EDITORIAL: Top 10 Best Scenes From Christopher Nolan's DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY

Find out why The Dark Knight Trilogy is the best trilogy and also, count down the 'Top 10 Best Scenes' from the trilogy.
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By Darktower - 7/30/2014

First of all, I would like to thank all those who are reading my article.(my first Editorial in CMB.com.)
Second of all, forgive me if you find any kind of grammatical mistakes in this article of mine, as i stated before this is my first ever editorial, so go easy on me...

Now 'are you ready to begin?"

The Dark Knight trilogy to me, is 'the best trilogy' ever made till now.To me, what makes this trilogy stand out strong is that each movie, from the theme ,the tone, the acting, the direction, the villains and the visual effects are absolutely spot on! They all go so beautifully well, complementing each other in every scene, which in return makes every scene absolutely  breathtaking.

What I love about the Director Christopher Nolan is that he had set an impossible goal, that is to produce realistic movies based on the Batman's universe, and  that he accomplished. His success can be seen reflected in each of the movies.

Now a days making a trilogy seems to be in full swing in Hollywood, wether the first movie was good or not, there always seems to be a 'part 2' or 'part 3' coming out, eg. 'The Hangover trilogy'.wtf?
But making and getting a good quality trilogy is extremely hard, for a trilogy to be good the story needs to go back in circle to the beginning and discover something unexpected that comes and bites back. And that it what Nolan's trilogy delivered.

Now to me, not only is it the Best Trilogy, it is also the Father of all Comic book movies. The Dark knight was the movie that set the bars of CBM to a higher level, it  has showed that CBM doesn't have to be about mindless action and explosion or the superhero putting on a mask and saving the damsel in distress all the time.

The Dark Knight was also the first movie based on a graphic novel character to win an Oscar.

Score of the movies is just phenomenal! It has to be one of the strongest pillar of the whole trilogy. It never fails to capture every essence of the movie and also at giving me goose bumps every time I listen to one.
The main person behind the breathtaking soundtracks is non other than the famous German film composer and music producer Hans Zimmer himself, he is a God among men, you would believe me if you have listen to his works on 'The Last Samuria', 'The Gladiator', 'Pirates Of The Caribbean' ,  'Man Of Steel' and 'Inception'.

If I had one word to describe The Dark Knight Trilogy, it would be 'EPIC'!



1. The Dark Knight Rises- The Climb.

"Why Do We Fall? So We Can Learn To Pick Our Self's Up."
This scene to me has to be the most powerful scene in the whole trilogy.
In this scene we see Bruce mustering all his strength to embrace his fears after he has recovered from his broken backbone, and learns to pull himself up from the pit, the pit depicting the well which he fell into when he was a child in Batman Begins.
It is beautifully shot, the background music is powerful, the prisoners shouting in Arabic "Deshi Deshi Basara Basara" (meaning "Rise Up") and the bats flying out from the cave, this scene is just crazy.
It always gets me hyped up!

2. The Dark Knight- Fall Of The White Knight.

"It's Not About What I Want, It's About What's FAIR!!"
This has to be the most intense scene in the trilogy.
The confrontation between TwoFace, Gordon and Batman is just epic,
the white knight finally goes to the dark side and torture Gordon's family as he tosses his coin and chooses whom to kill, while Gordon and Batman remains helpless. 
The Joker succeeded in showing that even a guy like Harvey can be easily pushed to the Dark side.
I loved how the music is played, were it goes dark and cynical when Harvey tosses the coin and then just brightens up when Batman jumps over and saves the kid.

3. The Dark Knight- A Bat Joke.

"To Them, You Are Just A Freak, Like Me!"
This scene is truly Iconic and awesome.
In this scene, its all about The Joker and Heath Ledger stunning performance, he literally becomes the joker!
Here we see Joker explaining the ugly truth about the world to Batman,
Batman himself is intrigued and listens to him.
At the end Joker gives Batman a choice to choose between Harvey and Rachel, but to The Joker it was a chance for Batman to be truly noble, but Batman ended up being selfish and picks Rachel, in the end only to find Harvey in her place, were as Rachel ends up dying.  

4. Batman Begins- The Training.

"Your Parents Death Was Not Your Fault, It Was Your Father's."
The scene is really awesome, because we get to see Bruce in his final days in becoming The Batman as we know him. In this scene Wayne learns the ways of the League of Shadows and also to accept the true reason for the death of his parents.
Ra's Al Ghul teaches him to channel his angers and conquer his greatest fear.
Really love this scene cause, this is for the first time we are getting to see the origin of Batman in the big screen.  

5. The Dark Knight Rises- Breaking The Bat.

"I Am The League Of Shadows, I Am Here To Fulfill Ra's Al Ghul Destiny!"
This scene has some of the best fight scenes of the trilogy, here we see the introduction of Bane to Batman, where Bane easily over powers Batman and breaks his back.
What I love about this scene is that during the fight there is no background music played, and the only thing you can hear is Bane's cracking voice and the punches they are throwing at each other, while Batman struggle to fight on, Bane just keeps on talking calmly and beating the crap out of Batman.
At the end when Bane breaks Batman's back, the background music starts and Bane walks away with the broken cowl on Batman. 

6. Batman Begins- Joker's Easter Egg.

"I Never Said Thank you.. And You Will Never Have Too." 
This has to be the best Easter egg ever in the history of CBM.
In this scene, we see for the first time Batman and Gordon on the roof top of GCPD, with the Bat-signal on, which is really awesome cause it looks like its fresh out of the comic book, and what makes it more better is the teaser of The Joker, by his calling card.

7.The Dark Knight- Joker's 'ACE'.

"Introduce A Little Anarchy." 
In this scene where Joker confronts Harvey, and manipulates him to the point where Harvey  become The TwoFace.
This scene is pretty powerful and shows how well  The Joker had planned out his schemes to turn Gotham's White Knight into a criminal, so as to destroy Gotham's hope for sanity.
The part were Joker dresses as a nurse is pretty cool.

8.The Dark Knight- 'Why So Serious?'

"You Wanna Know How I Got These Scars?"
This scene has to one of the most famous Joker scene, in the Trilogy, with the famous line "Why So Serious?".
The scene shows Joker telling his victims a made up twisted stories about how he got his scars before he kills them.
This act by The Joker reveals that he is trying to reach out to people about his unhappy childhood in a sick and Twisted way, and the significance it had played to his scars.

9.The Dark Knight Rises- The Child Of Ra's Al Ghul.

"Talia. My Mother Named Me Talia Before She Was Killed."
This Scene reveals the true identity of Maranda Tate as Talia Al Ghul, daughter of Ra's Al Ghul.
Now the reason why this scene ended up in my list is because, when the identity of the child was revealed, it was not Bane but Talia.
The whole time, I thought it was Bane, so it came to me as a shocker.
The way they unveiled the story about Talia was done well, and had made more sense to the story.

Nolan's movie signature.

10.The Dark Knight Rises- A kiss before Death.

"I Guess We Are Both Suckers Then"
Now I didn't want to leave Catwoman out, so I just kind of added this to the list. why?
Cause in a Batman movie, we got to have some Batman and Catwoman action in it and also
because Anna Hathaway's Catwoman was pretty badass.

As Batman gets the bomb hooked to his plane, Catwoman realizes that she may never see him again, and kisses Bruce.
The scene is followed by Gordon asking Batman's identity as he is a hero, where Batman says "a hero can be anyone, even a man who is reassuring as putting a coat over a young boys shoulder to let him know that the world has not ended." and takes off.
And Gordon remembers and whisper to himself "Bruce Wayne."
Now that's awesome.

As, I end my list, I must add that making
  this list was not easy for me, because the trilogy is filled with some of the many awesome and spectacular scenes that would make any CBM fan crazy, and to narrow it down to just the best top ten, it's just difficult.
Here Are Some Scenes Worth Mentioning:

 .Batman Begins- "Its Not Who I Am Underneath."

.Batman Begins- Batman's Back Up, The SWAT Scene.

.Batman Begins- "What The Hell Are You?..... I'M BATMAN."

.The Dark Knight- Joker's Video Tape Message To Batman.

.The Dark Knight- Joker's Hospital Explosion.

.The Dark Knight Rises- Bane's Intro And The Plane Crash.

And also The Ending Scenes of all the three movies.

Well guys, that was my Top 10 picks for the best scenes from The Dark Knight Trilogy, hope you all enjoyed my article and once again, thank you for reading.

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Pasto - 7/30/2014, 7:35 PM
Joker talking to Harvey is probably one of the best things I've ever seen. Simply awesome.
SauronsBANE - 7/30/2014, 7:43 PM
The only problem with this article is that you limited it to top 10 best scenes from the trilogy haha. Seriously though, great choices! There pretty much is no wrong answer IMO, since practically every scene in this trilogy is packed with emotion, heart, passion, and most importantly, purpose. I would have a ridiculous amount of trouble in trying to narrow it down to a top 10 list.

Welcome to the editorial-writers club, hope to see more from you!
KingNTheKong - 7/30/2014, 7:45 PM
#2 Is and always will be Joker's first appearance in TDK.
#3 Why So Serious - Dad Story
#4 Why So Serious - Wife Story
#5 Joker Interrogation Scene

But #1 is very special. The best moment in the TDK Trilogy was...Rachel's Death.
DCGuy - 7/30/2014, 7:54 PM
Very good work here bro, I dig all of these and the order is awesome too!

keep it up @Darktower
GiantNerd - 7/30/2014, 7:55 PM
Man I don't know how you left out the scene when he says to Falcone "I'm Batman". I think that was actually my favorite part of the whole series. Then everything Joker did after that.
DCGuy - 7/30/2014, 8:15 PM
@Darktower are you gonna do more like this? I really enjoy this list
superbatspiderman - 7/30/2014, 8:17 PM
You should have added the first appearance of Batman from Batman begins. It truly captured the feel of Batman.

Batman vs the Swat team was also great. It showed us how smart batman was in battle. Also capturing Batman.

KingNTheKong - 7/30/2014, 8:18 PM
I get why, but that makes it completely wrong. TDK has about 7 or 8 of the top 10 best scenes in the TDK trilogy.
MCUfan1 - 7/30/2014, 8:51 PM
Nice list the Bane vs. Batman scene was great but Batman did not put up a good fight.
MightyZeus - 7/30/2014, 9:09 PM
Perfect just perfect.

Everything from The Dark Knight trilogy is just amazing. No other comic book trilogy can match up to it.
BenjiWest - 7/31/2014, 7:16 AM
Great article. I enjoyed that final scene with Joker giving a speech to Batman while hanging upside. "We're destined to do this dance forever."
Nomis - 7/31/2014, 7:22 AM
Respectable list! that Cimb scene gives me CHILLS every timee I seen it and I've must have seen TDKR over 100 times!

But there are Too many best scenes in the trilogy to break them down to just 10!!!
Gjedi - 7/31/2014, 7:32 AM
A good list certainly, but still my favourite scene is the Back up scene with the bats in Batman begins. This scene is just perfect in everyway, it truly shows an important side of batman character, the use of fear and theatrics.
Gusto - 7/31/2014, 7:32 AM
My favorite scene was when they all stopped
the bulldozers from tearing down the rec center
with dancing.
Gusto - 7/31/2014, 7:33 AM
Shit! Scratch that.
That was Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo.
My bad.
DrKinsolving - 7/31/2014, 7:33 AM
Too many scenes to choose from.... TDK is definitely the best in the trilogy for me, had me locked in from start to finish

MercwithMouth - 7/31/2014, 7:44 AM
Great list @Darktower

My list would involve every scene with Joker in it from TDK (as they're the only important parts of the film), and then about half of TDKR (It was a much better movie)

Definitely the best CBM trilogy ever made, with a close second to Iron Man (weak 2nd movie), and 3rd to Blade (weak 3rd movie).

But the best trilogy of all-time will always be the Hannibal Lector series (Red Dragon, Silence of the Lambs, and Hannibal). Cinematic perfection for me.

Again, damn good list.
TheHeroGothamDeserves - 7/31/2014, 7:53 AM
Great to see someone else who loves the The Dark Knight Trilogy expresses his/ her (?) passion for the trilogy, reminds me of why I loves this trilogy too ( if my username is not enough hint). Keep it up and write more awesome articles!
cwb77 - 7/31/2014, 7:59 AM
I worked as an extra for "Sage & Milo" this week, and I can truly attest that this movie will be 2 things:
1 : Definitely a direct sequel to "Man of Steel"
2 : Epic. The s#%t I saw was super cool and absolutely HUGE!
Was a great experience! My best to all. Go Blue. :)
DrunkenNukem - 7/31/2014, 8:21 AM
One of the best trilogies in the history of films

Gusto - 7/31/2014, 8:26 AM
Good job.
But, I'd say The Joker intro to
the mob bosses is #1.
Ancar - 7/31/2014, 8:43 AM
There's too much good things in those three movies that is simply hard to enlist. Anyway, good job, man:)
aRandomSinisterClone - 7/31/2014, 8:47 AM
this doesnt belong on the main page,shit even this site. put this junk on your fb page or something
Batmaniac - 7/31/2014, 9:23 AM

Great write up, man. There's so many great scenes in TDK Trilogy, it would take me a good while to construct a Top 10, but all the scenes you listed are fantastic.
silverhawk - 7/31/2014, 9:25 AM
@superbatspiderman - I agree, those two scenes are great! Also the return of batman in TDKR and the last 8 minutes of TDKR should be on this list. Really this list should be at least top 15.
DEFA - 7/31/2014, 9:47 AM
- Thanks to Mr. Nolan for this spectacular triloy.
LEOSTRATOR - 7/31/2014, 10:04 AM
The best scene is when Nolan finished this crap fest.
duey2000 - 7/31/2014, 10:13 AM
I would add the scene from the DKR when Batman returns. I love seeing all of the cop cars chasing Bane's men and then the lights flicker. The old veteran turns to the rookie and says excitedly, "Son, you're in for a treat tonight!" Gets my blood pumping every time!
DCGuy - 7/31/2014, 10:36 AM
@Dartower you made it to the main page! congrats!
RolandD - 7/31/2014, 10:43 AM
Good list. I would also add the scene where the Joker confronts the mob bosses. I have probably watched that scene more than any in the trilogy. I love the way he talks to them with such mockery and disregard for them. Excellent acting blending humor with serious concerns. Why so serious?
Nubase - 7/31/2014, 12:04 PM
The dark knight trilogy is currently the best CBM trilogy done so far and one of the best movie trilogys out there, yes its not connected to a universe and yes its not the 100% batman from the comic books as nolans batman hardly did any martials arts in the movies but each movie delivered iconic scenes which will always be remembered and thats down to nolan brothers writing skills.

People will debate and talk about the dark knight trilogy for a very long time
xoptionm3 - 7/31/2014, 12:45 PM
This isn't even a top 5 trilogy all time...
marvel72 - 7/31/2014, 6:28 PM
the only two scenes i would have from the dark knight rises are the batpod police chase & the breaking of the bat,the other eight would come from batman begins & the dark knight.
Forthas - 7/31/2014, 7:52 PM
Excellent list. No doubt the greates CBM Trilogy in movie history. I do think that some of the scenes with Bruce as a child are also iconic such as the killing of his parents and the attack by the bats in the cave. In addtion when the bats flew around him when he discovered the Batcave. But my ALL time favorite scene is his test drive of the Tumbler and Bruce saying to Lucius Fox "Does it come in Black?"
Vortigar - 8/1/2014, 2:26 AM
Please use the word epic less.

Like, way less.

Like, not at all.

Unless you're actually talking about that nuclear device that was going to blow up a couple million people. Maybe then.

I'm real fond of the first look at the scarecrow, when his mask starts to run like maggots. That effect made me squirm.
Shunt - 8/1/2014, 3:42 PM
How is the "magic trick" scene not on the list.. sh*t, it should be number 1.. that whole entire scene from the moment the Joker puts on that fake laugh while interrupting the mob to the last moment when he kicks the door open and exits the room!!! classic scene..
marvel72 - 8/1/2014, 4:24 PM
@ AlphaAndDecima

don't hate the film,its just nowhere near as good as batman begins or the dark knight.i would give the movie a between average/good rating 2.5/5.i just thought the whole sequence looked so cool batman turns up,forty police cars start chasing him,ducks in alley the police think they have him cornered,lights come on the bat takes flight & batman escapes.

just thought of another scene i liked,when alfred is standing at the graves crying & saying that he was sorry & that he had failed,very powerful scene but it lost some of its power when they revealed less than a minute later that bruce was still alive.
marvel72 - 8/2/2014, 4:55 PM
@ AlphaAndDecima

yeah i loved it,it wasn't perfect but i would rate it 4/5.the second best movie of phase 2 & fourth best out of the combined marvel cinematic universe,it may go higher once i see it again but my lists change depending on my mood.

as for my avatar,i change it once a month from comic covers to the latest marvel movie be it fox,marvel studios or sony.

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