Top Ten Best Batman Movies


August 4, 2015 - A list of the best Batman movies, both animated and live action. Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.

The Top Ten

The Dark Knight
Heath Ledger's performance in this film was simply impeccable. I agree, The Dark Knight Rises did have a lot of plot-holes, for example how did Batman actually escape the pit? Along with Eckhart's performance, it was probably the best superhero flick I have seen so far. To people who haven't seen The Dark Knight, I strongly advise you to take a look inside this amazing storyline that is Christopher Nolan's.
Dark Knight Rises had a lot of plot holes. How did Bruce Wayne get to Gotham from the middle of the desert with no food, money, or transportation? The scriptwriter was too busy writing Man of Steel. But yeah, The Dark Knight is the best. Heath Ledger was the best villain in a movie ever.
None of the other Batman movies (not even Batman Begins) can compare to this masterpiece.
[Newest]"You either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain".

This is one of those golden lines because of which I like this movie. The Dark Knight will remain the best batman movie ever made and I can guarantee that. Not only the dialogues but the story, the cinematography, the background score and everything is awesome...

2The Dark Knight Rises
Excellent story. Perfect how the directors were able to keep Talia al Ghul under wraps, even though all Batman fans know about her, they were still able to make it a twist that she was the child of Ras al Ghul in the end.
Awesome. I personally do prefer this to the The Dark Knight and Batman Begins(Which I still love). This one offers more to me, the villain overall did more damage, the scale was larger, there was more to talk about after the movie, it was WAY more emotionally powerful, the score was amazing, they fully developed the character of Bruce Wayne rather than concentrating on Batman the entire movie, and Bane was awesome.
Bloody amazing! Tom hardy does a great job as bane. The twist at the end with talia alghul is so cool! Awesome movie

3Batman Begins
Ra's Al Ghul is one of the awesomest Batman villains ever, and done perfectly by Liam Neeson. Amazing origin story, great performance by Christian Bale. This was the start of what I believe is the greatest trilogy of all time.


Best origin story I've ever seen! Realistic, great acting, in depth and exciting.
An outstanding movie. The only Batman movie I have liked.
[Newest]#1 cause it shows the spirit of batman perfectly. This is his movie. Perfect tone. Easy to watch. This one will age well!

It's my second favourite superhero film, after the original Superman. So you can understand that it's my favourite Batman film of all time. It is a masterpiece.
everyone should see it, it is a masterpeice
Call me crazy, but I actually prefer Jack Nicholson's Joker to Heath Ledger's (probably because this Joker is stuck with the creepy face instead of putting it on with make up)

5Batman Returns
I loved Burton's visuals. You felt like you were in a comic book. It was entertaining and dark, just how Batman is supposed to be. When I think of Batman, I think of how this film looked. That is what made the film. Keaton is also the best Batman of all time.
Tim burton created a uniquely creative and brilliant movie.. But because I wasn't identical in tone to the original everybody assumed that it was bad... And that is completely unfair as this film is a masterpiece
Underrated. Everybody hates how it was much darker than the original but look at what happened after this film. Btman Forever was nothing but a money-making scheme, and don't even get me started on Batman ^^ Robin.


[Newest]Great scenes with batman penguin and catwoman- paved the way for the others

6Batman: Under the Red Hood
I loved this movie. My favorite characters were joker (because they made him evil and funny) and black mask (my personal favorite b-man villain). But why is the dark knight returns not on the list? There are two and both are incredible movies
Way better that all of the old batman movies with val kilmer, Michael Keaton & George Clooney
Awesome movie, highly recommend it.
[Newest]This movie is so badass

7Batman - Mask of the Phantasm
How does nobody I talk to know about this film!?!?! I would argue that, even in the wake of The Dark Knight, this is the greatest film adaptation for Batman, and along with the series is the best adaptation of Batman on a screen.
Better than that the live action movie of batman that came out the same year.
Deserves to be number one along with Return of the Joker. The Dark Knight trilogy is so overrated!
[Newest]Great movie it's like assassin's creed mixed with batman

8Batman Forever
While many people hate on this batman movie no one can deny Jim Carrey's role as the Riddler being one of the best. personally I'd say Heath Ledger then Jack Nicholson and then Jim Carrey
I agree jim Carrey was a good riddler, but can you say because of 1 good actor in this peace of crap, it is good? You can't so every one says jim Carrey was a good riddler but it doesn't mean it is a good movie
Jim carrey rocks the riddler

9Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
Put your animation versus real life action biases aside and you'll see that not only is the graphic novel the best comic book ever written but this movie is also the best ever Batman flick.
Are you kidding this is a great movie it it the best animated batman movie of all time. this is my top 5

1 the dark knight
2 the dark knight rises
3 batman begins
4 batman returns
5 the dark knight returns
This was an awesome movie!
I think the movie was better than the graphic novel and its a great story by Frank Miller
[Newest]Just by looking at the movie cover, I knew this movie was gonna be awesome. And it was.

10Batman Beyond - Return of the Joker
The joker is batman worst enemy
This is by far one the jokers darkest films of all time
3 things why I like this movie
1 it has a great story great characters and great fight scenes
2 great way to end the joker, s crimes by shooting him
3 mark hamil once again well chronogaliy voices 2 guys who the joker and price
But there are some things that bug me
1 why does ghoul sound like chris walken
2 why is is the joker, s face green on the cover
3 why does batman doesn't kill joker while he was still talking about how he tourtrerd tim drake
Yeah but the the movie is awesome


The Contenders

11Batman: The Movie
What? OBVIOUSLY this is the greatest Batman film ever made. Adam West portrays a dark Batman and must make life or death decisions around every corner! Does he throw the bomb into the water with the family of ducks to save others, but kill the ducks instantly? It's a thrill ride


Its hilarious, gets me mad the people think it is suppose to be dramatic but just came out campy, when it was meant to be campy all along
Does any other movie have "bat anti-shark repellent"? I don't think so. Therefore, by indisputable logic, this is the best Batman movie.

(That was pulling my must have been the JOKER! )

12Batman: Year One

13Batman: Assault on Arkham

14Batman & Robin
This terrible terrible peace of crap should be at last place and should go to hell and bern
This should not be in this list
Batman and robin better than Casablanca 1111/10 makes me cry and laugh at the same time!
I love cocaine.

15Batman Gotham Knight

16The Batman vs. Dracula

17Batman and Robin
Great movie I love it!

18Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman

19Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part I

20The Batman Superman Movie

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