The Book of Eli (2010)

It is a post-apocalyptic world and a mysterious man, Eli (Denzel Washington) is on a journey to the West Coast of the United States. He eventually comes into contact with Carnegie (Gary Oldman), the leader of a ramshackle town. Carnegie is looking for a certain book and is obsessed with getting his hands on it.

When Carnegie discovers that Eli is in possession of the book, he attempts to get it from Eli by force but he proves too tough for Carnegie and his men to handle. After a gunfight in which most of Carnegie's men are killed, Eli continues on his journey accompanied by Solara (Mila Kunis).

But Carnegie is still determined to get the book of Eli and he decides to track them down and get it from them, no matter what it costs.


The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)

Ryder (John Travolta) leads a group of armed men, board a New York subway train and takes everyone in a coach hostage. Their demands : 10 million dollars within sixty minutes or a passenger will be killed every minute after that.

MTA dispatcher Walter Garber (Denzel Washington) becomes the unwitting negotiator. When Ryder demonstrates his seriousness by killing some of the hostages, the money has to be delivered to him as he demands and Garber must do whatever he can to end the situation, but it seems the hijackers have a perfect escape plan.

The Great Debaters (2007)

This movie is based on a true story about the struggles of a debate coach, Melvin Tolson ,(Denzel Washington) of a black college to place his debate team on an equal footing with the white school's.

These attempts put him in direct confrontation with some influential white people including the local sheriff. The black debate team managed to scale this hurdle by sheer tenacity. They won debate after debate until they eventually came face to face with the Harvard Debate team on their own grounds, Harvard University.