Every Version Of The Joker Ranked From Worst To Best (UPDATED)

  • Published: 09 October 2019
  • The Joker is one of pop culture's most iconic villains, and many actors have gotten the chance to take on the role. We've stacked the Jokers against each other before, but there have been a few groundbreaking interpretations of the character since then that we have to talk about. Keep watching to see how Joaquin Phoenix holds up against Heath Ledger, Jack Nicholson, and the rest, as we rank the Jokers, worst to best.

    Despite coming in dead last on our list, the version of the Joker that appeared on The New Scooby-Doo Movies isn't unforgivably terrible, he's just flat out boring, which might be an even bigger problem. Plus, he's a complete failure, as he can't manage to even scare Scooby-Doo, a character defined by being terrified of everything.

    The only thing that's really worth mentioning about him is that he was voiced by veteran comedian and actor Larry Storch, and let's be real here: that's only really interesting if you're the kind of person who likes to get into some hardcore trivia about the cast of F-Troop.

    If you ever want to develop a whole new appreciation for Batman: The Animated Series, take some time to head back to 1977 for The New Batman Adventures, which features some of the worst character redesigns ever. Amazingly, the Joker, who was voiced by Lennie Weinrib, managed to escape that particular flaw in the show, but "he looks a lot like he does in the comics" is about the only good thing you can say about him. His major accomplishment during the show's entire 16-episode run was losing an election for President of Criminals when the Penguin invented a mind-altering substance called "crime slime." If you can't win an election against the Penguin, what are you even doing?

    In all honesty, we only included Dee Bradley Baker's turn as the Joker on this list in order to be as thorough as we can. That's not to knock the guy, but as the Joker's appearance in Son of Batman is limited to appearing as a shadow on a wall and letting out one laugh. But…it was a nice laugh at least? Keep watching the video to see this update of every version of the Joker ranked worst to best!

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    Scooby Doo Joker | 0:22
    The New Adventures Of Batman Joker | 1:03
    Son of Batman Joker | 1:47
    Super Friends Joker | 2:06
    Young Justice Joker | 2:51
    LEGO Batman: The Videogame Joker | 3:22
    The Dark Knight Returns Joker | 4:11
    LEGO Batman: DC Super Heroes Unite Joker | 4:50
    DC Super Friends Short Joker | 5:46
    The Dark Knight Returns Joker | 6:39
    Suicide Squad Joker | 7:07
    Arkham: Origins Joker | 7:53
    Gotham's Jerome Valeska | 8:31
    Arkham Series Joker | 9:06
    The Batman Joker | 9:52
    LEGO: Gotham City Breakout Joker | 10:44
    Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders Joker | 11:18
    Gotham's Jeremiah Valeska | 11:59
    Batman: The Brave and the Bold Joker | 13:10
    Joker's Joker | 13:46
    Batman '89 Joker | 14:40
    Batman: Under the Red Hood | 15:31
    Batman '66 Joker | 16:04
    LEGO Batman Movie Joker | 16:51
    The Dark Knight Joker | 17:25
    Batman: The Animated Series Joker | 18:20
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Comments • 1 780

  • Looper
    Looper   2 weeks back

    How would you rank Joaquin Phoenix compared to your other favorite Jokers?

  • AshTheUncanny
    AshTheUncanny  1 hours back

    Wheres Anthony Ingruber?

    • Awesomeness Gaming
      Awesomeness Gaming  4 hours back

      Love how batman the killing joke's joker isnt even in the kist truly this list is a masterpiece

      • Ian Talion
        Ian Talion  9 hours back

        These rankings are complete crap. You have no taste

        • dodgers doon1130
          dodgers doon1130  15 hours back

          Never rub another man's rhubarb

          • Brian Mellon
            Brian Mellon  17 hours back

            Where is The Joker from Batman Ninja???

            • Mr Coolski
              Mr Coolski  17 hours back

              I'm guessing this has more dislikes than likes because he bags out Joker 2019.

              • DaNeX
                DaNeX  23 hours back


                • The Crazy Zombie
                  The Crazy Zombie  23 hours back

                  How is Phoenix not higher on the list? His performance was just as good as Ledger's. Although they are different, the way they played joker was outstanding. I dont agree with this list at all.

                  • The Demonic Horseman
                    The Demonic Horseman  1 days back

                    I, personally, think Jared Leto's Joker is underrated. I thought he gave a good performance with what he was given, and I liked how he did his own thing with the character instead of copying Heath Ledger or Mark Hamill. I also thought he was very entertaining in the roll.

                    • The Snakeyeblitz
                      The Snakeyeblitz  1 days back

                      This fool seriously put LEGO joker over Phoenix

                      • South Park Trump
                        South Park Trump  1 days back

                        The Scooby Doo and Lego Batman Jokers where 100x better than Jared Leto

                        • kektion
                          kektion  1 days back

                          The Dark Knight joker is the best. 0 debate.

                          • filbert the frog
                            filbert the frog  1 days back

                            Who did this V.O??? - he can't even pronounce simple words

                            • Devin Faaumu
                              Devin Faaumu  1 days back

                              I think saying Joaquin's joker is better than Mark Hamill joker is a hard statement even if u say Mark Hamill's Joker is better that Joaquin's Joker and the same could be said with heath ledger too

                              • Kaylen Bicknell
                                Kaylen Bicknell  1 days back

                                Love you lot but this is the worst list I’ve ever sooo , Joaquin is top 3 with heath and mark , idk what order it’s to hard but that’s the top the .

                                • Talent Dance TV
                                  Talent Dance TV  2 days back

                                  You put Jeremiah above Jerome???

                                  • Chili Ppr
                                    Chili Ppr  2 days back

                                    you forgot the telltale joker

                                    • john jimenez
                                      john jimenez  2 days back

                                      Whatabount Tim drake Joker

                                      • Cason Collier
                                        Cason Collier  2 days back

                                        For Joaquin Phoenix’s joker, he is entire story was mainly him becoming a symbol not the JOKER, yes he is a JOKER. Joker has been known for being a symbol, not just one person, anyone could be the joker or Batman it just has to take the right circumstances. “All it takes is one bad day, to drive the sanest man to lunacy”

                                        • kabirchohan335881462
                                          kabirchohan335881462  2 days back

                                          Nicholson over Phoenix? HOW?!

                                          • Lil kik
                                            Lil kik  2 days back

                                            I'm sorry, but Phoenix is at the same level at Ledger

                                            • ugly kid melia
                                              ugly kid melia  2 days back

                                              Joaquin is the best, fight me

                                              • Waste Hazey
                                                Waste Hazey  2 days back

                                                Pretty disappointed about Steven Miller not being on the list.

                                                • Dani G. Barreto
                                                  Dani G. Barreto  2 days back

                                                  How do you put Jack Nicklesons joker ahead of Joaquins? Tha fck? What a Joke of a video. You obviously don’t know shit guy. Anyone that knows anything, knows that there’s only three that matter.
                                                  1. Animated Joker
                                                  2. Joaquin's Joker
                                                  3. Heath's Joker
                                                  And that's it.

                                                  • 〈easy〉coding
                                                    〈easy〉coding  2 days back

                                                    Ledger and Phoenix are joint top for me. You have really lost all credibility putting Phoenix so low.

                                                    • Skinny Curly Boy
                                                      Skinny Curly Boy  2 days back

                                                      “it strips all the mystery from the character“

                                                      If you've watched the film, you should know that the whole story of the film is a multiple choice. You decide whether the film is indeed the story of Joker's past or is it only in his mind. In the story itself we initially thought that Sophie was Arthur's girlfriend, but apparently not. It only exists in Arthur's imagination. Even at the end of the story, when the doctor asks Arthur "What's funny?", Arthur replies "You won't understand". That could be a sign that all the contents of the story is the imagination of the Joker himself. But back to the audience, it could happen or it might not. That's why if you say that the film tells the Joker's past with certainty, then you are nothing more than a joke itself

                                                      • Portfolio _cs
                                                        Portfolio _cs  2 days back

                                                        this is pee pee poo poo

                                                        • sobi bhandari
                                                          sobi bhandari  2 days back

                                                          you must be joking

                                                          • Bradley Galliott
                                                            Bradley Galliott  2 days back

                                                            This is why I’m not subscribed to looper

                                                            • CARSAIG FILMS
                                                              CARSAIG FILMS  2 days back

                                                              "Watch this before you see joker"
                                                              "Why he might not be the joker"
                                                              "He isn't even in our top three jokers"
                                                              Did you guys see the film?

                                                              • Captain Kid
                                                                Captain Kid  2 days back

                                                                What about Telltale's
                                                                Batman Joker, John Doe?

                                                                • Ian McAndrew
                                                                  Ian McAndrew  2 days back

                                                                  Everyone always forgets about Mike Matei’s Joker from the Angry Video Game Nerds Batman episode. His iconic joker laugh and flamboyant attitude are a classic take on joker...not the best but pretty good and has to be ahead of Leto at least

                                                                  • Hugh Fraser
                                                                    Hugh Fraser  2 days back

                                                                    #1 creed from the office

                                                                    • Hassan Raza
                                                                      Hassan Raza  2 days back

                                                                      can i have some weed too

                                                                      • Jaire The Legend
                                                                        Jaire The Legend  2 days back

                                                                        This is the worst ranking of the joker ever

                                                                        • Lupus Warrior
                                                                          Lupus Warrior  2 days back

                                                                          In origins fairness both actors had to play you get versions of both Batman and Joker

                                                                          • star maker
                                                                            star maker  2 days back

                                                                            We know who is legend the HL

                                                                            • Ku Shal
                                                                              Ku Shal  3 days back

                                                                              There are only 2 best.....Everyone's all time favourite!
                                                                              (1) Heath Ledger🔥
                                                                              (2) Jared Leto🔥
                                                                              Who Agrees?💯
                                                                              -Phoenix's joker didn't have that FEEL!

                                                                              • rhyde
                                                                                rhyde  3 days back

                                                                                Why the fk do I still watch this channel

                                                                                • Caleb Bird
                                                                                  Caleb Bird  3 days back

                                                                                  This is absolutely crap!

                                                                                  • Jeff21
                                                                                    Jeff21  3 days back

                                                                                    LEGO movie joker??? R serious???

                                                                                    • S H Y E E 1 2
                                                                                      S H Y E E 1 2  3 days back

                                                                                      You did The Arkham Series Joker dirty

                                                                                      • IBRAHIM JABBAR
                                                                                        IBRAHIM JABBAR  3 days back


                                                                                        • Leader of Bears
                                                                                          Leader of Bears  3 days back

                                                                                          Leto was not better than tdkr joker😂

                                                                                          • Adam Pezzutti
                                                                                            Adam Pezzutti  3 days back

                                                                                            Bruh. I agree with everything on this list, BUT, you are a fool if you don’t think Joker was amazing. You are nothing but a fool. May God have mercy.

                                                                                            • kai miller
                                                                                              kai miller  3 days back

                                                                                              This list dumb

                                                                                              • Robert Bobinsky
                                                                                                Robert Bobinsky  3 days back

                                                                                                How can you rank Cesar Romero beneath Lego Batman Joker?  Romero created the Joker's laugh!  From 1940, when Batman Comic #1 was released, featuring the Joker, until 1966, fans only saw "Ha ha ha ha", but never heard the actual laugh.  Cesar created the laugh, which was both mirthful and menacing all at the same time!!!! I cry foul on Looper for that one!!