Robin Williams and His Ten Best Films
Good Will Hunting (1997)
Which Robin Williams film is your favorite?
Good Will Hunting
Good Will Hunting stars Robin Williams, Ben Affleck, Minnie Driver and Matt Damon. Robin Williams showed great acting skill with his dramatic performance. He was the doctor in charge of Matt Damon's character's care during a court order. Damon (Will Hunting) must stop being a trouble maker, and find his purpose. Hunting is a genius but, he needs direction and some help to get where he needs to be, mentally and emotionally. This film is disturbing and touching at the same time. A must see for lovers of drama movies.
Awards: Academy Awards Won for Best Supporting Actor (Williams), Best Writing (Damon, Affleck), Golden Globe won for Best Screenplay.
Dead Poets Society (1989)
Dead Poets Society
Dead Poets Society, stars Robin Williams, Ethan Hawke, Josh Charles and Gale Hansen. Williams was fantastic in his role as an eccentric teacher. The movie is set in 1959, at a high class college. John Keating (Williams) uses poetry and comedy to teach his students which, is not what the stuck up university wants. He bucks the system but, remains a favorite of patients and hospital staff alike.
Awards: Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. (BAFTA) Award for Best Film and Best Film Score.
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Awakenings stars Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, Penelope Ann Miller and John Heard. Robert De Niro is a catatonic patient, and his Doctor is played by Robin Williams who does a marvelous job. This film is based on a true story about a Neurologist from England who helped develop medicine for catatonics. Leonard Lowe (De Niro) and several other patients awaken from their stupor and must learn to live life as we all do. It's got some very moving moments that are tear jerking in this dramatic real life trip.
Awards: Best Actor award from The National Board of Review (Robin Williams, Robert De Niro). New York's Films Critics Award (De Niro)
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Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
Mrs. Doubtfire, stars Robin Williams, Sally Field, Pierce Brosnan, Lisa Jakub and Mathew Lawrence. In a hilarious movie, Robin Williams dresses up like a grandmother in order to get to visit his kids. Daniel Hillard (Williams) is having marital issues but, he doesn't wanna lose his three kids. The courts order him to get a steady job so, he takes a job as a nanny and a maid of sorts....For his own family. Williams has his full comedy repertoire on display as he does at least 30 different voices in the film.
Awards: Won Academy Award for Best Make. Golden Globe for Best Picture and Best Actor (Williams)
Patch Adams (1998)
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Patch Adams is based on a true story and it stars Robin Williams, Monica Potter, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Bob Gunton. In this feel good story, Williams is a doctor who will stop at nothing to bring a smile to sick patient's faces. He even takes chances on losing his internship, to make kids with cancer happy.
Adams (Robin Williams) has mental problems and checks into a mental hospital. He actually jokes and laughs with the other patients. It made him and the patients feel better he realized. From that point on, he dedicated himself to being a medical Doctor. The burdens of others always becomes his burdens and Patch Adams shows a heart as big as the clown shoes he wears.
Insomnia stars Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hillary Swank and Maura Tierney. This drama/thriller movie has several plot twists to keep the viewer guessing. The movie takes place in Alaska, and the weather makes investigations hard. Two detectives must solve a murder mystery and it's hard because the culprit is very intelligent.
Watching Williams play his acting trade in a suspense filled movie like this just shows how versatile he could be and of course talented.
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Aladdin is a Disney animated movie that was released in 1992, and it had the Genie voiced by Robin Williams. This cartoon is so funny and it's loved by children and adults. Williams plays a few other characters as well, and this cartoon is timeless classic because, of his comedy. Williams does a seamless job as as this big Genie and he really takes you into the show and of course, it keeps you laughing. This movie came out in 1992 and my son just saw it last year (2013), and he loved it. This animated masterpiece has definitely withstood the test of time.
Awards: Academy awards for Best Music and Best Original Score. Golden Globes were won for Best Song, Best Score and Robin Williams won for Special Achievements. Williams also won an MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance.
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Good Morning, Vietnam
Good Morning, Vietnam is a comedy style war movie starring, Robin Williams, Forrest Whitaker, J.T. Walsh and Bruno Kirby. Robin Williams plays as a D.J. during the Vietnam War. During war time, where dangers are all over, and stress reigns supreme, a D.J. helps to keep the soldiers sane and laughing. It's loosely based on true events and set in Saigon in 1965. Although events of war are at the center of the drama, it is the D.J., who makes life bearable for some of these brave soldiers.
Awards: Golden Globe for Best Actor (Robin Williams), American Comedy Award for Funniest Actor (Robin Williams), Best Foreign Actor (Forest Whitaker) and, the ASCAP Award for the original music in the movie. (Alex North).
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The World According To Garp
The World According To Garp is a comedy drama movie that stars Robin Williams, Glenn Close, John Lithgow and Mary Beth Hurt. A very odd film, to say the least. Garp (Williams) doesn't know his dad and his mom are feminist to the core. The film deals with sex and family issues. I would rank this movie in my top five strangest movies that I have ever seen.
One Hour Photo (2002)
One Hour Photo
One Hour Photo, is a thriller movie that stars Robin Williams, Gary Cole, Connie Nielsen and Michael Vartan. Williams is a photo developer who ends up stalking one of his customers. The film was intense, and that was mainly because, Robin Williams played a creepy character very well. The music was also a perfect fit for this thriller as it keeps the watcher looking over his shoulder. Intense!
Awards: Saturn Award for 2003 Best Actor (Robin Williams)
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