Though Boston has become a popular filming location recently -- thanks to 'The Departed' and a new movie studio in Plymouth -- one of the most iconic Boston films remains 'Good Will Hunting.'

The 1997 drama, directed by Gus Van Sant, was the first film written by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, then both unknowns.

The movie was shot on-location in the Boston area, but most of the university scenes were actually filmed in Toronto. One of the best scenes -- and a brilliant take on this country's education system -- was filmed in legendary South Boston bar Woody's L Street Tavern.
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