A Matt Damon movies list of his best films includes dramas, comedies, thrillers, and action films. Damon is one of the most bankable stars in Hollywood today, but he is not afraid to take a supporting role or to appear as part of an ensemble cast if he likes the film. He is also an award-winning screenwriter who got his first big break when he and his buddy Ben Affleck wrote a movie script that was picked up by a studio. Matt Damon continues to make hit movies and was recently named Sexiest Man Alive by People Magazine.
“Good Will Hunting.”
This Matt Damon movie is a blockbuster film. It did extremely well at the box office and received universal critical acclaim. Damon's friend Ben Affleck and Robin Williams also star in this movie. Damon and Affleck wrote the script, which won an Academy Award. In addition, Damon and Williams won Academy Awards for their acting performances. The movie tells the story of a young genius who is working as a janitor at MIT. A professor discovers the young man's math and science ability and arranges for him to see a psychologist to deal with some severe personal issues. The young man must decide if he wants to fully develop his talents or continue to party with his friends in order to avoid facing his demons.
“The Bourne Supremacy.”
Matt Damon plays Jason Bourne, a former trained assassin who tries to begin a new life with his girlfriend. However, when someone tries to kill him, Bourne has to reenter his old world in an attempt to track down his would-be killer before he succeeds. This Matt Damon movie is part of a an extremely lucrative film franchise based on several novels by Robert Ludlum. Karl Urban and Franka Potente are Damon's costars.
An executive at a giant agricultural company is forced to become a secret informant for the FBI. The laughs begin when the informant starts to believe that he is a real-life undercover agent. Scott Bakula, Joel McHale, and Melanie Lynskey costar in this Matt Damon comedy.
“The Talented Mr. Ripley.”
In the 1950s, a charming young man named Ripley, is hired by a wealthy businessman to go to Italy to convince his indolent son to come home. Once in Italy, Ripley befriends the son, murders him, and steal his identity. This Matt Damon movie features outstanding performances by both Damon and Jude law. Gwyneth Paltrow and Cate Blanchett also star in this thriller.
Matt Damon plays a young, unemployed lawyer whose ideals are challenged when he is hired by a shyster to look for clients in hospitals. When the shyster is sent to jail, the lawyer teams up with a cunning paralegal to set up their own practice. Despite his lack of any courtroom experience, the young attorney sues an insurance company for denying life-saving treatment to a man with cancer who is now dying. Danny DeVito, Claire Danes, and John Voight costar in this drama directed by Francis Ford Coppola. -Walter Turner