Movies starring Denzel Washington

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Philadelphia

Some will argue that a film, being essentially a means of entertainment, can do little to change a national consciousness. Others, citing the power of the medium, will claim that motion pictures possess this rare and extraordinary ability. These ...

Run Time: 2:05
U.S. Release Date: 1993-12-22
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Mature Themes, Profanity, Nudity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Jonathan Demme
Cast: Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Jason Robards, ...
Preacher's Wife, The

Henry Koster's 1947 release, The Bishop's Wife, earned Academy Award Nominations for both Best Picture and Best Director. Starring Cary Grant as an angel sent to earth to aid a struggling cleric, the film, which combines elements of Charles Dicken...

Run Time: 2:03
U.S. Release Date: 1996-12-13
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Penny Marshall
Cast: Denzel Washington, Whitney Houston, Courtney B. Vance, ...
Remember the Titans

With a movie like Remember the Titans, your overall opinion will be largely dependent upon how you look at the finished product. If viewed as a crowd-pleasing, feel-good sports movie, the film is an unqualified success, following the accepted form...

Run Time: 1:53
U.S. Release Date: 2000-09-29
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Mature Themes, Violence)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Boaz Yakin
Cast: Denzel Washington, Craig Kirkwood, Kip Pardue, ...
Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Denzel Washington is one of the great actors of his generation so how he got involved in this muddled film, with its grandiose dialogue and meandering narrative, is a real head-scratcher. Even more puzzling is why he agreed to use make-up and ...

Run Time: 1:58
U.S. Release Date: 2017-11-22
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Dan Gilroy
Cast: Denzel Washington, Colin Farrell, Carmen Ejogo, ...
Safe House

Safe House is an overlong, underwhelming knock-off of The Bourne Identity - another generic spy thriller in which the "bad guy" (a traitor) is the good guy (because he's at war against corruption) and the "good guys" (government agents) are the bad...

Run Time: 1:55
U.S. Release Date: 2012-02-10
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: ACTION/THRILLER
Director: Daniel Espinosa
Cast: Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds, Brendan Gleeson, ...
Siege, The

It's not hard to argue that Edward Zwick is one of the best Hollywood film makers toiling in obscurity. Although the average movie-goer recognizes the names of directors like Scorsese, Spielberg, Zemeckis, and Stone, Zwick is relatively unknown. ...

Run Time: 1:58
U.S. Release Date: 1998-11-06
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Nudity)
Genre: THRILLER/DRAMA
Director: Edward Zwick
Cast: Denzel Washington, Jack Gwaltney, Mark Valley, ...
Taking of Pelham 123, The

The Hollywood remake train continues unabated, racing through signals as it dives underground into New York City's subways. At least it can be said that this, the third version of The Taking of Pelham 123 (following the 1974 feature and a 1998 mad...

Run Time: 1:43
U.S. Release Date: 2009-06-12
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: THRILLER
Director: Tony Scott
Cast: Denzel Washington, John Travolta, Luis Guzmán, ...
Tragedy of Macbeth, The

A wonderful thing about Shakespeare’s canon is that those plays can form the vehicles by which any director’s unique vision can emerge. Laurence Olivier, Orson Welles, and Kenneth Branagh all recognized this. With The Tragedy of Macbeth, Joel ...

Run Time: 1:45
U.S. Release Date: 2021-12-25
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Joel Coen
Cast: Denzel Washington, Frances McDormand, Bertie Carvel, ...
Training Day

Arriving in theaters two weeks late but otherwise unscathed is Antoine Fuqua's Training Day, the story of an idealistic young cop who gets a hard lesson about life in the streets from a veteran. Shining with the star power of Denzel Washington (pla...

Run Time: 2:00
U.S. Release Date: 2001-10-05
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Drugs)
Genre: THRILLER
Director: Anthony Fuqua
Cast: Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Scott Glenn
Unstoppable

Unstoppable, a 95-minute thrill ride from director Tony Scott, delivers the right level of adrenaline. Unfortunately, the sheer exhilaration is dampened somewhat by an overreliance upon action/thriller stock situations and characters. When the pr...

Run Time: 1:35
U.S. Release Date: 2010-11-12
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Violence)
Genre: ACTION/THRILLER
Director: Tony Scott
Cast: Denzel Washington, Chris Pine, Rosario Dawson, ...