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The Best Michael Keaton Movies

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List of the best Michael Keaton movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Michael Keaton has played Batman, Beetlejuice and Jack Frost throughout his impressive, character-driven career. Michael Keaton's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Michael Keaton movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Michael Keaton movies will be at the top of the list. Michael Keaton has been in a lot of films, these are the greatest Michael Keaton movies of all time is, inarguably the most entertaining Michael Keaton films that you should probably watch on your next movie night.

If you think the best Michael Keaton role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Michael Keaton performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

The list you're viewing is made up of different films like Mr. Mom and My Life.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Michael Keaton movies?" and "What are the greatest Michael Keaton roles of all time?" If you are fan of Keaton's caped crusades, you might also enjoy our list of best Jack Nicholson movies and best Val Kilmer movies.

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  • Batman1
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    Batman

    Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger

    Released1989

    Directed byTim Burton

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  • Beetlejuice2
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    Beetlejuice

    Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder

    Released1988

    Directed byTim Burton

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  • Mr. Mom3
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    Mr. Mom

    Michael Keaton, Christopher Lloyd

    Released1983

    Directed byStan Dragoti

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  • Night Shift4
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    Night Shift

    Kevin Costner, Shannen Doherty

    Released1982

    Directed byRon Howard

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  • Multiplicity5
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    Multiplicity

    Julie Bowen, Michael Keaton

    Released1996

    Directed byHarold Ramis

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  • Birdman6
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    Birdman

    Emma Stone, Naomi Watts

    Released2014

    Directed byAlejandro González Iñárritu

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  • Batman Returns7
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    Batman Returns

    Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken

    Released1992

    Directed byTim Burton

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  • The Dream Team8
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    The Dream Team

    Michael Keaton, Christopher Lloyd

    Released1989

    Directed byHoward Zieff

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  • Gung Ho9
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    Gung Ho

    Michael Keaton, John Turturro

    Released1986

    Directed byRon Howard

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  • Pacific Heights10
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    Pacific Heights

    Michael Keaton, Melanie Griffith

    Released1990

    Directed byJohn Schlesinger

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  • Johnny Dangerously11
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    Johnny Dangerously

    Danny DeVito, Dick Butkus

    Released1984

    Directed byAmy Heckerling

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  • Much Ado About Nothing12
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    Much Ado About Nothing

    Kate Beckinsale, Denzel Washington

    Released1993

    Directed byKenneth Branagh

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  • Spider-man: Homecoming13
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    Spider-man: Homecoming

    Tom Holland, Michael Keaton

    Released2017

    Directed byJon Watts

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  • Clean and Sober14
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    Clean and Sober

    Morgan Freeman, Michael Keaton

    Released1988

    Directed byGlenn Gordon Caron

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  • Toy Story 315
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    Toy Story 3

    Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg

    Released2010

    Directed byLee Unkrich

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  • My Life16
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    My Life

    Nicole Kidman, Queen Latifah

    Released1993

    Directed byBruce Joel Rubin

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  • Jack Frost17
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    Jack Frost

    Michael Keaton, Stevie Ray Vaughan

    Released1998

    Directed byTroy Miller

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  • The Other Guys18
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    The Other Guys

    Eva Mendes, Dwayne Johnson

    Released2010

    Directed byAdam McKay

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  • Cars19
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    Cars

    Tom Hanks, Billy Crystal

    Released2006

    Directed byJohn Lasseter, Joe Ranft

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  • Spotlight20
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    Spotlight

    Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton

    Released2015

    Directed byTom McCarthy

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  • Jackie Brown21
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    Jackie Brown

    Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released1997

    Directed byQuentin Tarantino

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  • The Founder22
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    The Founder

    Linda Cardellini, Michael Keaton

    Released2016

    Directed byJohn Lee Hancock

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  • The Paper23
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    The Paper

    Marisa Tomei, Robert Duvall

    Released1994

    Directed byRon Howard

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  • The Merry Gentleman24
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    The Merry Gentleman

    Michael Keaton, Kelly Macdonald

    Released2009

    Directed byMichael Keaton

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  • Inventing the Abbotts25
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    Inventing the Abbotts

    Jennifer Connelly, Liv Tyler

    Released1997

    Directed byPat O'Connor

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