This fall, director Christopher Nolan is set release his sci-fi epic Interstellar, marking the ninth feature film of what has so far been a near-spotless career.
As the most powerful creative force currently working in Hollywood, Nolan’s ability to make original films that connect both with audiences and critics have made him a beacon of hope in a movie landscape that continues to become more saturated with sequels and franchises every year. And there’s reason to think Nolan isn’t yet at the height of his powers, which makes it all the more exciting to see what Interstellar holds and what he’ll come up with in years to come.
With that in mind, let’s take a step back and look at some of the great films Nolan has made in order to get to where he is today. Here are the 16 greatest scenes of Nolan’s career, spanning all eight of his feature films starting with his 1998 debut, Following.