Two-time Oscar winner Ben Affleck is an actor and a filmmaker. From starring in quiet dramas in the late 90s to action-packed political thrillers in the 2000s, and most recently as the Caped Crusader himself in the DECU, Affleck has starred in a wide range of roles. He happens to be the youngest writer to have won an Oscar for screenwriting at the age of 25.
The 5 best movies of Ben Affleck are as follows:
1. Mallrats (1995)
‘Mallrats’ is directed by Kevin Smith. The movie follows the exploits of two best friends who seek the comforts of the mall after being dumped by their girlfriends. The movie is a lighthearted and upbeat entry in Affleck’s filmography.
2. Good Will Hunting
The movie is directed by Gus Van Sant and is based on the math prodigy, Will Hunting. The film follows the tragic life of Will Hunting from rebellion and crime to forming a close relationship with his therapist Sean Maguire. Matt Damon is seen playing Will Hunting and Ben Affleck is seen portraying Chuckie Sullivan. In 2014, the movie was ranked 52 on ‘The Hollywood Reporter’s “100 Favorite Films” list.
3. Argo (2012)
‘Argo’ is Ben Affleck’s most recognizable movie. The film received seven nominations at the 85th Academy Awards and won three, for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Film Editing. It tells the story of Tony Mendez (played by Ben Affleck), who managed to evacuate six US diplomats from Tehran by disguising them as the production team of a fake movie.
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4. Gone Girl (2014)
The crime thriller movie is directed by David Fincher. ‘Gone Girl’ is an adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s novel of the same name. It chronicles the story of Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck), who becomes the key suspect in a murder case when his wife suddenly disappears without a trace.
5. The Accountant (2016)
The movie follows accountant Christain Wolff, played by Ben Affleck, whose illegal dealings with large financial corporations have caught the attention of the FBI. Christian is a freelance accountant for various criminal organizations. Affleck’s character is seen dealing with Asperger’s Syndrome.