Movies starring Denzel Washington

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2 Guns

Fast pacing and a high energy level can cover a lot of sins, and nowhere is that more evident that in 2 Guns. The storyline contains some ridiculous elements and the climax is more like a coalescence of chaos than a legitimate conclusion, but it so...

Run Time: 1:49
U.S. Release Date: 2013-08-02
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: THRILLER
Director: Baltasar Kormakur
Cast: Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg, Paula Patton, ...
American Gangster

American Gangster is compelling in the same way that many mob-related motion pictures are compelling, but it fails to achieve the greatness that the best of them attain. The problem with American Gangster may be that it tries to hard to provide bal...

Run Time: 2:37
U.S. Release Date: 2007-11-02
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Drugs, Sexual Situations, Nudity)
Genre: THRILLER/DRAMA
Director: Ridley Scott
Cast: Denzel Washington, Armand Assante, Ruby Dee, ...
Book of Eli, The

Arguably, the international fascination with the apocalypse has never been bigger than it is today, and it has resulted in films like Knowing, The Road, 2012, and The Book of Eli arriving in theaters within a 12-month window. The movies have differ...

Run Time: 1:58
U.S. Release Date: 2010-01-15
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence)
Genre: ADVENTURE/DRAMA
Director: The Hughes Brothers
Cast: Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman, Mila Kunis, ...
Courage Under Fire

It's often said that if you're going to borrow, borrow from the best. And, in motion pictures, one of the best is certainly Akira Kurosawa. His The Seven Samurai was remade as John Sturges' immensely popular The Magnificent Seven. His The Hidden...

Run Time: 1:57
U.S. Release Date: 1996-07-12
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Violence)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Edward Zwick
Cast: Denzel Washington, Meg Ryan, Lou Diamond Phillips, ...
Crimson Tide

Crimson Tide is a white-knuckler with a cop-out ending. It's a thrill-a-minute ride that concludes with a whimper, like a roller-coaster that has all the drops and twists early. Make no mistake, this is a good source of early summer fun, but with...

Run Time: 1:55
U.S. Release Date: 1995-05-12
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: THRILLER
Director: Tony Scott
Cast: Denzel Washington, Gene Hackman, George Dzundza, ...
Deja Vu

Wedding the phrase "Jerry Bruckheimer production" with the words "intelligent screenplay" might seem to be an unimaginable mismatch, but it has happened. Déjà Vu, the new thriller from Bruckheimer and director Tony Scott, impresses with both the...

Run Time: 2:00
U.S. Release Date: 2006-11-22
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Nudity)
Genre: THRILLER
Director: Tony Scott
Cast: Denzel Washington, Paula Patton, Val Kilmer, ...
Devil in a Blue Dress

It seems that in a period detective story, it's a prerequisite for the main character to narrate the proceedings. In Devil in a Blue Dress, writer/director Carl Franklin apparently intended this conceit as a tribute to the Dashiell Hammett/Raymond...

Run Time: 1:41
U.S. Release Date: 1995-09-21
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: THRILLER
Director: Carl Franklin
Cast: Denzel Washington, Jennifer Beals, Tom Sizemore, ...
Equalizer 2, The

Anton Fuqua’s sequel to The Equalizer fits right in with the version of Robert McCall (Denzel Washington) he introduced four years ago when he updated the ‘80s TV series for big screen consumption. This new Equalizer was more brutal than i...

Run Time: 2:05
U.S. Release Date: 2018-07-20
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Thriller
Director: Anton Fuqua
Cast: Denzel Washington, Pedro Pascal, Melissa Leo, ...
Equalizer, The

When The Equalizer arrived on television in the 1980s, it was notable for two things: being the first Reagan-era show to lionize vigilantism and presenting an "advocate" who broke the Curtis Sliwa-inspired stereotypes. Edward Woodward's Robert McCa...

Run Time: 2:13
U.S. Release Date: 2014-09-26
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: THRILLER
Director: Anton Fuqua
Cast: Denzel Washington, Marton Csokas, Chloe Grace Moretz, ...
Fallen

Call it Touched by a Demon. Gregory Hoblit's Fallen is a serial killer movie with an unusual, horrific twist. If marketed properly, this film could have crossover appeal for both those who appreciate supernatural tales like The Prophecy and those...

Run Time: 2:03
U.S. Release Date: 1998-01-16
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: THRILLER
Director: Gregory Hoblit
Cast: Denzel Washington, John Goodman, Donald Sutherland, ...