The Best (and Worst) Batman Movies Ever Made

Since his creation in 1939 by Bob Kane and Bill Finger, Batman has gone on to inspire generations of people with his heroic tales of protecting Gotham City from iconic villains such as the Joker, Catwoman, and Two-Face. Over the years, the character has been reimagined and reinterpreted many different ways by DC Comics, from campy to deathly serious, and brought to life countless times on television and in theaters. With Ben Affleck recently having donned the cape and cowl in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, we look back on the Dark Knight’s big-screen exploits to date.

10. Batman & Robin (1997)

Alicia Silverstone, George Clooney and Chris O'Donnell in 'Batman and Robin'

Alicia Silverstone, George Clooney and Chris O’Donnell in Batman and Robin | Source: Warner Bros.

This one is simply not only the worst Batman film of all time by a significant margin, but also widely considered one of the most infamously terrible films ever made. A star-studded cast led by George Clooney and Arnold Schwarzenegger falls under the weight of the ludicrous script, cheesy visuals, and inconsistent tone. Director Joel Schumacher was seemingly hoping to capture the cartoony fun of the Adam West TV series but instead created a film that most Bat-fans are still trying to forget. At least Uma Thurman seems to be having fun as Poison Ivy.