Christopher Nolan Movies Ranked and Where To Stream Them

One of the most popular directors currently working today, Christopher Nolan, is a hands-on auteur often seen as the modern-day equivalent to Orson Welles or Stanley Kubrick. 

We thought we'd take at a look at Nolan's ten best films to date, ranking them from worst to best—although given Nolan's impressive track record, it's perhaps better to say from good to excellent. 

The Dark Knight Rises

The last film in Nolan’s groundbreaking Dark Knight trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises is the Return of the Jedi of Nolan’s Batman movies. It's far from the worst, but certainly is not the same caliber as Batman Begins or The Dark Knight. 

Streaming on HBO Max and Hulu 


A spy thriller told in reverse order of sorts, Tenet follows a special agent (John David Washington) tasked with combating a worldwide threat from the future that may mean the destruction of his world. 

Streaming on HBO Max and Hulu 


It’s one of those rare kinds of movies that shows the talent and interests of the director that come almost fully formed, rather than being the work of a filmmaker struggling to learn his craft or find his voice. 

Streaming on Prime Video and Sling TV 

The Prestige

Out of all the movies under Nolan’s belt, The Prestige, along with his early 2002 film, Insomnia, might be the most underrated and frequently glossed over. 

Streaming on HBO Max and Prime Video