Batman: Ranking Every Movie Batsuit From Worst To Best

Battinson! Bat-Nipples! Bat-Cod-Pieces! The gang's all here.

Batsuits Movies
Warner Bros.

Some might say it's not the costume that makes the man, but the worth of his actions within in. Batman pretty much said it in one of Christopher Nolan's movies - or words to that effect - before quickly changing his mind and deciding that the symbolism of the Bat was actually paramount to the policing of Gotham.

All hypocrisy aside, he did have a point. Batman looks like Batman in order to terrify criminals: he adopted the image of the Bat because it represented fear for him, and there is an aesthetic psychology that actually suits the making of the suit.

Unfortunately, some film-makers charged with bringing Batman to the screen have ignored that completely and turned Batman into a riot policeman with a funny helmet. The question here is where the latest suits sit in the pantheon of on-screen Batsuits presents itself rather pertinently. So which truly is best?

Quick qualification first: only live action Batman movies count. That still means a massive number of suits however, because Batman has had more costume changes than your typical Oscars host.

Honourable Mention

This Guy - Suicide Squad

Batman Goon
Warner Bros.

Come on now, that's barely even a real attempt. Still, it's a nice little jab at Batman by the Joker. Nice bling too.

19. The Second Serial Suit (1949)

Robert Pattinson The Batman
Warner Bros.

Pros: Actually, a pretty cool Bat-symbol. Even if it is too low on his body. Also, slimming underpants, a la Bridget Jones.

Cons: Well, it clearly doesn't bloody fit properly, giving the effect of Batman wearing his Batdad's costume or something. It's not practical for crime fighting (being more of a theatrical costume) and the utility belt is almost under his armpits.

You can probably forgive the first 1940s serials for their lack of production values: it was war-time and there was no real precedent for superhero movies. But they could have made sure the cowl actually fitted the actor properly.

It's all very bad cosplay, really.


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