25 Coolest Superhero Movie Scenes Ever

Who is a hero? The one who saves people from bad guys. Who is a superhero? The one who saves people from bad guys, dramatically.

Given any superhero movie, we all witness a few bouts of excitement and implicitly wish to “be” in that very superhero “Avatar” for a few seconds, with the audience cheering for us instead. Such scenes become the decisive moments in a film’s storyline and determine the level of popularity or the viewership of a movie. Sometimes, such scenes also dictate our overall likeness of the film.

Notwithstanding the idea of the worst superhero movie scenes ever which are aplenty, here’s a list of coolest superhero movie scenes, which made us imaginarily don a superhero costume and go places momentarily, and which made us choose which side we want to be on. Scenes which brought in a glimpse of style and a speck of spice to their viewers. Though the list could be endless and there might be at least a hundred such instances in the cinematic history, which everyone thinks belong to the “par excellence” category, the ones that made it to this list are definitely worth applauding for.

Warning: Major Spoilers Ahead!


25. “Either You Die, Or I Do” – Man of Steel (2013)

A scene leading to the (interim) demise of Zod plus a lot of destruction around (leading to larger consequences in ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’), Superman proves to be every inch of an equal to Zod when confronted. Though Zod is visibly more adaptive to Earth’s atmosphere and his battle conditions, the Man of Steel doesn’t leave a stone unturned to help Zod meet his own fate. The special effects and the perspectives therein are enthralling.


24. Mind Your Head – Logan (2017)

Starting with a severed head in the hands of a young mutant girl and culminating with one of the most reckless driving, chasing, killing and almost hit-by-a-train sequences, this scene offers an edge of the seat experience with a bunch of drama and sorrow. A lot of revelations that are made during this entire scene and the surprises that are thrown around by a young girl are true of a binding experience. The sight of a novice killing machine is reminiscent of a once young, berserk and powerful, self-healing Logan.


23. Where’s My Face?! – Watchmen (2009)

If Nolan is to mind, Snyder is certainly to eyes. A visual treat at that, the entire scene of Rorschach’s escape from the prison accompanied by his cohorts – Nite Owl and Silk Spectre is replete with action, gore, blazing background score and witty lines. The pun and the stakes run high on this spectacle, which hasn’t been replicated so far. A movie which shouldn’t be remade and a scene which definitely cannot be.


22. “You Know What I’m Sayin?” – Ant-Man (2015)

I haven’t seen more quirk and wit in any scene other than this one. Have you? ‘Ant-Man’ is probably the funniest movie that Marvel has come up with and Michael Peña’s storytelling? My, my. Words cannot simply describe two of those timeless moments on screen, the one about the probable heist and another about a “guy who shrinks”. This is a one-of-its-kind act which should go into the annals of movie making history as one of the greatest comic moments ever. Watch it now if you haven’t, and “back it up” a couple of times, just in case. D’you know what I am sayin?


21. “You’re In For A Show Tonight, Son” – The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

The music of Hans Zimmer adds to the fervour. Though we had already seen a length of Bruce Wayne’s presence on the screen until this landmark Batman’s first appearance in the film, a sight of Batman chasing Bane’s thugs on the Batpod, who pull out a stock market heist is pretty enough to raise the adrenaline. Plus a couple of cops building up the infamous repute that Batman has is worthy of the score. Those who’re die-hard fans of The Caped Crusader would whistle all they could, during this scene.


20. “Have You Seen This Man?” – Deadpool (2016)

The first fifteen minutes of the movie are an absolute delight, with Deadpool throwing in some cuss words and shooting crazy-ass bullets all over the place. The part where he counts the number of bullets, with the count written on each one of the bullets is worth your while. While he tries and breaks the fifth wall in the mean time, the puns he pulls out with brains splashing and blood spilling all over are pretty cool moments to watch.


19. Chugging Off The Train – The Wolverine (2013)

While The Wolverine is steadily losing his superpowers and is on the possible brink of meeting his demise, thanks to The Viper,  his endurance is put to test in a High-Speed Train. Or rather, above it. While it is extremely difficult to cope with the momentum of a train that is clocking hundreds of miles an hour, watching a wounded and sorry Wolverine defend himself and Mariko from a bunch of highly motivated assailants is something of a rarity. An edge of the seat affair, this one.


18. “Are You A Monster?” – Ant-Man (2015)

We can’t possibly ignore the epic battle between Ant-Man and Yellowjacket, can we? The one that aptly shows the battle between the perspectives and the stark differences between the likes of the ants and humans, the scene is both funny and instigating, all credits to the cute little Cassie. Does Ant-Man save the day? Well, guess everyone knows the answer. Watch out for the part where Yellowjacket is almost run over by a “train”.


17. The Bullet Falls Flat – Superman Returns (2006)

Not one of the greatest Superman movies yet, but a couple of scenes that might have saved the day include this one for sure. A miscreant fires a volley of bullets at Superman, then directs a pistol at Superman’s eye, presses the trigger and the bullet hits Superman’s eyeball. The bullet, instead of inducing some expected damage to the eye (well, at least), flattens and falls like a drop of water. What happens next isn’t shown, for we all know the outcome. That’s followed by a smirk on Superman’s face.


16. Martha Did Not Die Today – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

It starts like this – Batman beats Superman to smithereens and just when he is to deliver his final blow, Superman utters “Find Him, Save Martha”. With animosity turning its tables, Batman embarks on a staggering quest, but with a promise.

I think this would probably be the least CGI-savvy scene of the movie. Batman beats the crap out of Luthor’s goons knowing his “friend’s” mother Martha is in trouble. The sheer agility of the Batman, his dramatic entrance from beneath the floor, the way he dodges bullets and pulls his punches through is a no match for the lowly troublemakers. The drool-worthy factor in this scene relies upon showcasing Batman’s true strengths and the grit of his character. And obviously his no-kill principle.

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  • Sry but 2 of the best scenes evr are not here “he’s the hero Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So, we’ll hunt him, because he can take it. Because he’s not our hero….”(you know the rest i think) The scene which explains why the movie is named The Dark Knight.