What are the best Gus Van Sant movies?

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    #1Good Will Hunting

    Good Will Hunting

    Good Will Hunting is a 1997 drama film directed by Gus Van Sant and written by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. The movie stars Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Robin Williams, and Minnie Driver, as a janitor discovers that he's actually a genius.

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    Lawrence Thomas
    Written on June 15, 2018
    "This is a mainstream classic for a very good reason, it evokes your emotions and tells an honest story."
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    #2My Own Private Idaho

    My Own Private Idaho

    My Own Private Idaho is a drama movie written and directed by Gus Van Sant. The film was first released on July 20, 1991, in Japan and features River Phoenix, Keanu Reeves, and James Russo. 

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    Deborah Wade
    Written on June 15, 2018
    "It's so sad that river had to die so young :( This movie is my favorite of his and i happen to be a fan of van sant and phoenix, i highly respect them and this film represented a raw portrayal of street hustlers and lgbt characters on screen."
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    #3Milk

    Milk

    Milk is a 2008 biographical film based on Harvey Milk's life as an openly gay activist and elected official. The movie is directed by Gus Van Sant and written by Dustin Lance Black. It stars Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, and Emile Hirsch.

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    Isabel Ordoñez
    Written on June 15, 2018
    "This is my favorite Van Sant movie on this list! THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE FILM OF ALL TIME."
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    #4Drugstore Cowboy

    Drugstore Cowboy

    Drugstore Cowboy is a 1989 drama movie written and directed by Gus Van Sant. The film was inspired by James Fogle's novel of the same title and stars Matt Dillon, Kelly Lynch, and James Le Gros.

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    Ralph Sims
    Written on June 15, 2018
    "A stroke of a genius indeed."
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    #5Elephant (2003)

    Elephant (2003)

    Elephant is a crime thriller movie written and directed by Gus Van Sant and features Elias McConnell, Alex Frost, and Eric Deulen. The drama film was released in the United States on November 14, 2003.

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    Charles Arnold
    Written on June 15, 2018
    "For some reason while lurking on the internet, I read up on school shootings on wikipedia and one that stuck to me was that of the columbine massacre. the case intrigued me and i wanted to know more about it so i found this movie, which was inspired by columbine and this gave me a perspective i didn't have before on the matter. elephant was riveting and insightful"
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    #6To Die For (1995)

    To Die For (1995)

    To Die For is a 1995 crime comedy parody Hollywood movie directed by Gus Van Sant and written by Buck Henry. This drama film starred Nicole Kidman, Matt Dillon, and Joaquin Phoenix.

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    Maricela Alonso
    Written on June 15, 2018
    "Nicole Kidman is such an elegant actress, and this film seals that with a ribbon."
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    #7Paranoid Park

    Paranoid Park

    Paranoid Park is a 2007 high school drama film written and directed by Gus Van Sant. The crime mystery movie features Gabe Nevins, Daniel Liu, and Taylor Momsen.

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    Cynthia West
    Written on June 15, 2018
    "Paranoid Park is one of gus van sant's most underrated stories and deserves more acclaim."
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    #8Finding Forrester

    Finding Forrester

    Finding Forrester is a drama movie directed by Gus Van Sant and written by Mike Rich. The film is about a budding writer who learns from a hermitlike author and stars Sean Connery, Rob Brown, and F. Murray Abraham.

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    Brittany Vargas
    Written on June 15, 2018
    "This movie cured my writer's block, it's so utterly inspiring!"

Summary

Best What are the best Gus Van Sant movies
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Good Will HuntingMovies 18 Paid
2My Own Private IdahoMovies 15 Paid
3MilkMovies 11 Paid
4Drugstore CowboyMovies 10 Paid
5Elephant (2003)Movies 7 Paid
6To Die For (1995)Movies 5 Paid
7Paranoid ParkMovies 4 Paid
8Finding ForresterMovies 1 Paid
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