9. Batman vs. The Joker (The Dark Knight)
Batman and The Joker exchange blows for real at the end of The Dark Knight when the Clown Price of Crime takes it to the Caped Crusader with a crowbar (in a very nice nod to the comic books, as it was one of those which he used to murder Robin). However, it’s the brief battle between these two when The Joker is in police custody which is the real stand out as an interrogation turns into a vicious beat down. Why? Well, the villain reveals that Batman will have to choose between saving his love interest or Gotham City’s District Attorney.
It’s a tense few minutes shot to perfection by Christopher Nolan, and Christian Bale and Heath Ledger delivered performances so utterly brilliant that Ben Affleck and whoever plays The Joker in future will need to do an awful lot to top this.