The Top 25 ‘Batman: The Animated Series’ Episodes


If you’re looking for one of the (if not the) greatest animated shows of all-time, look no further than Batman: The Animated Series. The show that began the DC Animated Universe (DCAU) premiered in 1992 and spawned over a hundred episodes, plus Superman and Justice League series, among others. It gave Batman and Joker voices of a generation in Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill. In my estimation, it easily surpasses the films as second only to the comics in the Batman legend.

After a holiday re-watch, I ranked the 25 best episodes from both iterations of the series, which ran from 1992 t0 1994 and from 1997 to 1999, respectively. A * denotes an episode that is part of The New Batman Adventures, which were produced three years after The Animated Series concluded.

Honorable Mentions: “Second Chance,” “P.O.V.,” “Mad as a Hatter,” “Heart of Steel two-parter” & “His Silicon Soul”, “Birds of a Feather,” “Mudslide,” “Eternal Youth,” “Dreams in Darkness”

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Sam Flynn

Sam Flynn

Sam is a writer and journalist whose passion for pop culture burns with the fire of a thousand suns and at least three LED lamps.

  • Thanostic

    Wait…I thought this was a Marvel shill site??? That’s what someone told me…..

  • Math

    The Next button is a killer for this site. It’s so slow going from one page to the next. It loads so much crap each time you click on a new page. I wanted to look at the list, but I’m not going to click next 25 times. You could have put the entire list on one page, or maybe on a couple pages if you really wanted to. I understand more pages mean more ads, but this is just way too annoying.

    • batghost

      THANK YOU. I actually did click “Next” 25 times and man, was that ever tedious. I visit this site every day guys. PLEASE, I implore you – get rid of the next button. Put them all on a list on the same page or at least use a flash player or something. It’s amateur, and I only tell you because I want it to improve.

    • Samuel Patrick Flynn

      I understand your frustration, thanks for sharing your valid critique. Unfortunately, these decisions aren’t mine to make, but I hope it will encourage you to hear that we are working on a specific gallery plugin that will eliminate the load times, as well as allow us to both break even and not annoy our readers. In any case, I, and the rest of Heroic, appreciate your site visits. It’s important to us to always be improving, so we can share our enjoyment of superhero storytelling together.

  • Job’s Wat

    I feel like whoever wrote this doesn’t realize there’s about 50 years of Batman history that occurred before the animated series.

    • Bill

      But this is just about the animated series

  • Bill

    Almost Got Im is by far my favorite

  • Jeff H

    I like how, in the image shown for #18 Beware the Grey Ghost, Batman’s profile looks exactly like it did in the opening animated sequence for the 1966 series before he shakes hands with Robin