Good Will Hunting is a 1997 American drama film directed by Gus Van Sant and starring Matt Damon, Robin Williams, and Ben Affleck. The film follows the story of Will Hunting, a young man from a working-class background who is a math prodigy but is conflicted about his future. When he gets into trouble with the law, he is ordered to see a therapist, who helps him come to terms with his past and make decisions about his future.
Good Will Hunting was a critical and commercial success and received widespread acclaim for its performances, direction, screenplay, and themes. The film was nominated for nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and won two: Best Supporting Actor for Robin Williams and Best Original Screenplay for Damon and Affleck. It has since become a modern classic and is often considered one of the best films of the 1990s.