Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, the Dark Knight must return to defend Gotham City against the jewel thief Catwoman and the ruthless mercenary Bane as the city faces potential destruction.
Watching a couple Caped Crusader classics really drives home just how gritty Nolan made the franchise. Still, whether you're in the mood for a goody-two-shoes in tights or a tortured vigilante with half a drump-truck's worth of gravel in his throat, you're bound to find something in this complete collection of Batman's biggest big-screen hits.
Here it is, a collection of the very best superhero movies of the millennium. Whether they're from Marvel, DC, Darkhorse, or just the top of a daring director's head, the supernatural vigilantes in this list are sure to entertain.
Forget perfectly coiffed softies like Superman and Captain American. These tortured superheroes have some pain behind their eyes. Their enemies have pain all over their face and bodies. Think Batman, Hellboy, and Ghost Rider.
Shields, webs, and hammers are flying about all over the place in this collection of blockbusters based on warring titans Marvel and DC comics. Check out our 'Classic Marvel and DC Adaptations' for some retro fun in the same vein.
After his performance in 'The Machinist', for which he dropped 60lbs by subsisting on one meal a day, it's hard to deny Bale's devotion to the craft. What's even more impressive is that he began preparing for 'Batman' almost immediately after production finished - and managed to get superhero level ripped in a matter of weeks. Where can we get us some of THAT protein powder?
Ever wondered what $160 million could buy you? Only the very cheapest of these films, for starters. If you like eye-popping CGI, star-studded casts, and characters that are just begging to be made into action figures, then check out this collection of the biggest sci-fi blockbusters Hollywood has to offer.
As the now appropriately named Gary Oldman becomes an older and older man, make sure you save some time to reflect on the length and breadth of his acting career, ranging all the way back to the 80s with 'Sid and Nancy' and 'Prick Up Your Ears'.