17. 'Bernie' (2012)
Richard Linklater's true-crime dark comedy about Texas mortician and convicted murderer Bernie Tiede (played by Jack Black) has its fans, though it may be a little too quirky for its own good. Likewise, this is the one McConaissance-era performance from his Mattness that isn't a total home run. Portraying a flashy district attorney, McConaughey is at his most shameless, playing up the character's Texas-sized personality to the point of self-parody. Still, after years of hanging around Kate Hudson in romcoms, he clearly seems relieved to let loose here.