Batman Movies

One of the most iconic characters in popular culture, Batman has been listed among the greatest comic book superheroes and fictional characters ever created. He is one of the most commercially successful superheroes, and his likeness has been licensed and featured in various media and merchandise sold around the world including toy lines such as Lego Batman and video games like the Batman: Arkham series.

Batman has been adapted in live-action and animated incarnations, including the 1960s Batman television series played by Adam West and portrayed in films by actors such as Michael Keaton (Batman (1989), Batman Returns (1992), and The Flash (2022)), Christian Bale (The Dark Knight Trilogy (2005–2012)), Ben Affleck in the DC Extended Universe (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Justice League (2016–2021)), and Robert Pattinson (The Batman (2022)).

Kevin Conroy, Jason O'Mara, and Will Arnett, among others, have lent their voices to the character as well in animated series and films, as well as various video games.

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Batman (1989)

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Release Date: 1989 (Warner Bros.)
Director: Tim Burton
Cast: Michael Keaton - Bruce Wayne/Batman, Jack Nicholson - The Joker, Kim Basinger - Vickie Vale, Commissioner Gordon, Billy Dee Williams - Harvey Dent, Michael Gough - Alfred Pennyworth, Jack Palance - Carl Grissom, Jerry Hall - Alicia Grissom.  

Summary: A young boy, Bruce Wayne, witnesses his parents murder in the streets of Gotham City. This tragic event scars his psyche in such a way that he grows up to become "The Batman" - a mysterious vigilante dedicated to dealing out justice when the system fails.

Fighting crime with the detective skills of Sherlock Holmes, his Bat persona strikes fear in the criminals of Gotham city. When "The Joker", a strangely disfigured and maniacal crime boss, takes over the mob, the Batman must use all his skill to stop the villain from taking over the city. With sexy reporter Vickie Vale threatening to domesticate him, will Bruce Wayne and the Batman prevail?

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Batman Returns

Release Date: June 16, 1992 (Warner Bros.)
Director: Tim Burton
Cast: Michael Keaton - Bruce Wayne/Batman, Danny DeVito - Oswald Cobblepot / The Penguin, Michelle Pfeiffer - Selina Kyle / Catwoman, Christopher Walken - Max Shrek, Michael Gough - Alfred Pennyworth, Pat Hingle - James Gordon.

Summary: On Christmas Day, Oswald Copperpot a deformed baby, is born in Gotham City.  He ends up being raised by a family of penguins in the sewers and grows up to be called “The Penguin”.

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Batman Forever

Release Date: June 9, 1995 (Warner Bros.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
Cast: Val Kilmer - Bruce Wayne / Batman, Tommy Lee Jones - Harvey Dent / Two-Face, Jim Carrey - The Riddler, Nicole Kidman - Dr Chase Meridian, Chris O’donnell - Dick Grayson / Robin, Michael Gough - Alfred Pennyworth, Pat Hingle - James Gordon.

Summary: Batman must battle former district attorney Harvey Dent, who is now Two-Face and Edward Nygma, The Riddler with help from an amorous psychologist and a young circus acrobat who becomes his sidekick, Robin.

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Batman and Robin

Release Date: June 12, 1997 (Warner Bros.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
Cast: Arnold Swarzenegger - Dr Victor Fries / Mr Freeze , George Clooney - Bruce Wayne / Batman, Chris O'Donnell - Dick Grayson / Robin, Uma Thurman - Dr Pamela Isley / Poison Ivy, Alicia Silverstone - Barbara Wilson / Batgirl, Michael Gough - Alfred Pennyworth, Pat Hingle - Commissioner James Gordon, Elle Macpherson - Julie Madison.

Summary: Batman and Robin are back working side-by-side to stop the villains of Gotham City, but is there tension appearing between them, especially when one villainess who calls herself Poison Ivy can make anyone fall in love with her...literally. Along with Poison Ivy, the icy Mr. Freeze is freezing anything which gets in his way from achieving his goal.

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Batman Begins

Release Date:June 17, 2005 (Warner Bros.)
Director: Christopher Nolan
Cast: Christian Bale - Bruce Wayne / Batman, Michael Caine - Alfred Pennyworth, Liam Neeson - Henri Ducard / Ra’s al Ghul, Katie Holmes - Rachel Dawes, Gary Oldham - James Gordon, Morgan Freeman - Lucius Fox.

Summary: A more serious reboot of the Batman franchise after an 8-year hiatus from the big screen. As a young boy, Bruce Wayne watched in horror as his millionaire parents were slain in front of him. Obsessed with revenge, young Bruce flees to the Far East, where he seeks counsel and training from the dangerous but honorable ninja cult leader known as Ra's Al-Ghul.

A 25-year-old Bruce returns to Gotham City to find that his family's business, Wayne Enterprises, has been taken over by shareholders, and the company's chief inventor, Lucius Fox, has been fired. Discovering a cave under his mansion, along with a prototype armored suit, leads him to assume a new persona, one which will strike fear into the hearts of men. Wayne enlists Fox to help him create the Batman alter ego when a villain named Scarecrow unleashes a plot to poison the city.

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The Dark Knight

Release Date: July 18th, 2008 - Warner Bros.
Director: Christopher Nolan
Cast: Christian Bale as Batman, Heath Ledger as The Joker, Aaron Eckhart as Harvey Dent (Two-Face), Gary Oldman as Commissioner Gordon, Maggie Gyllenhaal as Rachel Dawes, Michael Caine as Alfred.

Summary: Christian Bale once again embodies the man behind the mask in "The Dark Knight." The film reunites Bale with director Christopher Nolan and takes Batman across the world in his quest to fight a growing criminal threat.

With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman) and District Attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart), Batman has been making headway against local crime...until a rising criminal mastermind known as The Joker (Heath Ledger) unleashes a fresh reign of chaos across Gotham City. To stop this devious new menace--Batman's most personal and vicious enemy yet--he will have to use every high-tech weapon in his arsenal.

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The Dark Knight Rises

Release Date: July 16, 2012 (Warner Bros.)
Director: Christopher Nolan
Cast: Christian Bale - Bruce Wayne / Batman, Michael Caine - Alfred, Gary Oldham - James Gordon, Anne Hathaway - Selina Kyle / Catwoman, Tom Hardy - Bane, Marion Cotillard - Miranda Tate / Talia al Ghul, Joseph Gordon-Leavitt - John Blake, Morgan Freeman - Lucius Fox.

Summary: As the final installment in The Dark Knight Trilogy and eight years after the events of The Dark Knight, the revolutionary Bane forces Bruce Wayne to resume his role as Batman and save Gotham City from nuclear destruction.

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The Batman

Release Date: March 4, 2022 (Warner Bros.)
Director: Matt Reeves
Cast: Robert Pattinson - Bruce Wayne / Batman, Peter Sarsgaard - District Attorney Gil Colson, Andy Serkis - Alfred Pennyworth, Zoe Kravitz - Selina Kyle / Catwoman, Colin Farrel - Oswald Cobblepot / The Penguin, Edward Nashton - The Riddler.

Summary: The Batman follows Bruce Wayne during his second year of fighting crime as Batman. He uncovers corruption in Gotham City that connects to his own family while facing the serial killer known as the Riddler.

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