By Alex M
Batman is arguably one of the greatest superheroes ever made. He’s been handled by some of the best artists and writers in the comic book industry. He’s had multiple film franchises. And fans over the years have created some of the best fan-films detailing the exploits of the Dark Knight. Some vary in quality and production but all carry a heart and dedication behind them that is undeniable. Check out the top 12 best Batman fan-films below:
12. Batman Pitch Black (2010) – The full movie was removed from YouTube, but select scenes are in this video. This creative fan film was made in 2010, and shows a “what if” story of a piece of the Venom symbiote finding its way to Gotham and bonding with a random Tim Burton-esque type of gang boss. Started off as a college pet project, using Halloween costumes of a Batman and Venom suit.
11. Batman Shattered Cowl – Great fan film made with a $0 budget!
10. Legends – The Dark Knight – This project is a stepping stone to hopefully make a full series. Legends was made on a zero dollar budget, on a one day shoot and with a great group of volunteers.
9. Batman: Puppet Master – Batman, still a wanted fugitive, is pushed to his limits as a new crime wave hits Gotham. Batman’s search to find who’s responsible leads him to a showdown with the masochistic serial killer Victor Zsasz.
8. Batman Knightmare – Knightmare integrates classic comic moments in this take on the Batman.
7. Batman Evolution (2014) – Witness how the 60’s Batman became the Dark Knight. Featuring Eric Gable portraying Batman doing authentic Ninjutsu moves.
6. Batman vs Darth Vader – epic fan film crossover with Batman going up against Vader.
5. The Dark Knight Returns – filmmaker Wyatt Weed (“Shadowland,” “Four Color Eulogy”) offers his unofficial fan’s take on the Batman mythos. Following the death of Robin at the hands of the Joker, Bruce Wayne (Weed) hung up the cowl.
4. Arkham Asylum – creative and scary film, possibly even a Batman film made by Guillermo Del Toro if he made one.
3. GRAYSON – (Only a trailer exists as the film) shows off what happened if Batman died, and Grayson must take on Joker, as well as other villains and even Superman.
2. Batman the Last Laugh is a high intensity, action packed fan film that was created in the partnership of ENSO Productions and Gotham City FX. See how The Joker and Batman go head to head in this fan film like no other.