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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?"

Steven Spielberg and Christopher Nolan are among those who have directed Robin Williams at one point or another during their careers in the film industry. If you're a fan of Robin Williams, then check out our lists of the best Billy Crystal and Will Smith movies as well.

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Mrs. Doubtfire is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Ever Robin Williams Movies
Robin Williams, Pierce Brosnan, Sally Field

Released: 1993

Directed by: Chris Columbus, Chuck Jones

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 ...more

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Aladdin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Ever Robin Williams Movies
Robin Williams, Gilbert Gottfried, Frank Welker

Released: 1992

Directed by: Ron Clements, John Musker

Aladdin is a 1992 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Aladdin is the 31st animated feature in the Walt Disney ...more

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Good Morning, Vietnam is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Ever Robin Williams Movies
Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, J. T. Walsh

Released: 1987

Directed by: Barry Levinson

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 ...more

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Good Will Hunting is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Ever Robin Williams Movies
Ben Affleck, Robin Williams, Matt Damon

Released: 1997

Directed by: Gus Van Sant

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 ...more

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Dead Poets Society is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Ever Robin Williams Movies
Robin Williams, Ethan Hawke, Lara Flynn Boyle

Released: 1989

Directed by: Peter Weir

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 ...more

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Jumanji is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Ever Robin Williams Movies
Kirsten Dunst, Robin Williams, Patricia Clarkson

Released: 1995

Directed by: Joe Johnston

Jumanji is a 1995 American fantasy adventure film directed by Joe Johnston. It is an adaptation of the 1981 children's book of the same name by Chris Van Allsburg. The film was directed by Joe ...more

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Hook is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Ever Robin Williams Movies
Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia Roberts, Robin Williams

Released: 1991

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Hook is a 1991 American fantasy adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg, based on Peter and Wendy by J. M. Barrie. When Captain Hook (Dustin Hoffman) kidnaps his children, an adult Peter Pan ...more

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Patch Adams is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Ever Robin Williams Movies
Robin Williams, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Monica Potter

Released: 1998

Directed by: Tom Shadyac

Patch Adams is a 1998 semi-biographical comedy-drama film starring Robin Williams, Monica Potter, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Bob Gunton. Directed by Tom Shadyac, it is based on the life story of ...more

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Night at the Museum is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Ever Robin Williams Movies
Robin Williams, Ben Stiller, Carla Gugino

Released: 2006

Directed by: Shawn Levy

Night at the Museum is a 2006 American fantasy adventure-comedy film based on the 1993 children's book of the same name by Milan Trenc. It follows a divorced father trying to settle down, ...more

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Awakenings is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Ever Robin Williams Movies
Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, Vin Diesel

Released: 1990

Directed by: Penny Marshall

Awakenings is a 1990 American drama film based on Oliver Sacks' 1973 memoir of the same title. It tells the true story of British neurologist Oliver Sacks, fictionalized as American Malcolm ...more

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The Birdcage is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Ever Robin Williams Movies
Robin Williams, Gene Hackman, Hank Azaria

Released: 1996

Directed by: Mike Nichols

The Birdcage is a 1996 American comedy film directed by Mike Nichols, and a remake of the 1978 Franco-Italian film La Cage aux Folles by Édouard Molinaro. A gay cabaret owner (Robin ...more

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What Dreams May Come is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Ever Robin Williams Movies
Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr., Max von Sydow

Released: 1998

Directed by: Vincent Ward

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 ...more

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Jack is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Ever Robin Williams Movies
Jennifer Lopez, Robin Williams, Diane Lane

Released: 1996

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

Jack is a 1996 American comedy-drama film starring Robin Williams, Diane Lane, Jennifer Lopez, Fran Drescher, Bill Cosby, and Brian Kerwin. It was directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Williams ...more

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Happy Feet is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Ever Robin Williams Movies
Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, Robin Williams

Released: 2006

Directed by: Judy Morris, George Miller, Warren Coleman

Happy Feet is a 2006 Australian-American computer-animated musical family film, directed, produced and co-written by George Miller. It was produced at Sydney-based visual effects and animation ...more

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Night at the Museum: Bat... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Ever Robin Williams Movies
Amy Adams, Robin Williams, Ben Stiller

Released: 2009

Directed by: Shawn Levy

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The Fisher King is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Ever Robin Williams Movies
Robin Williams, Jeff Bridges, Tom Waits

Released: 1991

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

The Fisher King is a 1991 American comedy-drama film written by Richard LaGravenese and directed by Terry Gilliam. It stars Robin Williams and Jeff Bridges, with Mercedes Ruehl, Amanda Plummer, ...more

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Bicentennial Man is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Ever Robin Williams Movies
Robin Williams, Sam Neill, Oliver Platt

Released: 1999

Directed by: Chris Columbus

Bicentennial Man is a 1999 American science fiction family comedy-drama film starring Robin Williams. Based on the novel The Positronic Man, co-written by Isaac Asimov and Robert Silverberg, ...more

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Flubber is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Ever Robin Williams Movies
Robin Williams, Marcia Gay Harden, Wil Wheaton

Released: 1997

Directed by: Les Mayfield

Flubber is a 1997 comedy film and a remake of The Absent-Minded Professor, directed by Les Mayfield. The film was produced by Walt Disney Pictures, and stars Robin Williams, Marcia Gay Harden, ...more

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The World According to G... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Ever Robin Williams Movies
Robin Williams, Glenn Close, John Lithgow

Released: 1982

Directed by: George Roy Hill

The World According to Garp is 1982 American comedy-drama film directed by George Roy Hill and starring Robin Williams in the title role. It is based on the novel of the same title by John ...more

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Insomnia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Ever Robin Williams Movies
Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank

Released: 2002

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Insomnia is a 2002 American thriller film directed by Christopher Nolan, and starring Al Pacino, Robin Williams and Hilary Swank. It tells the story of two Los Angeles homicide detectives ...more

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RV is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Ever Robin Williams Movies
Robin Williams, Kristin Chenoweth, Josh Hutchersonm

Released: 2006

Directed by: Barry Sonnenfeld

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Robots is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Ever Robin Williams Movies
Halle Berry, Robin Williams, Amanda Bynes

Released: 2005

Directed by: Chris Wedge, Carlos Saldanha

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FernGully: The Last Rain... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Ever Robin Williams Movies
Robin Williams, Tim Curry, Christian Slater

Released: 1992

Directed by: Bill Kroyer

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One Hour Photo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Ever Robin Williams Movies
Robin Williams, Connie Nielsen, Clark Gregg

Released: 2002

Directed by: Mark Romanek

One Hour Photo is a 2002 American psychological thriller film written and directed by Mark Romanek and starring Robin Williams, Connie Nielsen, Michael Vartan, Gary Cole, and Eriq La Salle. ...more

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Popeye is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Ever Robin Williams Movies
Robin Williams, Linda Hunt, Dennis Franz

Released: 1980

Directed by: Robert Altman

Popeye is a 1980 American musical comedy film, directed by Robert Altman and is a live-action film adaptation of E. C. Segar's Thimble Theatre aka Popeye comic strip. It stars Robin Williams as ...more

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