Sunday, May 28, 2023

List: Top 3 X-Men Scenes

This week on Episode 329 of the InSession Film Podcast, inspired by Dark Phoenix and this era of the X-Men franchise coming to an end, we decided to talk about our favorite scenes from the X-Men films. The X-Men franchise has had its ups and downs, but the one thing we can all (hopefully) agree on, is that it’s had many great scenes that work very well on their own terms. Whether it be the memorable and exciting moments of action, the bursts of emotion we get at times, or the great performances of these films, there are plenty of great scenes to choose from. And hopefully we did the franchise justice with our picks this week. That said, here are our lists:

(Note: Please keep in mind that we each had different criteria for our selections. Also there are some spoilers below for some picks.)


1) Xavier Scene – X-Men: Days of Future Past
2) Logan’s Death – Logan
3) Erik Loses Family – X-Men: Apocalypse


1) Mutant and Proud Beach Scene – X-Men: First Class
2) Nightcrawler Attack on White House – X2
3) Quicksilver Saves X-Men – X-Men: Days of Future Past

Honorable Mentions (Combined)

Opening Auschwitz Scene – X-Men
Chess – X-Men
Wolverine / Rogue Train Scene – X-Men
Statue of Liberty Sequence – X-Men
Prison Escape – X2
“Coming Out” – X2
Assault on Xavieir’s School – X2
Wolverine / Lady Deathstrike – X2
Angel Sawing Wings – The Last Stand
Beast Sees Normal Hand – The Last Stand
Magneto Kills Shaw – First Class
Training Montage – First Class
Magneto Bar Scene – First Class
Lifting Sub – First Class
Sentinel Climax – Days of Future Past
Opening Action – Days of Future Past
Plane Scene – Days of Future Past
Magneto Destroys Auschwitz – Apocalypse
Quicksilver Moment – Apocalypse
Wolverine Sequence – Apocalypse
Xavier’s Death – Logan
Dinner Scene – Logan
Freeway Chase – Deadpool
Opening Credits – Deadpool 2
Prison Sequence – Deadpool 2
Final Action Scenes – Deadpool / Deadpool 2
Any Scene Between Deadpool / Colossus – Deadpool / Deadpool 2
Any Scene Between Xavier / Magneto – Both Iterations

Hopefully you guys enjoyed our lists and if you agree or disagree with us, let us know in the comment section below. As mentioned above, there are so many great scenes from this franchise despite the uneven quality of the films themselves. Meaning, there could be several other scenes that we forgot to mention. That being said, what would be your Top 3? Leave a comment in the comment section or email us at

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For more lists done by the InSession Film crew and other guests, be sure see our Top 3 Movie Lists page.

JD Duran
JD Duran
InSession Film founder and owner. I love film. Love art. Love how it intersects with our real lives. My favorite movies include Citizen Kane, The 400 Blows, Modern Times, The Godfather and The Tree of Life. Follow me on Twitter @RealJDDuran. Follow us @InSessionFilm.

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