The Dark Knight known as Batman is a titan of the silver screen, but which of his cinematic showdowns are his best?
The crime-fighting vigilante known the world over as The Dark Knight has headlined more than his fair share of silver screen showdowns. Arguably the most popular superhero and comic book character of all time, Batman is a Hollywood Heavyweight (and has been one for decades), Bam, Smack and Powing his way to success every time he leads a new DC Comics adventure to cinemas.
He first debuted on the big screen in a feature-length film back in 1966, with Adam West taking his iconic portrayal from the small screen to the big one, and now the Caped Crusader’s newest offerings have come in 2022 with Robert Pattinson putting on the cowl in live-action reboot The Batman and a classic Batman’s substantial return in 2023’s The Flash. A lot has happened in the decades in between, with A-listers like Michael Keaton, Christian Bale and Ben Affleck bringing the dark avenger to life as names like Tim Burton, Christopher Nolan and Zack Snyder directed them from behind the camera.
Yes, the time-tested hero has had quite the rich cinematic history so far and it shows no signs of slowing down. The release of Matt Reeves’ The Batman last year has started a new chapter for the World’s Greatest Detective, and we will also see a new actor take on the role in the DC Universe. With those new additions in mind, let’s take some time to reflect on that history to see which of his movies reign supreme as the best of the best.
Yes, in honor of Batman Day weekend, we are ranking all of the Batman movies from worst to best. Where will your favorite Batman movie rank?