Denzel Washington Movies List: Best To Worst

Glory
R

Glory

(1989)
As:
Cast
Role:
Pvt. Trip
Director:
Edward Zwick
Genres:
Drama, War, History, Biography
Star Cast:
Morgan Freeman, Matthew Broderick, Cary Elwes, Jihmi Kennedy
Man on Fire
R

Man on Fire

(2004)
As:
Cast
Role:
John W. Creasy
Director:
Tony Scott
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Thriller, Action
Star Cast:
Christopher Walken, Dakota Fanning, Radha Mitchell, Marc Anthony
Training Day
R

Training Day

(2001)
As:
Cast
Role:
Alonzo
Director:
Antoine Fuqua
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Ethan Hawke, Scott Glenn, Tom Berenger, Harris Yulin
Philadelphia
PG-13

Philadelphia

(1993)
As:
Cast
Role:
Joe Miller
Director:
Jonathan Demme
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Tom Hanks, Roberta Maxwell, Buzz Kilman, Karen Finley
Remember the Titans
PG

Remember the Titans

(2000)
As:
Cast
Role:
Coach Herman Boone
Director:
Boaz Yakin
Genres:
Sport, Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Will Patton, Wood Harris, Ryan Hurst, Donald Faison
American Gangster
R

American Gangster

(2007)
As:
Cast
Role:
Frank Lucas
Director:
Ridley Scott
Genres:
Crime, Biography, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Russell Crowe, Josh Brolin, Lymari Nadal
Inside Man
R

Inside Man

(2006)
As:
Cast
Role:
Detective Keith Frazier
Director:
Spike Lee
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Crime, Mystery
Star Cast:
Clive Owen, Jodie Foster, Christopher Plummer, Willem Dafoe
Malcolm X
PG-13

Malcolm X

(1992)
As:
Cast
Role:
Malcolm X
Director:
Spike Lee
Genres:
Romance, Biography, Drama, History
Star Cast:
Angela Bassett, Spike Lee, Delroy Lindo, Albert Hall
Crimson Tide
R

Crimson Tide

(1995)
As:
Cast
Role:
Hunter
Director:
Tony Scott
Genres:
Thriller, Action, Drama, War
Star Cast:
George Dzundza, Gene Hackman, Viggo Mortensen, Matt Craven
The Hurricane
R

The Hurricane

(1999)
As:
Cast
Role:
Rubin Carter
Director:
Norman Jewison
Genres:
Biography, Drama, Sport
Star Cast:
Liev Schreiber, Rod Steiger, Vicellous Shannon, Deborah Kara Unger
A Soldier's Story
PG

A Soldier's Story

(1984)
As:
Cast
Director:
Norman Jewison
Genres:
Mystery, Crime, Drama, War
Star Cast:
David Alan Grier, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Adolph Caesar, Art Evans
Flight
R

Flight

(2012)
As:
Cast
Role:
Whip Whitaker
Director:
Robert Zemeckis
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
John Goodman, Nadine Velazquez, Carter Cabassa, Adam C. Edwards
Fences
PG-13

Fences

(2016)
As:
Cast, Producer, Director
Role:
Troy Maxson
Director:
Denzel Washington
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson, Jovan Adepo, Russell Hornsby
The Great Debaters
PG-13

The Great Debaters

(2007)
As:
Cast, Director
Role:
Melvin B. Tolson
Director:
Denzel Washington
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Biography
Star Cast:
Nate Parker, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Denzel Whitaker, Jermaine Williams
Antwone Fisher
PG-13

Antwone Fisher

(2002)
As:
Cast, Producer, Director
Role:
Dr. Jerome Davenport
Director:
Denzel Washington
Genres:
Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Derek Luke, Malcolm David Kelley, Cory Hodges, Joy Bryant
The Book of Eli
R

The Book of Eli

(2010)
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Eli
Director:
Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes
Genres:
Drama, Action, Thriller, Adventure
Star Cast:
Gary Oldman, Mila Kunis, Ray Stevenson, Jennifer Beals
Fallen
R

Fallen

(1998)
As:
Cast
Role:
John Hobbes
Director:
Gregory Hoblit
Genres:
Mystery, Action, Thriller, Fantasy, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
James Gandolfini, Embeth Davidtz, Donald Sutherland, John Goodman
John Q
PG-13

John Q

(2002)
As:
Cast
Role:
John Quincy Archibald
Director:
Nick Cassavetes
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
Bill Maher, Gabriela Oltean, Kimberly Elise, Ron Annabelle
Cry Freedom
PG

Cry Freedom

(1987)
As:
Cast
Director:
Richard Attenborough
Genres:
History, Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Josette Simon, Wabei Siyolwe, John Matshikiza, Juanita Waterman
The Equalizer
R

The Equalizer

(2014)
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Robert McCall
Director:
Antoine Fuqua
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Action
Star Cast:
Marton Csokas, Chloë Grace Moretz, David Harbour, Haley Bennett
Much Ado About Nothing
PG-13

Much Ado About Nothing

(1993)
As:
Cast
Director:
Kenneth Branagh
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Imelda Staunton, Emma Thompson, Michael Keaton, Keanu Reeves
The Magnificent Seven
PG-13

The Magnificent Seven

(2016)
As:
Cast
Role:
Chisolm
Director:
Antoine Fuqua
Genres:
Western, Adventure, Action
Star Cast:
Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, Byung-hun Lee
Deja Vu
PG-13

Deja Vu

(2006)
As:
Cast
Role:
Doug Carlin
Director:
Tony Scott
Genres:
Action, Crime, Thriller, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Val Kilmer, Paula Patton, Adam Goldberg, Jim Caviezel
The Bone Collector
R

The Bone Collector

(1999)
As:
Cast
Role:
Lincoln Rhyme
Director:
Phillip Noyce
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Star Cast:
Angelina Jolie, Queen Latifah, Michael Rooker, Michael McGlone
Unstoppable
PG-13

Unstoppable

(2010)
As:
Cast
Role:
Frank
Director:
Tony Scott
Genres:
Thriller, Action
Star Cast:
Rosario Dawson, Chris Pine, Kevin Dunn, Ethan Suplee
The Pelican Brief
PG-13

The Pelican Brief

(1993)
As:
Cast
Role:
Gray Grantham
Director:
Alan J. Pakula
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Star Cast:
Sam Shepard, Julia Roberts, Tony Goldwyn, Cynthia Nixon
Safe House
R

Safe House

(2012)
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Tobin Frost
Director:
Daniel Espinosa
Genres:
Thriller, Action, Crime, Mystery
Star Cast:
Ryan Reynolds, Vera Farmiga, Brendan Gleeson, Sam Shepard
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R

The Equalizer 2

(2018)
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Robert McCall
Director:
Antoine Fuqua
Genres:
Action, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Bill Pullman, Orson Bean, Melissa Leo, Sakina Jaffrey
He Got Game
R

He Got Game

(1998)
As:
Cast
Role:
Jake Shuttlesworth
Director:
Spike Lee
Genres:
Sport, Drama
Star Cast:
Rosario Dawson, Milla Jovovich, Hill Harper, Ray Allen
2 Guns
R

2 Guns

(2013)
As:
Cast
Role:
Bobby
Director:
Baltasar Kormákur
Genres:
Action, Thriller, Comedy, Crime
Star Cast:
Mark Wahlberg, Paula Patton, Edward James Olmos, Bill Paxton
The Manchurian Candidate
R

The Manchurian Candidate

(2004)
As:
Cast
Director:
Jonathan Demme
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Thriller, Mystery, Drama
Star Cast:
Jon Voight, Sidney Lumet, Pablo Schreiber, Jeffrey Wright
Devil in a Blue Dress
R

Devil in a Blue Dress

(1995)
As:
Cast
Role:
Easy Rawlins
Director:
Carl Franklin
Genres:
Drama, Mystery, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Tom Sizemore, Don Cheadle, Jennifer Beals, Maury Chaykin
Out of Time
R

Out of Time

(2003)
As:
Cast
Role:
Matt Lee Whitlock
Director:
Carl Franklin
Genres:
Thriller, Action, Mystery, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Dean Cain, John Billingsley, Sanaa Lathan, Eva Mendes
Courage Under Fire
R

Courage Under Fire

(1996)
As:
Cast
Role:
Nat Serling
Director:
Edward Zwick
Genres:
War, Drama, Thriller, Mystery, Action
Star Cast:
Meg Ryan, Lou Diamond Phillips, Michael Moriarty, Matt Damon
Mo' Better Blues
R

Mo' Better Blues

(1990)
As:
Cast
Role:
Bleek Gilliam
Director:
Spike Lee
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Music
Star Cast:
Samuel L. Jackson, Wesley Snipes, Giancarlo Esposito, Spike Lee
The Taking of Pelham 123
R

The Taking of Pelham 123

(2009)
As:
Cast
Role:
Walter Garber
Director:
Tony Scott
Genres:
Crime, Action, Thriller
Star Cast:
John Travolta, Luis Guzmán, Victor Gojcaj, Robert Vataj
Mississippi Masala
R

Mississippi Masala

(1991)
As:
Cast
Role:
Demetrius Williams
Director:
Mira Nair
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Charles S. Dutton, Sarita Choudhury, Roshan Seth, Sharmila Tagore
The Siege
R

The Siege

(1998)
As:
Cast
Role:
Anthony Hubbard
Director:
Edward Zwick
Genres:
Action, Thriller
Star Cast:
Tony Shalhoub, Bruce Willis, Annette Bening, Sami Bouajila
Ricochet
R

Ricochet

(1991)
As:
Cast
Role:
Nick Styles
Director:
Russell Mulcahy
Genres:
Action, Thriller, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Lindsay Wagner, John Lithgow, Ice-T, Kevin Pollak
The Mighty Quinn
R

The Mighty Quinn

(1989)
As:
Cast
Role:
Xavier Quinn
Director:
Carl Schenkel
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Action, Thriller, Mystery
Star Cast:
Mimi Rogers, M. Emmet Walsh, James Fox, Sheryl Lee Ralph
Carbon Copy
PG

Carbon Copy

(1981)
As:
Cast
Role:
Roger Porter
Director:
Michael Schultz
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
George Segal, Susan Saint James, Dick Martin, Jack Warden
The Preacher's Wife
PG

The Preacher's Wife

(1996)
As:
Cast
Role:
Dudley
Director:
Penny Marshall
Genres:
Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Jenifer Lewis, Courtney B. Vance, Gregory Hines, Whitney Houston
Power
R

Power

(1986)
As:
Cast
Role:
Arnold Billings
Director:
Sidney Lumet
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Gene Hackman, Richard Gere, Julie Christie, Kate Capshaw
Heart Condition
R

Heart Condition

(1990)
As:
Cast
Role:
Napoleon Stone
Director:
James D. Parriott
Genres:
Crime, Comedy, Fantasy, Drama
Star Cast:
Bob Hoskins, Chloe Webb, Roger E. Mosley, Ja'net DuBois
For Queen & Country
R

For Queen & Country

(1988)
As:
Cast
Role:
Reuben James
Director:
Martin Stellman
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Graham McTavish, Dorian Healy, Sean Chapman, Geff Francis
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R

Virtuosity

(1995)
As:
Cast
Role:
Lt. Parker Barnes
Director:
Brett Leonard
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Action, Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
Kelly Lynch, Russell Crowe, Stephen Spinella, William Forsythe
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PG-13

Roman J. Israel, Esq.

(2017)
As:
Cast
Role:
Roman J. Israel
Director:
Dan Gilroy
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Colin Farrell, Carmen Ejogo, Shelley Hennig, Lynda Gravatt
Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream

Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream

(1995)
As:
Producer
Director:
Michael Tollin
Genres:
Documentary, Sport, Biography
Star Cast:
Harry Belafonte, Hank Aaron, Dusty Baker, Yogi Berra, Barry Bonds

TV Movie(s)

Flesh & Blood

Flesh & Blood

(1979)
As:
Cast
Director:
Jud Taylor
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Pat Corley, John Cassavetes, Tom Berenger, Luca Bercovici
Wilma

Wilma

(1977)
As:
Cast
Role:
age 18 Robert Eldridge
Director:
Bud Greenspan
Genres:
Biography, Sport, Drama
Star Cast:
Shirley Jo Finney, Cicely Tyson, Jason Bernard, Joe Seneca
License to Kill

License to Kill

(1984)
As:
Cast
Director:
Jud Taylor
Genres:
Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Penny Fuller, Ari Meyers, Donald Moffat, Millie Perkins
Half Past Autumn: The Life and Works of Gordon Parks

Half Past Autumn: The Life and Works of Gordon Parks

(2000)
As:
Producer
Director:
Craig Laurence Rice
Genres:
Documentary, Biography
Star Cast:
Ron O'Neal, Avery Brooks, Roger E. Mosley, Flavio da Silva, Nelson George
The George McKenna Story

The George McKenna Story

(1986)
As:
Cast
Role:
George McKenna
Director:
Eric Laneuville
Genres:
Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Lynn Whitfield, Debra Artis, Edna Auguillard, Billy Jaye Banner
Mother Goose: A Rappin' and Rhymin' Special

Mother Goose: A Rappin' and Rhymin' Special

(1997)
As:
Cast
Role:
Humpty Dumpty / The Crooked Man
Genres:
Music, Comedy
Star Cast:
Whoopi Goldberg, Kathie Lee Gifford, Regis Philbin, Jimmy Smits

Animation(s)

Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child
TV-Y

Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (1995)

As:
Cast
Director:
Vincent Waller, Anthony Bell, Bruce W. Smith, Ed Bell
Genres:
Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Dave Chappelle, James Earl Jones, Robert Guillaume, Rosie Perez

TV Shows and Videos

St. Elsewhere
TV-PG

St. Elsewhere (1982)

As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Philip Chandler
Director:
Linda Day, Victor Lobl, Bethany Rooney, Leo Penn, Thomas Carter
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Helen Hunt, Ray Liotta, Kathy Bates, Alan Arkin
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Great Performances (1971)

As:
Cast
Director:
Brian Large, David Horn, Kirk Browning, Gary Halvorson, Matthew Diamond
Genres:
Romance, Music, Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Anthony Hopkins, Julie Andrews, Walter Cronkite, Renée Fleming, Plácido Domingo
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Tyrese Gibson: Shame (2015)

As:
Producer
Director:
Paul Hunter
Genres:
Music, Short
Star Cast:
Jamie Ann Burke, Brely Evans, Tyrese Gibson, Jennifer Hudson
Grey's Anatomy
TV-14

Grey's Anatomy (2005)

As:
Director
Director:
Denzel Washington, Rob Corn, Chandra Wilson, Kevin McKidd, Debbie Allen
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson, James Pickens Jr., Patrick Dempsey
Coriolanus

Coriolanus (1979)

As:
Cast
Director:
Wilford Leach
Genres:
Drama, History
Star Cast:
Morgan Freeman, Frank Adu, Bimbo, Thomas Martell Brimm