7 Best Movies Like ‘Good Will Hunting’ You Need To Watch

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“Good Will Hunting” is a 1997 American drama film which is directed by Gus Van Sant, and starring Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and many other amazing crew who did their job phenomenally. This movie is written by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon himself. This movie is considered as one of the best films of the 90s, with a budget of only 10 million dollars this movie has a financial success of 225 million dollars. This movie not only is ranked for financial success but for the great story and life learning lesson which is behind this story.

‘Good Will Hunting’ movie revolves around the character named Will Hunting who has lived his whole life in slums. He usually spends his nights in local pubs and batting cages with his best friends but Will has a talent in mathematics. One day, he is sent to jail, a professor from MIT tells him he can bail for him but if he agrees on one condition which is that he works under him every week and he Will agreed on his condition. Later on, he visits his therapist and little did he knew that the therapist is going to change his life from upside down as he is going to push Will to change his life he lives in. This movie is a beautiful masterpiece of art and storyline. This movie has a hidden message which is hidden in plain sight, to find that message look through the plot thoroughly. If you are in the sheer search of the movie which are bonkers such as “Good Will Hunting” we have got you covered as this list will cover 7 movies which are just as similar as the same. Movies on this list will be readily available on any streaming sites such as Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime.

7.Wonder Boys

‘Wonder Boys’ is a 2000 comedy-drama film which is directed by Curtis Hanson and written by Steve Kloves. This movie is based on the novel of the same name by Michael Chabon, and this moves movie revolves around the two cast member which include Michael Douglas and Tobey Maguire. ‘Wonder Boys’ is a beautiful piece of the cinematography as every single shot is shot beautifully with utmost care. In this movie, Grady is the main spotlight of this plot. Grady is a 50-ish English professor at an unnamed university and he hasn’t published anything for 7 years not since he wrote his award-winning novel “Great American novel”. Grady has two students and one of them has a crush on him and Grady is on the verge of losing his third wife on the top of the cherry is that he is having an affair with the chancellor of the university. Both of their students are very good writers too. Grady’s editor is forcing him to publish something as he hasn’t published in 7 years. In the meantime, James Leer who is the student of the Grady is trying to find a rare jack that was previously owned by Marilyn Monroe. ‘Wonder Boys’ has the perfect plot for being a dramatic film and in addition to that, it also gives us a valuable lesson. In the end, we can see that Grady has completed his novel. All we can say that this movie is recommended and watch this movie without expecting anything.

6.Little Man Tate

‘Little Man Tate’ is a 1991 American family drama film which is directed by Scott Frank, this film stars Adam Hann-Byrd as Fred Tate, who is a 7-year-old child prodigy and Jodie Foster who plays the character of Dede Tate who is the mother of Fred. This whole movie revolves around this small family, Dede is an uneducated single mom who belongs from the working class. They both lives in a small inner-city apartment. Fred is a prodigy as he is great in science, creative arts and love to do many intuitive activities but he also faces problems which are regarding social skills, he doesn’t talk to muck and have no friends either in school too as other think he is different. Now the movie starts to turn around as one new character appears named Jane who wants Fred to take admission in the school of exceptions (children which considered to be prodigy). From now o0n, ideas, and beliefs between Jane and Dede collide as they decide what is better for Fred. This movie shows us the struggle what a child and a parent can face at the same time and how hard it can be.

5.A Beautiful Mind

This is a 2001 American biographical drama film which is based on the life of the American mathematician named John Nash. This movie shows his life from graduation to his day when he won Nobel prize in Economics. Jason Nash in this movie is played by an amazing actor named Russell Crowe. ‘A Beautiful Prize’ won 4 Academy Awards this achievement shows how great this movie is. This movie follows John Nash who is brilliant in mathematics but he is arrogant and antisocial man, Nash always prefer to be alone and to he likes to plays with his thoughts as they are filled with mathematical formula which can be used in daily life. Now, he is a teacher at M.I.T and there he falls in love with Alicia who happens to be his student and eventually they both get married. Nash was in contact with another man named Charles who was his roommate in Princeton. As life goes on, Nash lives more and more within himself which causes many problems but Alicia always stays by the side of him and he eventually wins a Nobel Prize. Later on, he finds out that his friends were much closer than he always they think they would to him and he also misses Charles as he loved his company. This movie is amazing to watch as it will give you the perspective to live.

4.Searching For Bobby Fischer

‘Searching For Bobby Fisher’ is a 1993 American drama film that is written and directed by Steven Zaillian. This movie revolves around the kid named Josh Waitzkin which is played by Max Pomeranc. This kid is born with an unusual gift and he is a prodigy child not in mathematics or any study-related field but he is gifted in chess. He loves to play chess. Max’s family recognized his talent and are very supportive of him. They hire a teacher who puts Max into strict tutoring, he tells him countless moves, tactics in chess which will help him to defend himself from the opponent and can lead him to the way of winning. Max is in search of Bobby Fischer as he is considered a legend in the chess world. Later on, Max realizes that he will take his own decision in chess rather than taking the advice of his tutor. This movie will balance between mentoring, teaching and feeling oneself what is wrong and what is right and this is what matters in the end as this dilemma will lead him to win in chess games and the same applies to life.

3.Rain Man

‘Rain Man’ is a 1988 American comedy-drama film which is directed by Barry Levinson. This is movie tells a tale of two brothers who were unknown of each other’s existence. One of the brother’s names is Charlie Babbitt which is played by Tom Cruise and the other brother’s name is Raymond which is played by Dustin Hoffman. When the father of both these guys passes away, Charlie Babbitt returns to the home and he discovers that he has left all money (approximately 3 million dollars) to a mental hospital where his Raymond lives and Charlie was unaware of this fact. Charlie visits the mental hospital to see how his brother is and how the facility is running. Inspired by his dad motives these cross-country trip of Charlie ends up changing both their lives as they get connected unimaginably. This is a wholesome movie and overall you will feel an emotional connection with both the character as this movie is written perfectly. To prove my point, ‘Rain Man’ won 4 Oscars at 61st Academy Awards.

2.Dead Poet Society

This is one of the most important and life-changing movies in the whole of Hollywood, this movie is considered as one of the gems in the film industry. This movie stars Robin William who plays the role of John Keating who is a teacher at an all-boys boarding school. Robin Williams have countless amazing movie under his name but this movie takes the number 1 spot out of all. John Keating opens up to his student via the medium of poetry and he also learns about a certain student via the path of poetry. In this way, John inspires himself and many of his students. This movie is amazing with the outstanding performance of Robin Williams and not to mention the flawless cinematography of this film. This movie will not allow you to take off your eye from the screen because of the heartwarming plot and a lesson that has to be learned.

1.The Shawshank Redemption

‘The Shawshank Redemption’ is a 1994 American drama film that is written and directed by Frank Darabont, and is based on 1982 Stephen King novella Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption. This movie is one of the best movie Hollywood has to offer it won 7 Academy Awards and other countless awards (it is said that it would have acquired many awards but the stiff competition with other legendary movie take the toll on this film and the other movies were Pulp Fiction and Forrest Gump). This movie revolves its plot around a man named Andy Dufresne who is a banker who gets convicted for the murder of his wife and her lover, despite he was innocent he was given two life sentences. He was moved into the jail named Shawshank hence, the name of the movie. After few days passes into the jail, he becomes friends with Ellis Boyd “Red” Redding (this character is played by Morgan Freeman). Red is known to be the medium of getting things in exchange for money or a few sticks of cigarettes. The warden of the jail recognizes the brilliance of Banker Andy and he uses him for the scheme of money laundering but little did he knew that Andy Dufresne was brewing its operation to get out of this jail and start his own new life in a small coastal village which was in Mexico. This movie is truly a piece of art with brilliant cinematography and outstanding performance by its crew members.



By Jason H. Hale

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