Director Filmography Rankings, Movie Ranking

Ranking All Of Director Christopher Nolan’s Movies

Christopher Nolan Filmography Movie Ranking Movies

“What are Christopher Nolan’s Best Movies?” We looked at all of Nolan’s directed filmography and ranked them against one another to answer that very question!

We took all of the movies directed by Christopher Nolan and looked at his Rotten Tomato Critic, Rotten Tomato User, Metacritic, Metacritic User, IMDB, and Letterboxd scores, ranking them against one another to see which movies came out on top. The movies are ranked in our list below based on which movies have the highest overall score between all 6 review sites in comparison with all of the other movies by the same director. The process is all very scientific with no flaws at all.

The full ranking chart is also included below the countdown on the bottom of the page. We will update the article if/when a new movie by Christopher Nolan is released. Although it probably won’t be immediate so the scores on each site have time to settle and aren’t overly influenced by the early, usually much more opinionated, users.

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The Top Film’s Of Christopher Nolan



12 ) Doodlebug

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 12
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 10
  • Metacritic User Score: 10
  • IMDB User Review Score: 12
  • Letterboxd User Score: 12

A man is trying to catch some sort of bug running around his room. He takes his shoes off and intends to crush it under the heel of his loafer. However, as he slowly begins to track the bug down and trap it things change dramatically, but the man continues his course of action.

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11 ) Quay

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 1
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 10
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 10
  • Metacritic User Score: 10
  • IMDB User Review Score: 10
  • Letterboxd User Score: 11

The short documentary centres on Stephen and Timothy Quay, as viewers will get an insight into the “inner workings of the brothers’ studio”.

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10 ) Following

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 9
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 7
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 9
  • Metacritic User Score: 5
  • IMDB User Review Score: 9
  • Letterboxd User Score: 9

A struggling, unemployed young writer takes to following strangers around the streets of London, ostensibly to find inspiration for his new novel.

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9 ) The Dark Knight Rises

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 6
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 6
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 10
  • Metacritic User Score: 10
  • IMDB User Review Score: 6
  • Letterboxd User Score: 8

Following the death of District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman assumes responsibility for Dent’s crimes to protect the late attorney’s reputation and is subsequently hunted by the Gotham City Police Department. Eight years later, Batman encounters the mysterious Selina Kyle and the villainous Bane, a new terrorist leader who overwhelms Gotham’s finest. The Dark Knight resurfaces to protect a city that has branded him an enemy.

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8 ) Insomnia

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 3
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 10
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 4
  • Metacritic User Score: 7
  • IMDB User Review Score: 11
  • Letterboxd User Score: 10

Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn’t set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.

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7 ) Interstellar

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 11
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 7
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 5
  • Metacritic User Score: 8
  • IMDB User Review Score: 3
  • Letterboxd User Score: 5

Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.

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6 ) Batman Begins

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 8
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 1
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 7
  • Metacritic User Score: 6
  • IMDB User Review Score: 7
  • Letterboxd User Score: 7

Driven by tragedy, billionaire Bruce Wayne dedicates his life to uncovering and defeating the corruption that plagues his home, Gotham City. Unable to work within the system, he instead creates a new identity, a symbol of fear for the criminal underworld – The Batman.

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5 ) Dunkirk

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 3
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 9
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 1
  • Metacritic User Score: 8
  • IMDB User Review Score: 8
  • Letterboxd User Score: 5

The story of the miraculous evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain, Canada and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk between May 26th and June 4th 1940 during World War II.

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4 ) The Prestige

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 4
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 8
  • Metacritic User Score: 1
  • IMDB User Review Score: 4
  • Letterboxd User Score: 2

A mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy — full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences.

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3 ) Inception

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 7
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 5
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 5
  • Metacritic User Score: 4
  • IMDB User Review Score: 2
  • Letterboxd User Score: 2

Cobb, a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible: “inception”, the implantation of another person’s idea into a target’s subconscious.

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2 ) Memento

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 3
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 1
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 3
  • Metacritic User Score: 1
  • IMDB User Review Score: 4
  • Letterboxd User Score: 2

Suffering short-term memory loss after a head injury, Leonard Shelby embarks on a grim quest to find the lowlife who murdered his wife in this gritty, complex thriller that packs more knots than a hangman’s noose. To carry out his plan, Shelby snaps Polaroids of people and places, jotting down contextual notes on the backs of photos to aid in his search and jog his memory. He even tattoos his own body in a desperate bid to remember.

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1 ) The Dark Knight

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 2
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 1
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 2
  • Metacritic User Score: 1
  • IMDB User Review Score: 1
  • Letterboxd User Score: 1

Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lt. Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a reign of chaos unleashed by a rising criminal mastermind known to the terrified citizens of Gotham as the Joker.

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Christopher Nolan’s Best Movies



Christopher Nolan Review Website Filmography Rankings

Film RT Critic RT User MC Critic MC User IMDB Letterboxd Overal Rank
The Dark Knight 2 1 2 1 1 1 1
Memento 3 1 3 1 4 2 2
Inception 7 5 5 4 2 2 3
The Prestige 10 4 8 1 4 2 4
Dunkirk 3 9 1 8 8 5 5
Batman Begins 8 1 7 6 7 7 6
Interstellar 11 7 5 8 3 5 7
Insomnia 3 10 4 7 11 10 8
The Dark Knight Rises 6 6 10 10 6 8 9
Following 9 7 9 5 9 9 10
Quay 1 10 10 10 10 11 11
Doodlebug 12 12 10 10 12 12 12

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