Our look at the best Danny Boyle movies continues today and it is Trainspotting that is in the spotlight.

Trainspotting hit the big screen back in 1996 and it was only Danny Boyle's second outing in the director's chair - however it was to be the movie that really did put him on the map.

The movie was a big screen adaptation of the Irvine Welsh novel of the same name and was adapted by John Hodge, who had written Boyle's first movie Shallow Grave.

Trainspotting is just one of those movies that doesn't come along very often as it was one of the most daring movies of the decade.

Trainspotting followed a group of heroin addicts in the eighties and the impact this addiction has on their lives.

This is a movie that was a very graphic look into heroine addiction and it is an incredibly powerful and dark movie.

Boyle dared to challenge the audience with this film and people really sat up and took note of his boldness and his daring.

What is an ever greater testament to this director is that Trainspotting is nearly twenty years old and this is just as hard hitting as it was when it was released.

Also no drugs movie released since then has come anywhere near to as being as powerful as this.

Ewan McGregor delivers a knockout central performance in the film and this was a project that put him on the map as well as Boyle.

This movie proved to be his international breakthrough and by the end of the decade he was taking on the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace.

Trainspotting was a huge hit with the critics when it was released and it is widely regarded as one of the best British movies of all time.

The movie has a huge impact on popular culture and has gone on to really gain a cult status over the years.

But Trainspotting was the movie that really announced Danny Boyle to the film world and since then his career has only gone one way... and that is up.

Trance is released 27th March

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