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List of Christopher Nolan Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Dark Knight (2008)
33
3
The Dark Knight
PG-13
33
3

Considered to be one of the best superhero films ever made, The Dark Knight is the saga of the Batman’s quest to rid the city of Gotham of organized crime. Heath Ledger won a posthumous Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his portrayal of deadly antagonist Joker in the highest grosser of 2008.

Directed By:
Christopher Nolan
2. Inception (2010)
30
4
Inception
PG-13
30
4

Dom Cobb is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious, when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb's rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved.

Directed By:
Christopher Nolan
3. Interstellar (2014)
27
5
Interstellar
PG-13
27
5

In a post-apocalyptic Earth menaced by crop blights and dust storms, physicist Professor Brand sends a team of researchers led by former NASA pilot Cooper to carry frozen human embryos onboard spacecraft Endurance through a wormhole to a distant galaxy with three potentially habitable planets which can be the new home for the human race.

Directed By:
Christopher Nolan
4. The Prestige (2006)
19
4
The Prestige
PG-13
19
4

Robert Angier and Alfred Borden, who work as shills for a magician, become sworn enemies following a tragic accident that kills the former's wife. Now working separately as famous magicians, they are obsessed with outwitting each other in developing the ultimate disappearance trick, teleportation, which eventually drives their loved ones away and leads to their downfall.

Directed By:
Christopher Nolan
5. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
22
4
The Dark Knight Rises
PG-13
22
4

Christopher Nolan concludes his The Dark Knight trilogy featuring DC superhero Batman by bringing him back from self-imposed exile to tackle the merciless mercenary Bane, who plans to take over Gotham city by controlling its dark underworld, with the help of the mysterious cat burglar Selina Kyle and his trusted butler Alfred.

Directed By:
Christopher Nolan
6. Memento (2000)
18
3
Memento
R
18
3

Ex-insurance investigator Leonard Shelby suffers from short-term memory loss caused by a head injury sustained while trying to stop his wife's murderer. He is determined to track down the culprit, who he suspects is someone named John G, and desperately attempts to retain information by taking copious notes, Polaroid photos, and by etching tattoos over his body.

Starring:
Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano, Mark Boone Junior, Callum Keith Rennie
Directed By:
Christopher Nolan
Awards:
MTV Movie & TV Award for Best New Filmmaker
7. Batman Begins (2005)
16
3
Batman Begins
PG-13
16
3

Christopher Nolan's reboot of the Batman series details the origin of the caped crusader as he travels to Asia, where he conquers his fears and trains in combat under Henri Ducard. However, after learning about Ducard's true identity and mission, he returns to Gotham to protect the city as Batman with help from associates Alfred and Lucius Fox.

Directed By:
Christopher Nolan
8. Dunkirk (2017)
14
3
Dunkirk
PG-13
14
3

Through the eyes of young British private Tommy, the film chronicles how over 330,000 allied soldiers, who were cut off and surrounded by the German Army at the harbor of Dunkirk, France, were safely evacuated by mostly civilian boats and few British and French Navy vessels following the disastrous Battle of France in World War II.

Starring:
Directed By:
Christopher Nolan
9. Following (1998)
7
2
Following
R
7
2

A young writer starts following people on the streets to gain inspiration for his new novel. But he becomes obsessed with a man calling himself Cobb. Cobb tells the young man that he robs people to make them reexamine their lives. The young man starts doing the same but he soon finds himself sinking deeper into darkness. 

Starring:
John Nolan, Jeremy Theobald, Alex Haw, Lucy Russell, Dick Bradsell
Directed By:
Christopher Nolan
10. Insomnia (2002)
7
3
Insomnia
R
7
3

LAPD detectives Will Dormer and Hap Eckhart come to Nightmute, Alaska, to assist in the investigations of the murder of a 17-year-old teenage girl, but while trying to entrap prime suspect Walter Finch, Dormer accidentally shoots Eckhart. With young local detective Ellie Burr investigating Eckhart's death, insomniac Dormer becomes an easy pawn in Finch's psychological game.

Starring:
Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank, Martin Donovan, Nicky Katt
Directed By:
Christopher Nolan
11. Doodlebug (1997)
6
2
Doodlebug
6
2

Doodlebug is a short psychological thriller film which was one of the earliest works of renowned filmmaker Christopher Nolan. The film revolves around a man who seems to be anxious and obsessed in trying to get rid of a small bug-like creature in his apartment.

Starring:
Jeremy Theobald
Directed By:
Christopher Nolan
12. Quay (2015)
5
3
Quay
5
3
Starring:
Stephen Quay, Timothy Quay
Directed By:
Christopher Nolan
13. Larceny (1996)
6
3
Larceny
6
3
Starring:
Jeremy Theobald, Mark Deighton, Dave Savva
Directed By:
Christopher Nolan

TV Shows

Inception: The Cobol Job (2010)
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0
Inception: The Cobol Job
1
0
Starring:
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Lukas Haas
Directed By:
Ian Kirby

Christopher Nolan Awards

MTV Movie & TV Awards
Memento Best New Filmmaker 2002