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on 15 Jun 2012 06:40

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Top 30 Denzel Washington films

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People who added this item 550  Average listal rating (369 ratings) 6.8  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 118  Average listal rating (61 ratings) 7.2  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 778  Average listal rating (521 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 2009  Average listal rating (1230 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 534  Average listal rating (345 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.6 
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 1727  Average listal rating (1159 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 1823  Average listal rating (1229 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 318  Average listal rating (222 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 1824  Average listal rating (1213 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 1172  Average listal rating (750 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 259  Average listal rating (151 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 760  Average listal rating (467 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 1802  Average listal rating (1148 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating
13. Deja Vu (2006)
Denzel's performance: 7/10
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People who added this item 785  Average listal rating (421 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 227  Average listal rating (147 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 393  Average listal rating (252 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 140  Average listal rating (80 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 6.5 
17. Mo' Better Blues (1990)
Denzel's performance: 6/10
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People who added this item 688  Average listal rating (471 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
18. Glory (1989)
Denzel's performance: 8/10
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People who added this item 654  Average listal rating (442 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 7.3 
19. Flight (2012)
Denzel's performance: 8/10
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People who added this item 737  Average listal rating (454 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 159  Average listal rating (107 ratings) 6.4  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 1721  Average listal rating (1127 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 411  Average listal rating (281 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 6.3 
23. The Siege (1998)
Denzel's performance: 7/10
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People who added this item 121  Average listal rating (74 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 780  Average listal rating (548 ratings) 6.1  IMDB Rating 6.4 
25. The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)
Denzel's performance: 7/10
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People who added this item 246  Average listal rating (144 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 300  Average listal rating (186 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 7.2 
27. The Equalizer (2014)
Denzel's performance: 6/10
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People who added this item 1899  Average listal rating (1216 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.8 
28. American Gangster (2007)
Denzel's performance: 6/10
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People who added this item 298  Average listal rating (200 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.8 
29. 2 Guns (2013)
Denzel's performance: 5/10
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People who added this item 1566  Average listal rating (1052 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 6.9 
30. The Book of Eli (2010)
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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