Robin Williams is without a doubt one of the most versatile actors of our time, so it’s no wonder that people have such a hard time coming up with a Robin Williams movies list that does the actor and his impressive body of work justice. The one-time roommate of Christopher Reeve was not thought as much more than a funny man, but when he spread his wing into drama, he showed the public exactly what he was capable of.

  1. “The World According to Garp” Released just months after he became a TV star on “Mork and Mindy,” this Robin Williams movie based on the quirky John Irving novel tells the story of a man known only as Garp and the extraordinary life he leads with his mother, then his wife and children.

  2. “Dead Poet’s Society” Audiences were shocked that comedian Robin Williams could make such a dramatic role and make it his own. In the film, he plays John Keating, an unorthodox teacher who is tasked with instructing and introducing his very rigid students to the very fluid world of poetry. Williams was even nominated for an Oscar for his performance.

  3. “The Fisher King” This Robin Williams movie is hailed by some as an example of his best work. A mix of comedy and drama, he stars as a psychotic homeless man named Parry, who sees himself as a knight of the Round Table on a quest to find the Holy Grail when in reality he was a history professor who had a mental breakdown after witnessing the violent death of his wife.

  4. “Hook” The year 1991 was a big year for Robin Williams career. Finally united with his friend Steven Spielberg, this Robin Williams movie is a kind of sequel to the story of Peter Pan, except Peter is now middle aged and has no memory of his time in Neverneverland. He is forced to go back and fight his nemesis, Captain Hook, when Hook kidnaps his children in a plot to have one last fight with the one adversary who has eluded him all his life.

  5. “Good Will Hunting” Fans of Robin Williams who had been frustrated that their favorite actor had been denied an Oscar for his great acting performances were pleasantly surprised that this Robin Williams movie earned him his long-coveted Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. In the film, he plays an emotionally troubled psychiatrist who is tasked with counseling a young math genius who seems to be unable to believe in himself or embrace his amazing abilities.