All 13 Batman movies ranked from worst to best

Michael Keaton on the set of "Batman". (Photo by Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)
Michael Keaton on the set of "Batman". (Photo by Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images) /
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Batman and Robin
Photo: Batman and Robin / Warner Bros. Studios, Image Courtesy Fathom Events Press (Batman 80th Anniversary) /

12. Batman & Robin

Batman and Robin is a bit of an anomaly. The absolute bottom of a bottomless pit when it comes to depths that the Dark Knight has sunk to over the years, it took some of the worst parts of its admittedly decent predecessor and multiplied them by a gazillion, producing one of the most preposterously over-the-top campy spectacles human eyes have ever witnessed (complete with Bat nipples and ice puns to boot).

The antithesis of the modern Batman movie, it killed the franchise and set the comic book genre back decades, offering up nothing but a less clever and annoyingly louder adaptation of the 1966 TV series. And yet, it has its charms.

It’s interesting watching it back now because, with the Batman franchise once again thriving, you might find yourself drawn to forgive it for the atrocities that it committed. You might then find yourself intrigued by its goofy plot and expositional fist-clenching monologues. And then you might even, dare I say it, enjoy what you see.

Taken at face value, Batman & Robin is a senselessly loud ’90s movie made for sheer popcorn entertainment and toy sales. And sometimes that’s all you need, especially when it has Uma Thurman committing to it with such an OTT performance that she’s still considered the definitive Poison Ivy to this day.