Batman Games, Movies, and TV

Among the many Batman movies and adaptations, your kid needs only one Caped Crusader. But for every kid-friendly, catchphrase-spouting Batman, there's a Dark Knight, so choosing the age-appropriate one can drive you mad! Start with our list of the best Batman games, movies, and TV shows. Then have Alfred fetch the snacks, and get comfy in the Batcave as you and your kid watch and play these bat-tastic picks. For a broader (and brighter) selection of spandex colors, check out our picks for the best superhero games, movies, and TV shows.

 

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Batman Justice Unbalanced Game Poster Image
Kids solve logic puzzles to help Batman and Robin.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2004)
(2004)
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LEGO Batman: The Movie -- DC Superheroes Unite Movie Poster Image
Lighthearted superhero action is fun -- but big toy ad.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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The Lego Batman Movie Movie Poster Image
Clever, creative, action-packed adventure/toy ad.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Batman: The Animated Series TV Poster Image
A dark, violent comic book comes to life.
Network: Boomerang, Disney XD, Discovery Family Channel
(2005)
(1992)
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Batman: The Brave and the Bold TV Poster Image
More teamwork than brooding in fun Caped Crusader 'toon.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2008)
(2008)
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Batman Toxic Chill Game Poster Image
Batman needs help solving logic puzzles.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2003)
(2003)
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LEGO Batman: The Videogame Game Poster Image
A fun -- albeit predictable -- cartoon adventure.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows, PlayStation 2
(2008)
(2008)
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The Adventures of Batman and Robin: The Penguin Movie Poster Image
Action-packed and true to the source.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1992)
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The Batman TV Poster Image
Revamped take on classic offers tweens thrills.
Network: Boomerang, WB
(2005)
(2004)
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Batman: Mask of the Phantasm Movie Poster Image
Tamer than live-action, but still moody, violent.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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Batman (1966) Movie Poster Image
Campy, goofy '60s movie may not appeal to today's kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1966)
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LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes Game Poster Image
Vast world, fun superhero characters that finally talk!
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360
(2012)
(2012)
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Beware the Batman TV Poster Image
Dark, violent CGI series is best for mature tweens.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2013)
(2013)
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Batman (1989) Movie Poster Image
Stylish, violent, and dark superhero adventure.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1989)
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Batman Begins Movie Poster Image
Smart and entertaining, but also very violent.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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Batman Returns Movie Poster Image
A darkly violent take on the comic-book hero.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1992)
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Batman: Arkham Asylum Game Poster Image
Dark yet thrilling action game based on the Caped Crusader.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2009)
(2009)
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Batman: Arkham City Game Poster Image
While dark and violent, this superhero game is intriguing.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2011)
(2011)
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The Dark Knight Movie Poster Image
Excellent sequel much darker, more violent than the first.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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Batman - The Telltale Series Game Poster Image
Build your own Batman in this gritty adventure.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
(2016)
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