My Batman on Film Rotation! (Part 2 of 2)

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I’m often asked which Batman film is my favorite and which Batman films are regulars in my rotation.

Luckily, I own every single Batman film — animated and live-action — every made; including the two 1940s Columbia serials.

Which ones do I consistently watch?  Well, I came up with 10 and then ranked ’em.  If it’s not on this list, it doesn’t mean that I don’t ever watch them (except for BvS and JUSTICE LEAGUE — I’ll never watch those two again), I simply don’t view them as much as the ones you’ll see below.

So, in honor of BOF’s 20th anniversary — only 2 months left to celebrate — here’s my top 5! (Click here for part 1!)

5) BATMAN: MASK OF THE PHANTASM (1993)

There’s a legitimate case to be made that MOTP is the best Batman film, and it would be hard to argue against it.

 

4) THE DARK KNIGHT RISES (2012)

A proper and emotional conclusion to one of the greatest cinematic trilogies in history.

 

3) THE DARK KNIGHT (2008)

The greatest comic book/superhero film ever…and simply a great film, period.

2) THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE (2016)

A flat-out love letter to Batman history.  This is why I find myself watching it more than any other Batman film in my collection right now.

1) BATMAN BEGINS (2005)

BATMAN BEGINS is my favorite Batman movie of all-time, thus, it remains a staple in my Batman movie-watching rotation.  I’d argue that it’s the greatest comic book/superhero origin movie ever.

 

Alright BOF’ers, there’s my top 5.  Now keep in mind that I’m not necessarily ranking them in terms of quality; I’m ranking them in terms of which ones I find myself watching the most on a regular basis.  And frankly, this list is very fluid.

Also, I do watch other Batman movies that are not on this list…and there are some that I likely will never watch again (i.e. BvS, JUSTICE LEAGUE, BATMAN AND HARLEY QUINN, BATMAN RETURNS)

So, what are your most-watched Batman movies?  Talk about it in the comments section below! – Bill “Jett” Ramey