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The Best Ever Robin Williams Movies

Updated March 15, 2021 53.5k votes 10.4k voters 800.5k views63 items

List RulesVote for your favorite movies, regardless of critic reviews or how big the role was.

Celebrate the actor's memory with this list of the best Robin Williams movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Robin Williams' highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, but the order of this top Robin Williams movies list is decided by how many votes they receive, so only hist most highly rated films will be at the top of the list.

If you and a friend are arguing about what the greatest Robin Williams movie of all time is, then use this list to end the squabble once and for all. If you think his best role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Robin Williams performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

This list is made up of films like Mrs. Doubtfire and Good Will Hunting, and answers the questions, "What are the best Robin Williams movies?" and "What are the greatest Robin Williams roles of all time?"

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    Aladdin

    Robin Williams, Gilbert Gottfried

    Character: Genie and Peddler (Voices)

    Awards: Golden Globe Award for Achievement

    Aladdin is a 1992 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature...  more

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    Mrs. Doubtfire

    Robin Williams, Pierce Brosnan

    Character: Daniel Hillard / Euphegenia Doubtfire

    Awards: Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy Film

    Mrs. Doubtfire is a 1993 American comedy-drama film directed by Chris Columbus, based on the...  more

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    Good Morning, Vietnam

    Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker

    Character: Adrian Cronauer

    Awards: Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy Film

    Good Morning, Vietnam is a 1987 American comedy film written by Mitch Markowitz and directed...  more

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    Good Will Hunting

    Ben Affleck, Robin Williams

    Character: Sean Maguire

    Awards: Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor

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

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    Dead Poets Society

    Robin Williams, Ethan Hawke

    Character: John Keating

    Dead Poets Society is a 1989 American drama film written by Tom Schulman, directed by Peter...  more

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    Jumanji

    Kirsten Dunst, Robin Williams

    Character: Alan Parrish

    Jumanji is a 1995 American fantasy adventure film directed by Joe Johnston. It is an...  more

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    Patch Adams

    Robin Williams, Philip Seymour Hoffman

    Character: Patch Adams

    Patch Adams is a 1998 semi-biographical comedy-drama film starring Robin Williams, Monica...  more

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    Hook

    Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman

    Character: Peter Panning / Peter Pan

    Hook is a 1991 American fantasy adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg, based on Peter...  more

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    The Birdcage

    Robin Williams, Gene Hackman

    Character: Armand Goldman

    The Birdcage is a 1996 American comedy film directed by Mike Nichols, and a remake of the 1978...  more

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    Night at the Museum

    Robin Williams, Ben Stiller

    Character: Theodore Roosevelt

    Night at the Museum is a 2006 American fantasy adventure-comedy film based on the 1993...  more

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    Awakenings

    Robert De Niro, Robin Williams

    Character: Dr. Malcolm Sayer

    Awakenings is a 1990 American drama film based on Oliver Sacks' 1973 memoir of the same title....  more

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    Jack

    Jennifer Lopez, Robin Williams

    Character: Jack Powell

    Jack is a 1996 American comedy-drama film starring Robin Williams, Diane Lane, Jennifer Lopez,...  more

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    What Dreams May Come

    Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr.

    Character: Chris Nielsen

    What Dreams May Come is a 1998 American fantasy drama film, starring Robin Williams, Cuba...  more

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    Happy Feet

    Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman

    Character: Ramon and Lovelace (Voices)

    Happy Feet is a 2006 Australian-American computer-animated musical family film, directed,...  more

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    The Fisher King

    Robin Williams, Jeff Bridges

    Character: Henry "Parry" Sagan

    Awards: Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy Film

    The Fisher King is a 1991 American comedy-drama film written by Richard LaGravenese and...  more

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    Character: Theodore Roosevelt

    Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian is a 2009 American adventure comedy film...  more
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    Bicentennial Man

    Robin Williams, Sam Neill

    Character: Andrew Martin

    Bicentennial Man is a 1999 American science fiction family comedy-drama film starring Robin...  more

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    #118 of 197 The Biggest Tearjerker Movies of All Time#6 of 15 What '90s Movies Thought The Next 20 Years Would Look Like

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    Flubber

    Robin Williams, Marcia Gay Harden

    Character: Professor Philip Brainard

    Flubber is a 1997 comedy film and a remake of The Absent-Minded Professor, directed by Les...  more

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    FernGully: The Last Rainforest

    Robin Williams, Tim Curry

    Character: Batty Koda (Voice)

    FernGully: The Last Rainforest is a 1992 Australian-American animated fantasy environmental...  more

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    Insomnia

    Al Pacino, Robin Williams

    Character: Walter Finch

    Insomnia is a 2002 American thriller film directed by Christopher Nolan, and starring Al...  more

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    The World According to Garp

    Robin Williams, Glenn Close

    Character: T.S. Garp

    The World According to Garp is 1982 American comedy-drama film directed by George Roy Hill and...  more

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    Robots

    Halle Berry, Robin Williams

    Character: Fender (Voice)

    Robots is a 2005 American computer animated science fiction comedy film produced by Blue Sky...  more

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    RV

    Robin Williams, Kristin Chenoweth

    Character: Bob Munro

    RV is a 2006 American road comedy film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, produced by Lucy Fisher...  more

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    Popeye

    Robin Williams, Linda Hunt

    Character: Popeye

    Popeye is a 1980 American musical comedy film, directed by Robert Altman and is a live-action...  more

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    One Hour Photo

    Robin Williams, Connie Nielsen

    Character: Seymour "Sy" Parrish

    One Hour Photo is a 2002 American psychological thriller film written and directed by Mark...  more

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