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5 Amazing Movies Starring Robin Williams

Updated on February 22, 2018
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Madison is a stay-at-home mom and a freelance writer. She received her B.A. in English from BYU-Idaho and she enjoys crafting and baking.

Robin Williams

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About Robin Williams

Robin Williams was an actor, a stand-up comedian, the voice for several animated movie characters, a film producer, as well as a screenwriter. Williams was actually accepted (one of only 20 students) into Julliard in 1973 and he was then accepted into the Advanced Program at the school. Williams was married three times and had three children.

At the still young age of 63, this iconic comedian left this world a less happy place. He will live on in many forms - including movies and I wanted to list my favorites.

In This Article

  • About Robin Williams
  • 5 Amazing Movies
  1. Aladdin
  2. The Dead Poet’s Society
  3. Hook
  4. Jumanji
  5. Flubber
  • Awards
  • In Memory

Movies

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5 Amazing Movies

To show my love and my sadness at his passing I have decided to honor some of his work by making a list of some of my very favorite movies that feature Robin Williams and or his voice. I have chosen movies that I believe were inspiring and or funny because those are the two qualities I think of when I think of Robin Williams.

Aladdin

Aladdin, Robin Williams as the voice of the Genie
Aladdin, Robin Williams as the voice of the Genie | Source

1. Aladdin

This fun animated Disney movie about a young poor boy who dreams of bigger and better things and finds his dream come true in the form of a Genie and three wishes is one of my favorite Robin Williams movies. Robin Williams plays the voice of the overly loud, dramatic, fun, and eccentric Genie who comes with the simple rub of a lamp. Genie is the loud fun character but he is also the voice of reason, the one who tries to warn Aladdin when he tries to be (become) something he is not. The best part of Robin Williams in this movie, in my opinion, is the Genie’s song and the many different voices he makes while doing the voice for that character.

The Dead Poets Society

The Dead Poets Society, starring Robin Williams
The Dead Poets Society, starring Robin Williams | Source

2. The Dead Poets Society

The Dead Poets Society is a truly inspiring movie about the power of the written word, young minds, and poetry. Some of my favorite Robin Williams lines from this movie include:

  • No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.
  • Carpe diem, seize the day boys, make your lives extraordinary.
  • Now in this class you can either call me Mr. Keating, or if you're slightly more daring, O Captain my Captain.
  • We're not laughing at you - we're laughing near you.
  • But only in their dreams can men be truly free. 'Twas always thus, and always thus will be.
  • Boys, you must strive to find your own voice. Because the longer you wait to begin, the less likely you are to find it at all. Thoreau said, "Most men lead lives of quiet desperation." Don't be resigned to that. Break out!

A Yawp

Hook

Hook, starring Robin Williams as Peter Pan
Hook, starring Robin Williams as Peter Pan | Source

3. Hook

This movie is sure to touch your inner child, it proves that even adults can have fun and find the child within themselves all over again. Robin Williams plays an overly busy business man who has no time for his children, has his children stolen by Captain Hook and discovers that he is the only one who can save them because he was and is Peter Pan. Peter must again learn to believe in himself and believe in the power of happy thoughts as he rediscovers himself and finds his inner child.

Peter Pan (Robin Williams) Meets Rufio

Jumanji

Robin Williams Stars in Jumanji
Robin Williams Stars in Jumanji | Source

4. Jumanji

This one of a kind movie has Robin Williams as the main character as he and two children and his childhood best friend try to defeat a game that comes to life as they play. Jumanji is a dangerous board game that must be played to completion if the players ever hope to get life to go back to normal.

Jumanji Trailer

Flubber

Robin Williams stars in Flubber
Robin Williams stars in Flubber | Source

5. Flubber

Robin Williams plays an eccentric and forgetful professor/inventor who discovers/creates a fascinating little green blob that he calls Flubber. Throughout the movie he discovers new and fascinating ways to use Flubber for different inventions and also finds a way to use it with his relationships.

Flubber Trailer

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Awards

Robin Williams was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor three times and he received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the movie Good Will Hunting. He also received two Emmy Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, five Grammy Awards, and four Golden Globe Awards.

In Memory

I have written this article in memory of Robin Williams, an amazing actor and a fantastically funny comedian who will be greatly missed.

© 2014 Maddi

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    • Victoria Lynn profile image

      Victoria Lynn 

      4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      The clip from Dead Poets Society gave me chills and brought tears to my eyes. I don't think I could watch a Robin Williams movie right now. I would cry all the way through it, I'm afraid. Thanks for sharing that clip.

    • Madison Resare profile imageAUTHOR

      Maddi 

      4 years ago

      I agree, he was an inspiration in so many different ways. I think the different voices he was able to do in Aladdin were awesome :) I think that one is my ultimate favorite when it comes to comedies. And The Dead Poets Society would be my favorite inspirational movie that Robin Williams did.

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      James Kenny 

      4 years ago from Birmingham, England

      I watched Awakenings last night, and he was absolutely brilliant, as was Robert De Niro, who played a mentally ill patient. But yes, very hard to pick a favourite. In the end it was between Aladdin and Mrs. Doubtfire. And the old nanny just about won out in my eyes. He will be truly and sadly missed by all he made laugh.

    • JG11Bravo profile image

      JG11Bravo 

      4 years ago

      Personally, besides his stand-up routines (which aren't for the kids) I absolutely loved Death to Smoochy. Also, I recommend that everyone watch One-Hour Photo; it's a fine example of the fact that the late, great Mr. Williams was more than just a comedian.

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