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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 (366 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 765  Average listal rating (511 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 1960  Average listal rating (1194 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 520  Average listal rating (334 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 1684  Average listal rating (1133 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 1783  Average listal rating (1197 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 311  Average listal rating (217 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 1794  Average listal rating (1198 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 1160  Average listal rating (741 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 744  Average listal rating (459 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 1771  Average listal rating (1132 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 225  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 387  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 681  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 606  Average listal rating (408 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 7.3 
19. Flight (2012)
Denzel's performance: 8/10
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People who added this item 723  Average listal rating (442 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 152  Average listal rating (102 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 1691  Average listal rating (1108 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 (275 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 6.3 
23. The Siege (1998)
Denzel's performance: 7/10
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People who added this item 117  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 753  Average listal rating (530 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 69  Average listal rating (11 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 8.2 
27. The Equalizer (2014)
Denzel's performance: 6/10
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People who added this item 1865  Average listal rating (1188 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 279  Average listal rating (187 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 1531  Average listal rating (1028 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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