Cast your mind back to 1997 when two young guys from Boston won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for their movie Good Will Hunting.
The drama, directed by Gus Van Sant and written by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, grossed over $225 million during its theatrical run against a $10 million budget.
Good Will Hunting earned nine nominations at the 70th Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, and won in two.
Robin Williams won Best Supporting Actor for Williams and Best Original Screenplay went to Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.
The film has gone on to become one of the most respected and beloved movies of a generation, so whether you want to watch Good Will Hunting for the first time or simply want a trip down memory lane, here are all the places you can stream it today.
Where To Watch Good Will Hunting?
Streaming Good Will Hunting can be confusing as the film is available on different platforms depending on which country you live in.
But we'll give the rundown for where you can stream it for free and rental details if it's not included in your subscriptions.
United States: Good Will Hunting is available to stream in the USA on DIRECTV and Amazon Prime Video.
United Kingdom: Matt Damon and Ben Affleck fans can watch Good Will Hunting on NETFLIX.
Australia: You are in luck if you want to watch Good Will Hunting in Australia. It is on NETFLIX, Stan, Binge, Foxtel Now and Paramount+.
Canada: In Canada, you can watch Good Will Hunting on Amazon Prime Video, Paramount+ and Crave.
Turkey: Good Will Hunting is available in Turkey on Netflix.
Mexico: In Mexico, you can watch Good Will Hunting on Paramount+.
South Korea: If you want to watch Good Will Hunting in South Korea, you can stream for free on Netflix if you have a subscription.
Europe: Good Will Hunting is available in some countries on NETFLIX. They include Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, .
Notable exceptions are Germany, Belgium and Austria, where it is only available to rent or buy.
In Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden, it is on VIAPLAY. In Spain it is on HBO Max.
What Is Good Will Hunting About?
A young janitor at MIT, Will Hunting, has a gift for math and chemistry but can't ever imagine leaving his childhood Boston South End neighborhood, his construction job, or his best friend, so he tells nobody about it.
However, when he completes an impossible maths equation, his life becomes more complicated until he meets a kind therapist (Williams) who identifies with Will's blue-collar roots, and a gifted pre-med student who shows him the possibility of love.
Who Wrote Good Will Hunting?
The script for Good Will Hunting started out as a final assignment for a playwriting class Matt Damon was taking at Harvard University.
Damon then asked his friend Ben Affleck to develop the screenplay together and they completed the script in 1994. Matt Damon was 24 years old and Ben Affleck was 22 years old.
Castle Rock Entertainment bought the script for $675,000 but didn't want Damon and Affleck to star in the film. They then had to find another buyer, and in stepped Miramax, who paid Castle Rock back their money and agreed to let the two friends lead the movie.
And the rest, as they say, is history.
Where Was Good Will Hunting Filmed?
The 1997 drama film Good Will Hunting was filmed mainly in Boston, Massachusetts, with interiors shot at the University of Toronto campus in Toronto, Ontario which doubled as MIT and Harvard University.
The interior bar scenes set in “Southie” were shot on location at Woody's L Street Tavern.
The Bow and Arrow Pub doubled as the exterior of the Harvard bar in which Will met Skylar for the first time.
The famous bench scene from Good Will Hunting was filmed at the Boston Public Garden in Massachusetts.
Cast Of Good Will Hunting
Robin Williams as Dr. Sean Maguire
Matt Damon (Interstellar) as Will Hunting
Ben Affleck as Chuckie Sullivan
Stellan Skarsgård (Andor) as Professor Gerald Lambeau
Minnie Driver as Skylar
Casey Affleck as Morgan O'Mally
Cole Hauser as Billy McBride
Jimmy Flynn as Judge George H. Malone
George Plimpton as Henry Lipkin
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