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

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  • 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 • 1 801

  • Looper
    Looper   2 weeks back

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

  • Umbruhh
    Umbruhh  25 less than a minute back

    My list.
    5. Richard Epcar
    4. Jack Nicholson
    3. Mark Hamill
    2. Joaquin Phoenix
    1. Heath Ledger (R.I.P)

    Dishonorable Mention: Jared Leto

    • craig sandison
      craig sandison  2 hours back

      The guy behind this is a loser, felix is clearly top 2

      • Red Ballistic
        Red Ballistic  2 hours back

        My finger is getting tired from disliking

        • beavis4play
          beavis4play  2 hours back

          Joaquin Phoenix is the worst joker ever - and it's not even close.

          • TriggeredTurtle
            TriggeredTurtle  3 hours back

            Some say Heath Ledger is the joker
            Some say Joaquin Phoenix is the joker
            But the real joker is you falling for that one girl that never loved you

            • Macmittens411
              Macmittens411  3 hours back

              Heath Ledger = The Best!

              • remo2500 remo2500
                remo2500 remo2500  5 hours back

                >trashes 2019 joker for having an origin story

                >doesn’t even acknowledge the fact that there is evidence that everything that was shown was a lie

              • jean foster
                jean foster  13 hours back

                Lego paid for this video

                • BoxerChef Omega
                  BoxerChef Omega  18 hours back

                  Why do you sound like the guy from if undertale was realistic or anything like that

                  • Gabe Sanders
                    Gabe Sanders  20 hours back

                    Mark hamill deserves the number 1 spot easily

                    • Terell Chapman
                      Terell Chapman  21 hours back

                      Might want to edit it so the list looks like this

                      5.Jared Letto
                      4.Cesar Romero
                      3.Jack Nicholson
                      2.Joaquin Phoenix
                      1.Heath Ledger

                      • beyhero anims
                        beyhero anims  22 hours back

                        Everyone please stop commenting about how they hate this list
                        *I can't stop pressing the like button for every single one of them*

                        • Justin Awesome
                          Justin Awesome  22 hours back

                          The ones I like the most that I have seen are
                          1 Heath Ledger
                          2 Jack Nicholson
                          3 Joaquin Phoenix
                          4 Mark Hamill Joker (It was hard to pick Joaquin Phoenix or Mark Hamill
                          I cant stand the one in Suicide Squad Jared Leto

                          • Mr. CutThrxat
                            Mr. CutThrxat  23 hours back

                            Ledger's joker will always be #1 in my opinion because how well it's executed.

                            • Chase
                              Chase  1 days back

                              The new joker movie was nothing short of amazing

                            • Moi Boi
                              Moi Boi  1 days back

                              Best joker is Heath Ledger, he has the best acting and laugh

                              • suomi ensin rajat kii unkown

                                2019 Joker movie was awesome friend and i was whacting that movie 👌👍 i am going Make up My face like Joker

                                • AshTheUncanny
                                  AshTheUncanny  1 days back

                                  Wheres Anthony Ingruber?

                                  • Awesomeness Gaming
                                    Awesomeness Gaming  1 days back

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

                                    • Ian Talion
                                      Ian Talion  1 days back

                                      These rankings are complete crap. You have no taste

                                      • dodgers doon1130
                                        dodgers doon1130  2 days back

                                        Never rub another man's rhubarb

                                        • Brian Mellon
                                          Brian Mellon  2 days back

                                          Where is The Joker from Batman Ninja???

                                          • Mr Coolski
                                            Mr Coolski  2 days back

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

                                            • DaNeX
                                              DaNeX  2 days back

                                              Wrong

                                              • The Crazy Zombie
                                                The Crazy Zombie  2 days 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  2 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  2 days back

                                                    This fool seriously put LEGO joker over Phoenix

                                                    • South Park Trump
                                                      South Park Trump  2 days back

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

                                                      • kektion
                                                        kektion  2 days back

                                                        The Dark Knight joker is the best. 0 debate.

                                                        • filbert the frog
                                                          filbert the frog  2 days back

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

                                                          • Devin Faaumu
                                                            Devin Faaumu  2 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  2 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  3 days back

                                                                You put Jeremiah above Jerome???

                                                                • Chili Ppr
                                                                  Chili Ppr  3 days back

                                                                  you forgot the telltale joker

                                                                  • john jimenez
                                                                    john jimenez  3 days back

                                                                    Whatabount Tim drake Joker

                                                                    • Cason Collier
                                                                      Cason Collier  3 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  3 days back

                                                                        Nicholson over Phoenix? HOW?!

                                                                        • Lil kik
                                                                          Lil kik  3 days back

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

                                                                          • ugly kid melia
                                                                            ugly kid melia  3 days back

                                                                            Joaquin is the best, fight me

                                                                            • Waste Hazey
                                                                              Waste Hazey  3 days back

                                                                              Pretty disappointed about Steven Miller not being on the list.

                                                                              • Dani G. Barreto
                                                                                Dani G. Barreto  3 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  3 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  3 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  3 days back

                                                                                      this is pee pee poo poo

                                                                                      • sobi bhandari
                                                                                        sobi bhandari  3 days back

                                                                                        you must be joking

                                                                                        • Bradley Galliott
                                                                                          Bradley Galliott  3 days back

                                                                                          This is why I’m not subscribed to looper

                                                                                          • CARSAIG FILMS
                                                                                            CARSAIG FILMS  3 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?