Typically, it doesn’t take much to make a film with an airplane malfunctioning more exciting and thrilling than it already is. In Robert Zemeckis’s 2012 film Flight, Denzel plays a cocky airline pilot who is forced to take action when his plane breaks down midflight. After a violent decent, which included the plane flying upside down, only a few of the souls onboard perish in the accident. Denzel’s character is a hero, until the investigation into the crash finds that the pilot has some substance abuse problems that may have contributed to the accident. Denzel plays a very convincing tortured man who is fighting his own feelings and his addiction issues at the worst time possible.