Robin Williams (1951-2014)

Robin Williams


 Aladdin (1992) Rated G

When resourceful “street rat” Aladdin falls in love with the sultan’s beautiful, independent daughter, there’s nothing he won’t do to win her heart — including enlisting the help of a scene-stealing genie.

 Dead Poets Society (1989) Rated PG

Oscar nominee Robin Williams stars as John Keating, an unconventional teacher who inspires students through poetry. When the school fires him, his devastated students rally behind him, mindful of the ways he has changed their lives.

 Good Will Hunting (1997) Rated R

When professors at MIT discover that an aimless young janitor working at the university is also a mathematical genius, a therapist helps the young man confront the demons that are holding him back.

 Night at the Museum (2006) Rated PG

Chaos reigns at the natural history museum when night watchman Larry Daley accidentally stirs up an ancient curse, awakening Attila the Hun, an army of gladiators, a Tyrannosaurus rex and other exhibits.

 Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) Rated PG-13

Loving but irresponsible dad Daniel Hillard, estranged from his exasperated spouse, is crushed by a court order allowing only weekly visits with his kids. When Daniel learns his ex needs a housekeeper, he gets the job — disguised as an English nanny. Soon he becomes not only his children’s best pal but the kind of parent he should have been from the start.

Honorable mention:

 Shelley Duvall’s Faerie Tale Theater (1982) Rated NR

Host and fairy tale enthusiast Shelley Duvall produced this classic Showtime series, whose all-star cast includes Robin Williams as the Frog Prince and Billy Crystal as the smartest of the “Three Little Pigs.” Watch for Jeff Bridges, Christopher Reeve, Liza Minnelli, Vincent Price, Jeff Goldblum and Mick Jagger in such tales as “Aladdin,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Rip Van Winkle” and many more.

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