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Top 30+ Best Ben Affleck Movies of All Time, Ranked

Updated June 1, 2020 3.1k votes 571 voters 39.5k views

List RulesVote for what you think are the best Ben Affleck movies, regardless whether or not Matt Damon costarred.

The best Ben Affleck movies of all time prove that he’s one of the best actors and directors currently working. Since the ‘90s, Affleck has appeared in plenty of blockbusters and critically-acclaimed movies, earning billions at the box office. In fact, his lifetime box office gross exceeds $2.1 billion.

Born in Berkeley, California, Ben Affleck and his family relocated to Boston when he was two years old. A few short years later, he became friends with Matt Damon at the two eventually went on to co-write Good Will Hunting. His first movie as a leading man was Michael Bay’s 1998 action flick Armageddon. Following that film, the best Ben Afflect movies have typically featured him as a leading man.

The order of these top Ben Affleck movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Ben Affleck movies will be at the top of the list. Ben Affleck has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Ben Affleck movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Ben Affleck films to end the squabble once and for all.

So what are the best Ben Affleck movies of all time? Is it The Town or Batman v. Superman? See what fans have ranked as their favorite Ben Affleck movies below. Movie trailers have been included below if you want a preview of the film. If you think the best Ben Affleck role isn't at the top, then vote it up. Don’t see it listed? Add it so that others may vote for it. After all, this list of the best Ben Affleck movies should be as comprehensive as possible. 

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  • 1
    The Town
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    The Town

    Blake Lively, Ben Affleck

    Released2010

    Directed byBen Affleck

    The Town is a 2010 American drama film starring, co-written and directed by Ben Affleck. The... more on Wikipedia

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  • 2
    Argo
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    Argo

    Ben Affleck, John Goodman

    Released2012

    Directed byBen Affleck

    Argo is a 2012 American political thriller film directed by Ben Affleck. The film is adapted... more on Wikipedia

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  • 3
    The Accountant
    87
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    The Accountant

    Walton Goggins, Ray McKinnon

    Released2001

    Directed byRay McKinnon

    The Accountant is a 2001 American short comedy film directed by Ray McKinnon. It won an... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Gone Girl
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    Gone Girl

    Ben Affleck, Neil Patrick Harris

    Released2014

    Directed byDavid Fincher

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  • 5
    Good Will Hunting
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    Good Will Hunting

    Ben Affleck, Robin Williams

    Released1997

    Directed byGus Van Sant

    Good Will Hunting is a 1997 American drama film directed by Gus Van Sant, and starring Matt... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Armageddon
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    Armageddon

    Ben Affleck, Bruce Willis

    Released1998

    Directed byMichael Bay

    Armageddon is a 1998 American science fiction disaster thriller film, directed by Michael Bay,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 7
    Pearl Harbor
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    Pearl Harbor

    Kate Beckinsale, Jennifer Garner

    Released2001

    Directed byMichael Bay

    Pearl Harbor is a 2001 American war film with romance and action elements directed by Michael... more on Wikipedia

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  • 8
    Dazed and Confused
    57
    29

    Dazed and Confused

    Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich

    Released1993

    Directed byRichard Linklater

    Dazed and Confused is a 1993 coming of age comedy film written and directed by Richard... more on Wikipedia

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  • 9
    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
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    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill

    Released2016

    Directed byZack Snyder

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is a 2016 American superhero film directed by Zack Snyder,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 10
    Gone Baby Gone
    36
    9

    Gone Baby Gone

    Casey Affleck, Michelle Monaghan

    Released2007

    Directed byBen Affleck

    Gone Baby Gone is a 2007 American neo-noir mystery thriller film directed by Ben Affleck,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 11
    Mallrats
    47
    19

    Mallrats

    Ben Affleck, Shannen Doherty

    Released1995

    Directed byKevin Smith

    Mallrats is a 1995 American romantic comedy film written and directed by Kevin Smith. It is... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer
    50
    18

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    Ben Affleck, Hilary Swank

    Released1992

    Directed byFran Rubel Kuzui

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a 1992 American action/comedy horror film about a Valley girl... more on Wikipedia

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  • 13
    Dogma
    56
    27

    Dogma

    Ben Affleck, Matt Damon

    Released1999

    Directed byKevin Smith

    Dogma is a 1999 American comedy film written and directed by Kevin Smith. The existence of... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Chasing Amy
    58
    31

    Chasing Amy

    Ben Affleck, Matt Damon

    Released1997

    Directed byKevin Smith

    Chasing Amy is a 1997 American romantic comedy film written and directed by Kevin Smith. The... more on Wikipedia

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  • 15
    The Sum of All Fears
    44
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    The Sum of All Fears

    Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman

    Released2002

    Directed byPhil Alden Robinson

    The Sum of All Fears is a 2002 American action political thriller film directed by Phil Alden... more on Wikipedia

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  • 16
    State of Play
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    State of Play

    Rachel McAdams, Ben Affleck

    Released2009

    Directed byKevin Macdonald

    State of Play is a 2009 political thriller film. It is an adaptation of the six-part British... more on Wikipedia

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  • 17
    Changing Lanes
    42
    19

    Changing Lanes

    Ben Affleck, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released2002

    Directed byRoger Michell

    Changing Lanes is a 2002 drama-thriller film directed by Roger Michell and starring Ben... more on Wikipedia

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  • 18
    Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
    44
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    Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

    Ben Affleck, Matt Damon

    Released2001

    Directed byKevin Smith

    Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is a 2001 American comedy film directed, written by, and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 19
    Reindeer Games
    35
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    Reindeer Games

    Charlize Theron, Ben Affleck

    Released2000

    Directed byJohn Frankenheimer

    Reindeer Games is a 2000 action film film, directed by John Frankenheimer and starring Ben... more on Wikipedia

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  • 20
    Hollywoodland
    36
    16

    Hollywoodland

    Ben Affleck, Diane Lane

    Released2006

    Directed byAllen Coulter

    Hollywoodland is a 2006 American period detective film directed by Allen Coulter in his... more on Wikipedia

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  • 21
    Boiler Room
    33
    21

    Boiler Room

    Ben Affleck, Vin Diesel

    Released2000

    Directed byBen Younger

    Boiler Room is a 2000 American drama film written and directed by Ben Younger, and starring... more on Wikipedia

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  • 22
    Joseph: King of Dreams
    27
    12

    Joseph: King of Dreams

    Ben Affleck, Mark Hamill

    Released2000

    Directed byRob LaDuca, Robert C. Ramirez

    Joseph: King of Dreams is a 2000 American animated biblical musical family film and the only... more on Wikipedia

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  • 23
    School Ties
    25
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    School Ties

    Ben Affleck, Matt Damon

    Released1992

    Directed byRobert Mandel

    School Ties is a 1992 sports film directed by Robert Mandel starring Brendan Fraser, Matt... more on Wikipedia

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  • 24
    Daredevil
    42
    30

    Daredevil

    Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck

    Released2003

    Directed byMark Steven Johnson

    Daredevil is a 2003 American neo-noir superhero film written and directed by Mark Steven... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Paycheck
    36
    21

    Paycheck

    Ben Affleck, Uma Thurman

    Released2003

    Directed byJohn Woo

    Paycheck is a 2003 sci-fi thriller film based on the short story of the same name by science... more on Wikipedia

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