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Subject: Best Robin Williams movie of the 90s

Written By: audkal on 04/12/07 at 10:51 pm

You can choose up to 3.  :)

I voted--

Mrs. Doubtfire
Jumanji
Patch Adams

Subject: Re: Best Robin Williams movie of the 90s

Written By: nally on 04/12/07 at 10:54 pm

My picks:

Mrs. Doubtfire
Birdcage
Good Will Hunting

Subject: Re: Best Robin Williams movie of the 90s

Written By: Tia on 04/12/07 at 10:58 pm

fisher king, deconstructing harry, good will hunting. (oops! my vote for deconstructing harry was an accident. i was thinking of "regarding henry," the movie with harrison ford where he's a real jerk and then gets shot in the head and it gives him a conscience. a lot of people hate that movie but i've always been kind-of a fan, and the scene when he gets shot! it's so awful. :( great acting from him.)

but i digress. looking at that list... wow. robin williams has been in some irritating movies! patch adams made me wanna end my life, sorry. :P and what dreams may come! no, please, no. fisher king and good will hunting were both great though. i think he's really talented. i LOVED one hour photo, although i think that's a 2000s movie, yeah?

Subject: Re: Best Robin Williams movie of the 90s

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 04/12/07 at 11:00 pm

Hook
Jack
Patch Adams

Subject: Re: Best Robin Williams movie of the 90s

Written By: audkal on 04/12/07 at 11:08 pm


i think he's really talented. i LOVED one hour photo, although i think that's a 2000s movie, yeah?


OHP was great, but yeah it was a '00s movie.  ::)

Subject: Re: Best Robin Williams movie of the 90s

Written By: whistledog on 04/13/07 at 12:42 pm

♦ Cadillac Man
♦ Toys (My all-time favourite film of his)
♦ Bicentennial Man

Subject: Re: Best Robin Williams movie of the 90s

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 04/13/07 at 1:03 pm

It's gotta be Mrs. Doubtfire...

That movie is hilarious!  8)

Subject: Re: Best Robin Williams movie of the 90s

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 04/13/07 at 1:25 pm

I voted for

Awakenings (1990)
What Dreams may Come (an awesome movie)
Jakob the liar

although I could have also voted for Hook, Toys and Good Will Hunting easily too

Subject: Re: Best Robin Williams movie of the 90s

Written By: Tanya1976 on 04/13/07 at 6:34 pm

Mrs. Doubtfire
To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar
Jumanji

4th choice (I must've skipped this when scanning down): Awakenings - it was so sad but kind of uplifting at the same time.

Subject: Re: Best Robin Williams movie of the 90s

Written By: nupur on 04/15/07 at 11:39 am

My 3:

Jumanji
Mrs. Doubtfire
Aladdin

Subject: Re: Best Robin Williams movie of the 90s

Written By: JamieMcBain on 04/15/07 at 6:14 pm

I like Aladdin, alot.

Subject: Re: Best Robin Williams movie of the 90s

Written By: robby76 on 04/16/07 at 12:52 am

Loved Mrs Doubtfire and loved the Birdcage! I'm not keen on his style of zany comedy but I loved him in these.

Subject: Re: Best Robin Williams movie of the 90s

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 04/16/07 at 12:58 am

Hook
Mrs. Doubtfire
Aladdin

Subject: Re: Best Robin Williams movie of the 90s

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/16/07 at 1:22 am

Hook (1991)
Toys (1992)
Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

and

Jumanji (1995)

Subject: Re: Best Robin Williams movie of the 90s

Written By: 80sTrivMeister on 04/16/07 at 4:47 am

My favorite movie of Robin's from that time period is Jumanji!!! Loved that movie as a kid! Followed by Mrs. Doubtfire and The Birdcage!!! :)

Subject: Re: Best Robin Williams movie of the 90s

Written By: Marty McFly on 04/16/07 at 9:58 am

I went with Mrs. Doubtfire/Jumanji/Patch Adams.

I especially liked Mrs. Doubtfire for personal reasons too. My parents were briefly separated right about when this came out, so I could relate to that aspect of it on all sides. My dad sorta is like Robin Williams too, with the voices/crazy humor and all, lol. I didn't see it till it was on VHS, so even though it's tail end 1993, I associate it with '94.

Subject: Re: Best Robin Williams movie of the 90s

Written By: audkal on 04/16/07 at 12:52 pm


I especially liked Mrs. Doubtfire for personal reasons too. My parents were briefly separated right about when this came out, so I could relate to that aspect of it on all sides. My dad sorta is like Robin Williams too, with the voices/crazy humor and all, lol.


Do you think it helped out at all, being able to relate to it?  I thought it was good that it had a sweet but realistic ending in that, the parents don't exactly get back together, but the kids are still able to spend a lot of time with their dad.  Still one of my favorite movies of all time.


I didn't see it till it was on VHS, so even though it's tail end 1993, I associate it with '94.


Same. ;D The only time we ever got to watch it was at my uncles, probably in early '94.  We rarely bought movies at the time 'cause we didn't have much money.  Videos themselves were like $20 at the time anyway.

Subject: Re: Best Robin Williams movie of the 90s

Written By: nally on 04/16/07 at 1:02 pm


I went with Mrs. Doubtfire/Jumanji/Patch Adams.

I especially liked Mrs. Doubtfire for personal reasons too. My parents were briefly separated right about when this came out, so I could relate to that aspect of it on all sides. My dad sorta is like Robin Williams too, with the voices/crazy humor and all, lol. I didn't see it till it was on VHS, so even though it's tail end 1993, I associate it with '94.

I saw it on VHS for the first time in 1994 as well...in my 8th grade English class. It was probably released on video in early 1994 anyway.

Subject: Re: Best Robin Williams movie of the 90s

Written By: Marty McFly on 04/16/07 at 1:06 pm


Do you think it helped out at all, being able to relate to it?  I thought it was good that it had a sweet but realistic ending in that, the parents don't exactly get back together, but the kids are still able to spend a lot of time with their dad.  Still one of my favorite movies of all time.

Same. ;D The only time we ever got to watch it was at my uncles, probably in early '94.  We rarely bought movies at the time 'cause we didn't have much money.  Videos themselves were like $20 at the time anyway.


Yeah, I think I would've liked the movie anyway, but it felt that much more personal to me for what I was going through then (plus, I'm a Bay Area native, and was almost the same age Chris and Lydia, the two older kids, were).

The one difference was that, my mom is more laid back/youngish and not that similar to Miranda (who was the more "conservative" of the parents).

I have a feeling if it were made in the '80s, it would've had the more traditional ending with Miranda forgiving Daniel and letting him move back in or something. It almost seemed more "real" the way it was, but happy enough. I always assumed (if they were real people) that the parents got along after that point, even if from a distance.

P.S. I remember how inaffordable tapes were then. A cheap used VHS was around 12 bucks. ;D I feel too spoiled now, with DVDs for half that.

Subject: Re: Best Robin Williams movie of the 90s

Written By: audkal on 04/16/07 at 10:08 pm


It almost seemed more "real" the way it was, but happy enough. I always assumed (if they were real people) that the parents got along after that point, even if from a distance.


Yeah I did too.  And it was also fitting at the end when Daniel had his "Mrs. Doubtfire show", and answered a letter from a kid who's parents were getting divorced.  Since he was going through a divorce himself, he knew just the right way to respond.


P.S. I remember how inaffordable tapes were then. A cheap used VHS was around 12 bucks. ;D I feel too spoiled now, with DVDs for half that.


So do I, lol.  ;D

Subject: Re: Best Robin Williams movie of the 90s

Written By: Tam on 04/16/07 at 10:21 pm

Mrs. Doubtfire
Jack
Good Will Hunting


This was a hard one for me because there are way too many to choose from.

Subject: Re: Best Robin Williams movie of the 90s

Written By: Ashkicksass on 04/17/07 at 10:07 am

The Birdcage is one of my favorite movies of all time.  I also like Hook and Alladin.

Subject: Re: Best Robin Williams movie of the 90s

Written By: Marty McFly on 04/17/07 at 9:06 pm

Whoa, I almost entirely forgot about Jack. Back when I saw it in the theatre, at first I was disappointed because it wasn't as funny/silly as I'd hoped (being 14 and a half, I was into Happy Gilmore-type stuff that year, lol). I guess it was more maudlin than a true comedy, but I realized it still had its good parts and a nice, albeit slightly sad message.




Yeah I did too.  And it was also fitting at the end when Daniel had his "Mrs. Doubtfire show", and answered a letter from a kid who's parents were getting divorced.  Since he was going through a divorce himself, he knew just the right way to respond.


Exactly. What he said was touching and realistic, and really strikes a chord even to people who didn't go through that, probably. Even though Doubtfire was a character within a character, I still got attached to "her", and the show was like a way for her to live on.

Subject: Re: Best Robin Williams movie of the 90s

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/18/07 at 1:15 am


Whoa, I almost entirely forgot about Jack. Back when I saw it in the theatre, at first I was disappointed because it wasn't as funny/silly as I'd hoped (being 14 and a half, I was into Happy Gilmore-type stuff that year, lol). I guess it was more maudlin than a true comedy, but I realized it still had its good parts and a nice, albeit slightly sad message.

I saw Jack too, and found it the same as you, it was a good idea for a film but treated and shot in the wrong.

Subject: Re: Best Robin Williams movie of the 90s

Written By: Marty McFly on 04/18/07 at 10:04 pm


I saw Jack too, and found it the same as you, it was a good idea for a film but treated and shot in the wrong.


Yeah, that was one of those movies where the funny scenes were pretty much in the previews, lol.

Basically it took an idea that on the surface was funny (a 40-year old guy acting 10), but it was sort of sad. Due to the realization that since he aged four times faster, when he graduated high school at (presumably) 18, he's like 72 years old and already wouldn't have that much longer to live.

Subject: Re: Best Robin Williams movie of the 90s

Written By: KKay on 04/18/07 at 11:01 pm

Cadillac  Man is great.
Good Will Hunting was a good performance.
That's pretty much it.

Subject: Re: Best Robin Williams movie of the 90s

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 04/18/07 at 11:30 pm

Ya know what? He totally creeped me out in the movie, "One Hour Photo"....I mean, seriously creeped me out. :o

Subject: Re: Best Robin Williams movie of the 90s

Written By: whistledog on 04/19/07 at 12:57 am


Ya know what? He totally creeped me out in the movie, "One Hour Photo"....I mean, seriously creeped me out. :o


He was very creepy in that yes.  It was a good change from his comedic roles.  Loved it!

Subject: Re: Best Robin Williams movie of the 90s

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 04/19/07 at 2:23 pm


He was very creepy in that yes.  It was a good change from his comedic roles.  Loved it!



see...I HATED...no wait...LOATHED that movie....I thought it was horrible...I hated his character...it actually made me not wanna watch his movies for awhile.  The last movie that I saw him in was, "The Night Listener"....it was an ok movie...the book was better though....at least he wasn't creepy in it.

Subject: Re: Best Robin Williams movie of the 90s

Written By: whistledog on 04/20/07 at 9:43 pm



see...I HATED...no wait...LOATHED that movie....I thought it was horrible...I hated his character...it actually made me not wanna watch his movies for awhile.  The last movie that I saw him in was, "The Night Listener"....it was an ok movie...the book was better though....at least he wasn't creepy in it.


That's what made One Hour Photo so good.  Williams is best known for goofy crazy roles that make people laugh.  It was nice to see him do a thriller.  It was a flop though, which shows that people would rather see him in a comedic role.  It was kind of a daring role for him to do.  I'm glad it didn't harm his career

Subject: Re: Best Robin Williams movie of the 90s

Written By: audkal on 04/20/07 at 11:16 pm



it actually made me not wanna watch his movies for awhile.


Something I forgot to mention is that after I saw One Hour Photo, I had a dream where Robin Williams stalked me at a gas-station and molested me.  I mean not joking!  And yeah I really didn't want to watch any of his movies for a while after that.  :\'(

Subject: Re: Best Robin Williams movie of the 90s

Written By: robby76 on 04/20/07 at 11:52 pm

I loved One Hour Photo. Just showed how good an actor he really is.

Subject: Re: Best Robin Williams movie of the 90s

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/21/07 at 12:02 am

Robin Williams was the recipient of a Saturn Award for his portrayal of Sy in One Hour Photo

Subject: Re: Best Robin Williams movie of the 90s

Written By: Marty McFly on 04/21/07 at 4:15 am

I haven't seen One Hour Photo, so maybe I'm saying this from a distance, but from what I saw in the previews and heard about it later, it didn't make me want to! I don't blame anyone for being creeped out by it.

Subject: Re: Best Robin Williams movie of the 90s

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/21/07 at 6:53 am

I plan to watch One Hour Photo with the commentry very soon

Subject: Re: Best Robin Williams movie of the 90s

Written By: Haman on 05/04/07 at 5:03 am

I voted for Awakenings, Mrs. Doubtfire and Good Will Hunting.

Robin Williams is definitely a great actor so it is difficult to choose just a few options.

:)

Subject: Re: Best Robin Williams movie of the 90s

Written By: Haman on 05/04/07 at 5:13 am


I haven't seen One Hour Photo, so maybe I'm saying this from a distance, but from what I saw in the previews and heard about it later, it didn't make me want to! I don't blame anyone for being creeped out by it.


If you are talking about the film I believe -in my country, film titles are not simply translated but invented right away  ;D - One Hour Photo is an excellent movie, and the character that Williams interprets is a total frightening freak.

I strongly encourage everyone to watch this film.

Subject: Re: Best Robin Williams movie of the 90s

Written By: Howard on 08/12/14 at 2:21 pm

We are celebrating the life of Robin Williams, what is your favorite film from him?

Subject: Re: Best Robin Williams movie of the 90s

Written By: AmericanGirl on 08/12/14 at 4:44 pm

I picked Mrs. Doubtfire - I was watching it just last night.  Robin Williams is genius.  What an awesome hilarious movie.

Subject: Re: Best Robin Williams movie of the 90s

Written By: Vance Jacobsen on 08/12/14 at 8:40 pm

Hook
Mrs.D
I saw both of those in the theatre as a kid.
The Fisher King (his best performance hands down 8))

Subject: Re: Best Robin Williams movie of the 90s

Written By: KatanaChick on 08/12/14 at 8:43 pm


I picked Mrs. Doubtfire - I was watching it just last night.  Robin Williams is genius.  What an awesome hilarious movie.

I heard on the news something about a sequel to it, but why the idea so late. Now they can't, or if they did it couldn't be the same.

Subject: Re: Best Robin Williams movie of the 90s

Written By: Todd Pettingzoo on 08/12/14 at 10:40 pm

Mrs. Doubtfire and Good Will Hunting.

Subject: Re: Best Robin Williams movie of the 90s

Written By: joeman on 08/13/14 at 8:16 am

What Dreams May Come (1998)

It was so ahead of it's time.

Subject: Re: Best Robin Williams movie of the 90s

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/14 at 9:58 am


Hook
Mrs.D
I saw both of those in the theatre as a kid.
The Fisher King (his best performance hands down 8))
I have The Fisher King on my to see list.

Subject: Re: Best Robin Williams movie of the 90s

Written By: Howard on 08/13/14 at 2:25 pm


I picked Mrs. Doubtfire - I was watching it just last night.  Robin Williams is genius.  What an awesome hilarious movie.


Mrs Doubtfire was so funny. ;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-R21imckcUE

Subject: Re: Best Robin Williams movie of the 90s

Written By: Howard on 08/13/14 at 2:26 pm


I heard on the news something about a sequel to it, but why the idea so late. Now they can't, or if they did it couldn't be the same.


You can't replace Robin Williams, He was an original. :(

Subject: Re: Best Robin Williams movie of the 90s

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/14 at 2:47 pm


I heard on the news something about a sequel to it, but why the idea so late. Now they can't, or if they did it couldn't be the same.
Lateness, trying to find a suitable storyline?

I hope now the film is shelved and the idea of Mrs Doubtfire is left alone.

Subject: Re: Best Robin Williams movie of the 90s

Written By: Howard on 08/14/14 at 3:42 pm


Lateness, trying to find a suitable storyline?

I hope now the film is shelved and the idea of Mrs Doubtfire is left alone.


nobody can replace Mrs.Doubtfire. That was original.

Subject: Re: Best Robin Williams movie of the 90s

Written By: KatanaChick on 08/14/14 at 6:16 pm


nobody can replace Mrs.Doubtfire. That was original.

There shoudln't be a sequel to it, back then and certainly not now.

Subject: Re: Best Robin Williams movie of the 90s

Written By: Howard on 08/15/14 at 6:59 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXkApy0gkjM

;D

Subject: Re: Best Robin Williams movie of the 90s

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/15/14 at 7:02 am


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXkApy0gkjM

;D
I found it hard to watch "The Birdcage", but I will try again later on.

Subject: Re: Best Robin Williams movie of the 90s

Written By: 1993 on 08/25/14 at 3:20 pm

Fisher King is criminally underrated. He was at his most endearing there. Was even nominated for an oscar if I remember correctly

after that it's Awakenings and What Dreams May Come. Was never a huge fan of Good Will Hunting. Thought it was good but overhyped a bit. B+ movie. Solid but nothing legendary.

I still can't believe he's gone. His death hit me very hard.

Subject: Re: Best Robin Williams movie of the 90s

Written By: BayAreaNostalgist1981 on 08/25/14 at 5:41 pm

Mrs Doubtfire will always be dear to my heart, not just 'cause its funny and entertaining, but because with my own parents separating for awhile, I could very easily relate to the message and the feelings in the movie too. Plus, my dad kinda reminds me of Daniel too.

In the last couple weeks, as I've (along with the rest of the world) grieved over the horrible tragedy of Robin's death...I realized one thing I always admired the most about him, was how he wasn't afraid to be a goofy big kid at heart. This guy was in his 40s in the '90s and was such a huge part of nineties pop culture.

I grew up all around the SF area where he lived and often referenced, so his death felt even more personal to me in a way too.

Subject: Re: Best Robin Williams movie of the 90s

Written By: Howard on 08/26/14 at 6:34 am

Hook was also a great Robin Williams film, I enjoyed it a lot. He told the story of a Peter Pan that has grown up into an adult and had to deal with his nemesis Captain Hook.

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