Top 10 Matthew McConaughey Movies and TV shows

Matthew McConaughey won Oscars for his outstanding performance in Dallas Buyers Club.


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Winner of several renowned awards, such as the Oscar, Academy, Golden Globes, and Primetime Emmy, Mathew McConaughey has amazed millions of people with his outstanding performances.

Whether portraying the role of Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyers Club or working as a voice actor in Kubo and the Two Strings, Sing and Sing 2, Matthew McConaughey has proven his versatility in the Hollywood industry.

Moreover, in the 2000s, McConaughey became known for starring in romantic comedies, such as The Wedding Planner, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, and Failure to Launch.

After contributing a lot to romantic comedies, McConaughey shifted his genre into crime thriller drama with some of the blockbuster movies of all time, including The Lincoln Lawyer, Mud, The Wolf of Wall Street, and so on.

In addition, Matthew has also starred in some well-known TV shows like True Detective and Agent Elvis.

With his mindblowing movies and TV shows, Matthew has maintained his box office record to date.

Here is the list of the top 10 movies and TV shows of Matthew McConaughey of all time.

10. The Wolf of Wall Street

The Wolf of Wall Street is an American biographical black comedy crime movie co-produced and directed by Martin Scorsese.

The movie is based on Jordan Belfort’s 2007 memoir of the same name and stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Donnie Azoff, Margot Robbie, Naomi Lapagila, Matthew McConaughey, and Kyle Chandler in the leading roles.

The story takes place in 1987 when a 22-year-old Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio) began working as a Wall Street stockbroker for L.F. Rothschild, employed under Mark Hanna (Matthew McConaughey).

After Black Monday, the largest one-day stock market crash in history, Jordan loses his job and takes one at an investor’s center, a boiler room brokerage firm on Long Island specializing in penny stocks.

Furthermore, Jordan starts his boiler room-styled brokerage company, Stratton Oakmont, with his neighbor Donnie Azoff (Jonah Hill) and a merry band of brokers. The movie illustrates how Belfort became immensely successful by defrauding wealthy investors out of millions and how he gets involved in substances and affairs. It also depicts his downfall after being investigated by the FBI.

Although there was some moral censure, the movie received positive reviews from critics and won the Golden Globe award for Best Actor-Musical or Comedy.

The movie also set a Guinness World Record for the most instances of swearing in a film.

Additionally, Matthew McConaughey’s performance in the movie was outstanding. Though he had a small part in portraying Mark Hanna, a senior stockbroker, and Belfort’s mentor, he made a big impact through his role.

The Wolf of Wall Street

IMDb BiographyComedyCrime

Starting his career as a young stockbroker, Jordan Belfort gets involved in crime and corruption and lives a high life until he gets investigated by the FBI.

DirectorMartin Scorsese
Release DateDecember 25, 2013
Red Granite Pictures
Appian Way Productions
Sikelia Productions
EMJAG Productions
CastLeonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey, Kyle Chandler, Rob Reiner
WritersJordan Belfort, Terence Winter
Runtime3 hour

9. A Time to Kill

A Time to Kill is an American legal crime drama thriller movie directed by Joel Schumacher.

The movie is based on Jogn Grisham’s 1989 novel of the same name and reached number one at the box office during its first two weeks.

Sandra Bullock, Samuel L. Jackson, Matthew McConaughey, and Kevin Spacey are in the leading roles.

The movie follows the year 1984 in Canton, Mississippi, where a ten-year-old African American girl, Tonya Hailey, is brutally tortured and thrown in a nearby river by two local white men, Billy Ray Cobb and James Willard, while on her way home from getting groceries.

After her survival, the two men get arrested but with a high chance of walking freely; hearing this news, Tonya’s father, Carl Lee Hailey (Samuel L. Jackson), opens fire in the courthouse and gets arrested for terminating the two men.

Furthermore, the movie illustrates how a young, fearless lawyer, Jake Brigance (Matthew McConaughey), defends Carl and provides him justice.

The movie received positive reviews worldwide and won several awards, including the NAACP Image Award, MTV Movie Award, and Blockbuster Entertainment Award.

Matthew’s performance was praised and loved by millions, making it one of his most adored movies.

A Time to Kill

IMDb DramaThrillerCrime

A young lawyer, Jake Brigance, tries to provide justice to a black man blamed for taking the lives of two men who tortured his 10-year-old daughter.

DirectorJoel Schumacher
Release DateJuly 24, 1996
StudioRegency Enterprises,
Warner Bros.
CastMatthew McConaughey, Sandra Bullock,
Samuel L. Jackson
, Kevin Spacey
WritersJohn Grisham, Akiva Goldsman
Runtime2 hours 29 minutes

8. Lone Star

Lone Star is an American neo-Western drama mystery movie directed by John Sayles.

The movie stars Chris Cooper, Kris Kristofferson, Matthew McConaughey, and Elizabeth Pena in the leading roles.

It follows the discovery of a human skeleton on an old U.S. Army rifle shooting range along with a Masonic ring, a Rio County sheriff’s badge, and a disbursed 45 pistol bullet.

After the discovery, Frontera, Texas, sheriff Sam Deeds starts an investigation and finds out the skeleton is of Charlie Wade (Kris Kristofferson), the corrupt and cruel sheriff who forewent Buddy Deeds (Matthew McConaughey).

Furthermore, as the son of reputed and beloved sheriff Buddy Deeds, Sam unravels Wade’s mysterious disappearance and demise and learns more about his father’s history.

The movie received critical acclaim, with critics regarding it as a high point of 1990s independent cinema and one of Sayles’ best films.

It was also nominated for an Academy Award and appeared on the ballot for AFI’s 10 Top 10 in the Western category.

Lone Star

IMDb DramaMysteryWestern

The mystery unfolds about Sheriff Sam Deeds’s demised father, Buddy Deeds, when a skeleton of an old corrupted U.S. Army Charlie Wade, who disappeared in 1957, is.

DirectorJohn Sayles
Release DateJune 21, 1996
StudioCastle Rock Entertainment, Sony Pictures Classics
CastMatthew McConaughey, Chris Cooper, Stephen Mendillo,
Stephen J. Lang
, Kris Kristofferson
WritersJohn Sayles
Runtime2 hours 15 minutes

7. The Lincoln Lawyer

The Lincoln Lawyer is an American legal thriller crime drama mystery movie directed by Brad Furman.

The movie is an adaptation of Michael Connelly’s 2005 novel of the same title and stars Matthew McConaughey, Ryan Phillippe, and Marisa Tomei in leading roles.

It follows Mickey Haller (Matthew McConaughey), a criminal defense attorney who usually represents low-end lawbreakers.

Furthermore, Haller unexpectedly gets hired to represent Louis Roulet (Ryan Phillippe), a wealthy Beverly Hills playboy and son of real estate tycoon Mary Windsor (Frances Fisher), who is blamed for brutally torturing Regina Campo (Margarita Levieva).

As he investigates his client’s case further, Haller discovers that Roulet is involved in more than one offense and that the case might be linked to an old case. Bound to do his best for his client, guilty or not, Hailer cross-examines Campo, discredits her in the jury’s eyes, and lets Roulet win the case.

But the movie takes a twist when Haller provides evidence of Roulet’s previous offense to the police, which makes him arrested.

The movie received positive reviews worldwide and has been regarded as one of the best movies of Matthew McConaughey.

The Lincoln Lawyer

IMDb DramaMysteryCrime

A lawyer, Mickey Haller, unfolds the dark history of his wealthy client, Louis Roulet, who is blamed for torturing Regina Campo.

DirectorBrad Furman
Release DateMarch 18, 2011
StudioLakeshore Entertainment
Sidney Kimmel Entertainment
Stone Village Pictures
CastMatthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei, Ryan Phillippe,
Margarita Levieva
, William H. Macy
WritersMichael Connelly, John Romano
Runtime1 hour 58 minutes

6. Dazed and Confused

Dazed and Confused is an American coming-of-age comedy movie written and directed by Richard Linklater.

Starring Jason London, Wiley Wiggins, Matthew McConaughey, Ben Affleck, and Nicky Katt in leading roles, the movie follows a group of teenagers on the last day of school in 1976 in Austin, Texas, as the next year’s group of seniors prepares for the annual hazing of incoming freshmen,

Furthermore, the movie depicts the adventures of teenagers and how most of them cannot think clearly or act normally.

Though the movie was a commercial disappointment at the box office, it succeeded in the home video market and has since become a cult classic.

Matthew McConaughey became the movie’s breakout star, and his role as David Wooderson, a teenager who sees himself as the king of the town’s nightlife, was praised by people worldwide.

Moreover, His catchphrase, “All right, all right, all right,” in the movie also made him famous and remembered to date.

Dazed and Confused

IMDb Comedy

on the last day of school at Lee High School, the next year’s seniors prepare for the annual hazing of incoming freshmen.

DirectorRichard Linklater
Release DateSeptember 24, 1993
Detour Filmproduction
Gramercy Pictures
CastMatthew McConaughey, Jason London,
Joey Lauren Adams
Milla Jovovich
, Shawn Andrews, Adam Goldberg,
Anthony Rapp
WritersRichard Linklater
Runtime1 hour 43 minutes

5. The Gentlemen

The Gentlemen is an action crime comedy movie written, directed, and produced by Guy Ritchie.

The movie stars Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Henry Golding, Michelle Dockery, and Colin Farrell in the leading roles.

It follows Mickey Pearson (Matthew McConaughey), who was born into poverty in the U.S. and won a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford, where he began selling cannabis before dropping out and building his own cannabis empire using the estates of improvised British aristocrats.

However, when Pearson decides to sell his empire to American billionaire Matthew Berger (Jeremy Strong), he shows him one of the labs where he grows cannabis, which unfolds a chain of events involving blackmail and deception.

It received positive reviews from critics worldwide and was nominated for several awards, including the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, the British Society of Cinematographers, the St. Louis Film Critics Association, and the Turkish Film Critics Association.

The Gentlemen

IMDb ActionCrime

Micky Pearson, who gets a Scholarship to Oxford, began selling cannabis and building his own empire, leading him to get involved in bribery and blackmail.

DirectorGuy Ritchie
Release DateJanuary 24, 2020
Toff Guy Films, STXfilms
CastMatthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam,
Michelle Dockery
, Jeremy Strong, Lyne Renée,
Colin Farrell
, Tom Wu
WritersGuy Ritchie, Ivan Atkinson, Marn Davies
Runtime1 hour 53 minutes

4. Mud

Mud is an American coming-of-age adventure drama movie written and directed by Jeff Nichols.

The movie, Starring Matthew McConaughey, Tye Sheridan, and Jacob Lofland in the leading roles, follows Elliss and Neckbone, two teenage boys from DeWitt, Arkansas, who find an abandoned boat on a small island in the Mississippi River.

Later, the boys encounter a man named Mud (Matthew McConaughey), a charismatic wanderer, who tells the boys about waiting for his girlfriend, Juniper.

The movie unfolds the mystery of Mud, who actually is a fugitive and was hiding from the law after he took the life of the man who got Juniper pregnant and pushed her down a flight of stairs, causing her to lose the child.

Furthermore, the movie also illustrates how Ellis and Neckbone help Mud run away and reunite with his true love.

Receiving critical acclaim, Mud competed for the Palme d’Or at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and won the Robert Altman Award at the 29th Independent Spirit Awards.

Additionally, Mud was named one of the Top Ten Independent Films of 2013, and Matthew McConaughey’s performance was praised worldwide.


IMDb AdventureDrama

Two young boys, Ellis and Neckbone, find a man named Mud in an abandoned boat; he turns out to be a fugitive and is hiding after taking the life of a man who troubles his girlfriend, Juniper.

DirectorJeff Nichols
Release DateApril 26, 2013 
StudioEverest Entertainment
Brace Cove Productions
FilmNation Entertainment
Roadside Attractions
CastMatthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Tye Sheridan, Jacob Lofland
WritersJeff Nichols
Runtime2 hours 10 minutes

3. Interstellar

Interstellar is an epic Sci-Fi drama adventure movie directed by Christopher Nolan.

It stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, and Bill Irwin in the leading roles.

The movie follows the year 2067 when Earth is suffering from destructive blight and starvation caused by ecocide. Joseph Cooper (Matthew McConaughey), a former NASA test pilot, and his son and daughter, Tom and Murph, are farmers like most humanity.

After facing the problem, Cooper decides to travel through a wormhole near Saturn in search of a new home for humankind. Later, Murph and Cooper discover a gravitational anomaly in Murph’s bedroom that has left falling particle patterns. This leads them to a secret NASA facility where Cooper is sent.

Furthermore, the movie displays Cooper’s struggles with leaving his children behind with the hope of saving their generation from extinction. It also depicts the time dilation and how, on Earth in 2092, an adult Murph helps Cooper with his perennially unsolved gravity manipulation equation, which is supposed to help transport humanity to a potentially habitable world.

Astronomers have praised Interstellar for its scientific accuracy and portrayal of theoretical astrophysics.

The movie has won several renowned awards, including Acamedy, BAFTA, AFI, and Golden Trailer, and is regarded as Matthew’s biggest hit.


IMDb AdventureDramaSci-Fi

When Earth suffers from starvation, an ex-NASA pilot, a farmer, Joseph Cooper, and a team of researchers travel to Saturn to find a place for humans.

DirectorChristopher Nolan
Release DateNovember 5, 2014 
Paramount Pictures
Warner Bros. Pictures
Legendary Pictures
Syncopy Inc.
Lynda Obst Productions
CastMatthew McConaughey, Ellen Burstyn,
Mackenzie Foy
, Timothée Chalamet, John Lithgow, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain
WritersJonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan
Runtime2 hours 49 minutes

2. True Detective

True Detective is an ongoing American anthology crime drama mystery series created by Nic Pizzolatto.

The first season aired in 2014, starring Mattew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Monaghan, Michael Potts, and Toet Kittles in leading roles.

The series takes place in Louisiana and follows a pair of Louisiana State Police detectives and their search for a serial killer with mysterious links over a 17-year period.

In 2012, Detective Rust Cohle (Matthew McConaughey) and Martin Hart (Woody Harrelson) revisited a homicide case they worked on in 1995.

Furthermore, the investigation unfolds unhealed wounds and darkness on both sides of the law.

The series has four seasons to date, and its first season received widespread acclaim and earned high ratings from HBO.

True Detective has also won several awards, including BAFTA, Primetime Emmy, and Art Directors Guild.

It is one of Matthew’s most loved series, and his role received critical acclaim worldwide, earning him several awards, such as the Crime Thriller Awards for Best Leading Actor, the IGN Summer Movie Awards for Best TV Actor, and the Critics Choice Television Awards for Best Actor in a Drama Series.

True Detective

IMDb CrimeDramaMystery

Group of Detectives unravels the personal and professional secrets of people involved within and outside the law.

creatorsNic Pizzolatto, Issa López,
Release DateJanuary 12, 2014 –
StudioParliament of Owls, Passenger, Anonymous Content, Neon Black, HBO Entertainment
CastMatthew McConaughey, Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson, Rachel McAdams, Michelle Monaghan, Vince Vaughn
WritersNic Pizzolatto, Issa López
Runtime54-87 minutes

1. Dallas Buyers Club

Dallas Buyers Club is an American biographical drama movie directed by Jean-Marc Vallee. It is based on the real life of Ron Woodroof.

Starring Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, and Jared Leto in a leading role, the movie grossed over $55 million worldwide against a budget of $5 million.

The movie follows the year 1985, Dallas, where an electrician and rodeo cowboy, Ron Woodroof (Matthew McConaughey), is diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and told that he has about 30 days to live. Being fired from his job and evicted from his home, Ron struggles to deal with his disease and finds out about AZT, the only substance that could possibly prolong the life of AIDS patients.

Furthermore, the movie depicts Ron bribing a hospital worker to obtain AZT, which, heightened by his substance misuse, leads to his deteriorating health. As his health worsens, Ron drives to a Mexican hospital to get more AZT; the facility is run by an American, Dr. Vass, whose license was canceled because his work with people with AIDS had violated US regulations.

Instead of AZT, Dr. Vass prescribes Ron a cocktail of drugs and nutritional supplements centered on Zalcitabine and the protein peptide T, which the FDA has not yet approved for use in the U.S. Unexpectedly, Ron’s health gets better, and he realizes he can make money by importing the substance and selling them to other HIV-positive patients.

Pairing with Raymond Rayon (Jared Leto), he established the Dallas Buyers Club, charging $400 monthly for membership and supplying substances through illegal mediums. Ron and Rayon become the suspects of the FDA, ending in the raid.

The movie depicts the rise and fall of Ron and his struggles until his last breath.

Dallas Buyers Club is one of the greatest movies of Matthew McConaughey, which earned him an Oscar for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role.

The movie has won three Oscars and several other renowned awards, including Critics Choice Awards, Golden Globes, Satellite, Gotham, and Hollywood Film Awards.

Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto’s performance in the movie has been praised worldwide with critical acclaim.

Dallas Buyers Club

IMDb BiographyDrama

Electrician and AIDS struggler Ron Woodroof established a Dallas Buyers Club to help AIDS patients get the medication.

DirectorJean-Marc Vallée
Release DateNovember 1, 2013
StudioTruth Entertainment
Voltage Pictures
Focus Features
CastMatthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto, Denis O’Hare, Griffin Dunne
WritersCraig Borten, Melisa Wallack
Runtime1 hour 57 minutes
Suruchi Lohani
Suruchi Lohani
Suruchi is a student of Business Management, who is also a movie enthusiast. She loves writing articles and blogs related to movies. Besides that, she enjoys reading novels and is passionate about learning new things.


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