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9 Must-See Robin Williams Performances Streaming on Netflix

9 Must-See Robin Williams Performances Streaming on Netflix

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During his career as an actor, Robin Williams created some of the screen’s most unforgettable characters and worked with a long list of acclaimed directors, including Mike Nichols and Steven Spielberg. Below you’ll find links to some of his best performances in films from these greats and others — and you can now watch (or re-watch) them all on Netflix. 

The films are listed below in alphabetical order. Synopses provided by Netflix.

“The Angriest Man in Brooklyn” (Phil Aldin Robinson, 2014)

Told that a brain aneurysm will finish him off in just 90 minutes, a chronic malcontent scurries to make amends to as many people as he can. Mila Kunis and Peter Dinklage co-star.

“The Big Wedding” (Justin Zackham, 2013)

A long-divorced couple feigns years of wedded bliss to please a special guest at their son’s nuptials: his birth mother. Williams co-stars opposite Robert De Niro, Susan Sarandon, Diane Keaton, Katharine Heigl and Amanda Seyfried in this romantic comedy.

“The Crazy Ones” (Season 1, 2013)

Comedy icon Robin Williams returns to television in this raucous sitcom about an advertising wizard and his eccentric family and staff. This outlandish sitcom marked the final television role for comedic acting legend Williams.

“Good Will Hunting” (Gus Van Sant, 1997)

When professors discover that an aimless janitor (Matt Damon) is also a math genius, a therapist (Williams) helps the young man confront the demons that are holding him back. Damon and Ben Affleck won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay and Williams won for Best Supporting Actor.

“Hook” (Steven Spielberg. 1991)

Peter Pan, the boy who wasn’t supposed to grow up, did just that, but vengeful Captain Hook kidnaps Peter’s kids, forcing him to return to Neverland. Star power from Williams, Dustin Hoffman and Julia Roberts helped this fantasy make a splash at the box office.

“Jumanji” (Joe Johnston, 1995)

When two siblings discover an enchanted board game that’s a portal to a magical world, they meet a man who’s been trapped inside the game for years. 

“Patch Adams” (Tom Shadyac, 1998)

After spending time in a mental institution, a man decides to become a doctor, hypothesizing that humor will improve patients’ quality of life. Robin Williams and Philip Seymour Hoffman star in this Golden Globe-nomianted tale based on a true story.

“Shrink” (Jonas Pete, 2009)

In the wake of a personal tragedy, a psychiatrist (Kevin Spacey) to the stars devolves into a slovenly pothead and worries he’s incapable of helping his patients, played by Williams, Jack Huston, Jesse Plemons, Saffron Burrows and Keke Palmer.

“World’s Greatest Dad” (Bobcat Goldthwait, 2009)

After his son dies in an awkward freak accident, high school poetry teacher Lance ghostwrites a suicide note to spare the family embarrassment. Frenetic funnyman Robin Williams tries to keep things together as the hapless dad in this dark comedy.

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