Christopher Nolan movies are always mind-bending.

By Mumbua Nzula Nzyoka.

I have watched enough Christopher Nolan movies to know that you can never watch one of his films and be unaffected. It is almost impossible. Nolan has a knack for creating movies that leave you thinking about it long after the credits are done. It’s been six years since the movie “Inception” premiered and people will still find a reason to disagree on a particular aspect of the movie. In an interview with Stephen Colbert, Christopher Nolan explained why he creates such movies. He said,

“I love movies that are very entertaining, hopefully, the first time you see it, you’re on a real ride. Interstellar is certainly meant to be an experience. …but if there is more to it than that, there’s something that rattles inside there (Mind) afterwards then you’ll come back to see it again.”

In that sense, Nolan has been successful in creating movies that you can re-watch again and again, but the magic of his filmmaking lies in the simple fact that once you do, you always experience it differently. There is always a new discovery to be uncovered when you watch his films a second time, a third time, a fourth and even a fifth time.

If I were to describe Nolan films as a whole, I would use the moniker Stephen Colbert used to describe Nolan movies, ‘smart.’ In his movies, especially “Interstellar” and “Inception” there is always a Science involved and “Interstellar” was heavy with Science. But despite the Science behind his films, Nolan is apt at making incredibly thrilling, mind-boggling movies no matter how much Science is involved.

Here are 5 Nolan Movies you should watch.

  1. Interstellar

Year: 2015

Starring: Mathew McConaughey, Ann Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine, Matt Damon.

  1. Inception

Year: 2010

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Michael Caine.

  1. The Dark Knight Trilogy

    Year: 2005, 2008, 2012

    Starring: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart.

  1. Momento

Year 2000

Starring: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Mark Boone Junior, Joe Pantoliano

  1. The Prestige

Year: 2012

Starring: Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson, David Bowie, Andy Serkis.


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