As you may know, Christopher Nolan is an incredible filmmaker who doesn’t just make movies that perform well at the box-office. Instead, he makes movies that intend to leave you stunned and truly appreciative of the outstanding work he has just displayed on the big screen. I didn’t know much about Christopher Nolan until I saw Interstellar. After that, I became obsessed with his work. I have watched most of his films and have loved every single one of them. Christopher Nolan still hasn’t won an Oscar but he has been nominated five times for one. And honestly, nearly all the movies he has made deserves an Oscar nod.
For this week’s Who’s Your Favorite? I thought it would be perfect to make this amazing director the topic for today. Here’s the list of his best movies.
A man with short-term memory loss attempts to track down his wife’s murderer.
I’ve never seen Memento but it was the first movie that garnered Christopher Nolan an Oscar nomination. I’m determined to one day see this film.
Batman Begins (2005)
After training with his mentor, Batman begins his fight to free crime-ridden Gotham City from corruption.
After making a movie that garnered Oscar buzz he decided to take his talents to the world of superheroes. At that time, Batman movies had become a disgrace after Val Kilmer’s Batman Forever in 1995 and George Clooney’s Batman & Robin in 1997.
Christopher Nolan’s revival of the caped crusader was much-needed and really, really entertaining.
The Prestige (2006)
After a tragic accident, two stage magicians engage in a battle to create the ultimate illusion while sacrificing everything they have to outwit each other.
Dark yet riveting, The Prestige is one of those movies that you’ll never forget. While it isn’t as stimulating as some of Christopher Nolan’s other works its brilliance is undeniable. Slow, this story can be, but its impact will remain with me for a long while.
The Dark Knight (2008)
When the menace known as The Joker emerges from his mysterious past, he wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham. The Dark Knight must accept one of the greatest psychological and physical tests of his ability to fight injustice.
Want to talk about best superhero movies ever made? The Drak Knight is clearly one of them. With a dark and twisted villain in The Joker and a perfect story with plenty of unpredictable twists, The Dark Knight stands as one of Christopher Nolan’s best.
A thief who steals corporate secrets through the use of dream-sharing technology is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a C.E.O.
Giving Christopher Nolan two more Oscar nominations, one for Best Picture and one for Best Original Screenplay, Inception is yet another unforgettable work of art created by Christopher Nolan’s unparalleled genius. While this plotline can sometimes be mind-numbingly strange and hard to grasp it doesn’t matter, for the movie is so good you don’t even care if you can’t quite understand what’s happening.
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Eight years after the Joker’s reign of anarchy, Batman, with the help of the enigmatic Catwoman, is forced from his exile to save Gotham City, now on the edge of total annihilation, from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane.
The incredible thing about Christopher Nolan is that even his least good films are incredible. The Dark Knight Rises can sometimes be a bit long, dragged out, and even corny but it still stands as one of the greatest superhero movies ever made. Christopher Nolan manages to breathe just enough classic Nolan-ness into it for the film to be a marvelous spectacle to watch.
A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity’s survival.
Brilliant, self-explorative, riveting, tear-inducing, jaw-dropping, I can’t give enough descriptions to convey how incredible this movie is. To some, the idea of explorers trying to save Earth could be super boring but Christopher Nolan took a classic concept and turned it on its head with this emotional installment in his long list of fantastic films. I’m glad I saw this in the movie theaters because it is truly one of the greatest movie theater experiences I have ever had.
Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.
This movie was Christopher Nolan’s first crack to bringing a piece of history to life on the big screen and boy did he do a marvelous job. Gaining two Oscar nominations for Best Picture and Best Directing, Christopher Nolan’s last movie was as incredible as you’d imagine it. I also saw this in the movie theaters. Long story short, it was stunning.
So these are all of Christopher Nolan’s greatest movies. Next year he’s bringing out a new film whose title is Tenet or, as recently revealed during the production of the film, TENƎꓕ. The plot is still a mystery but according to IMDb: The project is described as an action epic revolving around the world of international espionage.
It’s also supposedly going to involve the space-time continuum, meaning things are going to get delightfully weird for this next Christopher Nolan masterpiece. I couldn’t be more excited.
Of these Christopher Nolan films on the list which is your favorite?
For me, it will always be Interstellar. A science-fiction film is much more difficult to make enjoyable than a superhero movie and a story like Interstellar is about as treacherous to make legitimately enjoyable as they come. With black holes and time traveling and a whole lot of other strangeness, Interstellar is not only one of the greatest sci-fi films ever made but one of the greatest movies period.
I can’t wait to hear your thoughts in the comments below.
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a beautiful day.