Watchlist: Danny Boyle

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3. The Nightwatch (1989 TV Movie)

50 min | Thriller

Dark and Brooding thriller. A group of mercenaries are assembled in Amsterdam by a British intelligence officer. Believing they are awaiting the details of a new mission, they decide to ... See full summary »

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Lisa Carville, James Cosmo, Tony Doyle, Michael Feast

Votes: 55

4. Monkeys (1989 TV Movie)


The story of John DeLorean's life, involvement in drug trafficking and eventual arrest. Based on the book 'The DeLorean Tapes' by Ivan Fallon.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Manning Redwood, William Hootkins, Harry Ditson, Clarke Peters

Votes: 23

5. For the Greater Good (1991– )

150 min | Drama

Three politicians try to reform Britain's brutal prison system. Before they can do so, the tabloid press destroys their careers by publishing exposés of their sex lives.

Stars: Martin Shaw, Roy Dotrice, Nicholas Jones, Nicholas Woodeson

Votes: 28

6. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: Masonic Mysteries (1990)

TV-14 | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Morse finds himself framed for murder by an unknown mastermind and suspended as Lewis is seconded to DCI Bottomley, who is in charge of the case.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Madelaine Newton, Ian McDiarmid

Votes: 592

7. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: Cherubim & Seraphim (1992)

TV-14 | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A new drug developed to combat senility is ironically being distributed to teens at all-night parties and driving some to suicide.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Liza Walker, Jason Isaacs

Votes: 458

8. Mr. Wroe's Virgins (1993– )

50 min | Drama, History

Based on the novel novel by Jane Rogers, the series follows the stories of seven young women who came to live and serve in the household of 19th century cult leader John Wroe.

Stars: Jonathan Pryce, Kathy Burke, Minnie Driver, Lia Williams

Votes: 95

9. Screenplay (1986–1993)
Episode: The Hen House (1989)

60 min | Drama

Lily lives on a remote smallholding in County Donegal. She keeps herself to herself. But a game of hide-and-seek exposes a secret.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Sinéad Cusack, Tony Doyle, Barry Birch, Pat Leavy

Votes: 10

10. Screenplay (1986–1993)
Episode: Arise and Go Now (1991)


Exploding poets, randy bishops and bungling IRA hoodlums are causing havoc in a small town in Northern Ireland. Kevin, an IRA recruit, and Father Dade, the local priest, try to drive some sanity into their world.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: John Kavanagh, Michael Liebmann, Tony Doyle, Ian Bannen

11. Screenplay (1986–1993)
Episode: Not Even God Is Wise Enough (1993)


Sometimes Busi is a champion boxer, sometimes a rock star. But when he escapes from court, where he is facing charges of assault, he embarks on an odyssey that brings him before his estranged father.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Kevin Allen, T.R. Bowen, Mona Hammond, George Harris

12. Shallow Grave (1994)

R | 89 min | Crime, Thriller

67 Metascore

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

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Kerry Fox, Christopher Eccleston, Ewan McGregor, Ken Stott

Votes: 53,826 | Gross: $2.88M

13. Trainspotting (1996)

R | 93 min | Drama

83 Metascore

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.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Kevin McKidd

Votes: 601,529 | Gross: $16.50M

14. Iggy Pop: Lust for Life (1996 Video)

Not Rated | 4 min | Short, Music

Iggy Pop performs in the music video "Lust for Life" from the original motion picture soundtrack to the film Trainspotting (1996) recorded for Capitol Records. A shirtless Iggy Pop dances ... See full summary »

Director: Danny Boyle | Star: Iggy Pop

Votes: 42

15. A Life Less Ordinary (1997)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

35 Metascore

Upon being fired, a desperate guy kidnaps a daughter of his former boss. Two angels are sent to Earth to check if love is possible in this case.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Cameron Diaz, Ewan McGregor, Holly Hunter, Delroy Lindo

Votes: 33,251 | Gross: $4.27M

16. The Beach (I) (2000)

R | 119 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

43 Metascore

Vicenarian 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.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel York, Patcharawan Patarakijjanon, Virginie Ledoyen

Votes: 212,226 | Gross: $39.79M

17. Strumpet (2001 TV Movie)

72 min | Drama, Music

Strayman, a spontaneous poet, is landlord to a pack of stray dogs. Unable to resist another of life's strays, he hooks up with Strumpet, a shy, homeless girl with an extraordinary gift for music.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Josh Cole, David Crellin, Christopher Eccleston, Amanda Fairclough

Votes: 362

18. Vacuuming Completely Nude in Paradise (2001 TV Movie)

76 min | Comedy, Drama

Pete has recently got a new job as a vacuum cleaner salesman. His mentor is the veteran Tommy, whose methods are rather rude; his sole target is to be the best salesman in his team and to ... See full summary »

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Timothy Spall, Michael Begley, Katy Cavanagh-Jupe, Caroline Ashley

Votes: 920

19. 28 Days Later... (2002)

R | 113 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

73 Metascore

Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Christopher Eccleston, Alex Palmer

Votes: 352,592 | Gross: $45.06M

20. Millions (2004)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

74 Metascore

Ethics, being human and the soul come to the fore when a 7-year old finds a bag of Pounds just days before the currency is switched to Euros and learns what we are really made of.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Alex Etel, James Nesbitt, Daisy Donovan, Lewis McGibbon

Votes: 23,869 | Gross: $6.58M

21. Sunshine (2007)

R | 107 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

64 Metascore

A team of international astronauts are sent on a dangerous mission to reignite the dying Sun with a nuclear fission bomb in 2057.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Cillian Murphy, Rose Byrne, Chris Evans, Cliff Curtis

Votes: 223,462 | Gross: $3.68M

22. Alien Love Triangle (2008)

30 min | Short, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Physics lecturer Steven Chesterman finally realizes his long cherished dream of perfecting a teleportation device and rushes home to tell his wife, Alice. But she has news of her own - ... See full summary »

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Alice Connor, Courteney Cox, Heather Graham

Votes: 165

23. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

R | 120 min | Drama, Romance

86 Metascore

A Mumbai teenager reflects on his life after being accused of cheating on the Indian version of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?"

Directors: Danny Boyle, Loveleen Tandan | Stars: Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Saurabh Shukla, Anil Kapoor

Votes: 759,878 | Gross: $141.32M

24. 127 Hours (2010)

R | 94 min | Biography, Drama

82 Metascore

A mountain climber becomes trapped under a boulder while canyoneering alone near Moab, Utah and resorts to desperate measures in order to survive.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: James Franco, Amber Tamblyn, Kate Mara, Sean Bott

Votes: 330,341 | Gross: $18.34M

25. Frankenstein (2011)

130 min | Drama

Created by Victor Frankenstein, the one known only as the creature sets out to discover the world and the meaning of life.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Jonny Lee Miller, Benedict Cumberbatch, Andreea Paduraru, Ella Smith

Votes: 1,946

26. London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony: Isles of Wonder (2012 TV Special)

352 min | Sport

The world's best all-round sporting event returns in 2012, this time in London, and England's capital has a lot in store.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Darius Alexander, Kirstie Abbott, Afia Abusham, Sarah Jane Adams

Votes: 2,647

27. Trance (I) (2013)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

61 Metascore

An art auctioneer becomes mixed up with a group of criminals partners with a hypnotherapist in order to recover a lost painting.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson, Vincent Cassel, Danny Sapani

Votes: 106,339 | Gross: $2.32M

28. Babylon (2014)
Episode: Pilot (2014)

TV-14 | 78 min | Drama

American PR consultant Liz Garvie is hired by Metropolitan chief constable Miller to help the police improve its image. At the same time documentary film maker Matt Coward is shadowing ... See full summary »

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Joanne Adams, Layke Anderson, Owain Arthur, Nick Blood

Votes: 113

29. Steve Jobs (2015)

R | 122 min | Biography, Drama

82 Metascore

Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution, to paint a portrait of the man at its epicenter. The story unfolds backstage at three iconic product launches, ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Jeff Daniels

Votes: 142,246 | Gross: $17.77M

30. T2 Trainspotting (2017)

R | 117 min | Drama

67 Metascore

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

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle

Votes: 101,596 | Gross: $2.40M

32. Trust (2018– )
Episode: The House of Getty (2018)

TV-MA | 64 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

J. Paul Getty is in the process of burying his eldest son George, who committed suicide. His three remaining sons besmirch him and wonder who will be chosen as the next in line to run their father's vast empire.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Harris Dickinson, Michael Esper, Anna Chancellor

Votes: 520

33. Trust (2018– )
Episode: Lone Star (2018)

TV-MA | 62 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

J. Paul Getty sends his man Fletcher Chase to Rome to investigate his grandson's kidnapping.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Hilary Swank, Harris Dickinson, Michael Esper

Votes: 363

34. Trust (2018– )
Episode: La Dolce Vita (2018)

TV-MA | 56 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

The kidnap plot is hatched after the younger John Paul G is told that he has racked up $6,000 in debt at a local restaurant.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Hilary Swank, Harris Dickinson, Michael Esper

Votes: 297

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