Favorite Michael Keaton Film

by ElMaruecan82 | created - 11 Sep 2018 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

When you associate the name Keaton with the movies, the name 'Buster' might be the first to spring to mind, maybe followed by a certain 'Diane', but let's not underestimate the strange but fascinating appeal of Michael Keaton.

With a face that always seems ready for a quip and eyes that could do the smiling even in serious moments, Michael Keaton played many various roles that made him a very hard-to-define actor. He could play eccentric and slightly disturbed characters, cool and workaholic blue-collar types of guys, leaders as well as loners -he could even be Batman!- so there might be one word that can describe him perfectly: he was unpredictable.

This poll is a tribute to his unpredictability and naturally, his talent. It features his highest-rated live-action movies (no voice roles) all rated higher than 5.9 as of July 2019.

Which of these Michael Keaton films is your personal favorite?

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1. Spotlight (I) (2015)

R | 129 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

93 Metascore

The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.

Director: Tom McCarthy | Stars: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber

Votes: 373,632 | Gross: $45.06M

2. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)

R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama

87 Metascore

A washed-up superhero actor attempts to revive his fading career by writing, directing, and starring in a Broadway production.

Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu | Stars: Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough

Votes: 528,672 | Gross: $42.34M

3. Batman (1989)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure

69 Metascore

The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Robert Wuhl

Votes: 316,952 | Gross: $251.19M

4. Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

PG-13 | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

73 Metascore

Peter Parker balances his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens with his superhero alter-ego Spider-Man, and finds himself on the trail of a new menace prowling the skies of New York City.

Director: Jon Watts | Stars: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei

Votes: 451,823 | Gross: $334.20M

5. Jackie Brown (1997)

R | 154 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

64 Metascore

A middle-aged woman finds herself in the middle of a huge conflict that will either make her a profit or cost her life.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster, Bridget Fonda

Votes: 290,734 | Gross: $39.67M

6. Beetlejuice (1988)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Fantasy

70 Metascore

The spirits of a deceased couple are harassed by an unbearable family that has moved into their home, and hire a malicious spirit to drive them out.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Michael Keaton, Annie McEnroe

Votes: 235,595 | Gross: $73.71M

7. Much Ado About Nothing (1993)

PG-13 | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Young lovers Hero and Claudio, soon to wed, conspire to get verbal sparring partners and confirmed singles Benedick and Beatrice to wed as well.

Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson, Keanu Reeves, Kate Beckinsale

Votes: 42,750 | Gross: $22.55M

8. The Founder (2016)

PG-13 | 115 min | Biography, Drama, History

66 Metascore

The story of Ray Kroc, a salesman who turned two brothers' innovative fast food eatery, McDonald's, into the biggest restaurant business in the world, with a combination of ambition, persistence, and ruthlessness.

Director: John Lee Hancock | Stars: Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch, Linda Cardellini

Votes: 101,720 | Gross: $12.79M

9. Batman Returns (1992)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy

68 Metascore

Batman returns to the big screen when a deformed man calling himself the Penguin wreaks havoc across Gotham with the help of a cruel businessman.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken

Votes: 256,415 | Gross: $162.83M

10. My Life (1993)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama

A terminally ill man prepares for his death.

Director: Bruce Joel Rubin | Stars: Michael Keaton, Nicole Kidman, Bradley Whitford, Queen Latifah

Votes: 9,901 | Gross: $27.48M

11. The Other Guys (2010)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

64 Metascore

Two mismatched New York City detectives seize an opportunity to step up like the city's top cops, whom they idolize, only things don't quite go as planned.

Director: Adam McKay | Stars: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Derek Jeter, Eva Mendes

Votes: 224,785 | Gross: $119.22M

12. Clean and Sober (1988)

R | 124 min | Drama

A hustling drug addict checks himself into rehab to escape trouble with the law and realizes that it's exactly what he needs.

Director: Glenn Gordon Caron | Stars: Michael Keaton, Kathy Baker, Morgan Freeman, Tate Donovan

Votes: 5,278 | Gross: $8.67M

13. The Merry Gentleman (2008)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

55 Metascore

A woman leaves an abusive relationship to begin a new life in a new city, where she forms an unlikely and ironic relationship with a suicidal hitman (unbeknownst to her). Enter a worn, ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Keaton | Stars: Michael Keaton, Kelly Macdonald, Tom Bastounes, Kareem Bandealy

Votes: 2,702 | Gross: $0.35M

14. The Paper (1994)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama

New York City tabloid editor Henry's faced with tough decisions while he faces several serious life challenges, and a tempting job offer.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Michael Keaton, Glenn Close, Robert Duvall, Marisa Tomei

Votes: 12,185 | Gross: $38.82M

15. The Dream Team (1989)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

54 Metascore

Four mental patients on a field trip in New York City must save their caring chaperon, who ends up being taken to a hospital in a coma after accidentally witnessing a murder, before the killers can find him and finish the job.

Director: Howard Zieff | Stars: Michael Keaton, Christopher Lloyd, Peter Boyle, Stephen Furst

Votes: 11,901 | Gross: $28.89M

16. Johnny Dangerously (1984)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Crime

54 Metascore

Set in the 1930s, an honest, goodhearted man is forced to turn to a life of crime to finance his neurotic mother's skyrocketing medical bills.

Director: Amy Heckerling | Stars: Michael Keaton, Joe Piscopo, Marilu Henner, Maureen Stapleton

Votes: 12,566

17. Mr. Mom (1983)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

50 Metascore

After he's laid off, a husband switches roles with his wife. She returns to the workforce, and he becomes a stay-at-home dad, a job he has no clue how to do.

Director: Stan Dragoti | Stars: Michael Keaton, Teri Garr, Frederick Koehler, Taliesin Jaffe

Votes: 19,591 | Gross: $64.80M

18. Night Shift (1982)

R | 106 min | Comedy

62 Metascore

A morgue attendant is talked into running a brothel at his workplace after a deceased pimp is sent there. However, the pimp's killers don't look too kindly on this new 'business', nor does the morgue's owner.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Henry Winkler, Michael Keaton, Shelley Long, Gina Hecht

Votes: 13,001 | Gross: $23.60M

19. Dumbo (2019)

PG | 112 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

51 Metascore

A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans a new venture, Dumbo and his friends discover dark secrets beneath its shiny veneer.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Eva Green

Votes: 45,270 | Gross: $114.77M

20. Pacific Heights (1990)

R | 102 min | Thriller

A couple work hard to renovate their dream house and become landlords to pay for it. Unfortunately, one of their tenants has plans of his own.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Melanie Griffith, Matthew Modine, Michael Keaton, Mako

Votes: 16,596 | Gross: $29.38M

21. A Shot at Glory (2000)

R | 114 min | Drama, Sport

66 Metascore

Gordon McLeod is the manager of a second tier Scottish football team. Faced with pressure from his American owner, he is forced to bring on a marquee player to improve the fortunes of the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Corrente | Stars: Robert Duvall, Michael Keaton, Andy Gray, Finlay MacDonald

Votes: 2,026

22. American Assassin (2017)

R | 112 min | Action, Thriller

45 Metascore

After the death of his girlfriend at the hands of terrorists, Mitch Rapp is drawn into the world of counterterrorism, mentored by tough-as-nails former U.S. Navy S.E.A.L. Stan Hurley.

Director: Michael Cuesta | Stars: Dylan O'Brien, Michael Keaton, Sanaa Lathan, Taylor Kitsch

Votes: 59,883 | Gross: $36.25M

23. RoboCop (2014)

PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

52 Metascore

In 2028 Detroit, when Alex Murphy, a loving husband, father and good cop, is critically injured in the line of duty, the multinational conglomerate OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer.

Director: José Padilha | Stars: Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish

Votes: 207,582 | Gross: $58.61M

24. The Last Time (2006)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

38 Metascore

A salesman (Keaton) rediscovers a lust for life after falling for the fiancée of his new business partner (Fraser), a Midwest transplant finding his footing in New York City.

Director: Michael Caleo | Stars: Brendan Fraser, Amber Valletta, Michael Keaton, Daniel Stern

Votes: 3,396 | Gross: $7.00M

25. Gung Ho (1986–1987)

30 min | Comedy

In an Japanese owned American car factory, the Japanese management and American workers attempt to work together.

Stars: Gedde Watanabe, Scott Bakula, Patti Yasutake, Stephen Lee

Votes: 38

26. Desperate Measures (1998)

R | 100 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Frank Conner is an honest police officer who desperately needs to save his son's life. However, after losing all hope, he finds out that a criminal Peter McCabe in jail is his only savior.

Director: Barbet Schroeder | Stars: Michael Keaton, Andy Garcia, Brian Cox, Marcia Gay Harden

Votes: 15,176 | Gross: $13.81M

27. Multiplicity (1996)

PG-13 | 117 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

A man who never has enough time for the things he wants to do is offered the opportunity to have himself duplicated.

Director: Harold Ramis | Stars: Michael Keaton, Andie MacDowell, Zack Duhame, Katie Schlossberg

Votes: 28,376 | Gross: $20.10M



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