Batman first made it to the cinema in 1966, in a film directed by Leslie H. Martinson, with a story in which Joker, Riddler, the Penguin, and Catwoman formed a team to defeat Batman and Robin. That first film was based on the TV series and brought Adam West and Burt Ward to the big screen, with a colorful style that seemed straight out of the pages of the comics, with everything and the sound effects.
Almost 60 years later, Batman has gone through many actors, directors, and changes, and has become one of the most important superheroes in the history of cinema, and one of the favorites thanks to showing the world that you do not need superpowers to achieve great things (although an unlimited budget is a great help).
7 actors have had the honor of being Batman in their live-action versions (and Robert Pattinson does not look bad at all in the first advances) and although some are better than others, each version has its charm. West was the most innocent, Keaton was Gothic, Bale was the darkest (and best of all) and Affleck was more mature, each of them has shown us a different side of the antihero and their story has only become more powerful.
How to Watch Batman Movies in Order
Each Batman movie has its magic, each has a different costume story and villains, so it’s a good idea to watch them all understand how the character has changed over the years and what that means for the future.
Batman of the 90s
The Tim Burton Era with Michael Keaton, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Danny De Vito
- Batman (1989): HBO Max / Amazon
- Batman Returns (1992): HBO Max / Amazon
The era of Joel Schumacher, with Val Kilmer (Batman Forever) and George Clooney (Batman & Robin).
- Batman Forever (1995): HBO Max / Amazon
- Batman & Robin (1997): HBO Max / Amazon
With Christian Bale as Batman, Anne Hathaway as Catwoman, and Tom Hardy as Bane.
- Batman Begins (2005): HBO Max / Netflix / Amazon
- The Dark Knight (2008): HBO Max / Netflix / Amazon
- The Dark Knight Rises (2012): HBO Max / Netflix / Amazon
The DCEU era
With Ben Affleck as Batman and Henry Cavill as Superman.
- Batman vs Superman (2016): HBO Max / Amazon
- Suicide Squad (2016): HBO Max / Netflix / Amazon
- Justice League (2017): Snyder Cut on HBO Max, Amazon, Google Play / Joss Whedon version on Netflix
The Past and Future
The era of Adam West, the joker of Joaquin Phoenix, and the one that comes with Robert Pattinson as Batman.
- Batman (1966): Amazon, Google Play, iTunes
- Joker (2019): HBO/Amazon
- The Batman (2022): To be released: In theory, this film takes place before all, Matt Reeves promised to give us a younger Batman who is not yet the Bat Man we love and know.