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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 546  Average listal rating (369 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 (59 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 766  Average listal rating (518 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 1968  Average listal rating (1216 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 521  Average listal rating (341 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 1685  Average listal rating (1146 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 1786  Average listal rating (1210 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 312  Average listal rating (220 ratings) 6.1  IMDB Rating 6.5 
8. Out of Time (2003)
Denzel's performance: 8/10
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People who added this item 1798  Average listal rating (1205 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 1161  Average listal rating (746 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 255  Average listal rating (149 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 746  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 1776  Average listal rating (1140 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 (406 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 226  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 389  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 135  Average listal rating (78 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 (468 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
18. Glory (1989)
Denzel's performance: 8/10
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People who added this item 609  Average listal rating (427 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 7.3 
19. Flight (2012)
Denzel's performance: 8/10
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People who added this item 724  Average listal rating (447 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 155  Average listal rating (106 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 1695  Average listal rating (1119 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 403  Average listal rating (279 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 (72 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 756  Average listal rating (536 ratings) 6.2  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 241  Average listal rating (140 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 102  Average listal rating (79 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.4 
27. The Equalizer (2014)
Denzel's performance: 6/10
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People who added this item 1866  Average listal rating (1197 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 282  Average listal rating (195 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 1535  Average listal rating (1041 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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