Nolan's first feature length movie (after short Doodlebug) is a fascinating thriller that exceeds its tiny budget in terms of raw quality. Shot on a 6000$ budget, using Nolan's own friends as actors and the fact that the movie was shot on weekends during an entire year is only a few of the many interesting aspects of this movie. The story in itself is tight and suspenseful and it's presented in a great way by the non chronological narrative.Following is by no means a bad movie but in comparison with Nolan's other movies it falls short and therefore I place it last on this list. But still, it's a great movie and I recommend it to anyone who has enjoyed any of Nolan's previous work. see more on Following
Since his first film, 1998's low budget Following, Christopher Nolan has proved himself a more than capable director. Today he is one of the most influential in the industry and he has garned a loyal fan base. Even if I wouldn't classify myself as a fan of Mr Nolan there is no denying that I thoroughly enjoy his work and that is why I'm compiling this list. Bear in mind this in only my personal opinion and not a general fact. Feel free to weigh in with your own preferences regardes your favorite Nolan movie. Let the games begin.
Batman Begins is the least remarkable of the tree. But still remarkable. After the abysmal toy commercial that was Batman & Robin this movie had to deliver in order to give the audience some faith back to Batman, and Begins certainly delivered. With a darker, more realistic tone Nolan revived Batman for a new generation of moviegoers. I love the way the origin story is handled (non chronological once again) and the emphasis on Bruce Wayne rather than his masked alter ego Batman. The reason for this ranking below Dark Knight and Rises is the somewhat smaller scale of Begins. Just as Gordon says to Batman in the last scene everything escalates in the following two movies, something I love. see more on Batman Begins