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After Earth

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After Earth

After Earth is a 2013 American post-apocalyptic action film directed by M. Night Shyamalan, who co-wrote it with Gary Whitta, based on an original story idea by Will Smith. It is the second film after The Pursuit of Happyness that stars real-life father and son Will and Jaden Smith; Will Smith also produced via his company Overbrook Entertainment, and the distribution was by Columbia Pictures. The film takes place in the 31st century, when the Earth has long been abandoned and humans have been in conflict with a mysterious alien race. It tells the story of a high-ranking general in the peacekeeping organization Ranger Corps, and his son, who, after an incident during a spaceflight, find themselves fighting for survival on a hostile planet (which is Earth itself). The film was released in IMAX on May 31, 2013. Upon release, After Earth was panned by film critics; its acting was criticized as melodramatic, and the writing and storytelling were also singled out for mainstream criticism. It grossed $243 million

Films produced by Jada Pinkett Smith

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2010s science fiction action films

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Films with screenplays by M. Night Shyamalan

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Annie (2014 film)

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Annie (2014 film)

Annie is a 2014 American musical comedy film directed by Will Gluck, produced by Village Roadshow Pictures and Will Smith and James Lassiter's Overbrook Entertainment and distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing's Columbia Pictures. A contemporary film adaptation of the 1977 Broadway musical of the same name (which in turn is based on the comic strip Little Orphan Annie by Harold Gray), the film stars Quvenzhané Wallis in the title role, Jamie Foxx, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale and Cameron Diaz (in her final film role before her subsequent retirement from acting). The third adaptation of the story following the 1982 theatrical film and the 1999 made-for-television film, Annie began production in August 2013 and was released theatrically on December 19, 2014[5][6][7] to generally negative reviews from critics but was a box office success, grossing $133 million against a production budget of $65-$78 million. Annie received two Golden Globe Award nominations in the categories of Best Actress in a Motion Picture –

Films produced by Jada Pinkett Smith

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2010s musical comedy films

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2010s musical drama films

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ATL (film)

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ATL (film)

ATL is a 2006 American comedy-drama film, and the feature film directorial debut of music video director Chris Robinson. The screenplay was written by Tina Gordon Chism from an original story by Antwone Fisher, and is loosely based on the experiences of the film's producers Dallas Austin and Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins (of the R&B group TLC) growing up in Atlanta, Georgia (ATL).[2] The film is a coming-of-age tale concerning Rashad, played by Atlanta native and hip hop artist T.I. in his film debut, and his friends in their final year in high school and on the verge of adulthood. The film also stars Antwan Andre Patton, aka Big Boi of the hip hop group OutKast, Evan Ross, Jackie Long, Lauren London, and Mykelti Williamson. ATL was the first feature film for its director and the majority of its cast. Filmed in Atlanta, Georgia in summer 2005, many celebrities from the city make cameo appearances, including Bone Crusher, Jazze Pha, Killer Mike, and Monica. ATL received generally favorable reviews from critics.

2000s hip hop films

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Films produced by Will Smith

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2000s high school films

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Hancock (film)

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Hancock (film)

Hancock is a 2008 American superhero film directed by Peter Berg and starring Will Smith, Charlize Theron, and Jason Bateman. It tells the story of a vigilante superhero, John Hancock (Smith) from Los Angeles whose reckless actions routinely cost the city millions of dollars. Eventually one person he saves, Ray Embrey (Bateman), makes it his mission to change Hancock's public image for the better. The story was originally written by Vincent Ngo in 1996. It languished in "development hell" for years with various directors attached, including Tony Scott, Michael Mann, Jonathan Mostow, and Gabriele Muccino, before being filmed in 2007 in Los Angeles with a production budget of $150 million. In the United States, the film was rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America after changes were made at their request in order to avoid an R rating, which it had received twice before. The film was released on July 2, 2008 in the United States by Columbia Pictures. Hancock received mixed reviews from critics

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Films with screenplays by Vince Gilligan

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Films set in prison

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Hitch (film)

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Hitch (film)

Hitch is a 2005 American romantic comedy film directed by Andy Tennant and starring Will Smith, 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 dating consultant who makes a living teaching men how to woo women. The film was released on February 11, 2005 by Columbia Pictures. Plot Alex "Hitch" Hitchens (Will Smith) is a professional "date doctor" who coaches other men in the art of wooing women, with a focus on genuine long-term relationships. He is very successful at what he does. While coaching one of his clients, Albert Brennaman (Kevin James) – who is smitten with a client of his investment firm, celebrity Allegra Cole (Amber Valletta) – Hitch finds himself falling for Sara Melas (Eva Mendes). Sara is a gossip columnist and cynical workaholic. While Albert and Allegra's relationship continues to progress, Hitch finds it difficult to initiate a dialogue with Sara, finding that none of his romantic

Films produced by Will Smith

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Films scored by George Fenton

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Films shot in New York City

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The Human Contract

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The Human Contract

The Human Contract is a 2008 drama film written and directed by Jada Pinkett Smith and starring Jason Clarke and Paz Vega. The DVD was released on June 30, 2009. This is Jada Pinkett Smith's directorial debut. Plot A successful but unhappy businessman (Clarke) meets a free-spirited stranger (Vega) who tempts him to explore reckless love.[1] Cast Jason Clarke as Julian Wright, a successful but unhappy businessman[1] Paz Vega as Michael, a free-spirited, mysterious and married beauty whom he falls in love with[1] Ted Danson as E.J Winters[1] Idris Elba as Larry, Julian's friend[1] Jada Pinkett Smith as Rita, Julian's sister Nicole Muirbrook Wagner as Thalia[2] Titus Welliver as Praylis T.J. Thyne as Greg Joanna Cassidy as Rose Steven Brand as Boyd Tessa Thompson as Waitress Production Filming took place in Los Angeles starting the week of November 11, 2007.[1] References Fleming, Michael (November 12, 2007). "Pinkett Smith writing own 'Contract'". Variety. Retrieved 2008-0

Films produced by Will Smith

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Films scored by Anthony Marinelli

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Film scores by Anthony Marinelli

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The Karate Kid (2010 film)

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The Karate Kid (2010 film)

The Karate Kid (known as The Kung Fu Dream in China) is a 2010 martial arts drama film directed by Harald Zwart, and part of The Karate Kid series. It stars Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan in lead roles, and it was produced by Jerry Weintraub, James Lassiter, Ken Stovitz and Jaden's parents Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith. The plot concerns 12-year-old Dre Parker (Jaden Smith) from Detroit, Michigan who moves to Beijing, China with his mother (Taraji P. Henson) and runs afoul of the neighborhood bully (Zhenwei Wang). He makes an unlikely ally in the form of an aging maintenance man, Mr. Han (Chan), a kung fu master who teaches him the secrets of self-defense. The screenplay by Christopher Murphey was from the story written by Robert Mark Kamen for the original The Karate Kid. Unlike the original, this remake is set in China, and features Kung Fu instead of Japanese-Okinawan Karate. The film's music was composed by James Horner. It is an international co-production between China, Hong Kong, and the United States

Films produced by Jada Pinkett Smith

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Martial arts films

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African-American drama films

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The Pursuit of Happyness

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The Pursuit of Happyness

The Pursuit of Happyness is a 2006 American autobiographical drama film based on entrepreneur Chris Gardner's nearly one-year struggle being homeless. The plot is based on a true story, yet some scenes were modified and added to the real story.[2] Directed by Gabriele Muccino, the film features Will Smith as Gardner, a homeless salesman. Smith's son Jaden Smith co-stars, making his film debut as Gardner's son, Christopher Jr. The screenplay by Steven Conrad is based on the best-selling memoir of the same name written by Gardner with Quincy Troupe. The film was released on December 25, 2006 by Columbia Pictures. For his performance, Smith was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe for Best Actor.[3] The unusual spelling of the film's title comes from a mural that Gardner sees on the wall outside the daycare facility his son attends. He complains to the owner of the daycare that "happiness" is incorrectly spelled as "happyness" and needs to be changed. Plot In 1981, San Francisco salesman Chris Gardner i

American biographical drama films

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2000s biographical drama films

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Biographical films about businesspeople

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Lakeview Terrace

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Lakeview Terrace

Lakeview Terrace is a 2008 American crime thriller film[2] directed by Neil LaBute, written by David Loughery and Howard Korder, co-produced by James Lassiter and Will Smith, and starring Samuel L. Jackson, Patrick Wilson and Kerry Washington. Jackson plays a prejudiced LAPD police officer who terrorizes his new next-door neighbors because they are an interracially married couple. The title is a reference to the ethnically-mixed middle class Los Angeles neighborhood of Lake View Terrace. The film was released on September 19, 2008, received mixed reviews and grossed $44 million. Plot An interracial newlywed couple, Chris and Lisa Mattson (Patrick Wilson and Kerry Washington) are moving into their first home. Chris’s first exchanges with their neighbor, widowed and longtime LAPD officer Abel Turner (Samuel L. Jackson), have somewhat hostile undertones, with Abel making comments about Chris’ smoking (which Abel later exposes to Lisa) and listening to hip hop music, and making remarks about his ethnicity in hi

Films scored by Mychael Danna

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Films scored by Jeff Danna

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Films with screenplays by David Loughery

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This Means War (film)

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This Means War (film)

This Means War is a 2012 American romantic comedy spy film directed by McG, produced by Will Smith and starring Chris Pine, Tom Hardy, and Reese Witherspoon. The plot concerns two CIA agents who are best friends and discover that they are dating the same woman. Plot CIA agents and best friends Franklin "FDR" Foster (Chris Pine) and Tuck Hansen (Tom Hardy) are deployed to Hong Kong to prevent international criminal Karl Heinrich (Til Schweiger) from acquiring a weapon of mass destruction, but the mission goes awry, resulting in the death of Heinrich's brother, Jonas. Heinrich swears vengeance against them. Upon returning to America, their boss, Collins (Angela Bassett) assigns them to desk duty for their protection. FDR is a womanizer, whose cover is a cruise ship captain, while Tuck, who presents himself as a travel agent, has an ex-wife, Katie (Abigail Spencer) and a young son, Joe (John Paul Ruttan), who believes his dad knows nothing of fighting. Tuck goes to Joe's karate lesson, where Joe loses his mat

Romantic action films

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Films with screenplays by Simon Kinberg

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American spy comedy films

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The Secret Life of Bees (film)

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The Secret Life of Bees (film)

The Secret Life of Bees is a 2008 American drama film, adapted from the novel of the same name by Sue Monk Kidd. The film was directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood and produced by Lauren Shuler Donner and Will Smith, with his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, as executive producer. The film is noted for Queen Latifah's critically acclaimed performance as August Boatwright. The film was released in North America on October 17, 2008, and in the United Kingdom on December 5, 2008. Plot Lily Owens lives on a peach orchard, in South Carolina in 1964. Her father T. Ray is widowed, abusive, and often angry with her. On her 14th birthday, the harvest is starting, societal and personal unrest consumes her life, and a string of events, a mix of mystical, terrifying, and unjust, pushes her to run away to find a better life. With Lily goes Rosaleen, their housekeeper. Lily is white and naively confident; Rosaleen is African American, in her 20s, politically aware, and proud. Rosaleen was beaten up by 3 racists and ended up in pol

Films produced by Lauren Shuler Donner

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Films produced by Jada Pinkett Smith

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Films about abuse

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Saving Face (2004 film)

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Saving Face (2004 film)

Saving Face is a 2004 American romantic comedy drama film directed by Alice Wu. The film focuses on Wilhelmina, a young Chinese-American surgeon; her unwed, pregnant mother; and her dancer girlfriend. The name itself is a reference to the pan-East Asian social concept of face. Plot Wilhelmina ("Wil"), a successful young Chinese American surgeon, lives in New York City. Forced by her mother Gao to come to the typical gathering at Planet China amongst family friends, Wil is closeted to her mother and the rest of the older adults. Her mother has plans to set her up with a son of a friend. Wil is drawn to Vivian, the daughter of one of the Chinese mothers who recently got a divorce. They run into each other at the hospital where Wil works, only to discover that Vivian's father is Wil's boss. Vivian and her father have a tense relationship since Vivian is currently pursuing her love of modern dance instead of the more respectable ballet. Wil comes home to discover her mother has been kicked out by her grandfat

LGBT-related romantic comedy films

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Films about surgeons

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To All the Boys I've Loved Before (film)

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To All the Boys I've Loved Before (film)

To All the Boys I've Loved Before is a 2018 American teen romance film directed by Susan Johnson and starring Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, Janel Parrish, Anna Cathcart, Madeleine Arthur, Emilija Baranac, Israel Broussard and John Corbett. Based on Jenny Han's 2014 novel of the same name, it was released by Netflix on August 17, 2018. It is the first installment in the To All the Boys I've Loved Before film series and followed by two sequels, To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You and To All the Boys: Always and Forever, Lara Jean, with the first released on February 12, 2020.[1] Plot High school junior Lara Jean Covey writes letters to boys she feels an intense passion for before locking the letters away in her closet. Her latest letter is to her childhood friend Josh, who is dating her older sister Margot. When Margot moves to college, she breaks up with Josh. Lara Jean has always had a crush on Josh and has to decide if it would be okay to date him. One night, while hanging out with her little sister, Ki

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Films about sisters

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Seven Pounds

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Seven Pounds

Seven Pounds is a 2008 American drama film, directed by Gabriele Muccino, in which Will Smith stars as a man who sets out to change the lives of seven people. Rosario Dawson, Woody Harrelson, and Barry Pepper also star. The film was released in theaters in the United States and Canada on December 19, 2008, by Columbia Pictures. Despite receiving negative reviews, it was a box-office success, grossing US $168,168,201 worldwide.[1] Plot The protagonist of the film dials 911 to report his own suicide by a boxed jellyfish. He then narrates how God created the world in seven days, and how he managed to destroy his own in seven seconds. The introduction of the film establishes that the protagonist intends on helping seven people of his own choice. The reason at this point remains unknown. For most encounters, the protagonist poses as an IRS agent to establish a sense of initial trust. Ezra Turner At home, the protagonist now known as Ben Thomas (Will Smith) phones a meat delivery company to complain about his o

Films produced by Will Smith

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Films shot in Los Angeles County

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Escape Artists films

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Gemini Man (film)

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Gemini Man (film)

Gemini Man is a 2019 American action thriller film[3] directed by Ang Lee and written by David Benioff, Billy Ray, and Darren Lemke. Starring Will Smith, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen, and Benedict Wong, the film follows a hitman who is targeted by a younger clone of himself while on the run from the government. Originally conceived in 1997, the film went through development hell for nearly 20 years. Several directors, including Tony Scott, Curtis Hanson, and Joe Carnahan, were all attached at some point and numerous actors, including Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson, and Sean Connery, were set to star. In 2016, Skydance Media purchased the rights to the screenplay (which had been through several rewrites) from Disney and in October 2017, Ang Lee signed on to direct for Skydance with Paramount handling the distribution rights. Filming took place from February through May 2018. Gemini Man premiered at the Zurich Film Festival on October 1, 2019 and was theatrically released in the United States by Paramount P

Fictional clones

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Films set in Belgium

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Bad Boys for Life

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Bad Boys for Life

Bad Boys for Life is a 2020 American action comedy film directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah and written by Chris Bremner, Peter Craig and Joe Carnahan (based on a story by Craig and Carnahan). The plot follows Miami detectives Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence), who reunite once again when an assassin involved in an old case begins committing murder. The sequel to Bad Boys II (2003), it is the third installment in the Bad Boys franchise and co-stars Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig, Charles Melton, Paola Núñez, Kate del Castillo, Nicky Jam, and Joe Pantoliano. Smith co-produced the film with Jerry Bruckheimer and Doug Belgrad. A third Bad Boys film was discussed after the success of the second, with Michael Bay stating he would be interested in returning to direct but budget constraints would make it difficult. The film went through several attempts at development over the next decade, with various writers and directors attached. The project was announced in October 2018, a

Films with screenplays by Peter Craig

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Films set in Mexico City

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Films shot in Mexico City

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Charm City Kings

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Charm City Kings

Charm City Kings is an upcoming American drama film, directed by Angel Manuel Soto, from a screenplay by Sherman Payne, from a story by Kirk Sullivan, Chris Boyd, and Barry Jenkins. It stars Jahi Di'Allo Winston, Meek Mill, Will Catlett, Teyonah Parris, Donielle Tremaine Hansley and Kezii Curtis. It is a film adaption of the documentary 12 O'Clock Boys by Lofty Nathan. It will have its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 27, 2020. It is scheduled to be released on April 17, 2020, by Sony Pictures Classics. Cast Jahi Di'Allo Winston as Mouse Meek Mill as Blax Will Catlett as Detective Rivers Teyonah Parris ad Terri Donielle Tremaine Hansley as Lamont Kezii Curtis as Sweartagawd Production In September 2018, it was announced Jahi Di'Allo Winston, Meek Mill, Will Catlett and Teyonah Parris had joined the cast of the film, with Anguel Manuel Soto directing from a screenplay by Sherman Payne, from a story by Kirk Sullivan, Chris Boyd and Barry Jenkins. Overbrook Entertainment will

Sony Pictures Classics films

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Films set in Baltimore

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Overbrook Entertainment films

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