Let Them Fight! Ang Lee vs. Danny Boyle

Welcome to “Let Them Fight!”, where we pit two directors with similar backgrounds against one another and let YOU, the commenters decide on who reigns supreme! For an overview of past fights and what’s coming up, click here .

What to Consider

Obviously, which director do you think is better than the other? But what film of theirs proves your point. Remember, it isn’t so much about which film made the most money or was a critical darling, but in your mind which director is better than the other in terms of style, risk, scope, etc.

How I Tally the Votes

I look at the comments posted (only first comments, no replies) to see who they picked. I don’t count comments that don’t give a clear answer on who they chose. If you want your comment to count make sure it is not a reply to someone else’s comment and has a clear definite winner.

Now on to today’s foreign director fighters: Ang Lee and Danny Boyle.

Ang Lee

Date of Birth: October 23, 1954 (age 64)

1990s Directorial Features: Pushing Hands (1991), The Wedding Banquet (1993), Eat Drink Man Woman (1994), Sense and Sensibility (1995), The Ice Storm (1997), Ride with the Devil (1999)

2000s/2010s Directorial Features: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), Hulk (2003), Brokeback Mountain (2005), Lust, Caution (2007), Taking Woodstock (2009), Life of Pi (2012), Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (2016)

Danny Boyle

Date of Birth: October 20, 1956 (age 62)

1990s/2000s Directorial Features: Shallow Grave (1994), Trainspotting (1996), A Life Less Ordinary (1997), The Beach (2000), 28 Days Later (2002), Millions (2004), Sunshine (2007), Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

2010s Directorial Features: 127 Hours (2010), Trance (2013), Steve Jobs (2015), T2 Trainspotting (2017)

Alright, FIGHT!