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The Dark Knight (2008)

“The Dark Knight” (2008) on IMDb
Rating: 5/5
“The Dark Knight” (2008) movie poster

This is a really dark, intense, and unpredictable movie that works on many levels and deals with a number of complex themes in a refreshing way. I think even people who are not fans of superhero movies can enjoy and appreciate the movie—a testament to its quality. Heath Ledger owns every scene he is in, and his portrayal of the Joker is mesmerizing and unforgettable; Aaron Eckhart is excellent as Harvey Dent/Two-Face. Spider-Man 2 may be the ultimate traditional superhero movie (Iron Man comes pretty close, though), but The Dark Knight is an engrossing tour de force that transcends its genre.