Matthew McConaughey bares his soul and delivers a stellar performance in ‘Dallas Buyers Club‘. Yes, he is at his finest and the film leaves an impact on you; that’s what a good film does to you. It stands out for its important message, excellent supporting cast, and sharp direction. No wonder it marked its way to the Oscars, winning several awards and accolades. The zeal to live and the anguish to question ‘why me?’ is what makes this film a true magnum opus. It depicts the adverse effects of AIDS and the importance of staying healthy, physically and mentally, with great friendships and proper medication.
Based on a true story, Ron Woodrof, played by Matthew McConaughey, is a man who contracted HIV in the mid-1980s and starts looking for drugs to prolong his life. To portray an ordinary character is difficult, and after watching the film, I must say Matthew McConaughey was convincing. The film equally emphasizes on the character of Jared Leto, whose remarkable act as a transwoman moved me; his performance was an ultimate tear-jerker, and the Oscars did justice to this wonderful actor.
Such stories need to be told time and again. With great cinema comes great responsibility, and this film demonstrates just that. If you enjoy such cinematic experiences, the list is endless. So, here’s the list of best movies similar to ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these movies like ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
12. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
When DiCaprio is in the house, a power-packed act is guaranteed. Whether you enjoy the stock market or not, you are going to love watching Leonardo DiCaprio playing Jordan Ross Belfort, a former stockbroker, calling the shots in ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’. He is sharp, witty, and he has got the bull’s eye. Directed by Martin Scorsese, the film resonates with the audience for its ‘go-getter’ attitude. You will learn throughout the film that struggle makes a tough man going just like Ron Woodroof in ‘Dallas Buyers Club’. This film has Matthew McConaughey too. Yes, you heard me right!
11. Milk (2008)