He’s one of the biggest, most notorious and highly acclaimed men in the business. He’s been around since the early ’90s and he’s brought us some of our most favourite movies, sitcoms and songs. Who could we be talking about? Will Smith of course!

We can officially dubb Mr Smith as a notable and thriving figure in Hollywood due to his towering list of movies. Over the last twenty years, the actor and rapper has conquered many genres including action, comedy, science fiction and drama.

We look back at the legend’s filmography. Below you will find the actor’s top movies handpicked by us:

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990-1996)

Forgive us, we’re fully aware that this isn’t one of Smith’s movies but it is undoubtedly the star’s first success on television and the anchor that helped get him where he is today. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is a slice of many ’90s kid’s memories. The hit TV series which brought laughter and entertainment is still remembered and watched today.

Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
NBC Productions

Men in Black (1997)

Men in Black boosted Smith’s Hollywood career by a mile and it is considered one of the most compelling and prominent movies today. Smith showcased his ability to be flexible as an actor by playing the charming and energetic Agent J.

Men in Black
Columbia Pictures Cooperation

Independence Day (1996)

Still a classic motion picture loved by many for its action-packed and thrilling storyline, Independence Day is an additional milestone in Will Smith’s career. Punching aliens and playing the role of an action hero – it was a movie that broadened Smith’s appeal.

Independence Day
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

Heart-wrenching, pure emotion and dramatic excellence. The Pursuit of Happyness not only starred Will Smith but also his son Jayden, who is on his way to stardom just like his father. Smith laid bare a vulnerable side that is rarely seen in his other flicks.

The Pursuit of Happiness
Columbia Pictures Corporation

Bad Boys (1995)

Bad Boys is without a doubt a highlight of Will Smith’s career. The actor exposed his star power in the blockbuster with his wit and his skills to pay a police detective with such brilliance.

Bad Boys
Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Films

I Am Legend (2007)

I Am Legend is beyond question one of the top ranking post-apocalyptic movies. Will Smith depicted a hero and a fighter, effortlessly. We wouldn’t be disappointed if Will was indeed the last man on earth.

I Am Legend
Warner Bros.

Hitch (2005)

He’s ticked off almost every genre in the book so why not throw in a romantic comedy in there too? Hitch was a groundbreaking flick that swayed the girls into falling for Smith’s lovable character. A considerably enjoyable and heartfelt watch.

Hitch
Columbia Pictures Corporation

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Angela Stephanou

Angela Stephanou

As an avid blogger and someone who eats, sleeps and breathes entertainment, I decided to take matters into my own hands and establish a pop culture website. Ever since I can remember, I've been interested in the world of celebrities, have listened to the latest music, and watched the newest movies. My guilty pleasure is watching cheesy reality shows like Keeping Up with the Kardashians, but I’m also a sucker for all things Marvel and DC - two entirely different worlds, I know.

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