After the premiere 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. There's also no end in sight to his cinematic appearances, as a new Batman film is slated to appear in 2021. 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! And if you're a real fan, check out our list of the best Batman actors who ever donned the batsuit.
Directed by: Christopher NolanThe Dark Knight is a 2008 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC Comics... more on Wikipedia
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Directed by: Curt GedaBatman Beyond: Return of the Joker is a 2000 direct-to-video animated film featuring the comic... more on Wikipedia
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Directed by: Jay OlivaBatman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 is an animated film.
The Lego Batman MovieWill Arnett, Zach Galifianakis
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Batman: Assault on ArkhamMatthew Gray Gubler, Neal McDonough
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Justice League: WarMichelle Monaghan, Shemar Moore
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Directed by: Sam LiuSuperman/Batman: Public Enemies is a 2009 original direct-to-video animated superhero film... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Toshihiko MasudaThe Batman Superman Movie: World's Finest is a 1997 animated feature comprised of the...
Directed by: Ethan SpauldingSon of Batman is a direct-to-video animated superhero film which is part of the DC Universe... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Boyd KirklandBatman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero is a 1998 direct-to-video animated feature film, the second based... more on Wikipedia
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