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1. The Equalizer (2014)

R | 132 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.5
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57 Metascore

A man believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and has dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when he meets a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by - he has to help her.

Writers: Richard Wenk, Michael Sloan, Richard Lindheim | Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Denzel Washington, Marton Csokas, Chloë Grace Moretz, David Harbour

2. Remember the Titans (2000)

PG | 113 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.7
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48 Metascore

The true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school team on their first season as a racially integrated unit.

Writer: Gregory Allen Howard | Director: Boaz Yakin | Stars: Denzel Washington, Will Patton, Wood Harris, Ryan Hurst

3. 2 Guns (2013)

R | 109 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.8
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55 Metascore

A DEA agent and a naval intelligence officer find themselves on the run after a botched attempt to infiltrate a drug cartel. While fleeing, they learn the secret of their shaky alliance: Neither knew that the other was an undercover agent.

Writers: Blake Masters, Steven Grant | Director: Baltasar Kormákur | Stars: Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg, Paula Patton, Bill Paxton

4. Training Day (2001)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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70 Metascore

On his first day on the job as a Los Angeles narcotics officer, a rookie cop goes on a 24-hour training course with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears.

Writer: David Ayer | Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Scott Glenn, Tom Berenger

5. Flight (I) (2012)

R | 138 min | Drama, Thriller

7.3
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76 Metascore

An airline pilot saves almost all his passengers on his malfunctioning airliner which eventually crashed, but an investigation into the accident reveals something troubling.

Writer: John Gatins | Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Denzel Washington, Nadine Velazquez, Don Cheadle, John Goodman

6. The Book of Eli (2010)

R | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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53 Metascore

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.

Writer: Gary Whitta | Directors: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes | Stars: Denzel Washington, Mila Kunis, Ray Stevenson, Gary Oldman

7. Safe House (2012)

R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

6.8
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52 Metascore

A young CIA agent is tasked with looking after a fugitive in a safe house. But when the safe house is attacked, he finds himself on the run with his charge.

Writer: David Guggenheim | Director: Daniel Espinosa | Stars: Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds, Robert Patrick, Vera Farmiga

8. Man on Fire (2004)

R | 146 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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47 Metascore

In Mexico City, a former assassin swears vengeance on those who committed an unspeakable act against the family he was hired to protect.

Writers: A.J. Quinnell, Brian Helgeland | Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Denzel Washington, Christopher Walken, Dakota Fanning, Radha Mitchell

9. American Gangster (2007)

R | 157 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.8
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76 Metascore

In 1970s America, a detective works to bring down the drug empire of Frank Lucas, a heroin kingpin from Manhattan, who is smuggling the drug into the country from the Far East.

Writers: Steven Zaillian, Mark Jacobson | Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Josh Brolin

10. Inside Man (2006)

R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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76 Metascore

A police detective, a bank robber, and a high-power broker enter high-stakes negotiations after the criminal's brilliant heist spirals into a hostage situation.

Writer: Russell Gewirtz | Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster, Christopher Plummer

11. Unstoppable (2010)

PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Thriller

6.8
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69 Metascore

With an unmanned, half-mile-long freight train barreling toward a city, a veteran engineer and a young conductor race against the clock to prevent a catastrophe.

Writer: Mark Bomback | Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Denzel Washington, Chris Pine, Rosario Dawson, Ethan Suplee

12. Fallen (1998)

R | 124 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

7.0
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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.

Writer: Nicholas Kazan | Director: Gregory Hoblit | Stars: Denzel Washington, John Goodman, Donald Sutherland, Embeth Davidtz

13. Deja Vu (2006)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.0
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59 Metascore

An A.T.F. agent travels back in time to save a woman from being murdered, falling in love with her in the process.

Writers: Bill Marsilii, Terry Rossio | Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Denzel Washington, Paula Patton, Jim Caviezel, Val Kilmer

14. Philadelphia (1993)

PG-13 | 125 min | Drama

7.7
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66 Metascore

When a man with AIDS is fired by his law firm because of his condition, he hires a homophobic small time lawyer as the only willing advocate for a wrongful dismissal suit.

Writer: Ron Nyswaner | Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Roberta Maxwell, Buzz Kilman

15. Glory (1989)

R | 122 min | Drama, History, War

8.0
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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.

Writers: Kevin Jarre, Lincoln Kirstein, Peter Burchard, Robert Gould Shaw | Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes, Morgan Freeman

16. The Manchurian Candidate (2004)

R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.6
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76 Metascore

In the midst of the Gulf War, soldiers are kidnapped and brainwashed for sinister purposes.

Writers: Richard Condon, George Axelrod, Daniel Pyne, Dean Georgaris | Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Denzel Washington, Liev Schreiber, Meryl Streep, Kimberly Elise

17. The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009)

R | 106 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.4
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55 Metascore

Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day's work for dispatcher Walter Garber into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime.

Writers: Brian Helgeland, John Godey | Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Denzel Washington, John Travolta, Luis Guzmán, Victor Gojcaj

18. Out of Time (I) (2003)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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63 Metascore

A Florida police chief must solve a vicious double homicide before he himself falls under suspicion.

Writer: David Collard | Director: Carl Franklin | Stars: Denzel Washington, Sanaa Lathan, Eva Mendes, Dean Cain

19. The Bone Collector (1999)

R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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45 Metascore

Denzel Washington plays a quadriplegic homicide detective. He and his female partner track down a serial killer.

Writers: Jeffery Deaver, Jeremy Iacone | Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Denzel Washington, Angelina Jolie, Queen Latifah, Michael Rooker

20. John Q (2002)

PG-13 | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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30 Metascore

A down-on-his luck father, whose insurance won't cover his son's heart transplant, takes the hospital's emergency room hostage until the doctors agree to perform the operation.

Writer: James Kearns | Director: Nick Cassavetes | Stars: Denzel Washington, Robert Duvall, Gabriela Oltean, Kimberly Elise

21. Malcolm X (1992)

PG-13 | 202 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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72 Metascore

Biographical epic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader, from his early life and career as a small-time gangster, to his ministry as a member of the Nation of Islam and his assassination.

Writers: Alex Haley, Malcolm X, Arnold Perl, Spike Lee | Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Delroy Lindo, Spike Lee

22. The Great Debaters (2007)

PG-13 | 126 min | Biography, Drama

7.6
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65 Metascore

A drama based on the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor at Wiley College Texas. In 1935, he inspired students to form the school's first debate team, which went on to challenge Harvard in the national championship.

Writers: Robert Eisele, Jeffrey Porro, Tony Scherman | Director: Denzel Washington | Stars: Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker, Kimberly Elise, Nate Parker

23. Much Ado About Nothing (1993)

PG-13 | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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Young lovers Hero and Claudio, soon to wed, conspire to get verbal sparring partners and confirmed singles Benedick and Beatrice to wed as well.

Writers: William Shakespeare, Kenneth Branagh | Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson, Keanu Reeves, Kate Beckinsale

24. The Siege (1998)

R | 116 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.3
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53 Metascore

The secret US abduction of a suspected terrorist leads to a wave of terrorist attacks in New York that lead to the declaration of martial law.

Writers: Lawrence Wright, Menno Meyjes, Edward Zwick | Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Denzel Washington, Bruce Willis, Annette Bening, Tony Shalhoub

25. Crimson Tide (1995)

R | 116 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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66 Metascore

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.

Writers: Michael Schiffer, Richard P. Henrick | Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Gene Hackman, Denzel Washington, Matt Craven, George Dzundza

26. The Hurricane (1999)

R | 146 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.5
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74 Metascore

The story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a boxer wrongly imprisoned for murder, and the people who aided in his fight to prove his innocence.

Writers: Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, Sam Chaiton, Terry Swinton, Armyan Bernstein, Dan Gordon | Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Denzel Washington, Vicellous Reon Shannon, Deborah Kara Unger, Liev Schreiber

27. The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.3
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After Jay Leno's second retirement from the program, Jimmy Fallon stepped in as his permanent replacement. After 42 years in Los Angeles the program was brought back to New York.

Stars: Jimmy Fallon, Steve Higgins, The Roots, James Poyser

28. Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003– )

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show | Active

7.3
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A mix of celebrity interviews, musical performers, audience participation games, and segments spotlighting real people with extraordinary stories and talents, hosted by comedienne Ellen DeGeneres.

Stars: Ellen DeGeneres, Anthony Okungbowa, Jon Abrahams, Lauren Graham

29. He Got Game (1998)

R | 136 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

6.9
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63 Metascore

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

Writer: Spike Lee | Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Denzel Washington, Milla Jovovich, Ray Allen, Rosario Dawson

30. Antwone Fisher (2002)

PG-13 | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.3
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62 Metascore

Antwone Fisher, a young navy man, is forced to see a psychiatrist after a violent outburst against a fellow crewman. During the course of treatment a painful past is revealed and a new hope begins.

Writer: Antwone Fisher | Director: Denzel Washington | Stars: Denzel Washington, Derek Luke, Joy Bryant, Malcolm David Kelley

31. St. Elsewhere (1982–1988)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama

7.9
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The lives and work of the staff of St. Eligius Hospital, an old and disrespected Boston teaching hospital.

Stars: Ed Begley Jr., William Daniels, Howie Mandel, David Morse

32. Courage Under Fire (1996)

R | 117 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.6
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77 Metascore

A US Army officer, despondent about a deadly mistake he made, investigates a female chopper commander's worthiness for the Medal of Honor.

Writer: Patrick Sheane Duncan | Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Denzel Washington, Meg Ryan, Lou Diamond Phillips, Michael Moriarty

33. The Pelican Brief (1993)

PG-13 | 141 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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50 Metascore

A law student uncovers a conspiracy, putting herself and others in danger.

Writers: John Grisham, Alan J. Pakula | Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington, Sam Shepard, John Heard

34. The Graham Norton Show (2007– )

60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.1
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Stars: Graham Norton, Ricky Gervais, Lee Mack, Dawn French

35. Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003– )

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

6.8
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Jimmy Kimmel interviews celebrities.

Creator: Jimmy Kimmel | Stars: Jimmy Kimmel, Cleto Escobedo III, Dicky Barrett, Guillermo Rodriguez

36. Virtuosity (1995)

R | 106 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

5.5
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39 Metascore

A virtual-reality serial killer manages to escape into the real world.

Writer: Eric Bernt | Director: Brett Leonard | Stars: Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Kelly Lynch, Stephen Spinella

38. Late Show with David Letterman (1993– )

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show | Active

6.9
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The Late Show with David Letterman is an hour-long weeknight comedy and talk-show broadcast by CBS from the Ed Sullivan Theater on Broadway in New York City.

Stars: David Letterman, Paul Shaffer, Alan Kalter, Biff Henderson

39. Ricochet (1991)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.1
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An attorney is terrorized by the criminal he put away years ago when he was a cop.

Writers: Fred Dekker, Menno Meyjes, Steven E. de Souza | Director: Russell Mulcahy | Stars: Denzel Washington, John Lithgow, Ice-T, Kevin Pollak

40. Today (1952– )

240 min | News, Talk-Show

5.2
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A daily live broadcast provides current domestic and international news, weather reports and interviews with news-makers from the worlds of politics, business, media, entertainment and sports.

Creator: Sylvester L. Weaver Jr. | Stars: Katie Couric, Matt Lauer, Natalie Morales, Al Roker

41. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992– )

TV-14 | 62 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

5.3
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After Johnny Carson's retirement from the show, Jay Leno stepped in as his permanent replacement. The format of the show has remained largely unchanged, consisting primarily of an opening ... See full summary »

Stars: Jay Leno, Kevin Eubanks, Edd Hall, Rickey Minor

42. Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.7
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78 Metascore

An Afro-American man is hired to find a woman and gets mixed up in a murderous political scandal.

Writers: Walter Mosley, Carl Franklin | Director: Carl Franklin | Stars: Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Jennifer Beals, Don Cheadle

43. Cry Freedom (1987)

PG | 157 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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South African journalist Donald Woods is forced to flee the country after attempting to investigate the death in custody of his friend the black activist Steve Biko.

Writers: John Briley, Donald Woods | Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Denzel Washington, Kevin Kline, Josette Simon, Wabei Siyolwe

44. A Soldier's Story (1984)

PG | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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An African American officer investigates a murder in a racially charged situation in World War II.

Writer: Charles Fuller | Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Howard E. Rollins Jr., Adolph Caesar, Art Evans, David Alan Grier

45. Good Morning America (1975– )

120 min | News, Talk-Show

5.4
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ABC's "Good Morning America" presents the News and Information Source of the day's topics and journalism. The 1st Co-Host Team of David Hartman & Nancy Dussault, 2nd was Sandy Hill, 3rd was... See full summary »

Stars: Lara Spencer, Ginger Zee, Bianna Golodryga, Ron Claiborne

46. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)

105 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.3
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Bob Hope, Skitch Henderson

47. Entertainment Tonight (1981– )

60 min | News

3.7
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"Entertainment Tonight" is the #1 syndicated entertainment newsmagazine in the world. Launched in 1981, ET is anchored by Mary Hart and Bob Goen. Primary substitute anchors are Jann Carl ... See full summary »

Creator: Alfred Masini | Stars: Mark Steines, Nancy O'Dell, Mary Hart, Kevin Frazier

48. The Preacher's Wife (1996)

PG | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

5.4
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Good natured Reverend Henry Biggs finds that his marriage to choir mistress Julia is flagging, due to his constant absence caring for the deprived neighborhood they live in. On top of all ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Nathan, Robert E. Sherwood, Leonardo Bercovici, Nat Mauldin, Allan Scott | Director: Penny Marshall | Stars: Denzel Washington, Whitney Houston, Courtney B. Vance, Gregory Hines

49. Great Performances (1971– )

132 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.7
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Creators: Marion J. Caffey, Daniel Ezralow, Josh Groban | Stars: Julie Andrews, Walter Cronkite, Plácido Domingo, Chita Rivera

50. Live with Kelly and Michael (1988– )

60 min | Talk-Show

5.0
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This popular and long-running morning talk show owes much of its success to the chemistry between its two hosts, Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa. Although the format is not significantly ... See full summary »

Stars: Kelly Ripa, Regis Philbin, Michael Strahan, Kathie Lee Gifford