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The Best Will Smith Movies

Updated January 17, 2020 18.1k votes 4.2k voters 292.6k views32 items

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List of the best Will Smith movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. After becoming a household name with The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Will Smith quickly became one of Hollywood's most sought after actors. Will Smith's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Will Smith movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Will Smith movies will be at the top of the list. What is the greatest Will Smith movie of all time? What are the most entertaining Will Smith films? 

If you think the best Will Smith role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Will Smith performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

Examples include Men in Black, Bad Boys and other selections from the Will Smith filmography.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Will Smith movies?" and "What are the greatest Will Smith roles of all time?" If you are a fan of Will Smith's action-packed adventures, you might also like our lists of the best Tom Cruise movies and best Bruce Willis movies.

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  • Men in Black1
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    Men in Black

    Will Smith, Sylvester Stallone

    Released1997

    Directed byBarry Sonnenfeld

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  • Independence Day2
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    Independence Day

    Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum

    Released1996

    Directed byRoland Emmerich

    Independence Day is a 1996 American science fiction disaster film co-written and directed by...  more
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  • The Pursuit of Happyness3
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    The Pursuit of Happyness

    Will Smith, Thandie Newton

    Released2006

    Directed byGabriele Muccino

    The Pursuit of Happyness is a 2006 American biographical drama film based on Chris Gardner's...  more
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  • I Am Legend4
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    I Am Legend

    Will Smith, Emma Thompson

    Released2007

    Directed byFrancis Lawrence

    I Am Legend is a 2007 American post-apocalyptic science fiction horror film directed by...  more
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  • Bad Boys5
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    Bad Boys

    Will Smith, Téa Leoni

    Released1995

    Directed byMichael Bay

    Bad Boys is a 1995 American action comedy film produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer,...  more
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  • I, Robot6
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    I, Robot

    Will Smith, Shia LaBeouf

    Released2004

    Directed byAlex Proyas

    I, Robot is a 2004 American dystopian science fiction action film directed by Alex Proyas. The...  more
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  • Bad Boys II7
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    Bad Boys II

    Megan Fox, Will Smith

    Released2003

    Directed byMichael Bay

    Bad Boys II is a 2003 American action-comedy film directed by Michael Bay, produced by Jerry...  more
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  • Enemy of the State8
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    Enemy of the State

    Will Smith, Jack Black

    Released1998

    Directed byTony Scott

    Enemy of the State is a 1998 American spy-thriller about a group of rogue U.S. National...  more
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  • Hitch9
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    Hitch

    Will Smith, Eva Mendes

    Released2005

    Directed byAndy Tennant

    Hitch is a 2005 romantic comedy film directed by Andy Tennant and starring Will Smith. The...  more
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  • Men in Black II10
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    Men in Black II

    Michael Jackson, Will Smith

    Released2002

    Directed byBarry Sonnenfeld

    Men in Black II is a 2002 American science fiction action spy comedy film starring both Tommy...  more
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  • Hancock11
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    Hancock

    Charlize Theron, Will Smith

    Released2008

    Directed byPeter Berg

    Hancock, formerly known as John Hancock and Tonight, He Comes, is an superhero film directed...  more
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  • Seven Pounds12
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    Seven Pounds

    Will Smith, Rosario Dawson

    Released2008

    Directed byGabriele Muccino

    Seven Pounds is a 2008 American fantasy drama film, directed by Gabriele Muccino, in which...  more
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  • Ali13
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    Ali

    Will Smith, Jamie Foxx

    Released2001

    Directed byMichael Mann

    Ali is a 2001 American biographical film directed by Michael Mann. The film tells the story of...  more
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    Men in Black 3

    Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber

    Released2012

    Directed byBarry Sonnenfeld

    Men in Black 3 is a 2012 American 3D comic science fiction-action film directed by Barry...  more
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  • Shark Tale15
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    Shark Tale

    Angelina Jolie, Christina Aguilera

    Released2004

    Directed byVicky Jenson, Bibo Bergeron, Rob Letterman

    Shark Tale is a 2004 American computer-animated comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation,...  more
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    #237 of 575 The Best Animated Films Ever#418 of 1,540 The Most Rewatchable Movies

  • Focus16
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    Focus

    Will Smith, Margot Robbie

    Released2015

    Directed byJohn Requa, Glenn Ficarra

    Focus is a 2015 American romantic dark comedy film written and directed by Glenn Ficarra and...  more
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  • Suicide Squad17
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    Suicide Squad

    Will Smith, Jared Leto

    Released2016

    Directed byDavid Ayer

    Suicide Squad is a 2016 American superhero film directed by David Ayer, based on the DC Comics...  more
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  • Bright18
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    Bright

    Will Smith, Joel Edgerton

    Released2017

    Directed byDavid Ayer

    Bright is a 2017 American urban fantasy action crime film directed by David Ayer. In an...  more
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  • The Legend of Bagger Vance19
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    The Legend of Bagger Vance

    Charlize Theron, Will Smith

    Released2000

    Directed byRobert Redford

    The Legend of Bagger Vance is a 2000 American sports drama directed by Robert Redford and...  more
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  • Wild Wild West20
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    Wild Wild West

    Salma Hayek, Will Smith

    Released1999

    Directed byBarry Sonnenfeld

    Wild Wild West is a 1999 American steampunk western action-comedy film directed by Barry...  more
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  • Concussion21
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    Concussion

    Will Smith, Alec Baldwin

    Released2015

    Directed byPeter Landesman

    Concussion is a 2015 American biographical sports drama film directed by Peter Landesman,...  more
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  • Aladdin22
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    Aladdin

    Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott

    Released2019

    Directed byGuy Ritchie

    Aladdin is a 2019 American musical romantic fantasy adventure film directed by Guy Ritchie,...  more
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  • Collateral Beauty23
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    Collateral Beauty

    Will Smith, Edward Norton

    Released2016

    Directed byDavid Frankel

    Collateral Beauty is a 2016 American drama film directed by David Frankel and written by Allan...  more
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  • Bad Boys for Life24
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    Bad Boys for Life

    Martin Lawrence, Will Smith

    Released2020

    Directed byAdil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah

    Bad Boys for Life is a 2020 is an action crime comedy film directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall...  more
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  • Made in America25
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    Made in America

    Will Smith, Whoopi Goldberg

    Released1993

    Directed byRichard Benjamin

    Made in America is a 1993 comedy film released on May 28, 1993 by Warner Bros. starring Whoopi...  more
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