After making his way into the movie business in 1981, via a small role in The Dark End of the Street, Ben Affleck has built up a reputation as one of the most popular actors in film. His career has seen him take on a multitude of roles, in some of the most interesting films produced.
His pictures range from the thriller, Changing Lanes, to the superhero epic, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The actor has crossed genres multiple times, and has built up a legion of fans too.
But do you know the name of every Ben Affleck film? No? Not a problem!
In this post I am taking a look back at the film career of Ben Affleck, with a rundown of all his movies. I will be going through his films, decade-by-decade, to showcase all of the pictures in his back catalogue.
As noted above, Ben Affleck’s movie career started at a very young age in 1981, when he took a small role in the film, The Dark End of the Street. He followed this up with a part in the television movie Hands of a Stranger in 1987, before popping up as an uncredited extra in the Kevin Costner movie, Field of Dreams in 1989.
Affleck’s roles during this decade were few and far between, but the ’80s gave him a good foothold on the Hollywood ladder. His movies in the 1980s included:
- The Dark End of the Street (1981)
- Hands of a Stranger (1987)
- Field of Dreams (1989)*
Onto the 1990s now, and this is the decade in which Affleck started to gain some attention. He began the ’90s in the TV movie Daddy, before going on to appear in pictures such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dazed and Confused, Mall Rats, and Chasing Amy.
However it was the movie Good Will Hunting which really made all the difference. Not only did the actor appear in the movie, he also co-wrote it, and this elevated his star status once Good Will Hunting became such a hit with critics.
Affleck’s movies during the 1990s included:
- Daddy (1991)
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)*
- School Ties (1992)
- Dazed and Confused (1993)
- Glory Daze (1995)
- Mallrats (1995)
- Going All the Way (1997)
- Chasing Amy (1997)
- Good Will Hunting (1997)
- Phantoms (1998)
- Armageddon (1998)
- Shakespeare In Love (1998)
- 200 Cigarettes (1999)
- Forces of Nature (1999)
- Dogma (1999)
Moving into the 2000s, and with Affleck having found considerable success in the ’90s (specifically the late ’90s), he continued to push ahead with his screen career. Significant movies in this decade included Pearl Harbor, The Sum of All Fears, the Marvel movie Daredevil, and the George Reeves bio-pic, Hollywoodland.
Ben Affleck’s movies in the ’00s included:
- Boiler Room (2000)
- Reindeer Games (2000)
- Bounce (2000)
- Pearl Harbor (2001)
- Daddy and Them (2001)
- Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
- Changing Lanes (2002)
- The Sum of All Fears (2002)
- The Third Wheel (2002)
- Daredevil (2003)
- Gigli (2003)
- Paycheck (2003)
- Jersey Girl (2004)
- Surviving Christmas (2004)
- Man About Town (2006)
- Clerks II (2006)
- Hollywoodland (2006)
- Smokin’ Aces (2006)
- He’s Just Not That Into You (2009)
- State of Play (2009)
- Extract (2009)
Onto the 2010s and Affleck’s movie output showed no signs of slowing down. He began the decade with films such as The Company Men and Argo, before taking on parts in Runner Runner and Gone Girl.
And then in 2016, Affleck won the hearts of comic book fans, when he played the role of Batman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. He then continued this role in further comic book movies, including a small part in Suicide Squad.
Affleck’s movies during the 2010s included:
- The Company Men (2010)
- The Town (2010)
- Argo (2012)
- To the Wonder (2012)
- Runner Runner (2013)
- Gone Girl (2014)
- Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
- Suicide Squad (2016)*
- The Accountant (2016)
- Live by Night (2016)
- Justice League (2017)
- Triple Frontier (2019)
- Jay and Silent Bob Reboot (2019)
And finally, heading into the 2020s and with the actor still going strong with his career, new movies continue to pop up. He began the decade with The Last Thing He Wanted, before appearing in films including The Last Duel and The Tender Bar.
Affleck’s movies during 2020 include:
- The Last Thing He Wanted (2020)
- Finding the Way Back (2020)
- Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021)
- The Last Duel (2021)
- The Tender Bar (2021)
- Deep Water (2022)
- Clerks III (2022)
- Air (2023)
- Hypnotic (2023)
- The Flash (2023)
So, those are all of the Ben Affleck movies, but what are your favourites? Well, while you decide that, you may wish to know that many of his movies are available on DVD, including the excellent thriller, Changing Lanes.
If you’ve not watched Changing Lanes before, Affleck gets into a dispute over a traffic accident, with deadly consequences. The film co-stars Samuel L. Jackson and offers plenty of tension and suspense.
The Changing Lanes DVD is available from all good entertainment stockists, including Amazon US and Amazon UK.
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