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Christopher Nolan Films That Only Those with High IQ Can Understand
Christopher Nolan, the English director, screenwriter, and producer, stands among the favorite filmmakers for movie enthusiasts with his impressive works. His thought-provoking, rewatchable, and cleverly crafted films hold a significant place in cinematic history. The film 'Oppenheimer,' released on July 21, has been one of Nolan's most anticipated and well-received recent works. In this list, we have compiled Christopher Nolan's mind-bending productions that only individuals with a high IQ can comprehend in a single viewing.
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10. Following (1998) - IMDb: 7.5
In the crime and drama category, Following revolves around a man who, seeking inspiration for his first novel, starts following strangers on the streets of London. As he eventually finds a partner in crime, he delves into the world of burglary by entering people's homes. Nolan's debut feature film, Following, is based on an actual robbery incident the director experienced. Nolan managed to prepare the film with a minimal budget, covering all expenses out of his own pocket. The film stars Jeremy Theobald and Alex Haw in lead roles.
9. Dunkirk (2017) - IMDb: 7.8
Dunkirk, categorized under war and action, is described by Christopher Nolan as an 'almost dialogue-free experimental film.' It depicts the evacuation of British soldiers from France during World War II. Nolan mentions drawing inspiration from silent war films of the years 1910-1950 for this portrayal of the famous Dunkirk evacuation. With a rich ensemble cast, the film immerses viewers in the suspense of the events.
8. Batman Begins (2005) - IMDb: 8.2
Focusing on the dark universe established from the famous Batman comic, the film explores how Batman came to be. Covering Bruce Wayne's childhood, fear of bats, and family, Batman Begins, the first film in the Batman trilogy, has served as inspiration for many subsequent productions. The lead roles in Batman Begins are played by Christian Bale, Michael Caine, and Ken Watanabe.
7. The Dark Knight Rises (2012) - IMDb: 8.4
As the final film in the Batman series, The Dark Knight Rises revolves around the theme of pain. Batman, attempting to save the Gotham city plunged into darkness, faces a stronger adversary for the first time, engaging in a battle against the formidable leader, Bane, who is also joined by Catwoman. The film features a cast including Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, and Anne Hathaway.
6. Memento - IMDb: 8.4
The psychological thriller Memento continues to hold its place among the best films of the 21st century. The film, which contributed to the director's successful debut, tells the story of a former insurance investigator suffering from a rare form of amnesia. After his wife's murder, the investigator seeks her killers without being able to remember any events. Guy Pearce and Carrie-Anne Moss share the lead roles in Memento.
5. The Prestige (2006) - IMDb: 8.5
Adapted from Christopher Priest's novel of the same name, The Prestige is set in 19th century London. The film portrays the rivalry between two magicians who become enemies over time. Set in the Victorian Era of England, the film captivates viewers with its metaphorical use of magic tricks, leaving them puzzled and enchanted. The cast includes Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Michael Caine, and Scarlett Johansson.
4. Interstellar (2014) - IMDb: 8.6
Belonging to the epic science fiction category, Interstellar is set in a dystopian future. With Earth on the brink of destruction, a group of astronauts must traverse a wormhole to search for a new habitable place. The astronauts, embarking on this journey, must choose between saving Earth and sacrificing their loved ones. The film stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, and Jessica Chastain.
3. Inception (2010) - IMDb: 8.8
One of Christopher Nolan's most successful films, Inception, bewilders viewers with its exploration of time and the concept of dreams. The film follows a team experimenting with dream manipulation. The team not only steals ideas from the dreams they enter but also attempts to implant information into the minds they access. With its clever narrative and metaphors, the film features Leonardo DiCaprio and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in lead roles.
2. The Dark Knight (2008) - IMDb: 9.0
The second film in the Batman series, The Dark Knight quickly became one of the best films in cinema history. The city of Gotham turns into chaos with the emergence of the schizophrenic criminal, the Joker. Batman must ensure the city's safety, defeat the Joker, and prevent the spread of chaos. Heath Ledger, who tragically passed away shortly after the film, delivers an unforgettable performance as the Joker.
1. Oppenheimer (2023) - IMDb: 8.4
Christopher Nolan, one of the most popular directors of the 2000s, known by some as the new Kubrick, has returned to theaters with his latest film, Oppenheimer. Portraying events before and after the invention of the atomic bomb, the film presents the perspective of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the bomb's creator. The movie, spanning three hours, maintains a fast-paced and suspenseful flow, never letting the audience get bored for a moment. Starring Cillian Murphy, Robert Downey Jr., Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, Jason Clarke, and Alden Ehrenreich, the film focuses on the life of American physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer and his role in the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
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