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List of Denzel Washington Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Glory (1989)
132
9
Glory
R
132
9

The Academy Awards-winning movie depicts the first unit of all African-American soldiers during the Civil War. Col. Robert Gould Shaw leads the ‘54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry’ of all-black soldiers; however, he meets with strong prejudices from both Union Army and the Confederates. Initially assigned to only menial tasks, the regiment earns its place in the battle and achieves glory at Fort Wagner.   

As:
Cast
Role:
Pvt. Trip
Director:
Edward Zwick
Genres:
Drama, War, History, Biography
Star Cast:
Morgan Freeman, Matthew Broderick, Andre Braugher, Cary Elwes, Jihmi Kennedy
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
2. Man on Fire (2004)
204
16
Man on Fire
R
204
16

A burnt out ex CIA operative John Creasy finds a new objective in life when he is hired by an industrialist Samuel Ramos to protect his daughter, Pita. A reluctant and uninterested Creasy soon forms a bond with the little girl. So when she is kidnapped, he is enraged and seeks to kill everyone involved in the heinous act.

As:
Cast
Role:
John W. Creasy
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Thriller, Action
3. The Pelican Brief (1993)
104
7
The Pelican Brief
PG-13
104
7

Law student, Darby Shaw, writes a brief with a theory as to why two Supreme Court justices were killed and she herself becomes the target of the assassin. As she is forced to go on the run, she reaches out to reporter Gray Grantham for help and uncovers a conspiracy involving senior Government officials. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Gray Grantham
Director:
Alan J. Pakula
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
4. Philadelphia (1993)
123
10
Philadelphia
PG-13
123
10

One of the first mainstream Hollywood films to acknowledge HIV/AIDS, homosexuality, and homophobia, Philadelphia is a gripping tale of a homosexual senior associate at a large corporate law firm who gets fired due to his sexuality, and his fight to get justice. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Joe Miller
Director:
Genres:
Drama
5. Fallen (1998)
136
10
Fallen
R
136
10

After the execution of serial killer Edgar Reese, whom he helped to catch, Detective John Hobbes and his partner Jonesy are called in to investigate a series of demonic murders very similar to Reese’s. When they come in contact with a woman named Gretta Milano, they discover, a fallen malevolent angel might be behind all the killings. 

As:
Cast
Role:
John Hobbes
Director:
Gregory Hoblit
Genres:
Mystery, Action, Thriller, Fantasy, Crime, Drama
6. Remember the Titans (2000)
127
11
Remember the Titans
PG
127
11

The movie depicts the inspirational story of African-American coach Herman Boone and his assistant coach Bill Yoast. In 1971 USA, an all-white high school is integrated with an all-black school. The two coaches fight racial discrimination and unite the racially divided team of the T. C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia to win the state championship.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Coach Herman Boone
Director:
Boaz Yakin
Genres:
Sport, Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
7. American Gangster (2007)
140
12
American Gangster
R
140
12

A fictionalized account of the criminal career of gangster Frank Lucas who was notorious for smuggling heroin, American Gangster is a crime film produced by Ridley Scott. A critical and commercial success, the film was nominated for 21 awards.

As:
Cast
Role:
Frank Lucas
Director:
Genres:
Crime, Biography, Thriller, Drama
8. Malcolm X (1992)
108
9
Malcolm X
PG-13
108
9

The movie is a dramatization of different events of the life of controversial African-American icon, Malcolm X. The film focuses on his early criminal endeavors, his imprisonment, his conversion to Islam, his joining and leaving the Nation of Islam, his marriage, his experiences with racial violence against blacks, his fight for racial unity and his assassination.

As:
Cast
Role:
Malcolm X
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Biography, Drama, History
Awards:
MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Male Performance
9. The Equalizer 2 (2018)
108
8
The Equalizer 2
R
108
8

Former-DIA agent and retired-Marine Robert McCall works as Lyft driver and helps the exploited as a vigilante. His friend Susan Plummer and former-teammate Dave York are sent to investigate a murder-suicide in Brussels. But when Susan is found murdered, it becomes a personal vendetta for McCall, who sets out to confront a team of highly trained professional assassins to avenge Susan’s death. 

As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Robert McCall
Director:
Antoine Fuqua
Genres:
Action, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Bill Pullman, Orson Bean, Melissa Leo, Sakina Jaffrey
10. The Magnificent Seven (2016)
97
9
The Magnificent Seven
PG-13
97
9

Bartholomew Bogue takes control of the American frontier town Rose Creek and forces its citizens to forced labor. When a group of locals, led by Matthew Cullen stand up to him, he has them killed. Cullen’s widow then recruits U.S. Marshal Sam Chisholm who forms a group of seven fighters to take on Bogue and his army. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Chisolm
Director:
Antoine Fuqua
Genres:
Western, Adventure, Action
Star Cast:
Chris Pratt, Lee Byung-hun, Matt Bomer, Vinnie Jones, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, Byung-hun Lee
11. Ricochet (1991)
68
7
Ricochet
R
68
7

Nick Styles is a rookie cop who sends a psychotic contract killer to prison. However, he manages to escape years later, and plans to take revenge on Styles, who is now working as a district attorney.

As:
Cast
Role:
Nick Styles
Director:
Russell Mulcahy
Genres:
Action, Thriller, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Kevin Pollak, John Amos, John Lithgow, Lindsay Wagner, Ice-T
12. The Equalizer (2014)
170
15
The Equalizer
R
170
15

A former Intelligence agency officer, Robert McCall, leads a quiet life working for a hardware store. However when his friend Alina, a young prostitute working for Russian mafia is brutally beaten by her pimp, McCall refuses to take it quietly. He comes out of retirement to avenge the injustice done to Alina, or anyone who is helpless.

As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Robert McCall
Director:
Antoine Fuqua
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Action
Star Cast:
Bill Pullman, David Harbour, Robert Wahlberg, Marton Csokas, Chloë Grace Moretz, Haley Bennett
13. Courage Under Fire (1996)
70
6
Courage Under Fire
R
70
6

Courage Under Fire is a mystery war drama film, which tells the story of a US Army Officer, who is still dejected about a mistake he made during the Desert Storm incident. Now he has to investigate a female chopper commander, to find out whether she is worthy of the Medal of Honor.    

As:
Cast
Role:
Nat Serling
Director:
Edward Zwick
Genres:
War, Drama, Thriller, Mystery, Action
14. The Bone Collector (1999)
133
12
The Bone Collector
R
133
12

The Bone Collector is a crime-thriller that revolves around a paraplegic detective and a newly recruited patrol officer, with great forensic skills, who set about solving a series of grisly murders committed by a psychopath who leaves gruesome clues at every crime scene. Starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie, this film has a lot of drama and gory violence too.

As:
Cast
Role:
Lincoln Rhyme
Director:
Phillip Noyce
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Star Cast:
Angelina Jolie, Queen Latifah, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Rooker, Michael McGlone
15. Unstoppable (2010)
97
9
Unstoppable
PG-13
97
9

Based on true events, a massive locomotive carrying highly toxic and flammable phenol becomes unstoppable when it becomes unmanned due to human carelessness. A major disaster is waiting to happen unless veteran engineer Frank Barnes and young conductor Will Colson who are pursuing the running train on another engine manage to catch it and stop it.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Frank
Director:
Genres:
Thriller, Action
Star Cast:
Chris Pine, Rosario Dawson, Kevin Dunn, Ethan Suplee
16. Flight (2012)
140
14
Flight
R
140
14

Pilot Whip Whittaker is hailed as a hero for landing his plane with almost no casualties after it suffers a mid-air mechanical failure. A routine investigation after the fact reveals another story, however; that of a man struggling with substance abuse.

As:
Cast
Role:
Whip Whitaker
Director:
Robert Zemeckis
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Nadine Velazquez, John Goodman, Bruce Greenwood, Don Cheadle, Carter Cabassa, Adam C. Edwards
17. A Soldier's Story (1984)
58
7
A Soldier's Story
PG
58
7
As:
Cast
Director:
Norman Jewison
Genres:
Mystery, Crime, Drama, War
Star Cast:
David Alan Grier, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Adolph Caesar, Art Evans
18. The Preacher's Wife (1996)
66
8
The Preacher's Wife
PG
66
8

Henry Biggs is a pastor at a struggling church, in a small poor neighborhood in New York City. He is in pressure from a real estate developer who wants to sell the property of the church to build luxury condos. Meanwhile, his relationship with his wife also seems to be failing. Things get interesting when a man enters his life claiming to be an angel sent by God.

As:
Cast
Role:
Dudley
Director:
Penny Marshall
Genres:
Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Whitney Houston, Courtney B. Vance, Jenifer Lewis, Gregory Hines
19. The Manchurian Candidate (2004)
76
9
The Manchurian Candidate
R
76
9

Gulf War veteran Major Bennett ‘Ben’ Marco starts looking into his past after experiencing vivid dreams. While investigating his friend, Sergeant First Class Raymond Shaw, now a senator, who was also part of the same mission, Marco unveils a conspiracy by elite politicians and the Manchurian Global corporation. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Thriller, Mystery, Drama
20. John Q (2002)
135
16
John Q
PG-13
135
16

John Quincy Archibald is a factory worker whose son Mike/Michael is diagnosed with enlarged heart for which emergency heart transplant is the only solution. As John’s health insurance doesn’t cover the expensive transplant surgery and with no other means to raise the amount, a desperate John holds the staff and patients of the hospital’s emergency room hostage to save his son’s life.   

As:
Cast
Role:
John Quincy Archibald
Director:
Nick Cassavetes
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
Ray Liotta, James Woods, Robert Duvall, Bill Maher, Jay Leno, Gabriela Oltean, Kimberly Elise
21. Crimson Tide (1995)
99
12
Crimson Tide
R
99
12

The film revolves around an incident that takes place on a ballistic missile submarine assigned to launch its missile on a Russian nuclear installation. But when the time comes only a part of the order can be decoded, resulting in a conflict between its Commanding Officer, a war veteran and his Executive Officer, a military tactic expert.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Hunter
Director:
Genres:
Thriller, Action, Drama, War
22. The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)
85
11
The Taking of Pelham 123
R
85
11

Passengers of a New York subway train are pulled into a nightmare when Dennis Ryder Ford and his associates hijack their train. Ryder demands a ransom and will only talk to Walter Garber, a dispatcher being investigated on bribery charges. Garber must negotiate, find a way to save the people, and stop Ryder. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Walter Garber
Director:
Genres:
Crime, Action, Thriller
Star Cast:
John Travolta, James Gandolfini, Luis Guzmán, Victor Gojcaj, Robert Vataj
23. The Hurricane (1999)
93
12
The Hurricane
R
93
12

In 1966, Rubin "The Hurricane" Carter, a renowned boxer, was wrongfully convicted of a triple murder and sentenced to life imprisonment. The film concentrates on his fight against his conviction, also depicting how an Afro-American youth convinces his Canadian foster parents to help Hurricane, resulting in his release after twenty years of imprisonment.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Rubin Carter
Director:
Norman Jewison
Genres:
Biography, Drama, Sport
Star Cast:
Liev Schreiber, Rod Steiger, Vicellous Shannon, Deborah Kara Unger
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
24. Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)
54
7
Devil in a Blue Dress
R
54
7

Devil in a Blue Dress is a mystery drama film which tells the story of Easy Rawlins, a World War II veteran, who finds himself in need of a job after he is laid off from Champion Aircraft. He soon meets DeWitt Albright, a white man who has been looking for a woman, and he decides to hire Easy to find her.

As:
Cast
Role:
Easy Rawlins
Director:
Carl Franklin
Genres:
Drama, Mystery, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Jennifer Beals, Don Cheadle, Tom Sizemore, Maury Chaykin
25. Training Day (2001)
165
20
Training Day
R
165
20

Rookie LAPD narcotics officer Jake Hoyt is trained on his first day by veteran detective Alonzo Harris, who has questionable methods for getting the streets of Los Angeles free of drug dealers. Hoyt is faced with several ethical dilemmas as he follows for 24 hours the convoluting concepts of legality, justice and corruption employed by Harris.

As:
Cast
Role:
Alonzo
Director:
Antoine Fuqua
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Snoop Dogg, Ethan Hawke, Tom Berenger, Eva Mendes, Scott Glenn, Harris Yulin
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Villain
26. Out of Time (2003)
85
10
Out of Time
R
85
10

In a small Florida town, Police Chief Matt Whitlock, who is estranged from wife police-detective Alex, is having an affair with Ann Merai. As Ann is diagnosed with cancer, Whitlock gives her huge cash confiscated from drug raid, after which she and her husband are found dead. With Alex heading the investigations, prime suspect Whitlock must race the clock to prove his innocence.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Matt Lee Whitlock
Director:
Carl Franklin
Genres:
Thriller, Action, Mystery, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Dean Cain, Eva Mendes, John Billingsley, Sanaa Lathan
27. Fences (2016)
98
13
Fences
PG-13
98
13

Based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name, the film focuses on an African American sanitation worker, who wanted to be a professional baseball player, but missed his chance because of the color bar in place till then. The story then goes on to reveal how he faces reality, depicting his relationships with others around him. 

As:
Cast, Producer, Director
Role:
Troy Maxson
Director:
Denzel Washington
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson, Jovan Adepo, Russell Hornsby
28. The Great Debaters (2007)
64
9
The Great Debaters
PG-13
64
9

Based on true events, the story depicts social concepts of the 1930s’ Texas. Melvin Tolson, professor at largely black Wiley College, Texas, coaches and encourages the college debate team of four resolute, bright black students, including a girl and a 14-year-old James Farmer Jr. The team, trained by Tolson using power of words, becomes the first black team to take on elite Harvard champions.

As:
Cast, Director
Role:
Melvin B. Tolson
Director:
Denzel Washington
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Biography
Star Cast:
Forest Whitaker, Nate Parker, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Denzel Whitaker, Jermaine Williams
29. Deja Vu (2006)
112
15
Deja Vu
PG-13
112
15

Deja Vu is an action-thriller that centers around an A.T.F. agent who uses an experimental technology, which can take you back in time, to discover the identity of the culprit responsible for bombing a ferry in New Orleans. Denzel Washington stars as the brilliant agent who becomes obsessed with a particular clue to find the bomber before he strikes again.

As:
Cast
Role:
Doug Carlin
Director:
Genres:
Action, Crime, Thriller, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
30. Safe House (2012)
93
15
Safe House
R
93
15

After criminal Tobin Frost acquires a data storage device for an MI6 agent, he is attacked by mercenaries. He surrenders to the American consulate, who place him in a safe house under rookie agent Matt Weston. The two men then try to survive assassins and the CIA while uncovering the truth. 

As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Tobin Frost
Director:
Daniel Espinosa
Genres:
Thriller, Action, Crime, Mystery
31. The Siege (1998)
53
7
The Siege
R
53
7

After a series of escalating terrorist attacks in Brooklyn, FBI Special Agent Anthony Hubbard teams up with CIA Agent Elise Kraft to find the terrorists. But martial law has been declared and the sadistic racist US Army General William Devereaux has started arresting anyone of Arab descent and torturing or killing them for information.

As:
Cast
Role:
Anthony Hubbard
Director:
Edward Zwick
Genres:
Action, Thriller
Star Cast:
Bruce Willis, Annette Bening, Wood Harris, Tony Shalhoub, Sami Bouajila
32. The Book of Eli (2010)
154
24
The Book of Eli
R
154
24

The post-apocalyptic movie centers on Eli, a blind nomadic warrior who is instructed by a voice to deliver the last copy of the New King James Bible to a sanctuary. Traveling across a wasteland, of what was formerly the USA, he demonstrates mythical fighting skills against the warlord Carnegie and his army who wants the book for himself. 

As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Eli
Director:
Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes
Genres:
Drama, Action, Thriller, Adventure
33. Mo' Better Blues (1990)
46
8
Mo' Better Blues
R
46
8

Forced by his mother to take trumpet lessons, Bleek Gilliam eventually becomes the leader of a successful jazz quintet. However, although he is in a relationship with a girl named Indigo, he is unable to commit to her, since he is also interested in other women.

As:
Cast
Role:
Bleek Gilliam
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Music
34. Antwone Fisher (2002)
88
14
Antwone Fisher
PG-13
88
14

Antwone Fisher, a young man working in the Navy, is forced to undergo psychiatric evaluation after a violent outburst against one of his fellow crewmen. During the course of his treatment, his painful past is revealed.

As:
Cast, Producer, Director
Role:
Dr. Jerome Davenport
Director:
Denzel Washington
Genres:
Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
James Brolin, Viola Davis, Derek Luke, Malcolm David Kelley, Cory Hodges, Joy Bryant
35. 2 Guns (2013)
74
13
2 Guns
R
74
13

DEA agent Bobby Trench, hoping to implicate his target, decides to stay undercover to help Michael Stigman in a bank robbery, but unbeknownst to Trench, Stigman is an undercover naval intelligence officer with instructions to kill him. After both are disavowed by their respective organizations, they must work together against a ruthless Mexican drug lord while avoiding arrest.

As:
Cast
Role:
Bobby
Director:
Baltasar Kormákur
Genres:
Action, Thriller, Comedy, Crime
36. Inside Man (2006)
98
17
Inside Man
R
98
17

The plot of the movie revolves around an elaborate bank robbery planned by a perfectionist robber Dalton Russell. He takes hostages and detective Keith Frazier is called upon to take charge of the negotiations. The bank president, concerned about something important, hires his own negotiator. However, Russell and his team are always ahead.

As:
Cast
Role:
Detective Keith Frazier
Director:
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Crime, Mystery
37. He Got Game (1998)
51
9
He Got Game
R
51
9

He Got Game is an American sports drama film, which tells the story of a convict, whose son is a brilliant basketball player. However, the convict needs to convince his son to go to college in order to reduce his sentence. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Jake Shuttlesworth
Director:
Genres:
Sport, Drama
38. Cry Freedom (1987)
48
10
Cry Freedom
PG
48
10

A South African journalist attempts to investigate the death in custody of his friend, an activist. However, this eventually forces him to flee the country.  

As:
Cast
Genres:
History, Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Kevin Kline, Josette Simon, Wabei Siyolwe, John Matshikiza, Juanita Waterman
39. The Mighty Quinn (1989)
45
9
The Mighty Quinn
R
45
9
As:
Cast
Role:
Xavier Quinn
Director:
Carl Schenkel
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Action, Thriller, Mystery
Star Cast:
Mimi Rogers, Esther Rolle, M. Emmet Walsh, James Fox, Sheryl Lee Ralph
40. Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017)
46
10
Roman J. Israel, Esq.
PG-13
46
10

After the owner of his firm suffers a heart attack, Roman, a lawyer for the firm, is forced to appear in courtroom trials that don’t go too well.  Eventually, the firm goes broke which forces Roman to find another job.

As:
Cast
Role:
Roman J. Israel
Director:
Dan Gilroy
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Shelley Hennig, Colin Farrell, Carmen Ejogo, Lynda Gravatt
41. Mississippi Masala (1991)
35
8
Mississippi Masala
R
35
8

After Mina is forced to leave her home in Uganda along with her family due to the new racist policies, they soon relocate to Mississippi, hoping to start a new life. Mina soon falls in love with Demetrius, a young carpet cleaner, despite their racial differences. She is also aware that her parents will not approve of the relationship. Eventually, the two are forced to run away, as neither of their communities accept their relationship.

As:
Cast
Role:
Demetrius Williams
Director:
Mira Nair
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Charles S. Dutton, Sarita Choudhury, Roshan Seth, Sharmila Tagore
43. Virtuosity (1995)
29
8
Virtuosity
R
29
8

Virtuosity is a science-fiction action thriller film which tells the story of two detectives in Los Angeles, John Donovan and Parker Barnes, trying to track down a serial killer at a restaurant. The serial killer is a virtual reality simulation who is an amalgam of some of the most violent psychopathic killers in history.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Lt. Parker Barnes
Director:
Brett Leonard
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Action, Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
44. Much Ado About Nothing (1993)
35
11
Much Ado About Nothing
PG-13
35
11

A nobleman, living with his daughter, niece and brother in Messina, an Italian town, is hosting a bunch of friends returning from war. The party play cupid to a couple in love for a long time. The British-American romantic comedy is based on a Shakespearean play of the same name.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Drama
45. The Little Things (2021)
29
9
The Little Things
R
29
9

Deputy Sheriff Joe Deacon is sent to Los Angeles for a quick evidence-gathering assignment. However, he gets involved in the search for a serial killer who has been terrorizing the city, and joins forces with Sergeant Jim Baxter.

As:
Cast
Role:
Joe 'Deke' Deacon
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
46. Carbon Copy (1981)
38
11
Carbon Copy
PG
38
11
As:
Cast
Role:
Roger Porter
Director:
Michael Schultz
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Paul Winfield, George Segal, Susan Saint James, Dick Martin, Jack Warden
47. Wilma (1977)
14
5
Wilma
14
5
As:
Cast
Role:
age 18 Robert Eldridge
Director:
Bud Greenspan
Genres:
Biography, Sport, Drama
Star Cast:
Cicely Tyson, Shirley Jo Finney, Jason Bernard, Joe Seneca
48. Heart Condition (1990)
27
9
Heart Condition
R
27
9
As:
Cast
Role:
Napoleon Stone
Director:
James D. Parriott
Genres:
Crime, Comedy, Fantasy, Drama
Star Cast:
Bob Hoskins, Chloe Webb, Roger E. Mosley, Ja'net DuBois
49. For Queen & Country (1988)
20
7
For Queen & Country
R
20
7
As:
Cast
Role:
Reuben James
Director:
Martin Stellman
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Graham McTavish, Dorian Healy, Sean Chapman, Geff Francis
50. Flesh & Blood (1979)
10
5
Flesh & Blood
10
5
As:
Cast
Director:
Jud Taylor
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Tom Berenger, Pat Corley, John Cassavetes, Luca Bercovici
51. License to Kill (1984)
4
4
License to Kill
4
4
As:
Cast
Director:
Jud Taylor
Genres:
Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Penny Fuller, Ari Meyers, Donald Moffat, Millie Perkins
52. The George McKenna Story (1986)
18
7
The George McKenna Story
18
7
As:
Cast
Role:
George McKenna
Director:
Eric Laneuville
Genres:
Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Lynn Whitfield, Debra Artis, Edna Auguillard, Billy Jaye Banner

Director

The Great Debaters (2007)
11
5
The Great Debaters
PG-13
11
5

Based on true events, the story depicts social concepts of the 1930s’ Texas. Melvin Tolson, professor at largely black Wiley College, Texas, coaches and encourages the college debate team of four resolute, bright black students, including a girl and a 14-year-old James Farmer Jr. The team, trained by Tolson using power of words, becomes the first black team to take on elite Harvard champions.

As:
Cast, Director
Director:
Denzel Washington
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Biography
Star Cast:
Forest Whitaker, Nate Parker, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Denzel Whitaker, Jermaine Williams
Antwone Fisher (2002)
12
3
Antwone Fisher
PG-13
12
3

Antwone Fisher, a young man working in the Navy, is forced to undergo psychiatric evaluation after a violent outburst against one of his fellow crewmen. During the course of his treatment, his painful past is revealed.

As:
Cast, Producer, Director
Director:
Denzel Washington
Genres:
Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
James Brolin, Viola Davis, Derek Luke, Malcolm David Kelley, Cory Hodges, Joy Bryant
Fences (2016)
15
7
Fences
PG-13
15
7

Based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name, the film focuses on an African American sanitation worker, who wanted to be a professional baseball player, but missed his chance because of the color bar in place till then. The story then goes on to reveal how he faces reality, depicting his relationships with others around him. 

As:
Cast, Producer, Director
Director:
Denzel Washington
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson, Jovan Adepo, Russell Hornsby

Narrator/Dubbing

Mother Goose: A Rappin' and Rhymin' Special (1997)
8
8
Mother Goose: A Rappin' and Rhymin' Special
8
8
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Humpty Dumpty / The Crooked Man (voice)
Genres:
Music, Comedy
Star Cast:
Jimmy Smits, Whoopi Goldberg, Kathie Lee Gifford, Regis Philbin

Animation Movies

TV Shows

Tyrese Gibson: Shame (2015)
8
2
Tyrese Gibson: Shame
8
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Paul Hunter
Genres:
Music, Short
Star Cast:
Tyrese Gibson, Jennifer Hudson, Jamie Ann Burke, Brely Evans
Coriolanus (1979)
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Coriolanus
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As:
Cast
Director:
Wilford Leach
Genres:
Drama, History
Star Cast:
Morgan Freeman, Frank Adu, Bimbo, Thomas Martell Brimm

Denzel Washington Awards

Academy Awards
Training Day Best Actor in a Leading Role 2002
Glory Best Actor in a Supporting Role 1990
Golden Globe Awards
The Hurricane Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama 2000
Glory Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 1990
MTV Movie & TV Awards
Training Day Best Villain 2002
Malcolm X Best Male Performance 1993