Best Movies of Denzel Washington

American Gangster (2007)

Aggregate Rating: 205 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 76 | Earnings: $130.13M

In 1970s America, a detective works to bring down the drug empire of Frank Lucas, a heroin kingpin from Manhattan, who is smuggling the drug into the country from the Far East.


Inside Man (2006)

Aggregate Rating: 182 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 76 | Earnings: $88.50M

A police detective, a bank robber, and a high-power broker enter high-stakes negotiations after the criminal's brilliant heist spirals into a hostage situation.


Flight (2012)

Aggregate Rating: 171 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 76 | Earnings: $93.75M

An airline pilot saves almost all his passengers on his malfunctioning airliner which eventually crashed, but an investigation into the accident reveals something troubling.


Training Day (2001)

Aggregate Rating: 170 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 69 | Earnings: $76.26M

On his first day on the job as a Los Angeles narcotics officer, a rookie cop goes beyond a full work day in training within the narcotics division of the LAPD with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears to be.


Philadelphia (1993)

Aggregate Rating: 163 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 66 | Earnings: $77.32M

When a man with HIV is fired by his law firm because of his condition, he hires a homophobic small time lawyer as the only willing advocate for a wrongful dismissal suit.


Man on Fire (2004)

Aggregate Rating: 163 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 47 | Earnings: $77.86M

In Mexico City, a former assassin swears vengeance on those who committed an unspeakable act against the family he was hired to protect.


Fences (2016)

Aggregate Rating: 160 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 79 | Earnings: $57.64M

A working-class African-American father tries to raise his family in the 1950s, while coming to terms with the events of his life.


Malcolm X (1992)

Aggregate Rating: 158 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 72 | Earnings: $48.17M

Biographical epic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader, from his early life and career as a small-time gangster, to his ministry as a member of the Nation of Islam.


Deja Vu (2006)

Aggregate Rating: 156 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 59 | Earnings: $64.03M

After a ferry is bombed in New Orleans, an A.T.F. agent joins a unique investigation using experimental surveillance technology to find the bomber, but soon finds himself becoming obsessed with one of the victims.


The Hurricane (1999)

Aggregate Rating: 155 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 74 | Earnings: $50.67M

The story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a boxer wrongly imprisoned for murder, and the people who aided in his fight to prove his innocence.


The Manchurian Candidate (2004)

Aggregate Rating: 154 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 76 | Earnings: $65.95M

In the midst of the Gulf War, soldiers are kidnapped and brainwashed for sinister purposes.


The Equalizer (2014)

Aggregate Rating: 152 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 57 | Earnings: $101.53M

A man believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and has dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when he meets a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by - he has to help her.


Courage Under Fire (1996)

Aggregate Rating: 151 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 77 | Earnings: $58.92M

A U.S. Army officer, despondent about a deadly mistake he made, investigates a female chopper commander's worthiness for the Medal of Honor.


The Great Debaters (2007)

Aggregate Rating: 148 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 65 | Earnings: $30.23M

A drama based on the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor at Wiley College Texas. In 1935, he inspired students to form the school's first debate team, which went on to challenge Harvard in the national championship.


Crimson Tide (1995)

Aggregate Rating: 147 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 66 | Earnings: $91.40M

On a U.S. nuclear missile sub, a young First Officer stages a mutiny, to prevent his trigger happy Captain from launching his missiles, before confirming his orders to do so.


Unstoppable (2010)

Aggregate Rating: 147 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 69 | Earnings: $81.56M

With an unmanned, half-mile-long freight train barreling toward a city, a veteran engineer and a young conductor race against the clock to prevent a catastrophe.


Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)

Aggregate Rating: 146 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 78 | Earnings: $16.03M

An African-American man is hired to find a woman, and gets mixed up in a murderous political scandal.


The Magnificent Seven (2016)

Aggregate Rating: 143 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 54 | Earnings: $93.38M

Seven gunmen in the old west gradually come together to help a poor village against savage thieves.


Remember the Titans (2000)

Aggregate Rating: 142 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 48 | Earnings: $115.65M

The true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school team on their first season as a racially integrated unit.


2 Guns (2013)

Aggregate Rating: 141 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 55 | Earnings: $75.57M

Two hardened criminals get into trouble with the US border patrol after meeting with a Mexican drug lord, and then revelations start to unfold.



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