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The Best Ever Robin Williams Movies

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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?"


  • 1


    Robin Williams, Gilbert Gottfried


    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

    Character: Genie and Peddler (Voices)

    Awards: Golden Globe Award for Achievement

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  • 2

    Mrs. Doubtfire

    Robin Williams, Pierce Brosnan


    Directed byChris Columbus, Chuck Jones

    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 novel Alias Madame Doubtfire by Anne Fine. A recently divorced actor (Robin Williams) decides to dress up...  more

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  • 3

    Good Will Hunting

    Ben Affleck, Robin Williams


    Directed byGus Van Sant

    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 Damon, Robin Williams, Ben Affleck, Minnie Driver and Stellan Skarsgård. Written by Affleck and Damon, and...  more

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  • 4

    Good Morning, Vietnam

    Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker


    Directed byBarry Levinson

    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 by Barry Levinson. Set in Saigon in 1965, during Vietnam, the film stars Robin Williams as a radio DJ on...  more

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  • 5

    Dead Poets Society

    Robin Williams, Ethan Hawke


    Directed byPeter Weir

    Character: John Keating

    Dead Poets Society is a 1989 American drama film written by Tom Schulman, directed by Peter Weir and starring Robin Williams. Set at the conservative and aristocratic Welton Academy in the northeast...  more

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  • 6


    Kirsten Dunst, Robin Williams


    Directed byJoe Johnston

    Character: Alan Parrish

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  • 7

    Patch Adams

    Robin Williams, Philip Seymour Hoffman


    Directed byTom Shadyac

    Character: Patch Adams

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  • 8


    Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman


    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    Character: Peter Panning / Peter Pan

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  • 9

    The Birdcage

    Robin Williams, Gene Hackman


    Directed byMike Nichols

    Character: Armand Goldman

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  • 10

    Night at the Museum

    Robin Williams, Ben Stiller


    Directed byShawn Levy

    Character: Theodore Roosevelt

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  • 11


    Robert De Niro, Robin Williams


    Directed byPenny Marshall

    Character: Dr. Malcolm Sayer

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  • 12


    Jennifer Lopez, Robin Williams


    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

    Character: Jack Powell

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  • 13

    What Dreams May Come

    Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr.


    Directed byVincent Ward

    Character: Chris Nielsen

    What Dreams May Come is a 1998 American fantasy drama film, starring Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr., Annabella Sciorra and Max von Sydow. The film is based on the 1978 novel of the same name by...  more

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  • 14

    Happy Feet

    Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman


    Directed byJudy Morris, George Miller, Warren Coleman

    Character: Ramon and Lovelace (Voices)

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  • 15

    Bicentennial Man

    Robin Williams, Sam Neill


    Directed byChris Columbus

    Character: Andrew Martin

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  • 16


    Directed byShawn Levy

    Character: Theodore Roosevelt

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  • 17

    The Fisher King

    Robin Williams, Jeff Bridges


    Directed byTerry Gilliam

    Character: Henry "Parry" Sagan

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

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  • 18


    Robin Williams, Marcia Gay Harden


    Directed byLes Mayfield

    Character: Professor Philip Brainard

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  • 19

    The World According to Garp

    Robin Williams, Glenn Close


    Directed byGeorge Roy Hill

    Character: T.S. Garp

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  • 20


    Al Pacino, Robin Williams


    Directed byChristopher Nolan

    Character: Walter Finch

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  • 21

    FernGully: The Last Rainforest

    Robin Williams, Tim Curry


    Directed byBill Kroyer

    Character: Batty Koda (Voice)

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  • 22


    Halle Berry, Robin Williams


    Directed byChris Wedge, Carlos Saldanha

    Character: Fender (Voice)

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  • 23


    Robin Williams, Kristin Chenoweth


    Directed byBarry Sonnenfeld

    Character: Bob Munro

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  • 24

    One Hour Photo

    Robin Williams, Connie Nielsen


    Directed byMark Romanek

    Character: Seymour "Sy" Parrish

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  • 25

    August Rush

    Robin Williams, Keri Russell


    Directed byKirsten Sheridan

    Character: Maxwell "Wizard" Wallace

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