British, Director Filmography Rankings

Ranking All Of Director Danny Boyle’s Movies

Danny Boyle Filmography Movie Ranking

“What are Danny Boyle’s Best Movies?” We looked at all of Boyle’s directed filmography and ranked them against one another to answer that very question!

We took all of the movies directed by Danny Boyle and looked at his Rotten Tomato Critic, Rotten Tomato User, Metacritic, Metacritic User, IMDB, and Letterboxd scores, ranking them against one another to see which movies came out on top. The movies are ranked in our list below based on which movies have the highest overall score between all 6 review sites in comparison with all of the other movies by the same director. The process is all very scientific with no flaws at all.

The full ranking chart is also included below the countdown on the bottom of the page. We will update the article if/when a new movie by Danny Boyle is released. Although it probably won’t be immediate so the scores on each site have time to settle and aren’t overly influenced by the early, usually much more opinionated, users.

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The Top Film’s Of Danny Boyle



12 ) A Life Less Ordinary (1997)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 11
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 11
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 12
  • Metacritic User Score: 12
  • IMDB User Review Score: 12
  • Letterboxd User Score: 12

A couple of angels, O’Reilly and Jackson, are sent to Earth to make sure that their next supervised love-connection succeeds. They follow Celine, a spoiled rich girl who has just accidentally shot a suitor and, due to a misunderstanding, is kidnapped by janitor Robert. Although Celine quickly frees herself, she stays with Robert for thrills. O’Reilly and Jackson pursue, hoping to unite the prospective lovers.

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11 ) The Beach (2000)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 12
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 11
  • Metacritic User Score: 5
  • IMDB User Review Score: 11
  • Letterboxd User Score: 10

Twenty-something Richard travels to Thailand and finds himself in possession of a strange map. Rumours state that it leads to a solitary beach paradise, a tropical bliss – excited and intrigued, he sets out to find it.

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10 ) Trance (2013)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 10
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 10
  • Metacritic User Score: 2
  • IMDB User Review Score: 9
  • Letterboxd User Score: 10

A fine art auctioneer mixed up with a gang, joins forces with a hypnotherapist to recover a lost painting. As boundaries between desire, reality and hypnotic suggestion begin to blur, the stakes rise faster than anyone could have anticipated.

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9 ) Sunshine (2007)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 8
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 8
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 9
  • Metacritic User Score: 10
  • IMDB User Review Score: 5
  • Letterboxd User Score: 5

Fifty years into the future, the sun is dying, and Earth is threatened by arctic temperatures. A team of astronauts is sent to revive the Sun — but the mission fails. Seven years later, a new team is sent to finish the mission as mankind’s last hope.

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8 ) T2 Trainspotting (2017)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 7
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 6
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 7
  • Metacritic User Score: 9
  • IMDB User Review Score: 5
  • Letterboxd User Score: 5

After 20 years abroad, Mark Renton returns to Scotland and reunites with his old friends Sick Boy, Spud and Begbie.

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6 ) Millions (2004)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 4
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 7
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 5
  • Metacritic User Score: 4
  • IMDB User Review Score: 9
  • Letterboxd User Score: 9

Two boys, still grieving the death of their mother, find themselves the unwitting benefactors of a bag of bank robbery loot in the week before the United Kingdom switches its official currency to the Euro. What’s a kid to do?

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6 ) Steve Jobs (2015)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 6
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 8
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 3
  • Metacritic User Score: 11
  • IMDB User Review Score: 8
  • Letterboxd User Score: 2

Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.

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5 ) Shallow Grave (1994)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 9
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 5
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 7
  • Metacritic User Score: 3
  • IMDB User Review Score: 5
  • Letterboxd User Score: 5

Three friends discover their new flatmate dead but loaded with cash.

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4 ) 28 Days Later (2002)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 4
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 3
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 6
  • Metacritic User Score: 7
  • IMDB User Review Score: 3
  • Letterboxd User Score: 2

Twenty-eight days after a killer virus was accidentally unleashed from a British research facility, a small group of London survivors are caught in a desperate struggle to protect themselves from the infected. Carried by animals and humans, the virus turns those it infects into homicidal maniacs — and it’s absolutely impossible to contain.

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3 ) 127 Hours (2010)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 1
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 3
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 3
  • Metacritic User Score: 5
  • IMDB User Review Score: 3
  • Letterboxd User Score: 5

The true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston’s remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah.

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2 ) Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 2
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 2
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 1
  • Metacritic User Score: 7
  • IMDB User Review Score: 2
  • Letterboxd User Score: 2

Jamal Malik is an impoverished Indian teen who becomes a contestant on the Hindi version of ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’ but, after he wins, he is suspected of cheating.

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1 ) Trainspotting (1996)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 3
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 1
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 2
  • Metacritic User Score: 1
  • IMDB User Review Score: 1
  • Letterboxd User Score: 1

Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.

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Danny Boyle’s Best Movies



Danny Boyle Review Website Filmography Rankings

Film RT Critic RT User MC Critic MC User IMDB Letterboxd Overal Rank
Trainspotting 3 1 2 1 1 1 1
Slumdog Millionaire 2 2 1 7 2 2 2
127 Hours 1 3 3 5 3 5 3
28 Days Later 4 3 6 7 3 2 4
Shallow Grave 9 5 7 3 5 5 5
Millions 4 7 5 4 9 9 6
Steve Jobs 6 8 3 11 8 2 6
T2 Trainspotting 7 6 7 9 5 5 8
Sunshine 8 8 9 10 5 5 9
Trance 10 10 10 2 9 10 10
The Beach 12 12 11 5 11 10 11
A Life Less Ordinary 11 11 12 12 12 12 12

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