Watchworthy

The Best Tim Robbins Movies 

Reference
Updated November 22, 2019 1.6k votes 368 voters 27.1k views 59 items

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

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!

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Tim Robbins movies?" and "What are the greatest Tim Robbins roles of all time?"

Tim Robbins is no stranger to working with popular directors, including Steven Spielberg, Robert Altman and Brian De Palma. If Tim Robbins movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by Paul Giamatti and Ted Danson too.

Data-driven recommendations based on voting from over 40 million monthly visits to Ranker. Try the free app
list ordered by
1
The Shawshank Redemption... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tim Robbins Movies
Morgan Freeman, Rita Hayworth, Tim Robbins

Released: 1994

Directed by: Frank Darabont

The Shawshank Redemption is a 1994 American drama film written and directed by Frank Darabont and starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman. Adapted from the Stephen King novella Rita Hayworth and ...more

More The Shawshank Redemption 

The Best 'Shawshank Redemption' Quotes Will Set You Free #1 of 367 The Best Movies Based On Books #10 of 349 'Old' Movies Every Young Person Needs To Watch In Their Lifetime

2
Ranker Video
Emmy Rossum, Sean Penn, Kevin Bacon

Released: 2003

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Mystic River is a 2003 American mystery drama film directed and scored by Clint Eastwood. It stars Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon, Laurence Fishburne, Marcia Gay Harden, and Laura Linney. ...more

More Mystic River 

#20 of 253 The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time #446 of 581 The Greatest Film Scores of All Timelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

3
Ranker Video
Jeff Bridges, Tim Robbins, Joan Cusack

Released: 1999

Directed by: Mark Pellington

Arlington Road is a 1999 American mystery thriller film, which tells the story of a widowed George Washington University professor who suspects his new neighbors are involved in terrorism and ...more

More Arlington Road 

#43 of 58 The Best Movies Where the Bad Guy Wins #61 of 70 25+ Great Movies That Have a Ticking Clock #129 of 214 The Best R-Rated Crime Thriller Movies

4
Jacob's Ladder is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tim Robbins Movies
Macaulay Culkin, Tim Robbins, Jason Alexander

Released: 1990

Directed by: Adrian Lyne

Jacob's Ladder is a 1990 American psychological horror film directed by Adrian Lyne, written and produced by Bruce Joel Rubin and starring Tim Robbins, Elizabeth Peña and Danny Aiello. ...more

More Jacob's Ladder 

#46 of 253 The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time #116 of 852 The Best Horror Movies Of All Time #16 of 24 The Best Movies with Twist Endings

5
Ranker Video
Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins

Released: 1988

Directed by: Ron Shelton

Bull Durham is a 1988 American romantic comedy sports film. It is partly based upon the minor league experiences of writer/director Ron Shelton and depicts the players and fans of the Durham ...more

More Bull Durham 

#190 of 1,211 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time #365 of 802 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made #301 of 1,027 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

6
Ranker Video
Tom Cruise, Meg Ryan, Val Kilmer

Released: 1986

Directed by: Tony Scott

Top Gun is a 1986 American action drama film directed by Tony Scott, and produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, in association with Paramount Pictures. The screenplay was written by Jim ...more

More Top Gun 

Everything You Don't Know About The Making Of 'Top Gun' #1,807 of 3,542 The Greatest Albums of All-Timelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

7
Ranker Video
Kelly Preston, Tim Robbins, Martin Lawrence

Released: 1997

Directed by: Steve Oedekerk

Nothing to Lose is a 1997 comedy film starring Martin Lawrence and Tim Robbins. The film was directed by Steve Oedekerk who also wrote the film and made a cameo appearance as a lip-synching ...more
8
Ranker Video
Julia Roberts, Bruce Willis, Whoopi Goldberg

Released: 1992

Directed by: Robert Altman

The Player is a 1992 American satirical film directed by Robert Altman from a screenplay by Michael Tolkin based on his own 1988 novel of the same name. It is the story of Hollywood studio ...more

More The Player 

#333 of 349 'Old' Movies Every Young Person Needs To Watch In Their Lifetime #352 of 493 The Funniest '90s Movies #187 of 280 The Best Whodunit Movies

9
Ranker Video
Paul Newman, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi

Released: 1994

Directed by: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

The Hudsucker Proxy is a 1994 screwball comedy film co-written, produced, and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. Sam Raimi co-wrote the script and served as second unit director. The film stars ...more

More The Hudsucker Proxy 

#284 of 349 'Old' Movies Every Young Person Needs To Watch In Their Lifetime #545 of 1,211 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time #215 of 493 The Funniest '90s Movies

10
High Fidelity is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Tim Robbins Movies
Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bruce Springsteen, Jack Black

Released: 2000

Directed by: Stephen Frears

High Fidelity is a 2000 American comedy-drama film directed by Stephen Frears and starring John Cusack and Iben Hjejle. The film is based on the 1995 British novel of the same name by Nick ...more

More High Fidelity 

#16 of 210 The Best Movies About Music #148 of 367 The Best Movies Based On Books #909 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies

11
Ranker Video
Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Channing Tatum

Released: 2005

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

War of the Worlds is a 2005 American epic science fiction disaster film and a loose adaptation of H. G. Wells's novel The War of the Worlds, directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Josh ...more

More War of the Worlds 

#146 of 367 The Best Movies Based On Books #46 of 191 The Best Alien Movies Ever Made #959 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies

12
Ranker Video
Elizabeth Hurley, Heather Graham, Will Ferrell

Released: 1999

Directed by: Jay Roach

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me is a 1999 action comedy film and the second film in the Austin Powers series. It is preceded by the original film, Austin Powers: International Man of ...more

More Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me 

The Best Characters in the Austin Power Movies, Ranked #66 of 1,211 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Timelisted on The 50 Highest Grossing '90s Movies, Ranked

13
Ranker Video
Robin Williams, Tim Robbins, Fran Drescher

Released: 1990

Directed by: Roger Donaldson

Cadillac Man is a 1990 comedy film directed by Roger Donaldson, starring Robin Williams and Tim Robbins.

More Cadillac Man 

#844 of 1,210 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time #74 of 100 Movies Turning 30 In 2020listed on Movies Set in Brooklyn

14
Ranker Video
Susan Sarandon, Jack Black, Helen Hunt

Released: 1992

Directed by: Tim Robbins

Bob Roberts is a 1992 satirical mockumentary film written, directed by and starring Tim Robbins. It tells the rise of Bob Roberts, a right-wing politician who is a candidate for an upcoming ...more

More Bob Roberts 

#30 of 55 The Funniest Movies About Politics #452 of 493 The Funniest '90s Movies #96 of 323 The Best Political Films Ever Made

15
Ranker Video
Tim Robbins, Crispin Glover, William S. Burroughs

Released: 1989

Directed by: Michael Almereyda

Twister is a 1989 comedy film starring Suzy Amis, Crispin Glover, Harry Dean Stanton, and Dylan McDermott. It was shot in Wichita, Kansas.
16
Ranker Video
Christina Applegate, Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller

Released: 2004

Directed by: Adam McKay

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, or simply Anchorman, is a 2004 comedy film directed by Adam McKay, produced by Judd Apatow, starring Will Ferrell, and written by McKay and Ferrell. The ...more

More Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy 

#225 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #34 of 1,211 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time #11 of 1,027 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

17
Ranker Video
Meg Ryan, Tim Robbins, Stephen Fry

Released: 1994

Directed by: Fred Schepisi

I.Q. is a 1994 American romantic comedy film directed by Fred Schepisi and starring Tim Robbins, Meg Ryan, and Walter Matthau. The original music score was composed by Jerry Goldsmith. The film ...more

More I.Q. 

#290 of 493 The Funniest '90s Movies #62 of 73 The Best Movies Released Christmas Day #177 of 385 The Greatest Romantic Comedies Of All Time

18
Ranker Video
Tim Robbins, Ryan Phillippe, Claire Forlani

Released: 2001

Directed by: Peter Howitt

Antitrust is a 2001 thriller film written by Howard Franklin and directed by Peter Howitt. Antitrust portrays young idealistic programmers and a large corporation that offers significant money, ...more

More Antitrust 

#84 of 94 The Worst January Movie Releases #38 of 41 The Greatest Movies About Making Moneylisted on The Very Best Movies About Hackers

19
Ranker Video
Tim Robbins, Jeffrey Jones, Lea Thompson

Released: 1986

Directed by: Willard Huyck

Howard the Duck is a 1986 American science fiction comedy film directed by Willard Huyck and starring Lea Thompson, Tim Robbins, and Jeffrey Jones. Produced by Gloria Katz and George Lucas and ...more

More Howard the Duck 

'Howard the Duck' Is The Weird Fever Dream Predecessor To All Your Favorite MCU Movies #160 of 187 The Best Superhero Movies Ever Made #98 of 186 The Greatest Comic Book Movies of All Time

20
Ranker Video
Tim Robbins, Don Cheadle, Gary Sinise

Released: 2000

Directed by: Brian De Palma

Mission to Mars is a 2000 science fiction film directed by Brian De Palma from an original screenplay written by Jim Thomas, John Thomas, and Graham Yost. In 2020, a manned Mars exploration ...more

More Mission to Mars 

#94 of 191 The Best Alien Movies Ever Made #1,103 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #12 of 35 The Best Movies About Astronauts & Realistic Space Travel

21
Ranker Video
Robert Duvall, Faye Dunaway, William Holden

Released: 1976

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Network is a 1976 American satirical film written by Paddy Chayefsky and directed by Sidney Lumet, about a fictional television network, UBS, and its struggle with poor ratings. The film stars ...more

More Network 

#844 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #778 of 1,211 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Timelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

22
Ranker Video
Cradle Will Rock Bill Murray, Susan Sarandon, Jack Black

Released: 1999

Directed by: Tim Robbins

Cradle Will Rock is a 1999 drama film written, directed, and produced by Tim Robbins. The film fictionalizes the true events that surrounded the production of the 1937 musical The Cradle Will ...more
23
Ranker Video
Halle Berry, Samuel L. Jackson, Queen Latifah

Released: 1991

Directed by: Spike Lee

Jungle Fever is a 1991 American romance drama film written, produced, and directed by Spike Lee, starring Wesley Snipes and Annabella Sciorra. It was Lee's fifth feature-length film. The film ...more

More Jungle Fever 

#86 of 729 The Best Black Movies Ever Made, Ranked #1,163 of 1,211 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time #47 of 54 The Best Black Romance Movies, Ranked

24
Ranker Video
Robert Downey Jr., Julianne Moore, Tim Robbins

Released: 1993

Directed by: Robert Altman

Short Cuts is a 1993 American drama film directed by Robert Altman. Filmed from a screenplay by Altman and Frank Barhydt, it is inspired by nine short stories and a poem by Raymond Carver. ...more

More Short Cuts 

#1,642 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #365 of 493 The Funniest '90s Movies #1,155 of 1,210 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

25
Ranker Video
Tim Robbins, Tracy Scoggins, Cleavon Little

Released: 1984

Directed by: David Fisher

Toy Soldiers is a 1984 action film shot in Mexico that stars Jason Miller, Cleavon Little, Tim Robbins and Terri Garber. It was written and directed by David Andrew Fisher, who wrote and ...more