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List of Michael Keaton Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Beetlejuice (1988)
62
6
Beetlejuice
PG
62
6

Barbara and Adam Maitland find themselves haunting their beloved house after they die in a car crash and are stuck in a limbo. They attempt to scare away the new owners, the Deetzes, but fail miserably, following which they hire the miscreant bio-exorcist Betelgeuse, who secretly plans to unleash chaos in the mortal world.

As:
Cast
Role:
Betelgeuse
Director:
Genres:
Fantasy, Comedy
Star Cast:
Winona Ryder, Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Annie McEnroe
2. Batman (1989)
52
1
Batman
TV-14
52
1

Starring Michael Keaton in the eponymous role of DC Comics superhero, Batman, and Jack Nicholson as his nemesis, Joker, this film is the first in the Batman series. After falling into a vat of chemicals, Jack Napier a.k.a. Joker terrorizes Gotham City until Batman manages to save the day along with his love interest, reporter Vicki Vale, played by Kim Basinger.

As:
Cast
Role:
Batman / Bruce Wayne
Director:
Genres:
Action, Adventure
Star Cast:
3. Spotlight (2015)
45
6
Spotlight
R
45
6

Focused on the eponymous niche team, Spotlight, of the newspaper, Boston Globe, this movie showcases how a team of journalists, portrayed by a talented ensemble starcast, uncovered sexual abuse of children by priests of their local Roman Catholic diocese. Their startling discovery leads to further uncovering of a widespread child molestation scandal that was systematically hidden by the Catholic Church.

As:
Cast
Role:
Walter 'Robby' Robinson
Director:
Tom McCarthy
Genres:
History, Drama, Crime
4. Mr. Mom (1983)
56
7
Mr. Mom
PG
56
7

Jack, an automobile engineer, is fired from his job. His wife Caroline is able to find a job before him. Therefore they decide to switch roles, which places Jack in the position of a homemaker and caretaker to their kids, a job which he has no clue how to do.

As:
Cast
Role:
Jack
Director:
Stan Dragoti
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Teri Garr, Christopher Lloyd, Jeffrey Tambor, Frederick Koehler, Taliesin Jaffe, Courtney White
5. Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
27
7
Spider-Man: Homecoming
PG-13
27
7

Returning to his neighborhood after fighting alongside the Avengers, Peter Parker resumes his studies, as well as crime-fighting, but after his recklessness endangers public life, his mentor, Tony Stark, confiscates his high-tech suit. However, Peter has a lead on the mysterious supervillain Vulture, who has access to powerful Chitauri technology, and must pursue him on his own.

As:
Cast
Role:
Adrian Toomes / Vulture
Director:
Jon Watts
Genres:
Adventure, Sci-Fi, Action
6. Pacific Heights (1990)
54
6
Pacific Heights
R
54
6

Pacific Heights is a psychological thriller which tells the story of Patty and Drake, who purchase an expensive and luxurious property in San Francisco, and intends to rent it out. Unfortunately, their new tenant has plans of his own.

As:
Cast
Role:
Carter Hayes
Director:
John Schlesinger
Genres:
Thriller
7. Batman Returns (1992)
36
3
Batman Returns
PG-13
36
3

In this movie, batman faces two enemies. The evil Penguin forces the devious businessman Max Schreck to back him in his attempt to get accepted in the society and later become mayor. Then there is the Catwoman who joins the two in their mission to destroy Batman. Batman now has to defeat his enemies and prevent Gotham city from becoming a centre of crime.

As:
Cast
Role:
Batman / Bruce Wayne
Director:
Genres:
Adventure, Action
9. The Founder (2016)
32
5
The Founder
PG-13
32
5

The biopic follows Ray Kroc, an unsuccessful traveling salesman of Price Castle milkshake mixers. Ray, who has ample but unsatisfactory experience of inefficiently run drive-ins, learns about Richard and Maurice McDonalds’ popular San Bernardino walk-up restaurant. With quality and consistency of food-products, speedy service and family atmosphere, Ray recognizes a franchise potential and enters a contract - creating history with McDonald Empire.

As:
Cast
Role:
Ray Kroc
Director:
John Lee Hancock
Genres:
History, Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Nick Offerman, Laura Dern, John Carroll Lynch, Linda Cardellini, B.J. Novak
10. A Different Approach (1978)
10
6
A Different Approach
10
6
As:
Cast
Role:
Filmmaker
Director:
Fern Field
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Melissa Sue Anderson, Stockard Channing, Lucie Arnaz, Martin Kosleck
11. Night Shift (1982)
33
4
Night Shift
R
33
4

Charles Lumley used to be a successful stockbroker, but he is now working as an attendant in a morgue in New York City. Things get worse when he is ‘promoted’ to night-shift supervisor. When his co-worker Bill finds out that Lumley’s neighbor is a prostitute, he convinces Chuck to turn the morgue into a brothel, where they can be her pimp, and earn money.

As:
Cast
Role:
Bill Blazejowski
Director:
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Ron Howard, Kevin Costner, Shannen Doherty, Richard Belzer, Henry Winkler, Pat Corley, Shelley Long
12. My Life (1993)
36
4
My Life
PG-13
36
4

With a beautiful wife and the perfect job, it seems that Bob is living his dream life. However, things turn upside down when he gets diagnosed with a terminal form of kidney cancer. He realizes that he will most likely not live long enough to see his unborn soon, and as he prepares for his death, he also starts making videos for his son.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Bob Jones
Director:
Bruce Joel Rubin
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Queen Latifah, Nicole Kidman, Bradley Whitford, Michael Constantine
13. Johnny Dangerously (1984)
31
2
Johnny Dangerously
PG-13
31
2

Johnny Kelly is an honest newsboy in New York City. However, he is quite poor, and his mother needs an operation which his family can’t afford. Johnny’s life soon takes a turn when he gets into a street fight and attracts the attention of a local crime boss named Jocko Dundee, who offers him a job. Johnny agrees, as he sees no honest way to earn the money required for the operation.

As:
Cast
Role:
Johnny Kelly / Johnny Dangerously
Director:
Amy Heckerling
Genres:
Action, Thriller, Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
Ray Walston, Marilu Henner, Danny DeVito, Maureen Stapleton, Peter Boyle
14. American Assassin (2017)
23
9
American Assassin
R
23
9

Based on a novel of the same name, American Assassin is an action thriller film, which tells the story of Mitch Rapp, who is recruited by the CIA. The film follows him as he helps a Cold War Veteran to stop a rogue nuclear weapon from detonating. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Michael Cuesta
Genres:
Action, Thriller
Star Cast:
Taylor Kitsch, Scott Adkins, Dylan O'Brien, Charlotte Vega, Christopher Bomford, Chris Webster
15. The Dream Team (1989)
37
4
The Dream Team
PG-13
37
4

Dr. Weitzman takes four of his mental patients - Jack, Billy, Albert and Henry on a trip to New York to rejuvenate them. However, the trip turns into a nightmare for the doctor when his patients get separated from him in the city. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Billy Caufield
Director:
Howard Zieff
Genres:
Comedy, Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
Lorraine Bracco, Christopher Lloyd, Dennis Boutsikaris, Stephen Furst
16. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
15
9
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
R
15
9

A middle aged faded actor’s most popular work was playing the titular role in the superhero trilogy Birdman. He now puts everything at stake to revive his career and gain recognition by writing, directing, and starring in a Broadway production. In process, he has to struggle with issues around as well as those within him.

As:
Cast
Role:
Riggan
Director:
Alejandro González Iñárritu
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Naomi Watts, Edward Norton, Emma Stone, Kenny Chin, Jamahl Garrison-Lowe, Zach Galifianakis
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
17. Jackie Brown (1997)
15
5
Jackie Brown
TV-MA
15
5

To make ends meet, a flight attendant working for a Mexican airline smuggles money into the United States for a weapons dealer and soon finds herself on the wrong side of the law. This crime film by Quentin Tarantino is adapted from the 1992 novel Rum Punch.

As:
Cast
Role:
Ray Nicolette
Genres:
Crime, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
18. Multiplicity (1996)
40
2
Multiplicity
PG-13
40
2

Due to not having enough time for the things in his life, a man is offered the opportunity to create clones of himself. Things get even messier however, as each of the clones have a different personality.

As:
Cast
Role:
Doug Kinney
Director:
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
19. Much Ado About Nothing (1993)
12
4
Much Ado About Nothing
PG-13
12
4

A nobleman, living with his daughter, niece and brother in Messina, an Italian town, is hosting a bunch of friends returning from war. The party play cupid to a couple in love for a long time. The British-American romantic comedy is based on a Shakespearean play of the same name.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Drama
20. Gung Ho (1986)
33
2
Gung Ho
PG-13
33
2

Complications arise after a Japanese car company buys an American plant, as there is a clash between the management and the workers.

As:
Cast
Role:
Hunt Stevenson
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Mimi Rogers, George Wendt, John Turturro, Gedde Watanabe
21. Clean and Sober (1988)
24
6
Clean and Sober
R
24
6
As:
Cast
Role:
Daryl Poynter
Director:
Glenn Gordon Caron
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Morgan Freeman, Kathy Baker, Tate Donovan, Henry Judd Baker
22. Out of Sight (1998)
13
5
Out of Sight
R
13
5

Jack Foley, a bank robber, breaks out of jail along with a friend, and ends up kidnapping Federal Marshal Karen Sisco, who happens to witness their escape. But the mutual attraction, which develops as they both travel in the same car-trunk, doesn’t deter Sisco from hunting him as he plots his final big job. Can she bring herself up to arrest him? 

As:
Cast, uncredited
Genres:
Romance, Thriller, Crime, Drama
24. The Other Guys (2010)
16
3
The Other Guys
TV-MA
16
3

While Danson and Highsmith are NYPD’s most popular detectives, Allen and Terry are The Other Guys. When the heroes die while on duty, everyone wonders who will take their place. Meanwhile, Allen and Terry unravel a big conspiracy while investigating a scaffolding permit violation by the rich David Ershon. Will the unlikely pair – one pacifist, another hot headed – become the new heroes?

As:
Cast
Role:
Captain Gene Mauch
Director:
Genres:
Comedy, Action, Crime
25. Dumbo (2019)
18
3
Dumbo
PG
18
3

Holt is a circus performer who is tasked with caring for a young elephant named Dumbo, having oversized ears. However, it is soon discovered that Dumbo’s ears can help him to fly, and a few cunning men try to take advantage of the situation.

As:
Cast
Role:
V. A. Vandemere
Director:
Genres:
Adventure, Family, Fantasy
26. Jack Frost (1998)
39
2
Jack Frost
PG
39
2

Jack Frost is a fantasy comedy drama film which tells the story of a singer Jack Frost, who passes away, leaving his young son Charlie behind. Since he was not very close to his father, Charlie grows up to be a very sad young man. However, Jack gets the chance to return as a snowman, to set things right with his son.

As:
Cast
Role:
Jack Frost
Director:
Troy Miller
Genres:
Family, Comedy, Fantasy, Drama
Star Cast:
Kelly Preston, Henry Rollins, Joseph Cross, Andrew Lawrence
27. The Merry Gentleman (2008)
15
4
The Merry Gentleman
R
15
4
As:
Cast, Director
Role:
Frank Logan
Director:
Michael Keaton
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Bobby Cannavale, Kelly Macdonald, Tom Bastounes, Kareem Bandealy, Mike Bradecich
28. Need for Speed (2014)
15
4
Need for Speed
PG-13
15
4

Tobey, a former race car driver, operates a garage with his friends. For want of money, he reluctantly agrees with his rival Dino to work upon a rare Ford Shelby Mustang to make it more powerful. He succeeds, but Dino backstabs him and he soon finds himself embroiled in the murder of his friend Pete. Coming out of the jail, his only motive is to seek vengeance.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Scott Waugh
Genres:
Action, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Aaron Paul, Imogen Poots, Dakota Johnson, Rami Malek, Ramon Rodriguez, Dominic Cooper
29. RoboCop (2014)
17
2
RoboCop
PG-13
17
2

Set in the near future in crime-ridden Detroit, Michigan, the movie centers on police officer Alex Murphy who is murdered by a gang of criminals and subsequently revived as the superhuman cyborg law enforcer RoboCop. A critical and commercial hit, it spawned a franchise that included two sequels, a television series, and a remake.

As:
Cast
Role:
Raymond Sellars
Director:
José Padilha
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Action, Sci-Fi
30. Desperate Measures (1998)
22
5
Desperate Measures
R
22
5
As:
Cast
Role:
Peter McCabe
Director:
Barbet Schroeder
Genres:
Crime, Action, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Andy Garcia, Brian Cox, Marcia Gay Harden, Erik King
31. One Good Cop (1991)
27
4
One Good Cop
R
27
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Artie Lewis
Director:
Heywood Gould
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Drama, Action
Star Cast:
Benjamin Bratt, Rene Russo, Kevin Conway, Anthony LaPaglia, Rachel Ticotin
32. A Shot at Glory (2000)
11
2
A Shot at Glory
R
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Peter Cameron
Director:
Michael Corrente
Genres:
Drama, Sport
Star Cast:
Robert Duvall, Andy Gray, Finlay MacDonald, Sheila Latimer
33. Inventing the Abbotts (1997)
9
3
Inventing the Abbotts
R
9
3

Two brothers, Doug Holt and Jacey, who come from a humble background, vie for the love of beautiful and wealthy Abbott sisters. But it is not as easy as it seems.

As:
Cast, Narrator
Director:
Pat O'Connor
Genres:
Romance, Drama
34. The Last Time (2006)
10
6
The Last Time
R
10
6
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Ted Riker
Director:
Michael Caleo
Genres:
Comedy, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Brendan Fraser, Daniel Stern, Richard Kuhlman, Amber Valletta
36. White Noise (2005)
14
4
White Noise
PG-13
14
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Jonathan Rivers
Director:
Geoffrey Sax
Genres:
Drama, Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Star Cast:
Ian McNeice, Deborah Kara Unger, Sarah Strange, Chandra West
37. Game 6 (2005)
5
3
Game 6
R
5
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Nicky Rogan
Director:
Michael Hoffman
Genres:
Comedy, Sport, Drama
Star Cast:
Bebe Neuwirth, Robert Downey Jr., Griffin Dunne, Ari Graynor
38. First Daughter (2004)
15
3
First Daughter
PG
15
3

Samantha is the daughter of the US President who decides to enroll at a college away from home, as her life has been mostly sheltered. During her time away from the White House, she starts experiencing a new sense of freedom, and soon starts falling for another student named James.   

As:
Cast
Role:
President Mackenzie
Director:
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Katie Holmes, Jay Leno, Joan Rivers, Forest Whitaker, Marc Blucas, Amerie, Margaret Colin
39. Penthouse North (2013)
5
5
Penthouse North
R
5
5
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Hollander
Director:
Joseph Ruben
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Mystery
Star Cast:
Michelle Monaghan, Barry Sloane, Andrew W. Walker, Kaniehtiio Horn
40. Quicksand (2003)
10
3
Quicksand
R
10
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Martin Raikes
Director:
John Mackenzie
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
Michael Caine, Rade Serbedzija, Judith Godrèche, Matthew Marsh
41. Herbie Fully Loaded (2005)
14
1
Herbie Fully Loaded
G
14
1

Herbie: Fully Loaded is a sports comedy film, which revolves around Maggie, an aspiring racer, who comes across Herbie, a sentient car. They form a friendship and become a formidable team on the race track.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Ray Peyton Sr.
Director:
Angela Robinson
Genres:
Family, Adventure, Romance, Comedy, Fantasy, Sport
42. Post Grad (2009)
5
3
Post Grad
PG-13
5
3

Post Grad is a romantic comedy film which tells the story of a young girl Ryden Malby, who moves back with her parents after her graduation, because her dream job at a big publishing house is given to her rival. Her best friend, Adam, who has a huge crush on her, tries to find a job for her, before she loses all hope.

As:
Cast
Role:
Walter Malby
Director:
Vicky Jenson
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
43. Body Shots (1999)
5
5
Body Shots
5
5
As:
Producer
Director:
Michael Cristofer
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Tara Reid, Sean Patrick Flanery, Scott Burkholder, Joe Basile, Liz Coke
44. Rabbit Test (1978)
4
4
Rabbit Test
PG
4
4

Rabbit Test is a comedy film which tells the story of Lionel Carpenter, who has bad luck with women. However, after he develops a relationship with one of his immigrant students, he surprisingly becomes the world’s first pregnant man. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Comedy
45. Prom Queen (2015)
8
2
Prom Queen
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Mr. Osterberg
Director:
Osmany Rodriguez, Matt Villines
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Kate McKinnon, Vanessa Bayer, Aidy Bryant, Pete Davidson
46. Touch and Go (1986)
9
4
Touch and Go
R
9
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Bobby Barbato
Director:
Robert Mandel
Genres:
Sport, Romance, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Maria Conchita Alonso, Ajay Naidu, John Reilly, Maria Tucci
47. The Squeeze (1987)
9
2
The Squeeze
PG-13
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Harry Berg
Director:
Roger Young
Genres:
Action, Romance, Comedy, Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
Rae Dawn Chong, Meat Loaf, Joe Pantoliano, Ric Abernathy, Danny Aiello III, Bobby Bass

TV Movie(s)

1. Live from Baghdad (2002)
14
1
Live from Baghdad
14
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Robert Wiener
Director:
Mick Jackson
Genres:
War, Drama
Star Cast:
Helena Bonham Carter, Lili Taylor, David Suchet, Joshua Leonard

Animation(s)

Toy Story 3 (2010)
Toy Story 3
G
Plot:

This Pixar Animation’s computer-animated comedy film is third in the Toy Story series. As Andy, prepares to leave for college, Woody, Buzz Lightyear and other toys – some new – find themselves in a day-care centre instead of the attic. They now have to devise a plan to return home before Andy leaves.

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Director:
Lee Unkrich
Genres:
Animation, Comedy, Adventure, Fantasy, Family
Kurenai no buta (1992)
Kurenai no buta
PG
Plot:

A curse has transformed ace World War I pilot Marco Pagot into an anthropomorphic pig. He is now called Porco Rosso or the Red Pig and works as a bounty hunter chasing air pirates in the Adriatic Sea. He prepares for a final battle with the American ace pilot Curtis hired by the pirates. 

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Director:
Hayao Miyazaki
Genres:
Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Animation, Romance
Star Cast:
Tom Kenny, Corey Burton, Shûichirô Moriyama, Tokiko Katô, Bunshi Katsura Vi, Tsunehiko Kamijô
Cars (2006)
Cars
G
Plot:

Cars, the animated Pixar classic, tells the story of anthropomorphic talking cars. Racing rookie Lightning McQueen finds himself trapped in Radiator Springs after falling off his truck. As McQueen starts doing community service for damaging roads, he makes friends, falls in love, and ends up being trained by racing legend Hudson Hornet to discover who he truly is inside. 

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Director:
John Lasseter, Joe Ranft
Genres:
Family, Comedy, Sport, Animation
Minions (2015)
Minions
PG
Plot:

From time immemorial, Minions have served despicable masters from T-rex to Napoleon, but are now master-less after managing to always harm their masters in some way. While searching for a new evil boss, Kevin, Stuart and Bob join the service of Scarlett Overkill, but enrage her with more blunders, threatening the survivals of their entire species.

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Walter Nelson
Director:
Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin
Genres:
Action, Comedy, Animation, Adventure, Family
Binky Nelson Unpacified (2015)
Binky Nelson Unpacified
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Walter Nelson
Director:
Brian Lynch, Fabrice Joubert
Genres:
Short, Animation, Family, Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
Allison Janney, Michael Beattie, Matt Kawczynski, Tyler Werrin

TV Shows and Videos

MisteRogers' Neighborhood (1968)
MisteRogers' Neighborhood
TV-Y
As:
Cast
Director:
Hugh Martin, Bob Walsh, David F. Chen, Bill Moates, Paul Lally
Genres:
Fantasy, Family, Music
Star Cast:
Keith David, Betty Aberlin, Fred Rogers, David Newell
Report to Murphy (1982)
Report to Murphy
As:
Cast
Role:
Murphy
Director:
Terry Hughes, Asaad Kelada
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Jonathan Banks, Olivia Cole, Donna Ponterotto, Donnelly Rhodes, Margot Rose
Tenacious D: The Complete Masterworks 2 (2008)
Tenacious D: The Complete Masterworks 2
As:
Cast
Role:
The Professor
Director:
Jeremy Konner, Drew Hancock, Wayne Isham, John Kricfalusi
Genres:
Music
Star Cast:
Jack Black, Kyle Gass, JR Reed, Paul F. Tompkins
Studs Lonigan (1979)
Studs Lonigan
As:
Cast
Director:
James Goldstone
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Mare Winningham, Charles Durning, Brad Dourif, Colleen Dewhurst, Diana Scarwid
The Tony Randall Show (1976)
The Tony Randall Show
As:
Cast
Director:
Alan Myerson, James Burrows, Tony Mordente, Michael Zinberg, Jay Sandrich
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Brian Dennehy, Dick Van Patten, Tony Randall, Rachel Roberts, Devon Scott, Barney Martin
The Company (2007)
The Company
As:
Cast
Role:
James Angleton
Director:
Mikael Salomon
Genres:
Romance, Drama, History, Thriller
Star Cast:
Alfred Molina, Raoul Bova, Alessandro Nivola, Chris O'Donnell, Rory Cochrane
Working Stiffs (1979)
Working Stiffs
As:
Cast
Role:
Mike O'Rourke
Director:
Norman Abbott, Greg Antonacci, Arthur Silver
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Jim Belushi, James Belushi, Allan Arbus, Val Bisoglio, Lorna Patterson
The Mary Tyler Moore Hour (1979)
The Mary Tyler Moore Hour
As:
Cast
Role:
Kenneth Christy / ...
Director:
Robert Scheerer, Jay Sandrich
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Mary Tyler Moore, Joyce Van Patten, Ron Rifkin, Dody Goodman
Tenacious D: Time Fixers (2006)
Tenacious D: Time Fixers
As:
Cast
Director:
Drew Hancock
Genres:
Short, Comedy, Music
Star Cast:
Dan Harmon, Jack Black, Kyle Gass, JR Reed, Justin Roiland

Michael Keaton Awards

Golden Globe Awards
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical 2015