Movies starring Ben Affleck

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Way Back, The

The Way Back conflates a sports movie with the tale of an alcoholic struggling to overcome his addiction. It plays out a little like a cross between Hoosiers and Manchester by the Sea. Although director Gavin O’Connor and writer Brad Ingelsb...

Run Time: 1:46
U.S. Release Date: 2020-03-06
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Gavin O'Connor
Cast: Ben Affleck, Janina Gavankar, Michaela Watkins, ...
Triple Frontier

With today’s cinematic focus squarely on gender-balanced films, it almost feels odd to encounter something so testosterone-driven. Nevertheless, Triple Frontier is less a shrine to masculinity than a callback to the themes embraced by the Jo...

Run Time: 2:05
U.S. Release Date: 2019-03-15
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Thriller
Director: J.C. Chandor
Cast: Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, ...
Justice League

A word about spoilers in this review: For the most part, I have tried to avoid them. However, there is one development that I will openly reference. For many people, especially those who know about the behind-the-scenes details, this won’t b...

Run Time: 2:01
U.S. Release Date: 2017-11-17
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Comic Book Violence)
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: Zack Snyder
Cast: Ben Affleck, Billy Crudup, Connie Nielsen, ...
Live by Night

The connection between actor/director/writer Ben Affleck and author Dennis Lehane goes back nearly a decade. In 2007, Affleck made his directorial debut by adapting Lehane’s Gone Baby Gone for the screen. It was a high-water mark in both of the...

Run Time: 2:08
U.S. Release Date: 2017-01-13
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Violence, Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Ben Affleck
Cast: Ben Affleck, Chris Messina, Zoe Saldana, ...
Accountant, The

The Accountant is a superhero movie. Despite not being based on an existing comic book (a welcome change), the film has all the beats and tropes we have come to expect from superhero movies, although the R-rating makes it more of an adult experience ...

Run Time: 2:08
U.S. Release Date: 2016-10-14
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Gavin O’Connor
Cast: Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, Jon Bernthal, ...
Suicide Squad

It has apparently become an old-fashioned notion to believe motion pictures should be grounded in concepts like narrative and character rather than in how loudly the soundtrack plays classic rock songs and how many cuts the director can use in an ove...

Run Time: 2:10
U.S. Release Date: 2016-08-05
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: David Ayer
Cast: Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, ...
Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice

For those who thought Man of Steel was dark, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Batman v Superman, the battle royale/team-up of DC Comics’ revered superheroes, is so bleak that the sun never seems to shine, the characters’ faces can’t form smiles, a...

Run Time: 2:34
U.S. Release Date: 2016-03-25
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: Zack Snyder
Cast: Ben Affleck, Scoot McNairy, Laurence Fishburne, ...
Gone Girl

Early every autumn, there's one excellent studio movie released - a way to kick off the Oscar race and remind adult viewers that it's still possible to find intelligent, compelling movies in theaters. In 2014, that film is Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn...

Run Time: 2:25
U.S. Release Date: 2014-10-03
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: THRILLER
Director: David Fincher
Cast: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, ...
Runner Runner

Runner Runner contains elements that, if properly nurtured and presented, could form the basis of a compelling film noir. Unfortunately, director Brad Furman is less interested in developing characters and building tension than he is in shaking the...

Run Time: 1:31
U.S. Release Date: 2013-10-04
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: THRILLER
Director: Brad Furman
Cast: Justin Timberlake, Ben Affleck, Gemma Arterton, ...
To the Wonder

It should be noted that Terrence Malick's failures tend to be more interesting than many directors' successes. To the Wonder is not a complete package. Crafted with what can best be described as "a European sensibility," it's heavy on visuals and ...

Run Time: 1:52
U.S. Release Date: 2013-04-12
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Terrence Malick
Cast: Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko, Rachel McAdams, ...