Search results for "Gus Van Sant"


Good Will Hunting (1997) RT 97% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Dec 1998

Will Hunting has a genius-level IQ but chooses to work as a janitor at MIT. When he solves a difficult graduate-level math problem, his talents are discovered by Professor ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Gus Van Sant
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  Robin Williams  •  Ben Affleck  •  Stellan Skarsgård

Drugstore Cowboy (1989) RT 100% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Oct 1999

Bob Hughes is the leader of a "family" of drug addicts consisting of his wife, Dianne, and another couple who feed their habit by robbing drug stores as they travel across the ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Gus Van Sant
CAST:  Matt Dillon  •  Kelly Lynch  •  James LeGros  •  Heather Graham

Elephant (2003) RT 72% / Audience 79%

DVD release: May 2004

Several ordinary high school students go through their daily routine as two others prepare for something more malevolent. The film chronicles the events surrounding a school ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Gus Van Sant
CAST:  Alex Frost  •  Eric Deulen  •  John Robinson  •  Elias McConnell

Gerry (2002) RT 61% / Audience 61%

DVD release: Nov 2003

Two friends named Gerry become lost in the desert after taking a wrong turn. Their attempts to find their way home only lead them into further trouble.  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Gus Van Sant
CAST:  Casey Affleck  •  Matt Damon

Last Days (2005) RT 57% / Audience 50%

DVD release: Oct 2005

The life and struggles of a notorious rock musician seeping into a pit of loneliness whose everyday life involves friends and family seeking financial aid and favors, inspired ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Music
DIRECTION:  Gus Van Sant
CAST:  Michael Pitt  •  Lukas Haas  •  Asia Argento  •  Scott Patrick Green

My Own Private Idaho (1991) RT 82% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Mar 2005

In this loose adaptation of Shakespeare's "Henry IV," Mike Waters is a gay hustler afflicted with narcolepsy. Scott Favor is the rebellious son of a mayor. Together, the two ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama
DIRECTION:  Gus Van Sant
CAST:  River Phoenix  •  Keanu Reeves  •  James Russo  •  William Richert

Paris, je t'aime (2006)

Olivier Assayas, Gus Van Sant, Wes Craven and Alfonso Cuaron are among the 20 distinguished directors who contribute to this collection of 18 stories, each exploring a ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Gérard Depardieu  •  Joel Coen  •  Ethan Coen  •  Wes Craven  •  Alfonso Cuarón  •  Alexander Payne  •  Tom Tykwer  •  Sylvain Chomet  •  Gus Van Sant  •  Vincenzo Natali  •  Richard LaGravenese  •  Isabel Coixet  •  Olivier Assayas  •  Walter Salles  •  Bruno Podalydès  •  Oliver Schmitz  •  Gurinder Chadha  •  Nobuhiro Suwa  •  Daniela Thomas  •  Frédéric Auburtin  •  Christopher Doyle
CAST:  Steve Buscemi  •  Axel Kiener  •  Julie Bataille  •  Bruno Podalydès

To Die For (1995)

Suzanne Stone wants to be a world-famous news anchor and she is willing to do anything to get what she wants. What she lacks in intelligence, she makes up for in cold ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Fantasy • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Gus Van Sant
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  Matt Dillon  •  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Casey Affleck

Finding Forrester (2000) RT 74% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Apr 2001

Gus Van Sant tells the story of a young African American man named Jamal who confronts his talents while living on the streets of the Bronx. He accidentally runs into an old ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Gus Van Sant
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Rob Brown  •  F. Murray Abraham  •  Anna Paquin

My New Friend (1987)

An older man becomes interested in a younger man.  (more)

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DIRECTION:  Gus Van Sant
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Promised Land (2012) RT 51% / Audience 46%

DVD release: Apr 2013

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.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Gus Van Sant
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  John Krasinski  •  Frances McDormand  •  Rosemarie DeWitt

My Own Private River (2011)

Unused footage from Gus Van Sant's 1991 film My Own Private Idaho is re-contextualized in James Franco's tribute to River Phoenix.  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama
DIRECTION:  James Franco  •  Gus Van Sant
CAST:  River Phoenix  •  Keanu Reeves  •  James Russo  •  Vana O'Brien

Thanksgiving Prayer (1991)

An indictment ballad of all the different political groups in America.  (more)

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DIRECTION:  Gus Van Sant
CAST:  William S. Burroughs

Restless (2011) RT 36% / Audience 48%

DVD release: Jan 2012

A powerful and emotional coming of age story, this remarkable tale is told with honesty and originality that will leave audiences moved. In the film, two outsiders, both ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Gus Van Sant
CAST:  Henry Hopper  •  Mia Wasikowska  •  Ryo Kase  •  Schuyler Fisk

The Discipline of DE (1982)

"The Discipline of D.E." is a short 16mm film directed by Gus Van Sant. It’s based on a story in “Exterminator!” by William Burroughs that at times reads like Buddhist noir: ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Western
DIRECTION:  Gus Van Sant
CAST:  David Worden  •  Frank Birney  •  Ken Shapiro  •  Tom Sherohman

8 (2008)

8 shorts centered around 8 themes directed by 8 famous film directors involved and sharing their opinion on progress, on the set-backs and the challenges our planet faces today.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Gael García Bernal  •  Jane Campion  •  Gaspar Noé  •  Gus Van Sant  •  Wim Wenders  •  Mira Nair  •  Jan Kounen  •  Abderrahmane Sissako
CAST:  Nigist Anteneh  •  Tefera Gizaw  •  Fekadu Kebede  •  Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson

Milk (2008) RT 94% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Mar 2009

The story of California's first openly gay elected official, Harvey Milk, who became an outspoken agent for change, seeking equal rights and opportunities for all. His great ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Gus Van Sant
CAST:  Sean Penn  •  Emile Hirsch  •  James Franco  •  Josh Brolin

To Each His Own Cinema (2007)

A collective film of 33 shorts directed by different directors about their feeling about cinema.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  David Lynch  •  Joel Coen  •  Ethan Coen  •  Wong Kar-Wai  •  Lars von Trier  •  Roman Polanski  •  Andrei Konchalovsky  •  Bille August  •  Tsai Ming-liang  •  Alejandro González Iñárritu  •  Manoel de Oliveira  •  David Cronenberg  •  Ken Loach  •  Jane Campion  •  Atom Egoyan  •  Amos Gitai  •  Gus Van Sant  •  Nanni Moretti  •  Aki Kaurismäki  •  Theo Angelopoulos  •  Wim Wenders  •  Olivier Assayas  •  Takeshi Kitano  •  Chen Kaige  •  Elia Suleiman  •  Walter Salles  •  Raymond Depardon  •  Raoul Ruiz  •  Abbas Kiarostami  •  Zhang Yimou  •  Hou Hsiao-hsien  •  Claude Lelouch  •  Jean-Pierre Dardenne  •  Luc Dardenne  •  Youssef Chahine  •  Michael Cimino
CAST:  Pegah Ahangarani  •  Leonid Alexeenko  •  Taraneh Alidoosti  •  Dàvi Alvarado