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Denzel Washington Movie List

Denzel Hayes Washington Jr is a famous American actor and director. He began acting in the 1970′s, but came to fame in the 80′s and 90′s when he appeared in a string of successful movies. He is well respected in the industry and has won three Golden Globes and two Academy Awards during his career so far. Here is a list of all the movies Denzel Washington has acted in, produced and/or directed.

Denzel Washington Movie List

  • Death Wish (1974). Character: Alley Mugger #1
  • Wilma (1977). Character: Robert Eldridge (age 18)
  • Coriolanus (1979). Character: Multiple characters/li>
  • Flesh & Blood (1979). Character: Kirk
  • Carbon Copy (1981). Character: Roger Porter
  • A Soldier’s Story (1984). Character: Private First Class (PFC) Peterson
  • Power (1986). Character: Arnold Billing
  • Cry Freedom (1987). Character: Steve Biko
  • For Queen and Country (1988). Character: Reuben James
  • The Mighty Quinn (1989). Character: Xavier Quinn
  • Glory (1989). Character: Private Trip
  • Heart Condition (1990). Character: Napoleon Stone
  • Mo’ Better Blues (1990). Character: Bleek Gilliam
  • Mississippi Masala (1991). Character: Demetrius Williams
  • Ricochet (1991). Character: Nick Styles
  • Malcolm X (1992). Character: Malcolm X (or just ‘X’)
  • Much Ado About Nothing (1993). Character: Don Pedro
  • The Pelican Brief (1993). Character: Gary Grantham
  • Philadelphia (1993). Character: Joe Miller
  • Crimson Tide (1995). Character: Lieutenant Commander Ron Hunter
  • Virtuosity (1995). Character: Lieutenant Parker Barnes
  • Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream (1995). Executive Producer
  • Devil in a Blue Dress (1995). Character: Ezekiel ‘Easy’ Rawlins
  • Courage Under Fire (1996). Character: Nat Serling
  • The Preacher’s Wife (1996). Character: Dudley
  • Fallen (1998). Character: Detective John Hobbes
  • He Got Game (1998). Character: Jake Shuttlesworth
  • The Siege (1998). Character: Anthony ‘Hub’ Hubbard
  • The Bone Collector (1999). Character: Lincoln Rhyme
  • The Hurricane (1999). Character: Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter
  • Remember the Titans (2000). Character: Coach Herman Boone
  • Training Day (2001). Character: Alonzo
  • John Q (2002). Character: John Quincy Archibald (or ‘John Q’)
  • Antwone Fisher (2002). Character: Doctor Jerome Davenport. He also produced and directed this film.
  • Out of Time (2003). Character: Matthias Lee Whitlock
  • Man on Fire (2004). Character: Creasy
  • The Manchurian Candidate (2004). Character: Ben Marco
  • Inside Man (2006). Character: Detective Keith Frazier
  • Deja Vu (2006). Character: Agent Doug Carlin
  • American Gangster (2007). Character: Frank Lucas
  • The Great Debaters (2007). Character: Melvin B Tolson. He also directed this film.
  • The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009). Character: Walter Garber.
  • The Book of Eli (2010). Character: Eli. He also produced this movie.
  • Unstoppable (2010). Character: Frank
  • Safe House (2012). Character: Tobin Frost. He was also the executive producer.
  • Flight (2012). Character: Whip
  • 2 Guns (2013). Character: Bobby

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(75) Comments

  1. Denzel Washington was never in a feature film entitled ‘License to Kill’. He was in a TV movie ‘License to Kill’ in 1984- not included on the list as it was not released in cinemas.

  2. Started my movie watching marathon of Denzel Washington movies this past Thursday. All my friends on facebook sited their favorite movie of all time, hope to be finished before going back to work on Monday. Hope to set a Record. What do you all think?

  3. I have always respected denzel Washington as a person and an actor. He keeps a low-profile and still grounded with career and personal.

  4. Hello,

    Do anyone know the title of the Denzel movie when he played a prisoner on death row? In this movie a young man was given an assignment to interview a person on death row. Please if anyone know the movie that Im referring to, post it.

  5. I’m not sure what that movie could be- I haven’t watched all of Denzel’s films. It could be ‘The Hurricane’.

  6. You also forgot Denzel’s movie Hard Lesson with Lynn Whitfield in 1986… maybe you should research all his movies then update and post your list…we want to be sure to give Denzel all the recognition due him for all his movies

  7. Ms G

    As I stated above this list only contains feature films starring Denzel Washington. Hard Lessons (also called The George McKenna Story) was a television movie- not released at cinemas. Therefore it is not part of the list.

  8. evelina short & son jeremiah

    My son, Jeremiah is trying to complete a project on Mr. Washington. When he came home from school today he began to ask me questions about Mr. Washington. Although, I could answer some of Jeremiah’s questions, I could not answer all of them. Then it dawned on me that I have a computer and could google him. So, here we are on this website. Jeremiah has now answered all of his questions and hopefully gets extra credit. With all the time and efford I have also put into the project I want some extra too (L.O.L.). On a more serious note I have followed Mr. Washington’s career for a number of years. He is no doubt one of the best actor’s out there, not just because of the roles he chooses to perform but because of the type of man he has grown to be. In closing, Thank You, Mr. Washington from Evelina Short & Jeremiah Harvey of Cheraw, South Carolina.

  9. what is name of movie with him as a head of correctional officer and kid gets hired and he tries training him to be evil because denzel plays as a “bad guy” but it shows him at the market and hes all nice hes just evil when it comes to work…came out a yr or two ago I think good prison movie its not “gangsta”

  10. I enjoy watching Mr. Washington he is very gifted, I feel that God has really blessed him with a great gift. I love that he is a family man and you don’t hear all that drama about him and other women, I believe he is a great role model and most of all and example of a strong BLACK Man doing things the right way keep up the good work that you have done so far Mr. Washington.

  11. i just want to say Mr. Denzel is perfectionist of his field. he can do any role. i salute you with my heart.

  12. Hi Denzel i don’t think anybody can beat me in having you is my best Actor in the world. I don’t watch no other movies but yours. This is true is gospel. You is a good role and set examples that anybody can follows. Your are a great man. Keep up the good works and i love you Denzel.

  13. denzel is the absolute nuts.what an actor always leaves me on a high after watching him act, really angry didnt get to see the book of eli, was it as good as his other best films like training day and man on fire?

  14. I love Denzel. I started a collection of his movies about five years ago and my collection keeps growing.

  15. Im now watching Man on fire. My favorite movie of all time. Ive seen it like 20 times and it never gets old. This is an acting masterpiece.

  16. Wow !! What can I say about this actor ??
    I started watching Denzel’s films some years ago, and I just can’t stop appreciating his work anymore. It doesn’t matter if he plays big or small roles, all his films , I believe, is worth watching because we can see how he has changed and got better and better, so now ,there is no word to describe the actor he has become. I intend to buy all his films at some point. From my collection ,the ones I absolutely adore are “The Hurricane” and “Remember the Titans”. But I love them all really. Denzel, congratulations, and I hope that the kind of man you are keeps on being transparent in your work .

  17. I first saw Denzel in A Soldier’s Story (1984). He was excellent. Then in Glory (1989), Denzel was superb. He should have won an Oscar. He has an excellent body of work. I’m so glad that Denzel is playing more risky roles now. I think the best is yet to come.

  18. One of the greatest actors of all time who had to wait too long for an Oscar. Puts 100% in whatever role he is playing and has stayed grounded with a good supportive wife and children. My favourite films are “The Hurricane”. “American Ganster” and “Antwone Fisher” Great acting!!!

  19. Having a Denzel movie marathon. Still missing a few titles but plan on getting very soon. My favorite movie thus far would be Training Day. Keep up the good work Mr. Washington. Well back to my marathon

  20. what was that movie of him with his son. . that he’s a broker that became a millionaire??.. . is that him? thank you!

  21. I admired this actor..My favorite actor.. Humble and when it comes to acting seems normal for him.. I’m from Philippines and all his movie i watch it.. To you my idol stay humble and hope you can visit Philippines.. GOD Bless

  22. I have 90% of your movies. Soon I will get to the 100%. I love all your movies and I admired you as an actor and I applaud you for keeping your personal life just that personal. I wish you the best, you are a fantastic actor. My favorite movies, Man on fire and The Bone Collector

  23. Esrom Mabidikama (S.A)

    John Q is best movie as father i would have done that too Mr D.
    keep on doing wonders.

  24. Siyabonga eMzantsi

    I think Denzel is the best story teller by nature, i watched him in his movies and he just nails every character he plays. He is the best in movie industry and i’m looking forward for his upcoming movies

  25. Revira Celeste Pieters

    You are for sure the best actor i have seen, my brother and I can’t stop singing your praises. You are by far the most respected, most talented and most loved, by me of course!! Keep up my man.

  26. Denzel Washington is DEFINITELY my favorite actor. Remember the Titans…one of my favorites, also Man on Fire kicks butt. I just watched Training day about 20 minutes ago.. it was good too. Different, because he plays the bad guy role. but definitely good. He movies NEVER let me down. I LOVE DW.

  27. i couldn’t find the name of the movie which Denzel save his son that have problem with his heart. Can someone tell me the name of that movie ??? Write me as soon as possible. THNX

  28. Like all of you Denzel Washington is also my favorite actor. His flexibility in roles inside and outside of his films (actor/producer) is outstanding. There is a fine crop of brilliant black actors out there, but Denzel is by far the best. I am in the process of getting all of his films. Denzel keep doing what you do. I salute you

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