Daniel Radcliffe gained world renown as Harry Potterand just like other all-consuming franchises like The Lord of the ringsRadcliffe (and Elijah Wood) has worked hard to be recognized as more than one character. Radcliffe made an appearance in London’s West End during the filming of the fifth Harry Potter film, in a play called Equus (in which he appeared completely nude), which was well received by critics. This was a defining moment in Daniel Radcliffe’s film career, proving that he was capable of more than just magic with a magic wand. Regardless of how popular the franchise was, Radcliffe was clearly looking for a new challenge.
12. Beast of Burden
The Beast of Burden, Radcliffe’s weakest film to date, tops our list. Sean Haggarty, a former Air Force pilot, and a desperate drug mule are played by him in this movie. He only has an hour to fly his Cessna to the pickup location for a narcotics cartel. Aside from a few flashbacks, rain, and a low fuel gauge, the most exciting scene in the movie occurs when the US Air Force sends a drone to track him down.
The story is believable enough, but without something to act with (most of the movie was shot in a cockpit), it becomes a grueling journey through the skies. The story fails because there isn’t enough suspense built up, and the realism aspect isn’t enough on its own.
11. Victor Frankenstein
Victor (james mcavoy) and Igor (Andrew Garfield) are the best of friends in this new take on a classic fairy tale. He enlists Andrew’s help in his ongoing experiments and his heroic mission to create life from the dead after a good old fashioned pus prick.
Radcliffe’s portrayal is rushed, and his enthusiasm is tragically replicated in the film’s unnecessary action and explosions. As a result, the pacing is uneven and the horror movie lacks a sense of dread. Radcliffe is too eager to make the movie work, and he looks so out of place at points that we can feel the character flaws in him. The film also strayed too far from the source material, trying to distance itself from what we would expect from this famous subject.
10. Now You See Me 2
He four horsemen They have returned to dazzle us once again. Building on the success of the first movie, we find our group being pushed into stealing a chip that can control all the world’s computers by a technological prodigy. walter mabry (Radcliffe). The film fails to impress with its tricks, twists, and final scenario that involves passing off an obvious CGI card as a real one.
Radcliffe is portrayed as a stock character who is quick to forget and lacks conviction. The entire premise is a movie filled with incredible illusions, but it fails before any trickery is done due to shoddy post-production CGI.
Horns is a man on a mission comedic horror film that is dark and vengeful. Ignatius ‘Ig’ Perrish, played by Radcliffe, is a stranger whose only concern is his mistress. Surprisingly, he is falsely accused of murdering him, and when he wakes up, he discovers that he has sprouted magical horns that allow him to read people’s minds. They have the ability to manipulate snakes and force people to meet their goals. Ig sets out to find the killer with his newfound strength.
With Horns, Radcliffe takes a risk. Not all good books make good movies, but he seemed to have little trouble adapting this one. Even if Radcliffe was teetering on the brink of success and failure, he was the driving force behind the film’s success.
8. The F-Word
Wallace (Radcliffe), who is socially awkward and has a dead-end job, is pushed to attend a party by his closest friend Allan (adam driver), where he meets Chantry (Zoe Kazan). This is when their sweet but awkward connection begins. Chantry, on the other hand, is not single. Instead, she lives with her boyfriend, and Wallace quickly understands that he’s not looking for a casual relationship.
While the plot might seem a bit obvious, it’s a beautiful and funny rom-com with exciting and riveting dialogue. Most romances do not meet all of these criteria. Radcliffe is noted for being clumsy, and his off-kilter English mannerisms add to his personality. He’s smart and weird, and we root for him in the end. It might be a classic, but it’s a great movie for a date night.
7. Guns Akimbo
Guns Akimbo is cool, outrageous, and absolutely crazy all at the same time. Players are chosen by an online criminal organization that broadcasts live deathmatches, usually between psychopaths, in this video game-inspired shooter. So no one is more shocked than Miles (Radcliffe), a full-time computer programmer and chatroom troll, to learn that he’s been selected for the next real-world deathmatch. Kill or be killed is the only rule.
Miles is equipped with twin pistols that have been bolted to each of his hands, and Radcliffe is loud, terrified, and beautifully sad as Miles. From the start, he’s on the move, bringing a goofy, irreverent tone to the action. It’s nice to see Radcliffe in a more difficult role as he plunges headlong into chaos.
La selva is a biographical survival story set in the Amazon jungle, based on by Yossi Ghinsberg memories (Radcliffe). Ghinsberg and two friends are looking for a thrill when they meet Karl (Thomas Kretschmann), who offers them a once-in-a-lifetime excursion to search for an indigenous tribe that knows him. How could they say no?
With his fall into survival madness, Radcliffe surpasses the rest of the actors. Even for the unscrupulous, that self-operation scene with tweezers, Yossi’s forehead, and a worm is hard to forget. In the process, he even manages to achieve a realistic Israeli accent.
5. Swiss Army Man
hank (pablo daño) is stranded on a lonely island with only one option to survive: suicide. He finds a body washed up on the beach just as he is ready to hang himself. Hank is now saved by a corpse named Manny (Radcliffe), who quickly discovers that he can manipulate him like a Swiss Army knife, even farting from him, of all things. Will they be able to return home? Is this a dream or is Hank hallucinating? It is completely up to you.
Radcliffe plays a strange and fascinating role in which he isolates himself from everything we normally connect with him. By virtue of his acting talent alone, both performers make this intricate, humorous, and heartbreaking drama worthwhile. It may have been a step too far for some, but it won the US Award for Dramatic Direction at the Sundance Film Festival.
4. Kill your darlings
The plot revolves around a group of college students in New York City in the 1940s. It’s modern, edgy, and cool. Radcliffe stars as Allen Ginsberg, a poet who becomes entangled in drugs, alcohol, plagiarism, and a fatal stabbing. Subsequently, Ginsberg’s entire college future turns bleak.
A biopic that john krokidas, in his feature directorial debut, does a good job of balancing reality and sensationalism without going overboard. This is an amazing war drama that hits all the highs and lows, and Ginsberg’s portrayal of Radcliffe follows his lead. It is certainly deserving of a place in the top five.
‘Defend your nation, become your adversary’, reads the Imperium subtitle. The United States of America is under scrutiny and the adversary in question is white supremacists. Nate Foster (Radcliffe) is an FBI agent who goes undercover to help take down a terrorist organization as he tries to lie low and not reveal his identity. The trick is to get it all done without losing his morality in the process.
Radcliffe appears to be the traditional neo-Nazi, dressed in a bomber jacket, shaved head, and tattooed. Exciting and gripping, with exciting moments where the cause of racists calls into question Nate’s authenticity. Radcliffe is excellent at playing the cat and mouse game of deception. It’s a gripping and emotional sight, and suggests that Radcliffe could easily continue in the crime-thriller genre.
2. Escape from Pretoria
Escape from Pretoria is based on true events and depicts the arrest and detention of two white South Africans, Tim Jenkins (Radcliffe) and Stephen Lee (daniel webber), for anti-apartheid activities. After adjusting to life in prison and gaining friends and political allies, the couple decide to go on the run with the help of another prisoner by creating perfect copies of the prison keys out of wood with the help of another prisoner.
Escape from Pretoria shows us how Radcliffe is naturally drawn to any part of the thriller genre, nearly missing out on the top spot due to too many slow-paced moments. The suspense built up during his last attempts to escape, armed with wooden keys that could break at any moment, is perfectly executed and almost unbeatable. Radcliffe appears to be mature, comfortable, and convincing.
1. The woman in black
Radcliffe plays Kipps, a lawyer sent on a routine errand to gather documents from the late owner of a terrifying old house in The Woman in Black. Kipps finds out gruesome truths and events of hers slip out of her hands after the locals turn their backs on him and he is hounded by a terrifying, haunting and spectral presence (a specific woman in black).
The Woman in Black is a period drama that is dramatic, chilling, and actually makes you wake up in the middle of the night and stare out your bedroom door because something isn’t quite right. Radcliffe excels at portraying serious and truly scared characters. Even though he’s still blushing over his role as Mr. Potter, Radcliffe gracefully deviates from his usual persona. The dramatic train station conclusion, pitting the ghoulish enemy against the audience, is every parent’s worst nightmare. This film, which is atmospherically awful, is Radcliffe’s best non-Harry Potter film to date.