2. “The Dark Knight” (2008)
So much has been said about Christopher Nolan’s unforgettable Batman sequel. A superhero film is only as good as its villain, and when you have the best super-villain role of all time, the hype is completely warranted. For an epic 150 minutes, Batman navigates Gotham and his own moral maze, trying to save his city, its mayor and himself from darkness. “The Dark Knight” is the best film on this list, no question, but when it comes to comic book movies, it isn’t the genre’s best. “The Dark Knight” isn’t necessarily just a “a comic book movie”—it’s a crime-drama that sheds the confines of the source material. But that’s what makes it so incredible. “The Dark Knight” is one of the defining films of the 2000s and it also marks one of the finest film trilogies in Hollywood history.
Best Scene: The joker interrogation scene, where the police set aside good cop/bad cop for some good cop/batman. Great stuff.