In-Sequence is a series that combines audience and critic review scores to definitively rank a director’s filmography. In this edition we’ve sequenced every Christopher Nolan film, from the acclaimed – to the critically acclaimed.
Ratings are determined by a combined average score from: IMDb, Letterboxd, Rotten Tomatoes Critic and Rotten Tomatoes Audience Scores.
10: Following (1998)
Average Rating: 69
A young writer who follows strangers for material meets a thief who takes him under his wing.
09: Insomnia (2002)
Average Rating: 72
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.
08: Batman Begins (2005)
Average Rating: 76
After training with his mentor, Batman begins his fight to free crime-ridden Gotham City from corruption.
07: The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Average Rating: 78
Eight years after the Joker’s reign of anarchy, Batman, with the help of the enigmatic Catwoman, is forced from his exile to save Gotham City, now on the edge of total annihilation, from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane.
06: The Prestige (2006)
Average Rating: 79
After a tragic accident, two stage magicians engage in a battle to create the ultimate illusion while sacrificing everything they have to outwit each other.
05: Dunkirk (2017)
Average Rating: 81
Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.
04: Interstellar (2014)
Average Rating: 81
A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity’s survival.
03: Inception (2010)
Average Rating: 82
A thief who steals corporate secrets through the use of dream-sharing technology is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a C.E.O.
02: Memento (2000)
Average Rating: 83
A man with short-term memory loss attempts to track down his wife’s murderer.
01: The Dark Knight (2008)
Average Rating: 87
When the menace known as The Joker emerges from his mysterious past, he wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham. The Dark Knight must accept one of the greatest psychological and physical tests of his ability to fight injustice.
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