5 must-see Christopher Nolan movies ahead of watching ‘Tenet’

Warner Bros Pictures just dropped the posters of the much-awaited Tenet adding up to the excitement among fans. The Christopher Nolan directorial, which had been on hold, is all set to release on August 12, 2020. Starring John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki – Bollywood’s very own Dimple Kapadia too makes an appearance in the film – alongside the other admired faces of Hollywood.

As we gear up to watch his eleventh directorial, here’s presenting our pick of the four-time Oscar-nominated director’s top 5 movies.

The Dark Knight (2008)

Ending scene from ‘The Dark Knight’.

Nolan’s The Dark Knight featuring Christian Bale as Batman is often considered the best among the Dark Knight Trilogy. With an engaging plot inspired by the best stories from the Batman Comics and a riveting performance by Heath Ledger as The Joker, the second installment of the Dark Knight trilogy swept us off our feet. Nolan keeps his characters genuine with their faults and follies. No hero is without his flaws and no villain without a history.

Interstellar (2014)

A scene from the film ‘Interstellar’.

The Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway-starrer Interstellar changed the course of sci-fi films. Science fiction that has always dealt with destruction was given an alternate perspective by using science and technology to save the world. Nolan ensured a perfect mix of thrill and tears with a sci-fi set amidst the family drama. Interstellar proves that love triumphs all.

Inception (2010)

A scene from ‘Inception’.

Christopher Nolan could not possibly go wrong with a cast of Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. In Inception, Nolan tries to access the inaccessible – the subconscious. Nolan translates dreams and ideas into tangible objects in need of protection. Inception travels in the realm of dreams and truly and quite literally boggles one’s mind.

Memento (2002)

A scene from Christopher Nolan’s second film ‘Memento’.

Memento is Christopher Nolan’s second film and his first to receive an Oscar nomination. Starring Guy Pearce and Carrie-Anne Moss in lead roles, the neo-noir psychological thriller follows the story of a young man with anterograde amnesia in search of his wife’s murderer. With no memory, polaroids and tattoos are his only leads to track the murderer.

Fun Fact: Memento inspired AR Murgadoss to make the 2005 Tamil film, Ghajini, which was remade by Bollywood in 2008, starring Amir Khan.

Dunkirk (2017)

A scene from ‘Dunkirk’ showing Operation Dynamo in action.

Dunkirk captures the pathos of war in its true essence. The film encapsulates the struggle and suffering of soldiers stuck on the battlefield, trying to make their way back home. Inarguably, Dunkirk is one of the most iconic war films ever made. Dunkirk stars a long and interesting list of actors; Michael Caine, Cillian Murphy, Kenneth Branagh, and Harry Styles to name a few.

If you have missed any of the Christopher Nolan films, there’s still time before Tenet arrives. These were our favourite picks. What are yours?


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