11 Best Christopher Nolan Movies, Ranked

Christopher Nolan has made a name for himself creating unique and mind-bending films for audiences. With directing only 11 films in 24 years, Nolan has cemented himself as one of the greats and many of his films are regarded in the top 100 best films of all time. So, how exactly do Christopher Nolan’s films rank against each other? In this blog post, we rank the 11 best Christopher Nolan movies. This list will be updated as more of his films are released.

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All Christopher Nolan Movies Ranked From Worst to Best


John David Washington in Christopher Nolan's Tenet

11. Tenet

Fans of Christopher Nolan are familiar with his cerebral storytelling. It is actually something that fans have come to anticipate from Nolan’s films. However, Tenet may be the most confusing film Nolan has ever made. The film is about a secret agent who embarks on a dangerous, time-bending mission to prevent the start of World War III. The seemingly simple premise turns out to be extremely complex by Nolan incorporating a complicated time travel technology. Also, the soundtrack overpowered the dialogue in many scenes where you could barely hear the dialogue. Tenet may be better on the second or third watch, but the lackluster initial experience makes it the worst of the Christopher Nolan movies.


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10. Following

Following isn’t as grandiose or high-budget as Nolan’s other filmography, but it is an impressive directorial debut. The film with a $6,000 budget went on to receive favorable reviews by critics and has been recognized as the best no-budget movie of all time. Following is about a young writer who follows strangers for material and meets a thief who takes him under his wing. The Neo-noir is unique and gives us a glimpse into the signature style that will define Nolan films in the future.


Where To Watch Following

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Robin Williams and Al Pacino in Insomnia

9. Insomnia

Insomnia is Christopher Nolan’s first and only film that he’s directed without also writing the script. The film is a remake of the 1997 Norwegian film with the same name. Insomnia is about two Los Angeles homicide detectives who are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn’t set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen. Robin Williams plays an antagonist in the film which was one of the first times he deviated from his typical comedic roles. Insomnia is a mysterious psychological drama that seems run of the mill but manages to surprise you by the end.


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Tom Hardy as Bane in The Dark Knight Rises

8. The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Trilogy may be the most critically praised superhero film franchise of all time. The films managed to surpass the typical expectations for the superhero genre and maintained a grounded approach to the comic book story of Batman. The Dark Knight Rises is about the rise of Batman eight years after the Joker’s reign of anarchy. Forced from his exile, Batman has to work with Catwoman to save Gotham City from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane. The Dark Knight Rises is a satisfying end to Batman’s story and a solid film overall.


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A Black Hole in Interstellar

7. Interstellar

Christopher Nolan tends to explore big ideas. Ideas some would say are too large for a 2-hour film. It was only a matter of time before Nolan took his ideas into space.  Interstellar was originally meant to be directed by Steven Spielberg who then enlisted Jonathan Nolan to write the screenplay. After Spielberg had to pass on the project Jonathan brought his brother onto the project. The sci-fi is about a team of explorers who travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity’s survival. Interstellar is a thought-provoking science fiction that requires close attention to the narrative in order to understand it fully.


Where To Watch Interstellar

Paramount Plus


Christian Bale as Batman and Cillian Murphy as Scarecrow

6. Batman Begins

Nolan could be credited for reviving the live-action Batman and inspiring the DC cinematic universe. With the release of Batman Begins in 2005, Nolan introduced a superhero universe that could be taken seriously and grounded in reality. Batman Begins is about Bruce Wayne who starts to fight against the corruption in the crime-ridden Gotham City as a fearful vigilante. The first entry to The Dark Knight trilogy is a strong introduction to the iconic characters, the world, and Nolan’s interpretation of the well-known superhero.


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A man looks up at the sky in a crowd of soldiers.

5. Dunkirk

Nolan expanded his horizons by creating a historical war film about the Dunkirk evacuation of World War II. Dunkirk is not a typical war film. For one, there isn’t a single German or antagonistic military soldier present in the film. The story is also not told linearly. Dunkirk is about allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Commonwealth and Empire, and France who are surrounded by the German Army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II. The sound design in Dunkirk is on a whole other level. Hans Zimmer works to create an immersive experience that has you on the edge of your seat for its entire runtime.


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Guy Pierce holds a polaroid.

4. Memento

Memento is one of Nolan’s earlier films from 2000 that revolutionized how stories are told cinematically. Unlike most films, Memento is a thriller that tells the story backward, from end to beginning. Memento is about a man with short-term memory loss who attempts to track down his wife’s murderer. The film is one of the most original stories ever created and is a confounding mind game that manages to be a puzzle worth assembling.


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Hugh Jackman in The Prestige

3. The Prestige

The Prestige is a fascinating tale of revenge, rivalry, and sacrifice. Pitting powerhouse actors Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale against each other, The Prestige is about two stage magicians in 1890s London who engage in a battle to create the ultimate illusion while sacrificing everything they have to outwit each other. The Prestige is one of Nolan’s lesser films when it comes to mind-bending storylines however Nolan still pulls off a twist that will leave you reeling.


Where To Watch The Prestige

Prime Video


Leonardo DiCaprio and Elliot Page in Inception

2. Inception

Inception is one of the most renowned and well-known movies in the history of the film industry. Christopher Nolan had been working on the idea since 2001 and in 2010 it came to reality as the Oscar-nominated feature film. The story of Inception was originally intended as a horror about dream thieves, but it was later changed into a heist thriller to raise the emotional stakes. Inception is about a thief who steals corporate secrets through the use of dream-sharing technology and is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a C.E.O., but his tragic past may doom the project and his team to disaster. The film has an original premise unlike anything you have ever seen and is executed in a spectacular way.


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Heath Ledger as Joker in The Dark Knight

1. The Dark Knight

When people think of Christopher Nolan movies, they either think of Inception or The Dark Knight. The Dark Knight is the second installment in the trilogy and introduces Batman’s archnemesis, the Joker. Instead of making The Joker a mob boss or a supervillain, as previous film adaptations had done, Nolan made him into a terrorist, which gave the film an eerie relevance in light of the events of September 11th. The Dark Knight follows Batman who must accept one of the greatest psychological and physical tests of his ability to fight injustice when the menace known as the Joker wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham. The Dark Knight is a riveting experience beyond any superhero film that explores what it means to be a hero and the thin line between order and chaos.


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Honorable Mention: DoodleBug

Before Christopher Nolan was making feature films with million-dollar budgets in Hollywood, he was an aspiring filmmaker like many today. One of his first films was a short film titled DoodleBug. The film is nearly 3 minutes long and yet it gives us a glimpse into the complex storytelling that has made up Nolan’s reputation as a filmmaker.



Amazon’s Lord of the Rings TV Series Release Date, Plot, Cast, & Crew

Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy is one of the most popular, renowned, and well-made movie franchises of all time. There have been a few prequel films made from the trilogy, but Amazon’s Lord of the Rings TV series is the first-ever series to be based in the same world as the movies.

Amazon’s Lord of the Rings TV Series, otherwise known as The Rings of Power, is one of the most expensive shows ever produced. The first season cost a whopping $450 million total. Peter Jackson’s original Lord of the Rings trilogy cost $280 million for comparison.

Amazon has clearly invested a lot of time and money into the upcoming TV series and has high hopes for the project. Many fans are wondering if the series will live up to the original trilogy. This blog post covers everything you need to know about Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings TV series.


Everything You Need To Know About Amazon’s Lord of the Rings TV Show

First Look At The Lord of the Rings TV Series

Lord of the Rings TV Series: Rings of Power Plot

The Rings of Power series takes place thousands of years before the events of Fellowship of the Ring in the Second Age of Middle Earth. The Second Age is known for being the period when Sauron rose to power and assisted in the creation of the rings. Prime Video has released their synopsis for the series that provides context for the plot

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power brings to screens for the very first time the heroic legends of the fabled Second Age of Middle-earth’s history. This epic drama is set thousands of years before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, and will take viewers back to an era in which great powers were forged, kingdoms rose to glory and fell to ruin, unlikely heroes were tested, hope hung by the finest of threads, and one of the greatest villains that ever flowed from Tolkien’s pen threatened to cover all the world in darkness.

Beginning in a time of relative peace, the series follows an ensemble cast of characters, both familiar and new, as they confront the long-feared reemergence of evil to Middle-earth. From the darkest depths of the Misty Mountains, to the majestic forests of the elf-capital of Lindon, to the breathtaking island kingdom of Númenor, to the farthest reaches of the map, these kingdoms and characters will carve out legacies that live on long after they are gone.

Who Is The Creative Team Behind The Series?

The Lord of the Rings TV series is being led by J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay. The showrunner duo don’t have a lot of experience writing for television but both have been attached to feature films such as Star Trek Beyond and Flash Gordon.


Lord of the Rings TV Series: Rings of Power Cast

The cast has been announced and first look’s to the characters have been revealed in the official trailer and promotional images. The cast includes Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur, Maxim Baldry, Nazanin Boniadi, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Charles Edwards, Trystan Gravelle, Sir Lenny Henry, Ema Horvath, Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle, Tyroe Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvete, Lloyd Owen, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers, Leon Wadham, Benjamin Walker, Daniel Weyman, and Sara Zwangobani.


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Since the series takes place thousands of years before the events of the Fellowship of the Ring, there won’t be many returning characters from the movie franchise. However, Lady Galadriel will be a main character in the Rings of Power series, which is a familiar character in Lord of the Rings. Originally played by Cate Blanchett in Peter Jackson’s trilogy, Morfydd Clark will play a younger version of the character that will be a main focus in the series.


Lord of the Rings TV Series – Rings of Power Trailer

During Superbowl LVI, Amazon released the first official trailer for the Lord of the Rings series. Clocking in at only a minute, the trailer provides brief glimpses at Lady Galadriel, Middle Earth, and the other characters included throughout the series.


Lord of the Rings TV Series: Rings of Power Release Date

The series will premiere on September 2nd, 2022 and will release episodes weekly. The series is already confirmed to have multiple seasons with the first season comprised of 8 episodes, which has become the standard among streaming services.


Who Is The Creative Team Behind The Series?

The Lord of the Rings TV series is being led by J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay. The showrunner duo don’t have a lot of experience writing for television but both have been attached to feature films such as Star Trek Beyond and Flash Gordon.


15 Best Mind Bending Movies To Make You Question Reality

Mind bending movies are known to have many twists and turns that can take the story in an unexpected direction. The best mind bending movies, however, have a much more profound purpose to their twists and turns than to just entertain. They force their audience to question the world around them and bend their minds to see things in a way they would’ve never expected. Mind bending movies are typically science fiction films, psychological thrillers, horrors, and mystery dramas but any genre will do. Here are the 15 best mind bending movies that will make your head spin.


15 Best Mind Blowing Movies

John Cusack and Amanda Peet stand next to each other in a scene.

15. Identity

This film takes the traditional murder mystery premise of strangers being killed off one by one and turns it on its head. Identity is about ten strangers who are stranded at a desolate Nevada motel during a nasty rain storm when they realize that they’re being killed off one by one. The film takes a lot of twists and turns which takes the story to a place you’ll never see coming.


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Kate Winslet and Jim Carrey lay in a bed on the beach.

14. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

You’ve seen flashbacks, time travel, and expository dialogue, but Charlie Kaufman’s romantic sci-fi depicts the backstory of a relationship in one of the most creative ways viewers have witnessed. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is about an estranged couple that undergo a procedure that will erase each other from their memories. The film is inventive, funny, and a heartwarmingly relatable message to anyone who has wished they could forget a relationship.


Where To Watch Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Prime Video w/ IMDb TV


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Ethan Hawke holds a gun.

13. Predestination

Time travel storylines are known to give viewers a headache. They can walk the line of brilliant and convoluted. Predestination is closer to the former. The film is about a temporal agent (Ethan Hawke) who embarks on a final time-traveling assignment to prevent an elusive criminal from launching an attack that kills thousands of people. Predestination is an audacious adaptation of Robert A. Heinlein’s short story, that is visually arresting and a mind-bending ride from start to finish.


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Toni Collette has a scared reaction.

12. Hereditary

Ari Aster is known for being an unsettling and unpredictable director, stemming from the release of his directorial debut Hereditary. The horror movie is unlike any other horror movie that came before it. It starts as a family drama and ends as something else entirely. Hereditary is about a grieving family that is haunted by tragic and disturbing occurrences. The horror film is particularly dark and graphic in some scenes, with content that many would find disturbing.


Where To Watch Hereditary



A skinny Christian Bale looks past the camera.

11. The Machinist

Christian Bale is an actor who is at his best when he is playing a tortured character. He’s known for playing Batman and a psychopath in American Psycho but one of his lesser known roles is as a anorexic insomniac in The Machinist. The movie is about an industrial worker who hasn’t slept in a year and begins to doubt his own sanity. The Machinist is a psychological horror story that allows you to experience what it’s like to lose your grip on reality.


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Jake Gyllenhaal and Jena Malone in Donnie Darko

10. Donnie Darko

Donnie Darko quickly became a cult classic after its theatrical run was hindered by 9/11 and other tragedies. The film also has a strange script that alienated a lot of audiences. However, the rising popularity of Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal has kept this earlier film of theirs in the spotlight. Donnie Darko is about a troubled teenager who is plagued by hallucinations of a manipulative man in a bunny suit. The film has a weird story and is deserving of being one of the best mind bender movies.


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Jesse Plemons and Jessie Buckley in I'm Thinking of Ending Things

9. I’m Thinking of Ending Things

Charlie Kaufman has a knack for creating some of the best mind blowing movies. His films feel borderline experimental and enjoyably bizarre. I’m Thinking of Ending Things is another Kaufman film that messes with your mind. The film is about a young woman who travels with her boyfriend to meet his parents on a secluded farm. The film takes a surreal approach to addressing existential questions about humanity. Even though we spend most of our time in a car, I’m Thinking of Ending Things stays interesting all throughout.


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Grace (Nicole Kidman) comforts her daughter (Alakina Mann).

8. The Others

The Others is a movie you want to know as little as possible about before seeing it. The mystery thriller has a twist ending that the film largely relies on to be effective. The movie is about a woman who lives in her darkened old family house with her two photosensitive children and becomes convinced that the home is haunted. The Others delivers a top notch piece of suspense that will seem inspired by Alfred Hitchcock.


Where To Watch The Others

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John Cusack opens a small door.

7. Being John Malkovich

This movie tells a clever and meta tale about getting into John Malkovich’s head. Spike Jonze and again, Charlie Kaufman are behind this film which stars John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, and Catherine Keener. The movie follows a puppeteer discovers a portal that leads literally into the head of movie star John Malkovich. If that premise sounds strange, the film itself is even more bizarre. However, Jonze and Kaufman use humor, originality, and creativity to make the film work extremely well.


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Guy Pierce holds a polaroid.

6. Memento

Christopher Nolan is known for his mind blowing movies from The Prestige to Interstellar. Before both of those films, Nolan created the inventive feature film Memento. You’ll need to watch the film more than once to fully understand it. Memento is about a man with short-term memory loss who attempts to track down his wife’s murderer. When it comes to movies that will make your head spin, Memento is right up there with the best of them.


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Sam Rockwell sits in a space station alone on the moon.

5. Moon

Moon is another movie that will make you think. The film takes a look at how solitude can affect a human being over long periods of time. The sci-fi centers around an astronaut who has a personal crisis while stationed on the moon. In the best sense, Moon is an old-fashioned sci-fi. It focuses less on CGI explosions and instead on a greater personal struggle. Sam Rockwell carries the film as one of the only lead actors in the film.


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Natalie Portman as the Black Swan in Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake.

4. Black Swan

Black Swan is a harrowing psychological thriller created by Darren Aronofsky. It takes viewers firsthand through what a descent into madness can look like. The film centers around an ambitious ballerina who finds herself struggling with a dark alter-ego while striving for perfection in the role of the White Swan. Black Swan has dark content but it’s a strong piece of cinema with a tremendous performance by Natalie Portman.


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Jill Larson puts her finger to her lips as a gesture to keep quiet.

3. Shutter Island

Shutter Island plays a lot of mind games on the viewer. There are a lot of twists and turns that make the film more than deserving of being a mind bending film. Martin Scorsese directs this thriller that follows two U.S. marshals who travel to a remote island in search of an escaped patient from Ashecliffe Hospital for the criminally insane. Shutter Island may be a little slow moving but if you stick with it to the end, you’ll find it was all worth it.


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Mia Farrow sits in a car with John Cassavetes and Ralph Bellamy

2. Rosemary’s Baby

Rosemary’s Baby is the epitome of classic horror. Rosemary’s Baby was one of the first horror movies released in 1968, and it’s still just as renowned today. In 2012, the American Film Institute named it one of the greatest horror films of all time. The movie centers around a young couple trying for a baby who move into an aging, ornate apartment building on Central Park West, but find themselves surrounded by peculiar neighbors.


Where To Watch Rosemary’s Baby

Paramount Plus


Joseph Gordon Levitt fights a security guard in the hallway of a hotel.

1. Inception

When it comes to mind bending movies, there is no better example than Inception. The Christopher Nolan thriller instantly became iconic and is one of the main reasons mind bending films have become so popular. The film follows a man who enters people’s dreams and steals their secrets for corporate espionage. With a star-studded cast, a visionary director, and a script that takes you on a ride unlike anything you’ve ever see, Inception is arguably the most enjoyable mind bending film as a date.


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Mind Bending Films Work The Best When They Surprise You

Today, audience members have a tendency to learn about films before watching them through trailers, reviews, or friends. With mind-bending films, however, it’s best to go in completely blind and to simply enjoy whatever ride is thrown your way.


Netflix is Creating a ‘BioShock’ Film Adaptation

BioShock is one of the most popular video game franchises in history and fans have been waiting for a film adaptation of the video game for more than a decade. Fortunately, fans no longer have to wait because Netflix has announced that a BioShock feature film is in development.

Netflix has partnered with Take-Two Interactive, the video game publisher, and 2K, a subsidiary of Take-Two, to produce a film based on their well-praised video game franchise BioShock.

BioShock is an award-winning retro-futuristic first-person shooter that centers around a lone survivor of a plane crash who discovers an abandoned underwater utopia, only to find out that the mystery behind its creation is much more sinister than he first believed.

This isn’t the first time a BioShock film adaptation had been in the works. Universal Studios had tried many times and came very close to creating a film adaptation in 2008. John Logan wrote the script and Gore Verbinski had signed onto direct. However, there were creative differences between the director and the studio about mainly the rating and the budget. The studio wanted the film to be PG-13 and have a lower budget whereas Verbinski wanted the film to be rated R with a 200 million dollar budget.

“I think ‘Watchmen’ had just come out right before that or something. So, there was a little bit of, these movies need to be PG-13. If they cost that much, they need to be PG-13.” – Verbinski

After the project fell apart, Universal tried to produce the film again but the project was once again scrapped.

Despite multiple failed attempts to make a BioShock film adaptation, the project is finally happening. The film has no cast or crew attached, but Netflix has plans for the film to be the beginning of a new cinematic universe.

8 Best TV Shows About Space Travel

The mysteries surrounding the unknowns of space have inspired the imaginations of humans for centuries. Although when it comes to film and television, space travel science fiction wasn’t taken seriously until the release of 2001: A Space Odyssey in 1968. Stanley Kubrick managed to create a space travel film with convincing special FX and a grounded futuristic technology. From then on, the genre of space travel had gone on to become one of the most beloved types of film and television for viewers. However, before 2001, Star Wars, and Alien, there was a TV series about space travel that developed a devoted cult following, Star Trek: The Original Series. Star Trek was a groundbreaking series that paved the way for much more space travel shows to come. Here are the 8 best shows about space travel.


8 Best Space TV Shows

8. Lost in Space

The original Lost in Space series from the 1960s was intended to be a serious and thrilling adventure with a maniacal villain but instead came off as a goofy and campy comedy. Netflix rebooted the Lost in Space series as it was intended to be, serious and thrilling. The series follows the Robinson family as they fight against all odds to survive and escape after crash-landing on an alien planet. Netflix’s Lost in Space series is ambitious enough to attract sci-fi fans while having a deep emotional core that attracts family drama fans as well.


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7. Battlestar Galactica

SYFY’s Battlestar Galactica series is a darker remake of the original series from the 1970s. The 2005 Battlestar Galactica is a sci-fi space opera that delves into humanity. The series centers around what’s left of humankind’s struggle for survival against the robot Cylons, who have killed millions. Battlestar Galactica is layered with complex characters and thought-provoking storylines that will make you reflect on our society.


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6. Firefly

Firefly is a series that quickly became a cult classic in 2002. Although the series was canceled by FOX before it even aired, fans loved the unique premise and intriguing characters. The futuristic show takes place five hundred years in the future where a renegade crew aboard a small spacecraft tries to survive as they travel the unknown parts of the galaxy and evade authority agents out to get them. Firefly, unfortunately, only became popular after the show ended. The series suffered from FOX airing the episodes in the incorrect order and creative disagreements between Joss Whedon and the studio.


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5. Cowboy Bebop

Similar to Firefly, Cowboy Bebop is a cult classic that only lasted for one season. Cowboy Bebop, however, was not canceled but was one season by the design of its creator, Hajime Yatate. The series is one of the most influential anime that has ever been created. It’s extremely unique and is full of characters with dynamic backstories. Cowboy Bebop is about the futuristic misadventures and tragedies of an easygoing bounty hunter and his five partners. The anime does not have a lot of story, but if you enjoy spending time with the characters, you’ll cherish each episode.


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4. Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Star Wars may be the most well-known franchise of all time. The expansive world and creative mythology make Star Wars a fascinating watch even in modern cinema today. Star Wars: The Clone Wars is a series that depicts the events that took place between Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. Many live-action shows like The Mandalorian and Star Wars: Ahsoka has brought characters back from the Clone Wars series and has even continued storylines. If you love politics, Star Wars world-building, and war stories, then you’ll love the Star Wars: Clone Wars series.


Where To Watch Star Wars: The Clone Wars

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3. The Mandalorian

The Mandalorian is one of the most praised series today, thanks to its blend of the traditional western atmosphere with the allure of the Star Wars world. The show takes place after Return of the Jedi and details the life of a lone bounty hunter who discovers and protects a mysterious alien child. The Mandalorian has incredible action sequences and stellar performances from its actors, including a few familiar, well-known names in the Star Wars franchise. It also has impressive visual effects that rival feature films. If you watch The Clone Wars, you’ll want to watch The Mandalorian after to see some of the animated characters return in live-action.


Where To Watch The Mandalorian

Disney Plus


2. The Expanse

The Expanse was based on a novel with the same name written by James S. A. Corey. The series was originally on the SYFY channel but was moved to Prime Video after its cancellation in its third season. The Expanse has an expansive world and portrays a political space opera that will hook you until the end of the show in 2021. The series is about a group of humans who untangle a vast plot that threatens the Solar System’s fragile state of detente in the 24th century. The Expanse is seen as the Game of Thrones of sci-fi because of its multiple plotlines that cross with each other coherently.


Where To Watch The Expanse

Prime Video


1. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Returning to the iconic franchise about space travel, Star Trek is known for its lighter tone and profound messages. Deep Space Nine depicted a darker, more mature Star Trek series that surprised many fans on the first watch. The series is about the Federation space station Deep Space Nine which guards the opening of a stable wormhole to the far side of the galaxy from the liberated planet of Bajor. In classic Star Trek fashion, Deep Space Nine challenges viewers to question their morality, ethics, and politics.


Where To Watch Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Paramount Plus


Sci-Fi Shows Are The Best Format To Create Expansive Shows

Shows that require a lot of visual effects have not faired well traditionally. Usually, there isn’t enough time to make the CGI look convincing and it takes viewers completely out of the story. However, as visual effects become more accessible and easier to produce, science fiction shows about expansive worlds become more common. Today, sci-fi shows are some of the best to binge because they can immerse you into an entire other world. And what better way is there to escape reality.

‘Lightyear’ Director Explains the Toy Story Spinoff’s Premise

Pixar and Disney have released the full official trailer to Lightyear, the film that tells the origin story of the popular Toy Story character. The trailer follows in the footsteps of the teaser, using David Bowie’s Starman as the main theme.

The trailer keeps the story under wraps, but reveals Buzz Lightyear to be a test pilot who has been training to go on a quick 4-minute flight. The trailer also reveals a robot that looks awfully similar to Lightyear’s arch nemesis, Evil Emperor Zurg.

Buzz Lightyear will be voiced by Chris Evans in the upcoming animation. However, Chris Evans isn’t replacing Tim Allen as the original voice actor and is instead playing a different version of the character.

The Buzz Lightyear origin film is not about the toy, who was voiced by Tim Allen, it’s about the man the toy was based on in the fictional world that Toy Story takes place. Basically, it’s about the fictional film that inspired the toy within the Toy Story universe. This may be a bit confusing to understand. Angus MacLane, the director of the animated movie, gives more context for the film in his own words.

“‘Set in the world of Toy Story is kind of weird. Another way to get at it, it’s a straightforward sci-fi action film about the Buzz Lightyear character. In the Toy Story universe, it would be like a movie that maybe Andy would have seen, that would have made him want a Buzz Lightyear figure.” – Angus MacLane

Chris Evans expressed a lot of excitement for the role in an Instagram post where he stated, “Animated movies were an enormous part of my childhood. They were my escape. My adventures. My dreams.” You can find the full Instagram post below.


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Along with Chris Evans, the movie will also feature the voices of Keke Palmer, Taika Waititi, James Brolin, and Efren Ramirez. Lightyear will be released in theaters on June 17th, 2022.