Rick Jr. chooses to become an undercover drug informant in exchange. But he soon finds himself assailed by dangers as he gets too engrossed in the drug business and gives in to the lure of easy-money through drug dealing.

2. Serenity – Matthew McConaughey Upcoming Movie

  • Director: Steven Knight.
  • Cast: Matthew McConaughey, , Jason Clarke, Djimon Hounsou, Anne Hathaway, Jeremy Strong, Diane Lane.
  • Release Date: October 19, 2018

Serenity is an upcoming American thriller film which has been scripted by Steven Knight. Serenity revolves around the story of a man named Baker Dill who is a fishing boat captain. He takes people on tours off of the tranquil enclave of Plymouth Island. He is approached by his ex-wife Karen who pleads to him to save her and her child from her violent husband. Soon, Dill’s past life pulls him in a whirlpool. She entreats Dill to take them on a fishing excursion and throw her cruel husband overboard in the shark infested water. Dill is forced to struggle with his past and a new reality that may prove to be a trap. The film will be released by Aviron Pictures.

Top 10 movies of Matthew McConaughey

1.The Lincoln Lawyer

  • Director: Brad Furman
  • Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei, Ryan Phillippe, Michael Pena, Josh Lucas among others
  • Release Date: 10th March, 2011.

The Lincoln Lawyer is a neo noir legal thriller film which is an adaptation from the 2005 novel of the same name written by Michael Connelly. Mick Haller is a criminal defense attorney who has a charismatic personality. He works from the back seat of his black Lincoln Car which is chauffeured by Earl. He defends petty crooks, thugs and other bottom feeders. So, it comes as a surprise when he lands a case defending a wealthy realtor’s son who is accused of rape and attempted murder. Mick thinks it to be an open-and-shut case with will bring him big monetary rewards. But the case soon develops into something more sinister that can land Mick in trouble.


  • Director: Robert Zemeckis
  • Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Jodie Foster, John Hurt, David Morse, William Fichtner among others
  • Release Date: 11th July, 1997

The movie is an adaptation of Carl Sagan’s novel of the same name. Contact revolves around the story of a radio astronomer called Dr. Ellie Arroway, who finds an intelligent signal broadcast from deep space. O the other hand, Palmer Joss has spent his life searching for truth through his unwavering belief in God. After the first signals are received and the contact established, Ellie and a group of fellow scientists decode the instructions that they send to build a machine. A message is found hidden in the signal that was received from deep space. The question is will it spell apocalypse or will it spell the end of our superstition. Will science and religion reach a compromise?

3. Amistad

  • Director: Steven Spielberg
  • Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Morgan Freeman, Anthony Hopkins, Nigel Hawthorne, Anna Paquin, David Paymer among others.
  • Release Date: 10th December 1997

Based on the true story of America’s slave trade, the film shows the saga of an 1839 mutiny aboard the slave ship, Amistad that sails from Cuba to America. Cinque leads the slaves in an unprecedented uprising who are captured and held prisoner in Connecticut. Freed slave Theodore Joadson comes to their rescue when he recruits property lawyer Roger Baldwin to exonerate the slaves. Soon, the fight is also joined by John Quincy Adams who becomes an ally.

4. Dallas Buyers Club

  • Director: Jean-Marc Vallée
  • Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, Jennifer Garner,  Craig Borten, Steve Zahn, Dennis O Hare, Dallas Roberts, Griffin Dunne.
  • Release Date: 1st November 2013

Dallas Buyers Club is an American biographical drama film the story of which takes place in the mid-1980s in Dallas, Texas. Ron Woodroof is an electrician who is stunned to learn that he has AIDS and has just 30 days left to live. Woodroof refuses to roil in despair and soon discovers a banned drug which can help AIDS patients survive longer. Woodroof launches a joint effort with a fellow AIDS patient and starts smuggling unapproved drugs into the US. Their business thrives as they start selling the treatments to a growing number of people who have given up on the medical establishment to save them.

5. Tropic Thunder

  • Director: Ben Stiller
  • Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Bill Hader, Brandon Soo Hoo, Reggie Lee, Christina Taylor, Ben Stiller, Robert Downey among others.
  • Release Date: 13th August 2008

Tropic Thunder is an action comedy film the story of which revolves around a director who is shooting a big-budget war movie. To enliven the proceedings, he drops the principle actors in the middle of a real jungle. The actors are all dressed in soldier uniforms. He tells them that he has the intention of capturing their performance with hidden cameras. However, fate has other plans as the actors are led into the middle of a real war zone. To ensure their survival, they are then compelled to become the soldiers they are portraying.

6. Interstellar

  • Director: Christopher Nolan
  • Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine, Mackenzie Foy, Matt Damon, Casey Affleck, Jessica Chastain.
  • Release Date: October 26 2014

Manana, owing to a global crop blight and second Dust Bowl, the earth is slowly turning uninhabitable. Professor Brand is an unmatched NASA physicist who has put his heart and soul on his workings to save mankind. He intends to transport Earth’s population to a new home through a wormhole. Ex-NASA pilot Cooper, along with a team of researchers, is sent on a mission through the wormhole across the galaxy to explore other habitable planets. He is to report back which planet can sustain life.

7. Bernie

  • Director: Richard Linklater
  • Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine, Brady Coleman, Larry Jack Dotson, Gabriel Luna, Matthew Greer
  • Release Date: 27th April, 2012

Bernie Tiede, a mortician in Carthage. He is one of the most-beloved residents of the small Texas town. He befriends a wealthy but nasty lady, Marjorie who has been recently widowed and whom no one else likes. Sometime later, Marjorie’s body is found stuffed in a freezer with a bullet shot ruled as her cause of death. Since Bernie was the only close person to her, he is charged with murder. But can the Sunday-school teacher who happens to be a member of the choir group and is the creator of spectacular funerals, really be the murderer?

8. Lone Star

  • Director: John Sayles
  • Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Elizabeth Pena, Chris Cooper, Clifton James, Frances McDormand, Joe Morton, Miriam Colon, Ron Canada, Chandra Wilson, Tony Frank.
  • Release Date: 21 June 1996

Lone Star is an American neo western mystery film scripted and edited by John Sayles. The premise of the movie concerns Sheriff Sam Deeds who happens to dig up the past and face all the demons that it holds. When he finds an old skull in the desert of Texas border town of Frontera, he is inadvertently brought face to face with the past. As he traces the murder of Sheriff Charlie Wade 40 years earlier, he is led to some horrid revelations about his own late father, Deputy Buddy Deeds, who was the much-loved in his community. He rekindles an affair with a former school flame that brings up old tensions in the town and unearths secrets were swept under rugs.

9. Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

  • Director: Mark Waters
  • Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Emma Stone, Jennifer Garner, Michael Douglas, Robert Forster, Lacey Chabert, Breckin Meyer, Anne Archer, Amanda Walsh
  • Release Date: 1st May 2009

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past is an American romantic comedy film. The plot is based on Charles Dickens‘ novel ‘A Christmas Carol.’ Connor Mead is a young bachelor and an acclaimed photographer who prefers to live his life in the fast lane. Committed to bachelorhood, Mead has simultaneous relationships with multiple women. He tries to brainwash his younger brother to not get married. But on the eve of the wedding he ends up being haunted by three female ghosts of his jilted lovers. He is taken on an odyssey through his many failed relationships. Will Mead ever realize the true essence of love?

10. Fool’s Gold

  • Director: Andy Tennant
  • Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Kate Hudson, Alexis Dziena, Donald Sutherland, Kevin Hart, Ray Winstone, Brian Hooks, David Roberts, Adam LeFevre.
  • Release Date: 8 February 2008

Fool’s Gold is an American adventure-romance film starring Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson in lead roles. The movie revolves around the central character Benjamin Finnegan and his estranged wife Tess. Benjamin aka Ben is a deep-sea treasure hunter who is on an obsessive quest to find the legendary Queen’s Dowry. Soon he chances upon vital clues leading to the deep-sea treasure. So, he summons his divorced wife and her billionaire boss Nigel Honeycutt to accompany him on the hunt. The couple rediscovers their passion for each other. But Ben’s former mentor-turned-enemy Moe Fitch is also after the treasure and seems like an invincible foe.

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