Robin Williams Movies in Order & How Many Are There?

Robin Williams Movie List

One of the greatest comedians of all time, Robin Williams has made many memorable and unforgettable movies, from dramas to comedies. We were privileged to experience his wonderful talent in both tragic and funny roles and witnessed some of the greatest movie moments ever. We laughed with him and at him, unaware of his sad life situation and the depression he had to live with. Unfortunately, he left too early, with a suicide, leaving us with his legacy full of beautiful movies. 

How many Robin Williams movies are there?

In his rich career, Robin Williams filmed 59 movies and has played many memorable characters, often remembered and talked about in superlatives. Here is the list of all 59 Robin Williams movies in order (by release date).

Robin Williams Movies In Order (At A Glance)

Let’s see the list of all Robin Willaims movies sorted by release date.

  1. Popeye (1980)
  2. The World According to Garp (1982)
  3. The Survivors (1983)
  4. Moscow on the Hudson (1984)
  5. The Best of Times (1986)
  6. Club Paradise (1986)
  7. Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
  8. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)
  9. Dead Poets Society (1989)
  10. Cadillac Man (1990)
  11. Awakenings (1990)
  12. Dead Again (1991)
  13. Shakes the Clown (1991)
  14. The Fisher King (1991)
  15. Hook (1991)
  16. Aladdin (1992)
  17. Toys (1992)
  18. Mrs Doubtfire (1993)
  19. Being Human (1994)
  20. Nine Months (1995)
  21. Jumanji (1995)
  22. The Birdcage (1996)
  23. Jack (1996)
  24. Hamlet (1996)
  25. Father’s Day (1997)
  26. Deconstructing Harry (1997)
  27. Flubber (1997)
  28. Good Will Hunting (1997)
  29. What Dreams May Come (1998)
  30. Patch Adams (1998)
  31. Jakob the Liar (1999)
  32. Bicentennial Man (1999)
  33. A.I. (2001)
  34. One Hour Photo (2002)
  35. Death to Smoochy (2002)
  36. Insomnia (2002)
  37. The Final Cut (2004)
  38. House of D (2004)
  39. Robots (2005)
  40. The Big White (2005)
  41. The Night Listener (2006)
  42.  RV (2006)
  43. Man of the Year (2006)
  44. Happy Feet (2006)
  45. Night at the Museum (2006)
  46. Licence to Wed (2007)
  47. August Rush (2007)
  48. World’s Greatest Dad (2009)
  49. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)
  50. Old Dogs (2009)
  51. Happy Feet 2 (2011)
  52. The Big Wedding (2013)
  53. The Butler (2013)
  54. The Face of Love (2013)
  55. Boulevard (2014)
  56. The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (2014)
  57. A Merry Friggin’ Christmas (2014)
  58. Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014)
  59. Absolutely Anything (2015)

Robin Williams Movies In Order (By Release Date)

1. Popeye (1980)

Popeye is Williams’ first cinema movie where he immediately showed his funny side and extreme comical talent. We follow his and his friends’ adventures in the small seaside town of Sweethaven. Williams plays Popeye, the famous sailor man with squinty eyes, always mumbling, in search of his long-lost father.

2. The World According to Garp (1982)

Based on a very successful and beloved John Irving novel, this interesting comedy-drama portrays the life of T.S.Garp, a struggling young writer whose life is dominated by his cheating wife and radical feminist mother who becomes famous for her best-selling manifesto.

3. The Survivors (1983)

This crime drama tells the story of two strangers who become friends after losing their jobs. Sonny and Donald are two desperate men whose lives change one day when they try to prevent a robber from robbing a bar and become local heroes.

4. Moscow on the Hudson (1984)

Williams plays a Russian saxophonist who comes to New York with a circus troupe and decides to leave the USSR and stay in the U.S. He finds himself in Bloomingdales and gets out with a new friend, a black security guy and falls in love with an Italian immigrant. We follow his life and his struggle to live the American dreams and make it as a musician there.

5. The Best of Times (1986)

This sports drama tells the story of Jack Dundee, a banker from Taft, California who constantly thinks of a 1972 high school game between his hometown and Bakersfield. He wants to replay this game but has problems convincing his friend and the town to do it, but he will give it a try restoring to desperate measures.

6. Club Paradise (1986)

Club Paradise is a comedy about a retired Chicago firefighter who joins a reggae singer to turn a shady Caribbean nightclub into a resort for wealthy tourists. 

7. Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)

One of Williams’ most famous and successful movies is this heartwarming and heartbreaking biographical drama about a disk jockey who comes from Crete to Vietnam to bring laughter and fun to Armed Forces Radio. He becomes a big hit among American soldiers, but the management dislikes him for not being enough G.I.

8. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)

This Terry Gilliam comedy-drama tells the story of Baron Munchausen and his adventures. We follow him and his band of misfits on their supposed travels and wonderful experiences during 18th century Europe.

9. Dead Poets Society (1989)

Oh, Captain, my Captain is one of the most famous quotes ever and it comes from this wonderful drama about an inspiring English teacher who awakens new emotions and thoughts in his students.

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He tells them about the Dead Poets Society and encourages them to join it. It will be the decision that will change their lives.

10. Cadillac Man (1990)

Joey is a car seller who has 2 days to sell 12 cars to keep his job and his girlfriend happy. He is having a hard time even thinking about it but the whole situation becomes even worse when a guy with a machine gun breaks into the dealership and decides to take everyone hostage.

11. Awakenings (1990)

This heartbreaking biography drama brings one of the best acting collaborations ever. Williams plays a clinical physician hired to work with mostly catatonic patients.

One of them is the 41-year-old Leonard who has been in his current state since he was 11. The new drug and the drug therapy awaken Leonard, casting some other issues on Leonard and his disease.

12. Dead Again (1991)

This is a crime drama about a young woman with memory loss who is taken to a Los Angeles orphanage.  A private investigator is hired to learn more about her identity but the things he discovers might be pretty dangerous after he finds out that there might be a connection between them that could endanger their lives.

13. Shakes the Clown (1991)

Shakes is a party clown who is excellent at his job when he is sober and when he shows up. He will find himself in an uncomfortable situation when someone kills his job and frames him for his murder. He will go undercover and try to find all the information that will help him clear his name.

14. The Fisher King (1991)

Another Gilliam and Williams collaboration resulted in one of the most beautiful movies Williams has ever made. It is a fantasy comedy-drama about a former radio DJ with suicidal thoughts. After making a huge mistake, he finds redemption in aiding a deranged homeless who happens to be a victim of that mistake. 

15. Hook (1991)

This Steven Spielberg family adventure is probably one of the children’s favourite movies, bringing a somewhat changed story of Peter Pan. Williams is the adult Peter Pan who must return to Neverland after Captain James Hook kidnaps his children. Peter will have to reclaim his old spirit and challenge his enemy.

16. Aladdin (1992)

This is one of the most popular Disney movies of all time, about a street urchin, the young Aladdin who spends his days stealing food from the market in the city of Agrabah. After he gets ahold of a magical lamp with a powerful genie, his life begins to change. Robin Williams did a brilliant job as the voice of a cheerful and tricky genie.

17. Toys (1992)

This adventure drama tells the story of Lieutenant General Leland Zevo who begins making war toys after inheriting a toy company. His company employees join their forces to try and stop him to ruin the name of Zevo Toys.

18. Mrs Doubtfire (1993)

Probably one of Williams’ most iconic characters is the one of a Scottish nanny who comes to work at his home as his children’s nanny. Dressed as a woman, Williams gives a brilliant performance as this strict, but loving elderly lady and a desperate father who just wants to spend time with his children.

19. Being Human (1994)

Williams plays five different men through various life spans and centuries, all called Hector. He will have to learn the meaning of courage through four lifetimes centuries apart. This is an interesting comedy-drama that raises a lot of questions, starring John Turturro and Robert Carlyle next to Williams.

20. Nine Months (1995)

This is a funny comedy-drama about a man who finds out his longtime girlfriend is pregnant and has to face the fact that not only his life is about to change, but his lifestyle as well. He is still not sure whether it is for much better or worse. Robin Williams is unforgettable in his role as Dr Kosevich.

21. Jumanji (1995)

Jumanji is a great family adventure about a magical board game that hides so much more than the two kids who found it could have ever imagined.

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After deciding to play it, they release a man trapped in it for decades, a runaway from all the dangers inside it that can only be stopped by finishing the game.

22. The Birdcage (1996)

Based on a famous musical, this hilarious comedy tells the story of a gay cabaret owner and his drag queen companion who agree to pretend to be straight so that their son can introduce them to his fiancee’s traditional and conservative parents. 

23. Jack (1996)

Williams is Jack, a boy who suffers from an unusual disorder that has aged him four times faster than a typical human being and now he looks like a 40-year-old man. We follow his situation in the fifth grade which he starts to attend after being homeschooled. 

24. Hamlet (1996)

One of the best Hamlet movie adaptations is this drama directed by Kenneth Branagh, featuring outstanding British actors, such as Branagh himself, Julie Christie, Kate Winslet and Richard Attenborough. Williams plays the small role of Osric in this epic tale of hatred and revenge.

25. Father’s Day (1997)

Robin Williams and Billy Crystal, two iconic comedians team up in this lovely comedy about a woman who deceives two of her ex-lovers by lying to them both about being her son’s birth father, only to help her find him after he has run away.

26. Deconstructing Harry (1997)

This Woody Allen cult comedy brings us the story of Harry Block, a writer suffering from writer’s block. While waiting for his writing award, Harry remembers the events from his past and scenes from his books. He will soon have to deal with the real and fictional characters who start haunting him. 

27. Flubber (1997)

Flubber is a family SciI-Fi comedy about an eccentric professor who discovers a rubber-like bouncy substance he names flubber. While following the adventures with his invention, we learn about his personal life and all the things he has missed being the way he is. 

28. Good Will Hunting (1997)

One of Williams’ best movies and finally an Academy Award for him, for the supporting role of Sean, a psychologist who has to deal with personal issues and problems belonging to a maths genius who works as a janitor at M.I.T.

29. What Dreams May Come (1998)

This beautiful and heartbreaking drama tells the story of Chris Nielsen who dies in an accident and is welcomed to Heaven. But soon he finds out that his wife killed herself out of grief and sadness and decides to find her and reunite with her by embarking on an afterlife adventure.

30. Patch Adams (1998)

Patch Adams is a true story of a heroic and generous man whose dream is to become a medical doctor. He enjoys helping people and has been brave enough to go where no doctor had gone before. Hunter “Patch” Adams uses humour and laughter to help the sickest patients and relieve their pain.

31. Jakob the Liar (1999)

This is a remarkable tale about Jakob, a man who lives in the ghetto during World War II and decides to fake news about Allied offensives to bring hope to the other Ghetto residents and victims of the Nazi regime. 

32. Bicentennial Man (1999)

Another brilliant performance by Williams is in this adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s short story of the same man. He plays an android who wants to become human by gradually acquiring emotions. The movie follows his story as his owner family realises they are not living with an ordinary robot.

33. A.I. (2001)

This excellent Sci-Fi drama directed by Steven Spielberg tells the story of David, an artificial boy who is the first to experience any real feelings, especially towards his adoptive mother.

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But after her son is cured of a terminal disease and comes home, David’s life will change drastically.

34. One Hour Photo (2002)

It is unusual seeing Williams in a role of an unstable photo developer who follows and targets an upper middle class family after becoming obsessed with them. We are mostly used to seeing him in comedies and dramas and this has been an intense ride, watching this obsession of his becoming more dangerous and sicker.

35. Death to Smoochy (2002)

Sheldon Mopes, a.k.a. Smoochy the Rhino becomes the rising star of a kids’ show where he replaces its previous host. But Sheldon will soon realise that there is so much more to being a star in a kid’s tv series and that things are much more different behind the scene.

36. Insomnia (2002)

Another brilliant portrayal of a psychopath is in this excellent, dark thriller directed by Christopher Nolan where we follow two Los Angeles homicide detectives who arrive in a cold northern town to investigate the murder of a local teen and soon find themselves trapped in a game of cat and mouse.

37. The Final Cut (2004)

The Final Cut is an interesting Sci-Fi drama thriller about Alan Hackman, a cutter who lives in a world with memory recording implants where he has the power to deal with and edit people’s recorded histories. He will be in great danger after he receives his latest assignment.

38. House of D (2004)

Written and directed by David Duchovny, this comedy drama takes us to Paris where Tom Warsaw lives and works and has to deal with the problems from his past. He will get to know himself and learn who he really is and return home to reconcile with his family and friends.

39. Robots (2005)

Robin Williams is the voice of Fender in this interesting story of a young idealistic inventor who lives in a robot world. He travels to a big city, full of pride and joy because is about to join a big company. Soon, he will find himself hating their way of management, opposing its sinister ways at all costs.

40. The Big White (2005)

This is the story of a travel agent named Paul Barnell who lives in the middle of Alaska and finds himself near bankruptcy. He is desperate to help himself and his mentally ill wife and soon finds himself in a very complicated situation, after discovering a dead body and pronouncing it as his missing brother whose life is insured for up to one Million dollars.

41. The Night Listener (2006)

This is an intriguing horror drama about a radio host show host with personal issues who starts speaking to his biggest fan, a boy, via telephone. Slowly, while the boy’s identity is about to unravel, the host is getting more and more convinced that his life is about to be thrown into chaos.

42. RV (2006)

Bob Munro decides to take his dysfunctional family for a road trip to Colorado Rockies, after having to postpone their promised trip to Hawaii due to an assignment he has to do for his boos. After renting an RV and arriving at the camp, they will meet and have to deal with a community of bizarre campers.

43. Man of the Year (2006)

This Barry Levinson drama follows Tom Dobbs, a comedic host of a political talk show who runs for president as an independent candidate. After an excellent campaign and a great performance in the final debate, he gets just enough votes to win. The problem is that his victory is connected to a computer glitch no one is aware of.

44. Happy Feet (2006)

This original cartoon introduces us to a world of the Emperor Penguins who find their soulmate through song and all of them are talented singers. But there is one who is born with the inability to sing.

But Mumble is a young penguin who can dance and he will have to go through some obstacles to prove himself worthy of his family and friends. Robin Williams is the voice of Ramon, one of Mumble’s best friends.

45. Night at the Museum (2006)

Williams plays Teddy Roosevelt in this family comedy adventure about a new night security guard at the Museum of Natural History where he discovers that all the exhibits and animals on display come to life at night, thanks to an ancient curse.

46. Licence to Wed (2007)

Williams is Reverend Frank in this comedy about a young couple who will have to go through a difficult and demanding marriage preparation course. Thanks to Frank, they will have to go through numerous obstacles to prove they are worthy of marrying in church.

47. August Rush (2007)

August Rush is a wonderful, warm story with fantastical elements that tell the importance of music. It is about a young orphanage musical genius who uses his gift to find his birth parents.

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On his journey, he encounters various complex characters and finds himself in many interesting situations, some of which are not always too pleasing.

48. World’s Greatest Dad (2009)

A lonely high school teacher’s son’s body is found in a humiliating accident and he decides to do anything to cover up the truth. But he didn’t know that he would attract so much public attention by writing a phoney suicide note.

49. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)

Night guard Larry Daley finds himself in another adventure, this time when he infiltrates the Smithsonian Institution to rescue Octavius and Jedediah who have been shipped to the museum by mistake. Williams, along with many other actors, reprised his role from the first part of this funny trilogy.

50. Old Dogs (2009)

John Travolta and Robin Williams are two friends and business partners whose lives will change after they find themselves in a situation they can’t get out of. Due to strange circumstances, they are forced to take care of two seven year old twins. 

51. Happy Feet 2 (2011)

This sequel deals with Mumble’s son Erik who is also struggling to find his talents in the Emperor Penguins’ world and Mumble and his friends discover a new threat that will force everyone to work together to save them.

52. The Big Wedding (2013)

This is a comedy about a divorced couple who will have to get back together after their adoptive son makes a wish for his wedding. He invited his birth mother, a traditional and religious woman who thinks his parents are still married so they will have to play along and act as if they were still in love and together.

53. The Butler (2013)

This interesting biographical drama tells the story of Cecil Gaines who served eight presidents as a butler at the White House. This story is about his life and all the things that made an impact on it, such as the civil rights movement, The Vietnam War and other important events.

54. The Face of Love (2013)

Nikki is a lonely and grieving widow who starts dating a man who bears a striking resemblance to her late husband. She keeps it a secret and doesn’t tell anyone about it, not even her family and friends. Soon this will start making an impact on her new relationship.

55. Boulevard (2014)

Nolan Mach is a 60-year-old married literature professor who has been living with a big secret almost his whole life. When he accidentally meets a young man named Leo and ends up in a hotel room with him, he will have to face himself and all those years of repressed feelings and desires, especially after he falls in love with Leo. 

56. The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (2014)

Williams plays Henry Altman, a man who is constantly in a bad mood, always unhappy and angry at the world and everyone in it. When he finds out he has an aneurysm and 90 minutes to live, he will go from initial frustration to thinking about everything he has done in his life and starts making amends with everyone he has hurt.

57. A Merry Friggin’ Christmas (2014)

Boyd Mitchler and his family must spend Christmas with his estranged family. Boyd soon realises that in all the hurry he forgot to take his son’s presents and decides to take his dad and make an eight-hour round trip before sunrise. It is obvious that this is going to be an interesting, but also an epiphanising ride.

58. Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014)

The final part of the trilogy takes us on another adventure, this time connected with Egyptian pharaohs. He will have to travel to London with one of the exhibits to save the presentation, but will very soon find out that many old exhibits decided to tag along.

59. Absolutely Anything (2015)

This funny Sci-Fi comedy analyses the relationship between humans and aliens who in this case travel from planet to planet and observe their residents.

Upon arriving on Earth they choose one man and give him all the power in the world, trying to see what would be the outcome. Neil Clarke is the chosen one, a shy loner who is now able to do anything he wants. Robin Williams voices a foul mothed dog.

What is the best way to watch those movies?

The majority of these movies can be found on streaming networks, such as Netflix, HBO, Amazon, Disney + and more.

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