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My rankings, including his latest entry:
1. Dunkirk (2017)
The critics were right when they said that this is far and away Christopher Nolan's best film. The film is completely immersive and heart-stopping from start to finish, and is free from the heavy exposition that Nolan's films have been criticized for. Criticisms may be leveled towards ''weak'' character development but once you see the film it becomes apparent why there's no need to have scenes of soldiers around a campfire talking about their wife and kids back home, instead what Nolan does it throw you straight into the war and makes you empathize with the situation.
I really don't want to give too much away because the film is already as short as it is at 107 minutes long, you've just got to see it for yourself but this film is definitely has a strong chance of getting Oscar noms for Best Director and Best Picture.
As far as I'm concerned, Dunkirk is far above any other film Nolan has done, even The Dark Knight. It is in its own league and ranks as one of the best war films in the last two decades.
2. The Dark Knight (2008)
Arguably the first comic-book film to truly transcend the genre, The Dark Knight is a thrilling action-drama with superb performances from Christian Bale, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart and specifically - Heath Ledger. Ledger's performance is mesmerizing and the conflict displayed between Batman and The Joker is compelling. Honestly I could write an entire essay on why this film is great, but 9 years later it's clearly held up as not only the pinnacle of its genre but also as one of the best films of the 2000's.
3. Inception (2010)
A smart action-thriller with superb action sequences. Inception leaves a lot to its viewers but nonetheless does a good job of providing blockbuster entertainment while challenging the viewer. The score is also the amazing. Nonetheless, the film does tend to get a bit clunky at times.
4. Interstellar (2014)
Interstellar looks beautiful and its ambition is admirable. The emotional moments, in my opinion pay off. But the main issue with the film is that the last act gets messy and arguably, even silly - it didn't need to be as complex as it was and it drags the film down. The acting, cinematography and score still bring the film up, but Interstellar's flaws are quite glaring.