11 Christopher Nolan Movies That Are Must Watch For Hollywood Lovers

The journey skills and talents!

Shriyanshi Agrawal

Dec 31, 2020|5 min read


Christopher Nolan is an introduction in himself. He has worked as a director or screenwriter in many movies, which clearly stand out from the crowd. His work and knowledge can be seen and acknowledged by the movies he has made. That is why these works of cinema are better known as Christopher Nolan movies.

Christopher Nolan started his career with the movie ‘Following’ but he gained recognition for his second movie ‘Memento’. He has a unique style of playing the logics and mathematical concepts that are true and easy to understand through his movies. You would be amazed and touched by the scenes every now and then.

Christopher Nolan movies and films revolve around human morality, time and malleable nature of memory and identity. In this article, we have listed 11 Christopher Nolan movies for all of us to cherish. This journey starts with the following movies -

1. Following

This is the first movie of all Christopher Nolan movies. Every journey has a start and an end. For Christopher Nolan, this movie was his debut movie as a film director in 1998. This is about a young man who follows strangers on streets but once gets caught up by one person called ‘Cobb’ who seems to enjoy burglary and himself gets dragged into the criminal underworld. A famous line from this movie by Cobb is ‘ You take it away, and show them what they had’. This story ends with the young man getting implicated for a woman’s murder and Cobb vanishes from his life. 

2. Memento

The second Christopher Nolan movie, which gave him recognition as a screenwriter, was Memento, released in the year 2000. This Christopher Nolan movie revolves around the lead actor who has anterograde amnesia, an inability to form new memories due to an injury. 

Thus, he suffers from short-term memory loss and forgets everything after fifteen minutes. He still has a mission in his life, he wants to find the culprits who attacked him and killed his wife too, he, therefore, uses Polaroid photos and tattoos as his memories to track them down.

3. Insomnia

Insomnia is one of the best Christopher Nolan movies. Released in the year 2002, it is a psychological thriller depicting the story of two Los Angeles homicide detectives named Will Dormer and Hap Eckhart who are involved in investigating a murder in Alaska.

This Christopher Nolan movie follows the path which unfolds and brings havoc in their lives and how they fight with the situations to find the real culprit. It is a very intriguing and engaging movie that grabs your attention until the end.

4. Batman Begins

This is one of those Christopher Nolan movies that need no introduction. Batman begins is a Christopher Nolan movie that is based on DC Comics character ‘Batman’, which hit the screens in 2005, which attracted the attention of all age groups. The lead Bruce Wayne develops a fear for bats when he falls down in a dry well and is attacked by a swarm of bats. 

Later the story moves forward with his parents’ death and his journey to becoming Batman. He follows his aim of destroying Ra’s al Ghul and scarecrows from turning Gotham city into chaos. Needless to say, you should not miss watching this Christopher Nolan movie.

5. The Prestige

The Prestige is a science-fiction thriller released in 2006, which is directed by Nolan and written by him and his brother. The movie follows the story of Angier and Borden who are top-notch magicians and rivals. 

Driven by an obsession to become the best magician in London they create stage illusion which drags them into an evil world. Rivalries take sharp turns and turn their life upside down with nothing left in it. This movie has a specially designed movie that leaves its audience in awe.

6. The Dark Knight

The second instalment of Christopher Nolan movie Batman, which came in 2008, is the movie The Dark Knight. The movie calls for your attention as the trio namely Batman, Police Lieutenant James Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent form an alliance to stop the destruction in Gotham City. 

In this story, they are encountered by Joker who wants to destroy the city and remove Batman’s influence from it. A fight between the right and wrong drives this story forward.

7. Inception

Again a science fiction thriller, which was released in 2010 and drove people crazy. Inception is a Christopher Nolan movie that is not just a must-watch but also worth a watch. The story follows the life of Cobb who steals the information of his targets by entering their dreams. 

The story takes a turn when another character Saito offers to wipe all his criminal records but in turn asks to perform an inception on his sick competitor’s son. The movie catches attention because of its direction, and actors who are a part of it.

8. The Dark Knight Rises

The final instalment of the Christopher Nolan movie Batman is The Dark Knight Rises. After the second instalment of the movie in 2008, this movie came in 2012 in which the story starts with the eight-year gap. 

In the movie, Batman is forced by Bane to resume his role as Batman and save Gotham city. But this time, it's even more fatal as Batman has to get rid of nuclear destruction, that can destroy the city this time. It is a concluding film that marks the end of the Batman series.

9. Interstellar

One of the best 2014 Christopher Nolan movies made to date. There are many things that grab the attention of the viewers from its direction to storyline ( both done by Christopher Nolan) and performance of the actors. 

This story is set in future where humanity needs to find a new home to survive and few astronauts who travel through a wormhole near Saturn to find a new place and how their lives change as they return back to Earth. The storyline and direction seem so intriguing that you won't miss even a minute of this movie.

10. Dunkirk

Dunkirk is a movie showcasing all the talents of Christopher Nolan, as he has written, directed and produced this movie. This 2017 film is a war film that shows Dunkirk evacuation of World War II. 

This film creates suspense throughout the storyline. This is a movie that follows through the journey of Tommy, who is a British private and Alex who he has saved.

11. Tenet 

This is a Christopher Nolan movie that would be a treat to Christopher Nolan fans. It had hit the screens on August 26, 2020, in the UK. This is another action thriller of the Christopher Nolan movie that follows his knowledge of the flow of time and how this movie turns into fiction. 

The plot follows the life of a secret agent who manipulates time to stop World War III. Again this movie is written, directed and produced by Christopher Nolan.

This concludes the list of Christopher Nolan movies that catch your attention and force you to think differently. The path follows different concepts and thoughts of Christopher Nolan.

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Shriyanshi Agrawal

A person who believes in 'Say what you see and write what you feel' because words can change a lot of things. I have a lot to share and a lot more to learn.



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