Christopher Nolan

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Christopher Edward Nolan is an English film director, producer, and screenwriter who holds both British and American citizenship. He is one of the highest-grossing directors in history, and among the most successful and acclaimed filmmakers of the 21st century.


I judge directors by the quality of their films. Yes, Spielberg makes kick-ass, classic movies, but he also makes stuff like A. I and War of the Worlds. And people gotta learn to distinguish writers from directors. Yes, the original Star Wars are some of the best movies ever, but that was not HIS fault, at all. And James Camerons movies are really cliched. Christopher Nolan is the only director I know of who ONLY makes masterpieces. - emikjeldsberg

Chris Nolan writes such flawless stories, paying close attention to detail, accuracy (Interstellar), and realism. He normally prefers using real explosions over CGI (looking at you Bay). And his plot twists are good (Not amused Shyamalan). He deserves all the critical praise he gets. Not to mention the legendary Hans Zimmer composes the music for most of his films.

Come on people he doesn't have one blotch on his record. The Dark Knight and Inception are two of my all time favorite films. His other films are amazing as well. I can't wait to see what he has in store for us in his next film - THE DARK KNIGHT RISES! - loganisawesome

Everybody knows who won a lot of the oscar like spielberg, but this one no need the honor for being the best. I think he is the best because every movies have identity that make us trap in his movies. pure genius for made Memento, The prestige and Inception.

By far the greatest director of all time. The dark knight trilogy, inception, the prestige, these are 5 of the greatest movies of all time. He has never made a movie anything less than perfect. I can't wait to see interstellar.

The Prestige, Inception, Interstellar, The Dark Knight Trilogy are all great movies that I watched that didn't disappoint me one bit. Christopher Nolan has his way of plot twists and mind-blown sequences that no other director could have.

I mean seriously 9th... Oh come on people he's the best. The time of voting for titanic and avatar is gone... Watch his movies if you haven't and he's coming again this 2012 with the dark knight rises.

He doesn't deserve any position below number 1. His movies are of longer duration and most unpredictable. After watching them one gets an out of the world experience. Maximum best movies ever have been directed by him.

Name one bad movie made by Nolan. If you can, I'll be darned.
The Dark Knight is enough. Add the other two Dark Knight movies, Memento, Inception, Interstellar, etc, and anyone can see why he is in the top 3. Spielberg is the only one I'd put above Nolan, simply because Spielberg has been around far longer than Nolan and as such has more experience in how to make a good movie. Yet Nolan has created films every bit as good as Spielbergs, Speilberg just has more awesome films than Nolan. Christopher Nolan ensures that audiences are given a film full of surprising details, twisting plot, awesome characters and more.

Notice how Michael Bay isn't on this list...

I wont be asking you guys to vote... But I will surely ask you to watch each of his movies.. Then I am sure you would vote... So go watch the following,
Memento, Batman Begins, Dark Knight, and Inception... And his future movies... Dark knight rises and howard hughes... Really this man is a genius...

Nolan always try to feed each and every audience with his new hopes, new inventions through his experiments which may even expands to the field of science. He'll not agree with any of his projects with respect to quality.

Inception, The Dark Knight, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight Rises, Memento, The prestige... No director has the skill to make all of those classic movies.. Every one except Nolan.

I'll change my name the day he makes a disappointing film. This is guy is perfection personified. Thank you for gifting this world with your genius. The prestige... Thanks a lot for creating a masterpiece of a millennium.

I personally believe that every generation has its own director who understands and shows what people want the most, on in a decade director, and this decade's plot twists manipulator and true mastermind is him

Christopher Nolan makes films that are original and that challenge their audience. He has never made a bad movie and perhaps in the future, once people start looking at his body of work, they will realize that he is a generational and transcendant talent. Much like Kubrick, people will be wondering who the new Nolan is going to be.

He is the one of the best directors in the world. I don't know how he is getting thoughts like that. In my opinion he is the best storyteller after spielberg. Long live christopher nolan.

Beauty of his films is that you'll be in a dilemma of concluding the final story... Such a master... And no one could make a film like interstellar... It's beyond all our imaginations

His movies take you to an entirely new world. That is his magic and strength. The background score and portrayal of the scenes in his movies do the magic. The plots are also equally breathtaking... !

I haven't hated a single movie of his, and movies likes inception, the prestige and dark knight trilogy are all in my top list of favorites movies ever! Everything Nolan touches turns to gold

He's the reason why I want to make movies one day! The Dark Knight was incredible and he is truly gifted!

The Following, Memento, Insomnia, The Prestige, Inception, The Dark Knight Saga, Interstellar, bad movie of this guy? Good joke

One word... INTERSTELLAR... what is he doing at the 5th spot? He should be at the top...

I think each movie that Christopher Nolan produce has a new idea. That is the reason that makes all of his movies wonderful.

The Batman trilogy and Inception are enough to prove his mettle in direction.. Even Insomnia was an epic of a kind! Best director isn't justifiable for him he is more than it

He should clearly be number 1. His movie plots are mind blowing. Mixture of technological and intellectual elements all together. Memento the prestige inception and of course the dark Knight.