Netizens name their favorite Robin Williams films

Posted at 08/12/14 4:45 PM

Oscar winner Robin Williams will be remembered as one of Hollywood’s greatest actors for the memorable characters he brought to life on the silver screen.

Williams passed away in his apartment on Monday from an apparent suicide.

On its social media accounts, ABS-CBN News.com asked on Tuesday “In which #RobinWilliams film do you think he gave his most unforgettable performance?” and “What is your most memorable #RobinWilliams quote?”

Netizens replied by citing titles and quotes from various favorites, ranging from the drama "Dead Poet’s Society to the comedy "Mrs. Doubtfire."

With nearly a hundred films, let's look back at some of his best movies, according to his fans.

1. Dead Poet’s Society

With Williams in the role of English teacher John Keating, "Dead Poet’s Society" won the hearts of many for its thought-provoking lines about poetry and life in general.

After Williams died, moviegoers were quoting “O Captain! My Captain!” from the Walt Whitman poem that Keating taught in class on their walls.

Allyn May (@penny_lyn) said the film inspired a generation to seize the day, pertaining to Keating’s lecture on “Carpe Diem.”

2. Mrs. Doubtfire

In this box office hit, Williams played the divorced Daniel Hillard who pretended to be the elderly housekeeper Mrs. Doubtfire after he lost custody of his children to his ex-wife.

Pola Apolonio (@MissPolaPotter) said Mrs. Doubtfire is her favorite Robin Williams character of all time.

3. Patch Adams

One of the most mentioned films by netizens, this movie is based on the true-to-life story of Hunter “Patch” Adams and how he made his way from a mental institution and became a doctor.

Jenn (@GutsyGrey) said "Patch Adams" was very inspiring and called Williams an icon of laughter and joy.

4. Hook

Williams was the perfect choice by Steven Spielberg to play the conflicted grown-up Peter Pan, who has to rediscover how it is to be a kid again.

User Angeljenalyn Bernardo said it opened her eyes on the importance of parent-child relationships and why they should always be treasured.

5. Good Will Hunting

Williams won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for this movie, where he played the role of the therapist of genius Will Hunting (played by Matt Damon).

Users like Elando Punsalan and Abet Limheya said this is their favorite movie of Williams.

6. Jumanji

The fantasy-adventure film “Jumanji” is memorable for its unique board-game-brought-to-life plot.

Williams played Allan Parrish, a man trapped in the game for decades until it was rediscovered by the Shepherd kids.

Chubxy Palomar, who picked "Jumanji" as his top pick, said that he will never forget Williams for the laughter he brought to the world.

7. Alladin

Who can ever forget Williams as Genie in the hit Disney animated film "Aladdin"? Williams’ wish-granting character was well-loved for songs like “Friend Like Me” and “Prince Ali.”

Upon the announcement of the actor’s death, Aladdin’s line “Genie, you’re free” circulated on social media sites.

Rick Cagnaan on Facebook also used another quote, pertaining to Genie’s line, “But oh, to be free…”

8. Good Morning, Vietnam

Set during the Vietnam War, Williams played a DJ of the Armed Forces Radio Service in Saigon. The movie is best remembered for William’s booming delivery of the title.

Len Nazario remembered the scene in the movie where the line was first uttered on the airwaves during the war.

Among the other Robin Williams movies netizens mentioned were "Bicentennial Man," "Flubber," "What Dreams May Come" and "Jack."