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The Best Movies Directed by Christopher Nolan

Updated September 23, 2019 6.0k votes 1.3k voters 26.1k views12 items

List of all movies directed by Christopher Nolan ranked from best to worst with photos. Films directed by Christopher Nolan are listed here and include movie posters and Christopher Nolan movie trailers whenever possible. This is a collection of the best movies directed by Christopher Nolan as voted on by film buffs. If you think the greatest Christopher Nolan movie isn't as high as it should be on this list, then make sure to vote so that your opinion of what the top Christopher Nolan film is can be factored into this list.

From Christopher Nolan's studio films to Christopher Nolan's independent films, this Christopher Nolan filmography keeps tabs on all Christopher Nolan movies, and lets the cream of the crop rise to the top.

List is made up of movies like The Dark Knight and Inception.

If you’re wondering “what movies did Christopher Nolan direct?” or “who is Christopher Nolan?” then this list will explain how most people know this director. This list also answers questions like “what are the all-time best movies directed by Christopher Nolan?” and “what's a good selection of good Christopher Nolan movies?”

If you're wanting to get into Christopher Nolan films, then this list is a great starting point for at least starting with the most decent Christopher Nolan works.

All Christopher Nolan director credits are included. This list of every movie that Christopher Nolan has directed can be sorted for specific information such as what genre the Christopher Nolan movie is and which actors starred in the Christopher Nolan film.

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    The Dark Knight is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Christopher Nolan
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    The Dark Knight

    Christian Bale, Michael Caine

    Released2008

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

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    Inception is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Christopher Nolan
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    Inception

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy

    Released2010

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

    Inception is a 2010 science fiction thriller film written, produced, and directed by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Batman Begins is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Christopher Nolan
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    Batman Begins

    Christian Bale, Michael Caine

    Released2005

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

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    Memento is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Christopher Nolan
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    Memento

    Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss

    Released2000

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

    Memento is a 2000 American neo-noir psychological thriller film directed by Christopher Nolan.... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Prestige is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Christopher Nolan
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    The Prestige

    Scarlett Johansson, David Bowie

    Released2006

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

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    Dunkirk is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Christopher Nolan
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    Dunkirk

    Fionn Whitehead, Kenneth Branagh

    Released2017

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

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    Interstellar is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Christopher Nolan
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    Interstellar

    Anne Hathaway, Matthew McConaughey

    Released2014

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

    Interstellar is a British-American 2014 science fiction epic film directed by Christopher... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Dark Knight Rises is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Christopher Nolan
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    The Dark Knight Rises

    Christian Bale, Michael Caine

    Released2012

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

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    Insomnia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Christopher Nolan
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    Insomnia

    Al Pacino, Robin Williams

    Released2002

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

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    Following is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Christopher Nolan
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    Following

    Emma Thomas, Barbara Stepansky

    Released1998

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

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    Doodlebug is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Christopher Nolan
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    Doodlebug

    Jeremy Theobald

    Released1997

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

    Doodlebug is a 1997 short psychological thriller film by Christopher Nolan.amazon buy button
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    Cinema 16: British Short Films is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Christopher Nolan
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    Cinema 16: British Short Films

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