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What are your favorite Robin Williams movies?

Asked by filmfann (40614 points ) 3 months ago

I am trying to focus more on the joy this man brought us.
Care to share?

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KNOWITALL's avatar

GOODWILL hunting & DP Society. The one about coma patients & Mork n Mindy. I wished he was my dad growing up. RIP

Araphel's avatar

Dead Poets Society, Mrs Doubtfire, Patch Adams…Many more!

anniereborn's avatar

I have SO many. They range from that totally silly to the totally serious and everything in between. He was so versatile and multi talented.

What Dreams May Come
Jumanji
Patch Adams
Mrs. Doubtfire
Awakenings
Toys

filmfann's avatar

@KNOWITALL The coma picture was Awakenings.
I loved The World According To Garp, Death To Smoochy, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (as the Moon King), The Fisher King, and Good Morning Viet Nam

dxs's avatar

I don’t watch many movies anyway, but one that I watched millions of times thanks to ABC family was Mrs. Doubtfire. It was definitely a huge part of my childhood and I remember laughing so hard at it. I’ve also seen Jumanji and Dead Poet’s Society, and I think those are the only movies I’ve seen that had Robin Williams.

ibstubro's avatar

What Dreams May Come
Mrs’ Doubtfire

Awesome talent. Thanks, glad you’ve found peace, at last.

SQUEEKY2's avatar

I loved all his stand up stuff, not much of a movie person.

Smitha's avatar

The Fisher King, Good Will Hunting,Mrs. Doubtfire.

downtide's avatar

What Dreams May Come
Mrs Doubtfire

and, not a movie, but I grew up on Mork & Mindy.

Go in peace, Robin. Nanu Nanu.

ZEPHYRA's avatar

Go well Robin. In peace for eternity.

cookieman's avatar

Good Will Hunting
one of my all time favorite movies

Dead Poets Society
oh captain, my captain

livelaughlove21's avatar

Mrs. Doubtfire
Aladdin
License to Wed
Jumanji

ucme's avatar

Insomnia
One Hour Photo
Mrs Doubtfire

Forget those though, he will always be Mork to me, him & Jonathan Winters made me cry with laughter as a kid.

cookieman's avatar

nanu nanu

Pachy's avatar

Sadly, not many. I loved Robin, but in my opinion he was simply too big a persona for most of his parts, and I think most directors gave him far too much leeway to be Robin Williams.

That said, I loved him in the following:

* Moscow on the Hudson (his first)
* Dead Poets Society
* Good morning, Vietnam
* Mrs. Doubtfire (I read a sequel was in the works)
* His 1994 guest appearance on a suberb cop show, Homicide: Life on the Street
* The Birdcage (he was born for that part)
and perhaps my favorite Williams film…
* Good Will Hunting

anniereborn's avatar

Oh I forgot about “One Hour Photo”. Very good movie.

Pachy's avatar

@anniereborn, I found “One Hour Photo” rather distasteful and, like many of Williams’ later films, beneath his talents.

livelaughlove21's avatar

@Pachy I found it boring. It’s been so long since I’ve seen it, so maybe it just went over my head when I was younger. I don’t even remember what it was about at this point.

Pachy's avatar

@livelaughlove21, agree, it was boringly distasteful. ;-)

anniereborn's avatar

@pachy and @livelaughlove21
Funny, I thought it was an amazing job on his part. A different role for him, I thought he did very well.
Also, I felt once the ending was revealed the movie made a lot of sense.

anniereborn's avatar

P.S. I just watched the trailer for “One Hour Photo”. Like many trailers it tries to sensationalize the movie and make it look like something it is not. Drawing in the public doesn’t always mean showing the best parts, but making it palatable to the public at large.

ucme's avatar

Why the fuck on questions like this do people slate movies others have chosen?
Those films are what folks remember most from a recently deceased actor, that’s it!

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Dutchess_III's avatar

Awakenings and Good Morning Vietnam.

Dutchess_III's avatar

@ucme Why do we state movies others have already chose? What kind of question is that?!

anniereborn's avatar

@Dutchess_III I think he means “slate” as in criticize. It’s a Britishism.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Oh. I thought it was a typo. Sry Old Chap! (one GA for you!)

ucme's avatar

Slate, Knock, Rip…do keep up @Dutchess_III

Dutchess_III's avatar

I’m tryin’! I’m tryin’!

ibstubro's avatar

What Dreams May Come was just magical. It spoke to my subconscious so strongly I found it almost unbearable to watch. Like Illusions, it spoke to an inner innocence my adult child denies.

OpryLeigh's avatar

I’m not sure it was my favourite but I did love him in Jack and Mrs Doubtfire. Those characters made me cry as well as laugh and that, to me, is one sign of a great actor. I am late to this discussion but I am genuinely very, very sad about Robin Williams’ passing. I can’t remember the last time I was this upset about the death of a celebrity.

livelaughlove21's avatar

@Leanne1986 How the hell did I forget Jack? That was one of my favorite movies as a kid.

Gabby101's avatar

Insomnia is not my favorite RW films, but it is good and is a different side of Williams (as is One Hour Photo). The man could act.

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