Where to watch every Christopher Nolan movie

Lucy-Jo Finnighan
Christopher Nolan directing.

Christopher Nolan is one of the most notable movie directors around – here’s how to watch his entire cinematic catalog.

When it comes to cinematic directors, there’s none quite like Christopher Nolan. Fresh off the back of Oppenheimer, Nolan’s influence only seems to be growing, and he seems to be showing no signs of stopping any time soon.

With a large catalog of movies having come out over the past few decades, ranging from anxiety-ridden war movies to gritty superhero flicks, Nolan knows how to make a cinematic experience. However, it’s not always possible to catch his projects in the cinema.

So where can you watch all twelve of Nolan’s movies, and are they all available on any streaming platform? Read on to find out, as we’ll be listing every movie he’s directed in chronological order, along with where you can catch them at home.

Can I stream every Nolan movie?

Sadly, not every Nolan movie is on a streaming service – only ten of his films are – but those that aren’t are still available to rent or purchase digitally.

Without further ado, let’s get into Nolan’s twelve-movie-long career, beginning in 1998.

Following (1998)

Synopsis: A young writer living in London follows people in the hope of using their lives in his novels, but the hobby becomes an obsession and he soon finds himself going further than intended.

Where to stream: MUBI via Prime

Where to purchase/rent: YouTube

Memento (2000)

Synopsis: Leonard is tracking down the man who raped and murdered his wife. The difficulty, however, of locating his wife’s killer is compounded by the fact that he suffers from a rare, untreatable form of memory loss. Although he can recall details of life before his accident, Leonard cannot remember what happened fifteen minutes ago, where he’s going, or why.

Where to stream: Peacock, Roku, Hoopla

Where to purchase/rent: Prime Video or YouTube

Insomnia (2002)

Synopsis: A veteran police detective is sent to a small Alaskan town to investigate the murder of a teenage girl. Forced into a psychological game of cat-and-mouse by the primary suspect, events escalate and the detective finds his own stability dangerously threatened.

Where to stream: Fubo

Where to purchase/rent: Apple TV or YouTube

Batman Begins (2005)

Synopsis: A young Bruce Wayne travels to the Far East, where he’s trained in the martial arts by Henri Ducard, a member of the mysterious League of Shadows. When Ducard reveals the League’s true purpose – the complete destruction of Gotham City – Wayne returns to Gotham intent on cleaning up the city without resorting to murder. With the help of Alfred, his loyal butler, and Lucius Fox, a tech expert at Wayne Enterprises, Batman is born.

Where to stream: Max, Peacock

Where to purchase/rent: Prime Video or YouTube

The Prestige (2006)

Synopsis: Period thriller set in Edwardian London where two rival magicians, partners until the tragic death of an assistant during a show, feud bitterly after one of them performs the ultimate magic trick – teleportation. His rival tries desperately to uncover the secret of his routine, experimenting with dangerous new science as his quest takes him to the brink of insanity and jeopardizes the lives of everyone around the pair.

Where to stream: Not available for streaming

Where to purchase/rent: Prime Video or Apple TV

The Dark Knight (2008)

Synopsis: With the help of allies Lt. Jim Gordon and DA Harvey Dent, Batman has been able to keep a tight lid on crime in Gotham City. But when a vile young criminal calling himself the Joker suddenly throws the town into chaos, the caped Crusader begins to tread a fine line between heroism and vigilantism.

Where to stream: Max, Peacock

Where to purchase/rent: Prime Video or YouTube

Inception (2010)

Synopsis: Dom Cobb is a thief with the rare ability to enter people’s dreams and steal their secrets from their subconscious. His skill has made him a hot commodity in the world of corporate espionage but has also cost him everything he loves. Cobb gets a chance at redemption when he is offered a seemingly impossible task: Plant an idea in someone’s mind. If he succeeds, it will be the perfect crime, but a dangerous enemy anticipates Cobb’s every move.

Where to stream: Peacock

Where to purchase/rent: Prime Video or YouTube

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Synopsis: It has been eight years since Batman, in collusion with Commissioner Gordon, vanished into the night. Assuming responsibility for the death of Harvey Dent, Batman sacrificed everything for what he and Gordon hoped would be the greater good. However, the arrival of a cunning cat burglar and a merciless terrorist named Bane forces Batman out of exile and into a battle he may not be able to win.

Where to stream: Max, Peacock

Where to purchase/rent: Prime Video or YouTube

Interstellar (2014)

Synopsis: In Earth’s future, a global crop blight and second Dust Bowl are slowly rendering the planet uninhabitable. Professor Brand, a brilliant NASA physicist, is working on plans to save mankind by transporting Earth’s population to a new home via a wormhole. But first, Brand must send former NASA pilot Cooper and a team of researchers through the wormhole and across the galaxy to find out which of three planets could be mankind’s new home.

Where to stream: Prime Video, MGM+, or Paramount+

Where to purchase/rent: Apple TV or YouTube

Dunkirk (2017)

Synopsis: In May 1940, Germany advanced into France, trapping Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk. Under air and ground cover from British and French forces, troops were slowly and methodically evacuated from the beach using every serviceable naval and civilian vessel that could be found. At the end of this heroic mission, 330,000 French, British, Belgian and Dutch soldiers were safely evacuated.

Where to stream: Peacock

Where to purchase/rent: Prime Video or YouTube

Tenet (2020)

Synopsis: A secret agent is given a single word as his weapon and sent to prevent the onset of World War III. He must travel through time and bend the laws of nature in order to be successful in his mission.

Where to stream: DirecTV

Where to purchase/rent: Prime Video or YouTube

Oppenheimer (2023)

Synopsis: During World War II, Lt. Gen. Leslie Groves Jr. appoints physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer to work on the top-secret Manhattan Project. Oppenheimer and a team of scientists spend years developing and designing the atomic bomb. Their work came to fruition on July 16, 1945, as they witnessed the world’s first nuclear explosion, forever changing the course of history.

Where to stream: Peacock as of February 16

Where to purchase/rent: Prime Video or YouTube

About The Author

Lucy-Jo is a Movies and TV Writer at Dexerto, and has previously written for Screen Rant and Girls on Tops. After earning a Master's Degree in Film and Literature, Lucy-Jo now loves covering films, TV shows, and anime, especially if it's something by Mike Flanagan, or anything drenched in camp. You can contact her at lucyjo.finnighan@dexerto.com