Over at Alex on Film I’ve been watching a bunch of movies relating to Batman. I say “relating to Batman” because the first and last movie I watched (note: the page has since been updated) don’t have Batman in them. But the first was only a cheap joke trying to cash in on the popularity of the Batman TV series and Joker just underlines how the villains Batman faces are usually a lot more interesting than Batman himself. I didn’t include Halle Berry’s Catwoman (2004) but it would have been another example of the same phenomenon (the Batman movie minus Batman).
There hasn’t been a great Batman movie, and there have been quite a few very bad ones. For some reason he’s been hard to get right.
The Wild World of Batwoman (1966)
Batman: The Movie (1966)
Batman Returns (1992)
Batman Forever (1995)
Batman & Robin (1997)
Batman Begins (2005)
The Dark Knight (2008)
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
The LEGO Batman Movie (2017)
Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021)
The Batman (2022)