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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.


The Best Denzel Washington Movies Films
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    Eva Mendes, Snoop Dogg, Denzel Washington

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    Hayden Panettiere, Ryan Gosling, Denzel Washington

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    Mickey Rourke, Denzel Washington, Dakota Fanning

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    Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Idris Elba

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    Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, Matthew Broderick Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Denzel Washington, Robert Duvall, Bill Maher

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    Jodie Foster, Denzel Washington, Willem Dafoe Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Denzel Washington, John Goodman, Don Cheadle

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    Denzel Washington, Viggo Mortensen, Gene Hackman

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    Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Julius Erving Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Denzel Washington, Liev Schreiber, Rod Steiger

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    Denzel Washington, Al Sharpton, Nelson Mandela

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    Denzel Washington, Val Kilmer, Elle Fanning

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    Mila Kunis, Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman

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    John Travolta, Denzel Washington, James Gandolfini

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    Denzel Washington, Rosario Dawson, Chris Pine

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    Angelina Jolie, Denzel Washington, Queen Latifah

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    Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington, John Lithgow

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    Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds, Vera Farmiga

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    Meg Ryan, Matt Damon, Denzel Washington

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    Meryl Streep, Liev Schreiber, Vera Farmiga

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    Michael Jordan, Shaquille O'Neal, Milla Jovovich

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    Denzel Washington, John Goodman, Donald Sutherland Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Salli Richardson

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    Eva Mendes, Denzel Washington, Sanaa Lathan

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    Bruce Willis, Denzel Washington, Annette Bening

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    Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker, Jurnee Smollett

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    Denzel Washington, Ice-T, John Lithgow

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    Denzel Washington, Patti LaBelle, David Alan Grier

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    Denzel Washington, Poppy Montgomery, Don Cheadle

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    Whitney Houston, Denzel Washington, Lionel Richie

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    Mark Wahlberg, Denzel Washington, Paula Patton

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    Denzel Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Wesley Snipes

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    Denzel Washington, Kevin Kline, Julian Glover

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    Denzel Washington, Don Murray, Millie Perkins

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    Kate Beckinsale, Denzel Washington, Keanu Reeves

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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, Susan Saint James, George Segal Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Denzel Washington, Richard Gere, Gene Hackman

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    Denzel Washington, Bob Hoskins, Ray Baker

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    Hollywood on Fire Denzel Washington, Jim Caviezel, Pat Boone

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    Flesh and Blood Denzel Washington, John Cassavetes

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    Denzel Washington, Graham McTavish, Craig Fairbrass

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    Denzel Washington, Donna Hanover, Matt Salinger

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    Denzel Washington, Cicely Tyson, Jason Bernard

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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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