Christopher Nolan movies in order of release

Christopher Nolan's new movie Oppenheimer is nominated for 13 Oscars. As we count down to the Academy Awards on March 10th, here's our blog recap of Nolan's previous movies.

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 backward-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.

Click here to find out more about Interstellar.

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.

Find out more about Dunkirk.

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.

Find out more about Tenet.


12. Oppenheimer (released July 23rd, 2023)

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

Watch our Cineworld interview with Oppenheimer director Christopher Nolan


Interstellar screens on February 13th in IMAX and Superscreen as part of our Sci-Fi Season. Book your tickets below and click the link further down to find out more about the season.