All the Batman movies and the best order to watch them

all batman movies

With the arrival of Matt Reeves’ next Batman movie, the anticipation for the character’s new reboot is high. Snyder did well designing Batman, but wasted it on rushed, pointless stories. He is not the only one who would squander the greatest superhero of all time, while others took him to the top and even to the Oscars. Today we review all batman movies.

Or, at least, all live action. Because the Dark Knight has been played 10 times on the big screen by flesh and blood actors, until the March 4, 2022 Robert Pattinson dons his helmet and cape once again.

Until that time comes, let us remember all the films batman and let’s take a journey full of curves, ups and downs through the history of cinema and the Caped Crusader.

All the Batman movies in chronological order

First, let’s look at the order the movies were made in, and then we’ll look at the best order to watch them. For that, we begin the journey through the most colorful Batman, at least until Joel Schumacher painted everything neon in the 90s.

Batman: The Movie (1966)

The TV series goes to the cinema with the same style camp and bright. Adam West continues to put guts as Batman and Burt Ward is his faithful Robin.

It’s practically a long episode of the classic series, in which the most famous villains of the saga: joker, cat woman, The Penguin and Riddler team up to make life miserable for Bruce Wayne.

If you liked the series, it is quite a curiosity, with some elements of comedy much more intelligent and fun than it seems at first glance. Take a look at the bomb scene above, it perfectly defines the tone of the movie and the series.

Batman (1989)

The expectation for Tim Burton’s Batman was brutal. When it became known that Michael Keaton would be Bruce Wayne, a lot of eyebrows were raised, because it was not the expected face or body for the Dark Knight.

Burton does what he does best, paint the character dark, which is what suits Batman best, while Jack Nicholson plays a joker for history… until Heath Ledger arrived.

The movie is highly recommended. Lots of children were waiting for Batman like rain in May, however, the story was adult and dark. But it was a box office success, so despite their doubts, they decided not to touch what was working and repeated the formula.

Batman Returns (1992)

Tim Burton, legitimized by the success of his previous installment, adds more ingredients to his usual stew.

A movie christmas with the scariest Penguin played by Danny De Vito, the best cat woman of history with Michelle Pfeiffer and a disturbing Christopher Walken, playing the evil Max Schrek (after the name of the actor who brought Nosferatu to life).

The second best batman movie, but it did not convince the studio and it was “too much” for a production company eager to undermine the children’s, toy and entertainment sector. merchandise.

Batman Forever (1995)

Warner dispensed with Tim Burton for bring in Joel Schumacher and turn the franchise 180 degrees. The change in tone, both thematically and in color, is clear and, at the same time, does not suit the character at all.

Is about a Batman more suitable for children, with colorful decorations, characters and plot. Val Kilmer is Bruce Wayne without any charisma, while Jim Carrey and Tommy Lee Jones are Riddler and Two-Face as evil. That, by the way, the actors couldn’t stand each other and Lee didn’t want to work with Carrey anymore or see him even in painting. I don’t blame him either.

What’s more, come back robin (Chris O’Donnell) alongside the Caped Crusader for a film that not terrible but not good. However, he got 100 million more collections than batman returns.

Batman and Robin (1997)

the same style of 90s party with neon and decorations, the same recurrence to put more and more characters.

George Clooney is a Batman that, above all, they remember the nipples of the suit. Schwarzenegger is Mr Freeze and Uma Thurman is poison ivy, while Alicia Silverstone appears as batgirl.

His merits include being worst batman movie, 11 nominations for razzies, that Clooney apologized and put the franchise on pause for almost 10 years. Fortunately.

I think Chris O’Donnell never recovered.

Batman Begins (2005)

Nolan restarts the franchise and re-anchors batman in the dark that suits you best, in addition to complete realism. Goodbye to superpowers by no one and a movie that gave new life to the character.

The argument tells us the beginnings of batman and how he ends up facing his old master Ra’s al Ghul, played by Liam Neeson.

It’s a bit overrated, but at least it paved the way for…

The Dark Knight (2008)

The best batman movie. The fandom he was furious when he learned that Heath Ledger, a regular in youthful romantic films, would be the joker.

Then, he surrendered at his feet, because his interpretation was masterful and his legend grew, unfortunately, due to the tragic death of the actor.

Ledger won the posthumous Oscar and the film a lot of prizes and money, being the second highest grossing.

The Dark Knight: The Legend Rises (2012)

The closing of the trilogy is the laziest. Good choice of Tom Hardy as Bane, a pity that nothing was understood behind the mask.

Removing that, little. have the honor of being highest grossing Batman movie and having the most ridiculous death scene ever.

It is generally unsatisfactory, above all, having the impossible task of following in the footsteps of the Dark Knight.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

Ben Affleck is a more mature (and more cycled) Batman, in Zack Snyder’s reinterpretation of the character.

East crossover is loosely inspired by the legendary Frank Miller comic The Dark Knight Returns and the fight between the two superheroes.

To say that Batman is the most salvageable part of the movie and the fight with Superman is very good.

The rest would have to be burned.

Justice League (2017)

A absurdity total. What should have been the DC event equivalent to the avengers marvel’s is a pointless movie and boring.

An animated villain as if we were still in the video games of the 90s and a convoluted plot, mutilated by the cuts of the production company and the reshoots by Josh Whedon. It ended like the rosary at dawn and is remembered more for the controversy between actors and director, in addition to the Henry Cavill’s computer erased mustache.

Snyder vindicated himself with his snyder cutAt least to his fans. The 4-hour movie that you have on HBO Max by episodes went from being bad to less bad.

Aside from all this, Affleck’s Batman appears briefly in suicide squad. It does not matter if you are the biggest fan of the bat, it is not worth that torture to see it for two minutes.

Batman (2022)

Robert Pattinson dons the Batman suit and, again, the fandom he took up arms, but immediately remembered Ledger, so he gave him a vote of confidence.

a bruce wayne emo, Zoë Kravitz as cat woman, an unrecognizable Colin Farrell as The Penguin, Paul Dano as a disturbing Enigma and Matt Reeves at the controls.

The hype it is real thanks to the trailers and it seems that it will focus on the little explored facet of the Batman detective.

Of course, it’s also the batman of The Lego Movie, which was so successful that they made a movie of their own: The Lego Batman Movie. Many people like it, I thought it was passable, bordering on boring, but what do I know?

Also, from the Lego movie, there’s up to 26 animated films at the moment, which collect, with mixed success, some of the most famous story arcs in comics, such as hush or The Killing Joke.

There is also one with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles which, paradoxically, is not the worst.

In what order to watch the Batman movies

Batman and his Batmobile in Tim Burton's movie

Good question. The order depends a lot on taste, since, really, the main thing to keep in mind in this topic is watch the sagas of Burton and Nolan in a row. The rest is expendable.

Thus, the ideal order would be:

  1. Batman (1989).
  2. batman returns (1992).
  3. batmanbegins (2005).
  4. The dark knight (2008).
  5. The Dark Knight Rises (2012). You could stop here, but if you are batmaniacthen continue with…
  6. batman v superman (2016) for the fight and the successful reinterpretation of Batman. Given this, I’d tell you to stop, which you probably want to do yourself. But just in case, take a break from Snyder’s near-monochrome color palette.
  7. batman the movie (1966). If you have not seen the series, at least you have to live the experience of a colorful Batman with a suit that is sold in Chinese stores for Haloween. Exotic and historic.
  8. batmanforever (nineteen ninety five). That if you haven’t seen it, you’ll think, “It’s not as bad as that guy from El Output said.” If that’s the case, you can move on to the worst two in any order you like.
  9. The Justice League (2017). If you can and you don’t have a life like me, the better Snyder Cut extended that is on HBO Max.
  10. batman and robin (1997). This is how you put the final nail in the coffin, in your sanity and in the franchise.

As you can see, the Batman movie saga is extensive. Soon we will have a new member and hopefully it will do well at the box office. So go warming up with a good review of the best Dark Knight movies.