A Movie Ranking: Michael Keaton

Michael Keaton has become one of my favorite actors over the years and after recently seeing him in Beetlejuice I love his breadth of work even more now. So, for this week’s A Movie Ranking I wanted to highlight him. Enjoy!

8. Robocop

RoboCop (2014)

I don’t even remember Michael Keaton is in this movie but I do remember enjoying the film. My family and I went to see it in IMAX and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Of course, it’s not the best film ever made but it is decent.

7. Dumbo

Danny DeVito, Danny Elfman, Michael Keaton, Colin Farrell, Derek Frey, Rick Heinrichs, Ehren Kruger, Chris Lebenzon, Deobia Oparei, Roshan Seth, Ben Davis, Eva Green, Joseph Gatt, Frank Bourke, Sharon Rooney, Ragevan Vasan, Finley Hobbins, Nico Parker, and Zenaida Alcalde in Dumbo (2019)

Dumbo isn’t a great film, far from the contrary, but it is a decent matinee film that made me cry at its conclusion (as all freaking Disney movies do.)

6. Batman Returns

Michelle Pfeiffer, Danny DeVito, Michael Keaton, Christopher Walken, and Cristi Conaway in Batman Returns (1992)

Michael Keaton is the first person to make the Batman epic. He is the pinnacle of excellence for the following actors who’ve had to portray the dark knight to achieve and his Batman movies are enjoyable for different reasons. Batman Returns, however, can be a bit disturbing thanks to The Penguin but I do love Michelle Pfeiffer in the film as Catwoman.

5. Batman

Teaser, 1 sheet movie poster

Batman could be better but it isn’t bad. And who doesn’t love Michael Keaton’s version of Batman? “I’m Batman.” Love it!

4. Toy Story 3

Tom Hanks, Joan Cusack, Tim Allen, John Ratzenberger, Wallace Shawn, Jodi Benson, Blake Clark, Estelle Harris, Jeff Pidgeon, and Don Rickles in Toy Story 3 (2010)

Oh my goodness, Michael Keaton voices Ken? That is hilarious!

3. Beetlejuice

Geena Davis, Winona Ryder, Alec Baldwin, Jeffrey Jones, Michael Keaton, and Catherine O'Hara in Beetlejuice (1988)

I just recently watched Beetlejuice and it’s safe to say, I loved it. It was so funny and so much fun. As someone who is the ultimate scaredy-cat, this was a nice take on a ghost movie.

2. Spider-Man: Homecoming

Robert Downey Jr., Michael Keaton, Gwyneth Paltrow, Marisa Tomei, Tony Revolori, Donald Glover, Zendaya, Tom Holland, Laura Harrier, and Jacob Batalon in Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

Michael Keaton plays a heck of a villain and Spider-Man: Homecoming was the perfect outlet for him in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. You didn’t see Batman, you saw Mr. Toomes/The Vulture and I’m very glad to see his presence will still be felt in the Spider-Verse with his upcoming role in Morbius.

1. The Founder

Michael Keaton in The Founder (2016)

Oh my goodness, this movie is AMAZING! I found it on Netflix and I was utterly blown away. Following the story of a man’s rise to American prominence by creating one of the famous fast-food chains in the world, McDonald’s, The Founder is a riveting biopic that showcases the ruthlessness of Ray Kroc and his unwavering ambition. Boy, this movie is truly fascinating. I highly recommend it.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a fantastic day.

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