Movies directed by Christopher Nolan

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Batman Begins

Of all the major comic book characters to transition to a less static visual media, none has been more mistreated than the Bat-Man. As originally envisioned by creator Bob Kane in 1939, Batman was a dark character who walked the tightrope between ...

Run Time: 2:20
U.S. Release Date: 2005-06-15
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Christopher Nolan
Cast: Christian Bale, Tom Wilkinson, Cillian Murphy, ...
Dark Knight Rises, The

For most superhero franchises, the third movie is a trap. It's there that the Tim Burton/Joel Schumacher iteration of Batman started its rapid descent. It's there that the Christopher Reeve Superman saga had the wheels come off. It's there that Sam...

Run Time: 2:44
U.S. Release Date: 2012-07-20
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Christopher Nolan
Cast: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, ...
Dark Knight, The

Consequences. In real life, these ramifications emanate from every action like ripples from a stone thrown into a pond. Often in movies, especially those that feature characters who don't play by the rules, such penalties are suspended. However,...

Run Time: 2:30
U.S. Release Date: 2008-07-18
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Christopher Nolan
Cast: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Michael Caine, ...
Dunkirk

Although Dunkirk is technically a war film, its tone and style are those of a high-octane thriller. For his most serious-minded film to date, Christopher Nolan has employed all the weapons in his arsenal to craft something that, despite the O...

Run Time: 1:46
U.S. Release Date: 2017-07-21
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (War Violence)
Genre: War/Thriller
Director: Christopher Nolan
Cast: Fionn Whitehead, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy, ...
Following

[Warning: Spoilers ahead! Proceed only if you have seen the movie or don't care about having some of the plot revealed.] If Following had been Christopher Nolan's calling card, it would have left a definite impression. However, although this was...

Run Time: 1:10
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: THRILLER
Director: Christopher Nolan
Cast: Jeremy Theobald, Alex Haw, Lucy Russell
Inception

Undoubtedly, some reviews are going to describe Inception as confusing. Such a description confounds me, and may be more indicative of how accepting people have become of screenplays that allow for no ambiguity and traverse plotlines by blazing tr...

Run Time: 2:28
U.S. Release Date: 2010-07-16
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: SCIENCE FICTION/THRILLER
Director: Christopher Nolan
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Pete Posthethwaite, Marion Cotillard, ...
Interstellar

Christopher Nolan has never shied away from a challenge and the one he has taken on with Interstellar may be his most prodigious thus far - bigger than delivering an end-to-start chronology in Memento, more impressive than the mind-bending contortion...

Run Time: 2:49
U.S. Release Date: 2014-11-05
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Intense Action, Profanity)
Genre: SCIENCE FICTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Christopher Nolan
Cast: John Lithgow, Michael Caine, Matt Damon, ...
Memento

Memory - it is one of the key elements that separates human beings from animals. It is one of the basic building blocks of personality. Who we are is shaped as much by our experiences as by our environment. Memory can also be unreliable, not to ...

Run Time: 1:53
U.S. Release Date: 2001-03-16
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Drugs)
Genre: THRILLER
Director: Christopher Nolan
Cast: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano, ...
Prestige, The

Watching The Prestige is like observing a magic act where the magician's sleight-of-hand isn't deft enough. The trick almost works, but not quite… With its mechanical twists and turns and lack of heart, the movie often resembles Sleuth in superf...

Run Time: 2:13
U.S. Release Date: 2006-10-20
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Sexual Situations)
Genre: THRILLER
Director: Christopher Nolan
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Michael Caine, ...
Tenet

Christopher Nolan loves playing with time and the fabric of reality. A majority of his non-Batman films have featured mind-bending excursions through the fourth and fifth dimensions and Tenet is no exception. In fact, despite downplaying the s...

Run Time: 2:31
U.S. Release Date: 2020-09-03
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Science Fiction/Action
Director: Christopher Nolan
Cast: John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, ...