Best Movies of Gus Van Sant

Good Will Hunting (1997)

Aggregate Rating: 231 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 70 | Earnings: $138.34M

Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life.


Milk (2008)

Aggregate Rating: 168 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 84 | Earnings: $31.84M

The story of Harvey Milk, and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California's first openly gay elected official.


Drugstore Cowboy (1989)

Aggregate Rating: 161 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 82 | Earnings: $4.73M

A pharmacy-robbing dope fiend and his crew pop pills and evade the law.


To Die For (1995)

Aggregate Rating: 157 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 86 | Earnings: $21.20M

A beautiful but naïve aspiring television personality films a documentary on teenagers with a darker ulterior motive.


Paranoid Park (2007)

Aggregate Rating: 154 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 83 | Earnings: $0.49M

A teenage skateboarder's life begins to fray after he is involved in the accidental death of a security guard.


My Own Private Idaho (1991)

Aggregate Rating: 152 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 77 | Earnings: $6.40M

Two best friends living on the streets of Portland as hustlers embark on a journey of self discovery and find their relationship stumbling along the way.


Elephant (2003)

Aggregate Rating: 148 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 70 | Earnings: $1.23M

Several ordinary high school students go through their daily routine as two others prepare for something more malevolent.


Finding Forrester (2000)

Aggregate Rating: 142 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 62 | Earnings: $51.77M

A young writing prodigy finds a mentor in a reclusive author.


Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018)

Aggregate Rating: 137 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 67 | Earnings: $1.44M

On the rocky path to sobriety after a life-changing accident, John Callahan discovers the healing power of art, willing his injured hands into drawing hilarious, often controversial cartoons, which bring him a new lease on life.


Last Days (2005)

Aggregate Rating: 127 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 67 | Earnings: $0.45M

A Seattle musician's life and career are reminiscent to those of Kurt Cobain.


Promised Land (2012)

Aggregate Rating: 124 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 55 | Earnings: $7.56M

A salesman for a natural gas company experiences life-changing events after arriving in a small town, where his corporation wants to tap into the available resources.


Restless (2011)

Aggregate Rating: 118 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 47 | Earnings: $0.16M

The story of a terminally ill teenage girl who falls for a boy who likes to attend funerals and their encounters with the ghost of a Japanese kamikaze pilot from WWII.


Gerry (2002)

Aggregate Rating: 117 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 54 | Earnings: $0.24M

Lead Role: Casey Affleck, Matt Damon, | Director: Gus Van Sant,

A friendship between two young men is tested when they go for a hike in a desert and forget to bring any water or food with them.


Psycho (1998)

Aggregate Rating: 97 | Imdb: 4 | Metascore: 47 | Earnings: $21.38M

A young female embezzler arrives at the Bates Motel, which has terrible secrets of its own.


The Sea of Trees (2015)

Aggregate Rating: 83 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 23 | Earnings: $0.02M

A suicidal American befriends a Japanese man lost in a forest near Mt. Fuji and the two search for a way out.


Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1993)

Aggregate Rating: 72 | Imdb: 4 | Metascore: 28 | Earnings: $1.71M

Sissy Hankshaw is born with enormous thumbs that help her hitchhiking through the U.S. from a young age. She becomes a model in advertising, and her New York agent, "the Countess", sends ...


Mala Noche (1986)

Aggregate Rating: 68 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

A story of amour fou. Walt is madly in love/lust with a young illegal Mexican immigrant. However, the object of his unrequited affection doesn't even speak any English and finds Walt really...