You can have your Christian Bale and your Heath Ledger. They're terrific...but when you're an impressionable nine-year-old boy who went to see 1989's Batman three times with his dad...the Michael Keaton/Jack Nicholson movie has a tendency to stick in your mind.
My father and I went to see this flick several times, and it remains one of my favorites. Jack Nicholson is scene-stealing fantastic and Keaton makes for a cool, cerebral bat. Throw in some Colt 45 Cool -- Billy Dee Williams -- and you've got yourself a blockbuster classic.
One of the best lines?
Our mysterious hero holds a crook high above the streets, where splattering death awaits.
"What are you?" the man asks.