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Best Will Smith Movies List: Top 5

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Movie Actor Will SmithWill Smith is one of the most successful multi-format entertainers of all time. After establishing himself as hip-hop artist “Fresh Prince” in the early 1990s, he carried this persona into a successful television run on “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.” As the actor became a young adult, he took his talents to the silver screen in the mid 1990s. This best Will Smith Movies list of all time highlights the best films the actor has been a part of, including many great action, drama and comedy movies.

This best Will Smith movies list features the top 5 best Will Smith films of all time including only films already released. In order to be included in this top 5 list of Will Smith movies, each film must have been critically and/or commercially successful, had long-lasting impact in entertainment, and Smith must have played a prominent role. Author discretion is the final criteria used to distinguish the films.

Top 5 Best Will Smith Movies List

5. Men in Black: MIB (1997) – Smith followed his Independence Day experience killing aliens a more light-hearted role as a special agent in charge of tracking aliens, opposite Tommy Lee Jones.

4. Independence Day (1996) – Despite sharing the screen with a large and talented ensemble cast this amazing alien thriller deserves recognition on the best Will Smith movies list because the actor still managed to dominate with his performance.

3. Bad Boys (1995) – Co-starring Martin Lawrence, this action-thriller with comedy mixed in is arguably the breakout film role that made Will Smith as a household name among film actors.

2. Pursuit of Happyness (2006) – Smith is brilliant in an amazing true story about a homeless man who does whatever he has to in order to provide for his son, before ultimately getting a chance to realize his dream.

1. Seven Pounds (2008) – Smith cemented himself as a top drama movie actor in this incredible story about an IRS agent who takes his job, and his life’s mission, must more seriously after an important discovery. A romance also enters the mix in this intensely touching film.

Other Top Will Smith Movies considered for the list: Hancock (2008), I Am Legend (2007), Hitch (2005), I Robot (2004), Ali (2001), The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)

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