Christopher Nolan Movies

Based on a description of the plot, can you name the 11 movies directed by Christopher Nolan?
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Year
Description
Movie
2020
To save the world, a protagonist must travel backwards through time
Tenet
2017
The story of the British evacuation from France in 1940
Dunkirk
2014
To save humanity, an astronaut must travel through a wormhole
Interstellar
2012
Gotham City must be rescued from a villain named Bane
The Dark Knight Rises
2010
A man has developed a way to go inside people's dreams
Inception
2008
The Caped Crusader faces his greatest foe
The Dark Knight
2006
Two magicians battle for supremacy with help from a strange
Nikola Tesla device
The Prestige
2005
Spoiled billionaire must rid Gotham City of crime
Batman Begins
2002
The midnight sun in an Alaska fishing village disrupts a murder investigation
Insomnia
2000
Man with no long-term memory uses Polaroid pictures to find his wife's killer
Memento
1998
Writer who follows strangers around the streets of London gets drawn
into a world of crime
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Level 1
Apr 16, 2012
Really enjoyable quiz!

The guy who made it must be know loads about films :)

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Level 43
Apr 17, 2012
Thanks a lot! I do know a lot about films :)
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Level 82
Oct 19, 2014
Missed the first and last. Never heard of either. I guess the new one because I haven't really been keeping up on movie news, and the first one.. I don't know why. I thought I had seen all of Nolan's films up through the present. I didn't know he had done something before Memento.
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Level 71
Dec 11, 2015
It was a small low-budget movie with a limited release, and most of the cast and crew were his friends and film school collegues.
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Level 75
Dec 9, 2020
Quite a good film considering the circumstances, as far as I can remember.
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Level 83
Dec 9, 2020
Never heard of this guy. I've seen Insomnia and Memento, but the director completely passed me by.
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Level 66
Jan 2, 2021
He catapulted to fame with the Batman reboots, especially the Dark Knight. It seems unthinkable now, but superhero movies weren't a big deal until the Spiderman and Batman reboots in the early 2000s. Warners didn't even want to reboot Batman, but Nolan developed the concept all by himself and managed to convince them to let him make it. The Dark Knight is generally regarded as the best superhero movie ever made (at least since the millennium), and its success permitted Nolan to make his dream picture (no pun intended), Inception. He got an unlimited budget and free reign to make it. I still think the Prestige is his best. But anyway. A really great and committed director.
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Level 45
Jan 3, 2021
I agree, Prestige is his best film, but all his films have been so good.
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Level 82
Jan 26, 2021
+1. Loved Prestige. Inception is a close second. Dark knight was great as well. Interstellar, Memento, and Tenet were all really cool and mind-bending concepts, especially the last 2.
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Level 54
Jun 24, 2016
Went to make this quiz but figured someone beat me to it. Good idea - best director!
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Level 82
Sep 20, 2020
Yeah there are at least 8 copies of this quiz on the site.
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Level 71
Jul 29, 2017
Should update it now to include Dunkirk.
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Level 79
Dec 9, 2020
The Doctor has done the same hundreds of times, is there something new about Tenet?
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Level 66
Jan 2, 2021
I haven't seen it yet, but Nolan's films are pretty much all philosophical about the nature of time and memory. I don't know Doctor Who well, but I imagine Nolan's film is probably a very different take on the same premise. Inglourious Basterds and the Dirty Dozen are both World War II films about a ragtag group of soldiers behind enemy lines, but no one could confuse one for the other.
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Level 82
Jan 2, 2021
similar in many ways to other Nolan films, but one of the ways that it is similar to other Nolan films is that it is very original...
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Level 40
Jan 4, 2021
Tenet is very different to things The Doctor has done and personally I think it was very good. The protagonist isn't exactly time travelling rather than moving backwards while everything else moves forwards. It really isn't your typical time travel movie for the most part and was very cleverly made. If you haven't seen it yet I thoroughly recommend it.
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Level 82
Jan 26, 2021
And it gets so much more complicated than that. I had to stay sharp the entire length of the movie to understand it. Interaction between things moving forward in time and things moving backwards in time were really cool, especially with the insane post-production.
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Level 81
Dec 9, 2020
Some of the reviews for "Tenet" on IMDb are brutal. And helpful. There's too much of a consensus among the 1-star reviews, primarily from Nolan fans, for them not to be valid.
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Level 66
Jan 2, 2021
IMDB is just a bunch of temperamental fan boys who rag on anything that is not exactly the way they want it to be. I haven't seen Tenet. It might be absolutely horrendous. But I wouldn't put much stock in IMDB ratings, especially ones for brand new movies. These are the same people who rated the Dark Knight as the best movie *ever made* in the weeks following its release. Buncha dum-dums.
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Level 45
Jan 22, 2021
How about you watch the film yourself and form your own opinion? I saw it and think it's his best since Inception.
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Level 66
Dec 9, 2020
Can you please allow "The Dark Night Rises"?
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Level 74
Jan 2, 2021
But "The Dark Night Rises" is incorrect, both a title and as a summary of what the film was about.
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Level 36
Dec 11, 2020
good quiz
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Level 74
Jan 2, 2021
I wish Nolan would return to his roots and make more character driven thrillers. His last few outings for me have not really been hits in my opinion. He is trying to use complex story telling as a substitute for good story telling. I wish he would get back to the type of story telling that made the Prestige and Memento such great films. They were character driven, not plot driven. The characters felt like real people whose decisions made sense, not ones that were just doing things and going places because the plot demanded it. Honestly, Inception was his last good film.
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Level 66
Jan 2, 2021
I'm not sure about this. I thought Dunkirk was excellent. I don't think he is using complexity as a substitute. I think he strives to raise philosophical questions with all his movies -- even Batman -- and sometimes he is more interested in that than in individual characters. The Prestige is my favorite film of his, but the characters are hardly multidimensional. They are both limited and controlled by their singular obsessions with conquering the world of magic. The way they play off of and contrast each other is fascinating, but either main character by himself is not really interesting. Dunkirk presents a harrowing experience from multiple levels, time periods, and locations, so there's not a whole lot of time to develop this guy or that guy, but the sum of the experience is coherent and engaging. Sometimes Nolan's reach exceeds his grasp, but Hollywood sure could use more of that kind of failure.
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Level 85
Jan 2, 2021
I agree with jmellor. I thought Dunkirk was Nolan's best movie since Inception. Even though I liked Inception better, Dunkirk is still an excellent film to watch.
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Level 49
Jan 2, 2021
Dunkirk was the first movie I saw, (as Cambodia had very few cinemas/theaters!) and was one of the best movies Nolan made. However, I haven't seen the rest of his movies and my opinion may change.
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Level 56
Jan 2, 2021
Honestly, I thought Dunkirk was pretty boring. In terms of recent war films, 1917 was far and away better. My favorite Nolan films are probably the dark knight and interstellar.
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Level 52
Jan 2, 2021
I found Dunkirk to be the most boring movie ever. 0/10 would not recommend
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Level 21
Jan 2, 2021
Yeah, I agree @JohnnyYeet. I wouldn't recommend it either.
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Level 85
Jan 2, 2021
Couldn't disagree more with the three above me. But, whatever, everyone has different tastes, I guess.
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Level 52
Jun 23, 2021
I mean, I do like most of his other films. I think that Prestige and the Dark Knight Trilogy are some of the best movies I've ever watched. But Dunkirk felt like a far cry from Nolan's typical masterful plots and stunning cinematography to me.
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Level 46
Jan 3, 2021
Really enjoyed it! Nolan is my favorite director, Interstellar being my favorite movie of all time.