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One of DC Comics' most iconic characters -- and certainly one of the most beloved superheroes, period -- the Caped Crusader has made it to the big screen several times, facing off against his formidable rogues gallery and earning an ever-growing fanbase along the way.
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Joker (2019)
Critics Consensus: Joker gives its infamous central character a chillingly plausible origin story that serves as a brilliant showcase for its star -- and a dark evolution for comics-inspired cinema.
Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz
Director: Todd Phillips
Starring: Melissa Rauch, Kevin Conroy, Paget Brewster
Director: Sam Liu
Critics Consensus: The Lego Batman Movie continues its block-buster franchise's winning streak with another round of dizzyingly funny -- and beautifully animated -- family-friendly mayhem.
Starring: Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera
Director: Chris McKay
Critics Consensus: This stilted retelling of the Joker's origin adds little to its iconic source material, further diminished by some questionable story additions that will have fans demanding justice for Barbara Gordon.
Starring: Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill, Ray Wise
Director: Sam Liu
Critics Consensus: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice smothers a potentially powerful story -- and some of America's most iconic superheroes -- in a grim whirlwind of effects-driven action.
Starring: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams
Director: Zack Snyder
Beware the Batman (TV Show, 2013 - 2014)
Synopsis: A cool, new take on the classic Dark Knight franchise, Beware the Batman incorporates Batmans core characters with a rogues gallery of new villains.
Starring: Anthony Ruivivar, JB Blanc, Sumalee Montano
Number of Seasons: 1
Starring: Peter Weller, Ariel Winter, David Selby
Director: Jay Oliva
Critics Consensus: The Dark Knight Rises is an ambitious, thoughtful, and potent action film that concludes Christopher Nolan's franchise in spectacular fashion.
Starring: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman
Director: Christopher Nolan
Starring: Peter Weller, Ariel Winter, David Selby
Director: Jay Oliva
Starring: Kevin Conroy, Tim Daly, Clancy Brown
Director: Sam Liu
Batman: The Brave and the Bold (TV Show, 2008 - 2011)
Synopsis: Batman fights evil in Gotham City and beyond, teaming up with various heroes from across the DC Comics universe.
Starring: Diedrich Bader, John DiMaggio, James Arnold Taylor
Number of Seasons: 3
Critics Consensus: Dark, complex, and unforgettable, The Dark Knight succeeds not just as an entertaining comic book film, but as a richly thrilling crime saga.
Starring: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart
Director: Christopher Nolan
Starring: Kevin Conroy, Gary Dourdan, David McCallum
Director: Yasuhiro Aoki, Futoshi Higashide, Toshiyuki Kubooka
Starring: Rino Romano, Kevin Michael Richardson, Tom Kenny
Director: Michael Goguen
Batman Begins (2005)
Critics Consensus: Brooding and dark, but also exciting and smart, Batman Begins is a film that understands the essence of one of the definitive superheroes.
Starring: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson
Director: Christopher Nolan
The Batman (TV Show, 2004 - 2008)
Synopsis: The youthful Dark Knight battles the underworld in this animated adventure, which features several of his most notorious foes, including the Joker, the Penguin and Mr. Freeze.
Starring: Rino Romano, Rino Romano, Alastair Duncan
Number of Seasons: 5
Starring: Kevin Conroy, Kelly Ripa, Kimberly Brooks
Director: Tim Maltby, Curt Geda, Curtis Geda
Critics Consensus: This feature length entry in the Batman Beyond mythos sends off the Mark Hamill-voiced Joker in thrilling fashion, hitting the same caped crusading peaks of the original series.
Starring: Kevin Conroy, Will Friedle, Angie Harmon
Director: Curt Geda, Paul Dini
Starring: Will Friedle, Kevin Conroy, Sherman Howard
Director: Dan Riba, Yukio Suzuki, Curt Geda
Batman Beyond (TV Show, 1999 - 2001)
Synopsis: From the ingenious team that brought audiences the Emmy Award-winning Batman: The Animated Series comes the continuing legend of The Dark Knight with a futuristic twist as Bruce Wayne trains a new Batman for the 21st century.
Number of Seasons: 0
Starring: Kevin Conroy, Michael Ansara, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.
Director: Boyd Kirkland
Critics Consensus: Joel Schumacher's tongue-in-cheek attitude hits an unbearable limit in Batman & Robin resulting in a frantic and mindless movie that's too jokey to care much for.
Starring: George Clooney, Chris O'Donnell, Arnold Schwarzenegger
Director: Joel Schumacher
Critics Consensus: Loud, excessively busy, and often boring, Batman Forever nonetheless has the charisma of Jim Carrey and Tommy Lee Jones to offer mild relief.
Starring: Val Kilmer, Tommy Lee Jones, Jim Carrey
Director: Joel Schumacher
Critics Consensus: Stylish and admirably respectful of the source material, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm succeeds where many of the live-action Batman adaptations have failed.
Starring: Kevin Conroy, Stacy Keach, Dana Delany
Director: Eric Radomski, Bruce Timm
Batman: The Animated Series (TV Show, 1992 - 1994)
Synopsis: A moody Caped Crusader defends Gotham City against the usual suspects in this animated series inspired by director Tim Burton's dark theatrical films. The show was renamed `The Adventures of Batman and Robin' for its final year and yielded a movie, `Batman: Mask of the Phantasm.'
Starring: Kevin Conroy, Loren Lester, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.
Number of Seasons: 2
Critics Consensus: Director Tim Burton's dark, brooding atmosphere, Michael Keaton's work as the tormented hero, and the flawless casting of Danny DeVito as The Penguin and Christopher Walken as, well, Christopher Walken make the sequel better than the first.
Starring: Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Michelle Pfeiffer
Director: Tim Burton
Batman (1989)
Critics Consensus: An eerie, haunting spectacle, Batman succeeds as dark entertainment, even if Jack Nicholson's Joker too often overshadows the title character.
Starring: Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger
Director: Tim Burton
Critics Consensus: Batman: The Movie elevates camp to an art form -- and has a blast doing it, every gloriously tongue-in-cheek inch of the way.
Starring: Adam West, Burt Ward, Lee Meriwether
Director: Leslie H. Martinson
Batman (TV Show, 1966 - 1968)
Synopsis: The Caped Crusader and the Boy Wonder fight crime in Gotham City in this version of Bob Kane's comic strip that first appeared in 1939.
Starring: Adam West, Burt Ward, Alan Napier
Number of Seasons: 3
Starring: Robert Lowery, Johnny Duncan, Lyle Talbot
Director: Spencer Gordon Bennet

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