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I'd suggest starting with something upbeat and animated -- literally and figuratively. In "Aladdin," Williams unleashed his comic beast, conjuring up all manner of fun via a big blue Genie. I defy you not to feel the beat as he jives though the infectious "(You Ain't Never Had A) Friend Like Me."
Then sample his more serious side with "The World According to Garp" and his sensitive portrayal of a conflicted writer. Next in the queue is "Dead Poets Society," the actor's English teacher suffusing the film with a sort of literary joie de vivre. Seize the day indeed.
Consider the little seen "What Dreams May Come" next. His character's spiritual journey through the afterlife proves particularly poignant now. Then dive into another, and better, contemplative work with Williams' Oscar-winning turn as a psychologist and humanist reaching out to an overlooked genius in "Good Will Hunting."
Go completely B-movie bonkers with the nonsense of some of the actor's, well, less notable efforts -- his island escape from reality in "Club Paradise" or his questionable med school techniques in "Patch Adams." Not art, but they both have some quintessential Robin Williams comic moments.