Christopher nolan FILMS
As a debut film, Following is quite impressive. It's tense, unique, and doesn't waste time telling its simple but effective story. Not his best, but Nolan only got better from here.
A terrific murder mystery with gorgeous cinematography that adds to the tension significantly. Very well acted with great performances from Al Pacino and especially Robin Williams with a rare but effective and scary villainous turn.
Dunkirk is a war film that makes the war the main character other than a singular person. It's bleak, loud, and beautifully shot with some extraordinary set pieces in it.
BATMAN BEGINS (2005)
After Batman & Robin, everyone thought that Bats movie career was pretty much done. Nolan disagreed and gave us the darkest and best version of Batman that the screen has had up to that point. Very bold, well-acted, and entertaining as hell.
THE PRESTIGE (2006)
I love magic. I love Christian Bale and Hugh Jackson. So The Prestige is a sure-fire hit! Beautiful to look at and a story that hooks you from the start. The Prestige also contains one of the best twists in movie history.
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES (2012)
A controversial movie considering how amazing the 2nd movie in the trilogy was. I still absolutely loved this conclusion to the Dark Knight trilogy. Some of the most emotional and satisfying moments in the trilogy are within this movie. Bane is also a very underrated villain in my opinion. Loved it!
The one Nolan movie that made me emotional to the point of tears. It's arguably the most human and beautiful film in his filmography. Also, I believe Interstellar is his most underrated. Long but gorgeous and moving.
Brilliant and mind-bending is the perfect way to describe Inception. It's one of the most enjoyable movies on this list because of how unique and twisty it is. It's one of the few movies that does dream logic in a realistic-feeling way.
I believe Memento is Nolan's best story on the list. Its story structure is one of the most intriguing in cinema, period and it helps that all of the characters are interesting and very well acted. I can watch this movie any day and still find new things that surprise me in the film making.
THE DARK KNIGHT (2008)
Do I need to say anything? I'm a huge Batman fan so this is probably a little biased but this is how you do a comic book film right! I love Marvel but this is still the pinnacle of comic films and still one of the best films I've ever seen. Highly rewatchable, beautifully shot, and filled with great acting with the stand out being Heath Ledger's legendary performance as The Joker that is still one of the most haunting villain performances ever.
Where will Tenet fit on this list? We'll find out when it finally comes out this Friday or whenever theaters open up so I can see it myself.