Matthew McConaughey can be divided into the following groups: Slick attorney, rom-com hottie, lovable sleaze, and everything else are all there. The guy is as attractive wearing a cowboy hat, a suit, or nothing at all. He is capable of anything. He has the ability to perform an Oscar-winning performance or be a mindless set of abs. Here are the 16 best Matthew McConaughey movies in honor of his illustrious, seductive career.
16. Angels in the Outfield (1994)
When Roger Bowman’s father visits him when he is living in a foster home with his best buddy J.P., he begins to feel hopeful again about returning to live with his father. But when his father suggests that they can reunite as a family when his favorite baseball club, the California Angels, wins the pennant but finishes last in their division, his aspirations are abruptly dashed.
In order to have the family he has always desired, Roger prays to Heaven and asks the angels there to assist them in winning the pennant. Thanks to his request, he very well may. As he delivers an impressive performance, this is one of the best Matthew McConaughey movies.
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15. Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001)
A middle-aged physics professor makes an unexpected adjustment in his life after deciding to do so. A single distracted reckless act causes the goals of a rising young prosecution attorney to fall apart. Faced with her husband’s adultery, a lady does so grudgingly. A jealous insurance claims manager with domestic issues plans to exact revenge on an upbeat employee but changes his mind.
And a hopeful young cleaning lady hopes for a miracle but has her faith tested by a horrific experience. All of these common people are asking the same fundamental question that philosophers have pondered for centuries: What is happiness, and how does one attain it?
14. The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)
The backseat of Mickey Haller’s sleek, jet-black 1986 Lincoln Town Car is now a proper office space for the flamboyant criminal defense lawyer from LA County, California. Mickey, who has made a living defending minor offenders, will find himself in serious difficulty when Louis Roulet, a wealthy Beverly Hills playboy charged with aggravated assault and abuse, asks Haller’s assistance to clear him of the charges. This once-seemingly simple case is now evolving into a dangerous quest for the truth. Will the Lincoln Lawyer be able to survive what quickly turns into something more evil? This is undeniably one of the best Matthew McConaughey movies, available now on Vix.
13. Bernie (2011)
Bernie Tiede (1958-), a pudgy mortician who takes pride in his work, is the first person we encounter. He sings gospel music as a tenor. We follow Bernie in a sequence of flashbacks and interactions with locals: He moves to Carthage, Texas (pop. 7,000), where old ladies adore him. He becomes friends with Marjorie Nugent, a rich and vindictive widow, and they go on lavish vacations together.
Only her stockbroker and the district attorney in the area, Danny Buck, express animosity toward the upbeat, occasionally corny Bernie. Marjorie goes from bitter and alone to content with Bernie before becoming possessive. Will sweet Bernie do anything?
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12. Interstellar (2014)
Cooper, a former science engineer and pilot who now lives in the Midwest of the United States, is tethered to his farming property with his daughter Murph and son Tom. The inhabitants of Earth come to the realization that their existence is about to end as food supplies start to run low and severe sandstorms destroy their crops.
Cooper eventually finds a NASA outpost close to his house and is invited to join other scientists on a risky expedition inside a wormhole due to his scientific aptitude and piloting skills, which set him apart from the other members of the group. Cooper must choose whether to stay or risk never seeing his children again in order to save the human race by discovering another livable planet as Earth deteriorates.
11. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Jordan Belfort and Donnie Azoff founded the brokerage firm Stratton Oakmont at the beginning of the 1990s. Their business immediately expands from 20 employees to more than 250, and their reputation on Wall Street and in the trading industry rises sharply. Their level of substance misuse and fabrication increase along with their social rank.
When they strike it rich on high-stakes deals, they throw extravagant parties for their personnel, drawing attention like no other. Belfort comes up with new strategies to hide his tracks as the FBI becomes aware of his trading activities. In the end, Belfort devises a plan to hide their money in a European bank. How long will Belfort and Azoff continue, though, with the FBI keeping a close eye on him?
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10. Mud (2013)
The fourteen-year-old Arkansas kid, Ellis, and his closest buddy, Neckbone, muster their bravery to join the big river despite having a lot of issues at home and after hearing the intriguing rumor about a boat that washed up into a tree on a little Mississippi island. Such an unexpected find is real, but the enigmatic tattooed gunman who goes by the name Mud also claims the ship unless the young explorers promise to bring him food and aid him in finding Juniper, his one and only true love.
Ellis and Neckbone go out on a risky quest to reunite the doomed lovers as a tough posse of Texan bounty hunters is now after Mud, even if their careless action puts them in peril. This is one of the best Matthew McConaughey movies, available now on Max.
9. Contact (1997)
Dr. Ellie Arroway, a renowned astronomer, adopts a new perspective on whether life exists beyond of Earth’s constrained confines after completely losing trust in God. In light of these conditions, Dr. Ellie really hopes that one day she will be able to support her admirable ambitions by discovering evidence of extraterrestrial life.
She is an active member of a committed scientific team working with radio waves. Her faith and perseverance are unexpectedly rewarded with a coded message from outer space that contains the instructions for a perplexing contraption. Can she decipher the message’s true meaning? Is this ultimately a direct invitation to an extraordinary first encounter with illusive alien life forms after all this time?
8. Killer Joe (2011)
Chris Smith is stuck. He owes a large amount of money to a loan shark, who has threatened to kill him if he does not deliver the money in a short period of time. He lacks the necessary funds. He comes up with a scheme to get rich quickly: kill his estranged mother and pocket the insurance proceeds. Ansel, his father, joins in on the venture in exchange for a cut of the profits.
Ansel then involves his daughter, Chris’ sister, Dottie, and his second wife, Sharla, after she learns about the scheme. They employ “Killer Joe” Cooper, a hitman. When they are unable to pay him in full upfront, they come to an odd arrangement to keep his services. This greatly complicates matters.
7. Frailty (2001)
One late night, Fenton Meiks enters an FBI office and declares that the lead investigator is the only one who will receive information regarding a serial killer known as the God’s Hands Killer. Meiks informs Agent Wesley Doyle that his recently deceased brother Adam is the murderer. Doyle is obviously dubious, and Fenton is chilly and aloof.
In order to keep a vow to bury his brother in the “rose garden,” Fenton admits to stealing his brother’s body and an ambulance. Doyle confirms this account by contacting a small-town sheriff’s office. Doyle directly asks Fenton why he knows Adam is the murderer, but Fenton doesn’t provide a response. Instead, he launches into a detailed account of his family’s history.
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6. Lone Star (1996)
Sam Deeds, the sheriff of Rio County, Texas, somewhat resides in the shadow of his late father, Buddy Deeds, the renowned former sheriff. Sam and his father have never gotten along well, especially when Sam was a teenager and Buddy stopped him outright from seeing Pilar Cruz, a gorgeous Hispanic girl. According to local folklore, Charlie Wade, the corrupt and brutal sheriff of the time, was killed by Buddy Deeds.
Sam investigates his father when Wade’s remains are discovered in the desert and pieces together the tale from the viewpoints of the town’s longtime residents, including the current mayor, Pilar’s mother, and a local bar owner. Sam’s decisions are affected by what he discovers, which paints his father in a different light.
5. Magic Mike (2012)
Thirty-year-old Mike Lane resides in Tampa, Florida. He is a roofer by day and the face of the Kings of Tampa, a gang of male strippers, at night as Magic Mike. Though he has a sizable amount of savings, his credit score prevents him from obtaining a bank loan to advance his planned furniture-making firm.
One night, Adam, Mike’s teenage coworker, goes with him to the club. When one of the acts is unable to perform, Adam is persuaded to strip, which makes him a tremendous hit. Success, however, gets to him, and as a result of his stupid choices, Mike’s goals as well as those of his sister Brooke are in jeopardy. This is one of the best Matthew McConaughey movies, available now on Apple TV.
4. A Time to Kill (1996)
A young, handsome, and extremely accomplished lawyer is dealing with the most difficult case of his life, one that frequently also poses a threat to it. The K.K.K. is active and there is a lot of tension in Canton, a hamlet in southern Mississippi because the 10-year-old daughter of a black man was raped and beaten there. In defiance of Jake’s advice, the angry father exacts retribution by shooting the two criminals in the neighborhood courthouse.
Regardless matter the outcome, racial animosity intensifies and confrontation threatens to erupt. Along with his new, enthusiastic assistant, Jake must determine whether defending the man is worth the risk to him and his family.
3. How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days (2003)
Ad executive Benjamin is vying for a huge contract, but his employer feels like it requires a feminine touch, so he’s thinking of giving it to a couple of female executives. With their help, Benjamin bets that he will win the account if he can get a woman to fall in love with him. He lets the female executives pick the woman.
They decide on Andie, a Composure magazine writer whom they had previously met and discovered was working on an article titled “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.” They don’t let him know that they are aware she will be impossible. While she does her best to push Ben away, Ben makes an effort to win her over. This is one of the best Matthew McConaughey movies, available now on Paramount+.
2. Dazed and Confused (1993)
In a small Texas town, the end of the academic year in 1976 was a cause for celebration of the summer vacation. But before they chase the newcomers, the Seniors are eager to subject them to ruthless hazing, which for boys takes the shape of no-nonsense spankings. Attempts to flee are undertaken, but they are useless for the baseball players because they have to play that evening before the partying when the alcohol will anesthetize their seat-sting.
After his foolish sister genuinely begs the boys to be gentle with him—something that only senior quarterback Randall “Pink” Floyd does—Mitch Kramer becomes the target, and senior year-repeat Fred O’Bannion adds annoyance to his rumored zeal for paddling the remorseful.
1. Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
A cocaine user who frequently engages in sexual activity with hookers and promiscuous women, Ron Woodroof is a homophobic electrician and rodeo rider in Dallas in 1985. He is taken to the hospital after suffering an injury at work, where Drs. Sevard and Eve inform him that he has HIV and will pass away in thirty days.
He learns from his studies that AZT may be fatal for those who have the condition. Additionally, he learns that Vass, a Mexican physician with a license that has been revoked, utilizes alternative medications to treat AIDS. Ron plans to sell the medications in Dallas as his health improves. He forms a collaboration with Rayon, and the Dallas Buyers Club is soon established. This is one of the best Matthew McConaughey movies, available now on Apple TV.