Matthew McConaughey is brilliant actor born on the 4th of November 1969 in Uvalde, Texas, in the United States of America. The graduate of the University of Texas (UT –Austin) started making inroads in the film industry whilst he was still a student. His first call to fame came after his portrayal of David Wooderson in the 1993 Richard Linklater comedy film titled Dazed and Confused. Since he started out in the entertainment industry, he has surged to enviable heights as a multi-talented television and film actor with about 60 films and TV series to his credit.
Little wonder why he has been decorated with over 37 awards including the coveted Screen Actors Guild Awards and Golden Globe Awards. Let give you a break down of his popular movies and TV series ranking from best to worst.
Matthew McConaughey Movies – Best To Worst
1. Kubo and Two Strings (2016)
Matthew McConaughey played the voice character of Beetle/Hanzo in the 2016 American action-fantasy film directed and produced by Travis Knight. The likes of Charlize Theron, Art Parkinson, Ralph Fiennes, Rooney Mara also lent their voices in the film. The epic action-adventure film tells a story of clever, kindhearted Kubo (Art Parkinson) who ekes out a humble living, telling stories to the people of his seaside town including Hosato (George Takei), Akihiro (Cary Hiroyuki Tagawa) and rest of other casts where his relatively quiet existence is shattered when he accidentally summons a spirit from his past which storms down from the heavens to enforce an age-long vendetta.
The film is rated 97% grossed about $77.5 million in the Box Office against a budget of $60 million. The film won the BAFTA Award for Best Animated Film at the 70th British Academy Film Awards and the 89th Academy Awards.
2. Lone Star (1996)
Matthew McConaughey portrayed the character of Buddy Deeds in the 1996 American neo-Western mystery film titled Lone Star. The positively received movie written and directed by John Sayles centered on a small-town Texas sheriff (Sam Deeds) who is living in the shadow of his legendary father (Buddy Deeds) who was loved by the residents of the entire town for his great sense of fairness and justice. It earned more than four times its budgeted money worldwide – that is $13 million against $3 million budget.
3. Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
The 2013 American drama directed by Jean-Marc Vallée. It is the story of Ron Woodroof, an AIDS patient diagnosed in the 1980s when HIV/AIDS treatments were under-researched, and while the disease was highly misunderstood and its carriers stigmatized. The film was released on August 27, 2013, while it was premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival on September 7, 2013. It went on to receive highly positive reviews and grossed $55.2 million in the Box Office. It had a budget of $5 million.
4. Bernie (2011)
Bernie is a 2011 American dark comedy film directed by Richard Linklater and based on 1998 Texas Monthly magazine article by Hollandsworth titled Midnight in the Garden of East Texas. The film rated high in the general ratings and received positive reviews. Matthew assumed the character of Danny Buck Davison in the 99 minutes film which grossed $10.1 million in the Box office from its $6 million budget.
5. Interstellar (2014)
The 2014 science fiction film directed and produced by Christopher Nolan had Matthew McConaughey play the role of Cooper. In the film, a team of explorers undertakes the most important mission in human history; traveling beyond this galaxy to discover and answer the pertinent question if mankind has a future among the stars. The film is rated 72% having grossed over $677.5 million in the Box Office with $165 million as its budget.
6. The Newton Boys (1998)
This 1998 American Comedy-drama based on the true story of the Newton Gang, a family of bank robbers from Uvalde, Texas. They operated between 1919 and 1924 and were the most successful robbers in the U.S, led by the paroled Willis Newton (Matthew McConaughey). Coincidentally, Matthew was also born in Uvalde, Texas, and his performance in the role was excellent. The film was directed by Richard Linklater and produced by Anne Walker-McBay. It was positively reviewed but did not do well in the Box office as it grossed $10.45 million while its budget was $27 million.
7. Reign of Fire (2002)
The 1.82 meters tall actor assumed the character Denton Van Zan in the 2002 post-apocalyptic science fantasy film. The film which was directed by Rob Bowman tells a story of how twelve-year-old Quinn (Christian Bale) watches as his mother, a construction engineer inadvertently wakes a dragon from its centuries-long slumber and the mayhem that follows suit. It grossed $82.2 million in the Box Office whereas it had a budget of $60 million.
8. Two For the Money (2005)
This is a poorly rated film by Matthew McConaughey as Rottentomatoes.com gave the film a rating of 38%. Matthew portrayed the character of Brandon Lang, a former college quarterback whose life plans changed when he suffered a career-ending injury. The 2005 American sports-drama film was directed by D.J. Caruso and grossed $30.5 million in the Box Office with a production budget of $35 million.
9. Fools Gold (2008)
This film is one of McConaughey’s worst-ranked works but it had a fair turn over at the box office. He played the role of Ben “Finn” Finnegan in the 2008 American adventure-romance film from Walter Bros. Matthew McConaughey starred alongside Kate Hudson and the film grossed $111.2 million in the Box Office out of its budget of $70 million.
10. Surfer, Dude (2008)
This is another film that scored very low in the ratings of films credited to Matthew McConaughey. He co-produced and played the role of Steve Addington in the 2008 comedy film. It scored 0% in the general ratings and review of the film according to Rottentomatoes.com. However, the film grossed $52.132 million in the Box Office while its budget was $6 million.