- Good Will Hunting
Next up at number 9 is the drama film Good Will Hunting. Directed by Gus van Sant, the film starred Matt Damon, Robin Williams and Ben Affleck and was released on December 5, 1997. Dealing with an undiscovered genius labourer who after assaulting a police officer is put under therapy and studies mathematics with a well-known professor, the film was a critical and commercial success. Ranked by The Hollywood Reporter at number 53 in its list of “100 Favourite Films”, the film was nominated for nine Academy awards and won two of them – Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Williams and Best Original Screenplay for Affleck and Damon.