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List of Danny Boyle Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. National Theatre Live: Frankenstein (2011)
15
2
National Theatre Live: Frankenstein
15
2
As:
Director
Director:
Danny Boyle
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Benedict Cumberbatch, Naomie Harris, Jonny Lee Miller, Ella Smith, John Killoran, Steven Elliot
2. London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony: Isles of Wonder (2012)
11
2
London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony: Isles of Wonder
11
2
As:
Director
Director:
Danny Boyle
Genres:
Sport
Star Cast:
Rowan Atkinson, Kenneth Branagh, Daniel Craig, Darius Alexander, Kirstie Abbott
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Art Direction for Variety or Nonfiction Programming
3. Trainspotting (1996)
12
2
Trainspotting
TV-MA
12
2

Mark Renton is a drug addict who is part of the Edinburgh low-life along with junkie friends Sick Boy and Spud, drug dealer Swanney, clean athlete Tommy, and the psychotic drunkard Begbie. Following a forced withdrawal, Mark moves to London on the advice of his underage girlfriend, but his former friends soon catch up with him.

As:
Director
Director:
Danny Boyle
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Kevin McKidd, Robert Carlyle
4. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
12
2
Slumdog Millionaire
TV-14
12
2

Jamal Malik, a resident of Mumbai slum, Dharavi and a tea server in a call centre, answers every question correctly on Indian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? and is close to win when he is accused of cheating by the police. He narrates his life story and experiences to explain to the police how he answered every question.

As:
Director
Director:
Danny Boyle, Loveleen Tandan
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Achievement in Directing, Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture, BAFTA Award for Best Director
5. 28 Days Later... (2002)
10
2
28 Days Later...
R
10
2

A post-apocalyptic horror film, 28 Days Later depicts the breakdown of society following the accidental release of a highly contagious virus. Four survivors struggle to live as they try to evade getting infected and cope with the loss of the peaceful life they once lived.  

As:
Director
Director:
Danny Boyle
Genres:
Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Drama
Star Cast:
Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson, Naomie Harris, Christopher Eccleston, David Schneider
6. 127 Hours (2010)
10
2
127 Hours
R
10
2

Based on a true story, the movie follows Aron Ralston as he goes hiking at Utah's Canyonlands National Park. While climbing, he falls and his right hand gets trapped between a boulder and a wall. For the next five days he struggles to survive on his limited ration, hopes for help to arrive and eventually resorts to extreme step to free himself.

As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Danny Boyle
Genres:
Adventure, Biography, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
James Franco, Lizzy Caplan, Kate Mara, Amber Tamblyn, Sean Bott
7. T2 Trainspotting (2017)
12
2
T2 Trainspotting
R
12
2

The much-awaited sequel to the dark comedy classic, Trainspotting, finds Mark Renton returning home to Edinburgh, twenty years after stealing £8,000 in drug money from his friends. Heartbreak, betrayals, and reconciliation await him with Spud and Sick Boy, but Begbie wants nothing but revenge. 

As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Danny Boyle
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Ewan McGregor, Logan Gillies, Ben Skelton, Aiden Haggarty, Daniel Smith
8. Sunshine (2007)
10
2
Sunshine
R
10
2

Set in the year 2057, the film follows a group of astronauts on a dangerous mission to reignite the dying Sun. Inspired by the films 2001: A Space Odyssey and Solaris, the science fiction movie garnered several award nominations for its acting, directing, and production merits.

As:
Director
Director:
Danny Boyle
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Thriller, Adventure
Star Cast:
Troy Garity, Hiroyuki Sanada, Rose Byrne, Cillian Murphy, Cliff Curtis, Chipo Chung, Michelle Yeoh
9. Shallow Grave (1994)
10
2
Shallow Grave
R
10
2

Shallow Grave is a 1994 British black-comedy film, which tells the story of three room-mates who find their new fourth roommate dead in bed, with a huge amount of cash beside him. They decide to bury his body, and then keep the money to themselves. However, unknown to them, their dead friend is being pursued by a pair of violent men. 

As:
Director
Director:
Danny Boyle
Genres:
Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Ewan McGregor, Kerry Fox, Christopher Eccleston, Ken Stott, Keith Allen
Awards:
BAFTA Award for
10. Steve Jobs (2015)
10
2
Steve Jobs
R
10
2

This biographical film about Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs provides a behind-the-scene look at his life, starting with the launch of the first Macintosh in 1984. He struggles with accepting his daughter from his ex-girlfriend and is forced out of Apple, following which he launches NeXT Computer in 1988 and returns to Apple in 1998 to unveil the iMac.

As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Danny Boyle
Genres:
Drama, Biography
11. 28 Weeks Later (2007)
9
2
28 Weeks Later
R
9
2

A sequel to the horrifically brilliant 28 Days Later, the movie depicts the attempts being made by NATO forces to create a safe zone in London. The story also sees Don getting infected and reintroducing the rage virus in the safe zone creating catastrophic events, which endangers everyone including his children Tammy and Andy. 

As:
Producer
Director:
Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
Genres:
Horror, Drama, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Imogen Poots, Idris Elba, Rose Byrne, Robert Carlyle, Jeremy Renner, Harold Perrineau, Catherine McCormack
12. Trance (2013)
10
2
Trance
R
10
2

Art auctioneer, Simon, teams with a gang led by Franck to steal a costly painting from his own auction house, but loses memory after receiving a blow in the head during the heist. After unsuccessfully torturing him to find where he hid the painting, Franck hires hypnotist Elizabeth to probe his mind, but she reaches deeper than they had anticipated.

As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Danny Boyle
Genres:
Thriller, Mystery, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson, Vincent Cassel, Danny Sapani, Matt Cross
13. Millions (2004)
9
2
Millions
PG-13
9
2
As:
Director
Director:
Danny Boyle
Genres:
Crime, Family, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Alun Armstrong, Christopher Fulford, James Nesbitt, Daisy Donovan, Alex Etel
14. Yesterday (2019)
9
2
Yesterday
PG-13
9
2

Jack is a struggling musician, who meets with an accident during a blackout. When he wakes up, it seems that he is in an alternate universe where the Beatles never existed. Meanwhile, he is the only person who remembers all their songs. He starts singing their songs in his attempt to gain fame.  

As:
Producer, Director
Genres:
Comedy, Fantasy, Music, Musical, Romance
15. Battle of the Sexes (2017)
9
2
Battle of the Sexes
PG-13
9
2

Battle of the Sexes is an American biographical sports comedy film, which revolves around a true story of a tennis match between two tennis champions i.e. Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, which took place in the year 1973. 

As:
Producer
Director:
Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
Genres:
Sport, Comedy, Biography
16. Twin Town (1997)
9
2
Twin Town
9
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Kevin Allen
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Rhys Ifans, Dougray Scott, Llyr Ifans, Dorien Thomas, Buddug Williams
17. The Beach (2000)
10
2
The Beach
R
10
2

A young American thrill seeker, Richard, travels to Thailand and gets hold of a strange map that directs to a beautiful secret island. Along with another couple, he reaches the island and finds people like himself who live as a community there. Also on the island are the natives who grow marijuana and hate more outsiders coming into the island.

As:
Director
Director:
Danny Boyle
Genres:
Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Star Cast:
Leonardo DiCaprio, Tilda Swinton, Daniel York, Patcharawan Patarakijjanon, Virginie Ledoyen, Guillaume Canet
18. A Life Less Ordinary (1997)
9
2
A Life Less Ordinary
R
9
2

A Life Less Ordinary is a romantic comedy crime film which tells the story of Robert Lewis, who kidnaps his boss’s spoilt daughter Celine, after he is fired by his boss. Meanwhile, two angels attempt to make love blossom between Robert and Celine.

As:
Director
Director:
Danny Boyle
Genres:
Fantasy, Romance, Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
19. Side by Side Extra: Volume Four (2014)
12
2
Side by Side Extra: Volume Four
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself
Director:
Christopher Kenneally
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Keanu Reeves, Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, Stefan Sonnenfeld
20. Alien Love Triangle (2008)
8
2
Alien Love Triangle
8
2
As:
Director
Director:
Danny Boyle
Genres:
Short, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Courteney Cox, Kenneth Branagh, Heather Graham, Alice Connor

TV Movie(s)

1. The Rockingham Shoot (1987)
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2
The Rockingham Shoot
12
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Kieran Hickey
Star Cast:
Niall Toibin, Bosco Hogan, Marie Kean, Tony Rohr, Oliver Maguire
2. The Alternativity (2017)
11
2
The Alternativity
11
2
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Danny Boyle
Director:
Lauren Jacobs, Martin Webb
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Banksy
3. The Nightwatch (1989)
9
2
The Nightwatch
9
2
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Danny Boyle
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
Michael Feast, Tony Doyle, Don Fellows, James Cosmo, Lisa Carville
4. The Venus de Milo Instead (1987)
9
2
The Venus de Milo Instead
9
2
As:
Director
Director:
Danny Boyle
Star Cast:
Iain Cuthbertson, Brigid Erin Bates, Jeananne Crowley, Lorcan Cranitch, Jean-Claude Deret
5. Strumpet (2001)
9
2
Strumpet
9
2
As:
Director
Director:
Danny Boyle
Star Cast:
Christopher Eccleston, Josh Cole, David Crellin, Amanda Fairclough, Jenna G.
6. Vacuuming Completely Nude in Paradise (2001)
9
2
Vacuuming Completely Nude in Paradise
9
2
As:
Director
Director:
Danny Boyle
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Timothy Spall, Katy Cavanagh, Michael Begley, Caroline Ashley, Alice Barry
7. Scout (1987)
8
2
Scout
8
2
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Danny Boyle
Star Cast:
Ray McAnally, Stephen Rea, Michael Liebmann, Gerard O'Hare, Colin Connor
8. Monkeys (1989)
6
1
Monkeys
6
1
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Danny Boyle
Star Cast:
William Hootkins, Harry Ditson, Clarke Peters, Manning Redwood, Bob Sherman

TV Shows and Videos

Hamish Macbeth (1995)
Hamish Macbeth
As:
Writer
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Brian Pettifer, Robert Carlyle, Ralph Riach, Stuart Davids, Anne Lacey
For the Greater Good (1991)
For the Greater Good
As:
Director
Director:
Danny Boyle
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Connie Booth, Michael Winner, Roy Dotrice, Martin Shaw, Nicholas Jones
Mr. Wroe's Virgins (1993)
Mr. Wroe's Virgins
As:
Director
Director:
Danny Boyle
Genres:
History, Drama
Star Cast:
Jonathan Pryce, Minnie Driver, Kathy Burke, Lia Williams, Kerry Fox
Hollywood's Best Film Directors (2009)
Hollywood's Best Film Directors
As:
Cast
Genres:
Biography
Star Cast:
John Woo, Lars von Trier, Francis Ford Coppola, John Boorman
Iggy Pop: Lust for Life (1996)
Iggy Pop: Lust for Life
As:
Director
Director:
Danny Boyle
Genres:
Music, Short
Star Cast:
Iggy Pop

Danny Boyle Awards

Academy Awards
Slumdog Millionaire Best Achievement in Directing 2009
Golden Globe Awards
Slumdog Millionaire Best Director - Motion Picture 2009
Primetime Emmy Awards
London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony: Isles of Wonder Outstanding Art Direction for Variety or Nonfiction Programming 2013
BAFTA Awards
Slumdog Millionaire Best Director 2009