Denzel Washington Movies (2020): List of Upcoming, Blockbusters & More

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Denzel Washington Upcoming Movies 2019 List: Best Denzel Washington New Movies & Next Films

Denzel Washington is an American actor, director and producer who has won three Golden Globe Awards, a Tony Award and two Academy Awards. He was born on 28 December 1954 in New York, United States. He made his debut in the movie ‘Carbon Copy’ in 1981 and made his first appearance in a medical drama ‘St. Elsewhere’ as Dr. Philip Chandler in 1982. This role proved to a great breakthrough in his career and since then he has been starred in blockbuster movies which later were nominated for various awards.

Upcoming Movies of Denzel Washington in 2020: New Movies & Trailers

1. The Little Things

Just as the name suggests, the movie is based around noticing small and little things of life. But, hold on, this one is not a life drama saga but a straightforward thriller story. A heinous crime takes place, and the killer is not just lethal but elusive as well. A deputy and detective take up the responsibility of tracking the killer whilst realizing the different ways of operation that they both use.

Little Things Denzel Washington

Cast:

Denzel Washington, Rami Malek, Sofia Vassilieva, Terry Kinney, Michael Hyatt, Jason James Richter, Chris Bauer, Kerry O’Malley

Director:

John Lee Hancock

Producer:

John Lee Hancock, Mark Johnson

Release Date:

2020 (YTD)

2. Macbeth

The tragic tale of Macbeth begins at the Thane of Cawdor, the Thane of Glamis, and the bloody ascension to the Scotland king’s throne. The movie is based on one of the well-known plays of Shakespeare – Macbeth. The movie revolves around a disastrous story of a man who acts greedy, descends to dictatorship and meets a bloody end from his countrymen.

Macbeth Denzel Washington

Cast:

Denzel Washington, Harry Melling, Brendan Gleeson, Frances McDormand, Brian Thompson, Corey Hawkins, Ralph Ineson, Alex Hassell, Sean Patrick Thomas, Miles Anderson, Max Baker,

Director:

Diana Brooks

Producer:

Joel Coen, Scott Rudin

Release Date:

2020 (YTD)

3. Journal for Jordan

This movie is going to be a sequel to the 2014 hit flick. Denzel Washington will be seen playing the role of Robert McCall. The previous instalment showed how Robert was being a doted person to himself, serving the best to the exploited and oppressed people. Now, this instalment will showcase how far the protagonist go when he loves somebody.

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Cast:

Denzel Washington, Michael B. Jordan

Director:

Denzel Washington

Producer:

Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch, Denzel Washington

Release Date:

2020 (YTD)

Best Movies of Denzel Washington’s Career

1. Malcolm X

Back in 1992, Denzel Washington associated with Spike Lee to tell the story in the Malcolm X biopic. The movie runs for more than three hours, and its luxurious run time provides a lot of space for Denzel to flex his muscles and woo people with his acting skills. The movie revolves around the vital events that happened in Malcolm X’s life and then leading to his tragic death.

Malcolm X Denzel Washington movies

Cast:

Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Albert Hall, Al Freeman Jr., Delroy Lindo, Spike Lee, Theresa Randle, Kate Vernon

Director:

Spike Lee

Producer:

Marvin Worth, Spike Lee

Year of Release:

1992

Malcolm X Trailer

2. Fallen

Fallen (1998) is a mixture of supernatural thriller and police drama genres. Denzel Washington had played the role of a homicide detective –John Hobbes – and narrates the story of when he almost died. This takes the movie in a flashback. The intensity with which Denzel played this character was appreciated well enough.

Fallen Denzel Washington

Cast:

Denzel Washington, John Goodman, Donald Sutherland, Embeth Davidtz, James Gandolfini, Elias Koteas, Gabriel Casseus, Michael J. Pagan, Robert Joy

Director:

Gregory Hoblit

Producer:

Charles Roven, Dawn Steel

Year of Release:

1998

Fallen Trailer

3. The Hurricane

In the Hurricane (1999), the plot revolves around a lot of drama and twists. The lead character of the story – Rubin Hurricane Carter – played as a boxer. However, unfortunately, he got wrongly imprisoned for murder. The movie delineates how he tackled with it and the people who assisted him to fight harder to prove the innocence.

The Hurricane Denzel Washington

Cast:

Denzel Washington, Vicellous Reon Shannon, Deborah Kara Unger, Liev Schreiber, John Hannah, Dan Hedaya, Debbi Morgan, Clancy Brown, David Paymer, Harris Yulin, Rod Steiger, Vincent Pastore, George T. Odom, Beatrice Winde

Director:

Norman Jewison

Producer:

Norman Jewison, Amyan Bernstein, John Ketcham

Year of Release:

1999

The Hurricane Trailer

4. Roman J Israel

Roman J. Israel, Esq. turns out to be a dramatic thriller which is set in the overloaded Los Angeles criminal court system. Denzel Washington acts as an idealistic and driven defence attorney whose life goes upside down when a series of procedures challenge the engagement that helped him shape his career.

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Cast:

Denzel Washington, Colin Farrell, Carmen Ejogo, Shelley Hennig, Lynda Gravatt, Amanda Warren, Hugo Armstrong, Sam Gilroy, Tony Plana, DeRon Horton, Amari Cheatom

Director:

Dan Gilroy

Producer:

Todd Black, Jennifer Fox, Denzel Washington

Year of Release:

2017

Roman J Israel Trailer

5. The Equalizer 2 

In the second installment of the Equalizer series, Denzel Washington is back as Robert McCall the former Black-Ops operative who is a Lyft driver during the day and death personified for criminals. For the oppressed, his help is always at hand but when his only friend Melissa Leo (Susan Plummer) gets murdered he embarks on a journey of vengeance that burns all in its path.

Cast:

Pedro Pascal, Ashton Sanders, Denzel Washington

Director:

Antoine Fuqua

Release Date:

20 July 2018

The Equalizer 2 Trailer

6. Equalizer

Denzel Washington produced this movie as well as starred in the lead role of Robert McCall, a mysterious man with a shadowy past. In another life, he was a violent man but has since led a quiet life. However, his self-imposed break from his past breaks down when he meets a young girl terrorized by the Russian mob. He refuses to be a mute spectator and the result is justice which is more like punishment for the wrong-doers.

To take a sneak peak into the movie, watch the trailer of the movie:

 7. Training Day

Training Day, released on 5th October, 2001 is a movie about a rookie cop, Hyot who is anxious to join the elite narcotics squad headed by 13-year veteran detective Alonzo (Denzel Washington). Alonzo agrees to give a shot to that rookie cop for a day. As the day wears on, Hyot increasingly begins to feel that Alonzo has blurred the line between right and wrong.

Here is the trailer of the movie:

8. Man on Fire

Man On Fire was released on April 21, 2004 where a wave of child kidnappings is on.  In a six-day period, there have been 24 kidnappings of wealthy children. There is a sense of panic among the wealthier citizens and as a result, they have all hired bodyguards for their children to keep them safe.  One such bodyguard is ex-CIA agent Creasy (Denzel Washington) who is entrusted with the job of protecting Pita Ramos, daughter of industrialist Samuel Ramos.

Watch the trailer of the movie:

9. American Gangster

This movie is based on a true story. Frank Lucas (Denzel Washington) has always been in the shadow of his employer and mentor, underworld boss, Bumpy Johnson but following the death of Johnson, he sees his chance and establishes himself as the preferred heroin supplier in the Harlem district of Manhattan. He finds a way by which he can sell heroin that is superior to what his competitors are selling and at the same time sell them at a lower price. Soon Lucas emerges as the kingpin of the New York underworld all the while maintaining a veneer of respectability in social circles. Enter Richie Roberts (Russell Crowe), a washed-up cop, who heads the joint narcotics task force to try and expose Lucas. Stellar performances from this ensemble cast of Washington and Crowe made this an absolute must-watch. The trailer of the movie will make it more clear to you:

10. Fences

Fences was released on 15th December, 2016 and is another work that displays the sheer range of Denzel Washington’s craft. It is a story of a man named ‘Troy’ (Denzel Washington) who is an African-American man and longs to be a baseball player. He fails to become one because of racism and this hurts him to the core. Due to dejection, he takes out his frustration on his son and ruins his aspirations. This story is an eye-opener for parents who transfer the weight of their expectations and unsuccessful dreams on their children.

11. The Book of Eli

The Book of Eli was released on 19th March 2010 and is based on a nomad, Eli (Denzel Washington), who carries a sacred book with him at all times. He is told by an unknown voice to deliver that book at a safe location on the west coast of the United States. There are people who are after that book and will do anything to possess that book. Will Eli be able to fight with them? Can he deliver the book to the safe location? The movie has all your answers but before that you can watch the trailer of the movie:

12. Safe House

Denzel Washington plays a renegade from the CIA who resurfaces after being on the run for 10 years. He is remanded to a safe house in South Africa. A rookie CIA operative (Ryan Reynolds) is in charge of the safe house. Suddenly, the safe house is attacked by mercenaries who want Washington dead. Now the odds are stacked against these two unlikely allies who find themselves in the fight of their lives. They must stay alive to find out who wants them dead.  Safe House was released on 17th February 2012.

Watch the trailer of the movie:

13. Unstoppable

Unstoppable was released on 12th November, 2010 where a half- mile long train runs unmanned towards a town at a breakneck speed. Railway engineer Frank (Denzel Washington) learns that the train carries dangerous chemicals and is headed towards his hometown where his wife and child live. He in the company of rookie train operator Chris Pinee work together to stop the engine and save the town.

The trailer of the movie will surely make you watch the movie:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JM-0Ywc7wNY

14. Remember the Titans

From a period when the spectre of racism was hanging over America, the film shows the story of the integration of a white southern school with a black southern school. Both schools are famous for their football and so when a black coach is chosen to head the team the previous white coach feels challenged and humiliated at being sidelined as the assistant.

Watch the trailer of the movie:

15. Déjà vu

Déjà vu was released on 22 November, 2016 where an ATF agent Doug Carlin finds out about a lethal crime and starts his investigation. It all starts with a cataclysmic bomb explosion at the New Orleans Ferry which has something more to it. The whole movie revolves around a Déjà vu moment that guides Doug Carlin to investigate more and save lives of hundreds of innocent people.

Watch the trailer of the movie:

About Denzel Washington

Denzel Hayes Washington Jr. is an African-American actor, producer, and director. He is considered as one of the most appreciative actors of the generation and is regarded as an American cultural icon. Since the 1980s, Washington has received a lot of critical acclaim for his work. In 2002, he debuted as a director with a biographical film – Antwone Fisher.

Born: 28 December 1954

Years Active: 1975-present

Spouse: Pauletta Washington

Children: John David Washington, Olivia Washington, Katia Washington, Malcolm Washington

Best Denzel Washington Movies

Movie Name

Year of Release

Role

The Equalizer 2014 Retired Marine and Defense Intelligence Agency Officer
Training Day 2001 Detective
Man on Fire 2004 Former CIA Operative and Force Recon Marine Officer
American Gangster 2007 Drug Trafficker
Fences 2016 Garbage Man
The Book of Eli 2010 Nomad
Malcolm X 1992 Activist
Fallen 1998 Detective
The Hurricane 1999 Boxer
Roman J Israel 2017 Lawyer

 

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