Matthew Paige Damon or Matt Damon is a brand name in Hollywood. He is one of the greatest Hollywood actors and is very versatile when it comes to his genre of choice and acting mechanisms. He worked as a very hot medic from the military in Courage Under Fire and as a determined and success chasing law school student in The Rainmaker, The Great Wall, The Talented Mr Ripley, The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Ultimatum and when it comes to Good will Hunting? No words are required!
Here are the list of film with Matt Damon that you must watch.
1. The Departed (2006)
- Director: Martin Scorsese.
- Writers: William Monahan & Alan Mak.
- Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson.
- IMDb Rating: 8.5
Matt has been very lucky when it comes to his work in films, he has worked with some of the most amazing directors along with amazing actors and actresses. Paul Greengrass, Brad Pitt, Clint Eastwood, Gus Van Sant, Ridley Scott, Mark Whitacre, Britton Davis, Carroll Shelby, Steven Spielberg, Ben Affleck, Anthony Minghella, Steven Soderbergh are just a few names of the most amazing and talented people that he has associated with through his career. This amazing movie showcases his fabulous character with Martin Scorsese who actually won an Oscar for this very movie! the lead role goes through a lot of spins and surprises to finally reach a space where he feels, like himself. This crime thriller was the epic work of William Monahan as an original screenplay and did rise in fame to a decent level along with Martin Scorsese
2. The Talented Mr Ripley (1999)
- Director: Anthony Minghella
- Writers: Anthony Minghella
- Stars: Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law.
- IMDb Rating: 7.4
This movie was one of the most courageous performances that have ever been presented in a film in Hollywood. Matt Damon takes an incredibly dark turn with his characters and breaks off all charts while he’s at it. This movie is laced with exotic locations, surprising turns, big twists, and a beyond incredible cast while we’re at it including Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Cate Blanchett, and Phillip Seymour Hoffman. This fabulous movie being an amazing psychological thriller captures the journey of a sociopath, Tom Ripley played by Matt Damon and going through turns like never before following a penniless young man who gets a taste of the lush life in Italy and he doesn’t ever want to let go of the same, the rest of the tale unfolds with his struggle to hold onto it. this role definitely proved Matt Damon as one of the best actors in Hollywood.
3. The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
- Director: Paul Greengrass.
- Writers: Tony Gilroy.
- Stars: Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Joan Allen.
- IMDb Rating: 7.7
The first three films of this movie were brilliant and we should probably just brush the fourth one under a carpet and forget about it. However, the second instalment takes the crown, hands down because well, while the first one sets a brilliant first base and still is working and struggling to find a voice and the third even though amazing, feels a little redundant. The second one has Matt Damon at his best and with a great support form Joan Allen, the movie has a splendid beginning, a great ending and twists in between that leave you beyond just spellbound oh and the action! there are no words for the amazing fights in the film! Matt Damon definitely established his seat in Hollywood legends with this one.
4. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
- Director: Steven Spielberg.
- Writer: Robert Rodat.
- Stars: Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore.
- IMDb Rating: 8.6
This movie helped Matt Damon come across as one of the most well-known actors with true potential in Hollywood. Saving Private Ryan is an American epic war film directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Robert Rodat. It marked one of the best performances of Matt Damon ever, This World War II drama with Matt Damon where US soldiers try to save their comrade, paratrooper Private Ryan, takes you through a tide of emotions and action like never before and there, is a must-watch for Matt Damon fans! The emotional attachment that this movie displays takes the whole feeling up various notches and makes it just perfect.
5. True Grit (2010)
- Director: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen.
- Writers: Joel Coen & Ethan Coen.
- Stars: Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Hailee Steinfeld.
- IMDb Rating: 7.6
This movie features Matt Damon in a cowboy hat and chaps along with very sexy boots that too with a dashing moustache, I just have no clue how it hasn’t been able to make it to the top yet! The movie Matt Damon’s funniest role ever along with being his first collaboration with Joel and Ethan Coen. His role as La Boeuf, a dimwit Texas ranger with a secret task to trace down a scary killer is beyond just amazing. By the way, La Boeuf straightens with one-eyed alcoholic criminal Rooster Cogburn (Jeff Bridges) and young Mattie Ross (Hailee Steinfeld) in order to make it all the way to dear mother justice. this has got all the best elements to make a perfect family movie including an actor as amazing as Matt Damon!
6. The Rainmaker (1997)
- Director: Francis Ford Coppola.
- Writers: Francis Ford Coppola.
- Stars: Matt Damon, Danny DeVito, Claire Danes.
- IMDb Rating: 7.2
Francis Ford Coppola’s straightforward adaptation of the John Grisham book helped to take Matt Damon’s year back then, to the best of its abilities. It showed a young Matt Damon with a lot of potentials to Hollywood and it was definitely a breakthrough for him. Even if he was seen stumbling through that Southern accent a tad. Still, it was a gripping legal drama carried impressively by the young actor Damon, that puts various other people to absolute shame. It shows the story if an idealistic young lawyer, Rudy Baylor who agrees to take on the case of an indigent family whose son is denied medical care by a powerful insurance company and dies. This shows him uncovering a multibillion-dollar insurance scam and the twists hold your attention to the screen till the very end.
7. Contagion (2011)
- Director: Steven Soderbergh.
- Writer: Scott Z. Burns.
- Stars: Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Jude Law.
- IMDb Rating: 6.7
Steven Soderbergh’s pandemic thriller depicts the global response when a deadly virus spreads worldwide, killing millions all while there is no cure in sight. ironically, much like the current situation which makes this science thriller all the more relatable and interesting. Matt Damon plays Mitch Emhoff, a very sad and lonely person who is a recently single dad with a teenage daughter. He vouches to protect his daughter through everything as the virus disrupts all their lives forever. It ironically caught almost everything right about how a pandemic is going to affect and change the world (we should know now!) and well, the sadness and grief on the screen brought us to the edge of our seats so it really helped to have the imminently fabulous Matt Damon right there to hold our hands through the despair and sadness!
8. The Martian (2015)
- Director: Ridley Scott.
- Writers: Drew Goddard.
- Stars: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig.
- IMDb Rating: 8.0
This science-fiction killed it. for real. it showcased a man stranded on Mars and the credits for making this movie a success definitely goes to Matt Damon and his thrilling performance. Ridley Scott’s crowd-pleasing space adventure shows Matt Damon as Mark Watney, an astronaut who gets stranded on Mars in an extremely strange manner. You root for Mark Watney the whole way, and I think there barely is anybody in Hollywood who could pull such a role off except Matt Damon. Films like this rarely bless Hollywood and one must definitely give out massive credits to Ridley Scott for that. it shows the astronaut left for dead in space with ingenious devices to survive, Watney creates a habitable environment, grows his own crops, and learns how to subsist on Mars. The film earned seven Oscar nominations, including Matt Damon for Best Actor.
9. The Informant! (2009)
- Director: Steven Soderbergh.
- Writers: Scott Z. Burns.
- Stars: Matt Damon, Tony Hale, Patton Oswalt.
- IMDb Rating: 6.4
This movie is very dramatic in nature and that is what makes it all the more fun, it depicts the officials form the U.S. government deciding to go after an agricultural business giant with a price-fixing accusation. This was based on the evidence that is submitted by their golden witness, vice president-turned-informant Mark Whitacre, who risks his own life to get this person behind the bars. We see Matt Damon again teaming up with his friend, Steven Soderbergh in this hilarious satirical comedy which is a bucket of laughter and just absolute fun thanks to the duo and their amazing performance in the movie. This movie follows a man who wanted to do the right thing and the repercussions of it. This fabulous movie was nominated for about 20 awards including 2 golden globe awards and it was the winner for the Best Original Score for a Comedy Film at the International Film Music Critics Award.
10. Ocean’s Eleven (2001)
- Director: Steven Soderbergh.
- Writers: George Clayton Johnson & Jack Golden Russell.
- Stars: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts.
- IMDb Rating: 7.7
Ocean Eleven is a simple genre movie. Ocean Eleven pushes all the right buttons and can definitely be called a very fun movie. It has got a mystery, a love story, and everything that a story must-have. The movie is a remake of a 1960 Frank Sinatra caper and Soderberg’s aims high. The outline of the movie is long but it just doesn’t seem unclearly stretched and is very well established, it excels in the dialogue delivery. The fabulous role of Matt Damon is absolutely laced with comedy chops, he actually started building the charming arc for Linus as he works to reach heights. We can’t say that movie has any kind of suspense, rather than we can state that it is all about the suavity. The movie is a remake of the book itself that gives you the idea to aim high in life and hence, reached great heights as expected.
11. Hereafter (2010)
- Director: Clint Eastwood.
- Writer: Peter Morgan.
- Stars: Matt Damon, Cécile de France, Bryce Dallas Howard.
- IMDb Rating: 6.4
Hereafter is the story of three people, haunted by mortality in different ways for different reasons. Matt Damon stars as George, a blue-collar American who made a special connection with the afterlife. Marie, a French journalist, and a London schoolboys have made an appearance of the experience near-death that shakes her reality. It is definitely not a ghost story but a supernatural movie with three main characters. Each on their path to search for the truth, their lives will intersect, forever changed by what they believe might or must exist somewhere. The story of the three who touched their lives differently and now are in a search for the truth after death touches them in different ways. The movie is demeaning and shocking both the believers and non-believers. The one who actually believes in super-natural and paranormal activities has got to watch this, they will love the movie.
12. The Brothers Grimm (2005)
- Director: Terry Gilliam.
- Writer: Ehren Kruger.
- Stars: Matt Damon, Heath Ledger, Monica Bellucci.
- IMDb Rating: 5.9
This movie can be called a limitless invention without a patter and Damon has personified it very well. The movie revolves around the screen without finding a plot. Watching this movie can be a little exhausting. Adventure of a legendary fairy tale with two brothers who travel around the Napoleon countryside vanquishing Monsters and demons for the exchange of money. The genre can confuse you with the plot. The imaginative movie is more of scary moments rather than being adventurous. You can even find light-hearted with some laughable moments. The Brothers Grimm is not for children anxiously as the movie is more horror than being adventurous. It depicts a confusing story with a scary, spooky world with evil demons, enchanted beings, and sinister spells.
13. Rounders (1998)
- Director: John Dahl.
- Writers: David Levien & Brian Koppelman.
- Stars: Matt Damon, Edward Norton, Gretchen Mol.
- IMDb Rating: 7.3
Rounders is a movie that is unforgettable for many of us. The acting in the movie is terrific with the great cast and many familiar faces like Damon. He played a reformed gambler in the movie. It was a charming idea that was all romanticized with the young clever good looking and savvy poker player. The amazing thing about watching this movie you don’t even need to know about poker and how to play poker at all because the movie is that good. If you are not a movie lover then this movie will be the reason that makes you fall in love with cinema and all that it has to offer. This is one of the most amazing movies that can ever be seen.
14. The Bourne Identity (2002)
- Director: Doug Liman.
- Writers: Tony Gilroy & W. Blake Herron.
- Stars: Franka Potente, Matt Damon, Chris Cooper.
- IMDb Rating: 7.9
If you love action movies then The Bourne Identity is just for you. The movie is well crafted and the acting is scrumptious. The Bourne Identity stars Matt Damon as Jason Bourne, who was found shot and lying in the ocean by a fisherman. You can see a real struggle with this movie. The character was tough though Damon made it easy to personify the character. The struggle of regaining his strength as he tries to piece his life back together to stop it is a pulse-pounding dose of action and external events that seamlessly balances highly capitalizing promise with full-throated action to succeed in the most entertainingly, exciting and satisfying film. The Bourne Identity is a great Masterpiece.
15. School Ties (1992)
- Director: Robert Mandel.
- Writers: Dick Wolf & Dick Wolf.
- Stars: Brendan Fraser, Matt Damon, Chris O’Donnell.
- IMDb Rating: 6.9
The movie features Matt Damon as one of the main and excellent actors. He added a glimpse to the character he played Dillon; he was a jerk and the main curiosity was to see Matt Damon as a young boy school character that was really fun to watch. School Ties is glorified just because of the fabulous acting presented by Matt Damon even though the plot seems to be a tad redundant and slightly repetitive in nature, they manage to somehow do make it to the top only because of the amazing cast that they had at play in this American Sports-drama for them including Matt Damon, Chris O’ Donnell, Ben Affleck, Ed Lauter, Anthony Deane Rapp, Cole Hauser, and Brendon James Fraser.
16. Elysium (2013)
- Director: Neill Blomkamp.
- Writer: Neill Blomkamp.
- Stars: Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley.
- IMDb Rating: 6.6
Elysium is a brilliant science fiction that basically seems to be commenting on the health system today and how miserable the same has gotten. Although it seems to be pretty specific of direct comment on the system of US ironically the same has implications on the global level as well. The main matter here is, if today you do not have insurance, you probably cannot get to the doctor for a visit for even something as common as a simple fracture. This is what makes healthcare hard and inaccessible.
The main problem that goes on behind this is the very fact that the disparity between rich and poor just seems to keep on increasing where the wealthy are getting wealthier day by day whereas the poor are just getting worse off. The movie shows a city in space called ‘Elysium’ and most of those with money and contacts have moved there (rich) however most people who are part of the mass population can’t even afford it even if they work their whole lives. The plot shows two kids who are orphans making a romantic promise to each other – “I’ll take you to Elysium” however as time passes, they grow up to realize the harsh realities and it so happens that the guy is on his deathbed due to excess radiation from factory work and the only cure for him is in Elysium.
So, he and his friends plan to heist the Elysium software for the same. The ending however is even more fascinating as once they restart and give everyone equal care, they realize that there were always enough resources. Just wrongfully distributed. Matt Doman has played one of his most fascinating roles in the movie and it is indeed a must-watch!
17. Downsizing (2017)
- Director: Alexander Payne.
- Writers: Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor.
- Stars: Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau.
- IMDb Rating: 5.7
This movie is another amazing science fiction that comments on society and greed in the same along with the disparity between rich and poor as a whole where the poor seem to be suffering to survive. It begins with a scientist declaring that they can cure people of bad lives by shrinking them down. The people in the movie, get people obsessed with this bizarre idea because they all seemed to believe that when you downsize, you have enough and you don’t have to eat a lot or need a massive house to live in and a lot of people can live in a normal-sized house which would now seem big. The movie turns out to be pretty comical while the hidden message clearly shines through, Matt Damon.
18. Good Will Hunting (1997)
- Director: Gus Van Sant.
- Writers: Matt Damon & Ben Affleck.
- Stars: Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck.
- IMDb Rating: 8.3
When we talk about Matt Damon, Good Will Hunting is a movie that absolutely has to be on the list. The plot reveals a story about how the kids’ life edges towards self-destruction and how 4 people try to whole him back in his life the movie is about a misguided Paranoid and delusional 20-year-old boy who was provided direction in his life by his therapist, his friends, and girlfriend.
This can be a very touching story of a wayward young man who struggles a lot in a flight to find his own identity living in a world where you can solve any problem related to mathematics except that one going on deep inside him until one day, he meets a Soulmate who opens up his mind and his heart. Matt Damon stars as Will Hunting and a commendable performance with a headstrong, working-class genius who is failing in the life lessons unless he leaves his comfort zone. The movie added more stars in Matt Damon, this was a real change with Oscar experience in Damon Life. This was full of winning moments and achievements for Matt Damon.
19. Ford v Ferrari (2019)
- Director: James Mangold.
- Writer: Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth, and Jason Keller.
- Stars: Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Tracy Letts, Josh Lucas.
Being Matt Damon’s latest movie, it seems to have done pretty well for itself. This dashing picture is a period piece, set in the mid 1960s, and there’s likewise something retro about the sort of film narrating it speaks to. Coordinated by James Mangold and given tremendous pull by double male leads Christian Bale and Matt Damon, “Passage v Ferrari” describes, in an occasionally exhilaratingly smoothed out style, a story of Motor City predominance looking for that propels you to pull for heroes who are doing the offering of rather miscreants.
Damon plays Carroll Shelby, a boss racer whose hypertension powers retirement. His opening voiceover about what it seems like to hit 7,000 RPM with a vehicle establishes the pace in the “Why We Race” classification. Subsequent to hanging up his gloves/protective cap in Hollywood, Shelby goes into vehicle deals with a side line in adjustment and plan, and he likewise deals with certain racers, including the wild Ken Miles, played with a brazen, versatile genuineness by Bale. The two colleagues are at low ebbs whenever opportunity thump. The American sports drama has a beautiful plot that follows a team of determined engineers led by Caroll. It keeps you bound to your seats and hence, is a must-watch!
Here are some amazing films with Matt Damon that you must absolutely watch. And you will definitely have fun watching all of these films. Until then stay home, stay connected. Happy watching!