Denzel Washington is a brilliant actor, and has starred in some of the most amazing movies. Here at CiciMustSee I just love it!
It’s impossible to include all of his films but here are 6 Washington movies worth watching.
How many of these Denzel films have you seen?
1. Glory (1989)
Trip played by Denzel Washington and the wise gravedigger John Rawlins played by Morgan Freeman are escaped slaves. Glory signifies an act of courage during the Civil War. Forced to do menial and demeaning tasks, none of these soldiers were given a fair or equal chance, yet we see their bravery and their hearts. This movie is very powerful and touching, and is easily critically acclaimed, Glory is a must see!
2.The Equalizer (2014)
Denzel Washington plays Robert McCall, the type of man who wants to live a private life and aims to put his past behind him. When he meets Teri (Chloë Moretz), a teenager who has been abused by Russian mobsters, he just can’t walk away. Wanting to avoid the drama, McCall comes out of retirement and emerges with a set of exceptional skills. Directed by Antoine Fuqua, this film was released in the UK on the 26th September 2014. You can catch this film on Netflix now.
3. The Book of Eli (2010)
The war turned everything upside down and it looks like a total disaster. Eli played by Denzel Washington hopes to redeem mankind. Eli carries a lot of power and one man understands that power (Gary Oldman). Determined to capture Eli and take the power for himself, Eli risks death to fulfil his destiny. Directed by Albert Hughes and Allen Hughes, check out this film, it is so underrated.
4. Training Day (2001)
An officer escorts a newbie on his first day on the job as LAPD. This film is an action drama and we are forced to consider what is heroic and what is crossing the line. Directed by Antoine Fuqua this film is one of Denzel Washington’s best films. We don’t usually see him play this type of character, but he does it so well.
5. American Gangster (2007)
As a chauffeur to Harlem’s leading mobster, Frank Lucas played by Denzel becomes the inner city crime gangster when his boss dies. Russell Crowe plays Richie Roberts who is determined to take Frank Lucas down. Directed by Ridley Scott, this film is on Netflix, so make sure you check it out.
Released February 2017 in the UK Denzel plays Troy Maxson a bitter man, who acts out his emotions over his missed opportunity of becoming an athlete, Maxon dreamed of being a professional baseball player, but was too old when the league began allowing black athletes. Creating tension and upsetting his family, Troy tries to stop his son from meeting a college football scout, and is determined to stop his sons dreams. Directed by Denzel Washington this film is excellent.
I hope you enjoyed my top 6 Denzel Washington films make sure you check them out.
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