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List of Will Smith Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Men in Black (1997)
240
23
Men in Black
PG-13
240
23

Agent K recruits an NYPD officer, codenamed Agent J, into the super-secretive government agency, Men in Black, which polices aliens secretly living amongst humans and safeguards earth from extraterrestrial threats. Upon investigating a crash-landing, the duo uncover a vicious plot by an intergalactic terrorist Bug to steal a powerful jewel that houses an entire galaxy.

Role:
Jay
Directed By:
Barry Sonnenfeld
Awards:
ASCAP Film And Television Music Award for Most Performed Songs from Motion Pictures, Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance, MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Movie Song, MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Fight, MTV Video Music Award for Best Video from a Film
2. Bad Boys (1995)
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20
Bad Boys
R
174
20

When a huge supply of confiscated heroin is stolen from the police vault, two Miami cops, Marcus and Mike, are tasked to get it back. Matters complicate when a murder takes place and the sole witness, Julie, insists on speaking only to Mike who she has never met. Marcus and Mike now have to switch places, keep Julie safe, catch the real culprit and recover the drugs.

Role:
Mike Lowrey
Starring:
Martin Lawrence, Joe Pantoliano, Kim Coates, Tchéky Karyo, Michael Taliferro, Lisa Boyle
Directed By:
3. Independence Day (1996)
183
22
Independence Day
PG-13
183
22

Independence Day is a sci-fi film whose plot revolves around saving humanity from an alien attack. Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, Harry Connick Jr. and others form the star cast of this epic film that races to fight for the freedom of earth from the clutches of extraterrestrial beings on the American independence day, July 4th.

Role:
Captain Steven Hiller
Directed By:
Roland Emmerich
Awards:
MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Kiss
4. I Am Legend (2007)
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31
I Am Legend
PG-13
251
31

A deadly virus has wiped out most of the humanity and turned the rest into nocturnal mutants. Robert Neville, a virologist, is perhaps the sole survivor. He desperately seeks to create a cure and looks out for other survivors even as the infected wait for him to make a mistake.

Role:
Robert Neville
Starring:
Emma Thompson, Willow Smith, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Alice Braga, Charlie Tahan
Directed By:
Francis Lawrence
Awards:
MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Male Performance
5. Bad Boys II (2003)
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22
Bad Boys II
R
149
22

Miami narcotics detectives Marcus Burnett and Mike Lowery are assigned to investigate the high flow of illegal drug Ecstasy into the city. The trail takes them to Johnny Tapia, the dangerous Cuban drug-lord all out to take over Miami’s drug business. Mike is dating Marcus’ sister Syd, who is working undercover with DEA. Together, they fight to bring Tapia to justice. 

Role:
Detective Mike Lowrey
Directed By:
6. I, Robot (2004)
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25
I, Robot
PG-13
197
25

The movie, inspired by Isaac Asimov's nine-story anthology, is set in 2035. Extremely intelligent robots are all around and have been programmed to always carry out orders from humans and never harm them. However, when a scientist apparently commits suicide, detective Del Spooner must investigate whether robots actually killed him. In the process, he comes across something far bigger.

Role:
Del Spooner
Directed By:
Alex Proyas
7. Men in Black II (2002)
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18
Men in Black II
PG-13
119
18

The arrival of Serleena, a shape-shifting Kylothian alien in pursuit of Light of Zartha, threatens to destroy the earth. Agent Jay and Agent Kay must swing into action; however, Kay had his memories erased and leads a simple life of a postmaster. Jay now has to restore his memories and together the two men have to defeat the evil designs of Serleena.

Role:
Jay
Directed By:
Barry Sonnenfeld
8. Enemy of the State (1998)
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25
Enemy of the State
R
156
25

A videotape of the political assassination of a Congressman by corrupt NSA official, Reynolds, is passed on to an unsuspecting lawyer Robert Dean. Soon Dean is targeted by Reynolds’ men and is framed in another murder. As Dean’s life falls apart, he seeks help of ex-intelligence operator Brill to get to the bottom of this case. 

Role:
Robert Clayton Dean
Directed By:
9. The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
126
22
The Pursuit of Happyness
PG-13
126
22

The Pursuit of Happyness is an emotional drama that portrays a poor yet brilliant father, played by Will Smith, who tries to make it in a brokerage firm while trying to make ends meet. After failing as a salesman, his wife leaves him and their son. They soon become homeless and he ends up taking an unpaid internship in a firm to survive.

Role:
Chris Gardner
Starring:
Jaden Smith, Thandie Newton, Brian Howe, James Karen
Directed By:
Gabriele Muccino
10. The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)
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13
The Legend of Bagger Vance
PG-13
69
13

The Legend of Bagger Vance tells the story of Captain Junuh, who meets a mysterious golf caddle who teaches him the art of mastering the perfect swing, as well as finding meaning in one’s existence. 

Role:
Bagger Vance
Starring:
Directed By:
11. Seven Pounds (2008)
142
27
Seven Pounds
PG-13
142
27

Seven Pounds is the tragic story of Tim Thomas who impersonates his brother, Ben, to donate his organs to seven deserving people in a carefully planned suicide. It is revealed at the end that Tim did this as repentance for having accidentally killed seven people including his fiancée in a car accident. 

Role:
Ben
Starring:
Rosario Dawson, Woody Harrelson, Madison Pettis, Bojana Novakovic, Michael Ealy, Barry Pepper
Directed By:
Gabriele Muccino
12. Concussion (2015)
102
21
Concussion
PG-13
102
21

While conducting autopsy on former NFL soccer player, Mike Webster, Dr. Bennet Omalu is puzzled how he can degenerate so quickly. Looking into his brain, he discovers neurological deterioration akin to Alzheimer's disease, eventually coming to conclusion that it is due to repeated concussions suffered by football players in the course of normal games. But NLF is not ready to accept the truth. 

Role:
Dr. Bennet Omalu
Starring:
Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Stephen Moyer, Alec Baldwin, Albert Brooks, Luke Wilson, David Morse
Directed By:
Peter Landesman
13. Gemini Man (2019)
73
14
Gemini Man
PG-13
73
14

Gemini Man is an action thriller science fiction film which tells the story of an ageing assassin who finds himself being targeted by someone who is able to predict his moves. He soon discovers that this person is a younger clone of himself.

Role:
Henry Brogan
Starring:
Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen, Douglas Hodge, Benedict Wong
Directed By:
14. Focus (2015)
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24
Focus
R
115
24

Experienced con-man Nicky Spurgeon teaches rookie grifter Jess Barrett not to lose focus amidst unexpected situations, but decides to part ways after they become emotionally involved. Three years later, while working for a wealthy motorsport team owner to provide wrong information to his rival, Nicky seems to lose focus after realizing that Jess is his client's girlfriend.

Role:
Nicky
Starring:
Margot Robbie, Adrian Martinez, Gerald McRaney, Rodrigo Santoro
Directed By:
Glenn Ficarra, John Requa
15. Hitch (2005)
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Hitch
TV-14
133
27

Alex Hitch Hitchens is a successful dating consultant who trains men in the art of wooing women and forging a long term relationship. While helping one of his client Albert in wooing celebrity Allegra Cole, Alex finds himself falling in love with a gossip columnist, Sara Melas. However, The Date Doctor finds it difficult to woo the girl himself.

Role:
Hitch
Starring:
Kevin James, Eva Mendes, Kevin Sussman, Adam Arkin, Amber Valletta
Directed By:
Andy Tennant
16. Bad Boys for Life (2020)
109
23
Bad Boys for Life
R
109
23

Bad Boys for Life is a 2020 action comedy film, which tells the story of Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett, of the Miami Police Department, as they work together to bring down a mother-and-son pair of drug lords who wreak havoc on the city.  

Starring:
Vanessa Hudgens, Kate del Castillo, Alexander Ludwig, Martin Lawrence, Michael Bay, Joe Pantoliano
Directed By:
Bilall Fallah , Adil El Arbi
Awards:
People's Choice Award for Favorite Male Movie Star
17. Ali (2001)
101
22
Ali
R
101
22

The movie, a biopic, presents a crucial decade – 1964 to 1974 – of the life of Muhammad Ali. It begins as Cassius Clay, a young boxer, emerges victorious in world heavyweight championship and continues as he converts to Islam, refuses to fight in the Vietnam War, is barred from boxing and finally fights against George Foreman to reclaim the Heavyweight Championship.

Role:
Cassius Clay / Cassius X / Muhammad Ali
Starring:
Jamie Foxx, LeVar Burton, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jon Voight, Mario Van Peebles, Ron Silver
Directed By:
Awards:
MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Male Performance
18. Men in Black Alien Attack (2000)
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22
Men in Black Alien Attack
98
22
Role:
Agent J
Starring:
Gregg Berger, Rip Torn
Directed By:
Linda Hassani, David C. Cobb, Lyonal Coleman
19. Hancock (2008)
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33
Hancock
PG-13
153
33

John Hancock is a drunk, clumsy superhero who, even though well-intentioned, does more harm than good, causing havoc by recklessly using his powers. After he saves PR executive Ray, the latter helps him improve his public image and gain popularity, but for some reason, Ray's wife is not happy that her husband brought Hancock home.

Role:
John Hancock
Starring:
Jason Bateman, Charlize Theron, Johnny Galecki, Mike Epps, Michael Mann, Jae Head, Eddie Marsan
Directed By:
Peter Berg
20. Men in Black 3 (2012)
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Men in Black 3
PG-13
123
29

Boris the Animal, the last of his species who was captured by Agent K, flees from the maximum-security prison on the Moon. He travel backs in time to kill a younger K which will enable his fellow Boglodites to conquer Earth. Agent J must now travel back in time and team up with the younger K to prevent Boris from destroying humanity.

Role:
Agent J
Starring:
Tim Burton, Josh Brolin, Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Arnett, Jemaine Clement, Michael Stuhlbarg, Bill Hader
Directed By:
Barry Sonnenfeld
21. Suicide Squad (2016)
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Suicide Squad
PG-13
118
29

Set in the DC Comics universe, Suicide Squad follows a band of supervillians who get recruited to be an elite kill squad while in prison, by a secret government agency, in exchange for shorter jail time. They soon realise that they were not selected for their skills, but to give the government a convenient fall guy.

Role:
Deadshot
Starring:
Cara Delevingne, Jared Leto, Ben Affleck, Scott Eastwood, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Adam Beach
Directed By:
David Ayer
22. Bright (2017)
76
21
Bright
TV-MA
76
21

In an alternate universe where humans co-exist with orcs, elves and fairies, veteran LAPD officer Daryl Ward is paired with the first orc police officer Nick Jakoby. On a regular patrol, the unlikely pair comes across the elf Tikka and a powerful artifact that is being sought after by a terrorist group to resurrect the semi-mythical Dark Lord.

Role:
Daryl Ward
Starring:
Joel Edgerton, Margaret Cho, Noomi Rapace, Enrique Murciano
Directed By:
David Ayer
23. Collateral Beauty (2016)
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23
Collateral Beauty
PG-13
73
23

A successful executive retreats from life after his daughter’s death and writes letters to Love, Time and Death as if to find answer to his grief. His business partners use these letters to prove that he is unfit run the company, making him realize his folly and once that is done, it does not take him long to realize that even loss has a collateral beauty.   

Role:
Howard
Starring:
Keira Knightley, Kate Winslet, Edward Norton, Naomie Harris, Helen Mirren, Michael Peña
Directed By:
David Frankel
24. After Earth (2013)
57
20
After Earth
PG-13
57
20

It is the 31st century and humans have abandoned earth, now a hostile planet. Cypher Raige, a general in the peacekeeping organization Ranger Corps, and his son Kitai crash land on earth after an asteroid shower. Cypher is severely injured and it is now on upto young Kitai to traverse the dangerous terrains of earth and retrieve the backup beacon and call for help.

Role:
Cypher Raige
Starring:
Isabelle Fuhrman, Zoë Kravitz, Jaden Smith, Sophie Okonedo, Glenn Morshower
Directed By:
25. Wild Wild West (1999)
72
24
Wild Wild West
PG-13
72
24

On President Ulysses Grant’s behest, special agents gunfighter Captain James West and disguises-expert and inventor Marshal Artemus Gordon team up to trace the wheelchair-bound evil scientist, Dr. Arliss Loveless, who plans to use his huge steam-run ‘Tarantula’ to assassinate President Grant and ruin the nation. Keeping their rivalry aside, the two agents combine their expertise to nab mastermind Dr. Loveless. 

Role:
James West
Starring:
Salma Hayek, Kevin Kline, Kenneth Branagh, Bai Ling, M. Emmet Walsh
Directed By:
Barry Sonnenfeld
Awards:
ASCAP Film And Television Music Award for Most Performed Songs from Motion Pictures
26. King Richard (2021)
61
22
King Richard
UA
61
22

King Richard is a biographical sports drama film which revolves around the story of Richard Williams, whose coaching, as well as constant support and encouragement helps his daughters Venus Williams and Serena Williams rise to the top and dominate the world of women’s tennis.     

Role:
Richard Williams
Starring:
Jon Bernthal
27. The Suicide Squad (2021)
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23
The Suicide Squad
A
52
23

A government intelligence officer manages to manipulate a group of supervillains to become part of a team to help them in a special mission, in exchange for shortened sentences. They are sent to a South American island named Corto Maletese, where their task is destroying a lab from the Nazi-era, as it houses several dangerous secret experiments. However, dealing with the military of Corto Maltese seems far more dangerous than they had imagined.

Starring:
Dwayne Johnson, Joel Kinnaman, Nathan Fillion, Flula Borg, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Viola Davis
28. Aladdin (2019)
50
20
Aladdin
U
50
20

Aladdin is a kind hearted small-time thief, who lives in the Arabian city of Agrabah. He meets Princess Jasmine and falls for her. He manages to woo her with the help of his friend Genie. Jasmine wishes to succeed her father as the Sultan, but she is instead expected to get married to one of the royal suitors. Soon, Aladdin, Jasmine and Genie are forced to join forces when they need to defeat Jafar, the grand vizier who is planning to overthrow the Sultan.

Starring:
Marwan Kenzari
29. Six Degrees of Separation (1993)
35
20
Six Degrees of Separation
R
35
20

Six Degrees of Separation is a comedy drama mystery film which revolves around Ouisa and her husband, who are art dealers living in New York. Their lives are turned upside down when a mysterious young African American man enters their lives.

Role:
Paul
Starring:
Anthony Michael Hall, Donald Sutherland, Madhur Jaffrey, Ian McKellen, Stockard Channing, Mary Beth Hurt
Directed By:
Fred Schepisi
30. Winter's Tale (2014)
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13
Winter's Tale
PG-13
22
13

Peter, a thief, who is raised by a supernatural demon, goes to Beverley Penn’s mansion attempting to rob it. However, he instead falls in love with the heiress named Beverley, who is poisoned and dies in his arms. After learning that he has the gift of reincarnation, he decides to set out in order to save her. 

Starring:
Colin Farrell, Russell Crowe, Kevin Durand, Eva Marie Saint, Matt Bomer, Jennifer Connelly, Jessica Brown Findlay
Directed By:
Akiva Goldsman
31. Made in America (1993)
18
15
Made in America
PG-13
18
15

Zora is a proud African-American girl who lives with her widowed mother. Her life however, turns upside down, when she learns that her biological father is white. On top of that, she finds out that he is a loud self-promoting car salesman.

Role:
Tea Cake Walters
Starring:
Whoopi Goldberg, Jennifer Tilly, Ted Danson, Nia Long, Paul Rodriguez
Directed By:
Richard Benjamin
32. Where the Day Takes You (1991)
16
15
Where the Day Takes You
R
16
15
Role:
Manny
Starring:
Kyle MacLachlan, Sean Astin, David Arquette, Ricki Lake, Christian Slater, Dermot Mulroney, Nancy McKeon
Directed By:
Marc Rocco
33. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)
17
20
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
PG-13
17
20

As a sequel to a 2004 film, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues is a 1980s-themed comedy that revolves around a San Diego news anchor, Ron Burgundy, who moves to New York to join a 24-hour news channel along with his former colleagues. Starring Will Ferrell as Burgundy, and other major stars, this film features family drama and hilarious professional rivalry too.

Starring:
James Marsden, Vince Vaughn, Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, Tina Fey, Chris Parnell
Directed By:
34. Welcome to Hollywood (1998)
11
12
Welcome to Hollywood
R
11
12
Starring:
Sandra Bullock, Angie Everhart, Tom Arnold, David Hasselhoff, Joel Schumacher, Carmen Electra, Kelly Preston
Directed By:
Tony Markes, Adam Rifkin

Animation Movies

Spies in Disguise (2019)
11
5
Spies in Disguise
PG
11
5

Spies in Disguise is an animated action adventure science fiction film which tells the story of Lance Sterling, a secret agent who gets turned into a pigeon. He soon learns about a villain, who is using his disguise to carry out his nefarious plans. Therefore, he feels that he must now rely on his nerdy tech officer to stop the villain and save the world.                 

Role:
Lance (voice)
Starring:
Ben Mendelsohn, Karen Gillan, Hisato Masuyama , Rachel Brosnahan
Directed By:
Troy Quane, Nick Bruno
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child
7
4
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child
TV-Y
7
4
Starring:
Wesley Snipes, Tyra Banks, Sharon Stone, Marc Anthony, Jimmy Smits, Dave Chappelle, Rosie Perez
Directed By:
Vincent Waller, Anthony Bell, Bruce W. Smith, Ed Bell
Shark Tale (2004)
17
11
Shark Tale
TV-PG
17
11

Violent shark Frankie is accidentally killed while trying to convince his vegetarian brother Lenny to become a killer like the rest of the family by eating the small fish Oscar. Oscar exploits the situation by claiming to have killed the shark himself, only to find out that he was the son of fearsome crime lord Don Edward Lino.

Role:
Oscar (voice)
Starring:
Martin Scorsese, Renee Zellweger, Angelina Jolie, Peter Falk, Robert De Niro, Jack Black, Renée Zellweger
Directed By:
Bibo Bergeron, Vicky Jenson, Rob Letterman
Club Oscar (2005)
2
4
Club Oscar
2
4
Role:
Oscar (voice)
Starring:
Renee Zellweger, Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese, Renée Zellweger
Directed By:
Bibo Bergeron, Vicky Jenson, Rob Letterman

TV Shows

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
65
16
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
TV-PG
65
16
Role:
Will Smith / ...
Starring:
Zsa Zsa Gabor, John Amos, Alfonso Ribeiro, Michael Clarke Duncan, Naomi Campbell, Marla Maples, Vanessa Lynn Williams
Directed By:
Awards:
ASCAP Film And Television Music Award for Top TV Series
ABC Afterschool Specials
9
5
ABC Afterschool Specials
9
5
Starring:
Lacey Chabert, Sara Gilbert, Danny Aiello, Michelle Pfeiffer, Barbara Feldon, Lisa Robin Kelly, Ron Leibman
Will Smith: Men in Black (1997)
13
5
Will Smith: Men in Black
13
5
Role:
Agent J (uncredited)
Starring:
Tommy Lee Jones
Directed By:
Robert Caruso
Awards:
MTV Video Music Award for Best Video from a Film
Will Smith: Black Suits Comin' (Nod Ya Head) (2002)
11
5
Will Smith: Black Suits Comin' (Nod Ya Head)
11
5
Role:
Agent J
Starring:
Willow Smith, Jaden Smith, Jeremy Howard
Directed By:
Francis Lawrence
Blossom
10
6
Blossom
TV-PG
10
6
Role:
 Fresh Prince (uncredited) 1 episode, 1991
Starring:
Neil Patrick Harris, Jane Leeves, Estelle Getty, Phyllis Diller, Christine Taylor, Brittany Murphy, Rhea Perlman
Directed By:
Zane Buzby, Bill Bixby, Ted Wass, Gil Junger, Peter Baldwin
The Will Smith Music Video Collection (1999)
9
6
The Will Smith Music Video Collection
9
6
Role:
Himself / Agent J / Jim West
Starring:
Kenneth Branagh, Larry 'Jazz' Anthony, Biz Markie, Michelle Chin
Directed By:
All of Us
6
6
All of Us
6
6
Starring:
Ariel Winter, Zachary Gordon, Meagan Good, Kevin Hart, Cedric the Entertainer, Boris Kodjoe, Masi Oka
Directed By:
Will Smith: Gettin' Jiggy Wit It (1997)
12
6
Will Smith: Gettin' Jiggy Wit It
12
6
Role:
Will Smith / Capt. James West
Directed By:
Hype Williams
Awards:
MTV Video Music Award for Best Rap Video
The Queen Latifah Show
5
7
The Queen Latifah Show
5
7
Starring:
Queen Latifah
Directed By:
Gene Bernard, Michael Simon
Will Smith: Will 2K (1999)
6
6
Will Smith: Will 2K
6
6
Starring:
Eve, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Duane Martin, DJ Jazzy Jeff
Directed By:
Robert Caruso
Ride or Die (2003)
5
4
Ride or Die
R
5
4
Starring:
Vivica A. Fox, Meagan Good, Duane Martin, Michael Taliferro, Jadakiss
Directed By:
Craig Ross Jr.

Special Appearance/Cameo

Student of the Year 2 (2018)
3
14
Student of the Year 2
Not
3
14

A tale of sportsmanship, love, companionship and friendship, where Rohan follows his lover, Mridula, to an affluent college. He dreams of reuniting with her. There he becomes friends with Manav, the most illustrious student, but is constantly at odds with his sister, Shreya. 

Role:
Special Appearance in 'The Jawaani Song' and 'Radha Teri Chunri''
Starring:
Alia Bhatt, Samir Soni, Tiger Shroff, Himansh Kohli
Directed By:
Punit Malhotra

Will Smith Awards

People's Choice Awards
Bad Boys for Life Favorite Male Movie Star 2020
Winner Favorite Male Movie Star 2009
Winner Favorite Male Action Star 2009
Winner Favorite Male Action Movie Star 2005
MTV Movie & TV Awards
I Am Legend Best Male Performance 2008
Ali Best Male Performance 2002
Men in Black Best Movie Song 1998
Men in Black Best Fight 1998
Independence Day Best Kiss 1997
Grammy Awards
Winner Best Rap Solo Performance 1999
Men in Black Best Rap Solo Performance 1998
Winner Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group 1992
Winner Best Rap Performance 1988
ASCAP Film And Television Music Awards
Wild Wild West Most Performed Songs from Motion Pictures 2000
Men in Black Most Performed Songs from Motion Pictures 1998
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Top TV Series 1994
MTV Video Music Awards
Will Smith: Miami Best Male Video 1999
Will Smith: Just the Two of Us Best Male Video 1998
Will Smith: Gettin' Jiggy Wit It Best Rap Video 1998
Will Smith: Men in Black Best Video from a Film 1997
Men in Black Best Video from a Film 1997