A tragedy has shook Hollywood, the world of comedy, and homes of the beloved comedian's fans everywhere. Today, as reports of Robin Williams's death swarm the internet, fans are frantically trying to understand the somewhat unexpected and devastatingly early passing of one of comedy's greatest performers.
Some say it was his long-time battle with depression that could have possibly ended in suicide, but today, for the sake of keeping him in good memory, let us remember him as the funny, ever-smiling, lovable Mrs. Doubtfire, Genie, and mad scientist from Flubber. Here is a list of 10 evergreen movies starring the best.
For those looking for news on the event, here are some links from outside sources, as well as a few down below from our own Examiners.
Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
After a bitter divorce, an actor disguises himself as a female housekeeper to spend time with his children held in custody by his former wife. (IMDb)
Good Will Hunting (1997)
Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life. (IMDb)
When two kids find and play a magical board game, they release a man trapped for decades in it and a host of dangers that can only be stopped by finishing the game. (IMDb)
Aladdin, a street urchin, accidentally meets Princess Jasmine, who is in the city undercover. They love each other, but she can only marry a prince. (IMDb)
Dead Poets Society (1989)
English teacher John Keating inspires his students to a love of poetry and to seize the day. (IMDb)
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. (IMDb)
Robin Williams played a smaller role in this one, but still a good family movie.
Bicentennial Man (1997)
An android endeavors to become human as he gradually acquires emotions. (IMDb)
An absent-minded professor discovers "flubber," a rubber-like super-bouncy substance. (IMDb)
When he finds out his longtime girlfriend is pregnant, a commitment-phobe realizes he might have to change his lifestyle for better or much, much worse. (IMDb)
Another smaller role by Robin Williams, but still hilarious.
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. (IMDb)