The Best Denzel Washington Movies Films
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The Best Denzel Washington Movies

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List of the best Denzel Washington movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Denzel Washington's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Denzel Washington movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Denzel Washington movies will be at the top of the list. Denzel Washington has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Denzel Washington movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Denzel Washington films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Denzel Washington role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Denzel Washington performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

This list has everything from NBA at 50 to Training Day.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Denzel Washington movies?" and "What are the greatest Denzel Washington roles of all time?"


Denzel Washington has worked with many famous directors, including big names like Ridley Scott and Tony Scott. If you're a fan of Denzel Washington, then check out our lists of the best Morgan Freeman and Samuel L. Jackson movies as well.


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    Eva Mendes, Snoop Dogg, Denzel Washington

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    Mickey Rourke, Denzel Washington, Christopher Walken

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    Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Carla Gugino

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    Hayden Panettiere, Ryan Gosling, Denzel Washington

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    Denzel Washington, Al Sharpton, Angela Bassett

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    Jodie Foster, Denzel Washington, Clive Owen

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    Denzel Washington, John Goodman, Don Cheadle

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    Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Julius Erving

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    Denzel Washington, Bill Maher, Robert Duvall

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    Mila Kunis, Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman

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    Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, Matthew Broderick

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    Denzel Washington, Viggo Mortensen, Gene Hackman

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    Angelina Jolie, Denzel Washington, Queen Latifah

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    Denzel Washington, Liev Schreiber, Rod Steiger

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    Val Kilmer, Denzel Washington, Paula Patton

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    Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds, Vera Farmiga

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    John Travolta, Denzel Washington, James Gandolfini

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    Meryl Streep, Denzel Washington, Jon Voight

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    Denzel Washington, Rosario Dawson, Chris Pine

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    Denzel Washington, John Goodman, Donald Sutherland

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    Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Salli Richardson

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    Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington, Stanley Tucci

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    Michael Jordan, Shaquille O'Neal, Milla Jovovich

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    Meg Ryan, Matt Damon, Denzel Washington

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    Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker, Jurnee Smollett

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    Eva Mendes, Denzel Washington, Sanaa Lathan

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    Denzel Washington, Patti LaBelle, David Alan Grier

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    Bruce Willis, Denzel Washington, Annette Bening

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    Denzel Washington, Ice-T, John Lithgow

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    Denzel Washington, Don Cheadle, Poppy Montgomery

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    Denzel Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Spike Lee

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    Whitney Houston, Denzel Washington, Lionel Richie

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    Kate Beckinsale, Keanu Reeves, Denzel Washington

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    Denzel Washington, Donald Moffat, Don Murray

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    Denzel Washington, Kevin Kline, Julian Glover

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    Denzel Washington, Charles S. Dutton, Sharmila Tagore

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    Kaley Cuoco, Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe

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    Denzel Washington, Mimi Rogers, M. Emmet Walsh

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    Denzel Washington, George Segal, Paul Winfield

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    Denzel Washington, Richard Gere, Gene Hackman

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    Denzel Washington, Graham McTavish, George Baker

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    Denzel Washington, Cicely Tyson, Jason Bernard

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    Flesh and Blood Denzel Washington, John Cassavetes

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    We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial Denzel Washington, Sheryl Crow, Queen Latifah

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    Hollywood on Fire Denzel Washington, Jim Caviezel, Pat Boone

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    Denzel Washington, Bob Hoskins, Ray Baker

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    A Century of Black Cinema Eddie Murphy, Denzel Washington, Whoopi Goldberg

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    Apollo at 70: A Hot Night in Harlem Denzel Washington, Willie Nelson, Al Sharpton

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    NBA at 50

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    Denzel Washington, Donna Hanover, Matt Salinger

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