In a world devastated by war, one man named Eli (Denzel Washington) has been walking alone for over 30 years. In his backpack is a book that contains the secrets to restoring life on earth. Mila Kunis plays a young woman who joins forces with Eli, while Gary Oldman and Malcolm McDowell plot to take the book away from hi. Directed by Allen Hughes. With Jennifer Beals and Evan Jones. Categories: Action, Adventure, Drama. Year: 2010.
Denzel Washington in The Book of Eli
A thriller about the hijacking of a New York City subway train, The Taking of Pelham 123 stars John Travolta as a desperate, armed man who masterminds the crime. Denzel Washington plays the transit worker who just happens to be on duty when the hijacking takes place and has to negotiate with the hijackers. James Gandolfini (Tony on The Sopranos) plays the city's tough mayor who doesn't want to give in to the hijackers' demands. The film is a remake of a Seventies classic. Directed by Tony Scott. With Victor Gojcaj. Categories: Thriller. Year: 2009.
Denzel Washington in The Taking of Pelham 123
After the death of the top gangster in Harlem, Frank Lucas (Denzel Washington), the man's former driver, moves into a position of great power in the drug market. Striking a deal with a Thai general, Lucas is able to smuggle heroin in the coffins of soldiers who died in Vietnam and makes a fortune. But, Richie Roberts (Russell Crowe), a NJ detective with close ties to the streets, aims to bring Lucas down after he is put in charge of a drug trafficking task force. With Roberts bearing down on him, Lucas must do everything he can to stay on top, including dealing with the Italian mafia and corrupt NYPD officers. Directed by Ridley Scott. With Chiwetel Ejiofor, Josh Brolin, Armand Assante and T.I.. Categories: Crime, Drama, Thriller, Based on a True Story. Year: 2007.
Denzel Washington in American Gangster
In 1935, Professor Melvin Tolson (Denzel Washington), a brilliant, fiery professor at Wiley College in Texas, inspires his students to form the schools first debate team. Using the power of words, Tolson shapes a group of underdog students from a small African American college into elite debaters, who eventually challenge Harvard in the national championship. Directed by Denzel Washington. With Forest Whitaker, Jermaine Williams and John Heard. Categories: Drama, Based on a True Story. Year: 2007.
Denzel Washington in The Great Debaters
The feeling of deja vu leads ATF agent Doug Carlin (Denzel Washington) on a quest to discover how a young woman's murder is connected to a tragic ferry bombing. Carlin races against time in an attempt to save the lives of hundreds and the murdered young woman, Claire (Paula Patton), who he begins to fall in love with while investigating the events leading up to her death. Directed by Tony Scott. With Val Kilmer, Bruce Greenwood, Adam Goldberg, James Caviezel, Erika Alexander and Enrique Castillo. Categories: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller. Year: 2006.
Denzel Washington in Deja Vu
Detective Keith Frazier (Denzel Washington) faces off against a master bank robber (Clive Owen) who has planned the perfect heist. But, when the robbery turns into a drawn out hostage situation, Frazier begins to suspect that there is an even bigger story lurking beneath the surface. His suspicions prove to be correct when a powerful negotiator (Jodie Foster) with a hidden agenda enters the picture. Directed by Spike Lee. With Christopher Plummer and Willem Dafoe. Categories: Crime, Drama, Thriller. Year: 2006.
Denzel Washington in Inside Man
After a series of kidnappings sweep through Mexico City, John Creasy (Denzel Washington), an alcoholic ex-CIA operative, is hired to be the bodyguard for nine-year-old Pita Ramos (Dakota Fanning). Creasy is disinterested in his assignment and can barely tolerate the girl, but eventually the Pita's kind, cheerful demeanor leads him to open up to her. Creasy's newfound purpose in life is shattered when Pita is kidnapped, and he vows to track down and kill anyone involved in the crime. Directed by Tony Scott. With Christopher Walken, Mickey Rourke, Marc Anthony, Radha Mitchell and Rachel Ticotin. Categories: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller. Year: 2004.
Denzel Washington in Man on Fire
Antwone Fisher (Derek Luke) is a navy man with a violent past whose aggressive outbursts bring him to the attention of a naval psychiatrist (Denzel Washington). Together, they break down Fisher's barriers and force a confrontation with his painful memories. As Antwone begins a search for the family he never knew, he is supported only by his doctor and a wish for peace. Directed by Denzel Washington. With Malcolm David Kelley and Joy Bryant. Categories: Drama, Based on a True Story. Year: 2002.
Denzel Washington in Antwone Fisher
LAPD detective Alonzo Harris (Denzel Washington) is a crooked narcotics officer who has close ties to the streets. When he takes on rookie Jake Hoyt (Ethan Hawke) he introduces him to the dark side of police work and pushes him to his breaking point. Directed by Antoine Fuqua. With Scott Glenn, Tom Berenger, Harris Yulin,Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and Macy Gray. Categories: Crime, Drama, Thriller. Year: 2001.
Denzel Washington in Training Day
In 1970s Virginia, a black school and a white school are closed, forcing the students to integrate. Herman Boone (Denzel Washington), the football coach at the black school, is chosen over white coach Bill Yoast (Will Patton) to lead the football team. Facing racism and tension from students and adults alike, Boone must prove himself and show that integration is a vital step in the journey to racial understanding. Directed by Boaz Yakin. With Wood Harris, Hayden Panettiere, Ryan Hurst and Donald Faison. Categories: Drama, Sports. Year: 2000.
Denzel Washington in Remember the Titans
Lincoln Rhyme (Denzel Washington) is a quadriplegic ex-detective ready to end it all when a string of gruesome murders convinces him to hold it together long enough to find the killer. Bedridden and totally dependent on his live-in nurse Thelma (Queen Latifah), Lincoln must rely on young detective Amelia Donaghy (Angelina Jolie) to gather the clues, as she contends with her own unsettling past. Directed by Phillip Noyce. With Michael Rooker, Luis Guzmán and Mike McGlone. Categories: Mystery, Drama, Thriller. Year: 1999.
Denzel Washington in The Bone Collector
In 1966, Rubin "Hurricane" Carter (Denzel Washington), a middleweight contender, is falsely accused and convicted of a triple murder. Sentenced to life in prison, he copes with his life behind bars by writing the story of his life. Twenty years into his incarceration, high school student Lesra Martin (Vicellous Reon Shannon), inspired by Carter's autobiography, convinces a group of friends and mentors to take up Carter's cause to try and prove his innocence. To set his idol free, Martin and his team not only have to deal with a racist establishment intent on keeping Carter behind bars, but also with Carter's broken spirit and sense of hopelessness. Directed by Norman Jewison. With Dan Hedaya, Clancy Brown, Deborah Kara Unger, Liev Schreiber, John Hannah and David Paymer. Categories: Biography, Drama, Sports, Based on a True Story. Year: 1999.
Denzel Washington in The Hurricane