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Successful Independent Films You Might’ve Never Seen

Good Will Hunting

Miramax Pictures

Good Will Hunting finds janitor Will Hunting trying to avoid jail time by studying mathematics. During his sessions, Hunting begins to learn more about his personal life. Written by actors Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, the film earned nine Oscar nominations. Robin Williams gained his first (and only) Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. Affleck and Damon’s efforts landed them the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. With a $10 million budget, Good Will Hunting earned $225.9 million.