We all watch movies, and which is the “best” is a matter of opinion. With that being said, here are the top 10 Matt Damon movies of all time. Feel free to check out other lists throughout Thought for Your Penny.
10. We Bought a Zoo (2011) 65% at Rotten Tomatoes
A journalist loses his wife, so he buys a house in the countryside that comes with a zoo.
Director: Cameron Crowe
Starring: Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, Thomas Haden Church
9. Elysium (2013) 67% at Rotten Tomatoes
In 2154, Earth is a shell of its former self, and anyone with enough money is living on a space station called Elysium.
Director: Neill Blomkamp
Starring: Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley
8. EuroTrip (2004) 46% at Rotten Tomatoes
Damon is only in the movie for one song, and it not only sparks the titular trip, but is one of the best cameos and songs in movie history.
Director: Jeff Schaffer, Alec Berg, David Mandel
Starring: Matt Damon, Scott Mechlowiqz, Michelle Trachtenberg
7. The Informant! (2009) 79% at Rotten Tomatoes
Mark Whitacre is recruited by the FBI to blow the whistle on his company, which leads to him believing he’s a secret agent and makes his life difficult.
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Starring: Matt Damon, Tony Hale, Patton Oswalt
6. Dogma (1999) 67% at Rotten Tomatoes
God has disappeared, fallen angels Loki and Bartleby are wreaking havoc on the Earth, and the only person that can stop them is an abortion clinic doctor.
Director: Kevin Smith
Starring: Matt Damon, Chris Rock, Linda Fiorentino
5. The Bourne Supremacy (2004) 81% at Rotten Tomatoes
Jason Bourne attempts to escape his former life, but a CIA assassination attempt on his life forces him right back into the spy game.
Director: Paul Greengrass
Starring: Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Joan Allen
4. The Departed (2006) 91% at Rotten Tomatoes
An undercover cop and a mole in the police department play a cat-and-mouse game to identify each other while living complicated double lives.
Director: Martin Scorsese
Starring: Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson
3. Saving Private Ryan (1998) 92% at Rotten Tomatoes
Three of the Ryan brothers have been killed on the same day, so a group of Army Rangers heads deep into enemy territory to recover the third.
Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Matt Damon, Tom Hanks, Tom Sizemore
2. Good Will Hunting (1997) 97% at Rotten Tomatoes
A janitor at M.I.T. solves an unsolvable problem. Now the math professor and a psychologist are working to help him find direction in life.
Director: Gus Van Sant
Starring: Matt Damon, Robin Williams, Ben Affleck
1. The Martian (2015) 91% at Rotten Tomatoes
An astronaut is presumed dead and stranded on Mars. He’s able to signal NASA and stay alive while his crew plans a near-impossible rescue mission.
Director: Ridley Scott
Starring: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig