The Dark Knight Rises Favorite Scenes From the Trilogy


Jul 13, 2012
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Hey just wondering what everyone's favorite scenes were from BB TDK and TDKR. How about each chooses two best from each movie and then the scene you think is most powerful in the trilogy. I'll start it off.
BB- top two are Bruce training in LoS temple including him burning it to the ground. Second would be the LoS and ras al ghul coming to Wayne manor and burning it down. The whole "justice is balance" thing was so incredibly well done.
TDK-of course I would say the jokers interrogation scene as he laughs harder and harder with each punch. Totally maniacal. Next would be either jokers ending monologue because I love how he laughs at the fact that he is falling to his death or more likely the harvey dent/ two face joker hospital scene. Jokers monologue is chilling and the two most epic villians sharing the screen was awesome!
TDKR-I would surely put bane and batmans first fight as it was just so incredibly well done. The lack of musical score built up the intensity...and each of Banes menacing comments was even more and more threatening and menacing. After that I would put banes monologue in front of blackgate. THE DEFINITION OF MIND BLOWING. The way Tom hardy delivered this from behind the mask and the expression in his eyes is astounding. Ive seen the movie four times and this scene never ceases to give me chills in the way it constantly crescendos as the city turns on itself and Banes way of feeding them false hope is the most apparent when he says how Gotham will survive in unison with the bomb ticking down. This would get most powerful in the trilogy if not for.....
Best Trilogy Scene: the ending of TDK with Gordon, batman, two face and the kid. Incredible acting. Amazing emotion. Fantastic characters. Gripping climax. Chilling realization at the jokers true success. With each word Harvey said I grew more and more amazed at how this white knights heart had turned blacker than coal. The part that always gets me the most is, "why was it I who was the only one who lost everything?" " it wasn't" " the joker choose ME!" " because you were the best of us. He wanted to prove that even someone as good as you could fall." " and he was right" the delivery of that last line sends chills up my spine as Gotham's true hero acknowledges his downfall at the hands of the joker. Hope shattered. Faith broken. Mind blown. WOW amazing finale I can't get enough of it
Scenes that stand out to me are:

Bruce discovers the Cave
Batman's First Appearance (TDK)
Batman and Joker interrogation
TDK Ending
Bane breaks the Bat
Bruce rises from the Pit

EDIT: Adding some more

Batman Returns (Chase and Fire Symbol)
TDKR Ending
Any scene with Alfred in Rises
Falcone Bat Signal
BB Ending
Ra's Reveal
Bane exposes Harvey Dent
Harvey holds Gordon's family hostage
Batman's First Appearance (BB)
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Favorite scene is definitely the Joker interrogation, but a very close second is the 1st Bane fight.
A few I can remember now


Theater scene with Bruce and his parents
Tumblr rooftop-chase scene
Ra's sword fighting on the ice
Fire at Wayne Manor
Death of Loeb, Judge Surillo, Party at Wayne's Penthouse sequence- GENIOUS
Interrogation scene
Hospital dialogue between Two Face and the Joker
Last scene after Dent dies and Batman gets chased by the cops (endless tear-dropping)
Selina's introduction (Maid scene)
Bane at the stock exchange
Bar fight with Selina Kyle
Selina's robbery/rooftop fight/Bat-flight sequence
"I'm Gotham's reckoning"
Talia stabs Batman
Bat-pod, Tumblers, Bat chase
Joker interrogation and Joker upside down are the best, imo.


Oh yeah...How could i forget the pencil trick?

-Bruce finding the Batcave is one of the best too

-Rachel's death/Two-face's birth

-Lao's arrest

-Bane vs Batman, first fight.

-Does it come in black?

-Commissioner Gordon - Joker claps

- Swear to me!

-Chase/Bat pod/Truck flips

-Joker with his head outside the car

-Hospital explosion

-Joker's TV appearance - Laughter

-Wayne Manor an orphanage

-oh ho yeah ha he hi :)

-Scarecrow trial in TDKR - Verdict is walking the ice.

-Why so serious?

-Talia's flashback

-I`m Batman

-I'm buying this hotel

That's pretty much it, from the top of my head.
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I'll put telling my favorite scenes tomorrow. I'm going to go watch the TDKR tomorrow morning. I watched the batman begins two days ago and then TDK today then TDKR tomorrow :D. So my mind will be refreshed.
Batman' first night out
The Arkham fight and escape
Bruce's birthday party

Joker meets the mob
Batpod intro chase sequence
Two Face/Joker hospital scene

Catwoman in Dagget's house
Batman and Bane's first face off
Batman saving Gordon et all on the ice
Batman Begins
-Prison fight
-Ra's Al Ghul makes a lost, imprisoned Bruce Wayne an offer.
-Bruce and Ra's on the ice.
-After Rachel shames Bruce, he confronts Falcone.
-Bruce is reunited with Alfred and returns to Gotham.
-Batman takes out Falcone.
-Gordon finds Falcone tied to signal.
-Car chase.
-Batman flying over the gassed people of Gotham to battle Ra's Al Ghul for the train.
-Final Batman Gordon rooftop scene.

The Dark Knight
-The Joker's heist/introduction.
-Batman takes out a drug-dealing Scarecrow.
-Joker introduces himself to the mob.
-Batman, Gordon and Harvey Dent meet by the signal.
-Montage of Joker taking out the judge, the police commissioner and becoming his attack on Harvey/Wayne's party.
-Batman interrogates Maroni.
-Harvey Dent defends and protects the Batman at a press conference.
-Pretty much everything between Dent being hauled away to the armored car all the way to Batman putting the burned coin by Harvey's bedside.
-Batman and Joker's final conversation.
-The triumverant reconvenes in tragedy.
-Ending sequence.

The Dark Knight Rises
-Selina steals pearls from a weakened Bruce Wayne.
-Selina escapes being double-crossed.
-Gordon escapes Bane, Bane punishes his men.
-Bane robs Stock Exchange.
-Batman returns on the batpod.
-Bat/Cat team-up on the rooftop.
-Bane breaks the Bat.
-Crane's cameo and his "exile" punishments in the French-esque "People's Court."
-Dark Knight makes Gordon light the signal.
-Batman and Catwoman by the Batpod.
-Pretty much everything from the beginning of the final battle on Wall Street to the end credits.

Yes, I realize after the fact I listed most of each movie. Oh well.
Too many to mention, but the only scene that really stands out for me was the interrogation scene (Joker/Bats) TDK
Rising from the pit
Joker interrogation
TDKR ending
"I'm Batman"
Rachel's Letter and Dent seeing the burned coin
Batman V. Bane I

Those are my favorite scenes, in that order.
Batman Begins

-Gordon comforts young Bruce and then "Alfred, it was my fault!";
-Bruce and Falcone in the bar;
-"Would you like to see my mask?";
-"Dr. Crane isn't here right now, but if you'd like to make an appointment...".

The Dark Knight

-bank robbery;
-"My dogs are hongray!"
-"group therapy session" with The Joker;
-from interrogation of The Joker till the scene between Gordon and Harvey in the hospital;
-The Joker burns the money with Lau;
-all scenes with Two-Face.

The Dark Knight Rises

-all scenes with maid Selina;
-Selina escapes the police raid;
-Gordon and Bane in the sewers;
-the stock exchange and the following chase;
-Catsuit Selina scenes;
-Bane vs. Batman and the dialog in the prison;
-The destruction of the city;
-Selina's escape attempt, interrogation and Black Gate scenes;
-Crane scenes;
-the final encounter and till the end credits.
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Batman Begins:

Bruce meets Ra's
Bruce/Ra's ice sequence
Bruce tricks Ra's by cutting another members arm
Batman exposure to fear toxin
Batmans summons bats - year one style
Tumbler Chase
Joker Card Reveal

The Dark Knight:

Batman dropping on Cranes car in the car park
Pencil trick and all that scene
Joker Crashes the party
Reveal of the bat-pod from the tumbler
Joker interrogated by the 'bad' cop
Harvey Dent and joker - introduce a little anarchy
Sonar fight sequence
Ending monologue

The Dark Knight Rises:

Selina Meets Bruce
Bruce in the new Bat cave
Batman's first appearence shutting out tunnel lights
Batman and Bane pass on bikes glimpsing each other
Rooftop fight with Batman and Catwoman
Sewer fight with Bane
Bane at Gotham Rogues Game
Bruce rising from pit
The fire symbol
Whole riot, beating Bane, and ending sequence.
Batman Begins
"What can you do? You're just one guy"
"Now we're two."

(I also love the way he says 'You're a good cop. One of the few"

The Dark Knight
The way Joker lunges at Rachel and sniffs her in that creepy way. I wonder if Maggie wasn't exactly acting when she shuddered, followed by the line...

"I love 'em with a bit of fight in 'em"

The Dark Knight Rises
The way all the lights went out right before Batman makes his triumphant return in the tunnel. Amazing!

I also love the way Selina kicked his walking stick away. Such a cat! (I love cats of course)
Batman Begins

Bruce in the cave when the Bats swarm him
"I'm Batman... nice coat"
"would you like to see my mask"
"whats the point of all those push-ups if you can't lift a bloody log!"
The train fight with Ra's

The Dark Knight

Batmans intro + Cranes "not my diagnosis"
Joker meets the mob + Pencil trick + grenade rig
Jokers first video on the news "people will die, starting tonight..."
Interrogation scene
Joker driving the 18 wheeler, I love how Heath immersed himself in those scenes.
Jokers speech when dangling
All of two faces scenes
Gordons speech at the end

The Dark Knight Rises

Selinas intro / Dialogue with Bruce
Batmans return
The first Bane fight
Bane and Dagget scene
The fire Bat symbol
Scene with Catwoman and Gordon with Batman as he is about to take the bomb
Ending montage

off the top of my head...
Top two for me:

Bruce finds the batcave
Making the batarangs

Triumvirate on the rooftop
Flying in Hong Kong

Bruce at batcomputer researching Selina Kyle
John finds the batcave
Jokers magic trick is my choice of best scene.

The final few scenes from Rises also.
Batman Begins:

Bruce in prison

The Dark Knight:

Bank heist
Death of Loeb, Judge Surillo, Party at Wayne's Penthouse sequence
Rachel's death, Two-Face's birth
Hospital scene
Final Two-Face scene

The Dark Knight Rises:

Selina Kyle stealing the pearls
Bane beating up and breaking the Bat
Bruce Wayne rises
Cat-Woman kissing Batman
Bruce at the cafe
Batman Begins:

Bruce Wayne in prison then meeting Ra's Al Ghul
Bruce discovers Batcave for first time
Bruce getting his arsenal from Fox
Gordon's first meeting with Batman
Batman's first outing at the docks
"I'm Batman"
Gordon taking down Flass
"Swear to me!!!"
GCPD chasing Batman on the streets of Gotham
Batman taking down Scarecrow and Ra's Al Ghul
Gordon's final meeting with Batman and showing him the Joker card

The Dark Knight:
Joker taking robbing the bank
Jokers first meeting with mob bosses
Batmans first appearance
Batmans first meeting with Joker at the penthouse
Batman beating the crap of Joker at GCPD
Harvey Dents first appearance at the court
Harvey Dent s first meeting Bruce Wayne
Harvey Demt been White Knight
Harvey Dent becoming Two-Face
Joker saying he and Batman aerie destined to do this forever because Batman is too much fun
Two-Face's final scene before dying.
Batman escaping and Gordon's speech at the end

The Dark Knight Rises:
Bane's first appearance on the plane
Bane's first meeting with Batman
Batman returns for first time
Batman and Catwoman taking down Bane's men
Catwoman at Daggets place
Selina at Wayne manor meeting Bruce
Best scene of the trilogy for me is a tie between Joker riding with his head hanging out of the cop car in Dark Knight, and Bane stalking towards Selina and Batman during the escape from Daggett's compound in Rises. The rest:

Batman Begins:
Sword Fight on the Ice
Falcone-Bruce Wayne meeting flashback
Fox and Alfred with Bruce after his recovery
Batsuit Scene after Rachel drops off gift
Gordon driving the Tumbler
Fight on the train

The Dark Knight:
"I recommend you buy American."
Magic Trick, brilliant dialogue of that scene.
Hong Kong scene
Joker takes out Loeb and judge, Bruce saves Dent
Batpod sequence, flipping off the wall
Dent-Maroni car ride
Fox/Batman working to take down Joker
Dent's quote about chance being fair

The Dark Knight Rises:
Selina stealing the pearls
Batman chasing Bane's motorcycles, "You're in for a show tonight, kid!"
Bane-Batman fight
Bane speech, especially after "An army will be raised.."
Batman breaks Bane's mask
Selina on the Batpod
The whole wrap-up sequence with Bruce, Alfred, Fox, Gordon, and Blake
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What always gets me is "Why do we fall" by Thomas, and the way Alfred refers to it.
Great answers so far. I love how almost everyone has different scenes that they adored in this trilogy. Keep them coming guys!
Bruce and Ra's "will to act" fight scene
The bats embracing Bruce at the Batcave
Bruce creating Batman
Batman and Gordon's first interaction ("now we're two")
Batman's first appearance
"I never said thank you" Batman/Gordon scene

Batman's first appearance
entire chase scene ("hit me!")
Batman/Joker interrogation
Batman/Two-Face/Gordon at the end
Batman/Gordon final scene

Batman's first re-appearance
Batman and Catwoman fighting the mercenaries
Maskless Bruce at the Batcave
Bruce/Alfred scene ("goodbye Alfred")
Back break
Climbing out of the prison
Talia reveal
Batman/Gordon reveal
BatCat kiss
The shot of Batman before the bomb went off
Cafe scene
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