39. Batman Begins
The influence of Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins can still be felt all over blockbuster cinema, and we’ve not yet passed the era of the dark and gritty reboot being the preferred method of rebooting a franchise.
It’s comfortably one of the best comic book movies ever made, and the final scene of the movie caps the origin story off in fitting fashion by teasing a much more iconic foe still to come.
Gary Oldman’s Commissioner Gordon could have easily winked at the camera when handing Christian Bale’s Dark Knight a Joker card, but instead it serves to remind audiences that this Batman is ready for anything, while also setting expectations for the arrival of his arch-nemesis in the sequel.