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Dazed and ConfusedDazed and Confused (1993) Aro Favourite
Dir. Richard Linklater
Feat. Jason London, Rory Cochrane, Matthew McConaughey
Set on campus in 1976, this is a marvellous youth–movie/nostalgia–trip which treats the hopelessly insignificant as a source of constant…
Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next GenerationTexas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1994)
Dir. Kim Henkel
Feat. Renee Zellweger, Matthew McConaughey
The fourth movie in the loose Texas Chainsaw franchise, directed by the writer of the original cult classic (not that that makes a difference). This…
Time to Kill, ATime to Kill, A (1996)
Dir. Joel Schumacher
Feat. Samuel L. Jackson, Matthew McConaughey, Sandra Bullock
A blue–eyed lawyer comes to the defence of a black man (Samuel L. Jackson) who murdered his daughter's rapists in the Deep South. This…
Lone StarLone Star (1996) Recommended
Dir. John Sayles
Feat. Chris Cooper, Elizabeth Pena, Matthew McConaughey
John Sayles' searching character study set in a dusty New Mexican town crosses multiple characters and time frames across three ethnic cultures.…
Larger Than LifeLarger Than Life (1996)
Dir. Howard Franklin
Feat. Bill Murray, Jeremy Piven, Linda Fiorentino
Bill Murray is a 'motivational speaker' who inherits an elephant from the father "he never knew he had". Thus begins a trans–continental…
ContactContact (1997) Recommended
Dir. Robert Zemeckis
Feat. Jodie Foster, Jena Malone, Matthew McConaughey
The E.T.s phone Earth in this lavish adaptation of Carl Sagan's novel, with scientists retrieving alien radio signals from Somewhere Out There. …
AmistadAmistad (1998)
Dir. Steven Spielberg
Feat. Anthony Hopkins, Morgan Freeman, Matthew McConaughey
Laying bare his socio–historical conscience (a much better prospect post–SCHINDLER'S LIST), Steven Speilberg sets sail with an epic of…
Newton Boys, The (1998)
Dir. Richard Linklater
Feat. Ethan Hawke, Matthew McConaughey, Skeet Ulrich
Former indie–darling, Richard Linklater (SLACKER, DAZED AND CONFUSED), chronicles the 1920s bankrobbing true exploits of the four brothers,…
EdTVEdTV (1999) Recommended
Dir. Ron Howard
Feat. Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Ellen DeGeneres
Ron Howard's comedy suffered from untimely, post–TRUMAN SHOW release, but this more conventional TV satire has enough of a different angle to…
U-571U-571 (2000)
Dir. Jonathan Mostow
Feat. Matthew McConaughey, Harvey Keitel, Bill Paxton
World War 2: Matthew McConaughey and his submarine crew snatch a vital German spy machine, then find themselves trapped on a U–boat where all…
Wedding Planner, TheWedding Planner, The (2000)
Dir. Adam Shankman
Feat. Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey
Love and wedding plans come into conflict, with Jennifer Lopez having to plan the nuptials of Matthew McConaughey, with whom she’s just fallen…
Thirteen Conversations About One ThingThirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001) Recommended
Dir. Jill Sprecher
Feat. Matthew McConaughey, Alan Arkin, John Turturro
Not just chit–chat, but drama with its philosophical head screwed on, the various lives of middle–class Bostonians (a hot–shot…
How to Lose a Guy in 10 DaysHow to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2002) Recommended
Dir. Donald Petrie
Feat. Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey
Two sharp–witted yuppies spar away in this enjoyably far–fetched romantic comedy. Hudson plays a journalist who, for the premise of a…
Reign of FireReign of Fire (2002)
Dir. Rob Bowman
Feat. Christian Bale, Matthew McConaughey
Fire–breathing dragons are woken from their millennial slumbers by repairmen in the London Underground, and begin laying waste to the earth in…
FrailtyFrailty (2002)
Dir. Bill Paxton
Feat. Bill Paxton, Matthew McConaughey, Powers Boothe
After a spiritual visitation, Bill Paxton and his two young sons take an axe to unsuspecting “evil–doers” in the late 1970s, while…
TiptoesTiptoes (Tiny Tiptoes) (2003)
Dir. Matthew Bright
Feat. Matthew McConaughey, Gary Oldman, Kate Beckinsale
Safely quirky indie has Kate Beckinsale and Matthew McConaughey's relationship heading for the rough waters when she discovers his family almost…
Two for the MoneyTwo for the Money (2005)
Dir. D. J. Caruso
Feat. Al Pacino, Matthew McConaughey, Rene Russo
Set in the world of gridiron betting, this steamy male melodrama has an injured quarterback (McConaughey) tempted into the field of 'sports…
SaharaSahara (2005)
Dir. Breck Eisner
Feat. Matthew McConaughey, Penelope Cruz, Steve Zahn
Preposterous action yarn has 'New Age' treasure–hunter McConaughey team up with Zahn to find a Confederate battleship which is somehow wrecked…
Failure to LaunchFailure to Launch (2006)
Dir. Tom Dey
Feat. Matthew McConaughey, Sarah Jessica Parker, Zooey Deschanel
Amiable and clever enough to pass muster, this romantic comedy finds a thirty–something slacker, who still lives with his parents…
We Are MarshallWe Are Marshall (2006)
Dir. McG
Feat. Matthew McConaughey, Matthew Fox, David Strathairn
Sport biopic centered around the 1970 plane crash that killed much of the Marshall University Thundering Herd football team and their coaches and…
Fool's GoldFool's Gold (2008)
Dir. Andy Tennant
Feat. Matthew McConaughey, Kate Hudson, Donald Sutherland
Combustable rom–com coupling McConaughey and Hudson reunite for this high seas adventure; he plays a bum treasure hunter obsessed with finding…
Tropic Thunder Tropic Thunder (2008) Aro Favourite
Dir. Ben Stiller
Feat. Ben Stiller, Robert Downey Jnr., Jack Black
Ferociously funny action comedy from actor–director Ben Stiller, following a group of pretentious actors on a mission to create the biggest…
Surfer, Dude Surfer, Dude (2008)
Dir. S.R. Bindler
Feat. Matthew McConaughey, Willie Nelson, Scott Glenn
Screamingly unfunny slacker comedy starring Matthew McConaughey as a surfer who rejects corrupt sponsorship deals in favour of surfing his summer…
Ghosts Of Girlfriends PastGhosts Of Girlfriends Past (2009)
Dir. Mark Waters
Feat. Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Michael Douglas
Rom–com interpretation of 'A Christmas Carol' sees a womanizing bachelor (McConaughey) visited by the ghosts of three ex–girlfriends, who…
Lincoln Lawyer, TheLincoln Lawyer, The (2011)
Dir. Brad Furman
Feat. Matthew McConaughey, Ryan Phillippe, Marisa Tomei
Matthew McConaughey plays a low–rent lawyer to low–life clients whose latest case – the defense of a rich playboy (Phillippe) accused…
Killer JoeKiller Joe (2011)
Dir. William Friedkin
Feat. Matthew McConaughey, Juno Temple, Thomas Haden Church
True crime, trailer park style, this down–and–dirty adaptation of Tracy Letts's play tells the ugly story of a brood of white trash…
BernieBernie (2011) Recommended
Dir. Richard Linklater
Feat. Jack Black, Shirley Maclaine, Matthew McConaughey
A memorable (Jack) Black comedy about a gregarious Texas mortician who befriends a clingy spinster (Maclaine), with murderous results. The film's…
Magic MikeMagic Mike (2012)
Dir. Steven Soderbergh
Feat. Matthew McConaughey, Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer
Steven Soderbergh directs this hard–bodied drama of an upstart male stripper mentored by a veteran of the business, apparently based on…
MudMud (2012) Recommended
Dir. Jeff Nichols
Feat. Matthew McConaughey, Tye Sheridan, Jacob Lofland
Jeff Nichols (TAKE SHELTER) directs this thrilling backwoods adventure, about two boys who befriend a charismatic criminal in hiding on the…
Paperboy, ThePaperboy, The (2012)
Dir. Lee Daniels
Feat. Zac Efron, Matthew McConaughey, Nicole Kidman
Sweaty Southern melodrama concerns a pair of journalists recruited by a brassy blonde to fight for a death row inmate she has fallen in love with.
Wolf of Wall Street, TheWolf of Wall Street, The (2013) Aro Favourite
Dir. Martin Scorsese
Feat. Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie
Martin Scorsese directs this dazzling biopic of the deplorable life and times of stockbroker Jordan Belfort, a notorious Wall Street upstart who…
Dallas Buyers ClubDallas Buyers Club (2013) Recommended
Dir. Jean-Marc Vallée
Feat. Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto
Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto both won Oscars for their performances in this dramatization of the story of Ron Woodroof, an AIDS–afflicted…
True Detective - Season 1 (TV Series)True Detective - Season 1 (TV Series) (2014) Aro Favourite
Dir. Cary Joji Fukunaga
Feat. Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Monaghan
This superlative HBO policier – a marquee television event in 2014, and the first in an anthology of bespoke detective stories – pairs…
InterstellarInterstellar (2014) Recommended
Dir. Christopher Nolan
Feat. Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain
Christopher Nolan's space epic has a team of explorers travel through a wormhole in an attempt to ensure humanity's survival.
Sea of Trees, TheSea of Trees, The (2015)
Dir. Gus Van Sant
Feat. Matthew McConaughey, Naomi Watts, Ken Watanabe
Critically savaged misfire from Gus van Sant has a maudlin McConaughey as suicidal man who enters a forest in search of the perfect place to die, but…
Kubo & The Two StringsKubo & The Two Strings (2016) Recommended
Dir. Travis Knight
Feat. Art Parkinson, Charlize Theron, Ralph Fiennes
Another gorgeously animated tale from Laika studios (BOXTROLLS, etc) about a young boy named Kubo who must locate a magical suit of armour worn by…
Free State of JonesFree State of Jones (2016)
Dir. Gary Ross
Feat. Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Keri Russell
Matthew McConaughey stars in this fascinating true story as a disillusioned Confederate army deserter who returns to Mississippi and leads a militia…
SingSing (2016) Recommended
Dir. Garth Jennings, Christophe Lourdelet
Feat. Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane
Zany animated musical about a struggling impresario who enters a singing competition in a last ditch attempt to save his beloved decaying theatre…
GoldGold (2016)
Dir. Stephen Gaghan
Feat. Matthew McConaughey, Édgar Ramírez, Bryce Dallas Howard
A down–on–his–luck prospector strikes it lucky after finding a massive gold deposit in the uncharted Indonesian Jungle, but finds…
Dark Tower, TheDark Tower, The (2017)
Dir. Nikolaj Arcel
Feat. Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor
Stephen King adaptation which simplifies the author's acclaimed fantasy series into a watchable battle of good vs evil – represented by Idris…
White Boy RickWhite Boy Rick (2018)
Feat. Matthew McConaughey, Richie Merritt, Bel Powley
Compelling true crime story from the director of '71, following 14–year old drug trafficker Richard Wershe Jr. who was an undercover informant…
SerenitySerenity (2019)
Dir. Steven Knight
Feat. Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Diane Lane
Matthew McConaughey plays a fishing boat captain whose peaceful life is disrupted by the arrival of his ex–wife (Anne Hathaway), who begs him…
Gentlemen, TheGentlemen, The (2019)
Dir. Guy Ritchie
Feat. Matthew McConaughey, Hugh Grant, Colin Farrell
A star–studded "mockney" action–comedy from Guy Ritchie led by Matthew McConaughey as an American marijuana magnate in London whose…

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