Will Smith is a famous American actor, rapper, and producer who is best known for his work in music, television, and film. He first gained recognition as part of a hip hop duo with DJ Jazzy Jeff, with whom he released five studio albums and the US Billboard Hot 100 top 20 singles “Parents Just Don’t Understand”, “A Nightmare on My Street”, “Summertime”, “Ring My Bell”, and “Boom! Shake the Room” from 1984 to 1994. Smith has appeared in many successful movies including “I, Robot”, “Shark Tale”, “Hitch” and “I Am Legend”. As of 2021, his films have grossed over $9.3 billion globally, making him one of Hollywood’s most bankable stars. Many of his movies are popular and have won the hearts of the audience. Everyone loved his incredible performance in all those movies.
Let’s have a look at the must-watch movies of Will Smith.
Hitch is a 2005 American romantic comedy film directed by Andy Tennant and starring Will Smith in the title role, along with Eva Mendes, Kevin James, and Amber Valletta. The film, which was written by Kevin Bisch, features Smith as Alex “Hitch” Hitchens, a professional date doctor who makes a living teaching men how to woo women. Unfortunately, while helping his latest client woo the woman of his dreams, he finds out that his game doesn’t quite work on the gossip columnist with whom he’s smitten. Columbia Pictures released “Hitch” on February 11, 2005, and was a box office hit, grossing $371.6 million worldwide. [Source: www.screenrant.com]
Shark Tale (2004)
Shark Tale is a 2004 American computer-animated comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by DreamWorks Pictures. Directed by Vicky Jenson, Bibo Bergeron, and Rob Letterman, the film contains an ensemble cast starring the voices of Will Smith, Jack Black, Robert De Niro, Renée Zellweger, Angelina Jolie, and Martin Scorsese. It tells the story of a fish named Oscar (Smith) who falsely claims to have killed Frankie (Imperioli), the son of a shark mob boss named Don Lino (De Niro), to advance his community standing and teams up with the mobster’s other son Lenny (Black) to keep up the facade.
I, Robot (2004)
I, Robot is a 2004 American science fiction action film directed by Alex Proyas. The screenplay by Jeff Vintar and Akiva Goldsman is from a screen story by Vintar, based on his original screenplay “Hardwired”, and named after Isaac Asimov’s 1950 short-story collection. The film stars Will Smith in the main role, Bridget Moynahan, Bruce Greenwood, James Cromwell, Chi McBride, and Alan Tudyk. In 2035, highly intelligent robots fill public service positions throughout the dystopian world, operating under three rules to keep humans safe. Detective Del Spooner investigates the alleged suicide of U.S. Robotics founder Alfred Lanning and believes that a human-like robot called Sonny murdered him.
Men in Black (1997)
Men in Black is a 1997 American science fiction action comedy film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, produced by Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald and written by Ed Solomon. Loosely based on the “Men in Black” comic book series created by Lowell Cunningham and Sandy Carruthers, the film stars Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith as two agents of a secret organization called the Men in Black, who supervise extraterrestrial lifeforms who live on Earth and hide their existence from ordinary humans. The film featured the creature effects and makeup of Rick Baker and visual effects by Industrial Light & Magic. The film grossed over $589.3 million worldwide against a $90 million budget, becoming the year’s third highest-grossing film. [Source: www.thrillist.com]
I Am Legend (2007)
I Am Legend is a 2007 American post-apocalyptic action thriller film loosely based on the 1954 novel of the same name by Richard Matheson. Directed by Francis Lawrence from a screenplay by Akiva Goldsman and Mark Protosevich, the film stars Will Smith as US Army virologist Robert Neville. It is set in New York City after a virus, which was originally created to cure cancer, has wiped out most of the mankind, leaving Neville as the last human in New York, other than nocturnal mutants. Neville is immune to the virus, and he works to develop a cure while defending himself against the hostile mutants. It is the third feature-film adaptation of Matheson’s novel, following 1964’s “The Last Man on Earth” and 1971’s “The Omega Man”.
Focus is a 2015 American crime comedy-drama film written and directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie. The plot follows a career con artist who takes an aspiring femme fatale under his wing. The movie was a success at the box office, grossing $158 million against its $50 million budget.
Bad Boys for Life (2020)
Bad Boys for Life is a 2020 American action comedy film directed by Adil & Bilall. It is the sequel to “Bad Boys II” and the third installment in the “Bad Boys” franchise. Will Smith and Martin Lawrence reprise their starring roles in the film and are joined by Paola Núñez, Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig, Charles Melton, Kate del Castillo, Nicky Jam, and Joe Pantoliano. In “Bad Boys for Life”, Miami detectives Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett investigate a string of murders tied to Lowrey’s troubled past. The film was the fourth highest-grossing film of 2020 and the highest-grossing film in the franchise.
King Richard (2021)
King Richard is a 2021 American biographical sports drama film directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green and written by Zach Baylin. The film stars Will Smith as Richard Williams, the father and coach of famed tennis players Venus and Serena Williams, with Aunjanue Ellis, Saniyya Sidney, Demi Singleton, Tony Goldwyn, and Jon Bernthal in supporting roles. The film was a box office bomb, grossing $38 million against a budget of $50 million. It received positive reviews from critics, with praise for the screenplay and the performances of Smith, Ellis, and Sidney. [Source: www.pinkvilla.com]
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