Batman through the decades, years and months

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1. Batman (1943)

Approved | 260 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

Japanese spymaster Prince Daka operates a covert espionage organization located in Gotham City's now-deserted Little Tokyo which turns American scientists into pliable zombies.

Director: Lambert Hillyer | Stars: Lewis Wilson, Douglas Croft, J. Carrol Naish, Shirley Patterson

Votes: 1,706

2. Batman and Robin (1949)

Approved | 263 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

The caped crusaders versus The Wizard, black-hooded mastermind.

Director: Spencer Gordon Bennet | Stars: Robert Lowery, Johnny Duncan, Jane Adams, Lyle Talbot

Votes: 1,501

3. Batman (1966–1968)

TV-G | 25 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

The Caped Crusader and his young ward battle evildoers in Gotham City.

Stars: Adam West, Burt Ward, Alan Napier, Neil Hamilton

Votes: 17,193

4. Batman: The Movie (1966)

PG | 105 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

71 Metascore

The Dynamic Duo faces four supervillains who plan to hold the world for ransom with the help of a secret invention that instantly dehydrates people.

Director: Leslie H. Martinson | Stars: Adam West, Burt Ward, Lee Meriwether, Cesar Romero

Votes: 27,992

5. The Batman/Superman Hour (1968–1969)

60 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The Dynamic Duo battles crime in Gotham City.

Stars: Casey Kasem, Ted Knight, Olan Soule, Jane Webb

Votes: 1,085

6. Super Friends (1973–2011)

TV-G | 60 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The greatest of the DC Comics superheroes work together to uphold the good with the help of some young proteges.

Stars: Danny Dark, Casey Kasem, Olan Soule, Shannon Farnon

Votes: 1,773

7. The New Adventures of Batman (1977–1978)

30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Batman, Robin and Batgirl fight crime in Gotham City with the "help" of Batmite.

Stars: Adam West, Burt Ward, Melendy Britt, Lou Scheimer

Votes: 919

8. The All-New Super Friends Hour (1977–1978)

60 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A team of the greatest DC Comics superheroes protects Earth with the help of a pair of alien sibling apprentices.

Stars: Norman Alden, Michael Bell, Danny Dark, Shannon Farnon

Votes: 1,374

9. Challenge of the Superfriends (1978– )

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Family

The Justice League of America battles the plots of the supervillian team, the Legion of Doom.

Stars: Jack Angel, Marlene Aragon, Lewis Bailey, Michael Bell

Votes: 1,311

10. Legends of the Superheroes (1979)

100 min | Action, Comedy, Adventure

A teamup of some of DC Comics' greatest superheroes together, for 2 specials: a race to stop the united supervillains' plot to destroy the earth, then later a roast in tribute to all of the heroes hosted by Ed McMahon.

Stars: Jeff Altman, Charlie Callas, Gabriel Dell, Howard Morris

Votes: 406

11. SuperFriends: The Legendary Super Powers Show (1984– )

30 min | Action, Animation

Now with the addition of Firestorm, the Super Friends oppose the forces of evil, especially the evil New God, Darkseid.

Stars: Mário Jorge Andrade, James Avery, Isaac Bardavid, Nelson Batista

Votes: 788

12. The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians (1985– )

30 min | Adventure, Animation, Fantasy

With the additional help of Cyborg, the greatest DC Comics superheroes continue their battle against the forces of evil.

Stars: Ernie Hudson, Casey Kasem, Adam West, Danny Dark

Votes: 570

13. 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: 318,427 | Gross: $251.19M

14. 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: 257,446 | Gross: $162.83M

15. Batman: The Animated Series (1992–1995)

TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The Dark Knight battles crime in Gotham City with occasional help from Robin and Batgirl.

Stars: Kevin Conroy, Loren Lester, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Bob Hastings

Votes: 77,806

16. Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)

PG | 76 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Batman is wrongly implicated in a series of murders of mob bosses actually done by a new vigilante assassin.

Directors: Eric Radomski, Bruce Timm, Kevin Altieri, Boyd Kirkland, Frank Paur, Dan Riba | Stars: Kevin Conroy, Dana Delany, Hart Bochner, Stacy Keach

Votes: 39,353 | Gross: $5.62M

17. Batman Forever (1995)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

51 Metascore

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.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Val Kilmer, Tommy Lee Jones, Jim Carrey, Nicole Kidman

Votes: 223,678 | Gross: $184.03M

18. Superman: The Animated Series (1996–2000)
Episode: World's Finest (1997)

TV-PG | 20 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Joker steals a statue made of solid Kryptonite and makes a deal with Luthor to kill Superman. But Joker's plan is jeopardized when Batman arrives to warn Superman that his life is in danger.

Director: Toshihiko Masuda | Stars: Tim Daly, Dana Delany, Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill

Votes: 202

19. Superman: The Animated Series (1996–2000)
Episode: World's Finest: Part II (1997)

TV-PG | 20 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Joker kidnaps Lois in order to lure Superman to his death. Batman's intervention saves the day and, soon after, Lois tells a heartbroken Clark that she will be transferring to Gotham City ... See full summary »

Director: Toshihiko Masuda | Stars: Tim Daly, Dana Delany, Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill

Votes: 188

20. Superman: The Animated Series (1996–2000)
Episode: World's Finest: Part III (1997)

TV-PG | 20 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

After thwarting both Lex Luthor and The Joker's plans, Superman and Batman form an everlasting alliance that will serve as a solid foundation for the Justice League.

Director: Toshihiko Masuda | Stars: Tim Daly, Dana Delany, Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill

Votes: 188

21. The Batman Superman Movie: World's Finest (1997 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 64 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Joker goes to Metropolis with an offer and plan to kill Superman for Lex Luthor while Batman pursues the clown to Superman's turf.

Director: Toshihiko Masuda | Stars: Tim Daly, Dana Delany, Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill

Votes: 7,963

22. The New Batman Adventures (1997–1999)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The further and darker adventures of Batman with a new Robin, a closer association with Batgirl and the previous Robin now as Nightwing.

Stars: Kevin Conroy, Tara Strong, Mathew Valencia, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

Votes: 12,444

23. Batman & Robin (1997)

PG-13 | 125 min | Action, Sci-Fi

28 Metascore

Batman and Robin try to keep their relationship together even as they must stop Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy from freezing Gotham City.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Clooney, Chris O'Donnell, Uma Thurman

Votes: 221,694 | Gross: $107.33M

24. Superman: The Animated Series (1996–2000)
Episode: Knight Time (1998)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

When Batman goes missing, Superman takes up the mantle of the Dark Knight to keep Gotham City's supervillains from running amok.

Director: Curt Geda | Stars: Tim Daly, Kevin Conroy, Mathew Valencia, Roddy McDowall

Votes: 274

25. Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero (1998 Video)

Unrated | 70 min | Animation, Action, Crime

When Mr. Freeze, desperate to save his dying wife, kidnaps Barbara Gordon (Batgirl) as an involuntary organ donor, Batman and Robin must find her before the operation can begin.

Director: Boyd Kirkland | Stars: Kevin Conroy, Michael Ansara, Loren Lester, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

Votes: 12,201

26. Superman: The Animated Series (1996–2000)
Episode: The Demon Reborn (1999)

TV-PG | 21 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A desperate Ra's Al Ghul comes to Metropolis with designs on Superman and only Batman can help.

Director: Dan Riba | Stars: Tim Daly, Dana Delany, Townsend Coleman, Kevin Conroy

Votes: 194

27. Batman Beyond (1999–2001)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Adventure, Animation, Action

Fueled by remorse and vengeance, a high schooler named Terry McGinnis revives the role of Batman. Under supervision of an elderly Bruce Wayne, he fights crime in a harsh futuristic Gotham.

Stars: Will Friedle, Kevin Conroy, Lauren Tom, Cree Summer

Votes: 22,225

28. Batman Beyond: The Movie (1999 TV Movie)

TV-Y7 | 132 min | Animation, Sci-Fi, Action

Decades after the retirement of Bruce Wayne as Batman, a boy dons the identity to avenge his own father's murder.

Directors: Curt Geda, Butch Lukic, Dan Riba, Yukio Suzuki | Stars: Will Friedle, Kevin Conroy, Teri Garr, Michael Gross

Votes: 4,886

29. Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (2000 Video)

PG-13 | 76 min | Animation, Action, Crime

The Joker is back with a vengeance, and Gotham's newest Dark Knight needs answers as he stands alone to face Gotham's most infamous Clown Prince of Crime.

Director: Curt Geda | Stars: Will Friedle, Mark Hamill, Kevin Conroy, Angie Harmon

Votes: 21,487

30. The Zeta Project (2001–2003)
Episode: Shadows (2001)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

While waiting for a conference where Dr. Selig is supposed to attend, Zeta is attacked by an infiltration unit they encountered earlier. Batman believes Zeta has returned to his old programming and comes to deal with him.

Director: Tim Maltby | Stars: Diedrich Bader, Julie Nathanson, Will Friedle, Kevin Conroy

Votes: 28

31. Justice League (2001–2004)

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Seven of the most formidable heroes form arguably the most powerful team ever.

Stars: Carl Lumbly, Phil LaMarr, Michael Rosenbaum, George Newbern

Votes: 37,561

32. Static Shock (2000–2004)
Episode: The Big Leagues (2002)

TV-Y7 | Animation, Short, Action

Static's enemies team up with Joker and run amuck through Dakota. Where there's the Joker, the Dynamic Duo can't be far behind.

Director: David Chlystek | Stars: Phil LaMarr, Jason Marsden, Kevin Conroy, Eli Marienthal

Votes: 66

33. Birds of Prey (2002–2003)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

In the future, long after the Batman has driven himself into exile, his legacy lives on in the form of the Birds of Prey--Black Canary, Oracle, and the Huntress.

Stars: Ashley Scott, Dina Meyer, Rachel Skarsten, Shemar Moore

Votes: 4,160

34. Static Shock (2000–2004)
Episode: Hard as Nails (2003)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Short, Action

A classmate of Virgil's is struggling to deal with her new Bang Baby powers. She runs away to Gotham city in search of a cure and Static follows. There he meets Batman, but together can they save his schoolmate?

Stars: Phil LaMarr, Jason Marsden, T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh, Kevin Conroy

Votes: 48

35. Static Shock (2000–2004)
Episode: A League of Their Own: Part 1 (2003)

TV-Y7 | Animation, Short, Action

Called to the Justice League Watchtower to help in a critical power problem, Static and Gear then have to help stop Brainiac's consciousness from seizing control of the station.

Director: Victor Dal Chele | Stars: Phil LaMarr, Jason Marsden, Kevin Conroy, Carl Lumbly

Votes: 58

36. Static Shock (2000–2004)
Episode: A League of Their Own: Part 2 (2003)

TV-Y7 | Animation, Short, Action

Unknown to everyone, Brainiac's consciousness has taken control of Gear.

Stars: Phil LaMarr, Jason Marsden, Kevin Conroy, Carl Lumbly

Votes: 54

37. Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman (2003 Video)

PG | 75 min | Animation, Action, Crime

The Dark Knight must contend with a mysterious female vigilante who emulates him, but to a more ruthless degree.

Directors: Curt Geda, Jennifer Graves, Tim Maltby | Stars: Kevin Conroy, Kimberly Brooks, Kelly Ripa, Elisa Gabrielli

Votes: 10,045

38. Static Shock (2000–2004)
Episode: Future Shock (2004)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Short, Action

After helping the dynamic duo, static is pulled into the future where he must help that times Batman save his future self.

Director: Victor Dal Chele | Stars: Phil LaMarr, Jason Marsden, Kevin Conroy, Shane Sweet

Votes: 61

39. The Batman (2004–2008)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Short, Action

This animated adventure series of Bruce Wayne, billionaire by day, crime fighter by night, starts as Wayne balances life as a free-wheeling bachelor, with his role as the Caped Crusader. ... See full summary »

Stars: Rino Romano, Alastair Duncan, Evan Sabara, Danielle Judovits

Votes: 8,934

40. The Batman vs. Dracula (2005 Video)

Unrated | 83 min | Animation, Action, Horror

Batman faces off against the original creature of the night, Count Dracula, who has been unintentionally resurrected by the Penguin.

Directors: Michael Goguen, Seung Eun Kim, Sam Liu, Brandon Vietti | Stars: Rino Romano, Peter Stormare, Tara Strong, Tom Kenny

Votes: 7,616

41. Batman Begins (2005)

PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Adventure

70 Metascore

After training with his mentor, Batman begins his fight to free crime-ridden Gotham City from corruption.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Ken Watanabe, Liam Neeson

Votes: 1,217,890 | Gross: $206.85M

42. Batman: Gotham Knight (2008 Video)

PG-13 | 75 min | Animation, Action, Crime

A collection of key events mark Bruce Wayne's life, as he journeys from beginner to Dark Knight.

Directors: Yasuhiro Aoki, Futoshi Higashide, Toshiyuki Kubooka, Hiroshi Morioka, Jong-Sik Nam, Shôjirô Nishimi, Yûichirô Hayashi | Stars: Kevin Conroy, Jason Marsden, Scott Menville, George Newbern

Votes: 24,720

43. The Dark Knight (2008)

PG-13 | 152 min | Action, Crime, Drama

84 Metascore

When the menace known as the Joker wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, Batman must accept one of the greatest psychological and physical tests of his ability to fight injustice.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine

Votes: 2,114,664 | Gross: $534.86M

44. Justice League: The New Frontier (2008 Video)

PG-13 | 75 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

In the 1950s, a new generation of superheroes must join forces with the community's active veterans and a hostile US government to fight a menace to Earth.

Director: Dave Bullock | Stars: David Boreanaz, Miguel Ferrer, Neil Patrick Harris, John Heard

Votes: 16,870

45. Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2008–2011)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

An updated animated series centering on the Caped Crusader himself as he partners and deals with his fellow superheroes in the DC Comics universe.

Stars: Diedrich Bader, John DiMaggio, James Arnold Taylor, Dee Bradley Baker

Votes: 6,939

46. Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (2009 Video)

PG-13 | 67 min | Animation, Action, Drama

When Lex Luthor gets elected US President, he uses the threat of an oncoming kryptonite meteor striking Earth as a rationale to frame Superman.

Director: Sam Liu | Stars: Clancy Brown, Kevin Conroy, Tim Daly, Xander Berkeley

Votes: 19,825

47. Batman: Arkham Asylum (2009 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Crime

You control Batman as he fights to subdue The Joker and his fellows when they seize control of the Arkham Island.

Director: Sefton Hill | Stars: Mark Hamill, Kevin Conroy, Arleen Sorkin, Tom Kane

Votes: 21,725

48. Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths (2010 Video)

PG-13 | 75 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

A good version of Lex Luthor from a parallel Earth comes to the Justice League's dimension for help to fight their evil counterparts.

Directors: Sam Liu, Lauren Montgomery | Stars: William Baldwin, Mark Harmon, Chris Noth, Gina Torres

Votes: 22,383

49. Batman: Under the Red Hood (2010 Video)

PG-13 | 75 min | Animation, Action, Crime