Will Smith’s varied career has ranged from crazy romantic comedies to suspenseful action movies, and audiences love most of his work.
Will Smith recently won his first Oscar for his role in Reynaldo Marcus Green’s King Richard, in which he played the diligent father/coach of child prodigies Venus and Serena Williams. And despite the controversy that arose during the ceremony, the award remains a testament to the actor’s impressive and diverse work.
- 1 Trailer hitch (2005)
- 2 Men in Black 2 (2002)
- 3 Enemy of the State (1998)
- 4 Bad Guys 2 (2003)
- 5 Me, the robot (2004)
- 6 On the hunt for happiness (2006)
- 7 I’m a Legend (2007)
- 8 Bad Guys (1995)
- 9 Independence Day (1996)
- 10 Men in Black (1997)
Trailer hitch (2005)
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In “Hitch,” Smith plays Alex “Hitch” Hitchens, a professional dating expert who helps men find and seduce the women of their dreams. But his beliefs are questioned when a rogue columnist targets Hitch as his next gossip victim.
Hitch is one of Smith’s most defining rom-coms, cementing his position as one of Hollywood’s funniest and most charismatic protagonists. The film itself may be banal, but it fully embraces this and makes it an integral part of its style.
Men in Black 2 (2002)
Despite the fact that “Men in Black 2” isn’t as popular as its predecessor, “Men in Black 2” takes everything that made the original movie a success to 11. With werewolf aliens, mysterious alien artifacts and more espionage than ever before, the film was a huge success among those who had already invested in the franchise.
Enemy of the State (1998)
Aired on AMC+ and Tubi TV
1998’s “Enemy of the State” is a different kind of movie for Will Smith, allowing him to take on a more complex and confusing role in this dangerous action flick. The story revolves around Robert Dean, Smith’s character, who is hunted by government officials when a mysterious videotape is planted on him.
Bad Guys 2 (2003)
Stream on TNT
Another sequel that isn’t quite as popular as the original, “Bad Guys 2” is one of Will Smith’s most explosive adventures to date. Directed by the ever-exciting Michael Bay, the film tells the story of two Miami Police Department detectives who monitor drug flows into the city.
“Bad Guys 2” is one of those crime movies that can be watched over and over again thanks to Bay’s thrilling directing and the unpredictable storyline development throughout the film. Not a single second of the film is dull, which is a huge win for such an iconic franchise.
Me, the robot (2004)
Stream on HBO Max
In “I, Robot”, Del Spooner, played by Will Smith, investigates a dangerous murder case with the help of a “robopsychologist” named Sonny. The film poses many interesting questions about what a robot can and cannot do, through an exciting story that keeps the audience in suspense the whole time.
On the hunt for happiness (2006)
Stream on Starz
His character Chris Gardner in “Chasing Happiness” is often described as one of Will Smith’s most underrated roles and represents one of the actor’s most challenging and heartbreaking works to date. Left by his wife with nothing but a son and an unpaid internship, Gardner is forced to grapple with what it really means to succeed in a world that seems to oppose you on every front.
I’m a Legend (2007)
Rental on Apple TV
Recognized by an entire generation as one of the films with the most disappointing endings, the apocalyptic thriller “I am Legend” follows scientist Robert Neville as he tries to find a cure for a virus that seemingly destroyed the rest of humanity.
Bad Guys (1995)
Broadcast in the US
Directed by Michael Bay and starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, it tells the story of two Miami cops who dismiss each other as a particularly dangerous drug deal. Like many of Bay’s films from that era, this one is full of intense action and exciting scenery, which is interesting to watch.
Independence Day (1996)
Roland Emmerich became known for his distinctive film genre and is often referred to as the leading director in the disaster genre. His cult film “Independence Day” was perhaps the most successful, and in recent years has become something of a modern classic.
Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman are fantastically interesting in the film, and they manage to substantiate the story in reality, despite the incredibly bizarre premise. Like many of Smith’s 90s action movies, it’s packed with thrilling scenery and thrilling stories that combine to create great entertainment.
Men in Black (1997)
Rental on Apple TV
Perhaps the role that Will Smith has become most synonymous with over the years is his character Agent J in Men in Black, who is forced along with Agent Tommy Lee Jones to save the world from an unstoppable intergalactic catastrophe.
Barry Sonnenfeld’s film has become a cult film in the sci-fi genre, having been reproduced and parodied countless times over the years. This is a testament to the power of the film, and its fascinating and captivating plot makes it relevant even today.