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List of Will Smith Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
58
4
The Pursuit of Happyness
PG-13
58
4

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.

As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Chris Gardner
Director:
Gabriele Muccino
Genres:
Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Jaden Smith, Thandie Newton, Brian Howe, James Karen
2. Men in Black (1997)
54
2
Men in Black
PG-13
54
2

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Jay
Director:
Barry Sonnenfeld
Genres:
Family, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Adventure, Comedy
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
3. I Am Legend (2007)
51
2
I Am Legend
PG-13
51
2

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Robert Neville
Director:
Francis Lawrence
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Sci-Fi, Horror
Star Cast:
Emma Thompson, Willow Smith, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Alice Braga, Charlie Tahan
Awards:
MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Male Performance
4. Seven Pounds (2008)
37
5
Seven Pounds
PG-13
37
5

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. 

As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Ben
Director:
Gabriele Muccino
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Rosario Dawson, Woody Harrelson, Madison Pettis, Michael Ealy, Barry Pepper
5. Enemy of the State (1998)
44
5
Enemy of the State
R
44
5

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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Robert Clayton Dean
Director:
Genres:
Thriller, Action, Mystery, Crime
6. I, Robot (2004)
42
1
I, Robot
PG-13
42
1

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.

As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Del Spooner
Director:
Alex Proyas
Genres:
Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Crime, Thriller, Drama
7. Independence Day (1996)
37
3
Independence Day
PG-13
37
3

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Captain Steven Hiller
Director:
Roland Emmerich
Genres:
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Awards:
MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Kiss
8. Bad Boys (1995)
34
2
Bad Boys
R
34
2

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Mike Lowrey
Director:
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Action, Comedy, Crime
Star Cast:
Martin Lawrence, Kim Coates, Joe Pantoliano, Tchéky Karyo, Michael Taliferro, Lisa Boyle
9. Concussion (2015)
24
1
Concussion
PG-13
24
1

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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Bennet Omalu
Director:
Peter Landesman
Genres:
Biography, Sport, Drama
10. Men in Black Alien Attack (2000)
29
4
Men in Black Alien Attack
29
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Agent J
Director:
Linda Hassani, David C. Cobb, Lyonal Coleman
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Action, Short
Star Cast:
Gregg Berger, Rip Torn
11. Hancock (2008)
34
5
Hancock
PG-13
34
5

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.

As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
John Hancock
Director:
Peter Berg
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Crime, Action, Drama
Star Cast:
12. Men in Black 3 (2012)
27
7
Men in Black 3
PG-13
27
7

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Agent J
Director:
Barry Sonnenfeld
Genres:
Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Adventure, Family
13. Saving Face (2004)
9
3
Saving Face
R
9
3
As:
Producer
Director:
Alice Wu
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Joan Chen, Lynn Chen, Jessica Hecht, Michelle Krusiec, Jin Wang
14. Hitch (2005)
24
1
Hitch
TV-14
24
1

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.

As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Hitch
Director:
Andy Tennant
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Kevin James, Kevin Sussman, Eva Mendes, Adam Arkin, Amber Valletta
15. Bad Boys II (2003)
26
4
Bad Boys II
R
26
4

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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Detective Mike Lowrey
Director:
Genres:
Comedy, Action, Thriller, Crime
16. The Secret Life of Bees (2008)
12
4
The Secret Life of Bees
PG-13
12
4

The Secret Life of Bees is an American drama film which tells the story of a teen girl who runs away to a small town in South Carolina to know the truth about her mother. She soon finds a group of women who may have a connection to her past.

As:
Producer
Director:
Gina Prince-Bythewood
Genres:
Drama
17. Ali (2001)
19
2
Ali
R
19
2

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Cassius Clay / Cassius X / Muhammad Ali
Director:
Genres:
Biography, Sport, Drama
Star Cast:
Jamie Foxx, Jon Voight, Jada Pinkett Smith, Mario Van Peebles, Ron Silver
Awards:
MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Male Performance
18. Collateral Beauty (2016)
17
2
Collateral Beauty
PG-13
17
2

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.   

As:
Cast
Role:
Howard
Director:
David Frankel
Genres:
Romance, Drama
19. Focus (2015)
20
2
Focus
R
20
2

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Nicky
Director:
Glenn Ficarra, John Requa
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
Margot Robbie, Adrian Martinez, Gerald McRaney, Rodrigo Santoro
20. To All the Boys I've Loved Before (2018)
5
4
To All the Boys I've Loved Before
TV-14
5
4

She is a high school junior with a habit of writing love letters to each of the boys she feels passionate about. But instead of mailing them, she keeps them locked in her closet, not finding enough courage to do so. Trouble starts when her younger sister finds the letters and seeing that each has addresses on them, mails them all. 

As:
Producer
Director:
Susan Johnson
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Janel Parrish, John Corbett, Noah Centineo, Israel Broussard, Andrew Bachelor
21. Bad Boys for Life (2020)
5
1
Bad Boys for Life
R
5
1

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.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Bilall Fallah , Adil El Arbi
Genres:
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Awards:
People's Choice Award for Favorite Male Movie Star
22. Six Degrees of Separation (1993)
11
3
Six Degrees of Separation
R
11
3

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Paul
Director:
Fred Schepisi
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Mystery
Star Cast:
23. Men in Black II (2002)
24
2
Men in Black II
PG-13
24
2

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Jay
Director:
Barry Sonnenfeld
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Mystery
24. Suicide Squad (2016)
24
5
Suicide Squad
PG-13
24
5

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Deadshot
Director:
David Ayer
Genres:
Action, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Adventure
25. The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)
10
1
The Legend of Bagger Vance
PG-13
10
1

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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Bagger Vance
Director:
Genres:
Fantasy, Drama, Sport
Star Cast:
26. Bright (2017)
15
3
Bright
TV-MA
15
3

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Daryl Ward
Director:
David Ayer
Genres:
Thriller, Action, Fantasy, Crime
Star Cast:
Joel Edgerton, Margaret Cho, Noomi Rapace, Enrique Murciano
28. The Karate Kid (2010)
11
4
The Karate Kid
PG
11
4

A remake of the 1984 movie, The Karate Kid follows 12-years old Dre Parker who moves to China and finds himself in the crosshairs of neighborhood bully and kung fu prodigy Cheng. Dre then becomes an apprentice to Mr. Han a kung fu master and must compete against Cheng in a kung fu tournament. 

As:
Producer
Director:
Harald Zwart
Genres:
Family, Sport, Action, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Taraji P. Henson, Jackie Chan, Jaden Smith, Wenwen Han, Rongguang Yu
29. Lakeview Terrace (2008)
10
2
Lakeview Terrace
PG-13
10
2

Lakeview Terrace is a crime thriller film, which tells the story of newly married couple Chris and Lisa, who move into their first home.  They soon meet their new neighbor Abet Turner, a troubled and racist police officer, who is angered by their interracial relationship, and will stop at nothing to force them out. 

As:
Producer
Director:
Neil LaBute
Genres:
Crime, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Samuel L. Jackson, Kerry Washington, Ron Glass, Patrick Wilson, Justin Chambers
31. Winter's Tale (2014)
5
2
Winter's Tale
PG-13
5
2

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. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Akiva Goldsman
Genres:
Mystery, Romance, Fantasy, Drama
32. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)
4
4
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
PG-13
4
4

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.

As:
Cast
Director:
Adam McKay
Genres:
Comedy
33. ATL (2006)
5
0
ATL
PG-13
5
0
As:
Producer
Director:
Chris Robinson
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Romance, Music, Comedy
Star Cast:
Keith David, Albert Daniels, Greg Andrews, Monica, Brandon Bernard Benton
34. Gemini Man (2019)
6
0
Gemini Man
PG-13
6
0

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Henry Brogan
Director:
Genres:
Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Star Cast:
Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen, Douglas Hodge, Benedict Wong
35. Showtime (2002)
7
1
Showtime
PG-13
7
1

The story focuses on two LAPD cops, a no-nonsense detective and a frustrated actor-turned-patrolman. Forced to star in a reality-based television show, they soon find their lives being turned upside down. They notice an illegally made semi automatic firearms and start investigating into them. 

As:
Producer
Director:
Tom Dey
Genres:
Action, Comedy, Crime
Star Cast:
36. Annie (2014)
10
0
Annie
PG
10
0

Annie is a young girl, who has lived all her life in the foster care of a cruel woman named Miss Hannigan. However, when a New York mayoral candidate decides to adopt her, her life finally takes an interesting turn.

As:
Producer
Director:
Will Gluck
Genres:
Comedy, Family, Drama, Musical
37. Wild Wild West (1999)
20
1
Wild Wild West
PG-13
20
1

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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
James West
Director:
Barry Sonnenfeld
Genres:
Western, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Action
Star Cast:
Awards:
ASCAP Film And Television Music Award for Most Performed Songs from Motion Pictures
38. After Earth (2013)
15
2
After Earth
PG-13
15
2

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.

As:
Cast, Producer, Writer
Role:
Cypher Raige
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Adventure, Action
Star Cast:
Zoë Kravitz, Isabelle Fuhrman, Jaden Smith, Sophie Okonedo, Glenn Morshower
40. Made in America (1993)
5
1
Made in America
PG-13
5
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Tea Cake Walters
Director:
Richard Benjamin
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Whoopi Goldberg, Ted Danson, Nia Long, Paul Rodriguez
41. Student of the Year 2 (2018)
4
1
Student of the Year 2
Not
4
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Cameo
Director:
Punit Malhotra
Genres:
Romance
Star Cast:
Alia Bhatt, Samir Soni, Tiger Shroff, Himansh Kohli
42. Free Angela and All Political Prisoners (2012)
4
1
Free Angela and All Political Prisoners
4
1
As:
Producer
Director:
Shola Lynch
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Angela Davis, Eisa Davis
43. Will Smith: Live in Concert (2005)
5
1
Will Smith: Live in Concert
5
1
As:
Producer
Genres:
Music
44. The Seat Filler (2004)
3
1
The Seat Filler
PG-13
3
1
As:
Producer
Director:
Nick Castle
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Shemar Moore, Duane Martin, Kelly Rowland, DeRay Davis, Melanie Brown, Patrick Fischler

Animation(s)

Spies in Disguise (2019)
Spies in Disguise
PG
As:
Cast
Role:
Lance
Director:
Troy Quane, Nick Bruno
Genres:
Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Karen Gillan, Ben Mendelsohn, Hisato Masuyama , Rachel Brosnahan
Shark Tale (2004)
Shark Tale
TV-PG
Plot:

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Oscar
Director:
Bibo Bergeron, Vicky Jenson, Rob Letterman
Genres:
Family, Comedy, Adventure, Animation

TV Shows and Videos

Will Smith: Men in Black (1997)
Will Smith: Men in Black
As:
Cast
Role:
Agent J
Director:
Robert Caruso
Genres:
Music, Short, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Awards:
MTV Video Music Award for Best Video from a Film
The Will Smith Music Video Collection (1999)
The Will Smith Music Video Collection
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself / Agent J / Jim West
Director:
Jada Pinkett Smith, Robert Caruso, Bob Giraldi, Paul Hunter, Wayne Isham
Genres:
Music, Documentary
Star Cast:
Kenneth Branagh, Larry 'Jazz' Anthony, Biz Markie, Michelle Chin
Will Smith: Will 2K (1999)
Will Smith: Will 2K
As:
Cast
Director:
Robert Caruso
Genres:
Short, Music
Star Cast:
Eve, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Duane Martin, DJ Jazzy Jeff
Will Smith: Black Suits Comin' (Nod Ya Head) (2002)
Will Smith: Black Suits Comin' (Nod Ya Head)
As:
Cast
Role:
Agent J
Director:
Francis Lawrence
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Short, Music
Star Cast:
Jaden Smith, Willow Smith, Jeremy Howard
Will Smith: Gettin' Jiggy Wit It (1997)
Will Smith: Gettin' Jiggy Wit It
As:
Cast
Role:
Will Smith / Capt. James West
Director:
Hype Williams
Genres:
Music, Short
Awards:
MTV Video Music Award for Best Rap Video
The Queen Latifah Show (2013)
The Queen Latifah Show
As:
Producer
Director:
Gene Bernard, Michael Simon
Genres:
Comedy, Talk-Show
Star Cast:
Ride or Die (2003)
Ride or Die
R
As:
Producer
Director:
Craig Ross Jr.
Genres:
Thriller, Romance, Crime, Music, Action
Star Cast:
Meagan Good, Vivica A. Fox, Duane Martin, Michael Taliferro, Jadakiss

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