6 Robin Williams Classics Now Available on Netflix

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This post is part of my ambassadorship with the Netflix Stream Team. All thoughts are my own

It’s no doubt that Robin Williams has touched the lives of millions. Since his passing nearly two weeks ago, friends of Robin Williams have been honoring and reminiscing about his life, his hilarity and the presence that he had. 

Many of my own friends have been paying respect to the beloved actor as well, my Facebook feed has been filled with status updates showing films that people are watching. Robin Williams was a genius. I grew up watching him for the first time on Mork and Mindy so it was funny to see everyone saying Na-Nu Na-Nu along with the Mr. Spock hand salute. Memories came flooding back to me from these times.

I’ve been reminiscing about Robin Williams myself, looking up his older films and revisiting many of them on Netflix. Since his passing, many of his films have made it to the Top Movies lists and a selection of them are available for streaming on Netflix. 

Here are some of the great Robin Williams movies that are available for streaming on Netflix right now:

Hook” (1991)

6 Robin Williams Classics Now Available on Netflix

“”Hook” is a film of magic and wonder that will leave you with a feeling of joy in everyday living. Peter Pan has forgotten about Never Never Land until he is visiting London and his children are kidnapped by the nasty pirate, Captain Hook. It would be impossible to imagine anyone else who could pull off the roll of Peter Pan as brilliantly as Robin Williams…Dustin Hoffman is great as the evil Hook. With a cast of so many children, this had to be a difficult “shoot” for Stephen Spielberg but the story comes off flawlessly. With lavish settings, sets, costumes and action sequences, this film is a real winner. Maggie Smith is only on screen a few times, but her presence lights up those moments. For all children and those who are young at heart, a must see.” 

Jumanji” (1995)

6 Robin Williams Classics Now Available on Netflix

“Wonderful movie, with a unique and as far as I know original plot. The film is action packed and quite literally had me at the edge of my seat several times! Robin Williams was great in this movie and in my opinion was one of his most entertaining performances. He was able to find a great balance of comedy and drama in this film, which made for an enjoyable 2hrs watching a legend at work. RIP Robin Williams! Your work lives on!”

 

World’s Greatest Dad” (2009)

6 Robin Williams Classics Now Available on Netflix

This had to be one of the most weird-yet-brilliant/profound last films that Robin Williams starred in. A really interesting comedy/drama. Worth it.I would even suggest parents showing it to their teen kids… Let me rephrase that… I would suggest that parents FORCE their teen kids to watch this. Youth today could use a bit more wisdom so that they don’t continue hurting people, beyond their parents’ knowledge.”

The Big Wedding” (2013)

6 Robin Williams Classics Now Available on Netflix

Divorcees are forced to pretend they are married in a weak attempt to appease their family and friends who have gathered to celebrate their son’s wedding. Rather than simply play the role, they go overboard… which produces a hilarious result you will not want to miss. De Niro and Keaton deliver amasterful performance as the main characters, and the acting is superb all around with an all star studded cast which includes a well assembled potpourri of different styles, including Heigl, Sarandon and Robin Williams. This movie is a must see for the whole family which you will not want to miss! Five stars!!”

Get Bruce!” (1999)

6 Robin Williams Classics Now Available on Netflix

 “An entertaining doc that enlightens viewers on both the comedic and the business side of comedic show business. Don’t watch this to get insight into the tortured soul of Bruce Vilanch. Do watch this to learn about the comedic process and the man who is Bruce Vilanch. A man who was once only known behind the scenes and whose talent has propelled him to the attention of the nation, Get Bruce will capture your attention and reward you for the time you spend. The testimonials by some of the best-known comedians in America presented here, as well as the genuine interaction, both impress and entertain. Anyone who is a fan of comedy itself simply has no choice but to watch this (don’t be the last on the block). For everyone else, this is a sleeper that is fun and will make you laugh. Rent it.”

The Fisher King” (1991)

6 Robin Williams Classics Now Available on Netflix
This is Gilliam’s straightest film to date and still it’s phantasmagorical! Chock full of humorous highs and tragical lows this is a rollercoaster for the emotions so be prepared to wipe tears of joy and sorrow from your eyes. The film contains two of the most romantic visuals on film, look for the Grand Central Station waltz and a stunning end to the Chinese Restaurant scene. Give The Fisher King a shot, you’ll be glad you did!”

*All quotes came from the Netflix website

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26 thoughts on “6 Robin Williams Classics Now Available on Netflix

  • August 31, 2014 at 2:49 pm
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    Oh how I love Robin Williams and his movies. I am so saddened my his death. These look like a few I need to watch again! Reply
  • August 28, 2014 at 4:56 pm
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    I had no idea these were on Netflix! I need to watch these- I've seen Hook & Jumanji but not the others. I just watched Aladdin with my son last week in his memory. Reply
  • August 28, 2014 at 9:25 am
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    I love him and his movies. I see two I've never seen that I'm going to be looking for. Reply
  • August 28, 2014 at 1:03 am
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    Man, he was really in so many many movies! So many really good movies too! We loved Hook in our house, for sure! Reply
  • August 28, 2014 at 12:47 am
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    I haven't seen some of these. I forgot about Hook, I loved that one! Reply
  • August 27, 2014 at 6:38 pm
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    This is awesome that Netflix put these movies on there. I will be having a Robin Williams marathon this weekend! Reply
  • August 27, 2014 at 2:14 pm
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    I was just saying that I need a Robin Williams marathon. Thanks for sharing these classics Reply
  • August 27, 2014 at 1:38 pm
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    We use Netflix everyday to watch our favorite movies and TV shows. I love that they have added more Robin Williams movies to the selection. Reply
  • August 27, 2014 at 12:01 pm
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    I love Robbin Williams. I was so heartbroken when I heard of his passing. It's so sad to me to know that a person who was loved by millions of people felt so alone he couldn't go on. It's a terrible thing. Reply
  • August 27, 2014 at 9:14 am
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    So happy that The Fisher King made your list. I really miss Robin Williams, but at least we have his movies and stand up to enjoy. Reply
  • August 27, 2014 at 1:17 am
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    I didn't realize there were so many Robin Williams movies I hadn't seen yet. I need to step it up. Reply
  • August 27, 2014 at 12:01 am
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    I love all of his movies! I thought Billy Crystal's tribute was perfection. Reply
  • August 26, 2014 at 10:24 pm
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    Robin Williams' passing has saddened me. I was a huge fan. Don't know if I am ready for a movie as I would probably cry. :( Reply
  • August 26, 2014 at 9:55 pm
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    whoa. what the heck!! how have i not seen all of these? weekend viewing, here i come! Reply
  • August 26, 2014 at 9:30 pm
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    Hook and Jumanji were my favorites growing up. I've easily seen them 100 times. Reply
  • August 26, 2014 at 8:39 pm
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    These are such great movies. He will definitely be missed. Reply
  • August 26, 2014 at 7:27 pm
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    I love this. Robin Williams was an amazing actor and will truly be missed! I love introducing my son to his movies that I grew up watching! Reply
  • August 26, 2014 at 6:17 pm
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    Would you believe I haven't seen any of these movies?! I need to get to watching! Reply
  • August 26, 2014 at 4:07 pm
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    It will be a bit sad to watch Robin Williams again. I am looking forward to seeing some of the all-time favorites like Hook. Reply
  • August 26, 2014 at 12:04 pm
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    Even though I have seen them all multiple times, I want to go rewatch every single one of them :) Reply

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