In 1966, Adam West became Batman for the small screen AND the big screen, appearing in a live-action Batman television show as well as a spin-off movie. West’s portrayal of the Caped Crusader became hugely successful, and would eventually become a role he would continue to play at various points throughout his career.

But how many Batman movies feature Adam West? If you think the answer is one, you’d be wrong!


The Adam West Batman movies 

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Adam West played the role of Batman for three movies: Batman: The Movie (1966), Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders (2016) and Batman vs. Two-Face (2017). The first was a live-action adventure, while the next two were animated features – all set during the 1960s – which West provided his voice to.

It should also be noted that in addition to these three movies, West played the role of Batman across various cartoons, two bizarre ‘70s television specials and 120 episodes of the 1966 Batman TV show. In addition, West played himself alongside his Batman co-star, Burt Ward in the 2003 TV movie: Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt.

Who directed the three Adam West Batman films?

Leslie H. Martinson directed Batman: The Movie, while Rick Morales directed Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders and Batman vs. Two-Face.


Who are the cast of the Adam West Batman movies?

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Across the three Batman movies West is joined by various actors, including Burt Ward, Cesar Romero, Burgess Meredith, Frank Gorshin, Lee Meriwether, Julie Newmar and William Shatner amongst others.

What is the critical reception of Adam West’s Batman movies?

According to IMDb, the three films are rated as follows: 

  • Batman: The Movie (1966) – 6.5/10
  • Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders (2016) – 6.8/10
  • Batman vs. Two-Face – 6.1/10

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