6. Batman Begins (2005)
“They told me there was nothing out there, nothing to fear. But the night my parents were murdered I caught a glimpse of something. I’ve looked for it ever since. I went around the world, searched in all the shadows. And there is something out there in the darkness, something terrifying, something that will not stop until it gets revenge… Me.”
When he was small, Bruce Wayne fell into a well where he was attacked by a lot of bats and after the attack he remains with a phobia towards them. Shortly afterwards, witnessed the killing of his parents by the thief Joe Chill and Bruce remains with his butler Alfred Pennyworth who was considered family. 14 years later, Chill is on parole in exchange for testimony against the biggest mafia in the city of Gotham, Carmine Falcone. Bruce went to trial with the intention to killing Chill, but one of Falcone’s men did it before him.
Then Bruce discusses with Falcone who tells him that real power comes from fear. Bruce decides to travel and learn more and more about the underworld before and he has to become one of them. In a prison in southern Asia, Henri Ducard offers to instruct him in the art of camouflage and fear as a member of the “League of Shadows” led by Ra’s al Ghul. After completing their training, Bruce learns that the true intention of the League is to destroy Gotham city, which they considered so corrupt that it cannot be saved.
He refuses to join in this endeavor and burned the temple to the ground. Ra’s is trapped in the ruins of the temple and dies, while Bruce saves Ducard, who remained unconscious, and leave it in the care of local people. Some time later, Bruce returns to Gotham. Despite its public image of spoiled playboy, he is interested in his family’s company, Wayne Enterprises, which is now led by rookie William Earle scruples.
Bruce meets the most important scientist of the company, Lucius Fox, which shows several technological prototypes including Tumbler (armored car) and armor. Once he takes these things and after he faces his fear of bats, he takes the identity of Batman and starts a war against organized crime in Gotham City.
5. Green Lantern (2011)
“In brightest day, in blackest night / no evil shall escape my sight / Let those who worship evil’s might / beware my power, Green Lantern’s light.”
Millions of years ago, some beings called “Guardians of the Universe” used an essence of willpower to create an intergalactic police called “Green Lantern Corporation“. They divided the universe into 3,600 sectors, each with one Green Lantern (Ryan Reynolds). Such a Green Lantern, Abin Sur of Sector 2814, defeating Parallax and imprisoned in the lost Sector of planet Ryuta. Nowadays, Parallax escapes from prison and is close to killing Abin Sur, escaping and forced landing on Earth, he orders his ring to find someone worthy to wear it.
The ring chooses Hal Jordan, a test pilot maverick, and transports it to Abin Sur crash site where he is proclaims as Green Lantern, giving him a lamp and putting him to swear an oath. At home, Hal submits that oath and is teleported to the planet Oa of Green Lantern Corporation, where he meets Tomar-Re and Kilowog, with whom they train, the Corporation and its leader, Sinestro, that believes he is not suitable to be a Green Lantern and is a coward.
Meanwhile, the son of a senator, scientist Hector Hammond performed an autopsy on the corpse of Abin Sur, and a piece of Parallax located in Hammond enters the body, providing him telepathic and telekinetic powers, but affects judgment. After learning he had the opportunity to get into the lab because his father pulled strings, Hammond tried to kill his father using his telekinetic powers to sabotage his helicopter. However, Hal Jordan saves the Senator and the other people.
Back on planet Oa, Sinestro guards tell him that Parallax was once one of them until he wanted to control yellow essence of fear and become its embodiment. Believing that the only way to fight fear is fear Sinestro proposes that the Guardians forge a yellow ring of the same power and let the Parallax to destroy the earth to protect the planet Oa. However, Hal wants a chance to oppose the Parallax destroing him and save both planets.
4. Batman: The Dark Knight (2008)
“Oh, you. You just couldn’t let me go, could you? This is what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object. You are truly incorruptible, aren’t you? Huh? You won’t kill me out of some misplaced sense of self-righteousness. And I won’t kill you because you’re just too much fun. I think you and I are destined to do this forever.”
In Gotham City, Joker and his accomplices rob a bank and Joker devises a brilliant plan that makes them to kill each other, one by one, while he manages to leave alone with all the money. Lt. Jim Gordon and Batman decide to include in the new district attorney, Harvey Dent in their plan to eradicate the mafia in the city.
The Mafia leaders, Sal Maroni, Gambol and “Chechen” hold a videoconference with Lau, a Chinese accountant that hid their money and flew to Hong Kong.
Interrupts the meeting and warns that Batman can act whenever he wants disregard of court. He offers to kill Batman in exchange for half of their money, but the mob refused this, and Gambol put a bounty on his head. Joker kills Gambol and then takes control of its people while Batman captures Lau and brings him back to Gotham to testify against Joker and the mobsters. Joker announces that people will die each day until Batman will reveal their true identity.
Then kills Commissioner Gillian B. Loeb and the one dealing with the mobsters faith. After another series of attacks, Bruce Wayne seems decided to disclose its identity, but Dent himself as Batman to protect the truth. Dent is then placed in a protection program and Joker frantically pursues him throughout the city. Although initially is captured by Batman and the police, this was because the Joker wanted to be there and he eventually escape continuing to terrorize the city.