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Family Movie Night: The Best of Robin Williams

by Tanvier Peart

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"But if there's love, dear… those are the ties that bind, and you'll have a family in your heart, forever" – Mrs.Doubtfire

On August 11, the world lost one of the funniest men who's work will continue to make us laugh for generations to come.  Robin Williams was without a doubt one of the most comical actors – giving us decades of memorable films and television shows. He will truly be missed.

While some of our children might be too young to remember Robin's work, that doesn't mean we can't enjoy his library of work with a fun movie night. It's a great opportunity to spend a night in with the family. Here's a list of popular Robin Williams movies. To learn more information about each film, click on the movie title.

What was your favorite Robin Williams movie?



Popular Robin Williams Movies 



For young children

Aladdin — 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.

FernGully: The Last Rainforest — The magical inhabitants of a rain-forest fight to save their home, which is threatened by logging and a polluting force of destruction called Hexxus.



For pre-teens (tweens)


Flubber — An absent-minded professor discovers "flubber," a rubber-like super-bouncy substance.

Hook— 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 (currently available on Netflix). If you live near Edmond, mark your calendars to view in Stephenson Park on September 12!

Happy Feet — Into the world of the Emperor Penguins, who find their soul mates through song, a penguin is born who cannot sing. But he can tap dance something fierce (currently available at limited Redbox locations).

Happy Feet Two — Mumble's son, Erik, is struggling to realize his talents in the Emperor Penguin world. Meanwhile, Mumble and his family and friends discover a new threat to their homeone that will take everyone working together to save them.


Jumanji — 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 (currently available on Netflix). 

Night at the Museum — A newly recruited night security guard at the Museum of Natural History discovers that an ancient curse causes the animals and exhibits on display to come to life and wreak havoc.

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian — Security guard Larry Daley infiltrates the Smithsonian Institution in order to rescue Jedediah and Octavius, who have been shipped to the museum by mistake.

Old Dogs — Two friends and business partners find their lives turned upside down when strange circumstances lead to them being placed in the care of 7-year-old twins.


JackFor teens

Mrs. Doubtfire — 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.

Jack — Because of an unusual aging disorder that has aged him four times faster than a normal human being, a boy enters the fifth grade for the first time with the appearance of a 40 year-old man.



When the kids are asleep

Dead Poets SocietyAwakenings — The victims of an encephalitis epidemic many years ago have been catatonic ever since, but now a new drug offers the prospect of reviving them.

Dead Poets Society — English teacher John Keating inspires his students to a love of poetry and to seize the day.

Good Will Hunting — Will Hunting, a janitor at MIT., has a gift of mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find his direction in life.


Patch Adams — A medical student in the 70's treats patients, illegally, using humor. 

The Fisher King — A former radio DJ, despondent because of a terrible mistake he made, finds redemption in helping a deranged homeless man who was an unwitting victim of that mistake (currently available on Netflix).

What Dreams May Come — After dying in a car crash a man searches the afterlife for his wife.

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