The best Robin Williams movies? That’s a hard one! It’s so sad to see he’s gone and won’t you miss him so much? We sure will! But luckily we have some absolutely awesome family movies he has left for us. The following is our best Robin Williams movies list that we felt were appropriate to put on our blog. He’s such a funny guy! It seems like he is either kind of crude or VERY child-friendly and FUN, so we’ve come up with a list of his best family-friendly movies… We hope you enjoy them! Watch our summary video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUhhetYqunE&feature=plcp
#10 – Jumanji
Mommy Bear’s Family Movie Review – This was one of my favorite movies growing up that I would watch with my brothers and sisters over and over. The cast is great and special effects are done pretty well. There are some scary/intense scenes so I would recommend this for older children.
Summary – When young Alan Parrish discovers a mysterious board game, he doesn’t realize its unimaginable powers, until he is magically transported before the startled eyes of his friend, Sarah, into the untamed jungles of Jumanji! There he remains for 26 years until he is freed from the game’s spell by two unsuspecting children. Now a grown man, Alan (Williams) reunites with Sarah (Hunt)and together with Judy (Kirsten Dunst) and Peter (Bradley Pierce) tries to outwit the game’s powerful forces in this imaginative adventure that combines breathtaking special effects with an enchanting mixture of comedy, magic and thrills.
#9 – Jack
Mommy Bear’s Family Movie Review -This movie is on the bottom of my movie list. It was just okay. There are some funny scenes, but for the most part it was bland. I do think that Robin Williams did a good job acting like a 10-year-old, but Diane Lane and Jennifer Lopez stole the show.
Summary – Williams stars as a mischievous 10-year-old who acts like any other boy his age, except he’s in a grown-up’s body. It’s nonstop laughs as Jack embarks on the greatest adventure of his young life…the fifth grade. In Williams’ wildest role ever, you’re taken on a hilarious rides as Jack explores the ups and downs of life from a kid’s point of view! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHaFdSx26WM
#8 – Night at the Museum
Mommy Bear’s Family Movie Review – I thought this movie was very funny and entertaining. Both Ben Stiller and Robin Williams do a great job playing their characters. This movie is enjoyable for children and adults.
Summary – When good-hearted dreamer Larry Daley (Stiller) is hired as night watchman at the Museum of Natural History, he soon discovers that an ancient curse brings all the exhibits to life after the sun sets. Suddenly, Larry finds himself face-to-face with a frisky T. rex skeleton, tiny armies of Romans and cowboys and a mischievous monkey who taunts him to the breaking point. But with the help of President Teddy Roosevelt (Williams), Larry may just figure out a way to control the chaos and become a hero in his son’s eyes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWDwJIBqjSU
Mommy Bear’s Family Movie Review -I have heard mixed reviews about his film and think you will either love it or hate it. I personally didn’t care for it. I thought the first 30 minutes were okay, but after that it dragged on and on. It seemed like a more boring and dark version of Pinocchio to me.
Summary – In a future world of runaway global warming and awe-inspiring scientific advances, humans share every aspect of their lives with sophisticated companion robots called Mechas. But when an advanced prototype robot child named David (Haley Joel Osment) is programmed to show unconditional love, his human family isn’t prepared for the consequences. Suddenly, David is on his own in a strange and dangerous world. Befriended by a streetwise Mecha (Jude Law), David embarks on a spectacular quest to discover the startling secret of his own identity. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6o5GcV0h1Rw
#6 – August Rush
Mommy Bear’s Family Movie Review – I enjoyed watching this film for the music and because I’m a fan of Keri Russell. She does an excellent job at playing Lyla (Evan’s mother). I did think the movie was a little slow in the middle and Robin Williams was quite annoying, although his character is supposed to be portrayed like that. I would recommend watching this at least once.
Summary – There’s music in the wind and sky. Can you hear it? And there’s hope. Can you feel it? The boy called August Rush can. The music mysteriously draws him, penniless and alone, to New York City in a quest to find – somehow, someway – the parents separated from him years earlier. And along the way he may also find the musical genius hidden within him. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=MJ609s9PnOg
Mommy Bear’s Family Movie Review – Both my children and I like this movie. It is one of those movies that you can watch over and over and still love it! It has great music, beautiful animation, and the characters are entertaining. Robin Williams does an exceptional job as the voice of Batty Koda. It also has a positive message about the environment without being overbearing. I would recommend this to all families.
Summary – Magic and adventure await in FernGully, a spectacular rainforest where a bat named Batty, whose radar has gone haywire, joins together with Crysta, Pips and the Beetle Boys to save their marvelous world from the evil Hexxus. Ignoring the warnings of her friends, Crysta, the curious tree fairy, explores the world beyond FernGully. She discovers Zak, a real live human who is helping to demolish the rainforest. Once Zak sees the beauty and magic of FernGully, he vows to save it. But it may be too late. The diabolical Hexxus is on the loose and intent on destroying all of FernGully. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBczHcahPOE
#4 – Happy Feet
Mommy Bear’s Family Movie Review – I thought this movie was entertaining and the animation was fantastic! This isn’t one of my children’s favorite movies, but I thought it was well done and enjoyed it. It has some great messages in it that can be talked with older children about.
Summary – Emperor penguins are born to sing. All except young Mumble, who was born to dance… tap dance. Such un-penguin-like behavior eventually gets Mumble kicked out of Emperor Land and into the big, cold world. Joined by his Adelie Amigos and an all-knowing Rockhopper penguin named Lovelace, Mumble embarks on an epic journey and ultimately proves that by being true to yourself, you can make all the difference in the world! https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=MAIpBSKJWXM
#3 – Mrs. Doubtfire
Mommy Bear’s Family Movie Review – This is a very entertaining and one of the funniest movies with Robin Williams. The rest of the acting is well done and I especially enjoy Mara Wilson playing the youngest daughter. Parents should be aware that there is some strong language, including one “F” word.
Summary – Struggling actor Daniel Hillard (Robin Williams) cant keep a job. And if it were up to his fed up wife (Sally Field), he wouldn’t be allowed to keep his family, either! So when a judge says Daniel can only visit his kids once a week, the inventive dad becomes Mrs. Doubtfire – the perfect nanny to his own children! https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IYyNDWjIivo
#2 – Dead Poets Society
Mommy Bear’s Family Movie Review -I personally have never seen this movie, but I have heard good reviews about it. On several reviews that I have read, people have said this movie changed their life.
Summary – Williams portrays passionate English professor John Keating, who, in an age of crew cuts, sport coats and cheerless conformity, inspires his students to live life to the fullest, exclaiming…”Carpe Diem, lads! Seize the day. Make your lives extraordinary!” The charismatic teacher’s emotionally charged challenge is met by his students with irrepressible enthusiasm–changing their lives forever. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=aQwVQzs9pHk
#1 – Aladdin (Currently not available on DVD)
Mommy Bear’s Family Movie Review – This is one of my favorite Disney movies. I love the storyline, the songs, the characters, and everything else about it! Robin Williams does a phenomenal job as the voice of the Genie and makes the movie even more wonderful. There are some scenes that younger children could get scared, but this is definitely a must see for children 7 and older.
Summary – In the heart of an enchanted city, a commoner named Aladdin and his mischievous monkey Abu battle to save the free-spirited Princess Jasmine from the schemes of the evil sorcerer Jafar. Aladdin’s whole life changes with one rub of a magic lamp as a fun-loving, shape-shifting Genie appears and grants him three wishes, setting him on an incredible journey of discovery. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QapaqcDucmg
Other Great Robin Willams Films:
These are movies that did not make it into our top 10 list but we think are great movies with Robin Williams. He is such a good actor it was hard to only pick a top 10. These are not in any particular order but movies we think you might enjoy.
Mommy Bear’s Family Movie Review – This is a childhood classic movie. I am surprised to not see this movie on the top list. Robin Williams is hilarious in this movie. It is one of his older films that is geared toward younger children.
Summary- An absent-minded professor discovers “flubber,” a rubber-like super-bouncy substance.
Mommy Bear’s Family Movie Review – The movie Hook is great! A very fun movie to watch with Peter Pan. It is a fun change in perspective. I like how it has Peter Pan who is grown up and his kids of his own doesn’t remember his childhood bring that all back memory to help his children. It is a well done movie!
Summary- 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.
Mommy Bear’s Family Movie Review – This movie a sequel of a childhood favorite. It is tough to live up to the same standards. I would say the original Aladdin is better however this one is worth seeing at least once. Robin Williams is once again brilliant as the Genie.
Summary- At long last, Aladdin is about to marry the Princess Jasmine. Despite the presence and encouragement of his friends Genie, Carpet, and Abu, he is fearful and anxious. He is most worried as to what kind of father he will be, having never known his own. But when the 40 Thieves disrupt the wedding trying to steal a magical oracular talisman, Aladdin is drawn into a dangerous quest to stop the thieves…and find his long-lost father.
Mommy Bear’s Family Movie Review – This is a fun sequel to the first movie and introduces some fun new characters. I didn’t think I would like this movie and was unsure how they would pull off a sequel. It ended up being better than I was expecting.
Summary- Security guard Larry Daley infiltrates the Smithsonian Institution in order to rescue Jedediah and Octavius, who have been shipped to the museum by mistake.
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
Mommy Bear’s Family Movie Review – This movie doesn’t come out till the end of 2014 but I am excited to see this one. It looks good and different enough from the first to that it will be a good follow-up.
Summary- Larry leaves New York City for London on a quest to save the magic before it is gone forever.
Mommy Bear’s Family Movie Review – This movie is cute and great movie for little ones. It teaches about team work and everyone doing there part to make things happen.
Summary- Mumble’s son, Erik, is struggling to realize his talents in the Emperor Penguin world. Meanwhile, Mumble and his family and friends discover a new threat their home — one that will take everyone working together to save them.
Mommy Bear’s Family Movie Review – This is an adult movie and wouldn’t have my children watch this. Robin Williams is hilarious as the reverend and you will definitely laugh. There are a couple of references to sex but not anything too “bad”.
Summary- A reverend puts an engaged couple through a grueling marriage preparation course to see if they are meant to be married in his church.
Mommy Bear’s Family Movie Review – This movie brings you on a fun adventure with Robin Williams and his family. This movie is pretty funny and has some corkiness but is pretty entertaining.
Summary- 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.
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Summary- In a robot world, a young idealistic inventor travels to the big city to join his inspiration’s company, only to find himself opposing its sinister new management.
Mommy Bear’s Family Movie Review – I like the lessons this movie teaches. We are all human and we can go about life without feeling but that is not how it should be. I found this movie to be a inspirational and beautiful story.
Summary- An android endeavors to become human as he gradually acquires emotions.
Mommy Bear’s Family Movie Review – I haven’t seen this movie myself, but it looks very good and I would like to see it soon. Have you seen it? What did you think about it?
Summary- In 1944 Poland, a Jewish shop keeper named Jakob is summoned to ghetto headquarters after being caught out near curfew. While waiting for the German Kommondant, Jakob overhears a German radio broadcast about Russian troop movements. Returned to the ghetto, the shopkeeper shares his information with a friend and then rumors fly that there is a secret radio within the ghetto. Jakob uses the chance to spread hope throughout the ghetto by continuing to tell favorable tales of information from “his secret radio.” Jakob, however, has a real secret in that he is hiding a young Jewish girl who escaped from a camp transport train. A rather uplifting and slightly humorous film about World War II Jewish Ghetto life.
Mommy Bear’s Family Movie Review – This is a great movie, not only will you laugh but you will smile seeing the difference that is made in the lives of so many patients and and other doctors. Laughs can be contagious and Robin Williams definitely knows how to do this correctly.
Summary- A medical student in the 70’s treats patients, illegally, using humor.
Mommy Bear’s Family Movie Review – This movie presents an interesting perspective after life. Robin Williams acts wonderfully in this film. He is a loving and tender person with lots of personality. This movie is a little bit different but doesn’t mean that is negative.
Summary- After dying in a car crash a man searches the afterlife for his wife.