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Top 30 Denzel Washington films

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People who added this item 526  Average listal rating (353 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 109  Average listal rating (53 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 741  Average listal rating (496 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 1912  Average listal rating (1166 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 507  Average listal rating (318 ratings) 7  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 1647  Average listal rating (1102 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.8 
6. Man on Fire (2004)
Denzel's performance: 8/10
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People who added this item 1741  Average listal rating (1169 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 303  Average listal rating (211 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 1759  Average listal rating (1181 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 1128  Average listal rating (719 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 243  Average listal rating (142 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 726  Average listal rating (449 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 1737  Average listal rating (1112 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating
13. Deja Vu (2006)
Denzel's performance: 7/10
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People who added this item 739  Average listal rating (384 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 218  Average listal rating (140 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 374  Average listal rating (236 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 132  Average listal rating (75 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 652  Average listal rating (444 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating
18. Glory (1989)
Denzel's performance: 8/10
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People who added this item 568  Average listal rating (371 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 7.3 
19. Flight (2012)
Denzel's performance: 8/10
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People who added this item 715  Average listal rating (440 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.5 
20. The Pelican Brief (1993)
Denzel's performance: 6/10
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People who added this item 146  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 1651  Average listal rating (1090 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 390  Average listal rating (267 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 6.3 
23. The Siege (1998)
Denzel's performance: 7/10
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People who added this item 115  Average listal rating (71 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 736  Average listal rating (514 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 228  Average listal rating (129 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 695  Average listal rating (469 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.8 
27. Unstoppable (2010)
Denzel's performance: 5/10
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People who added this item 1821  Average listal rating (1159 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 1479  Average listal rating (987 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 461  Average listal rating (303 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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