Matthew McConaughey has not physically changed since 1993 when Dazed and Confused was filmed. Creepy. A vampire with sienna sheen. His teeth are also exceptionally white. But can he actually act? Here’s a list of top five films in which Matthew McConaughey displays both artistic flair and terribly shit acting. 

 1. The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)

This has got to be the best movie Matthew McConaughey has starred in. He plays a cool defence attorney who has a crisis of conscience and finally does the right thing by putting Ryan Philippe (his client) behind bars. An all round drama thriller. Top marks boy. 

 2. Sex and the City – The Movie (2009)

One of the best films Matthew McConaughey has been in because of how short the role is. He plays himself as a sleeze bag and asks Sarah Jessica Parker for a cheeky shag before getting turned down. Should’ve gone for Samantha, better luck next time.

 3. A Time to Kill (1996)

Another lawyer movie where McConaughey defends a black man for killing two men for raping his daughter. Crazy stuff. Good screenplay, great five minute speech, tidy.

 4. Amistad (1997)

ANOTHER lawyer movie. For some reason Matthew McConaughey’s only good films are lawyer films. He plays a smart, southern smiling attorney in yet another controversial movie about community. 

 5. Dazed and Confused (1993)

If you haven’t seen this film, it’s a must. Watch a 20-year old smooth talkin’ McConaughey do what he does best, try to pick up chicks in his orange skin. “That’s what I love about these high school girls man, I get older, they stay the same age.”

Well done Matty. Let’s see what else you can do. 



1. Surfer, Dude (2008)

This has got to be one of the worst movies out there.  The acting is pretty terrible, McConaughey just hangs out on the beach with his shirt off, pissing and moaning there is no surf. He does not surf once throughout the whole movie and just kicks back enjoying his life as a sexy surfer. So bad it isn’t even funny.

2. Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1995)

Not sure if there is a film on imdb with a lower rating but a cult none the less. It’s a remake of the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre where a group of young hippies travelling through America come across McConoughey (scary) who then introduces them to his lovely family. Slash slash, vroom vroom, you’ll have to watch to find out what happens next. 

3. How to Lose a Guy in 10 days (2003)

Extremely cheesy romcom that starts off well but ends abominably. McConoughey plays yet another smooth talking womaniser to find out he was being played with all along. 

4. Fool’s Gold (2008)

McConoughey at his brownest. If you’re sexually into either Matthew McConoughey or Kate Hudson, watch this film. Hudson and Matty are naked practically throughout the entire film, working on their suntans and being in love but loving themselves more. McConoughey, nice body but this film sucks. 

5. Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009)

Fantasy comedy where McConoughey is haunted by the ghosts of his past girlfriends at his brother’s wedding. This is inspired by Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol. If Dickens knew he would be spinning in his grave. Great idea but doesn’t actually go anywhere. McConoughey plays a successful photographer who has slept with more women than the population of India. Great, amazing new take on McConoughey’s persona; flexible acting at it’s best.