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The Best Ever Robin Williams Movies

Updated March 3, 2020 53.3k votes 10.3k voters 800.2k 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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  • Good Will Hunting1
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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

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  • Aladdin2
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    Aladdin

    Robin Williams, Gilbert Gottfried

    Released1992

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

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

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  • Good Morning, Vietnam3
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    Good Morning, Vietnam

    Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker

    Released1987

    Directed byBarry Levinson

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

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  • Mrs. Doubtfire4
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    Mrs. Doubtfire

    Robin Williams, Pierce Brosnan

    Released1993

    Directed byChris Columbus, Chuck Jones

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

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  • Dead Poets Society5
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    Dead Poets Society

    Robin Williams, Ethan Hawke

    Released1989

    Directed byPeter Weir

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

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  • Jumanji6
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    Jumanji

    Kirsten Dunst, Robin Williams

    Released1995

    Directed byJoe Johnston

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

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  • Hook7
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    Hook

    Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman

    Released1991

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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

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  • Patch Adams8
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    Patch Adams

    Robin Williams, Philip Seymour Hoffman

    Released1998

    Directed byTom Shadyac

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

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  • Night at the Museum9
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    Night at the Museum

    Robin Williams, Ben Stiller

    Released2006

    Directed byShawn Levy

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

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  • The Birdcage10
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    The Birdcage

    Robin Williams, Gene Hackman

    Released1996

    Directed byMike Nichols

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

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  • Awakenings11
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    Awakenings

    Robert De Niro, Robin Williams

    Released1990

    Directed byPenny Marshall

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

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  • The Fisher King12
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    The Fisher King

    Robin Williams, Jeff Bridges

    Released1991

    Directed byTerry Gilliam

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

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  • Jack13
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    Jack

    Jennifer Lopez, Robin Williams

    Released1996

    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

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

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  • Happy Feet14
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    Happy Feet

    Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman

    Released2006

    Directed byJudy Morris, George Miller, Warren Coleman

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

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  • What Dreams May Come15
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    What Dreams May Come

    Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr.

    Released1998

    Directed byVincent Ward

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

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  • Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian16
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    Released2009

    Directed byShawn Levy

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

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  • Bicentennial Man17
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    Bicentennial Man

    Robin Williams, Sam Neill

    Released1999

    Directed byChris Columbus

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

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  • Flubber18
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    Flubber

    Robin Williams, Marcia Gay Harden

    Released1997

    Directed byLes Mayfield

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

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  • Insomnia19
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    Insomnia

    Al Pacino, Robin Williams

    Released2002

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

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

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  • FernGully: The Last Rainforest20
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    FernGully: The Last Rainforest

    Robin Williams, Tim Curry

    Released1992

    Directed byBill Kroyer

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

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    #44 of 542 The Best Animated Films Ever#65 of 80 Animated Movies That Make You Cry The Most

  • The World According to Garp21
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    The World According to Garp

    Robin Williams, Glenn Close

    Released1982

    Directed byGeorge Roy Hill

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

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  • Robots22
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    Robots

    Halle Berry, Robin Williams

    Released2005

    Directed byChris Wedge, Carlos Saldanha

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

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  • Popeye23
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    Popeye

    Robin Williams, Linda Hunt

    Released1980

    Directed byRobert Altman

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

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  • RV24
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    RV

    Robin Williams, Kristin Chenoweth

    Released2006

    Directed byBarry Sonnenfeld

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

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  • One Hour Photo25
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    One Hour Photo

    Robin Williams, Connie Nielsen

    Released2002

    Directed byMark Romanek

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

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