[tps_header]9. Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (2000), Directed by Curt Geda[/tps_header]
If you grew up watching the ever iconic “Batman: The Animated Series” and other shows within Bruce Timm and Dwayne McDuffie’s DC Animated Universe, then chances are you’ve at least heard of “Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker.” The movie does what few Batman movies actually do, which is provide an interesting and emotionally moving Batman story. While Ledger is to date the best live action Joker we’ve all ever seen, nothing quite compares to hearing Mark Hamill crackle out that laugh. The Joker here is at his best: scary, cruel, and hitting a much older, vulnerable Bruce Wayne where it hurts. Some people may scoff at “Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker” at being placed as one of the top superhero movies to date, but just because its animated doesn’t mean it doesn’t pack one heck of a punch.