Total Nerd The Best Versions Of Batman You Watched As A Kid  

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Batman is arguably the most recognizable superhero on the planet. There's iconic, there's legendary, and then there's Batman.

As such, there are many different variations of the character and dozens of formats the character has been utilized in. Be it dramatic TV interpretations of his youth, short animated series, or the multitude of versions in theaters, the Dark Knight always finds a way onto our screens, in one way or another.

We've decided to compile some of our favorites here. Do you like Batman: Beyond more than Batman: The Animated Series? Is Tim Burton's Batman Returns your favorite film or do you secretly love Batman & Robin? When it comes to the most amazing interpretation of The Bat, are you all about Adam West or are you kind of digging Ben Affleck?

Here's your chance to see where it all lines up. What are the greatest interpretations of the Batman ever? Vote up your favorites!

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Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Versions Of Batman You Watched As A Kid
Batman: The Animated Series is an American animated television series based on the DC Comics superhero Batman. It was produced by Warner Bros. Animation and originally aired on the Fox Network ...more

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The Dark Knight is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Versions Of Batman You Watched As A Kid
The Dark Knight is a 2008 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC Comics character, Batman. Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale), Police Lieutenant James Gordon (Gary Oldman) and ...more

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Batman Begins is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Versions Of Batman You Watched As A Kid
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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Batman: Under the Red Hood is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Versions Of Batman You Watched As A Kid
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 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Versions Of Batman You Watched As A Kid
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: Mask of the Phantasm is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Versions Of Batman You Watched As A Kid
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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The Dark Knight Rises is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Versions Of Batman You Watched As A Kid
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 Beyond: Return of the J... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Versions Of Batman You Watched As A Kid
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 Beyond is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Versions Of Batman You Watched As A Kid
Batman Beyond is an American animated television series created by Warner Bros. Animation in collaboration with DC Comics as a continuation of the Batman legacy. Depicting a teenaged Batman in a ...more

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The New Batman Adventures is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Versions Of Batman You Watched As A Kid
The New Batman Adventures is an American animated television series based on the DC Comics superhero Batman, and is a continuation of Batman: The Animated Series. It was produced by Warner Bros. ...more

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Justice League is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Versions Of Batman You Watched As A Kid
Justice League is an American animated television series which ran from 2001 to 2004 on Cartoon Network. It is part of the DC animated universe. The show was produced by Warner Bros. Animation. ...more

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Batman: The Dark Knight Return... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Versions Of Batman You Watched As A Kid
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: The Dark Knight Return... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Versions Of Batman You Watched As A Kid
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 is an animated film.

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Justice League Unlimited is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Versions Of Batman You Watched As A Kid
Justice League Unlimited was an American animated television series produced by Warner Bros. Animation and aired on Cartoon Network. Featuring a wide array of superheroes from the DC Comics ...more

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Batman: Year One is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Versions Of Batman You Watched As A Kid
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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The Batman Superman Movie: Wor... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Versions Of Batman You Watched As A Kid
The Batman Superman Movie: World's Finest is a 1997 animated feature comprised of the Superman: The Animated Series 3-part episode "World's Finest" released on VHS and DVD. It depicts ...more

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Justice League: The Flashpoint... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Versions Of Batman You Watched As A Kid
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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Superman/Batman: Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Versions Of Batman You Watched As A Kid
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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The Batman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Versions Of Batman You Watched As A Kid
The Batman is a 2019 superhero film directed by Matt Reeves, based on the DC Comics character. A deeper look into the detective side of Batman (Ben Affleck).

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Superman/Batman: Public Enemie... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Versions Of Batman You Watched As A Kid
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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Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Versions Of Batman You Watched As A Kid
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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Batman Returns is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Versions Of Batman You Watched As A Kid
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: Mystery of the Batwoma... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Versions Of Batman You Watched As A Kid
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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Son of Batman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Versions Of Batman You Watched As A Kid
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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Batman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Versions Of Batman You Watched As A Kid
Batman, often promoted as Batman: The Movie, is a 1966 film based on the Batman television series, and the first full-length theatrical adaptation of the DC Comics character Batman. Released by ...more