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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.

Ron Howard and Tim Burton have both worked with Michael Keaton over the years, as have plenty of other well-known directors. Movie fans who love Michael Keaton have also been known to enjoy films starring Billy Crystal and Kurt Russell.

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Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder, Geena Davis

Released: 1988

Directed by: Tim Burton

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Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Michael Keaton

Released: 1989

Directed by: Tim Burton

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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Michael Keaton, Christopher Lloyd, Teri Garr

Released: 1983

Directed by: Stan Dragoti

Mr. Mom is a 1983 American comedy film directed by Stan Dragoti and written by John Hughes about Jack Butler, a stay-at-home dad. It stars Michael Keaton, Teri Garr, Jeffrey Tambor, Ann Jillian, ...more

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Kevin Costner, Shannen Doherty, Michael Keaton

Released: 1982

Directed by: Ron Howard

Night Shift is a 1982 American comedy film, one of former actor Ron Howard's earliest directorial efforts. It stars Howard's Happy Days co-star Henry Winkler along with Michael Keaton, in his ...more

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Julie Bowen, Michael Keaton, Andie MacDowell

Released: 1996

Directed by: Harold Ramis

Multiplicity is a 1996 comedy film, starring Michael Keaton and Andie MacDowell. The film was co-produced and directed by Harold Ramis. The original music score was composed by George Fenton.

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Michael Keaton, Melanie Griffith, Tippi Hedren

Released: 1990

Directed by: John Schlesinger

Pacific Heights is a 1990 psychological thriller film directed by John Schlesinger, written by Daniel Pyne, and starring Melanie Griffith, Matthew Modine, and Michael Keaton. Griffith's ...more

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The Dream Team Michael Keaton, Christopher Lloyd, Lorraine Bracco

Released: 1989

Directed by: Howard Zieff

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Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Danny DeVito

Released: 1992

Directed by: Tim Burton

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Danny DeVito, Dick Butkus, Michael Keaton

Released: 1984

Directed by: Amy Heckerling

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Michael Keaton, John Turturro, Clint Howard

Released: 1986

Directed by: Ron Howard

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Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Keaton

Released: 2010

Directed by: Lee Unkrich

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Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, Edward Norton

Released: 2014

Directed by: Alejandro González Iñárritu

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Morgan Freeman, Michael Keaton, M. Emmet Walsh

Released: 1988

Directed by: Glenn Gordon Caron

Clean and Sober is a 1988 American drama film directed by Glenn Gordon Caron and starring Michael Keaton as a real estate agent struggling with a substance abuse problem. This film was a ...more
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Tom Hanks, Billy Crystal, Sheryl Crow

Released: 2006

Directed by: John Lasseter, Joe Ranft

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Nicole Kidman, Queen Latifah, Michael Keaton

Released: 1993

Directed by: Bruce Joel Rubin

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Eva Mendes, Dwayne Johnson, Mark Wahlberg

Released: 2010

Directed by: Adam McKay

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Michael Keaton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Kelly Preston

Released: 1998

Directed by: Troy Miller

Jack Frost is a 1998 Christmas comedy fantasy drama film, starring Michael Keaton and Kelly Preston. Keaton stars as the title character who comes back to life as a snowman. Three of Frank ...more

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Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Quentin Tarantino

Released: 1997

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

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Marisa Tomei, Robert Duvall, Glenn Close

Released: 1994

Directed by: Ron Howard

The Paper is a 1994 American comedy-drama film directed by Ron Howard and starring Michael Keaton, Glenn Close, Marisa Tomei, Randy Quaid and Robert Duvall. It received an Academy Award ...more
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Michael Keaton, Rene Russo, Benjamin Bratt

Released: 1991

Directed by: Heywood Gould

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Released: 2016

Directed by: John Lee Hancock

The Founder is a 2016 American biographical drama film directed by John Lee Hancock. In 1954, an unsuccessful traveling salesman, Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton), is selling Prince Castle brand ...more
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MichaelChoi added Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya

Released: 2017

Directed by: Jon Watts

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Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams

Released: 2015

Directed by: Tom McCarthy

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Michael Keaton, Andy Garcia, Brian Cox

Released: 1998

Directed by: Barbet Schroeder

Desperate Measures is a 1998 American action thriller film starring Michael Keaton, Andy García, Marcia Gay Harden and Brian Cox, directed by Barbet Schroeder. It was filmed in both the ...more
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Jennifer Lopez, George Clooney, Samuel L. Jackson

Released: 1998

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

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