Top 10 Batman Movies – Best of WatchMojo

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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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44 comments on “Top 10 Batman Movies – Best of WatchMojo

  1. When I think about the Joker's voice, I hear Mark Hamill. When I think about the Joker's face, I see Heath Ledger.
    There is no possible debate.

  2. The Dark Knight is the best batman movie…But Batman Begins is the best movie ABOUT Batman. Also, Keaton is the best Batman.

  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.

  4. Mask of the Phantasm is my favorite Batman story bar none, thanks for the upload Mojo

  5. 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.).

  6. They gave that weird Gotham Knight movie an honorable mention, but not to the Lego Batman movie?

  7. Also shows, how many years and movies had to be made, so "The Dark Knight" could come along. Its strength is not only Heath Ledgers performance, but that it works as a stand alone movie outside the comic book world. And that it attracts people who want to see a comic book movie but instead see a psychological study of a psychopath who is not funny at all, so you cannot totally dismiss the joker as being ridiculous, but you learn something about how these types of characters work also in the real world.

  8. My list:
    10. The Dark Knight Returns (1 and 2)
    9. Batman Forever
    8. Batman 1966
    7. Batman Mask Of The Phantasm
    6. Batman Begins
    5. The Lego Batman Movie
    4. The Dark Knight Rises
    3. The Dark Knight
    2. Batman Returns
    1. Batman 1989

  9. Neither of the Joel Schumacher Batman movies was any good. The only thing good about Batman Forever was the soundtrack and even then, one or two songs was not to my liking.

  10. Hamill gave us the best voice for the joker. Heath gave us the best on-screen portrayal of him

  11. I dont gat it in this film the drak knight returns is better than the mask of the phantasm, but in top ten animated dc films mask of phantasm beats dark knight returns

  12. Watches until honorable mentions show up, thinks to herself "Im not surprised that Batman and Robin didn't make the list…" then it shows dishonorable mentions and it's Batman and Robin then laughs hysterically "nevermind" hahaha

  13. I'm curious if this video came out before The Killing Joke animated movie. That would have been in the top two on my list along with The Dark Knight, and it's nowhere on this list.

  14. IMO Dark Knight Rises is the best movie of them cinematically seen. Also my personal favorite.

  15. To be honest the first Batman film I'd watched, was the Dark Knight and then Batman Begins and after that The Dark Knight Rises.

  16. List was made just to give The Dark Knight yet another number 1 spot. (Not that i care its flat out just an amazing movie).

  17. I think I agree with the list for the most part. There are some issues I have, such as Batman Forever being on the list. Also, I did not think that Batman Returns was better than the Dark Knight Rises. Batman Returns was good, but TDKR was better thematically and story wise. I am glad that Batman 1989 was higher up in the list though.

  18. Am I the only one who thinks Batman Begins was the best of them all?

  19. Ok nobody call me a Marvel Fanboy but the only reason people really like The Dark Knight is because of Heath Ledge really I mean every video I've seen about The Dark Knight is just mainly about his performance

  20. i think the best animated comic book movie is the underrated mask of the phantasm because it has the humor of the adam west one, the gothic style of burton and the gritty realism of Nolan and still stays it's own thing and is a lot more faithful to the comic than the others. it should definatley be in the top 5 because of the actors portrayal, great mystery and amazing action

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