Every Live-Action Batman Movie Villain, Ranked From Truly Awful To Iconic
The bat signal is on; the streets of Gotham City are filled with criminals, thugs, ruffians, and sometimes mutant freaks who just want to ruin a good time. Of course, that means a new Batman movie is in theaters! The Batman releases on March 4, introducing a new take on the Caped Crusader played by Robert Pattinson, as well as a new set of top-notch villains to take on.
If you want to know what we think of Batman, you can check out GameSpot’s review of the movie. What we’re going to tell you here is that at least it includes at least one of the very best portrayals of the Batman villain.
However, this got us thinking. Who are the best Batman villains of all time? There have been so many films, so many lines of succession, and often a character that has been given life by more than one actor. So we decided to go back to every action Batman villain since the 1966 movie and evaluate each one.
See below where our rankings are and share your thoughts in the comments. Before you object to the absence of Joaquin Phoenix or Jared Leto’s Joker from these lists, let’s calm down. None of them actually appeared in the Batman movie. Clown Prince of Crime Leto was added to Zack Snyder’s Justice League, but by this point in the film, he’s been an uneasy ally, making him hard to classify as a villain. But that’s all but the point. Enjoy! And be sure to check out our ranking of every Batman on the big screen!