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, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger The Dark Knight is a 2008 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC Comics character. Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale), Police Lieutenant James Gordon (Gary Oldman) and District ...more

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Batman Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Michael Keaton Batman is a 1989 American superhero film directed by Tim Burton and produced by Jon Peters, based on the DC Comics character of the same name. It is the first installment of Warner Bros.' ...more

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Batman Begins Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson Batman Begins is a 2005 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC Comics character. After training with his mentor (Liam Neeson), Batman (Christian Bale) begins his fight to ...more

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The Dark Knight Rises Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman The Dark Knight Rises is a 2012 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC Comics character. Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, Batman (Christian Bale), with the ...more

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Batman Returns Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Danny DeVito Batman Returns is a 1992 American superhero film, directed and produced by Tim Burton, based upon the Batman character appearing in comics published by DC Comics. It is the second installment of ...more

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Batman: Mask of the Phantasm Mark Hamill, Dana Delany, Marilu Henner Batman: Mask of the Phantasm is a 1993 American animated superhero mystery film featuring the DC Comics character Batman, and is based on the 1990s Batman: The Animated Series. Produced by ...more

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Batman: Under the Red Hood Neil Patrick Harris, Jensen Ackles, Kelly Hu Batman: Under the Red Hood is a 2010 American superhero film produced by Warner Bros. Animation and released by Warner Home Video. It is the eighth animated feature in the DC Universe Animated ...more

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Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker Angie Harmon, Mark Hamill, Melissa Joan Hart Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker is a 2000 direct-to-video animated film featuring the comic book superhero Batman and his archenemy, the Joker. It is set in the continuity of the animated ...more

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Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 Ariel Winter, Michael Emerson, Peter Weller Batman: The Dark Knight Returns is a two-part direct-to-video animated superhero film, an adaptation of the 1986 comic book The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller and serves as a sequel to ...more

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Batman: Year One Eliza Dushku, Bryan Cranston, Katee Sackhoff Batman: Year One is a 2011 animated superhero film based on the four-issue story arc Batman: Year One printed in 1987. It premiered at Comic-Con on July 22 and was officially released October ...more

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Batman Forever Nicole Kidman, Drew Barrymore, Jim Carrey Batman Forever is a 1995 American superhero film directed by Joel Schumacher and produced by Tim Burton, based on the DC Comics character Batman. It is the third installment of the initial ...more

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Batman: the Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 Conan O'Brien, Ariel Winter, Paget Brewster Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 is an animated film.

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Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero Marilu Henner, Dean Jones, Kevin Conroy Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero is a 1998 direct-to-video animated feature film, the second based on Batman: The Animated Series, serving as a stand-alone sequel to Batman: Mask of the ...more

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

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teddybear1029 added Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is a 2016 American superhero film directed by Zack Snyder, based on the DC Comics characters. Fearing that the actions of Superman are left unchecked, Batman ...more

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Superman/Batman: Public Enemies Allison Mack, LeVar Burton, Clancy Brown Superman/Batman: Public Enemies is a 2009 original direct-to-video animated superhero film adaptation of "Public Enemies"—the opening story arc of DC Comics' Superman/Batman—which ...more

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Justice League: Doom Nathan Fillion, Olivia d'Abo, Juliet Landau Justice League: Doom is a 2012 animation film written by Dwayne McDuffie and directed by Lauren Montgomery.

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Batman: Assault on Arkham Matthew Gray Gubler, Neal McDonough, Kevin Conroy Batman: Assault on Arkham is a 2014 direct-to-video animated superhero film that is part of the DC Universe Animated Original Movies. Jay Oliva and Ethan Spaulding direct, with a script by Heath ...more

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Batman: Gotham Knight David McCallum, Parminder Nagra, Ana Ortiz Batman: Gotham Knight is a 2008 direct-to-DVD anthology film of six short animated superhero films intended to be set in between the films Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, though it is not ...more

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Superman/Batman: Apocalypse Summer Glau, Ed Asner, Andre Braugher Superman/Batman: Apocalypse is a 2010 direct-to-video animated superhero film based on the Superman/Batman comic storyline "The Supergirl from Krypton" and is a sequel to ...more

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Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths James Woods, Mark Harmon, Gina Torres A good version of Lex Luthor from a parallel Earth comes to the Justice League's dimension for help to fight their evil counterparts.

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Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman Kelly Ripa, Kyra Sedgwick, Kevin Michael Richardson Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman is a 2003 direct-to-video animated film based on the animated series The New Batman Adventures, serving as a stand-alone sequel to both Batman: Mask of the ...more

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The Lego Batman Movie is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list All Batman Movies List: Ranked from Best to Worst
MylesGilbert added The Lego Batman Movie Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera The Lego Batman Movie is a 2017 3D computer-animated superhero comedy film directed by Chris McKay. A cooler-than-ever Bruce Wayne (Will Arnett) must deal with the usual suspects as they plan to ...more

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Cablogula added Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox Dana Delany, Nathan Fillion, Ron Perlman Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox is a direct-to-video animated film adaptation of the 2011 comic book crossover "Flashpoint" by Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert. It is scripted by Jim ...more

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Justice League: The New Frontier Brooke Shields, Neil Patrick Harris, Lucy Lawless Justice League: The New Frontier is a 2008, direct-to-video, animated, superhero film adapted from the DC Comics limited series DC: The New Frontier. The film was written by Stan Berkowitz and ...more

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Batman & Robin Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Clooney, Uma Thurman Batman & Robin is a 1997 American superhero film based on the DC Comics character Batman. It is the fourth and final installment of Warner Bros.' initial Batman film series. The film was ...more

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The Batman vs. Dracula Peter Stormare, Kevin Michael Richardson, Tara Strong Gotham City is terrorized not only by recent escapees Joker and Penguin, but by the original creature of the night, Dracula! Can Batman stop the ruthless vampire before he turns everyone in the ...more

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Batman: Dead End Andrew Koenig, Clark Bartram Batman: Dead End is a fan film written and directed by Sandy Collora that premiered July 19, 2003 at the San Diego Comic-Con, and on the internet shortly thereafter. The film crosses over the DC ...more

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SlayerScott86 added Son of Batman Morena Baccarin, David McCallum, Giancarlo Esposito Son of Batman is a direct-to-video animated superhero film which is part of the DC Universe Animated Original Movies. It is an adaptation of Grant Morrison and Andy Kubert's 2006 Batman and Son ...more

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Son Goku added Lego Batman: The Movie – DC Super Heroes Unite Clancy Brown, Rob Paulsen, Brian Bloom Lego Batman: The Movie – DC Super Heroes Unite is a direct-to-video animated superhero action comedy film based on the video game Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes. Though the film has cutscenes ...more

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Cablogula added Justice League: War Michelle Monaghan, Shemar Moore, Sean Astin Justice League: War is an upcoming direct-to-video animated superhero film, an adaptation of Geoff Johns and Jim Lee's 2011 Justice League: Origin storyline. It was directed by Jay Oliva and ...more