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HamletHamlet (1997) Recommended
Dir. Kenneth Branagh
Feat. Kenneth Branagh, Julie Christie, Jack Lemmon
A flash and vigorous reading of Shakespeare's tragedy of the melancholy Dane, hatched by Kenneth Branagh and a bevy of incongruous thesps. An…
FlubberFlubber (1997)
Dir. Les Mayfield
Feat. Robin Williams, Marcia Gay Harden
Robin Williams again gets the character–chemistry right in a reprise of the classic Absent–Minded Professor, the inadvertent inventor of…
Good Will HuntingGood Will Hunting (1997)
Dir. Gus Van Sant
Feat. Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Robin Williams
Toasted as the stars ascendant of New Hollywood, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck flaunt their writing/acting prowess in this affecting parable of how…
Deconstructing HarryDeconstructing Harry (1998)
Dir. Woody Allen
Feat. Woody Allen, Judy Davis, Bob Balaban
Woody Allen's most unruly comedy in years is an excoriating satire on his 'public–image': morally–depraved author Harry Blok, in a…
What Dreams May ComeWhat Dreams May Come (1998)
Dir. Vincent Ward
Feat. Robin Williams, Annabella Sciorra, Cuba Jr. Gooding
Visually extravagant dive into the afterlife, courtesy of New Zealander Vincent Ward, applying his classically–educated eye to a…
Patch AdamsPatch Adams (1999)
Dir. Tom Shadyac
Feat. Robin Williams
Robin Williams chalks up another outsized, sentimental creation as a depressive–turned–trainee doctor who upsets the establishment when…
Jakob the LiarJakob the Liar (1999)
Dir. Peter Kassovitz
Feat. Alan Arkin, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Robin Williams
In this second version of Jurek Becker's novel, Robin Williams plays a café–owner in Nazi–occupied Poland who capitalises on an unearned…
Bicentennial ManBicentennial Man (1999)
Dir. Chris Columbus
Feat. Robin Williams, Sam Neill, Embeth Davidtz
The indefatigable Robin Williams extends his range into the robotic, playing a household android who, over the course of 200 years learns what it is…
Robin Williams - Live on BroadwayRobin Williams - Live on Broadway (2002) Aro Favourite
Dir. Marty Callner
Feat. Robin Williams
Robin Williams returns to his roots as a stand–up comedian after a 16 year hiatus, proving to have lost nothing of his stupendous comic…
Death to SmoochyDeath to Smoochy (2002)
Dir. Danny DeVito
Feat. Robin Williams, Edward Norton, Catherine Keener
An exuberantly mean–spirited send–up of kids’ television, where lewd, foulmouthed clown Robin Williams declares "death to Smoochy", a…
One Hour PhotoOne Hour Photo (2002)
Dir. Mark Romanek
Feat. Robin Williams, Connie Nielsen, Michael Vartan
In a nifty piece of gimmick casting, Robin Williams shows his darker side as a lonely, middle–aged photolab assistant who develops an unhealthy…
InsomniaInsomnia (2002) Aro Favourite
Dir. Christopher Nolan
Feat. Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank
Consummate thriller from the director of “Memento” is an exemplary remake that follows closely yet deftly refines the well–regarded yet…
Final Cut, TheFinal Cut, The (2004)
Dir. Omar Naim
Feat. Robin Williams, Mira Sorvino, Jim Caviezel
Pertinent in an age where everything is over–recorded, and continuing a wave of films that play with memory, this sci–fi speculation from…
NoelNoel (2004)
Dir. Chazz Palminteri
Feat. Penelope Cruz, Chazz Palminteri, Susan Sarandon
Five New Yorkers seek redemption from their problems on Christmas Eve in this not–unoriginal Festive drama. WIth a snow–powdered…
Aristocrats, TheAristocrats, The (2005)
Dir. Paul Provenza
Feat. Jason Alexander, Hank Azaria, Billy Connolly
One hundred venerable comedians perform, scrutinise and riff on a particularly dirty joke (touted as the world's most obscene), which has apparently…
Big White, TheBig White, The (2005)
Dir. Mark Mylod
Feat. Robin Williams, Holly Hunter, Giovanni Ribisi
Black farce set in snowy Alaska around travel–agent Robin Williams who is struggling to help his ailing wife and seizes a dubious opportunity…
RVRV (Runaway Vacation) (2006)
Dir. Barry Sonnenfeld
Feat. Robin Williams, Jeff Daniels, Cherly Hines
Amusing recyled family–disaster comedy with Robin Williams behind the wheel of a lumbering bus–wagon (or 'RV') and determined to make his…
Happy FeetHappy Feet (2006) Recommended
Dir. George Miller
Feat. Robin Williams, Elijah Wood, Hugh Jackman
A winning animated tale of all–singing, all–dancing penguins in Antarctica, with Elijah Woods as the vocally–challenged 'Mumble'…
Night at the MuseumNight at the Museum (2006)
Dir. Shawn Levy
Feat. Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Dick Van Dyke
Rambuctious creature comedy starring Ben Stiller as a 'desperate dad' who takes the graveyard shift as a night guard for the Natural History Museum,…
Night Listener, TheNight Listener, The (2006)
Dir. Patrick Stettner
Feat. Robin Williams, Toni Collette, Rory Culkin
A restrained Robin Williams plays a radio host who becomes fixated with an autobiography of a boy supposedly dying of AIDS in this unconventional…
Man of the YearMan of the Year (2006)
Dir. Barry Levinson
Feat. Robin Williams, Christopher Walken, Laura Linney
Played for quick laughs, this political satire suitably casts Robin Williams as an affable, late–night talk show host who runs for President…
Comic Relief - The Greatest and the LatestComic Relief - The Greatest and the Latest (2006)
Feat. Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, Billy Crystal
Stand–up comedy collection of the greatest moments in 'Comic Relief' history, a comedy show featuring top comedians benefiting important causes…
License to WedLicense to Wed (2007)
Dir. Ken Kwapis
Feat. Robin Williams, Mandy Moore
Robin Williams flounders as a Reverend whose mandate to reduce the nation’s escalating divorce rate gives rise to a boot–camp for engaged…
August RushAugust Rush (2007) Aro Favourite
Dir. Kirsten Sheridan
Feat. Freddie Highmore, Keri Russell, Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Celebrating the inspiring power of music, this captivating drama follows the quest of an orphaned musical prodigy who uses his gift to find his…
Old DogsOld Dogs (2009)
Dir. Walt Becker
Feat. John Travolta, Robin Williams, Kelly Preston
Tepid ‘house–husband’ comedy, with Travolta and Williams flexing their middle aged spread as business partners saddled with the care of…
Robin Williams - Weapons Of Self DestructionRobin Williams - Weapons Of Self Destruction (2009)
Feat. Robin Williams
In his first solo special for HBO in seven years, Williams now pushing sixty, shows his mind still moves at it's own unfathomable pace. As manic and…
World's Greatest DadWorld's Greatest Dad (2009) Aro Favourite
Dir. Bobcat Goldthwait
Feat. Robin Williams, Daryl Sabara, Geoff Pierson
Savage black comedy gifts Robin Williams his best role in years as a struggling writer and poetry teacher whose life is burdened by his insufferable…
Happy Feet 2Happy Feet 2 (2011)
Dir. George Miller
Feat. Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Sofia Vergara
The all–singing, all–dancing Emperor penguins return to tap up a storm while facing the ever apparent consequences of climate change in…
Big Wedding, TheBig Wedding, The (2013)
Dir. Justin Zackham
Feat. Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Katherine Heigl
Predictably inspired by a French farce (Mon frère se marie), and populated by the usual suspects of geriatric comic romances (Keaton, De Niro, et…
Butler, TheButler, The (2013)
Dir. Lee Daniels
Feat. Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Mariah Carey
A stagy but sincere history of post–war Black America from the point of view of a White House servant (played by Forest Whitaker). It works as…

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