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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.

Notable directors that have worked with Will Smith include names like Michael Bay, M. Night Shyamalan and Joseph McGinty Nichol. If Will Smith movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by Hugh Jackman and John Travolta too.

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Men in Black is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Will Smith Movies
Will Smith, Sylvester Stallone, Steven Spielberg
Men in Black is a 1997 American science fiction action comedy film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, produced by Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald and starring Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith. ...more
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1,011 191
Independence Day is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Will Smith Movies
Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, Vivica A. Fox
Independence Day is a 1996 American science fiction disaster film co-written and directed by Roland Emmerich. The film stars Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell, Judd Hirsch, ...more
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1,218 223
I Am Legend is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Will Smith Movies
Will Smith, Emma Thompson, Salli Richardson
I Am Legend is a 2007 American post-apocalyptic science fiction horror film directed by Francis Lawrence and starring Will Smith. It is the third feature film adaptation of Richard Matheson's ...more
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787 178
Enemy of the State is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Will Smith Movies
Will Smith, Jack Black, Gene Hackman
Enemy of the State is a 1998 American spy-thriller about a group of rogue U.S. National Security Agency agents conspiring to take out a U.S. Congressman and try to cover up. It was written by ...more
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885 173
Bad Boys is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Will Smith Movies
Will Smith, Téa Leoni, Martin Lawrence
Bad Boys is a 1995 American action comedy film produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, producers of Top Gun and Beverly Hills Cop, and directed by Michael Bay in his directorial debut. It ...more
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1,124 183
The Pursuit of Happyness is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Will Smith Movies
Will Smith, Thandie Newton, Jaden Smith
The Pursuit of Happyness is a 2006 American biographical drama film based on Chris Gardner's nearly one-year struggle with homelessness. Directed by Gabriele Muccino, the film features Will ...more
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927 184
I, Robot is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Will Smith Movies
Will Smith, Shia LaBeouf, Bridget Moynahan
I, Robot is a 2004 American dystopian science fiction action film directed by Alex Proyas. The screenplay was written by Jeff Vintar and Akiva Goldsman, and is inspired by Isaac Asimov's ...more
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830 170
Hitch is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Will Smith Movies
Will Smith, Eva Mendes, Paula Patton
Hitch is a 2005 romantic comedy film directed by Andy Tennant and starring Will Smith. The film, which was written by Kevin Bisch, co-stars Eva Mendes, Kevin James, and Amber Valletta. Smith ...more
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673 165
Men in Black II is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Will Smith Movies
Michael Jackson, Will Smith, Rosario Dawson
Men in Black II is a 2002 American science fiction action spy comedy film starring both Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith. The film also stars Lara Flynn Boyle, Johnny Knoxville, Rosario Dawson, ...more
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718 160
Bad Boys II is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Will Smith Movies
Megan Fox, Will Smith, Dan Marino
Bad Boys II is a 2003 American action-comedy film directed by Michael Bay, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and starring Martin Lawrence and Will Smith. The film is a sequel to the 1995 film Bad ...more
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839 217
Hancock is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Will Smith Movies
Charlize Theron, Will Smith, Jason Bateman
Hancock, formerly known as John Hancock and Tonight, He Comes, is an superhero film directed by Peter Berg and starring Will Smith, Jason Bateman and Charlize Theron. Will Smith portrays an old ...more
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529 139
Ali is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Will Smith Movies
Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett Smith
Ali is a 2001 American biographical film directed by Michael Mann. The film tells the story of the boxer Muhammad Ali, played by Will Smith, from 1964-74 featuring his capture of the heavyweight ...more
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671 174
Men in Black 3 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Will Smith Movies
Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Will Smith
Men in Black 3 is a 2012 American 3D comic science fiction-action film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld and starring Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, and Josh Brolin. It is the third installment in the ...more
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660 176
Seven Pounds is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Will Smith Movies
Will Smith, Rosario Dawson, Woody Harrelson
Seven Pounds is a 2008 American fantasy drama film, directed by Gabriele Muccino, in which Will Smith stars as a man who sets out to change the lives of seven people. Rosario Dawson, Woody ...more
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475 170
Shark Tale is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Will Smith Movies
Angelina Jolie, Christina Aguilera, Will Smith
Shark Tale is a 2004 American computer-animated comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation, directed by Vicky Jenson, Bibo Bergeron and Rob Letterman. The film features an ensemble cast Will ...more
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311 161
The Legend of Bagger Vance is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Will Smith Movies
Charlize Theron, Will Smith, Matt Damon
The Legend of Bagger Vance is a 2000 American sports drama directed by Robert Redford and starring Will Smith, Matt Damon and Charlize Theron. It is based on the 1995 book of the same title by ...more
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229 64
Focus is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Will Smith Movies
Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Rodrigo Santoro
Focus is a 2015 American romantic dark comedy film written and directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa. Starring Will Smith, Margot Robbie, and Rodrigo Santoro, the film was released on ...more
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430 243
Wild Wild West is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Will Smith Movies
Salma Hayek, Will Smith, Kevin Kline
Wild Wild West is a 1999 American steampunk western action-comedy film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld. A big-screen adaptation of the 1965–1969 TV series The Wild Wild West, it stars Will Smith, ...more
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211 148
Six Degrees of Separation is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Will Smith Movies
Will Smith, Heather Graham, Ian McKellen
Six Degrees of Separation is a 1993 American comedy-drama film directed by Fred Schepisi. It serves as a film adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-nominated John Guare play of the same title, which ...more
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182 72
Suicide Squad is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Will Smith Movies
Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie
Suicide Squad is a 2016 American superhero film directed by David Ayer, based on the DC Comics supervillain team. A secret government agency led by Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) recruits ...more
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216 129
Made in America is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Will Smith Movies
Will Smith, Whoopi Goldberg, Jennifer Tilly
Made in America is a 1993 comedy film released on May 28, 1993 by Warner Bros. starring Whoopi Goldberg and Ted Danson, and featuring Nia Long, Jennifer Tilly and Will Smith. The film was ...more
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106 41
Concussion is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Will Smith Movies
Will Smith, Alec Baldwin, Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Concussion is a 2015 American biographical sports drama film directed by Peter Landesman, based on the exposé "Game Brain" by Jeanne Marie Laskas. In Pittsburgh, accomplished ...more
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345 317
After Earth is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Will Smith Movies
Will Smith, Zoë Kravitz, Jaden Smith
One Thousand A.E. is 2013 Science Fiction written by Stephen Gaghan and Gary Whitta and directed by M. Night Shyamalan.
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131 142
Where the Day Takes You is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Will Smith Movies
Will Smith, Alyssa Milano, Christian Slater
Where the Day Takes You is a 1992 drama film directed by Marc Rocco. The film tells the story of teenage runaways trying to survive on the streets of Los Angeles. The film was nominated for the ...more
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93 110
Anchorman 2: The Legend Contin... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Will Smith Movies
Kanye West, Will Smith, Kirsten Dunst
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues is a 2013 American comedy film, and the sequel to the 2004 film Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. As with the original film, it is directed by Adam McKay, ...more