Rank the Bat-Films.....

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  1. Brain Damage

    Brain Damage Everything Under the Sun

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    Good thread. My personal favorites:

    1. The Dark Knight
    2. Batman Begins
    3. Mask of the Phantasm
    4. The Dark Knight Rises
    5. Batman Returns
    6. Batman
    7. Batman Forever
    8. Batman: The Movie
    9. Batman & Robin

    I actually had a pretty tough time deciding if I liked TDKR or Returns more.
     
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  2. Ponyboy

    Ponyboy Serenity now!

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  3. RustyCage

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    1 - The Dark Knight/Batman Begins
    2 - The Dark Knight Rises
    3 - Mask of the Phantasm
    4 - Batman Returns
    5 - Batman (1989)
    6 - Chase Me
    7 - Under the Red Hood
    8 - Return of the Joker
    9 - Year One
    10 - The Dark Knight Returns
    11 - Gotham Knight
    12 - SubZero
    13 - Batman Forever
    14 - Batman & Robin

    Fingers crossed for The Long Halloween and The Killing Joke winding up as animated films soon. I'm sure they'll be high on the list. :up: Wouldn't mind Court/City of Owls, Haunted Knight, or Hush/Heart of Hush either.

    In regard to #1, it's tough for me to play favorites between BB and TDK, they both have equal pros and cons. Something is missing from each of them that the other completes.

    So in the end I always wind up tying them. I suppose it depends on what kind of movie I'm feeling in the moment, but they both capture different approaches to Batman extremely well.
     
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  4. Anno_Domini

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    ^ I had to see how you ranked the films because you seem like you have a love/hate thing going on with TDKR from your posts, but nice to see you have it only right under TDK and BB.
     
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  5. RustyCage

    RustyCage Come what may..

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    Oh for sure. :woot: haha

    I have my nitpicks with Rises (some of which I'm decided on, some of which I'm still wrestling with), but I certainly am not looking to deny it of it's merits. There are a lot of things it does very right. :up:

    I'm having a scroll back through the thread right now. Did you do a list?
     
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  6. Anno_Domini

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    Yah,

    Obviously before I saw Dark Knight Returns Part 1, because that already goes highly in my list.
     
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  7. BatLobsterRises

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    Okay, this is going to be pretty tough but I'm going to give it a shot. Having now seen both parts of Dark Knight Returns, I'm going to count that as one film, if that's okay.

    1. The Dark Knight
    2. The Dark Knight Rises
    3. Batman Begins
    4. Batman (1989)
    5. Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
    6. The Dark Knight Returns
    7. Batman Returns
    8. Batman Beyond: Return of The Joker
    9. Batman: Under the Red Hood
    10. Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero
    11. Batman (1966)
    12. Batman & Robin
    13. Batman Forever
    14. Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman
     
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  8. Anno_Domini

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    Part 2 is out?
     
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  9. BatLobsterRises

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    I think I saw it on a total fluke man, ha! About a week and a half ago, Amazon made it available for download. The next day, they took it down and it's stayed down. I don't know if it was some sort of mistake or what, but it was legally available for download for exactly 1 day and I was lucky enough to be being attention during this very short window.

    Trust me though, it is really epic and completely knocks it out of the park. I think anyone who enjoyed Part 1 is in for a real treat.
     
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  10. BH/HHH

    BH/HHH You Are My World

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    If we're including animations the Dark Knight Returns parts 1 and 2 are the best Batman anything I've ever seen
     
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  11. Elevator Man

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    You haven't seen Year One yet?
     
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  12. BatLobsterRises

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    Oops! I totally forgot to list it. I'd probably put it under Return of the Joker at number 10, knocking everything else below it to 12-15.
     
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  13. TheGuy

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    Terrific list. Almost the same as mine.
     
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  14. DCW

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    The Dark Knight
    The Dark Knight Rises
    Batman Begins
    Batman 89
    Batman Mask of the Phantasm
    Batman Returns
    Batman Under the Red Hood
    The Dark Knight Returns
    Batman Year One
    Return of the Joker
    Batman Forever
    Batman 66
    Batman and Robin
     
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  15. RustyCage

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    Whoooa somehow in the process of making my list, I shifted things around and had TDK Returns at the bottom.

    Mistake corrected! How embarrassing.
     
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  16. Spider-Aziz

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    1) BATMAN
    2) Batman Begins
    3) The Dark Knight Rises
    4) Batman: The Movie
    5) The Dark Knight
    6) Batman & Robin
    7) Batman Forever
    8) Batman Returns
     
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  17. Hellion

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    Batman Returns/Batman Begins
    Batman
    The Dark Knight Rises/The Dark Knight
    Batman & Robin
    Batman Forever
     
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  18. Spidey220987

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    Amen to that! :highfive:
    I said this to my mate (who is a huge Batman fan) and my cousin just the other day.

    I waited for part 2 to be released before I watched Part 1, watched both back-to-back with my Dad.

    Seriously, in my honest opinion, better than the Nolan trilogy.
    Best Batman anything is right :highfive:
     
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  19. CConn

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    I changed my mind.

    1. Batman
    2. The Dark Knight Rises
    3. The Dark Knight
    4. Under the Red Hood
    5. The Dark Knight Returns Part 1
    6. The Dark Knight Returns Part 2
    7. Batman: The Movie
    8. Batman Returns
    9. Batman Begins
    10. Return of the Joker
     
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  20. Spider-Aziz

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    Ranking animated films:

    *Awesome ones:
    1. Under the Red Hood
    2. Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker
    3. Superman/Batman: Public Enemies

    *Lesser ones:
    1. The Dark Knight Returns pt.1
    2. Mask of the Phantasm
    3. Year One
    4. Superman/Batman: Apocalypse
    5. Gotham Knight (Working Through Pain is an awesome segment though)
    6. Mystery of the Batwoman
    7. The Dark Knight Returns pt.2 (horrible Superman story)

    *Did not watch:
    Sub-Zero
     
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  21. Brain Damage

    Brain Damage Everything Under the Sun

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    I'll update now that I've seen both parts of The Dark Knight Returns.

    1. The Dark Knight
    2. Batman Begins
    3. Mask of the Phantasm
    4. The Dark Knight Returns
    5. The Dark Knight Rises
    6. Batman Returns
    7. Batman
    8. Under The Red Hood
    9. Return of The Joker
    10. Year One
    11. Batman Forever
    12. Batman: The Movie
    13. Sub-Zero
    14. Batman & Robin
     
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  22. TheGuy

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    19 years later MOTP is still the best looking animated film. :up:
     
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  23. CConn

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    Not until they release the bastard on blu-ray.
     
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  24. Spider-Aziz

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    Under the Red Hood looks better
     
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  25. TheGuy

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    1. The Dark Knight - 10/10
    2. The Dark Knight Rises - 10/10
    3. The Dark Knight Returns Part 1 - 10/10
    4. Batman: Mask of the Phantasm - 10/10
    5. Batman 89 - 9/10
    6. The Dark Knight Returns Part 2 - 9/10
    7. Batman Begins - 8/10
    8. Batman: Year One - 7/10
    9. Batman: Under the Red Hood - 7/10
    10. Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker - 6.5/10
    11. Batman Returns - 5/10
    12. The Batman vs. Dracula - 4.5/10
    13. Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero - 4.5/10
    14. Batman Forever - 4/10
    15. Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman - 4/10
    16. Batman: The Movie - 3/10
    17. Batman & Robin - 3/10
    18. Batman: Gotham Knight - 2/10
     
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