Will Smith: see the 10 best films of the actor and where to watch

Willard Carroll Smith Jr., better known simply as Will Smithhas completed more than 30 years in his career as a actor in films and series, but he is still one of the best-known names of his generation. In addition, Will still has an active participation acting in several productions and winning several awards around the world.

To honor the eternal Will of The Madman in the Piece, the television series that established him here in Brazil, we list the 10 best films by the actor and indicate where you can watch them. The selection is based on the main film production rating aggregators — which definitely does not include his performance in Suicide squad.

10. Os Bad Boys (1995)

Os Bad Boys (1995)Os Bad Boys (1995).Fonte:  IMDb

In the first film on the list, Will Smith takes on the role of a police officer (Mike Lowrey) who, with his partner Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence), must investigate the theft of a heroin shipment valued at 100 million dollars. In the plot, they enlist the help of a witness, Julie (Téa Leoni), to unravel this mystery.

The film is available on YouTube, Google Play Movies, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV and Netflix.

9. I’m the Legend (2007)

I Am Legend (2007)I Am Legend (2007).Fonte:  IMDb

In I’m the Legend, Will Smith takes on the role of a brilliant scientist who is the sole survivor of an epidemic that has turned all humans into human-eating mutants. In addition to trying to look for other survivors, he also tries to develop a cure for the plague from his blood, which is immune.

The film is available on YouTube, Google Play Movies, Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video and HBO Max.

8. enemy of the state (1998)

Enemy of the State (1998)Enemy of the State (1998).Fonte:  IMDb

As Robert Clayton Dean, a successful lawyer, Will Smith ends up receiving a compromising video from a high-ranking government official. In an attempt to silence the protagonist, a hunt to eliminate him begins and Dean must escape to save his life and prove his innocence.

The film is available on Start+.

7. Seven lives (2008)

Seven Lives (2008)Seven Lives (2008).Fonte:  IMDb

Ben Thomas lives a secret life and it torments him. To change his situation and achieve redemption, the character played by Will Smith sets out to change the lives of seven unknown people. In the middle of the process, he ends up meeting and falling in love, which complicates his mission.

The film is available on Netflix.

6. I steal (2004)

I, Robot (2004)I, Robot (2004).Fonte:  IMDb

The film is set in 2035, the year robots are used to help humans and governed by a law that prevents them from practicing violence against people. However, a murder happens and the main suspect is exactly a machine. Detective Del Spooner, played by Will, needs to invest the case and find out what really happened.

The film is available on Star+.

5. Independence Day (1996)

Independence Day (1996)Independence Day (1996).Fonte:  IMDb

The film tells the story of a hypothetical alien invasion of Earth, destroying several cities and devastating much of the globe. In an attempt to fight the invaders, a very heterogeneous group of people – which includes Captain Steven Hiller (Will Smith) – organizes a counterattack exactly on the 4th of July, the date of the American independence holiday.

The film is available on Star+.

4. Six Degrees of Separation (1993)

Six Degrees of Separation (1993)Six Degrees of Separation (1993).Fonte:  IMDb

Although it appears to be a little dated, this film presents one of the best portrayals of Will Smith. He takes on the role of Paul, a young black man rescued by a Manhattan high society couple. At their house, Paul says he knows their children and still proves to be an excellent cook, but all to cover up his crooked intentions.

The movie is available on Amazon Prime Video and Apple TV.

3. King Richard (2021)

King Richard (2021)King Richard (2021).Fonte:  IMDb

The most recent movie on Will Smith’s list and resume is the one he plays Richard Williams, father of Venus and Serena. The dedicated coach will do anything — including using unconventional methods — to make the two of you the greatest athletes of all time. The author’s performance in the film won him the Oscar for best actor in 2022.

The movie is available on YouTube, Google Play Movies, Apple TV and HBO Max.

2. MIB men in Black (1997)

MIB: Men in Black (1997)MIB: Men in Black (1997).Fonte:  IMDb

The Men in Black represent the biggest secret in the universe, a group of agents responsible for monitoring all alien encounters on Earth. Will Smith plays Jay who teams up with his partner to investigate a suspected intergalactic terrorist on an assassination mission.

The film is available on Star+, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, Google Play Movies, Apple TV and Netflix.

1. Looking for happiness (2006)

The Pursuit of Happiness (2006)In Search of Happiness (2006).Fonte:  IMDb

In an extremely moving film, Will Smith plays Chris, a husband who was abandoned by his wife because of financial problems and now has to take care of his son alone. The plot portrays his quest for ascension, something distressing when we observe Chris’ failures throughout the production.

The movie is available on Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, Google Play Movies, Apple TV and HBO Max.

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