Spider-Man 2 (2004)
Rosemary Harris: May Parker
Henry Jackson : Hi, Peter!
Peter Parker : Hey, Henry! You've grown tall.
May Parker : You'll never guess who he wants to be... Spider-Man!
Peter Parker : Why?
May Parker : He knows a hero when he sees one. Too few characters out there, flying around like that, saving old girls like me. And Lord knows, kids like Henry need a hero. Courageous, self-sacrificing people. Setting examples for all of us. Everybody loves a hero. People line up for them, cheer them, scream their names. And years later, they'll tell how they stood in the rain for hours just to get a glimpse of the one who taught them how to hold on a second longer. I believe there's a hero in all of us, that keeps us honest, gives us strength, makes us noble, and finally allows us to die with pride, even though sometimes we have to be steady, and give up the thing we want the most. Even our dreams.
May Parker : We need a hero, couragous sacrificing people, setting examples for all of us. Everybody loves a hero, people line up for 'em, cheer for them, scream their names, and years later tell how they stood in the rain for hours just to get a glimpse of the one who told them to HOLD ON a second longer. I believe theres a hero in all of us, that keeps us honest, gives us strength, makes us noble. And finally gets us to die with pride. Even though sometimes we have to be steady and give up the thing we want most, even our dreams.
Peter Parker : I'm responsible...
May Parker : For what?
Peter Parker : For what happened to Uncle Ben...
May Parker : But, you were at the library, you were doing your homework.
Peter Parker : He drove me to the library, but I never went in.
May Parker : What do you mean?
Peter Parker : [sobbing] I went someplace else, someplace where I thought I could win some money, to buy a car, because I wanted to impress Mary Jane. It happened so fast... I won the money, the guy wouldn't pay me, then he got robbed... the thief was running towards me... I could have stopped him, but I wanted to take revenge... I let him go, I let him get away. He wanted a car, he tried to take Uncle Ben's. Uncle Ben said no... and then he shot him. Uncle Ben was killed that night for being the only one who did the right thing. I held his hand when he died... I've tried to tell you so many times...
May Parker : [Peter apologizes for a previous conversation] Pish-posh. We needn't talk about it. Water over the dam, or under the bridge, or wherever you like it, but...
May Parker : You made a brave move in telling me the truth, and I'm proud of you, and I thank you, and I... I love you, Peter. So very, very much...
May Parker : Shame on you!
May Parker : [after Spider-Man saves her life] Ohh, have I been wrong about you!
May Parker : [Peter apologizes for a previous conversation] Pish-posh. We needn't talk about it. Water over the dam, or under the bridge, or wherever you like it.
Peter Parker : [consoling his Aunt who blamed herself for Uncle Ben's death] Aunt May, you don't have to punish yourself...
May Parker : Oh, I know I shouldn't. It's just that you wanted to take the subway, and he wanted to drive you. If only I had stopped him, we'd all three of us be having tea together.