Best Denzel Washington Movies

The Top Ten
1 Man On Fire

Great! A man, giving his life to fulfill his duty. A man of iron, a man in action. I just could not take my eyes off from A to Z. Let us all perform our duty to make a better world, our dream into reality. The world needs Man on Fire applied to other aspects too.

Perfect movie from beginning to end. Very, very well directed, with a great story and tremendous acting. This is my favorite movie of all time. With such an emotional story, it's hard not to love it.

Denzel played this role perfectly. One of my favorite movies. The way he and Dakota played their roles makes the movie seem that much more real. Instant classic and never gets old!

2 Malcolm X

I was still young, early 14 years, but I still remember this as the best movie I've ever watched. A man who wanted justice to happen, though a sad moment touches your heart. A good movie indeed. I wish someone could lend me this DVD movie. Albert Magoro

I have read the autobiography and speeches of Malcolm X, and Denzel's ability to capture the tone and tenor of his language patterns is amazing. Genius on film. Thank you, Spike Lee!

This deserves #1. Just because he wasn't a gun-toting badass in this excellent film doesn't mean it wasn't a fantastic Denzel performance. This list is flawed and was decided by people with double-digit IQs.

3 Training Day

I know folks believe this should have been number one, given he won the Best Actor award at the Oscars. But I feel he was cheated several times over. With that, Training Day is off the chain!

Hands down, Training Day was the best film Denzel ever played in. The action, the suspense, two thumbs up for sure. I love all Denzel films, but two thumbs up for Training Day.

An excellent performance. There was nothing like it, and Denzel Washington is one of the greatest actors of all time. This was an amazing crime film.

4 Fences

Denzel played the part for 114 shows on Broadway, and you can see every ounce of effort he's put into the role throughout his life in this film. Amazing adaptation, anchored by an amazing force that is Denzel Washington.

5 Remember The Titans

I really feel that Denzel took control in this movie. After watching it, I felt I could have run through a wall to make a tackle. Sort of a Rocky moment.

By the way, The Equalizer and Unstoppable should be higher. They were both great adrenaline rushes.

I watch it whenever I feel I need to boost my confidence. Very inspiring movie.

Inspiring. Great performances all around, and somehow, though he was the star, he managed to buoy his fellow castmates in this film.

6 American Gangster

Denzel has a very wide range. However, all of his movies are absolutely off the charts. He is one of the greatest of all time!

So good! With Russell Crowe and Denzel Washington, this movie is so good!

Best movie ever, above all the story. Based on real events, both Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe are awesome too.

7 John Q

Because it is so sad that he kidnaps all those people just for his son. It's so extremely sad. I just love this movie.

This film deals with the ultimate human emotion, which is the unconditional love of a parent.

Best movie I've ever seen. It just put me in my feelings right now. Had me crying and stuff. My #1.

8 Glory

After almost 20 years, Washington's performance is still riveting despite a cliched script. He, Freeman, and Brauer transcend the material. The battle scenes, though, are glorious.

Denzel gives a superb performance in "Glory." The battle scenes are graphic and well-acted, and he is a great actor in it overall. VOTE HERE.

9 Inside Man
10 The Book of Eli

Absolutely outstanding. We, as a nation, may very well be heading toward having to lay down our lives for truth, as the Bible teaches.

Love this movie. I watch it over and over. Mr. Washington never fails to please in his movies.

Great movie. Great story. Great acting. And great everything else!

The Contenders
11 Fallen

Very underrated. He is ultimately more than a detective of the earthly, but the spiritual. The narration moves along well with the intriguing plot. The tone of this movie is tense and spooky. Top 5 for sure, possibly 3.

I appreciate you putting this as high as you did. A lot of people don't know about this movie.

12 Flight

Amazing movie. Denzel gets into the character like no one else could have! Mind-boggling.

It affected my emotional life, and I love rewatching because the acting is terrific.

Best movie with Denzel in it. Makes me want to get drunk before noon.

13 Crimson Tide

I watch this film twice a year just to see the look on Denzel's face when Gene Hackman slaps him. Again, I do not know why he wasn't awarded an Oscar for this film. His entire performance is riveting! He carries this entire film.

This movie did not receive its due. Was it because the power of the character Denzel played makes folks a little nervous?

Fantastic film! Washington and Hackman... Are you kidding me? That's tough to beat. Their performances fed beautifully off one another and made for a thrilling movie.

14 The Equalizer

A new experience every time I watch it. Denzel is my favorite, but Equalizer is something more than that.

Love this storyline and the stoic, almost Asperger's character. Justice prevails. A tough but feel-good movie.

One of his best, if not the best movie he has done.

15 Philadelphia

One of my favorite movies of all time. This movie was monumental in opening the door to discussing AIDS and alternative lifestyles. Hanks and Washington were both riveting in this film. The plot was great, but Hanks and Washington took this film to a whole other level. It still chokes me up when I watch this.

Why he didn't get an Oscar for this is beyond me. His performance is outstanding!

Though Tom Hanks has the main role, Denzel is too good in his supporting role.

16 The Bone Collector

Denzel is stuck in a bed as a quadriplegic, yet his presence and acting are the backbone of this movie. I must admit, I really enjoy this film and watch it regularly.

17 The Tragedy of Macbeth
18 The Magnificent Seven
19 Devil in a Blue Dress

Breathtaking. It was because of him and Don Cheadle that I went out and purchased every single Easy Rawlins novel in print at that time. This movie was soul food: grits and greens, fried chicken and biscuits, sweet tea, and jazz and blues rolled into one.

He did better acting with his facial expressions than he ever did with those long-winded, fast-talking speeches he always gives. He and Don Cheadle were priceless!

20 Cry Freedom

Denzel got his first Oscar nomination for this wonderful movie based on a true story. This was based on the life of one of the greatest politicians to have laid foot on African soil. Long live Steve Bantu Biko, long live.

Soul-stirring portrayal of one of South Africa's first freedom fighters.

21 The Siege
22 Deja Vu
23 The Hurricane

Denzel is a genius. But it wasn't until I met the real Rubin Carter that I realized how genius he is! Denzel is one of the best actors on the planet.

I couldn't sleep, so I got up and turned the TV on, and there it was. What a fantastic movie. I was sad when it was over but happy about the ending. That was some acting! I couldn't believe how intrigued I was. Wonderful movie and great acting.

Not only Denzel's best movie, but a great, great movie.

24 Unstoppable

One of the most realistic movies I have ever seen in my life! Very good acting by Denzel!

Full of exciting moments. Denzel is great in his role. The movie was cool.

Great movie, surprisingly not repetitive as I expected it to be. Great story too. This is my #1.

25 He Got Game

Terrific film! Denzel is this movie. Without him, it's just a mediocre film.

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