>Daredevil: The Man Without Fear (1997).
Directed by Chris Columbus.
Matt Murdock is a blind lawyer who lives in Hell's Kitchen, New York City. As a child, he was blinded by a chemical spill while preventing an old man from being run over, which affords him enhanced senses which he uses to teach himself martial arts. Shortly afterwards, his father, boxer Jack "Mephisto" Murdock, is murdered by Wilson Fisk, an enforcer of Roscoe "Fixer" Sweeney for refusing to take a dive, and Matt adopts the identity of "Daredevil" to avenge his father and becomes a vigilante. Fisk takes opportunity of the incident to take over Sweeney's operaton and climb the ranks to become the Kingpin of New York City's criminal underworld.
Matt, who has a habit of voicing his thoughts out loud, develops a relationship with Elektra Natchios, the vivacious daughter of diplomat Nikolas Natchios, after finding her walking on a tripwire across the Twin Towers. Elektra's father is is later killed by Juan Del Toro, an assassin on Fisk's payroll, who adopts the identity of "Bullseye". Fisk acquires evidence that Murdock is Daredevil and believes to have had him assassinated, but Murdock is rescued by his mother, Sister Grace, a local nun who nurses him back to health. In his absence, Fisk moves forward with his plan to be elected Mayor, and brainwashes Elektra to become his private assassin and sex slave, hiring ninjas to train her in combat.
Once recovered, Murdock sabotages Fisk's operations and rescues Elektra. They expose Fisk's crimes and he is arrested by the police, but Elektra is killed by Bullseye, who is then dies while fighting Daredevil. The ninjas use ancient techniques to revive Elektra, and she departs to train with them, vowing to return one day to rejoin Murdock in protecting the city.
>Edward Norton as Matt Murdock / Daredevil.