Top Christopher Nolan films to revisit ahead of his upcoming, Oppenheimer

Christopher Nolan’s upcoming project Oppenheimer is ready for private viewing, and Matt Damon is amongst the rare few who has had the pleasure. Oppenheimer is set during World War II, and will focus on the invention of the atom bomb, by American physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer, with Cillian Murphy in the titular role. As we, mere mortals, wait for the film to officially release and then have our minds blown, here’s a round up of some of Nolan’s earlier works. Tell us which one is your favourite.

Memento (2000)


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With psychological thriller Memento, Nolan become a force to be reckoned with. A critical and commercial success, Memento is the story of a man suffering from short-term memory loss, searching for his wife’s killers. If the story looks familiar to you, that’s because Aamir Khan starrer Ghajini was heavily inspired by Memento.

Batman Begins (2005)

Nolan directed exceptional actors in this one – Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson, Katie Holmes, Gary Oldman and Cillian Murphy – to come up with a stellar DC Comics film. It introduced a whole generation of Batman lovers to his avatar which was darker and slicker than before. The film also won a Academy Award for Best Cinematography.

The Prestige (2006)

Nolan teamed up with actors Bale and Caine, and part of his technical crew from Batman Begins, to create The Prestige, where rival stage magicians in olden London feud over a perfect teleportation trick. To watch this psychological thriller is to experience Nolan’s magic of filmmaking.

Inception (2010)

Following his Insomnia from 2002, it’s here that the mind-bending begins, and caries on as a liet motif through his many future films. Leonardo Di Caprio stars a thief who steals information by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets, and thing go ugly when he wants out of the game. A multi-award winning film, its advertising budget was a whopping USD 100 million!

Interstellar (2014)

No Nolan list can be complete with Interstellar, which plays around with the title literally. Starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain in key roles, this is the story about a group of astronauts travelling through wormholes in a dystopian future. We won’t reveal anymore here except, watch it if you haven’t already!



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