The Best Denzel Washington Movies Films
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The Best Denzel Washington Movies

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This is a list of the best Denzel Washington movies, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. Denzel Washington's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, from critics and fans alike. It's Denzel! I mean... it's Denzel.

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. What do you think is the greatest Denzel Washington movie of all time is? Think about it and vote!

If you think the best Denzel Washington role isn't at the top, then vote it up 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 Philadelphia to Training Day. That's just the tip of iceberg when it comes to the storied Denzel Washington filmography (or list of Denzel Washington movies).

"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 best movies? Check out this Denzel Washington movie list.


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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    Christopher Walken, Marc Anthony, Mickey Rourke

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    Ricky Schroder, Viggo Mortensen, Gene Hackman

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    Mary Steenburgen, Ann Dowd, Bradley Whitford

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    John Turturro, Frank Wood, Luis Guzmán

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    John Goodman, James Badge Dale, Brian Geraghty

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    Jim Caviezel, Adam Goldberg, Erika Alexander

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    Michael Gambon, Gary Oldman, Jennifer Beals

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    Matt Damon, Lou Diamond Phillips, Michael Moriarty

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    Sidney Lumet, Dean Stockwell, Jeffrey Wright

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    Chris Pine, Denzel Washington, Thomas Riley

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    Sam Shepard, John Lithgow, Stanley Tucci

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    Sam Shepard, Rubén Blades, Brendan Gleeson

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    Malcolm David Kelley, Joy Bryant, Kevin Connolly

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    Annette Bening, Sami Bouajila, Chris Messina

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    Queen Latifah, Michael Rooker, Luis Guzmán

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    John Goodman, Graham Beckel, Denzel Washington

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    Sanaa Lathan, Denzel Washington, Eric Hissom

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    Howard Rollins, Adolph Caesar, Denzel Washington

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    Forest Whitaker, Denzel Whitaker, John Heard

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    Edward James Olmos, Bill Paxton, James Marsden

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    Gregory Hines, Cissy Houston, Courtney B. Vance

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    Penelope Wilton, Nick Tate, Zakes Mokae

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    Roshan Seth, Sharmila Tagore, Charles S. Dutton

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    Penny Fuller, James Farentino, Jacqueline Brookes

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    Rubén Blades, John Turturro, Wesley Snipes

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    Lisa Nicole Carson, Jennifer Beals, Tom Sizemore

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    John Lithgow, Ice-T, Denzel Washington

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    Emma Thompson, Michael Keaton, Kate Beckinsale

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    M. Emmet Walsh, Denzel Washington, Robert Townsend

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    Louise Fletcher, Kaley Cuoco, Russell Crowe

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    Paul Winfield, George Segal, Jack Warden

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    Hollywood on Fire Pat Boone, Jim Caviezel, Denzel Washington

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    Flesh and Blood John Cassavetes, Denzel Washington

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    Denzel Washington, Amanda Redman, Bruce Payne

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    Chloe Webb, Ja'net Du Bois, Roger E. Mosley

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    Richard Gere, J. T. Walsh, Gene Hackman

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

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    Denzel Washington, Jason Bernard, Cicely Tyson

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