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The best Denzel Washington movies ranked from best to worst according to IMDb

Denzel Washington was born in New York (1954). The actor has been awarded a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Tony award and 2 Oscars. One of them for Glory (1989) in the category of Best Supporting Actor and the second Oscar by Training Day (2001) in the category of best lead actor. Also winner of 3 Golden Globes. In 2020, the medium New York Times rated it as the great actor of the 21st century.

We pay tribute by compiling all his films ordered from best to worst according to IMDb. And especially with this TOP10.

American Gangster

  • Plataforma: Amazon Prime Video, AppleTV, RakutenTV, Google Play Store y Amazon Videos
  • Duration: 2 hours and 37 minutes
  • Year 2007
  • Director: Ridley Scott
  • IMDb score: 7.8

Starring Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe. In this feature film, Denzel played the role of Frank Lucas, a major drug trafficker (specifically, heroin) in the context of the Vietnam War. Secondly, Russell Crowe (What Richie Roberts in the film) played the role of a headstrong and steadfast detective hell-bent on bringing down the empire of Lucas. Denzel Washington was a candidate for Golden Globe in the category of best actor (Drama).

Remember the Titans

  • Plataforma: Disney+, AppleTV, RakutenTV, Google Play Store y Amazon Videos
  • Duration: 1 hour and 53 minutes
  • Year 2000
  • Director: Boaz Sure
  • IMDb score: 7.8

A feature film in which Denzel Washington plays the role of the coach Herman Boone on an American football team. Based on a true story, the film is set at the beginning of the decade of 70’s. A turbulent time motivated and conditioned by social and racial conflicts. The trigger for this was the order executed by the US federal government to finish with racial segregation in sports teams and schools. Herman Boone, assumes the leadership and motivation (but also training) stripes of the team to make it champion but also full of values ​​and free of prejudices.

Glory (Glory Times)

  • Plataforma: Filmin, RakutenTV, AppleTV, Google Play Store y Amazon Videos
  • Duration: 2 hours and 2 minutes
  • Year: 1989
  • Director: Edward Zwick
  • IMDb score: 7.8

Starring Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman and Cary Elwes. Times of Glory is based on the true story of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment which was formed by volunteer men from black race. The film had an estimated budget of $ 18 million and was not very successful at the box office: It grossed $ 26.8 million. Despite this, the role of Denzel Washington As the Trip soldier on Glory it worth an Oscar for best supporting actor.

Training Day

  • Plataforma: RakutenTV, Google Play Store, Microsoft Store y Amazon Videos
  • Duration: 2 hours and 2 minutes
  • Year: 2001
  • Director: Antoine Fuqua
  • IMDb score: 7.7

Starring Ethan Hawke (Jake Hoyt) and Denzel Washington (Alonzo Harris). Denzel plays the role of a police officer The Angels respected and decorated. Collide with the newbie Jake Hoyt who aspires to become the leader of the police force’s narcotics unit while observing the ins and outs of patent corruption in the system. Denzel Washington won the Oscar in the m categorybest actor.

Man on Fire

  • Plataforma: Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, RakutenTV, Microsoft Store, Google Play Store y Amazon Videos
  • Duration: 2 hours and 26 minutes
  • Year: 2004
  • Director: Tony Scott
  • IMDb score: 7.7

Denzel Washington played the role of John Creasy, an alcoholic in the U.S. Navy and former agent of the CIA. He receives a commission to act as a bodyguard for a girl named Lupita ramos (Dakota Fanning). Things go wrong and she is kidnapped in the Mexico City and we see a Denzel Washington unleashed with fury until he found those responsible for the kidnapping. For this role, he was nominated for best actor by the NAACP Image Awards.

Philadelphia

  • Plataforma: Amazon Prime Video, Google Play Store, Microsoft Store, RakutenTV, AppleTV y Amazon Videos
  • Duration: 2 hours and 5 minutes
  • Year: 1993
  • Director: Jonathan Demme
  • IMDb score: 7.7

Starring Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington. A deep and heartfelt film that vindicates the fight for human rights. The feature film received various recognitions and awards, among which we highlight the Oscar for best actor for Tom Hanks and the Oscar in the category of best original song “Streets of Philadelphia” del cantante Bruce Springsteen. In total, this great production raised more than $ 206 million.

Malcom X

  • Platform: Filmin, Movistar +, AppleTV and Amazon Videos
  • Duration: 3 hours and 22 minutes
  • Year: 1992
  • Director: Spike Lee
  • IMDb score: 7.7

American biographical drama about the African-American activist Malcolm X interpreted by Denzel Washington of which he was a candidate for best actor in the Oscar and also in the Globo Awards. The production that was not spared from budget problems between the expectations of Spike Lee and what it offered Warner bross, ended up raising more than $ 48 million.

Inside Man (Plan Oculto)

  • Plataforma: Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Movistar+, RakutenTV, AppleTV, Google Play Store y Amazon Videos
  • Duration: 2 hours and 10 minutes
  • Year: 2006
  • Director: Spike Lee
  • IMDb score: 7.6

Denzel Washington and Clive Owen as protagonists. The cast completed it Jodie Foster, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Christopher Plummer and Willem Dafoe. As an anecdote in the ins and outs of production we highlight the offer of Spike Lee a Denzel Washington to choose between playing the role of the policeman or the thief. In the end, he discarded the thief because he spent much of the film with his face covered with a mask.

The Hurricane (Huracán Carter)

  • Plataforma: Disney+, RakutenTV, AppleTV, Google Play Store y Amazon Videos
  • Duration: 2 hours and 26 minutes
  • Year: 1999
  • Director: Norman Jewison
  • IMDb score: 7.6

Denzel Washington interpret the story of the boxer Rubin Carter, accused of triple murder and of which he was acquitted after passing almost 20 years in prison. Denzel Washington his interpretation was meticulously prepared for more than 1 year: Both physically and by conducting numerous meetings and interviews with Carter.

The Great Debaters

  • Platform: No streaming offers at this time
  • Duration: 2 hours and 6 minutes
  • Year 2007
  • Director: Denzel Washington
  • IMDb score: 7.5

Denzel Washington directs and stars in the feature film. It is a drama based on real events. Melvin B. Tolson (Denzel Washington), is a professor of Wiley College de Texas in which in 1935, he encouraged and motivated his students to form the first debate group to participate in the national championships held at Harvard.

Out of this TOP10 according to score of IMDb we find the following feature films:

  1. Scream Freedom (1987): 7.4
  2. Crimson Tide (Marea Roja) (1995): 7,3
  3. The Flight (2012): 7.3
  4. Antwone Fisher (2002): 7,3
  5. Much Ado About Nothing (1993): 7.3
  6. Fences (2016): 7,2
  7. Story of a Soldier (1984): 7.2
  8. The Equalizer (2014): 7,2
  9. John Q (2002): 7,1
  10. Already Viewed (2006): 7.0
  11. Fallen (1998): 7,0
  12. Eli’s Book (2010): 6.9
  13. The Magnificent 7 (2016): 6.9
  14. A bad move (1998): 6.9
  15. Unstoppable (2010): 6.8
  16. The Bone Collector (1999): 6.7
  17. 2 Guns (2013): 6,7
  18. The Demon in Blue (1995): 6.7
  19. The Guest (2012): 6.7
  20. The Equalizer 2 (2018): 6,7
  21. Mo’ Better Blues (1990): 6,6
  22. The Messenger of Fear (2004): 6.6
  23. In honor of the truth (1996): 6.6
  24. The Pelican Report (1993): 6.6
  25. Out of Time (A contrarreloj) (2003): 6.5
  26. Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017): 6,5
  27. State of siege (1998): 6.4
  28. Pelham 123 Train Robbery (2009): 6.4
  29. Small details (2021): 6.3
  30. The George McKenna Story (1988): 6,1
  31. The Preacher’s Wife (1996): 5.6
  32. Virtuosity (1995): 5,6

References: Justwatch

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