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Top 30 Denzel Washington films

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People who added this item 545  Average listal rating (365 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 7.3 
1. Crimson Tide (1995)
I used to watch this movie over and over and it made a huge impact on me every time. Denzel and especially Gene Hackman deliver a masterclass in acting, in what is an intense, well-crafted thriller. The music is also great, and this marks Denzel's first collaboration with director Tony Scott.

Denzel's performance: 9/10
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People who added this item 112  Average listal rating (57 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.5 
2. Cry Freedom (1987)
Like many of Denzel's movies, this is one that every person should see. It tells the story of Steve Biko's struggle against apartheid, and his white friend, played by a brilliant Kevin Kline. It's a movie about struggle, justice, tolerance, non-violence, and is imo the first great performance by Denzel.

Denzel's performance: 9/10
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People who added this item 763  Average listal rating (508 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating
3. John Q (2002)
This is such a touching and important movie. It deals with the harsh realities of the American health care system, in which Denzel's character is denied treatment for his son's heart operation and this forces him to go to extreme measures. Denzel is brilliant in this role, and helps raise some important moral questions concerning healthcare, empathy and justice. What would you do if you were in his shoes?

Denzel's performance: 9/10
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People who added this item 1953  Average listal rating (1192 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.7 
4. Philadelphia (1993)
Another masterpiece, in which the lead character, played by Tom Hanks, falls ill with AIDS and seeks help from a lawyer to sue the firm in which he was fired from. Although Hanks is fantastic in his role, it is imo Denzel who with his acting makes this movie the great masterpiece that it is. It's one of those movies that everyone should see, and also brilliantly deals with the subject of homosexuality.

Denzel's performance: 9/10
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People who added this item 516  Average listal rating (331 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.5 
5. The Hurricane (1999)
Needless to say, this is one of Denzel's best performances ever. He portrays Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a successful boxer, who is sentenced to 20 years in jail for something he didn't do. Although the story is important and the movie raises important questions, it is again Denzel's performance which makes this movie unforgettable. He literally transforms himself physically, mentally and spiritually, and it's worth noting that he trained boxing for over a year to prepare himself for the role.

Denzel's performance: 9/10
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People who added this item 1681  Average listal rating (1128 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.8 
6. Man on Fire (2004)
Denzel's performance: 8/10
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People who added this item 1776  Average listal rating (1191 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.7 
7. Training Day (2001)
Denzel's performance: 10/10
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People who added this item 310  Average listal rating (216 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 6.5 
8. Out of Time (2003)
Denzel's performance: 8/10
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People who added this item 1789  Average listal rating (1194 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.7 
9. Inside Man (2006)
Denzel's performance: 8/10
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People who added this item 1158  Average listal rating (740 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.7 
10. Remember the Titans (2000)
Denzel's performance: 8/10
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People who added this item 252  Average listal rating (147 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 6.9 
11. He Got Game (1998)
Denzel's performance: 8/10
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People who added this item 742  Average listal rating (457 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 6.6 
12. The Manchurian Candidate (2004)
Denzel's performance: 8/10
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People who added this item 1767  Average listal rating (1128 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating
13. Deja Vu (2006)
Denzel's performance: 7/10
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People who added this item 763  Average listal rating (399 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.7 
14. Malcolm X (1992)
Denzel's performance: 8/10
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People who added this item 224  Average listal rating (146 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.3 
15. Antwone Fisher (2002)
Denzel's performance: 7/10
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People who added this item 386  Average listal rating (247 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 6.6 
16. Courage Under Fire (1996)
Denzel's performance: 7/10
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People who added this item 134  Average listal rating (76 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 6.5 
17. Mo' Better Blues (1990)
Denzel's performance: 6/10
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People who added this item 679  Average listal rating (467 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
18. Glory (1989)
Denzel's performance: 8/10
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People who added this item 602  Average listal rating (403 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 7.3 
19. Flight (2012)
Denzel's performance: 8/10
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People who added this item 721  Average listal rating (441 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 6.5 
20. The Pelican Brief (1993)
Denzel's performance: 6/10
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People who added this item 150  Average listal rating (100 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 6.7 
21. Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)
Denzel's performance: 7/10
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People who added this item 1688  Average listal rating (1107 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.6 
22. The Bone Collector (1999)
Denzel's performance: 6/10
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People who added this item 400  Average listal rating (272 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 6.3 
23. The Siege (1998)
Denzel's performance: 7/10
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People who added this item 116  Average listal rating (70 ratings) 5.3  IMDB Rating 5.4 
24. The Preacher's Wife (1996)
Denzel's performance: 5/10
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People who added this item 751  Average listal rating (527 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 6.4 
25. The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009)
Denzel's performance: 7/10
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People who added this item 239  Average listal rating (135 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.6 
26. The Great Debaters (2007)
Denzel's performance: 6/10
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People who added this item 713  Average listal rating (484 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.8 
27. Unstoppable (2010)
Denzel's performance: 5/10
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People who added this item 1862  Average listal rating (1186 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.8 
28. American Gangster (2007)
Denzel's performance: 7/10
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People who added this item 1527  Average listal rating (1023 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 6.9 
29. The Book of Eli (2010)
Denzel's performance: 7/10
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People who added this item 482  Average listal rating (313 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating
30. Fallen (1998)
Denzel's performance: 6/10
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He's done so many great films over the years, and I've seen ALL of them. Here's my list of top 30 Denzel films, with my ranking based on: a) is it my favorite?, b) was it valuable to watch?, and c) how well did Denzel play in it?

Like most people know, he's a master at creating a character and somehow turning a mediocre film into a great one. Not to mention his versatility as an actor, his ability to deliver intense performances or his ability to wholeheartedly live into the character he portrays, making the performance and the film as a whole uniquely realistic, dignified and worth watching.

What can I say... he's the best!

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