Robin Williams Movie List: How to Watch the Actor's Classic Films Five Years After His Death

Today (August 11) marks five years since the death of Robin Williams, who died by suicide at his home in Paradise Cay, California. His death left a mark across the world and people became more open to discussing their mental health.

Williams was born in Chicago, Illinois on July 21, 1951. He rose to fame with via his stand-up comedy and skill for improvisation, showcased in films such as Popeye, Hook, Aladdin and Mrs. Doubtfire.

However, he also had a serious side, which bolstered his acting credibility. He starred as the antagonist in Insomnia, playing a suspected murderer, and as a man obsessed with a family in One Hour Photo. He also took on roles such as a dad who lost his son to suicide in the World's Greatest Dad and a married man coming to terms with his sexuality in Boulevard.

Towards the end of his life, Williams was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease and his autopsy revealed that he suffered from Lewy Body Dementia. His wife, Susan Schneider, attributed his death by suicide to his diagnosis.

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Robin Williams accepts award on stage at The Comedy Awards 2012 at Hammerstein Ballroom on April 28, 2012 in New York City. Kevin Mazur/WireImage

To mark August 11 as an unofficial Robin Williams Remembrance Day, Newsweek has pulled together where you can watch some of Williams' best performances on Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu, as well as on live TV.


  • RV
  • Absolutely Anything


  • The Birdcage
  • The Big Wedding

Amazon Prime

  • Jumanji (1995)
  • The Birdcage
  • Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him?)
  • Dreams with Sharp Teeth
  • Cadillac Man
  • Boulevard (2014)
  • Noel
  • The Big Wedding
  • The Best of Times
  • Shakes the Clown
  • Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
  • A Merry Friggin' Christmas
  • Seize the Day
  • Certifiably Jonathan
  • Robin Williams: Weapons of Self Destruction
  • Robin Willams: Come Inside My Mind
  • Radioman
  • Good Morning, Vietnam
  • What Dreams May Come
  • The Big White
  • Dead Poet's Society
  • Patch Adams
  • Mrs Doubtfire
  • The Fisher King
  • Being Human
  • Hook
  • Old Dogs
  • Bicentennial Man
  • One Hour Photo
  • The World According to Garp
  • Jack
  • RV
  • House of D
  • Final Cut
  • The Angriest Man in Brooklyn
  • Club Paradise
  • Licence to Wed
  • Popeye
  • Father's Day
  • Flubber
  • Death to Smoochy
  • World's Greatest Dad
  • Jacob the Liar
  • Man of the Year
  • Night at the Museum
  • The Crazy Ones
  • The Night Listener

Live TV

August 10, 2019

  • 2:30 a.m: Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb. Channel TBS

August 11, 2019

  • 8:00 p.m.Autopsy: The Last Hours Of... — Robin Williams (Season 4, Episode 1). Channel REELZ
  • 9:00 p.m: Robin Williams: When the Laughter Stops. Channel REELZ
  • 10:00 p.m: Behind Closed Doors with Natalie Morales — Robin Williams. Channel REELZ

Unfortunately, Aladdin (1992) is not available to stream or rent on these platforms. You can rent it for $3.99 or buy it on iTunes for $19.99.