Christopher Nolan movies in order of release

Christopher Nolan's new movie Oppenheimer is shrouded in secrecy, which only makes us all the more eager to see it.

The story is based on J. Robert Oppenheimer, the creator of the atomic bomb that was eventually dropped on Nagaski and Hiroshima in World War II. Cillian Murphy stars as Oppenheimer with an extraordinary supporting cast including Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, Robert Downey Jr., Florence Pugh and Rami Malek.

While we await Oppenheimer's release in 2023, we're counting down the days with our blog recap of Nolan's previous movies. Scroll down to find out more.

1. Following (1998)

Nolan's penchant for moody, twisty storytelling was immediately apparent in this black and white story of deception and betrayal.

Find out more about Following.


2. Memento (2000)

Nolan scored a critical hit with this audacious backwards-forwards thriller, starring Guy Pearce as a vengeful loner suffering from short-term memory loss.

Find out more about Memento.


3. Insomnia (2002)

Al Pacino's cop is on the hunt for Robin Williams' killer in Nolan's typically assured and atmospheric remake of a 1997 Norwegian thriller.

Find out more about Insomnia.


4. Batman Begins (2005)

Christopher Nolan restored dignity to the Dark Knight, and delivered a fine superhero adventure to boot, in this darkly engrossing epic that marked Christian Bale's debut as Batman.

Find out more about Batman Begins.


5. The Prestige (2006)

Nolan's arresting movie of warring 19th-century magicians, starring Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale, brings the house down with its devious onslaught of twists and turns.

Find out more about The Prestige.

6. The Dark Knight (2008)

The boundary between comic book blockbuster and twisted art-house character study was blown apart with Nolan's triumphant continuation of the Batman mythology.

Find out more about The Dark Knight.

7. Inception (2010)

Nolan took a huge gamble with this big budget, entirely original story of mind heist espionage, led by Leonardo DiCaprio. But the risk paid off with a critical and financial hit that cemented Nolan's formidable standing.

Find out more about Inception.

8. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Nolan's gargantuan Dark Knight trilogy roars to a close as Tom Hardy's imposing Bane squares off against Christian Bale's ailing Batman.

Find out more about The Dark Knight Rises.

9. Interstellar (2014)

Waves become mountains and one man cries out for his daughter across the universe in Nolan's majestic space odyssey.

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10. Dunkirk (2017)

Nolan refashions the World War II drama as a relentless, non-linear battle for survival, messing with our perception of time and shedding light on a pivotal moment in World War II history.

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11. Tenet (2020)

Nolan's mind-melting espionage movie reverses the flow of entropy and stages ambitious backward-forwards car chases, as John David Washington and Robert Pattinson's secret agents look to bring down Kenneth Branagh's diabolical arms dealer.

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12. Oppenheimer (2023)

Nolan's regular collaborator Cillian Murphy portrays the father of the atomic bomb in Nolan's first-ever biographical drama.

Find out more about Oppenheimer.

Oppenheimer is due for release in July 2023. What is your favourite Christopher Nolan movie? Let us know @Cineworld.