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

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A life-long Batman fan, Bill "Jett" Ramey is the founder of BATMAN ON FILM. His passions include Dallas Cowboys football (fan since birth/season ticket holder since 2000), Elvis Presley, Rock music, cold beer, dive bars, the city of Austin, his summer house in Minnesota, the University of Texas Longhorns and...THE BATMAN (fan for 50+ years)! He resides in the great state of Texas with his lovely wife ("Announcer Rachel"), his youngest son, and 1.5 Boston Terriers.