Total Nerd All Batman Movies List: Ranked from Best to Worst  

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List Rules Movies that star Batman, both live action and animated.

After the release of The Dark Knight Rises, Christopher Nolan released the reins of the current Batman franchise after making three of the greatest of the Batman films of all time. Or were they? This list of the greatest Batman films ever is here to declare, in order, which of all Batman movies is really the top Batman film of all time. How can you possibly rank such masterpieces? It's easy - consider the mood, directing, actors, and storylines that the movie creators were able to capture in their films. Which of all of the Batman movies do you feel was most faithful to the original comics or more entertaining than the others? It's unlikely that anyone's answer would be a chronological list, given that the films have continued to build on themselves over time.

Batman has been one of the most popular comic book characters to make the jump to movies. This list has every adventure of the Dark Knight tallied by preference, from the Adam West all the way up to Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy with Christian Bale, including the final film, 2012's The Dark Knight Rises. It also includes the animated Batman movies that became popular in the mid-90s. But what is the best Batman movie? Or have you ever wondered how many Batman movies are there? This list will answer both those questions!

Batman films are so iconic and popular that there's even a whole genre of Batman fan films! Many other cultures have translated Batman films into their own languages too – Urutan film Batman is a popular international film.  FYI there's another list on Ranker of Best Batman Comics.

Vote for your favorite Batman movie titles below on this Batman movies list!
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The Dark Knight Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman

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1,805 574
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Batman Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Michael Keaton

2,022 614
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Batman Begins Katie Holmes, Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman

2,113 688
The Dark Knight Rises is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list All Batman Movies List: Ranked from Best to Worst
The Dark Knight Rises Anne Hathaway, Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman

1,325 540
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Batman Returns Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Danny DeVito

1,033 420
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Batman: Mask of the Phantasm Mark Hamill, Dana Delany, Marilu Henner

1,024 432
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Batman: Under the Red Hood Neil Patrick Harris, Jensen Ackles, Kelly Hu

745 393
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Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker Angie Harmon, Mark Hamill, Melissa Joan Hart

538 246
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Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 Ariel Winter, Michael Emerson, Peter Weller

620 424
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Batman: Year One Eliza Dushku, Bryan Cranston, Katee Sackhoff

610 856
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Batman Forever Nicole Kidman, Drew Barrymore, Jim Carrey

503 198
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Batman: the Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 Conan O'Brien, Ariel Winter, Paget Brewster

426 316
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jrdale1 added Batman 1966

464 424
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Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero Marilu Henner, Dean Jones, Kevin Conroy

430 297
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The Batman Superman Movie: World's Finest Mark Hamill, Dana Delany, Lisa Edelstein

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421 335
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Superman/Batman: Public Enemies Allison Mack, LeVar Burton, Clancy Brown

287 175
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teddybear1029 added Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Amy Adams, Ben Affleck, Alec Baldwin

367 195
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Justice League: Doom Nathan Fillion, Olivia d'Abo, Juliet Landau

291 142
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Batman: Assault on Arkham Matthew Gray Gubler, Neal McDonough, Kevin Conroy

375 403
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Batman: Gotham Knight David McCallum, Parminder Nagra, Ana Ortiz

389 302
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Superman/Batman: Apocalypse Summer Glau, Ed Asner, Andre Braugher

372 302
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Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths James Woods, Mark Harmon, Gina Torres

284 364
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Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman Kelly Ripa, Kyra Sedgwick, Kevin Michael Richardson

188 68
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Cablogula added Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox Dana Delany, Nathan Fillion, Ron Perlman

133 31
The Lego Batman Movie is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list All Batman Movies List: Ranked from Best to Worst
MylesGilbert added The Lego Batman Movie Michael Cera, Zach Galifianakis, Will Arnett

278 308
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Justice League: The New Frontier Brooke Shields, Neil Patrick Harris, Lucy Lawless

284 1,072
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Batman & Robin Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Clooney, Uma Thurman

146 230
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The Batman vs. Dracula Peter Stormare, Kevin Michael Richardson, Tara Strong

147 261
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Batman: Dead End Andrew Koenig, Clark Bartram

231 136
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SlayerScott86 added Son of Batman Morena Baccarin, David McCallum, Giancarlo Esposito

98 136
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Son Goku added Scooby Doo Meets Batman

86 113
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Son Goku added Lego Batman: The Movie – DC Super Heroes Unite Clancy Brown, Rob Paulsen, Brian Bloom

147 63
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Cablogula added Justice League: War Michelle Monaghan, Shemar Moore, Sean Astin