The Best & Worst of Robin Williamsby explorer801 | created - 04 Jun 2012 | updated - 04 Jun 2012 | Public
He's done GREAT & he's done DREADFUL. Her's my list & my scores.
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1. The Birdcage (1996)
R | 117 min | Comedy
A gay cabaret owner and his drag queen companion agree to put up a false straight front so that their son can introduce them to his fiancée's right-wing moralistic parents.
Votes: 67,153 | Gross: $124.06M
Williams at his comic best! Grade: A+
2. Good Will Hunting (1997)
R | 126 min | Drama
Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life.
Votes: 685,984 | Gross: $138.43M
Williams got the Oscar for this one & deserved it! Grade: A+
3. Popeye (1980)
PG | 114 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
The adventures of the sailor man and his friends in the seaside town of Sweethaven.
Votes: 25,226 | Gross: $49.82M
Sub-par film, brilliantly cast with DuVall & nobody else but Williams could have played the title role. Grade: B
4. Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
PG-13 | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
After a bitter divorce, an actor disguises himself as a female housekeeper to spend time with his children held in custody by his former wife.
Votes: 201,058 | Gross: $219.20M
Brilliant Williams gold. Grade: A
5. Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
R | 121 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
In 1965, an unorthodox and irreverent DJ named Adrian Cronauer begins to shake up things when he is assigned to the U.S. Armed Services radio station in Vietnam.
Votes: 108,152 | Gross: $123.92M
6. The Fisher King (1991)
R | 137 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A former radio DJ, suicidally despondent because of a terrible mistake he made, finds redemption in helping a deranged homeless man who was an unwitting victim of that mistake.
Votes: 68,463 | Gross: $41.90M
Overrated film, Williams did his best. Grade: B
7. Patch Adams (1998)
PG-13 | 115 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
The true story of a heroic man, Hunter Patch Adams, determined to become a medical doctor because he enjoys helping people. He ventured where no doctor had ventured before, using humour and pathos.
Votes: 87,681 | Gross: $135.03M
Absolutely sour movie with Williams hamming it up for tears(?)! Grade: D-
8. Fathers' Day (1997)
PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Romance
A woman cons two old boyfriends into searching for her runaway son by convincing both that they are the boy's father.
Votes: 12,957 | Gross: $28.66M
Nonsense! Grade: F
9. Jack (1996)
PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Because of an unusual aging disorder that has aged him four times faster than a normal human being, a boy enters the fifth grade for the first time with the appearance of a 40 year old man.
Votes: 49,720 | Gross: $58.62M
Possibly Williams' worst movie to date. A BIG GRADE: F
10. Aladdin (1992)
G | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
When a street urchin vies for the love of a beautiful princess, he uses a genie's magic power to make himself off as a prince in order to marry her.
Votes: 290,752 | Gross: $217.35M
The PERFECT vehicle for Williams will live on forever. Grade: A+
11. Dead Poets Society (1989)
PG | 128 min | Comedy, Drama
English teacher John Keating inspires his students to look at poetry with a different perspective of authentic knowledge and feelings.
Votes: 310,131 | Gross: $95.86M
A bit too sappy, but Williams did very well. Grade: A
12. Awakenings (1990)
PG-13 | 121 min | Biography, Drama
The victims of an encephalitis epidemic many years ago have been catatonic ever since, but now a new drug offers the prospect of reviving them.
Votes: 102,662 | Gross: $52.10M
Good movie, GREAT Williams. Grade: A
13. Old Dogs (I) (2009)
PG | 88 min | Comedy, Family
Two friends and business partners find their lives turned upside down when strange circumstances lead them to be the temporary guardians of seven year-old twins.
Votes: 32,892 | Gross: $49.49M
Doesn't the title of the film say it all? Grade: F
14. Night at the Museum (2006)
PG | 108 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
A newly recruited night security guard at the Museum of Natural History discovers that an ancient curse causes the animals and exhibits on display to come to life and wreak havoc.
Votes: 261,196 | Gross: $250.86M
15. RV (2006)
PG | 99 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
Bob Munro and his dysfunctional family rent an RV for a road trip to the Colorado Rockies, where they ultimately have to contend with a bizarre community of campers.
Votes: 49,596 | Gross: $71.73M
SO bad. Grade: D-
16. Man of the Year (2006)
PG-13 | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A comedian who hosts a news satire program decides to run for president, and a computerized voting machine malfunction gets him elected.
Votes: 29,216 | Gross: $37.44M
Nice try. Grade: C-
17. August Rush (2007)
PG | 114 min | Drama, Music
A drama with fairy tale elements, where an orphaned musical prodigy uses his gift as a clue to finding his birth parents.
Votes: 93,783 | Gross: $31.66M
Altogether, not unbearable, but far from excellent. Grade: B-
18. Insomnia (2002)
R | 118 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.
Votes: 237,854 | Gross: $67.36M
Good one. Grade: B+
19. One Hour Photo (2002)
R | 96 min | Drama, Thriller
A mentally unstable photo developer begins to attack a middle-class family after his obsession with them becomes more sick and disturbing than any of them could imagine.
Votes: 102,963 | Gross: $31.60M
For me, one of Williams' boldest career choices. Bravo. Grade: A
20. Death to Smoochy (2002)
R | 109 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A kids show host, Rainbow Randolph, is fired in disgrace while his replacement, Sheldon Mopes, aka Smoochy the Rhino, finds himself a rising star. Unfortunately for Sheldon, the business of kids television isn't all child's play.
Votes: 35,976 | Gross: $8.36M
Nobody disagrees. Grade: F
21. Toys (1992)
PG-13 | 118 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
When a military general inherits a toy making company and begins making war toys, his employees band together to stop him before he ruins the name of Zevo Toys forever.
Votes: 27,925 | Gross: $21.45M
Truly dreadful. Grade: F
22. Jakob the Liar (1999)
PG-13 | 120 min | Drama, War
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Votes: 13,444 | Gross: $4.96M
It was certainly no Life Is Beautiful. Grade: D
23. What Dreams May Come (1998)
PG-13 | 113 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
After he dies in a car crash, a man searches heaven and hell for his beloved wife.
Votes: 89,491 | Gross: $55.49M
Brilliant. Grade: A-
24. Flubber (1997)
PG | 93 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
An absent-minded professor discovers "flubber", a rubber-like super-bouncy substance.
Votes: 70,832 | Gross: $92.98M
Ugh. Grade: D+
25. Jumanji (1995)
PG | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Family
When two kids find and play a magical board game, they release a man trapped for decades in it and a host of dangers that can only be stopped by finishing the game.
Votes: 236,069 | Gross: $100.48M
A worthy EFFORT. Grade: C
26. FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992)
G | 76 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
The magical inhabitants of a rainforest fight to save their home, which is threatened by logging and a polluting force of destruction called Hexxus.
Votes: 22,780 | Gross: $24.65M
Terrific Williams work. Grade: A
27. Hook (1991)
PG | 142 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
When Captain Hook kidnaps his children, an adult Peter Pan must return to Neverland and reclaim his youthful spirit in order to challenge his old enemy.
Votes: 198,452 | Gross: $119.65M
May have received mixed reviews at the time, and Dustin Hoffman stole the show, but this film is wonderful! Grade: A+