Will Smith Reveals Which Movie Is the Best He's Ever Made

On a new episode of 'Hot Ones,' Will Smith shares his four most career-defining performances.

Thanks to spicy wings, Will Smith felt the heat and revealed what's at the top of his personal mountain of movies.

On Thursday's episode of Hot Ones, the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air took on the wings of death and shared with host Sean Evans his four most career-defining performances. 

"I think the individual best movie, all around, that I've ever made is The Pursuit of Happyness," Smith said after trying "The Last Dab," the final and hottest wing. 

"Right behind that is the first Men In Black," Smith continued, coughing and crying from the heat. "The direction, cinematography and music. I think among them the most fun I've ever had making a movie is, like, Bad Boys and Aladdin, like, just the most, the most fun… If I had to put four of them in a time capsule it would be The Pursuit of Happyness, the first Men In Black, I Am Legend, and probably King Richard."

In January 2022, Smith spoke to ET about a few of his meaningful movies.

"I had secretly in my mind felt that I would never make anything better than The Pursuit of Happyness, and I never said that out loud, but I felt like I would never make anything better than The Pursuit of Happyness and then I saw King Richard," he said.

Smith explained how he wants to tell stories about "the triumph of the human spirit."

"I want to make stories that make me smile, I want to tell stories that make me cry, and I want to tell stories about the triumph of the human spirit and the women of the movement, and King Richard fit in with that. The amount of time we spend on the set and on these things, I don't want to ask anybody ever to do anything that they're not going to be proud of for the rest of their life," Smith shared. "So, for me, that's where I am right now, when I call, and I say to people, 'Hey, come with me on this journey,' I want it to be something that is fun. And I want it to contribute to the evolution, and the growth of the consciousness and loving connection between human beings."

During the spicy lineup on Hot Ones, Smith also discussed the changing box office and state of the Hollywood "hit."

"The definition of a hit is still pretty much the same," he said. "Essentially it's just harder to get one… You used to be able to put some explosions in the trailer and a couple of good jokes and people were there. And television is so good, there are things that people just aren't going to leave their house for anymore. There's definitely a higher demand for a certain type of film for people to leave their homes."

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Smith's latest summer blockbuster, Bad Boys: Ride or Die, hits theaters on June 7. 

ET spoke to Smith at the Hollywood premiere of his new movie last month. He was accompanied by his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, their kids -- Jaden Smith, 25 and Willow Smith, 23 -- as well as his son, Trey Smith, 31 -- from Smith's first marriage to Sheree Zampino -- and Jada's mother, Adrienne Banfield-Norris.

"It was beautiful seeing our kids together," he told ET of his and co-star Martin Lawrence's big dual family gathering on the carpet. "Because Trey and Jasmine are right around the same age. We had newborns around the time of the first Bad Boys, so to have them here in their 30s is like [mind-blowing]."

As for whether or not there will be more stories to tell in the future, Smith said that he and his long-running buddy cop franchise co-star are always ready to reprise the "iconic duo" they play -- Detectives Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett.

"You know, we're gonna keep going," he said with a laugh. "We go till the wheels fall off."