Best Batman films to watch before Robert Pattinson's 'The Batman'

Robert Pattinson will fly on to the big screen as the caped crusader with Matt Reeve's 'The Batman'. Here is a list of films to watch before heading to theatres.

THE BATMAN 

This Tim Burton directorial pushed the comic book favourites to outlandish extremes as it saw Gotham City reeling in the crosshairs of the Penguin and Catwoman.

BATMAN RETURNS

Featuring an ensemble cast of Val Kilmer, Nicole Kidman, Tommy Lee Jones and Jim Carrey, 'Batman Forever' not only had box office success but also went on to receive three Oscar nods.

BATMAN FOREVER

This standalone story is regarded as one of the highest-rated animated Batman films. It sees the Dark Knight forced out of the shadows to go toe-to-toe with a mysterious vigilante, who goes by the name of Red Hood.

BATMAN: UNDER THE RED HOOD

Is any Batman list complete without Christopher Nolan's 'The Dark Knight' series? Watch Christian Bale's Batman go up against Heath Ledger as the Joker as he unleashes a state of anarchy upon Gotham city.

THE DARK KNIGHT

The adult animated film sees the rise of the Joker and his attempt to prove to Batman that one bad day can reduce the sanest man alive to lunacy.

BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE

The Dark Knight Rises' was another thrilling, crime-fighting film that saw Bane disrupt Gotham City's eight-year-long period of peace, forcing Bruce Wayne to don the cape again.

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

Joaquin Phoenix's 'Joker' changed the game for the DCEU, by ditching the hero's flashy story to tell an unsettling villain's origin story. The film went on to amass a billion dollars and even won Phoenix an Oscar for Best Actor.

JOKER

This 2021 release gets a mention in 'The Batman'. The animated film follows Batman as he pursues a serial killer with the help of police officer James Gordon and district attorney Harvey Dent.

BATMAN AND THE LONG HALLOWEEN

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