Ever since Will Smith made the career switch from merely being a rapper to being an actor, his career has been going uphill.
He started as the lead character in the classic comedy TV series “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” and now has the lead in some of the biggest blockbuster movies.
So what are Will Smith’s best movies? Let’s find out below in this list of the top 10 movies with Will Smith!
10. Bad Boys For Life
Bad Boys for Life (2020) is included in the list because it’s the third movie in a series. One of the most remarkable facts is that it came out in 2020, which is 17 years after the second movie in the series came out, and 25 years after the first one dropped! It’s also the first movie not to be directed by Michael Bay but by the Belgian duo Bilal and Adil, a very successful one indeed!
9. Independence Day
Independence Day (1996) was one of the major blockbuster movies of 1996 and has numerous famous movies in its cast. In the movie, aliens are about to take over the world and it’s up to Captain Steven Hiller, played by Will Smith, to save the World. It turned out to be a very entertaining and spectacular movie!
8. Enemy of the State
Enemy of the State (1998) is a movie that keeps you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. The main character gets to see something that he shouldn’t and becomes unwillingly a target of very powerful people. Will Smith has to save his own life by trying to unmask the corrupt politician, played excellently by Gene Hackman.
Ali (2001) is the biography movie of the world’s most famous boxer to have ever lived. The movie unfolds between the years 1964 and 1974 as it focuses on both the glory moments as well as the controversy regarding the career of Muhammad Ali. There simply wasn’t anybody better suited than Will Smith to portray this role, which he does phenomenally.
6. I Am Legend
I Am Legend (2007) is one of the most remarkable movies with Will Smith because he literally carries the movie by himself. This is for the simple reason that he appears to be the sole survivor of a plague that killed everybody else. That’s why he is completely alone in New York City with his dog with just one purpose: To try and avoid being killed by the monsters who come out at night.
Hitch (2005) is one of the funniest movies with Will Smith as he plays the “relationship therapist” specialized in hooking men up with women. He’s excellent at his job until he meets a woman, played by Eva Mendez, who simply can’t be conquered, not even by the word’s best “date doctor.” This role suits him perfectly as he can get back to joking around as he used to do as the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
4. Seven Pounds
Seven Pounds (2008) is one of the most gripping movies by Will Smith as it revolves around the main character looking to find the perfect way to find redemption. He does so in such an excellent way that he completely changes the life of 7 strangers while making the ultimate sacrifice for himself. Seven Pounds, which also features Woody Harrelson and Rosario Dawson, is one of the most touching movies ever made!
3. Bad Boys
Bad Boys (1995) is the first of three Bad Boys movies in which Will Smith forms an amazingly funny detective duo with Martin Lawrence. The two just click on the screen which turned Bad Boys into one of the funniest action movies ever. This movie came out while Will Smith was still the star in his own comedy tv-show and marks his transition from a tv-actor to a blockbuster superstar, a transition he made perfectly!
2. I, Robot
I, Robot (2004) is an amazing movie in so many ways. The special effects and screenplay are marvelous and the storyline is gripping. Will Smith is sent out to investigate a crime that might have been committed by a robot, something that seemed impossible until he uncovers something far more sinister. I, Robot is another movie that keeps you on the edge of your seat from start to finish!
1. The Pursuit of Happyness
The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) is our favorite Will Smith movie for multiple reasons. The movie is based on the true story of a struggling father who against all odds becomes a very successful stockbroker. What’s remarkable about this movie is not just the touching and motivational story, but also the fact that Will Smith plays together with his own son Jaden Smith, who as we know, is well on his way to becoming equally successful as his famous father. A truly remarkable and fascinating movie!
As you can see, Will Smith portrays numerous types of characters and does so without losing that bit of personality that made him world-famous in the first place.
This clearly shows his versatility as an actor and proves he’s so much more than just a funny comedy-show actor. This is one of the main reasons he is one of our favorite actors in the movie business!