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Every Version of Batman You Can Watch, Ranked  

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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 Ser... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Every Version of Batman You Can Watch, Ranked
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 Every Version of Batman You Can Watch, Ranked
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: Mask of the Phan... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Every Version of Batman You Can Watch, Ranked
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 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Every Version of Batman You Can Watch, Ranked
Batman is a 1989 American superhero film directed by Tim Burton, based on the DC Comics character. The Dark Knight of Gotham City (Michael Keaton) begins his war on crime with his first major ...more

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The Dark Knight Rises is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Every Version of Batman You Can Watch, Ranked
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 Begins is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Every Version of Batman You Can Watch, Ranked
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 Ho... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Every Version of Batman You Can Watch, Ranked
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... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Every Version of Batman You Can Watch, Ranked
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 Every Version of Batman You Can Watch, Ranked
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 Adventure... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Every Version of Batman You Can Watch, Ranked
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 Every Version of Batman You Can Watch, Ranked
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 Returns is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Every Version of Batman You Can Watch, Ranked
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Batman: The Dark Knight ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Every Version of Batman You Can Watch, Ranked
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Justice League Unlimited... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Every Version of Batman You Can Watch, Ranked
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Batman: The Dark Knight ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Every Version of Batman You Can Watch, Ranked
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Batman: Year One is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Every Version of Batman You Can Watch, Ranked
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 Movi... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Every Version of Batman You Can Watch, Ranked
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 Flas... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Every Version of Batman You Can Watch, Ranked
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Batman & Mr. Freeze:... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Every Version of Batman You Can Watch, Ranked
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Superman/Batman: Apocaly... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Every Version of Batman You Can Watch, Ranked
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Batman: Assault on Arkha... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Every Version of Batman You Can Watch, Ranked
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Superman/Batman: Public ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Every Version of Batman You Can Watch, Ranked
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The Batman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Every Version of Batman You Can Watch, Ranked
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The Batman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Every Version of Batman You Can Watch, Ranked
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Batman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Every Version of Batman You Can Watch, Ranked
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