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What are the best Batman movies?

Since the conception of Batman back in 1939, he has remained iconic throughout the years. Various comics, movies, and TV shows depict the superhero Batman in many ways. One popular approach is the best Batman movies portrayed by different actors. You may know Batman from different eras with leading actors Michael Keaton and Christian Bale. Keaton is the well-known Batman of the late '80s until the early '90s with Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992). There are many Batman films over the years but the best Batman movie for most is the one lead by Christian Bale. Aside from Bale taking on the role of Batman, where he immersed himself in it, another notable role is the Joker. Heath Ledger took on the role of Joker where the actor received many awards after his untimely death. The Dark Knight (2008) was Ledger's last film before he passed away. The Dark Knight is still remembered to this day for the great portrayal of Batman and Joker. The storyline is also one for the books, it may be DC's best movies to date. Aside from the live-action movies dominated by top actors, there's also the animated films. The animated Batman movies are a lot more than the live-action ones. If you want a mix of Batman in live-action and animation, these Batman movies are worth watching!

If you can't get enough of the brooding and intense Batman, here are the best Batman movies ranked! What's your favorite Batman movie on this list? Let fans know in the comments and enjoy watching all these action-packed films.

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  1. 1The Dark Knight

    10

    Christopher Nolan recreates The Batman trilogy successfully and it has arguably reached its peak with this second movie. The Dark Knight is a 2008 superhero film that shows Bruce Wayne in a different light as it boasts a formidable cast which features Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart, Christian Bale, and the late Heath Ledger.

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  1. 2The Dark Knight Rises

    9

    This movie becomes the longest of the saga with 2 hours and 44 minutes of duration. It closes the full epic story of The Dark Knight. The film was directed by Christopher Nolan. It starred Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, and more. 

  2. 3Batman Begins

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    The epic superhero trilogy by Christopher Nolan started with this movie, that focuses on the childhood of Bruce Wayne and his training for becoming Batman. It's very useful for understand Batman's moral code. 
  1. 4Justice League

    5

    Justice League is a 2017 superhero movie directed by Zack Snyder that follows the story of Batman, Wonderwoman, Superman, etc. In this epic film, they join forces and create the Justice League for defeating the evil. 

  2. 5Batman Ninja

    4

    Batman Ninja takes a journey across the ages as Gorilla Grodd's time displacement machine transports many of Batman's worst enemies to feudal Japan - along with the Dark Knight and a few of his allies.

  3. 6Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

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    In Batman: Mask of the Phantasm animated movie, the legend continues as Batman faces his most difficult battle, as well as his confrontation with a mysterious killer who holds the key to Batman's secret past.

  4. 7Batman: Under the Red Hood

    1

    Batman: Under the Red Hood is a Batman animated movie released in 2010. The Dark Knight will have to face his ultimate challenge when the mysterious Red Hood takes Gotham City by firestorm who aims to clean up Gotham City but does not follow his moral code.

  5. 8Batman: Year One

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    Batman: Year One is an animated movie released in 2011. This origin story of sorts presents a bold and dynamic vision of the Dark Knight's first year in action and the start of his enduring friendship with Jim Gordon.

  6. 9Batman: The Movie

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    A theatrical adaptation of the TV series, Batman: The Movie is about Batman and Robin facing their arch nemesis. The Joker, Penguin, Riddler and Catwoman threaten the world with a lethal weapon and it's up to the Caped Crusaders to stop them.

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    Anonymous
    June 13, 2018
    "Whether you will like this movie really boils down to your feelings of the TV show, because it was really just a longer version of the TV show without the cliffhanger. All the same characters were there, but this time with the super villains teaming up to kidnap and ransom the fictional version of the United Nations security council. The movie was filmed during the summer hiatus of the TV series. It had the same campy, cheesy factor that the show had, and while the actors played it straight you can tell everyone's tongues were planted firmly in their cheeks. The highlights of the movie that everyone likely remembers is the very cheesy fake shark, and the shark repellant, the bomb gag, and Lee Meriwether filling out the Catwoman suit quite nicely."
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    Batman: The Movie
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    Anonymous
    May 26, 2018
    "I liked this movie, it's definitely one that I would put up near the top. I think that makes this a great recommendation. I remember watching it for the first time with my brother and we both really enjoyed it."
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    Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
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    Anonymous
    May 24, 2018
    "This film was weird, in that sense that many Japanese films are. Nonetheless it was very enjoyable and I still recommend it to any fan. It's a great introduction to Okazaki's characters."
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    Batman Ninja
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    Anonymous
    May 30, 2018
    "This is the first reboot that I have actually liked. Most of them try too hard and fail to recreate the first movies moment. This one launched it's own and won."
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    The Dark Knight
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    Anonymous
    June 1, 2018
    "Batman: Year One does not compare to the Nolan trilogy. It is ok, but it can't compare. There's no going back after Nolan."
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    Batman: Year One
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    Anonymous
    June 1, 2018
    "The Dark Knight Rises is a pretty good Batman movie. I think that the first Dark Knight is a very difficult film to beat."
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    The Dark Knight Rises
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    Anonymous
    May 30, 2018
    "I have been reading the Batman comics since I was little. It was interesting to learn about the origins via this film."
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    Batman Begins
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    Anonymous
    May 31, 2018
    "This batman movie is a bit underappreciated. I would say it flew completely under the radar which is a real shame."
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    Batman: Under the Red Hood
This list is about What are the best Batman movies
RankAnswersTypeVotesPrice
1The Dark KnightMovies 10 Paid
2The Dark Knight RisesMovies 9 Paid
3Batman BeginsMovies 6 Paid
4Justice LeagueMovies 5 Paid
5Batman NinjaMovies 4 Paid
6Batman: Mask of the PhantasmMovies 4 Paid
7Batman: Under the Red HoodMovies 1 Paid
8Batman: Year OneMovies 0 Paid
9Batman: The MovieMovies -2 Paid
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