Captain America: The First Avenger. One of the training camp scenes. Tommy Lee Jones says, "You don't win wars with niceness, Doctor. You win wars with guts," and lobs what seems like a live grenade into the middle of the star-jumping recruits. "GRENADE!!" he bellows, and the recruits scarper left and right... Except tiny, asthmatic Steve Rogers, who leaps on the grenade and curls his body tight around it. "Get away!" he yells. "Get back!"
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(the transformation scene is pretty amazing as well)
Two moments from Batman Begins. One is Bruce Wayne turning up at a swanky hotel in a Lamborghini with two young ladyfriends in tow. The chattering classes discuss Batman. Bruce does his shallow playboy routine, throwing out a facile soundbite when asked about Batman, but absorbing what the others have to say. The hotel manager leans in, informing Bruce that "the pool is for decoration and your friends do not have swimwear."
"They're European," Bruce responds. When asked to leave, Bruce says he is buying the hotel and setting new rules about the pool area. I thought it perfectly captured the fun of the millionaire (later billionaire) playboy disguise of the character. Not perfect in how these kind of transactions actually go through though...
The other scene from this film is at the end, with a world-weary Jim Gordon discussing the state of Gotham with his strange, new ally. "We still haven't picked up Crane or half the inmates of Arkham that he freed," says Gordon.
"We will," says Batman. It's a guarantee. "We can bring Gotham back."
That whole scene is perfect -- the talk of escalation, the Joker card ("I'll look into it.") and then the coda:
Gordon: I never said thank you.
Batman: And you'll never have to.
(Leaps from the roof into the Gotham night. Credits roll.)