Batman (1989): A Guilty Pleasure

Batman Movie Poster



The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker.

Guilty Pleasure Qualities:

Jack Nicholson’s over-the-top performance as The Joker. Tim Burton’s dark and gothic Gotham City. The campy nature of the dialogue. Michael Keaton as Batman. Kim Basinger.

Guilty Pleasure Level:

High (Revisited once or twice a year)


Tim Burton


  • Michael Keaton (as Batman / Bruce Wayne)
  • Jack Nicholson (as Joker / Jack Napier)
  • Kim Basinger (as Vicki Vale)


2 hours and 6 minutes


Action / Fantasy / Superhero

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