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Top 5 Will Smith Movies You Have to Watch

Updated on May 10, 2017

It is unquestionable that Will Smith is one of the most talented actors of all time, this is proven through his countless blockbuster movies. It is hard to decide which ones is some of his best work but there is a few movies that were standouts so take a look at my list below of Will Smiths Top 5 Movies!!!

5. Bad Boys (1995)


Two young and hip detectives protect a murder witness while investigating a case of stolen heroin, just to summarize the movies plot, starring one of the most well known on screen duos of Will Smith and Martin Lawrence which if it had been any other actors it wouldn't have made the same impact as it did in the movie world.

The Bad Boys franchise is recognized as one of the most iconic comedy movies of all time, It is some of Smith's best acting and also some of the best comedy I've seen as i am left in stitches no matter how many times i watch it.

4. After Earth (2013)


Humanity was forced to leave earth a millennium ago, they established home on a place called Nova Prime. Cypher Raige (Will Smith) and his teenage son Katai (Jaden Smith) have a tense relationship as all Katai wants is to follow in his fathers legendary footsteps so they voyage on a mission to mend their relationship when their ship crashes on earth leaving Cypher injured and left up to Katai to prove himself to his father and save them both or perish.

Although this film has received quite a lot of criticism for being a flop After Earth is one of my most favorite movies as it never fails to make me cry because of the relationship between will smith and his son Jaden on the big screen. When Smith creates movies with his son it is nothing less then spectacular and beautiful as it always shows the real love between them both.

This movie is a real coming of age movie, which will have your eyes drawn to the screen throughout the film as it is full with suspense and action, its a Sci-fi film and a drama that will bring a tear to your eye and make you fall in love with the father-son duo.

3. Concussion (2015)


In Pittsburgh, accomplished pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu uncovers the truth about brain damage in football players who suffer repeated concussions in the course of normal play, and aims to spread awareness of the issue.

Concussion has made it onto my list as one of Will Smiths top movies as i believe it is some of his best acting to date. Smith had to become a complete different character to his usual ones, it was inspiring the way he transformed into a south African doctor, his accent was perfect and his acting was sensational. Without spoiling too much for you, you will just have to watch it yourself and judge his acting for yourself but i promise you wont be disappointed.

2. Collateral Beauty (2016)


Hiding away from life after losing his daughter, a man questions the universe by writing to Love, Time and Death. Receiving unexpected answers, he begins to see how these things combine for him to realize things he never knew and how even loss can reveal moments of meaning and beauty.

As you all know by now my love for will smith is undeniable, however that love was enhanced as watching this movie really made my heart melt as i witnessed a spectacular story and amazing acting. Its one of the best movies of 2016 in my opinion, its brilliance is why you have to see this movie to see for yourself its wonder.

1. The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)


Single father and his young son is evicted from their apartment, they find themselves alone with no place to go. Even though Chris eventually lands a job as an intern at a prestigious brokerage firm, the position pays no money. They must now live in shelters and endure many struggles and hardships, but father Chris refuses to give in to despair as he struggles to create a better life for himself and his son.

Pursuit of Happyness is undoubtedly my favorite movie in every way as it is the most touching movie of all time in my opinion, it never fails to make me cry as it is a beautiful story and has some of the best acting i have ever seen. Especially from someone who is so young played by Will Smith's son Jaden, he is really believable in every scene and never fails to warm your heart. The connection and the bond that these two have within this movie is beautiful which is why you should see it.

If you have already seen the Pursuit of Happyness then there is no need for explaining on why this is my number one Will Smith movie and is also my number one movie of all time because of the incredible plot and acting.

Will Smith's Most Popular Filmography

Movie/Tv Show
The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air
Favourite Television Actor
Bad Boys
Independance Day
Men in Black
Best Fight, Favourite Movie Actor
Best Male Performance
Men in Black 2
Bad Boys 2
i, Robot
Shark Tale
Favourite Voice from Animated Movie
Choice Movie Actor: Comedy. Favourite Movie Actor
The Pursuit of Happyness
Choice Movie Actor: Drama, Choice Movie: Chemistry
I am Legend
Best Male Performance, Best Actor, Choice Movie Actor: Horror/Thriller
Favourite Movie Actor
Seven Pounds
Men in Black 3
After Earth
Best Actor
Suicide Squad
Collateral Beauty

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      Lily-Rose Smith 7 months ago from Perth

      Oh awesome! if you were to watch any of these films you should deffinatley see 'The pursuit of Happiness'. Let me know what you think once you have seen it.

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      Louise Powles 8 months ago from Norfolk, England

      To be honest, I've not seen any of these films, but I wouldn't mind watching 'The Persuit of Happiness.' I do like Will Smith.