The Manchurian Candidate (2004)

When his army unit was ambushed during the first Gulf War, Sergeant Raymond Shaw saved his fellow soldiers just as his commanding officer, then-Captain Ben Marco, was knocked unconscious. Brokering the incident for polit...

IMDB: 6.6

Director: Jonathan Demme

Antwone Fisher (2002)

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 childhood. Through the guidance of his doctor, he co...

IMDB: 7.3

Director: Denzel Washington

The Equalizer 2 (2018)

Robert McCall serves an unflinching justice for the exploited and oppressed, but how far will he go when that is someone he loves?

IMDB: 6.8/10 from 47,218 Votes

Director: Antoine Fuqua

Deja Vu (2006)

A ferry filled with crewmen from the USS Nimitz and their families was blown up in New Orleans on Mardi Gras. BATF Doug Carlin is brought in to assist in the massive investigation, and gets attached to an experimental FB...

IMDB: 7

Director: Tony Scott

Out of Time (2003)

Matt Whitlock, the police chief of the small town of Banyan Key, Florida, is separated from his wife, Alex, a police homicide detective in MIami. Matt's been having an affair with Ann Merai Harrison, a woman who's separa...

IMDB: 6.5

Director: Carl Franklin

Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017)

ROMAN J. ISRAEL, ESQ. is a dramatic thriller set in the underbelly of the overburdened Los Angeles criminal court system. Denzel Washington stars as Roman Israel, a driven, idealistic defense attorney who, through a tumu...

IMDB: 6.4

Director: Dan Gilroy

Flight (2012)

Whip Whitaker is a commuter airline pilot. While on a flight from Orlando to Atlanta something goes wrong and the plane starts to fly erratically. With little choice Whip crashes the plane and saves almost all on board....

IMDB: 7.3

Director: Robert Zemeckis

The Great Debaters (2007)

Marshall, Texas, described by James Farmer, Jr. as "the last city to surrender after the Civil War," is home to Wiley College, where, in 1935-36, inspired by the Harlem Renaissance and his clandestine work as a union org...

IMDB: 7.6

Director: Denzel Washington

Safe House (2012)

Matt Weston (Ryan Reynolds) is a CIA rookie who is manning a safe house in Cape Town, South Africa, when Tobin Frost (Denzel Washington) the CIA's most wanted rogue agent is captured and taken to the safe house. During F...

IMDB: 6.8

Director: Daniel Espinosa

Training Day (2001)

In Los Angeles, a city where streets are overrun by drug dealers, those who have sworn to uphold the law are breaking them to clean up the streets. Denzel Washington plays L.A.P.D. detective Alonzo Harris, a veteran narc...

IMDB: 7.7

Director: Antoine Fuqua

The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009)

In early afternoon, four armed men hijack a subway train in Manhattan. They stop on a slight incline, decoupling the first car to let the rest of the train coast back. Their leader is Ryder; he connects by phone with Wal...

IMDB: 6.4

Director: Tony Scott

Malcolm X (1992)

Biograpical epic of Malcolm X, the legendary African American leader. Born Malcolm Little, his father (a Garveyite Baptist minister) was killed by the Ku Klux Klan. Malcolm became a gangster, and while in jail discovered...

IMDB: 7.7

Director: Spike Lee

John Q (2002)

John Quincy Archibald's son Michael collapses while playing baseball as a result of heart failure. John rushes Michael to a hospital emergency room where he is informed that Michael's only hope is a transplant. Unfortuna...

IMDB: 7.1

Director: Nick Cassavetes

Remember the Titans (2000)

Suburban Virginia schools have been segregated for generations. One Black and one White high school are closed and the students sent to T.C. Williams High School under federal mandate to integrate. The year is seen throu...

IMDB: 7.8

Director: Boaz Yakin

The Equalizer (2014)

In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), a youn...

IMDB: 7.2

Director: Antoine Fuqua

2 Guns (2013)

Robert Trench, an undercover DEA agent, takes advantage of gunman Michael Stigman's idea to rob a bank to bust him and a mob boss. However, it proves too successful with much more money seized than anticipated with Trenc...

IMDB: 6.7

Director: Baltasar Kormákur

American Gangster (2007)

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 does so by buying heroin directly from the sourc...

IMDB: 7.8

Director: Ridley Scott

He Got Game (1998)

Tells the story of Jesus Shuttlesworth, the most sought after high school basketball prospect in the nation. Jesus and his dream to make it to the big ranks in professional basketball are overshadowed by his father, Jake...

IMDB: 6.9

Director: Spike Lee

Glory (1989)

Shaw was an officer in the Federal Army during the American Civil War who volunteered to lead the first company of black soldiers. Shaw was forced to deal with the prejudices of both the enemy (who had orders to kill com...

IMDB: 7.9

Director: Edward Zwick

Unstoppable (2010)

A runaway train carrying a cargo of toxic chemicals puts an engineer and his conductor in a race against time. They're chasing the runaway train in a separate locomotive and need to bring it under control before it derai...

IMDB: 6.8

Director: Tony Scott

The Siege (1998)

After the abduction by the US military of an Islamic religious leader, New York City becomes the target of escalating terrorist attacks. Anthony Hubbard, the head of the FBI's Counter-Terrorism Task Force in New York, te...

IMDB: 6.3

Director: Edward Zwick

Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)

It is 1948 in LA and Ezikeal "Easy" Rawlins, an African-American World War II veteran, is looking for work. At his friend's bar, he is introduced to a white man, DeWitt Albright, who is looking for someone to help him fi...

IMDB: 6.7

Director: Carl Franklin

Man on Fire (2004)

A wave of kidnappings has swept through Mexico, feeding a growing sense of panic among its wealthier citizens, especially parents. In one six-day period, there were twenty-four abductions, leading many to hire bodyguards...

IMDB: 7.7

Director: Tony Scott

Inside Man (2006)

From a cell, a man tells us he has planned the perfect bank robbery; he invites us to watch. An efficient gang enters a Manhattan bank, locks the doors, and takes hostages. They work deliberately, without haste. Detectiv...

IMDB: 7.6

Director: Spike Lee

The Hurricane (1999)

This film tells the story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, an African-American man who rose above his troubled youth to become a top contender for the middle-weight boxing title. However, his dreams are shattered when he is...

IMDB: 7.6

Director: Norman Jewison

The Pelican Brief (1993)

Two Supreme Court Justices have been killed. Now a college professor, who clerked for one of the two men, who's also having an affair with one of his students, is given a brief by her, that states who probably, wanted to...

IMDB: 6.6

Director: Alan J. Pakula

Courage Under Fire (1996)

The pilot of a rescue copter, Captain Karen Walden, died shortly before her helicopter crew was rescued after it crashed in Desert Storm. It first appears that she made a spectacular rescue of a downed helicopter crew, t...

IMDB: 6.6

Director: Edward Zwick

The Bone Collector (1999)

A quadriplegic ex-homicide detective and his female partner try to track down a serial killer who is terrorizing New York City.

IMDB: 6.7/10 from 131,933 Votes

Director: Phillip Noyce

Fences (2016)

A working-class African-American father tries to raise his family in the 1950s, while coming to terms with the events of his life.

IMDB: 7.8/10 from 6,679 Votes

Director: Denzel Washington

The Magnificent Seven (2016)

Seven gun men in the old west gradually come together to help a poor village against savage thieves.

IMDB: 7.1/10 from 40,868 Votes

Director: Antoine Fuqua

The Book of Eli (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.

IMDB: 6.9/10 from 232,362 Votes

Director: Albert Hughes,Allen Hughes