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In Gotham City, every criminal from the Joker to the Riddler fears the Batman! WatchMojo presents the Top 10 Batman Films of all time! But what will take the top spot on our list? Will it be The original Tim Burton Batman, Batman Begins, or The Dark Knight? Watch to find out!

#10. “Batman Forever” (1995)
#9. “Batman The Movie” (1966)
#8. “Batman Under the Red Hood” (2010)
#7. “Batman Mask of the Phantasm” (1993)
#6. “Batman The Dark Knight Returns” (201213)
#5. “Batman Returns” (1992)
#4. “The Dark Knight Rises” (2012)
#3, #2, #1 ?

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  1. Do you still agree with this list? If not, what do you think is the best Batman movie to date? Be sure to head on over to the Suggest page: to cast your vote!

  2. My personal favorite is “THE DARK KNIGHT RISES”……better story, characters, story arc…AND the possibility of a future “DARK WING” trilogy? ….maybe?…….it was a fantastic end to a fantastic trilogy. 2nd is TIM BURTON’S “BATMAN”…..because of Jack Nicholson’s performance….I like that THE JOKER was lethal and scary…….3rd is TIM BURTONS “BATMAN RETURNS” GREAT story, great characters, and I LOVED Danny Devito ‘s PENGUIN, again because he made the PENGUIN scary and lethal……Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, and Michael Keaton were all excellent, and the story was darker than the first…….4 is “THE DARK KNIGHT”…….GREAT performances, GREAT story line, again, “THE JOKER” was dangerous, crazy like a fox and LETHAL…….PRISTINE performances by CHRISTIAN BALE, MORGAN FREEMAN,MICHAEL CAINE, etc. 5. “BATMAN BEGINS” GREAT performances all around….Morgan Freeman, Cillian Murphy, Katyie Holmes……good beginning to a GREAT trilogy……..6. ‘KILLING JOKE”……..GREAT story, GREAT animation, GREAT VOICE OVER work……7. “MASK OF THE PHANTASM” my first animated BATMAN movie……made me love BATMAN again…..8.”BATMAN FOREVER” Val Kilmer was EXCELLENT as BATMAN, Nicole Kidman was EXCELLENT as DR. CHASE MERIDIAN…..she was BEAUTIFUL, had GREAT chemistry with Mr. Kilmer, and added a believable love story that actually HELPED the storyline……Jim Carrey was wonderfully over the top, same with Tommy Lee Jones….and I think Chris O’donnell was a GREAT ROBIN. I haven’t seen all the animated movies…..yet…..and am not including any of the JUSTICE LEAGUE reboot movies…..although I will EMPHATICALLY state that Ben Affleck is THE BEST BATMAN OF ALL! (I.M.O.O) and look forward to his stand alone BATMAN movie….and Jared Leto is also THE BEST JOKER……..I absolutely HATE “BATMAN & ROBIN” in spite of excellent performances by UMA THURMAN, ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER (he was also wonderfully over the top as MR. FREEZE) and I think it bears mentioning that the late MICHAEL GOUGH was and is the best ALFRED. ( no disrespect to Michael Caine or Alan Napier.).

  3. Awful list, Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker is better than their entire bottom 5 except for Phantasm, which should be #2 behind The Dark Knight. The 3rd Nolan movie is awful, ask him he would admit it to your face. Batman Forever and Adam West Batman are basically unwatchable, they only put them in over Return of the Joker cause of prestige I guess.
    1. The Dark Knight
    2. Mask of the Phantasm
    3. Batman
    4. Batman Begins
    5. Return of the Joker
    6. Batman Returns
    The rest really arent even worth ranking. The Dark Knight Returns is an amazing comic book, one of the most important of all time, but it didn’t need to be a movie and it’s not a very good adaptation.

    • Adam West’s Batman is basically unwatchable? What? No… It’s insanely watchable. It’s so much fun. Some of the best Batman media out there…

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