The Rainmaker is a legal drama film, revolving around an inexperienced young lawyer, who agrees to fight for a helpless boy dying from leukemia, after the insurance company refuses to pay for his operation that would save his life.
Matt Damon made his debut in the 1988 American romantic comedy-drama film ‘Mystic Pizza’ directed by Donald Petrie. The film grossed over $14 million on a budget of $6 million. Following his debut, he went on to star in films like ‘The Good Mother’ (1988), ‘Field of Dreams’ (1989), ‘School Ties’ (1992), ‘Geronimo: An American Legend’ (1993), ‘Glory Daze’ (1995), ‘Courage Under Fire’ (1996), ‘Chasing Amy’ (1997), and ‘The Rainmaker’ (1997). In 1997, he starred as ‘Will Hunting’ in the American psychological drama film ‘Good Will Hunting’ directed by Gus Van Sant. The film earned praise from critics and was a massive commercial success, grossing over $225.9 million on a $10 million budget. Damon was also the screenwriter of the film, along with Ben Affleck, which earned him an ‘Academy Award’ for ‘Best Original Screenplay.’ The following year, he portrayed Private James Francis Ryan in the American epic war film ‘Saving Private Ryan’ directed by Steven Spielberg. The film saw critical acclaim upon release and was a phenomenal commercial success. That same year, he also appeared in the American drama film ‘Rounders’ which was also a box office success despite receiving a mixed critical response.
Damon went on to star in films like ‘Dogma’ (1999), ‘The Talented Mr. Ripley’ (1999), ‘Titan A.E.’ (2000), ‘All the Pretty Horses’ (2000), ‘Ocean's Eleven’ (2001), ‘Gerry’ (2002), ‘The Bourne Identity’ (2002), ‘Stuck on You’ (2003), ‘The Bourne Supremacy’ (2004), ‘Ocean's Twelve’ (2004), ‘The Brothers Grimm’ (2005), ‘The Departed’ (2006), ‘Ocean's Thirteen’ (2007), ‘The Bourne Ultimatum’ (2007), and ‘Che: Part Two’ (2008). In 2009, he portrayed ‘Francois Pienaar’ in the biographical sports drama film ‘Invictus’ directed by Clint Eastwood. The film garnered praise from critics and grossed over $122.2 million on a $50–60 million budget. Damon also received an ‘Academy Award’ nomination for his performance in the film. In 2010, he starred as ‘Roy Miller’ in the action thriller film ‘Green Zone’ directed by Paul Greengrass. The film opened to a mixed reception and was a commercial failure. He continued to star in films like ‘Contagion’ (2011), ‘We Bought a Zoo’ (2011), ‘Promised Land’ (2012), ‘Elysium’ (2013), ‘The Zero Theorem’ (2013), ‘The Zero Theorem’ (2013), and ‘The Monuments Men’ (2014).
He received an ‘Academy Award’ nomination for his performance as ‘Mark Watney’ in the 2015 science fiction film ‘The Martian’ directed by Ridley Scott. The film saw critical acclaim upon release and performed well at the box office. He next appeared in films like ‘Jason Bourne’ (2016), ‘The Great Wall’ (2016), ‘Suburbicon’ (2017), ‘Ford v Ferrari’ (2019), ‘No Sudden Move’ (2021), and ‘Stillwater’ (2021). He was last seen in the 2021 historical action drama film ‘The Last Duel’ where he portrayed Sir Jean de Carrouges. Despite opening to positive reviews, the film failed to achieve success at the box office. He is all set to appear in the upcoming American biographical film ‘Oppenheimer.’
The Rainmaker is a legal drama film, revolving around an inexperienced young lawyer, who agrees to fight for a helpless boy dying from leukemia, after the insurance company refuses to pay for his operation that would save his life.
Adapted from Andy Weir’s 2011 novel of the same name, the film portrays the struggle of an astronaut, Mark Watney, after he gets left behind by his crew who think he died in a powerful storm. He strives to survive on Mars and uses scientific wisdom to send signals to earth. Meanwhile a team of international scientists collaborate to bring him back to earth
Based on a Robert Ludlum novel of the same name, The Bourne Identity is an action-packed thriller where the lead character, Jason Bourne, brilliantly portrayed by Matt Damon has lost all memory but discovers that he is being hunted. He embarks on a mission to unravel his identity and realizes that he is involved with CIA and its secrets.
Jason Bourne's new life with girlfriend Marie in India is threatened after he is framed by Russian agent Kirill for a huge money theft from the CIA. When Kirill kills Marie while attempting to assassinate Bourne, the latter vows to avenge her and to prove his innocence to the CIA, which is also after him.
In this fifth film of Bourne series, the former CIA operative Jason Bourne, now recovered from his amnesia, attempts to find the truth behind his father’s death. He works with Nicky Parson who hacks CIA systems for program information, inviting attention of CIA cyber division’s head, Heather Lee. Alerted by Lee, CIA Director Dewey gives orders to hunt down Parson and Bourne.
After three of the Ryan brothers are killed in combat, Captain John Miller receives orders to find the last sibling, paratrooper James Francis Ryan, who is fighting somewhere in Normandy, and bring him back to his mother. Without knowing if he is still alive, Miller leads eight men behind enemy lines in a heroic show of courage.
This Academy Award-winning crime drama is a tale of two newly graduated officers from Massachusetts State Police Academy. Billy Costigan goes undercover to gain the trust of Irish-American mobster Frank Costello, while Costello's protégé Colin Sullivan joins the police as his informer. Chaos ensues as both try to expose the other in order to survive.
In order to find his true identity, Jason Bourne comes out of hiding to meet Britsh reporter Simon Ross who is researching Operation Blackbriar, which replaced the Operation Treadstone that he was a part of. However, realizing Ross is being followed, Jason escapes and survives CIA chase across countries with help from Nicky Parsons and Pamela Landy.
Will Hunting is a janitor at M.I.T, and is also a brilliant mathematician capable of solving any problem except those that are deep within him. To avoid getting imprisoned for assaulting a police officer, he agrees to attend therapy sessions with psychology professor Dr. Sean Maguire. The sessions help him deal with his past and accept that he is the one holding himself back.
Ford v Ferrari is a biographical sports drama film which tells the story of Carroll Shelby, an automotive designer and Ken Miles, a race car driver. Together, they unite to achieve their goal, which is to build a vehicle to compete against the Ferrari race cars.
Immediately after release on parole, charismatic thief Danny Ocean gathers a team of eleven specialist criminals and devises a sophisticated plan for the biggest casino heist in history. However, midway through the arrangements, it is revealed that his ex-wife, Tess, is the girlfriend of the target, Terry Benedict, owner of all the three casinos.
14-year-old farm girl Mattie Ross is determined to avenge the killing of her father by hired hand Tom Chaney, but while searching for a man with "true grit", she can only find the aging, alcoholic US marshal Rooster Cogburn. However, Cogburn is more interested in the bounty Texas Ranger LaBoeuf has on Chaney's head.
In this final film in the Ocean's trilogy, Danny Ocean and his team set out to bring down hotelier and casino owner Willy Bank after the latter betrayed Reuben Tishkoff. His audacious plan, if successful, will lead to the failure of Bank’s new casino on its opening day itself.
The Legend of Bagger Vance tells the story of Captain Junuh, who meets a mysterious golf caddle who teaches him the art of mastering the perfect swing, as well as finding meaning in one’s existence.
In a post-apocalyptic Earth menaced by crop blights and dust storms, physicist Professor Brand sends a team of researchers led by former NASA pilot Cooper to carry frozen human embryos onboard spacecraft Endurance through a wormhole to a distant galaxy with three potentially habitable planets which can be the new home for the human race.
Law student and gifted poker player Mike McDermott loses his entire bankroll of US $30000 to Russian mobster Teddy ‘KGB’. He quits poker but is forced to play again when his childhood friend Lester ‘Worm’ Murphy lands him in debt. When Worm flees, Mike must face Teddy one last time to repay his debts.
European mercenaries, Irishman William Garin and Spaniard Pero Tovar, reach China during the reign of the Song dynasty, to find the secret to gunpowder. Their lives are changed when they discover that the Great Wall is built to stop an alien race of monsters called Tao Tei from capturing China.
George is a factory worker who used to work as clairvoyant, Marie has a near-death experience during the 2004 Tsunami, and Marcus, a schoolboy loses his twin brother. The movie tells three parallel stories of these three people intertwined by their similar ability to communicate with the dead after surviving tragedy.
Geronimo: An American Legend is a historical drama film which revolves around Geronimo, chief of the Apaches, who decides that he needs to lead an armed rebellion against the government of the US, as he feels that the government has failed him and his people.
A fictionalized retelling of the birth of the CIA, the movie revolves around the life of CIA officer Edward Wilson. While his methods become popular in the CIA, he has to contend with KGB agents and double-agents. Unfortunately, his dedication to duty will test his dedication to his family.
Steve Butler, competent salesman of a natural gas company, along with his colleague, Sue Thomason, reaches economically hit rural town to buy drilling rights of local land. At first locals are receptive as Butler explains how they can benefit from the project. But when revered schoolteacher Frank Yates raises objections, environmentalist Dustin and teacher Alice support him by initiating a grassroots crusade.
Tom Ripley, who is talented in lying, impersonating and forging, pretends to know recently graduated Princeton student Dickie Greenleaf and promises Dickie's wealthy father to bring him back home from vacationing in Italy. Once there, he becomes obsessed with Dickie's leisurely and extravagant lifestyle and goes to extreme lengths to assume that lifestyle as his own.
The Adam Project is a science fiction action adventure comedy film which tells the story of Adam, a time-traveling fighter pilot Adam Reed who crash-lands in 2022. He meets his 12 year old self, and teams up with him to save the future.
When Beth Emhoff and her son Clark die because of unknown causes, it is just the beginning of deadly infection. It soon spreads and turns into a pandemic. As people panic, medical researchers and public health officials around the world continuously try to determine the cause of the disease and its cure.
Courage Under Fire is a mystery war drama film, which tells the story of a US Army Officer, who is still dejected about a mistake he made during the Desert Storm incident. Now he has to investigate a female chopper commander, to find out whether she is worthy of the Medal of Honor.
Up-and-coming US Congressman David Norris discovers that human destiny is being controlled by supernatural agents of fate called the Adjustment Bureau. Against their plans, he meets a young Ballet dancer Elise and falls in love. David and Elise must escape being reset by the Bureau which will take all of their memories away.
Following the success Ocean’s Eleven, the sequel Ocean’s Twelve sees the return of Danny Ocean’s heist-gang who need to return the millions, they stole from Terry Benedict. They are also being pursued by Europol detective Isabel Lahiri and are up against master-thief Night Fox, François Toulour as they try to steal the first-ever stock certificate.
During the 2003 invasion of Iraq by the US, Army chief warrant officer, Roy Miller is tasked to locate the weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, the very reason for the attack. However, he soon figures out that there is no WMD. His efforts to find the truth about the WMD are hindered by the Department of Defence official, Clark Poundstone.
Based on an unauthorized autobiography by the famous television personality, Chuck Barris, the story begins with Barris dreaming of becoming a successful showbiz personality and also of winning the hearts of beautiful women. While struggling to make his dreams come true, he is recruited as a CIA assassin and travels on duty across the world. But what happens to his original dreams?
After the untimely death of his wife, Benjamin Mee decides to move with his children to a property containing the closed Rosemoor Animal Park. With no prior experience, Mee provides the funds and works with the caretakers of the zoo, to re-open it, ultimately healing his family of the pain.
Blaming himself for his girlfriend's death, Deadpool makes a failed attempt at committing suicide and reluctantly joins the X-Men while recovering at the X-Mansion. His team rescues angry young mutant Russell Collins from an abusive orphanage, only to find out that Collins is being hunted by Cable, a cyborg soldier from the future, for murdering his family.
This biographical drama film, revolves around the life of Ernesto Guevara, popularly known as Che, who leads a small partisan army to fight an ill-fated revolutionary guerilla war in Bolivia, South America.
Based on true events in South Africa, the movie follows President Nelson Mandela’s plan to unite the racially divided country after the end of the horrific apartheid. Mandela and Springboks captain François Pienaar inspire an entire country to unite under Rugby as the Springboks go on to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup.
In a dystopian 2154, wealthy humans live a pampered life onboard a resource-rich space station named Elysium, while the poor toil away in the overpopulated ruins of Earth. Max, a former criminal with only five days to live due to deadly radiation, makes a desperate attempt to reach Elysium on a daunting mission that can change the system forever.
Mystic Pizza is a romantic comedy drama film which tells the story of three teen girls who work at a pizza parlor in a small town in Connecticut. The story revolves around the various complications the girls face in their love lives.
Scotty is dumped by his girlfriend. When his German pen pal Mieke sympathizes with him and suggests a meeting, he asks to be left alone. By the time he realises that Mieke is actually a girl, it is too late. Scotty now decides to go to Europe and apologise to her in person. Accompanying him is his best friend, Cooper Harris and twins Jenny and Jamie.
Bill Baker is an oil worker who travels to Southern France to visit his daughter Allison, who is in prison, serving a nine-year prison sentence, for murdering her unfaithful lover. However, upon meeting him, she insists that she is innocent, and asks her father to pass a letter to Mrs. Leparq, her defense lawyer. Bill decides to investigate further, to know the truth and find out the real killer. However, he is shocked to learn that his daughter has little faith in him, when she attempts suicide.
When two angels are banished from heaven due to disobedience, they desperately look for a way to return. They find one too, but their solution can destroy humanity. It is now on an abortion clinic counsellor with a unique background, an apostle, a stripper/muse and two prophets, Jay and Silent Bob to stop the two angels from returning to heaven.
Lisa Cohen interacts with a bus driver, running alongside his bus, but this makes him distracted which leads to a fatal accident. Lisa accuses the driver of being responsible for the accident and the death of the woman who died in her arms. She files a lawsuit against the driver as well, but she ends up losing.
Set in the 19th century French-occupied Germany, it is a story of two travelling con-artists, Will and Jacob Grimm, who earn by pretending to drive away witches and evil forces. Then they encounter creatures of a haunted forest and a real magical curse which made young girls disappear mysteriously. Their courage is put to test as they fight an evil sorceress.
Rising Archer Daniels Midland's executive, Mark Whitacre, decides to spy on his own company for their price-fixing tactics. Working with the FBI he gains enough evidence but struggles with his bipolar disorder. As the movie progresses it is revealed that Mark also embezzled money from his own company and ends up in jail.
After being repeatedly stalked by a pursuer and often imagining others as the stalker, Sawyer Valentini decides to consult mental health personnel. She involuntarily admits herself in a mental facility where her sanity is questioned, consequently extending her stay. Then she realizes that one of the staffers is the stalker in disguise. Now she must fight to prove her sanity…..and, get out alive.
Ollie Trinke, a successful music publicist, is unable to cope with sudden grief and changes in life when his wife dies while giving birth to their daughter Gertie. After losing his job and facing difficulties with fatherhood responsibilities, he and Gertie move-in with his father in New Jersey. Later, he meets a video store clerk Maya, who helps him rebuild his life.
John Grady Cole is a young cowboy who finds himself in a homeless situation. Along with his best friend Lacey, he decides to move to Mexico looking for work. They meet a young aristocrat’s daughter on the way named Alejandra, and Cole falls in love with her. However, things take a turn and soon they find themselves in trouble with the law.
Set in the middle of the 20th century, this sports drama film tells the story of a skilled quarterback who is attending an elite prep school. However, he has to hide the fact that he is of Jewish background.
Based on a true story, the movie follows an unusual WWII army unit comprising museum directors, curators, art historians, and an architect as they set out to retrieve from Germany the precious art pieces stolen by the Nazi thieves. Their task becomes more difficult when the Russians begin securing the art for themselves and the Germans are ordered to burn the art if they are defeated.
The geopolitical thriller revolves around petroleum politics and the influence of the oil industry worldwide. With interconnected storylines, the movie focuses on Bennett Holiday, an American lawyer, facilitating a deceitful merger, Bryan Woodman, an energy analyst and veteran CIA agent Bob Barnes, who uncovers an assassination plot.
The story centers on a genius, but socially withdrawn computer programmer working on the Zero Theorem. Tasked to prove that the universe disappears into a void, rendering life meaningless, he starts working steadily, hoping to prove that life actually has a meaning. Will he succeed?
This drama film tells the story of two close friends who find themselves lost in the desert without any supplies. As they try to deal with the situation, they start growing quite irritated by one another.
With a high score in standardized exams and excellent basketball background, Jamal Wallace, a black teenager, gets admission in an elite school. Jamal comes in contact and makes friends with reclusive, unconventional Pulitzer Prize-winning author William Forrester, who becomes Jamal’s mentor and helps him hone his skills; at the same time, Jamal’s friendship urges Forrester to take positive outlook towards his life.
Two conjoined twins, Bob and Walt, own a restaurant in a small town. However, when Walt decides to move to Los Angeles, to pursue a career in acting, to honor their childhood pact, Bob also travels with him to help him fulfill his dreams.
Paul Safranek, and his wife, Audrey, decide to take part in a process where scientists shrink people down to miniature size, to live in small communities. Although the procedure is irreversible, the people are able to live a life of wealth and leisure as it helps cut down on the consumption of resources. However, Paul eventually learns that his tiny suburb comes with its own set of problems.
Holden McNeil and Banky Edwards are close friends who work together as successful authors of popular comic book Bluntman and Chronic. When they meet fellow comic book artist Alyssa Jones, who is a lesbian, Holden falls in love with her. His new relationship affects his friendship with partner Banky; furthermore, he finds it difficult to accept Alyssa’s past.
A home invasion leads to disastrous consequences for a seemingly normal family, after Rose, the matriarch, passes away. However, things take a turn after her twin sister enters their lives and attempts to take her late sister’s place.
Set in 1951, an up-and-coming Hollywood screenwriter, Peter Appleton, is accused of being a communist. An accident after getting drunk, results in amnesia. Found near town of Lawson, he is mistaken as the MIA son of the community. He brings life to the town and rebuilds movie theater, the Majestic. As he regains his memory, the authorities also come looking for him.
Five-year-old Sōsuke rescues a goldfish princess trapped into a bottle and names her Ponyo. As they develop a bond, she is brought back under the ocean by her father, powerful wizard Fujimoto, who imprisons her after learning that she wants to become human. She frees herself and becomes human using Fujimoto's potent magic, upsetting the balance of the world.
Spirit, a wild Mustang stallion is captured by US cavalry men who try to tame him. Despite being punished, Spirit resists and finally is saved by a young Native American, Little Creek. Spirit finds love in Rain, Little Creek’s pretty mare. He saves Little Creek’s life during an army raid, but later, Spirit gets captured. Will he re-unite with his loved ones?
In not so distance future, the earth is attacked by a pure energy based alien race known as the Drej. Realizing the danger, a top scientist sends away his teenage son, secretly encoding a map to the Titan in a ring he gives to him. Now a young man, it falls upon him to find Titan and save the humanity from total destruction.
In this sequel to the 2006 computer-animated family musical film Happy Feet, Mumble and Gloria's son, Erik, is on a mission to stop the Apocalypse from taking place in Antarctica. Mumble unites the entire penguin population with the help of his family and friends in a bid to save their species.
After hearing an enigmatic voice say ‘If you build it, he will come,’ an Iowa corn-farmer Ray Kinsella, with support of his wife, decides to construct a baseball diamond in his corn-farm. Soon ‘Shoeless Joe Jackson’ appears there to play baseball. As Ray receives more messages, he understands that his ball-field is meant to be a place to realize certain unfulfilled dreams.
Jay and Silent Bob discover that a movie adaptation of the comic, which is based on them, is being planned by Miramax Films. Furious at the negative feedback the movie is generating, the two decide to go to Hollywood to stop the film from being made or at least get a royalty. En route, they meet up with a hitchhiker, jewel thieves and are chased by a Wildlife Marshal.
Dominic is an old professor of linguistics who is thinking of suicide. His life takes a turn when he is transformed into his younger self after being struck by lightning. With the Nazis hot on his pursuit, he travels the world attempting to understand the mysteries of life and love.
Matt Damon Awards
|Good Will Hunting||Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen||1998|
|The Martian||Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical||2016|
|Good Will Hunting||Best Screenplay - Motion Picture||1998|
|Winner||Favorite Male Action Star||2008|