The BEST episodes of The Batman

Every episode of The Batman ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of The Batman!

A young Bruce Wayne is in his third year of trying to establish himself as Batman, protector of Gotham City. He is in his mid-twenties, just finding his way as protector, defender and Caped Crusader, while balancing his public persona as billionaire bachelor Bruce Wayne. Living in Gotham, a metropolis where shadows run long and deep, beneath elevated train tracks, this younger Batman will confront updated takes of familiar foes - meeting each member of his classic Rogue's Gallery for the first time. From the likes of Joker, Penguin, Catwoman, Mr. Freeze, Riddler and Man-Bat, among others, the war on crime jumps to the next level with a new arsenal at the Dark Knight's disposal, all operated and linked by an advanced remote-controlled invention he dubs the "Bat-Wave."

Last Updated: 1/21/2023Network:The WB
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Artifacts
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7.83
141 votes

#1 - Artifacts

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/3/2007

A thousand years into the future, the citizens of new Gotham must uncover the history of the Batman in order to stop a new Mr. Freeze.

Directors: Brandon Vietti
Writer: Greg Weisman
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Batman/Superman Story (2)
star
7.76
176 votes

#2 - The Batman/Superman Story (2)

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/29/2007

Batman and Robin must battle Superman, who is under Lex Luthor's mind control, as the villain plans to launch a wave of robots and take over the world's armies.

Writer: Steve Cuden
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Joining (2)
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7.60
164 votes

#3 - The Joining (2)

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired 5/5/2007

Martian Manhunter's prediction of an alien invasion by The Joining has come true. As Batman tries to stop them on his own, he learns that even working with a team will stop The Joining.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Batman/Superman Story (1)
star
7.60
164 votes

#4 - The Batman/Superman Story (1)

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/22/2007

Batman and Superman find themselves teamed up when Lex Luthor begins his operations in Gotham City to take down his arch-nemesis, and employs a horde of the Batman's villains to do so.

Directors: Vinton Heuck
Writer: Alan Burnett
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Clayface of Tragedy
star
7.60
97 votes

#5 - The Clayface of Tragedy

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 5/7/2005

Batman is pitted against a new villain named Clayface, who can transform his body as if it were clay and impersonate anyone he chooses! Before The Batman can stop him, he will learn Clayface's shocking dark secret!

Directors: Seung Eun Kim
Writer: Greg Weisman
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Team Penguin
star
7.59
91 votes

#6 - Team Penguin

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/30/2006

After watching a movie about criminal masterminds, Penguin gets the idea to form a team of Gotham's greatest villains in order to finally take Batman down. Meanwhile, Batgirl and Robin must learn how to work together.

Directors: Anthony Chun
Writer: Joseph Kuhr
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Clayfaces
star
7.54
79 votes

#7 - Clayfaces

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/7/2006

Shape-shifting villain Clayface surrenders himself, promising to give up his criminal ways and hoping to earn a second chance for his alter ego, Ethan Bennett.

Directors: Matt Youngberg
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Rubberface of Comedy
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7.52
100 votes

#8 - The Rubberface of Comedy

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 4/30/2005

Joker wreaks havoc on all of Gotham with a new gizmo that can morph any object into rubber or putty. Meanwhile, the Chief of Police pressures his detectives to take down The Batman once and for all!

Directors: Sam Liu
Writer: Greg Weisman
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Bat in the Belfry
star
7.50
416 votes

#9 - The Bat in the Belfry

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/11/2004

The Batman finds himself dealing with a new breed of criminal when Joker takes over Arkham Asylum then plans to fly a hot air balloon filled with Joker Gas.

Directors: Seung Eun Kim
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Meltdown
star
7.49
81 votes

#10 - Meltdown

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 6/25/2005

Ethan Bennett is captured and put on trial for his crimes as Clayface. He's released on probation but finds the temptations of a criminal life too great.

Directors: Seung Eun Kim
Writer: Greg Weisman
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Swamped
star
7.49
84 votes

#11 - Swamped

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 6/11/2005

Killer Croc, a half-man, half reptile plans to submerge all of Gotham in water in order to facilitate his plundering of the city.

Directors: Brandon Vietti
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
A Matter of Family
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7.46
112 votes

#12 - A Matter of Family

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/23/2006

After a young circus performer named Dick Grayson loses his parents to a criminal named Tony Zucco, Bruce Wayne adopts the young boy. Once Bruce's secret is revealed, Dick joins Batman as his new sidekick, Robin. Together, they set out to find Zucco and bring him to justice.

Directors: Brandon Vietti
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Bird of Prey
star
7.42
95 votes

#13 - Bird of Prey

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 2/12/2005

While Bruce Wayne is busy being the subject of a "Day in the Life" segment of a television magazine show, Penguin pulls his latest heist--at Bruce's mansion! Alfred is taken hostage.

Directors: Brandon Vietti
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Strange Minds
star
7.39
84 votes

#14 - Strange Minds

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 9/3/2005

Joker takes Detective Yin hostage, but once captured he refuses to tell of her whereabouts. Convinced it's the only way to learn Yin's location before she meets her demise, Batman uses a device created by Professor Hugo Strange to enter the bizarre brain of the Joker in search of an answer.

Directors: Brandon Vietti
Writer: Greg Weisman
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
RPM
star
7.39
79 votes

#15 - RPM

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/5/2005

A new villain, Gearhead, makes his first appearance robbing a charity race, and Batman soon finds himself forced to upgrade the Batmobile to keep up with the cybernetic bad guy.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Batgirl Begins (2)
star
7.38
87 votes

#16 - Batgirl Begins (2)

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/24/2005

After a chemical accident transforms her into a half-human half-plant being, Pam Isley takes the name Poison Ivy and sets out to destroy Gotham's environmental polluters.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Big Chill
star
7.36
148 votes

#17 - The Big Chill

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/6/2004

The Batman is on the trail of Mr. Freeze, a villain who uses his ice technology as a means of stealing the objects of his passion: the rarest, most valuable diamonds.

Directors: Brandon Vietti
Writer: Greg Weisman
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Lost Heroes (1)
star
7.33
143 votes

#18 - Lost Heroes (1)

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired 3/8/2008

The super-powered members of the Justice League begin disappearing one by one. Only Batman and Green Arrow are left to investigate and discover that old enemies are involved.

Directors: John Fang
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Traction
star
7.33
204 votes

#19 - Traction

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/25/2004

The Batman battles the masked criminal Bane, and once Bane activates his chemical-steroid-infusion, Batman finds himself outmatched by brute strength.

Directors: Sam Liu
Writer: Adam Beechen
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Call of the Cobblepot
star
7.32
216 votes

#20 - Call of the Cobblepot

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/18/2004

Ozzy Cobblepot, aka Penguin, has delusions of rebuilding the lost Cobblepot fortune, via high-flying robberies employing various trained birds.

Directors: Brandon Vietti
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Man Who Would Be Bat
star
7.32
159 votes

#21 - The Man Who Would Be Bat

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/30/2004

Dr. Langstrom, a scientist in Wayne Industry's Genome Division, has been experimenting with bats, thus threatening to endanger Bruce's secret identity.

Directors: Seung Eun Kim
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Apprentice
star
7.32
78 votes

#22 - The Apprentice

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 2/11/2006

Inspired by the Batman/Batgirl partnership, the Joker decides to recruit his own sidekick and gain a partner in crime.

Directors: Brandon Vietti
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Big Dummy
star
7.32
98 votes

#23 - The Big Dummy

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/27/2004

The Batman's attempt to thwart the latest in a series of heists pits him against a team led by a ventriloquist carrying a puppet named Scarface--who by all indications is the brains of the operation.

Directors: Sam Liu
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Riddled
star
7.31
154 votes

#24 - Riddled

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 5/21/2005

A mysterious villain known as the Riddler challenges Yin, secretly helped by Batman, to a number of riddles. Things are not what they seem from the riddles...

Directors: Seung Eun Kim
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Cat and the Bat
star
7.29
170 votes

#25 - The Cat and the Bat

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/2/2004

After a news report erroneously links her with The Batman, Selina Kyle, the cat burglar known as Catwoman, decides she wants to meet her nighttime counterpart. After luring her prey, Catwoman steals Batman's utility belt!

Directors: Sam Liu
Writer: Adam Beechen
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes

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