10 films starring Robin Williams you can stream tonight

One year on, we’re celebrating one of the most diverse actors of all time the only way we know how – binge-watching some of the best films he ever made.

Exactly one year ago, the world said goodbye to one of the most entertaining and heartwarming people to ever walk the earth, Robin Williams. Robin Williams’ death hit especially hard because it meant not only losing the man himself, but also losing Genie, Mrs Doubtfire and the best Peter Pan that ever lived.

Tonight, remember the man who made you laugh and cry by streaming some of his best films.

MovieDescriptionScreenshotStream now
Moscow on the HudsonIn one of his earliest films, Williams portrays Vladimir Ivanov, a circus musician from the Soviet Union who defects to the United States. Moscow on the Hudson and The World According to Garp proved early that Williams could play outrageous in one beat and heartfelt in the next.mosciTunes
AwakeningsThree years after Williams played the upbeat role of real-life disc jockey, Adrian Cronauer, in Good Morning Vietnam, he played a fictionalised version of a British neurologist in Awakenings. This emotional drama earned Williams and co-star Robert De Niro a Golden Globe and Academy Award nomination, respectively, for Best Actor.robin williamsStream now on Presto
Bicentennial ManThis sci-fi flop starring Robin Williams as the robotic servant Andrew showed a lot of promise in its first half. Unfortunately, the second half buries itself under sentimental sludge and turns into a bit of a yawn-fest. Regardless, if you’re into sappy cyborgs, check it

Watch it on Netflix

The ButlerThough Robin Williams only appears briefly in this 2013 drama about a long-serving presidential butler, it’s fascinating to see his transformation as US President Dwight D. Eisenhower.tbiTunes
Insomnia2002 was the year when Robin Williams proved he could not only play the lovable chump and the magnetic drama lead, but also the chilling villain in One Hour Photo and Insomnia. The latter combined the acting talents of Al Pacino and Williams with the creative vision of relative newcomer, Christopher Nolan.insomniaStream now on Presto
The Fisher KingIn his second appearance in a Terry Gilliam film, Robin Williams plays a homeless man searching for the holy grail. When he meets an obnoxious shock jock spiralling into depression and alcoholism (pre-dude Jeff Bridges), the two spark up a friendship.tfkiTunes
The BirdcageThis film stars Nathan Lane and Robin Williams as the owners of a drag club in South Beach, Florida known as The Birdcage. Lane and Williams are a perfect on-screen duo– it’s a wonder the two never got to share the screen again.bciTunes
Robin Williams: Live Across AustraliaThis movie showcases interviews, stand up performances and other public appearances by Robin Williams around Australia. It’s a rare collection of moments of Robin Williams being Robin Williams.robin williamsiTunes
HookEveryone’s favourite rendition of the Peter Pan story stars Robin Williams as the boy who wouldn’t grow up– but evidently did! Hook is an especially touching story about reconnecting with your past and is helped along by the talents of Dustin Hoffman and Bob Hoskins.hookmiTunes
JumanjiWhat year is it?! Talks of a Jumanji reboot coming in 2016 have us worried -- why fix it if it ain’t broke? Out of respect for the original, we should wait at least 26 years (the amount of time Alan Parish spent imprisoned by the board game) until a reboot is considered. Show your allegiance to the original by streaming it this weekend.78386-jumanji

Watch it on Netflix

Brodie Fogg

Brodie is the Assistant Publisher at for everything tech and telco. When he's not drooling over the latest comic book releases or grinding away at the newest time-devouring RPG, he's helping people choose between Australia's streaming services, suggesting better broadband plans or comparing the latest mobile plans.

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