It’s been five years since Robin Williams left this earth and he is missed every day. People know exactly where they were when they heard the news of his death. That day a little bit of laughter left the world. Luckily, Robin Williams left behind a massive collection of movies that fans can still enjoy today. Although every movie of his is a classic, here are our top 5 picks.
Robin Williams Movies #5 – Dead Poets Society (1989)
Williams plays John Keating, an English teacher at a Vermont boarding school who inspires his students by teaching them poetry. The Academy Award winning film was received greatly by critics and audiences.
A famous line from this movie, “Carpe diem: seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary” inspired many people and is still widely known today.
Robin Williams Movies #4 – Hook (1991)
BANGARANG! This movie focuses on a grown-up Peter Pan who has forgotten all about his childhood in Neverland. When his children get kidnapped, he must return to Neverland to get them home. He faces Captain Hook once again and falls back into his childish ways.
Hook received unfavorable reviews from critics but was a commercial success. The film has gained a cult following. It was nominated for 5 Academy Awards.
#3 – Jumanji (1995)
The film is centered around a supernatural board game that releases jungle creatures and other havoc into the world. Alan Parrish plays the game with his best friend, Sarah Whittle. Alan takes his turn and gets trapped in the game for 26 years. When two children move into his house, they play the game and release Alan from the game but have to fight off the jungle creatures.
It became the 10th highest-grossing film of 1995 but received mixed reviews from critics. Jumanji sparked two sequels Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) and the soon-to-be released Jumanji: Next Level.
#2 – Aladdin (1992)
Williams played the Genie in the Disney animated film, Aladdin. When Aladdin falls in love with Princess Jasmine, he thinks he doesn’t have a chance with her. He finds a genie lamp and the Genie grants him three wishes. After getting the princess, defeating the evil Jafar, and discovering a whole new world, Aladdin lets Genie free.
The film was released to critical and commercial success and became the highest-grossing film of 1992. Aladdin received two Academy Awards and one Grammy Award.
Two sequels, The Return of Jafar and Aladdin and the King of Thieves, were made and later sparked a TV series, a Broadway musical, and a live-action adaptation.
#1 – Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
No doubt, one of Robin Williams’ funniest movies. After Daniel Hillard, an actor, loses his job, him and his wife, Miranda get a divorce. When Miranda puts out an ad for a housekeeper/nanny, Daniel changes the phone number so no one will call. In order to see his children more Daniel gets the job as her housekeeper, however, he dresses up as an elderly woman.
The movie won two Golden Globes, one for Best Motion Picture: Musical or Comedy and one for Best Actor. It also won an Academy Award for Best Makeup.
A sequel was being planned shortly before Williams’ death, but never came to fruition.
What Robin Williams movie is your favorite?