The Fresh Prince has been making movies since 1986. That’s a long time for a lot of films. Will Smith has without a doubt become a household name, but not all of his films have done well. Some have knocked our socks off while others have left us wanting. The best way to find out what’s hot and what’s not is to hear it from the general public. Today we are looking at Will Smith’s best films, according to Rotten Tomatoes.
Scoring 68%, this 2005 romantic comedy is as hilarious as it is charming. Smith plays Alex Hitchens, the ultimate wingman who helps men to make a genuine connection with the women of their dreams. But all of his good advice flies out the window when he finds himself in love. Starring alongside Smith as the item of his affection is Eva Mendes. The two stars shared some incredible on-screen chemistry and were the perfect mix of humor and tenderness.
Enemy Of The State
Few things are scarier than being on the run from our own government. But that’s exactly what Robert Clayton Dean, played by Will Smith, finds himself doing through an unfortunate series of events. Dean finds himself being framed for a crime he did not commit and he seeks the help of a retired intelligence operative named Brill, played by Gene Hackman. This 1998 box office hit is a shining example of some of Smith’s best work in the industry scoring 71% on the Tomatometer.
Where The Day Takes You
This 1992 film also starred Christian Slater, Sean Astin, Adam Baldwin, and Lara Flynn Boyle. While Smith doesn’t have a lead starring role in the film, his performance as Manny, a legless man in a wheelchair, is still unforgettable. Where The Day Takes You is a raw account of what life on the streets is really like. The film follows a group of runaways from different backgrounds and circumstances as they try to survive on a daily basis.
Six Degrees of Separation
It’s not too often that a film can truly do a stage production justice when transferring to the screen, but this one did! Six Degrees of Separation scored a whopping 88% on Rotten Tomatoes. This 1993 film is another one of Smith’s more serious roles. He plays the role of Paul, a conman who enters the lives of a socialite couple and their friends. Using his wit and intelligence, Paul pulls the wool over their eyes by playing on their preconceptions and snobbery.
Men In Black
Scoring a superb 92% is none other than Men In Black. This 1997 film could have been written for him. The on-screen chemistry between Smith and Tommy Lee Jones was a legendary combination of humor and action. One cannot think about Will Smith and not picture this iconic film. Smith plays the role of an overachieving cop who is recruited to join a secret agency that defends earth from intergalactic threats and manages our alien inhabitants. His path into the agency and how he navigates his way to preventing the earth’s complete destruction is a brilliant spectacle of superb storytelling.
Will Smith has had a whirlwind career with some ups and downs, but he always comes out on top. We can’t wait to see what’s coming up for this Hollywood megastar in the coming years.