Robin Williams was one of my all time favorite actors, and one with whose movies I grew up. I can only hope that the younger generations will give his movies a chance – some of them have aged REALLY well and are evergreen gems in my opinion.
And this is exactly what we’re going to talk about today: Robin Williams’ top 10 movies. You must watch and re-watch these movies, as I am sure you will absolutely love them.
All of these will prove his amazing acting skills (and, in most occasions, comedic genius). So, without further ado, let’s check out below the top 10 movies featuring Robin Williams, in no particular order.
1. Good Morning, Vietnam
An unorthodox and irreverent DJ begins to shake up things when he is assigned to the US Armed Services Radio station in Vietnam.
A film you will adore even today, although it was released back in 1987. Check it out on IMDB.
2. Dead Poets Society
Probably one of his best films, it tells the story of English teacher John Keating who inspires his students to a love of poetry and to seize the day.
Check it out on IMDB.
Probably not one of his best known movies, but one I really like for the emotional impact – a movie that shows just how much talent Robin Williams had.
The story goes like this: the victims of an encephalitis epidemic many years ago have been catatonic ever since, but now a new drug offers the prospect of reviving them. Find out more about the movie on IMDB.
4. The Fisher King
A former radio DJ, suicidally despondent because of a terrible mistake he made, finds redemption in helping a deranged homeless man who was an unwitting victim of that mistake. Check it out on IMDB.
5. Mrs. Doubtfire
I grew up watching and enjoying Mrs. Doubtfire, one of my favorite childhood comedies and a movie I return to over and over again.
After a bitter divorce, an actor disguises himself as a female housekeeper to spend time with his children held in custody by his former wife. Hilarious!
Again one favorite movie of my childhood and probably every kid who grew up watching it wanted the game to be real.
When two kids find and play a magical board game, they release a man trapped for decades in it and a host of dangers that can only be stopped by finishing the game.
I have to admit that the modern versions of the movie were highly enjoyable too, but Jumanji is the one I still hold dear to my heart – and always will.
7. Good Will Hunting
Another touching experience, and one of Williams’ best performances in my opinion. Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life.
8. What Dreams May Come
Again, another Robin Williams movie that I consider highly underrated and in case you haven’t seen it, do yourself a favor and watch it!
The story, to put it short, is like this: After dying in a car crash, a man searches the afterlife for his wife. Find our on IMDB.
9. Bicentennial Man
In the top 3 of my top 10 movies with Robin Williams, Bicentennial Man tells the story of an android who endeavors to become human as he gradually acquires emotions.
Not your regular Robin Williams movie, Insomnia’s story goes like this: Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn’t set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen. You can also check it out on IMDB.
Which is your favorite Robin Williams movie? Let us know by commenting below! And also make sure to check out my previous article where I share Robin Williams’ best quotes.