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Denzel Washington

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A Soldier's StoryA Soldier's Story (1984)
Dir. Norman Jewison
Feat. Howard Jr. Rollins, Adolph Caesar, Art Evans
In charge of an inquiry into the murder of a black sergeant on an army base in 1944, investigator Howard E Rollins Jnr uncovers a knot of racial…
Cry FreedomCry Freedom (1987) Recommended
Dir. Richard Attenborough
Feat. Denzel Washington, Kevin Kline
Potent political cinema based on the story of black South African activist Steve Biko (Denzel Washington), whose suspicious death was investigated by…
GloryGlory (1989)
Dir. Edward Zwick
Feat. Denzel Washington, Matthew Broderick
Time and place is perfectly re–created in this moving account of the plight of Negro soldiers during the American civil war. 
Mighty Quinn, TheMighty Quinn, The (1989)
Dir. Carl Schenkel
Feat. Denzel Washington, Robert Townsend, Mimi Rogers
Entertaining Caribbean caper stars Denzel as the chief of police on a tropical island who is suddenly thrust into action when his crooked best friend…
Mo' Better BluesMo' Better Blues (1990) Recommended
Dir. Spike Lee
Feat. Denzel Washington
This male flipside to Lee's SHE'S GOTTA HAVE IT sees talented musician caught between two women and his passion for jazz. A cinematic feast for the…
RicochetRicochet (1991)
Dir. Russell Mulcahy
Feat. Denzel Washington, John Lithgow
High–faluten cop turned D.A. Washington becomes the target of a vengeance mission from a psychopath he incriminated years earlier. Gruesome but…
Mississippi MasalaMississippi Masala (1992) Recommended
Dir. Mira Nair
Feat. Denzel Washington, Roshan Seth, Sarita Choudhury
A poignant gem about a tabooed romance between a beautiful Indian girl and a black carpet cleaner (Denzel Washington) in the deep South.
Malcolm XMalcolm X (1993)
Dir. Spike Lee
Feat. Denzel Washington
Epic bio of the black–American militant from his beginnings as a Harlem crook to his 1965 assassination. Breezes through its length with a…
Much Ado About NothingMuch Ado About Nothing (1993) Recommended
Dir. Kenneth Branagh
Feat. Kenneth Branagh, Denzel Washington, Keanu Reeves
Kenneth Branagh plunders the Bard again and pulls off a rare breed of romantic escapism. Here he somehow modifies the traditional text for an…
PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia (1993) Recommended
Dir. Jonathan Demme
Feat. Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington
First major Hollywood AIDS movie is more concerned with prejudice than the disease itself, and is effective in its aim to educate as much as…

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