Top 10 Christopher Nolan Best Movies: Life Is Not The Same After You Watch These Masterpieces

Salena Harshini |Aug 03, 2020

The most heart-stopping, popcorn-chomping, IMAX-busting thrill rides are what Christopher Nolan offers with his mastermind movies. Check out now!

Christopher Nolan is the superior name when it comes to the best directors in the movie industry. Enjoying the stature like what Steven Spielberg had in the 90s and 00s, he is the magician that combines the art-house sensibilities with his movies and has not known the taste of failure in his two-decade career. Here we present to you the list of Christopher Nolan best movies to watch as soon as possible!

Christopher Nolan best movies

Take a look at the Christopher Nolan movie list you must not miss!

10. Following (1998)

The first feature of Nolan is most well-known for its early flare of genius and being a flawlessly paced thriller itself.

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"Following" is the first film in Nolan's career

The tale of a writer following strangers around prior to embroidering in a neo-noir thriller is sharp, smart, and hard like nails.

9. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Another one among the Christopher Nolan best movies is the last installment of the cult Dark Knight franchise. The movie will be remembered as it reshaped the comic-book and superhero landscape forever.

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The Dark Knight Rises (2012) of Nolan's trilogy is one of the best Batman movies ever made

The film saw a starry cast with Tom Hardy playing a violent antagonist of Batman, Anne Hathaway as the elegant Catwoman, Christian Bale reprising his role as the Dark Knight… With a little pot twist, the film absolutely makes one of the best Christopher Nolan movies.

8. Memento (2000)

The one thing that runs through every Nolan’s movies is time.

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"Memento" marks the breakthrough of the director in the industry

Before he began exploring the universe’s subjectivity, he made an entire movie backward, with Memento being played out in reverse when an amnesiac tries to remember who murdered his wife.

7. Insomnia (2002)

A distraught, anxiety-ridden detective movie set in a snowy-covered town where the sun never sets, Christopher Nolan delivers a cold yet beautiful aesthetic performance with the portrayal of artistes Robin Williams and Al Pacino.

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A policeman and the main suspect play a cat and mouse game regarding the murder of a teenaged girl

6. Batman Begins (2005)

After years of consecutive superhero films, it is quite hard to remember how monumental the Christopher Nolan best movies were in 2005.

8 years after DC’s Batman & Robin and 3 years before Iron Man kick-started MCU, Nolan shaped Bruce Wayne into a mature antihero who is gripping, dark, psychologically complex, and influential as what it should be.

5. The Prestige (2006)

Co-written by Nolan and his brother Jonathan, the movie follows two rival magicians in London, played by Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale. The two are involved in a competition to create the best illusion on stage, followed by are fatal results.

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The Prestige also features Scarlett Johansson as a supporting role

The Prestige is considered one of the Christopher Nolan best movies with the most flawless craft ever seen. Also, with David Bowie playing Nikola Tesla, the film easily earns even more stars.

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4. Interstellar (2014)

Although the shadow of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey is huge to any space movie, Interstellar made a huge breakthrough and is an addition in the list of Christopher Nolan best movies.

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Interstellar stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Matt Damon, and more top stars

The film is not only about the journey into space but also focuses on an astonishingly heartfelt family story with love and faith. Few movies have ever tried to cover so much ground yet end up feeling so personal. And that is the beauty of it.

3. Dunkirk (2017)

Many of Nolan’s top work rely big time on the power of sound. And what contributes as a swelling score for Dunkirk is Hans Zimmer’s records. The audience will get goosebumps hearing the soundtracks in or out of the film.

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One of Christopher Nolan directed movies, "Dunkirk" received 8 nominations at the Oscars

Nolan managed to reset the seconds, minutes and hours of history to create one of the top war films in history, Bleak, sparse and achingly beautiful, the Hollywood epic’s huge success also owes it to the top-notch performance of the cast: Tom Hardy, Fionn Whitehead, Cillian Murphy, Harry Styles and more.

2. The Dark Knight (2008)

The greatest superhero film? It certainly is. The second part of Nolan’s Batman trilogy is the perfectly brooding crest of tone, atmosphere, and form.

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The best Joker portrayal of all-time and no one has been able to take this away from Heath Ledger

Instantly becoming iconic after the wired performance of Heath Ledger and the insane menace broiling under the late noughties’ lid, this movie marked an entire era of blockbuster cinema.

1. Inception (2010)

Inception, what is it about? It is the exploration of unreality’s rolling layers inside human consciousness’ labyrinths.

Inception is not only a mind-twisted film but also a good old fashioned heist film. Christopher Nolan best movies are incomplete without Inception, the work with surreal dreamscapes and skillfully blended spy sequences.

With these smartest, most perfectly organized, well-made movies, you will feel like you have entered a whole new aspect of the film world. It’s make you wonder what is inside Nolan’s head to be able to make such exquisite flicks that would remain top-notch in centuries coming.

Christopher Nolan net worth

The British-American filmmaker has made his name household with a lot of mammoth hit movies, and the above Christopher Nolan best movies are not all the masterpieces he would offer the world. His ten movies have grossed more than $4.7 billion globally.

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Christopher Nolan best movies are going to have a new addition

Christopher Nolan net worth is estimated to be $200 million and will increase as soon as his new anticipated film, Tenet, release.

Christopher Nolan Oscar

The director has earned 508 nominations for his work including 5 Academy Awards ones. However, among 185 wins he has garnered, there has not been an Oscar title and it seems to be nonsense considering his magnificent works throughout these years.

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