Robin Williams: 15 Greatest movies of all time

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Presenter Robin Williams speaks onstage during the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Presenter Robin Williams speaks onstage during the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) /
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#7 Awakenings

Original Release Date: The movie was released in theaters on December 22, 1990.

Box Office Earnings: Like many other movies on this list, Awakenings’ earnings at the box office are not too clearly. The budget isn’t known, and there’s no report on the movie’s international sales. However, the film did collect $52 million domestically, according to Box Office Mojo. 

Critical Acclaim: At Rotten Tomatoes, Awakenings scored 88% Fresh and an Audience Score of 89%. Awakenings was recognized by various academy shows, including the Academy Awards, Chicago Film Critics Association Awards, the Golden Globes, and more. Some of its nominations include Best Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Picture.

About the Role: Robin Williams portrays Dr. Malcom Sayer, a physician at a hospital in New York City.

Simply the Best: If you’re searching for more of Robin Williams’ roles that step out of his comedy chops, the movie Awakenings is a great movie to start. The movie also stars Robert De Niro, Julie Kavner, and John Heard.