The Prestige (2006)

find on ►

Buy from Amazon Buy or Rent on iTunes Find on Netflix
The Prestige

Global Ranking

Wins 61%
of its Matchups

Total Users
Who've Ranked It

Total Times Ranked

Have It At #1

Have It In Their Top 20

Are You Watching Closely?

Directed By Christopher Nolan Christopher Nolan Starring Hugh Jackman Hugh Jackman  •  Christian Bale Christian Bale  •  Michael Caine Michael Caine  •  Scarlett Johansson Scarlett Johansson  •  Rebecca Hall Rebecca Hall Genres Mindbender  •  Period Film  •  Psychological Thriller  •  Thriller Studios &
Academy Award Nominated  •  Touchstone Pictures  •  Academy Award Best Cinematography Nominated  •  Academy Award for Best Production Design Nominated  •  Saturn Award for Best Science Fiction Film Nominated  •  Flickchart Road Trip  •  Time Out: London's 100 Best Sci-Fi Movies
Release Info 2006-10-20T00:00:00Z October 20, 2006
Color  •  130 minutes PG13 Rated PG13
see more films from 2006 ► see more about this film on our blog ►



The Prestige vs. The Illusionist

The Prestige The Illusionist VS.

AlgorithmJMO said on 8/23/2022

"I highly enjoy The Prestige's details in the buildup to the twist, but it's always bothered me..." more ►

Read all 110 comments ►

see all the most popular matchups for this movie ►

Comments (14)


Mathías on 7/24/2011 Reply  · 

Exelent movie, Nolan at his best.

2 people liked this  √ 


kookio on 8/6/2011 Reply  · 

Hugh Jackman, Michael Caine, Scarlett Johansson, Rebecca Hall & Piper Perabo also starred in this film.

0 people liked this  √ 


SquareMaster316 on 10/8/2011 Reply  · 

This film just continues to get better on every viewing. Each time reveals new layers and depth to characters actions

1 person liked this  √ 


PiccoloKing on 6/5/2013 Reply  · 

^ Agreed.

2 people liked this  √ 


JAZeringue on 8/2/2014 Reply  · 

This is the type of movie that watching just once will have no effect on a person. Once you really get into the story, understand the ending, understand the rest of the story, you really see it unraveling from back to front.

It's kind of like E, D, C, B, A where you have to know A to get B to get C etc. and you HAVE to watch it those times to be reminded of the events that happened that you just weren't watching closely for (<- wording was not accidental)

0 people liked this  √ 


Koroy on 3/13/2015 Reply  · 

My all time favourite movie

0 people liked this  √ 


AverageMovieBuff on 4/20/2015 Reply  · 

Probably Nolan's most engaging film. It sucks you in effortlessly. Very entertaining.

0 people liked this  √ 


copulman on 5/17/2015 Reply  · 

The more I watch this movie, the more I enjoy it. I really hope Nolan comes back to this genre again. It's been #3 on my list for a long time.

1 person liked this  √ 


LittleSocrates on 9/22/2015 Reply  · 

I feel like latter works by Nolan, Bale, and Jackman have each usurped the most impressive elements of this film and made it difficult to find so engaging. American Hustle actually undoes "the prestige;" the trick is too obvious now that we've seen Bale so many times, as Spacey ruined the trick to The Usual Suspects by repeatedly playing Spacey. Jackman's obsessed lead in Prisoners and Nolan's Inception simply outdo the film.

0 people liked this  √ 


PiccoloKing on 7/24/2018 Reply  · 

Come on brah... You're comparing Oscar-bait trash by David O. Russell to arguably Nolan's best film.

1 person liked this  √ 


Lifirenk on 3/15/2018 Reply  · 

This movie is and will likely stay one of my favorite films for a long time simply because of the the two twists that you don't see coming. If there were any movie that I could forget just so I could re-experience the twist it would be this one.

0 people liked this  √ 


TheFireRises on 1/17/2022 Reply  · 

Underrated, it's better than Begins, Inception and Memento imo.

2 people liked this  √ 


Crapbaskets123 on 9/18/2022 Reply  · 

This movie is really fucking good. It's masterfully constructed, with strong themes, complex characters, great cinematography/editing, and has one of the greatest twists in film history. My one issue is that the story structure, while masterful in what it does, feels a little unnecessary. Unlike Memento, The Prestige didn't really need to be in a nonlinear format and it's not like the story is truly aided by the structure unlike a movie like Pulp Fiction. That being said, the film is still wonderful.

1 person liked this  √