While most people dream of climbing Everest before they die, director Christopher Nolan has served up a far better - and warmer - bucket list item. In fact, he's got 30 of them for you.

The cinematic wizard behind various theatrical epics has just dropped his list of 30 films you must see before you die and it's about time you grabbed some popcorn.

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There are some certified bangers on Nolan's list, like Star Wars, Alien, Saving Private Ryan, there are also a few eyebrow raisers.

The original Superman makes the cut, as does Ryan Gosling's latest space escapade, First Man


Not that we'd ever doubt Nolan's pedigree, his ten films have grossed over US$4.7 billion worldwide and landed him ten Oscars, but the list is pretty heavy on space flicks and macho war movies.

Christopher Nolan's list in full:

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
12 Angry Men (1957)
Alien (1979)
All Quiet On The Western Front (1930)
Bad Timing (1980)
The Battle Of Algiers (1965)
Blade Runner (1982)
Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (1977)
First Man (2018)
For All Mankind (1989)
Foreign Correspondent (1940)
Greed (1924)
The Hit (1984)
Koyaanisqatsi (1983)
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)
Metropolis (1927)
Mr. Arkadin (1955)
The Right Stuff (1983)
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
Ryan's Daughter (1970)
Star Wars (1977)
Street of Crocodiles (1986)
Sunrise (1927)
Superman - The Movie (1978)
The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933)
The Thin Red Line (1998)
Topkapi (1964)
The Tree Of Life (2011)

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