15. Batman Forever
Released in 1995, Batman Forever is best remembered as the movie that paved the way for its more infamous sequel. It's the middle child of the original Batman movie series, coming between the two acclaimed Tim Burton entries and the reviled Batman and Robin, so it's often forgot about; existing as a gateway between the franchise's greatest highs and lowest lows. But honestly, it kind of deserves better than that.
It's a shame that a movie as loud and attention-grabbing as this one has been so overlooked, because it's a lot of fun to revisit. For starters, Val Kilmer is an incredibly underrated Batman, pulling off the somber, silent hero better than most might admit. Jim Carrey and Tommy Lee Jones also made for quite the eclectic duo as villains The Riddler and Two-Face, and their odd chemistry makes it hard to ignore their larger-than-life performances. Seriously, they give it their all. That, and the overall scale of the production (with its pantomime visuals and neon lights), made Batman Forever an enthralling experience in and of itself.
No, it's not on the same level as the Burton movies, but it's a fun two-hours of entertainment that we don't bring up enough.