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27 Movies Like The Batman That’ll Keep You At The Back Of Your Seats

Movies like The Batman
Movies like The Batman

Batman hit the cinemas in 2022 and was instantly loved by the viewers. The film was much awaited, as it was delayed multiple times due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and boy-oh-boy did it deliver phenomenally upon its arrival, grossing over $770 million, the movie became the fifth highest-grossing film of 2022.

Directed by Matt Reeves, the movie is a reboot of the Batman film franchise. Robert Pattinson starred as the titular BATMAN(Bruce Wayne), becoming the eighth actor to put on the suit of the caped crusader behind Adam West, Michael Keaton, Kevin Conroy, Val Kilmer, George Clooney, Christian Bale, Ben Affleck, and Will Arnett. Zoë Kravitz, Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright, John Turturro, Peter Sarsgaard, Andy Serkis, and Colin Farrell portrayed the characters in the supporting roles alongside a few others.

Batman follows Bruce/Batman on his quest to fight corruption and take on ‘the Riddler,’ the classic villain, who is a serial killer looking for his next victim. The movie is very well structured and was very well received by the critics, with praises for the direction, the performances, and the story. The movie duration is a bit on the longer side, but at no point feel overly done.

Movies Like The Batman

Here are several movies like The Batman that you can check out:

Captain Marvel

Did someone say cosmic? Directed by Anna Boden, Captain Marvel follows a young woman Carol Danvers, an assumed deceased pilot, who has powers out of the solar system, as she must choose whom to help from two alien races who are at war.

Starring Brie Larson in the titular role, the film was released in 2019 and grossed over a billion dollars, becoming the fifth highest-grossing movie of 2019. The roles of supporting characters were donned by Mckenna Grace, London Fuller, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Annette Bening, Clark Gregg, and several others.

Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel movie poster

Captain Marvel received very good feedback from the critics and the audiences, especially for Larson’s portrayal of Carol Danvers. A sequel to the film is also scheduled for the box office in 2023.

Aquaman

Aquaman was released in 2018 and was directed by James Wan. The movie starred Jason Momoa in the titular role, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Nicole Kidman in the important roles. Ludi Lin, Temuera Morrison, Randall Park, Graham McTavish, Michael Beach, and Leigh Whannel were cast as supporting characters.

Aquaman focuses on the life of Arthur Curry, the prince of the kingdom of Atlantis, as he must utilize his full might to stop the underwater kingdoms that are hell-bent on destroying the surface world.

Aquaman

Jason Momoa as Aquaman

The film performed really well at the box office, as it grossed a staggering $1.148 billion and became the fifth highest-grossing film of 2018. The movie was praised for its visual effects, its action sequences, and the performances of the various actors. A sequel to Aquaman is also set to be hitting the cinemas in December 2023.

Captain America: The First Avenger

Captain America is the embodiment of courage, will, determination and morals. The veteran is a fan favorite, and many fans still desire a body of such capabilities. Directed by Joe Johnson, Captain America: The First Avenger was released in 2011 and starred Chris Evans as the titular Steve Rogers/Captain America. The movie portrays the origin of the Avengers’ leader, as he undergoes an experiment and gains new abilities due to the ‘super soldier serum,’ which sees him transform from a slender man to an absolutely jacked beast. Set during the events of World War II, the Cap must stop the Red Skull from using the ‘tesseract’ and taking over the world.

Captain America

Chris Evans as Steve Rogers, aka Captain America

Captain America: The First Avenger also starred Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan, Dominic Cooper, Derek Luke, Neal McDonough, Stanley Tucci, and Samuel L. Jackson in the supporting roles in the film.

The movie was well appreciated for its portrayal of the 1940s period, and Evan’s performance as the infamous Cap was much praised. The movie was also a big success at the box office and is surely a must-watch for anyone preferring hand-to-hand combat over laser beams and whatnot. Two more movies- Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War also released in 2014 and 2016, which also focus on new challenges faced by the Captain.

Thor

Another movie that helped the MCU become the massive brand it is today, Thor released in 2011 and was directed by Kenneth Branagh. The movie starred Chris Hemsworth in the titular role, and Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Colm Feore, Ray Stevenson, Idris Elba, Kat Dennings, Rene Russo, and Anthony Hopkins donned the roles of the supporting characters.

Thor was praised by critics for its action sequences and its direction and was a financial success as it earned $449.3 million. Apart from the original movie, three more standalone Thor films were released in 2013, 2017, and 2022 respectively.

Thor

Chris Hemsworth as Thor

 The movie focuses on the Asgardian prince Thor who gets banished from Asgard and arrives on Earth due to an inconvenience caused by him. Now he must prove himself worthy of taking back the Asgardian throne by stopping his brother Loki, who wants the throne for himself.

Iron Man

Iron Man kickstarted the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) with its release in 2008. Directed by Jon Favreau, the film starred Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, who became one of the world’s most famous characters, even gaining a cult following. The movie follows Tony Stark as he is captured by a group of terrorists and his plan to escape. After a successful escape from the group, he creates armor to become a superhero and takes on many enemies during his course.

Iron Man

Iron Man

Iron Man paved the way for the success of the MCU as we know it today, as the film was a massive hit at the box office and the critics praised RDJ’s performance since it was just too good. The movie clearly shows what a genius mind looks like and how having a big amount of money adds to the same if used in an ethical way. There are two more movies focusing solely on Iron Man, which were released in 2010 and 2013, respectively.

Black Panther

Possibly the best movie ever made by the Marvel Cinematic Universe is Black Panther. The 2018 film’s immediate box office success can be attributed to its release. The superhero film, which Ryan Coogler directed, is about T’Challa, the recently minted king of Wakanda, returning home. The world’s leaders perceive Wakanda as a developing nation, but in truth, the African nation is among the most technologically advanced, possibly even surpassing Earth.

Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Martin Freeman, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, and Winston Duke also had significant roles in the film, along with Chadwick Boseman, who played the title role. The direction, the action scenes, and the cast members’ performances in the film have all received high praise. In November 2022, a much-anticipated film sequel is scheduled for release.

Black Panther

Black Panther

Man of Steel

Hitting the box office in 2013, Man of Steel focuses on Clark Kent, who gets to know that he is a superpowerful alien hailing from the planet of Krypton. Clark Kent, or Kal-El, as he was named by his original parents, decides to help humanity and become its protector, taking on the name of “Superman,” and he must protect the humans from another powerful alien destroying mankind.

Man of Steel was directed by Zack Snyder and starred Henry Cavill as Superman. The film is a reboot of the original Superman film series and also stars Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, and Russell Crowe in supporting roles. The film depicts the origin of the world-renowned Superman. A sequel to the movie is rumored to be in production, much to the fans’ delight.

Man of Steel

Superman from Man of Steel

The film was praised for its action sequences, cinematography, and its visual effects and is sure to please the fans of the Kryptonian beast.

Ant-Man

Ant-Man was released in 2015 and was directed by Peyton Reed. The movie was well-praised by critics for its humor, its visual effects, and the story. The movie also performed rather well at the box office and grossed more than $519 million.

The movie follows a thief who gains the ability to shrink his size with the help of a technologically advanced suit. He must help in defending the technology from being revealed to everyone and face the consequences that follow. The film starred Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, who becomes the titular Ant-Man, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Peña, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Anthony Mackie, Wood Harris, and a few others in supporting roles.

A sequel, Ant-Man, and The Wasp, was released in 2018, with a third movie, Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania, set to be released in February 2023.

Ant Man

Scott Lang, aka Ant-Man

Black Widow

Black Widow portrays the events happening in the life of Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, following the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War. The film follows Romanoff as she must confront her past and make some hard decisions, all while being on the run.

The film was directed by Cate Shortland and was released in 2021. Scarlett Johansson starred as the fan favorite “Black Widow” in the titular role, and a few others, including Florence Pugh, David Harbour, O-T Fagbenle, Olga Kurylenko, William Hurt, Ray Winstone, and Rachel Weisz, played the roles of the supporting characters in the movie.

Black Widow

Natasha Romanoff from Black Widow

Black Widow was much anticipated as it was delayed many times due to the COVID pandemic. The movie broke various box office records and grossed over $379 million and was applauded for the performances of the various celebrities acting in it, along with an appreciation for the action sequences in the movie.

 Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings were released in 2021 and were directed by Destin Daniel Cretton. The movie was a huge success at the box office, as it set numerous box office records. The film was also nominated for several awards, including a nomination for Best Visual Effects at the Academy Awards in 2022. The movie was well-praised for its action sequences and its cinematography, along with an appreciation for its exploration of Asian culture.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of The Ten Rings

Shang-Chi

The film’s plot revolves around Shang-Chi as he is forced to make peace with his past when his father, the leader of the Ten Rings, forces him to find a mythical village.

The movie starred Simu Liu as Shang-Chi alongside Awkwafina, Meng’er Zhang, Benedict Wong, Fala Chen, Florian Munteanu, Michelle Yeoh, Ben Kingsley, and Tony Leung in supporting roles. The movie is a must-watch and will surely please the viewers with its beautiful visual effects and its screenplay. A sequel is also said to be in development.

 Guardians of the Galaxy

Directed by James Gunn, Guardians of the Galaxy was released in 2014 and starred Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldaña, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, and Bradley Cooper as the titular Guardians (Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Groot, and Rocket, respectively) alongside Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, and Benicio del Toro in other supporting roles.

Guardians of the Galaxy’s plot revolves around a group of criminals who escape after stealing a very powerful substance. The movie was a big hit at the box office and was also well-received by the viewers; being praised for its screenplay, humor, and its action sequences, the film was also nominated for several Academy Awards, among other prizes.

Guardians of the Galaxy

Cast members from Guardians of the Galaxy

A sequel to the movie was also released in 2017, named Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and a third movie, named Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, is set for a release in 2023. The movie is a big recommendation for an action movie night.

 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles had a very big cult following and was dearly loved when it arrived; the movie was released in 2014; the film was a massive box office hit and was directed by Jonathan Liebesman.

The movie is a reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie series and stars Megan Fox, Will Arnett, Danny Woodburn, William Fichtner, Abby Elliott, Noel Fisher, Jeremy Howard, Pete Ploszek, Noel Fisher, and Alan Ritchson in the leading roles. Tohru Masamune, Whoopi Goldberg, Minae Noji, and Abby Eliott were the actors in supportive roles alongside a few others.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles follows four mutant turtles, trained by their mentor, who must work together as they face an evil clan and save the city they live in. The film also has a sequel named Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, which was released in 2016. The movie is sure as hell a great experience for a one-time watch.

 Morbius

Hitting the cinemas in 2022, Morbius was directed by Daniel Espinosa and is the 3rd film in Sony’s Spider-Man Universe. The film starred Jared Leto as Dr. Michael Morbius, alongside Adria Arjona, Matt Smith, Jared Harris, Al Madrigal, and Tyrese Gibson in other major roles. The supporting cast includes Corey Johnson and Michael Keaton, alongside several others.

Morbius was delayed several times due to the COVID pandemic and was much awaited. Upon its arrival, the film did not appease the viewers, but it still can be a good one if you’re feeling bored and just want to watch a movie based on vampires.

Morbius

Morbius movie poster

 The Incredible Hulk

Directed by Louis Leterrier, The Incredible Hulk was released in 2008 and cast Edward Norton as Bruce Banner, or the Hulk, whereas Liv Tyler, Tim Roth, Tim Blake Nelson, Ty Burrell, and William Hurt donned the roles of other important characters.

The plot of the film follows a man who becomes a pawn in a scheme by the U.S. military to restart the ‘Super Soldier Program’ that saw Captain America’s creation as the asset he was to the country. But the experiment goes wrong as the man is exposed to gamma radiation and becomes an absolute monster; hence he makes a run from the army and attempts to cure himself. The movie was praised for its action sequences and is a great choice for anyone looking for what total destruction looks like.

The Incredible Hulk

The Incredible Hulk

 Ghost Rider

Ghost Rider was released in 2007 and was directed by Mark Steven Johnson. The film’s plot revolves around a stunt motorcyclist who gives up his soul as he attempts to fight the son of Mephistopheles, who wants to overthrow his father and become the new ruler of hell.

The movie starred Nicolas Cage as the titular “Ghost Rider,” and Eva Mendes, Wes Bentley, Sam Elliott, Donal Logue, Matt Long, and Peter Fonda were cast as other important characters. The supporting characters were played by Peter Fonda, Brett Cullen, David Roberts, Laurence Breuls, Daniel Frederiksen, Mathew Wikinson, and a few others.

Ghost Rider was a commercial success as it grossed over $228 million, which led to the release of a sequel in 2012 titled Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance. The movie is surely a good one for an action movie night.

Ghost Rider

Nicolas Cage from Ghost Rider

 Fantastic Four

Fantastic Four was directed by Tim Story and was released in 2005. The movie starred Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans, Michael Chiklis, and Julian McMahon in the major roles. Hamish Linklater, Kerry Washington, Laurie Holden, Kevin McNulty, Maria Menounos, Michael Kopsa, and Stan Lee were the celebrities in the supporting roles.

The movie was a huge success at the box office, as it grossed more than $333 million. Fantastic Four follows four astronauts who gain unimaginable powers after coming into contact with cosmic radiation, and so begins a life of ups and downs. A sequel to the film was also released in 2007, titled Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, and a reboot of the movie was also released in 2015.

Fantastic Four

Fantastic Four

 Black Adam

Black Adam is the latest entry to the cinema world by the DC Extended Universe. The film was released in 2022 and was directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. Dwayne Johnson played the titular role of Black Adam and was accompanied by Aldis Hodge, Noah Centineo, Sarah Shahi, Marwan Kenzari, Quintessa Swindell, Mohammed Amer, Bodhi Sabongui, and Pierce Brosnan in the leading roles. Black Adam is a spinoff of the 2019 film Shazam!

The film has been praised for its visual effects and the performances of the actors, especially Dwayne Johnson. The movie’s plot focuses on a group of archaeologists who free Adam, an ancient superpowerful man, to free the city of Kahndaq from a criminal affiliation. The movie is a great one to be entertained should you wish to see what magic can actually do.

Black Adam

Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam

 The Wolverine

Directed by James Mangold, The Wolverine was released in 2013 and was a big hit at the box office. The movie starred Hugh Jackman as Logan/Wolverine, the fan-favorite mutant ever since his introduction. The supporting roles in the movie were donned by Rila Fukushima, Tao Okamoto, Hiroyuki Sanada, Famke Janssen, and Will Yun Lee. The Wolverine follows Logan as he is reintroduced to an old acquaintance of his as he loses his healing powers, which leads him to a must-win battle to ensure survival.

Praised by critics for its action sequences, its cinematography, and the performance of the actors, the film is a must-watch and will keep the viewers rooting for some more of the classic Wolverine action.

The Wolverine

Logan, aka The Wolverine

 Eternals

Eternals was released in 2021 after being much awaited by the audience. The 2021 superhero film was directed by Chloé Zhao and was praised for the cast of the movie, along with an appreciation for its themes, visuals, and action sequences of the movie. The movie’s plot revolves around a group of superpowerful extraterrestrial beings called ‘the Eternals’, who reintroduce themselves to the Earth as they seek to protect the humans from their ancient rivals- the Deviants.

Eternals had a very star-studded list of cast members consisting of Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Lia McHugh, Brian Tyree Henry, Lauren Ridloff, Barry Keoghan, Don Lee, Harish Patel, Kit Harington, Salma Hayek, and Angelina Jolie. The movie is available to watch on Disney+Hotstar.

Eternals

Eternals movie poster

 Suicide Squad

Hitting the box office in 2016 and taking it by storm, Suicide Squad grossed over $746 million and became the tenth highest-grossing film of 2016. The film received good feedback from critics for its theme, screenplay, action sequences, and direction.

Directed by David Ayer, the movie follows a group of prisoned superpowerful villains who are offered reduced punishments should they aid the government in deadly missions.

Suicide Squad starred some big names like Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ike Barinholtz, Scott Eastwood, and Cara Delevingne. The movie was nominated for various awards and won multiple awards, too, including the prestigious Oscar award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling at the Academy Awards.

Suicide Squad

Suicide Squad movie poster

A standalone sequel titled The Suicide Squad was released in 2021, which saw some stars returning from the original movie, and a spinoff named ‘Birds of Prey starring Margot Robbie was also released in 2020.

 Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange was directed by Scott Derrickson and was released in 2016. The movie starred Benedict Cumberbatch as the titular Doctor Strange where as Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Michael Stuhlbarg, Tilda Swinton, Benjamin Bratt, and Mads Mikkelsen starred in other important roles and a cameo appearance by Chris Hemsworth.

The story of film revolves around a famous neurosurgeon who survives a car accident which leads to the doctor failing to use his hands anymore. The doctor, Steven, seeks an old temple wishing to use his hands once more, but fate has other plans as he becomes a sorcerer and must stop an evil force from ending the world.

Doctor Strange

Stephen Strange, aka Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange was heartily loved by the viewers, as it was a box office success. The film was well-praised by the critics, especially for its visual effects. The movie featuring the master of mystic arts was also nominated for various awards and even won an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects. A sequel was also released in 2022, which was another blockbuster. Both movies are available to stream on Disney+Hotstar.

Spider-Man

Seriously? What’s the point of a superhero movie list if it doesn’t include everyone’s friendly neighborhood Spider-Man? The Marvel character has seen many actors put on the suit and start a web-slinging venture, but the original Spider-Man trilogy featuring Tobey Maguire as the famous “Peter Parker” saw the character becoming globally popular.

There are so many movies featuring Spider-Man, the most famous ones being the trilogy with Tobey as Peter, another two movies with Andrew Garfield, and three movies with Tom Holland in the MCU. The role of Spider-Man has also been donned by some other characters, like Miles Morales, depicting the spider verse. Each one is a delight to the eyes of the viewers and is sure to keep the audience entertained for the entirety of the screenplay.

Spider-Man

Tom Holland as Spider-Man

 Shazam!

Shazam! It was directed by David F. Sandberg and was released in 2019. The movie sees a teenage boy acquire magical superpowers as he is chosen by an ancient wizard to stop the Seven Deadly Sins. The film cast included Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, and Djimon Hounsou in the leading roles alongside Cooper Andrews, D.J. Cortona, Ross Butler, Pedro Pena, Michelle Borth, and Megan Good, with several others as supporting characters.

Shazam!

Shazam!

Shazam! was a success at the box office and was praised by critics for the performances of the actors and the childish humor. A sequel is also set to be released in 2023.

 Venom

Directed by Ruben Fleischer, Venom was released in 2018 and was a success at the box office. The movie follows a journalist who gets exposed to a symbiote and gains monstrous superpowers. The journalist is then forced to make some decisions to stop an invasion on Earth. The film cast consisted of some big names like Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze, and Reid Scott as the leading characters.

Batman

Venom movie poster

The movie is a good one to watch on a family movie night. A sequel was also released in 2021, titled Venom: Let There Be Carnage, while a third movie is said to be in development.

Justice League (Snyder Cut)

Zack Snyder’s Justice League was released in 2021 and was directed by Zack Snyder. It is the director’s cut of the 2017 superhero film- Justice League. The movie follows the famous Justice League, the popular group of heroes from the DC universe, as they make a last stand against an alien invasion.

Justice league

Members of the Justice League

Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, and J. K. Simmons starred as the various members of the Justice League. The action sequences in the movie were well-praised, along with the performances of the various actors and the visual style of the film.

Deadpool

Directed by Tim Miller, Deadpool was released in 2016. The movie starred Ryan Reynolds in the titular role alongside Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, and T.J. Miller in the leading roles. The movie depicts the origin of the famous antihero Deadpool, who hunts the man responsible for giving him mutant abilities and tampering with his physical appearance.

Deadpool

Deadpool movie poster

Deadpool was a hit both financially and critically, as it grossed over $782 million while being produced with a budget of $58 million. The movie was nominated for various awards, including two Golden Globe nominations. A sequel named Deadpool 2 was released in 2018, which was an almost equal hit again at the box office and was critically acclaimed. A third movie is set for a 2024 release which will see the character being introduced to the MCU, much to the fans’ delight.

Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman was directed by Patty Jenkins and hit the cinemas in 2017. The superhero film focuses on the Amazonian princess Diana, who sets out to stop World War I. The titular role was played by Gal Gadot, and Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, and Elena Anaya played the role of other major characters.

Wonder Woman

Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman

The movie was received rather well by critics as it was praised for its action sequences. The movie was a hit at the box office as well, earning $822.8 million and becoming the tenth highest-grossing film of 2017. A sequel titled Wonder Woman 1984 was released in 2020, and a third film is said to be in development.

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