films seen
14
average score
3.46*
nationality
UK - 63 years old
status
Alive and kicking
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Not a director who can be pinned down to a single style or genre, but almost everything Boyle tries seems to come out well. One of the UK's most prominent contemporary directors, sporting an oeuvre full of pleasant surprises.

Rare treats

Trainspotting poster

Trainspotting

by Danny Boyle
Specifics
UK [1996] - 94 mins
Genre
Comedy, Drama
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4.5

Boyle's breakthrough film is pretty crude and edgy, but it's also a cinematic wonderland about a bunch of drug-craving friends, drenched in thick accents.

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Slumdog Millionaire

by Danny Boyle
Specifics
UK [2008] - 120 mins
Genre
Crime
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4.5

Slumdog Millionaire works on all levels. While it starts off as a light drama it ends as a pure feel-good film and has no trouble making it work.

The good stuff

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T2 Trainspotting

by Danny Boyle
Specifics
UK [2017] - 117 mins
Genre
Drama, Comedy
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4.0

T2 Trainspotting is a damn good companion piece to the first film.

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A Life Less Ordinary

by Danny Boyle
Specifics
UK, USA [1997] - 103 mins
Genre
Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, Romance
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4.0
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Shallow Grave

by Danny Boyle
Specifics
UK [1994] - 89 mins
Genre
Crime, Thriller
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4.0
Sunshine poster

Sunshine

by Danny Boyle
Specifics
UK [2007] - 107 mins
Genre
Sci-fi, Horror
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4.0

Sunshine is a superb example of how genre cinema can be elevated when the hand of an author is added to the mix, though ever so slightly.

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28 Days Later...

by Danny Boyle
Specifics
UK [2002] - 113 mins
Genre
Horror
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4.0

Danny Boyle's early 00 horror film that helped to breathe new life into the zombie genre. The crappy DV quality of the film is inescapable, but within those confines Boyle created a tense, sharp and engaging little horror film that still stands proud.

Solid pieces

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Trance

by Danny Boyle
Specifics
UK, USA [2013] - 101 mins
Genre
Crime, Mystery, Thriller
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3.5
127 Hours poster

127 Hours

by Danny Boyle
Specifics
USA, UK [2010] - 94 mins
Genre
Adventure, Thriller
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3.5
The Beach poster

The Beach

by Danny Boyle
Specifics
USA, UK [2000] - 119 mins
Genre
Adventure, Romance, Thriller
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3.5

The inoffensive

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Yesterday

by Danny Boyle
Specifics
UK [2019] - 116 mins
Genre
Music, Romance, Fantasy
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3.0

Fine but safe romantic fantasy that has an interesting premise, but doesn't do a whole lot with it. People hoping to see some of the old Boyle magic will be slightly disappointed, apart from Patel the casting is a little weak and the film has trouble making the premise 100% convincing. It's not a bad film, but with the material at hand it could and should have been better.

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Millions

by Danny Boyle
Specifics
UK [2004] - 98 mins
Genre
Comedy, Crime, Family
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3.0

Dubious filler

Steve Jobs poster

Steve Jobs

by Danny Boyle
Specifics
UK, USA [2015] - 122 mins
Genre
Biography, Drama
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2.0

Big nopes

Strumpet poster

Strumpet

by Danny Boyle
Specifics
UK [2001] - 72 mins
Genre
Comedy
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