The Best Tim Robbins Movies 

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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.

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"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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Tom Cruise, Meg Ryan, Val Kilmer

Released: 1986

Directed by: Tony Scott

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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
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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

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Paul Newman, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi

Released: 1994

Directed by: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

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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

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Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Channing Tatum

Released: 2005

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

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Elizabeth Hurley, Heather Graham, Will Ferrell

Released: 1999

Directed by: Jay Roach

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Robin Williams, Tim Robbins, Fran Drescher

Released: 1990

Directed by: Roger Donaldson

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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

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Tim Robbins, Crispin Glover, William S. Burroughs

Released: 1989

Directed by: Michael Almereyda

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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

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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

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Tim Robbins, Ryan Phillippe, Claire Forlani

Released: 2001

Directed by: Peter Howitt

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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

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Tim Robbins, Don Cheadle, Gary Sinise

Released: 2000

Directed by: Brian De Palma

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Released: 1976

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

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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
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Halle Berry, Samuel L. Jackson, Queen Latifah

Released: 1991

Directed by: Spike Lee

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Robert Downey Jr., Julianne Moore, Tim Robbins

Released: 1993

Directed by: Robert Altman

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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