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Which Batman Movies Is Joker In?

Are you a fan of Batman movies? Do you wonder which movies feature the Joker?

Look no further! We’ve compiled a list of all the Batman movies that include the iconic villain.

Batman (1989)

The first Batman movie to feature the Joker was Tim Burton’s 1989 film, simply titled “Batman”. The role of Joker was played by Jack Nicholson, who received critical acclaim for his portrayal of the character.

The movie follows Batman’s efforts to stop Joker’s reign of terror over Gotham City.

Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)

This animated film features a new villain called the Phantasm, but also includes flashbacks to when Joker was still a mobster named Jack Napier. Mark Hamill voices the Joker in this movie, and he is just as unforgettable as Nicholson’s version.

Batman Forever (1995)

In this third installment of the Batman franchise, Tommy Lee Jones plays Two-Face and Jim Carrey plays Riddler. However, towards the end of the movie, we see a brief appearance from Joker in a hallucination sequence.

This time around, he is played by a different actor – John Allen Nelson.

Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (2000)

Set in a future where Bruce Wayne has retired as Batman and passed on his mantle to Terry McGinnis, this animated film sees an old enemy return. The identity of this enemy is revealed to be none other than an older version of the Joker, voiced once again by Mark Hamill.

The Dark Knight (2008)

Arguably one of the best superhero movies ever made, “The Dark Knight” features Heath Ledger’s Oscar-winning performance as the Joker. The movie explores the Joker’s twisted relationship with Batman and his attempts to bring chaos to Gotham City.

Ledger’s portrayal of the Joker is haunting and unforgettable.

Suicide Squad (2016)

While not a Batman movie per se, “Suicide Squad” features a number of Batman villains, including the Joker. Played by Jared Leto, this version of the character has a more modern, punk-rock aesthetic and is shown in flashbacks as Harley Quinn’s love interest.


There you have it – all the Batman movies that feature the Joker! From Jack Nicholson’s classic portrayal in 1989 to Heath Ledger’s unforgettable turn in “The Dark Knight”, the Joker has become one of the most iconic villains in cinema history.