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The Best Tim Robbins Movies

Updated November 22, 2019 2.0k votes 375 voters 27.4k views59 items

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List of the best Tim Robbins movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Tim Robbins's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Tim Robbins movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Tim Robbins movies will be at the top of the list. Tim Robbins has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Tim Robbins movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Tim Robbins films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Tim Robbins role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Tim Robbins performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

List features films like The Gospel According to Jesus, Quarterback Princess and more!

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  • The Shawshank Redemption1
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    The Shawshank Redemption

    Morgan Freeman, Rita Hayworth

    Released1994

    Directed byFrank Darabont

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  • War of the Worlds2
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    War of the Worlds

    Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman

    Released2005

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    War of the Worlds is a 2005 American epic science fiction disaster film and a loose adaptation...  more

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  • Mystic River3
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    Mystic River

    Emmy Rossum, Sean Penn

    Released2003

    Directed byClint Eastwood

    Mystic River is a 2003 American mystery drama film directed and scored by Clint Eastwood. It...  more

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  • Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy4
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    Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

    Christina Applegate, Will Ferrell

    Released2004

    Directed byAdam McKay

    Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, or simply Anchorman, is a 2004 comedy film directed by...  more

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  • Howard the Duck5
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    Howard the Duck

    Tim Robbins, Jeffrey Jones

    Released1986

    Directed byWillard Huyck

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  • Arlington Road6
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    Arlington Road

    Jeff Bridges, Tim Robbins

    Released1999

    Directed byMark Pellington

    Arlington Road is a 1999 American mystery thriller film, which tells the story of a widowed...  more

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  • Jacob's Ladder7
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    Jacob's Ladder

    Macaulay Culkin, Tim Robbins

    Released1990

    Directed byAdrian Lyne

    Jacob's Ladder is a 1990 American psychological horror film directed by Adrian Lyne. A Vietnam...  more

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  • Bull Durham8
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    Bull Durham

    Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon

    Released1988

    Directed byRon Shelton

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  • The Player9
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    The Player

    Julia Roberts, Bruce Willis

    Released1992

    Directed byRobert Altman

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  • Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny10
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    Released2006

    Directed byLiam Lynch

    Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny is a 2006 American musical comedy film about comedy rock...  more
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  • Top Gun11
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    Top Gun

    Tom Cruise, Meg Ryan

    Released1986

    Directed byTony Scott

    Top Gun is a 1986 American action drama film directed by Tony Scott, and produced by Don...  more

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  • Catch a Fire12
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    Catch a Fire

    Tim Robbins, Derek Luke

    Released2006

    Directed byPhillip Noyce

    Catch a Fire is a 2006 biographical thriller film about activists against apartheid in South...  more
  • Nothing to Lose13
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    Nothing to Lose

    Kelly Preston, Tim Robbins

    Released1997

    Directed bySteve Oedekerk

    Nothing to Lose is a 1997 comedy film starring Martin Lawrence and Tim Robbins. The film was...  more

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  • Zathura14
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    Zathura

    Kristen Stewart, Josh Hutchersonm

    Released2005

    Directed byJon Favreau filmography

    Zathura: A Space Adventure is a 2005 American science fiction fantasy adventure film directed...  more

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  • Mission to Mars15
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    Mission to Mars

    Tim Robbins, Don Cheadle

    Released2000

    Directed byBrian De Palma

    Mission to Mars is a 2000 science fiction film directed by Brian De Palma. In 2020, a manned...  more

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  • The Hudsucker Proxy16
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    The Hudsucker Proxy

    Paul Newman, John Goodman

    Released1994

    Directed byEthan Coen, Joel Coen

    The Hudsucker Proxy is a 1994 screwball comedy film co-written, produced, and directed by Joel...  more

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  • Network17
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    Network

    Robert Duvall, Faye Dunaway

    Released1976

    Directed bySidney Lumet

    Network is a 1976 American satirical film written by Paddy Chayefsky and directed by Sidney...  more

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  • High Fidelity18
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    High Fidelity

    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bruce Springsteen

    Released2000

    Directed byStephen Frears

    High Fidelity is a 2000 American comedy-drama film directed by Stephen Frears and starring...  more

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  • Jungle Fever19
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    Jungle Fever

    Halle Berry, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released1991

    Directed bySpike Lee

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  • Short Cuts20
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    Short Cuts

    Robert Downey Jr., Julianne Moore

    Released1993

    Directed byRobert Altman

    Short Cuts is a 1993 American drama film directed by Robert Altman. Filmed from a screenplay...  more
  • Quarterback Princess21
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    Quarterback Princess

    Helen Hunt, Tim Robbins

    Released1983

    Directed byNoel Black

    Quarterback Princess is a 1983 fact-based drama film by 20th Century Fox that chronicles the...  more
  • Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me22
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    Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

    Elizabeth Hurley, Heather Graham

    Released1999

    Directed byJay Roach

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  • The Truth About Charlie23
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    The Truth About Charlie

    Mark Wahlberg, Thandie Newton

    Released2002

    Directed byJonathan Demme

    The Truth About Charlie is a 2002 remake of the 1963 classic film Charade. It is also an...  more

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  • The Lucky Ones24
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    The Lucky Ones

    Rachel McAdams, Tim Robbins

    Released2008

    Directed byNeil Burger

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  • Thanks for Sharing25
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    Thanks for Sharing

    Gwyneth Paltrow, P!nk

    Released2012

    Directed byStuart Blumberg

    Thanks for Sharing is a 2012 drama film written by Stuart Blumberg, Matt Winston and directed...  more