Known for his masterpiece movies like Interstellar, Memento, The Prestige, and The Dark Knight (Trilogy) and often known for nonlinear storytelling, Christopher Nolan is a worldwide acclaimed director.

Christopher Nolan’s father had a super 8mm camera, during childhood Nolan use this for taking video clips. From his childhood, he had an interest in making films though he never attended any film school, in this era he regarded as one of the great directors of all time.

Many cult movies impact and inspired Nolan from his childhood. He mentioned many movies during different interviews which inspired him very much. Here is the list of Christopher Nolan’s favorite movies, that Nolan loves and inspired him in a different way.

1. “2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Director – Stanley Kubrick
Rating
IMDb – 8.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes – 93%

Christopher Nolan’s Favorite Movie - 2001 space odyssey

2. “12 Angry Men”(1957)
Director – Sidney Lumet
Rating
IMDb– 8.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes – 100 %

Christopher Nolan’s Favorite Movie - 12 angry men

3. ” Alien (1979)
Director – Ridley Scott
Rating-
IMDb – 8.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes – 97%

alien

4. “All Quiet on the Western Front ” (1930) –
Director – Lewis Milestone
Rating
IMDb – 8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes – 100%

All Quiet on the Western Front

5. Blade Runner (1982)
Director – Ridley Scott
Rating
IMDb – 8.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes – 90%

Blade Runner

6. The Thin Red Line (1988) 
Director – Terrence Malick
Rating –
IMDb – 7.6
Rotten Tomatoes – 80%

the thin red line

7. Superman (1978) 
Director – Richard Donner
Rating –
IMDb – 7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes – 94%

superman

8. The Hit (1984) 
Director – Stephen Frears
Rating –
IMDb – 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes – 85%

the hit

9. Close Encounters of The Third Kind (1977)
Director – Steven Spielberg
Rating –
IMDb – 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes – 97%

Close Encounters of The Third Kind

10. For all Mankind (1989)
Director – Al Reinert
Rating –
IMDb– 8.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes – 93%

for all mankind

11. Greed (1924)
Director – Erich von Stroheim
Rating –
IMDb – 7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes – 100%

greed

12. The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
Director – Lewis Gilbert
Rating –
IMDb – 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes – 80%

The Spy Who Loved Me

13. Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)
Director – Nagisa Oshima
Rating
IMDb– 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes – 80%

Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence

14. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)
Director – Peter R. Hunt
Rating
IMDb– 6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes – 81%

On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)

15. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Director – David Lean
Rating
IMDb – 8.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes – 98%

Lawrence of Arabia

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