Search results for "Denzel Washington"


Antwone Fisher (2002) RT 79% / Audience 86%

DVD release: May 2003

A sailor prone to violent outbursts is sent to a naval psychiatrist for help. Refusing at first to open up, the young man eventually breaks down and reveals a horrific ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Denzel Washington
CAST:  Derek Luke  •  Malcolm David Kelley  •  Cory Hodges  •  Denzel Washington

The Great Debaters (2007)

Inspired by a true story, Washington shines as a brilliant but politically radical debate team coach who uses the power of words to transform a group of underdog African ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Denzel Washington
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Jurnee Smollett  •  Nate Parker  •  Forest Whitaker

Fences (2016)

In 1950s Pittsburgh, a frustrated African-American father struggles with the constraints of poverty, racism, and his own inner demons as he tries to raise a family.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Denzel Washington
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Viola Davis  •  Stephen Henderson  •  Jovan Adepo

2 Guns (2013) RT 64% / Audience 66%

DVD release: Nov 2013

A DEA agent and an undercover Naval Intelligence officer who have been tasked with investigating one another find they have been set up by the mob -- the very organization the ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Baltasar Kormákur
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Mark Wahlberg  •  Paula Patton  •  Bill Paxton

The Book of Eli (2010) RT 48% / Audience 64%

DVD release: Jun 2010

A post-apocalyptic tale, in which a lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Allen Hughes  •  Albert Hughes
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Gary Oldman  •  Michael Gambon  •  Mila Kunis

Inside Man (2006) RT 87% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Aug 2006

An efficient gang enters a Manhattan bank, locks the doors, and takes hostages. They work deliberately, without haste. Detective Frazier is assigned to negotiate, but his mind ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Jodie Foster  •  Clive Owen  •  Christopher Plummer

Training Day (2001) RT 72% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Jun 2004

On his first day on the job as a narcotics officer, a rookie cop works with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Antoine Fuqua
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Ethan Hawke  •  Scott Glenn  •  Tom Berenger

A Soldier's Story (1984) RT 89% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Aug 2001

In the towm of Tynen, Louisiana, a black Master Sergeant is found shot to death just outside the local Army Base. A military lawyer, also a black man, is sent from Washington ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • War
DIRECTION:  Norman Jewison
CAST:  Howard Rollins  •  Adolph Caesar  •  Art Evans  •  Robert Townsend

American Gangster (2007) RT 80% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Feb 2008

Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in the Harlem district of Manhattan. He ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Russell Crowe  •  Chiwetel Ejiofor  •  Josh Brolin

Carbon Copy (1981) RT Audience 43%

DVD release: Mar 2004

A white corporate executive is surprised to discover that he has a black teen-age son who can't wait to be adopted into the, almost-exclusively-white community of, San Marino, ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Michael Schultz
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  George Segal  •  Susan Saint James  •  Jack Warden




Courage Under Fire (1996) RT 85% / Audience 65%

DVD release: Dec 2000

A US Army officer had made a "friendly fire" mistake that was covered up and he was reassigned to a desk job. Later he was tasked to investigate a female chopper commander's ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Thriller • War
DIRECTION:  Edward Zwick
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Meg Ryan  •  Lou Diamond Phillips  •  Matt Damon

Crimson Tide (1995) RT 87% / Audience 83%

DVD release: Feb 1998

On a US nuclear missile sub, a young first officer stages a mutiny to prevent his trigger happy captain from launching his missiles before confirming his orders to do so.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Thriller • War
DIRECTION:  Tony Scott
CAST:  Gene Hackman  •  Denzel Washington  •  Viggo Mortensen  •  James Gandolfini

Cry Freedom (1987) RT 81% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Feb 1999

A dramatic story, based on actual events, about the friendship between two men struggling against apartheid in South Africa in the 1970s. Donald Woods is a white liberal ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Richard Attenborough
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Kevin Kline  •  Penelope Wilton  •  Kate Hardie

Déjà Vu (2006)

Called in to recover evidence in the aftermath of a horrific explosion on a New Orleans ferry, Federal agent Doug Carlin gets pulled away from the scene and taken to a ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Tony Scott
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Paula Patton  •  Val Kilmer  •  Jim Caviezel

Devil in a Blue Dress (1995) RT 87% / Audience 69%

DVD release: Mar 1999

In late 1940s Los Angeles, Easy Rawlins is an unemployed black World War II veteran with few job prospects. At a bar, Easy meets DeWitt Albright, a mysterious white man ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Carl Franklin
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Tom Sizemore  •  Jennifer Beals  •  Don Cheadle

Fallen (1998) RT 40% / Audience 73%

DVD release: Jun 1998

Homicide detective John Hobbes witnesses the execution of serial killer Edgar Reese. Soon after the execution the killings start again, and they are very similar to Reese's style.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Gregory Hoblit
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  John Goodman  •  Donald Sutherland  •  Embeth Davidtz

For Queen and Country (1988) RT 31% / Audience 25%

DVD release: Jun 2004

A retired British soldier struggles to adjust to everyday life, with increasing difficulty.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Martin Stellman
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Dorian Healy  •  Paul McKenzie  •  Amanda Redman

Glory (1989) RT 93% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Jan 1998

Robert Gould Shaw leads the US Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices of both his own Union army and the Confederates.  (more)

GENRES: War
DIRECTION:  Edward Zwick
CAST:  Matthew Broderick  •  Denzel Washington  •  Cary Elwes  •  Morgan Freeman

He Got Game (1998) RT 80% / Audience 83%

DVD release: Nov 1998

A basketball player's father must try to convince him to go to a college so he can get a shorter sentence.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Ray Allen  •  Milla Jovovich  •  Rosario Dawson

Heart Condition (1990) RT Audience 35%

DVD release: Nov 2004

A bigoted policeman is given the heart of a slain black defense lawyer,who returns as a ghost to ask the cop to help take down the men who murdered him  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  James D. Parriott
CAST:  Bob Hoskins  •  Denzel Washington  •  Chloe Webb  •  Ray Baker