Favorite Christopher Nolan Film

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What's your favorite Nolan film?

Following
1
1%
Memento
16
20%
Insomnia
1
1%
Batman Begins
1
1%
The Prestige
14
17%
The Dark Knight
19
23%
Inception
14
17%
The Dark Knight Rises
16
20%
 
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I gotta say I'm honestly extremely surprised at all the people who prefer Batman Begins over The Dark Knight. Not because I think it's a vastly superior film (I do though, haha), but because I just always thought that was the general consensus. Very interesting, I think.

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1. Memento
2. Inception
3. The Dark Knight
4. Toss-up between "Batman Begins" and "The Prestige"
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6. Following
7. Insomnia
8. Doodlebug

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1. Memento
2. Prestige
3. The Dark knight
4. Inception
5. Batman Begins
6. Following
7. Insomnia

That was really difficult... but Memento and Prestige... edge out.
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steveportee wrote:1. The Prestige
2. The Dark Knight
3. Inception
4. Batman Begins
5. Memento
6. Insomnia
7. Following

We need more love for The Prestige in this poll. It's sooooooo good.
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Hell yeah, since re watching The Prestige again a couple of times it's really risen in my evaluations, thinking about it, it might actually be Nolan's best film!!! I thought Memento and Inception were his best, but I realise now it's probably better than Memento, but close to call for Inception.

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1. Inception - 10/10
2. The Dark Knight - 10/10
3. Memento - 10/10
4. The Prestige - 10/10
5. Batman Begins - 10/10
6. Following - 9/10
7. Insomnia - 9/10

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Inception-10/10(Favorite film of all time)
Memento-10/10(2nd Favorite film of all time)
The Dark Knight-10/10(4th Favorite film of all time)
Batman begins-10/10(6th Favorite film of all time)
The prestige-9.75/10(8th Favorite film of all time)
Insomnia-9.25/10
Following-8.5/10

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Vader182 wrote:I gotta say I'm honestly extremely surprised at all the people who prefer Batman Begins over The Dark Knight. Not because I think it's a vastly superior film (I do though, haha), but because I just always thought that was the general consensus. Very interesting, I think.
Batman Begins was an origin story, people like those. Plus I thought it was better written; the way they played around with the dramatic tension; the father-son relationships, stuff like that was genius. And it has Liam Neeson; all perfectly viable reasons for prefering BB. That being said, BB lacked the main party piece: Heath Ledger's Joker which is what really bumps TDK above BB for me.

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MW715 wrote:
Vader182 wrote:I gotta say I'm honestly extremely surprised at all the people who prefer Batman Begins over The Dark Knight. Not because I think it's a vastly superior film (I do though, haha), but because I just always thought that was the general consensus. Very interesting, I think.
Batman Begins was an origin story, people like those. Plus I thought it was better written; the way they played around with the dramatic tension; the father-son relationships, stuff like that was genius. And it has Liam Neeson; all perfectly viable reasons for prefering BB. That being said, BB lacked the main party piece: Heath Ledger's Joker which is what really bumps TDK above BB for me.
In quite a few ways, BB is a much better written film. We've all discussed this at length before, but Bruce is certainly a much better developed character.

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Yeah I love Batman Begins, only slightly less than TDK. I think I enjoy both equally, but TDK still makes me flinch every time the joker holds up a knife, or when he drops Rachel. And for that, it gets number 1 (well, ties).

But The Prestige is criminally underrated!!! Watched it today!!

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1) The Dark Knight - even apart from Heath Ledger, the incredible cinematography, action and music, this is my top Nolan film (and favourite film of all time) because of the sheer power of the plot and story - I've never seen a film so perfectly written, blindingly faced-paced and packed with twists and turning points, and yet never confusing or overloaded. The atmosphere and immersive feeling I get watching this film has also never been equalled by anything else. The first time I saw it, my enthusiastic cousin was up for re-watching it immediately the moment we finished, but I just went straight to bed and lay there all night in torment, playing it back in my head. I've never been so affected by a piece of cinema.

2) Inception - again, a very immersive experience, and the editing at the climax really, really impressed me. Another great script, although in my opinion the performances don't quite equal the ones in TDK.

3) Memento - I just love the cleverness of the premise and the conceit of having it play backwards. It's just such an amazing experience sitting there watching it for the first time, and instead of not knowing what's going to happen next, not knowing what has already happened. So original, and so well done. Admittedly, it doesn't have the same spectacle of the later films, but it's one of my all-time favourites.

4) Batman Begins - I feel the writing isn't as good as TDK (the ending is a bit too Hollywood, and the Microwave transmitter just makes me cringe), but otherwise a very entertaining and nicely dark story, and I really like Tom Wilkinson's and Cillian Murphy's performances, in particular.

5) The Prestige - Hmmn, it feels somehow wrong putting it 5th because it's such a great film. I really, really enjoy the whole period-drama element of it, and the magicians aspect, and the labyrinthine plot and multiple twists are very enjoyable. Just not as awesomely original and epic as the previous four, I think.

6) Following - staggeringly impressive when you think of the budget and other constraints, and I love the music, story, and use of locations and props, but of course it does suffer from being too short and perhaps not quite as refined and well-honed as the rest.

7) Insomnia - like The Prestige, it feels strange giving such a solidly excellent film last place, but that's all it really is; a solidly excellent film. There really is little special about it, apart from perhaps Robin William's performance and some of the cinematography.

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