Live Poll: Joker Movie That Is No Laughing Matter

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The legendary DC comics villain, Joker is finally getting his own stand-alone live-action movie. The film titled, Joker (2019) debuts in theaters 04 October 2019 (USA). In anticipation of this latest Joker movie portrayal by Joaquin Phoenix:

Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker

Which of these movies is the most serious contender for the best Joker movie*, so far? *theatrical, television, streaming and direct-to-video movies in which the Joker is a primary antagonist

See the partial list of Joker movies here: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls041084544/

Heath Ledger The Dark Knight
Movie - The Dark Knight

Mark Hamill Batman: The Killing Joke
Movie - Batman: The Killing Joke

Jack Nicholson Batman
Movie - Batman

Zach Galifianakis The Lego Batman Movie
Movie: The Lego Batman Movie

Cesar Romero Batman: The Movie
Movie - Batman: The Movie


Michael Emerson Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1
Movie - Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1

Jared Leto Suicide Squad
Movie - Suicide Squad

Mark Hamill Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker
Movie - Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker

Michael Emerson Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2
Movie - Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2

John DiMaggio Batman: Under the Red Hood
Movie - Batman: Under the Red Hood

Mark Hamill Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
Movie - Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

Troy Baker Batman: Assault on Arkham
Movie - Batman: Assault on Arkham

Wataru Takagi Batman Ninja
Movie - Batman Ninja
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Choice number one
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Heath Ledger The Dark Knight
Movie - The Dark Knight
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Wikipedia Joker in non-literature media including movies

Future theatrical movies
Gotham City Sirens
(upcoming movie)
Untitled Joker/Harley Quinn Project (upcoming movie)
Untitled Jared Leto/Joker Project (upcoming movie)
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Hamill in Return of the Joker
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I would say Hamill has at this point earned the distinction of being the actor most associated with role.
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I couldn't agree more, although Heath Ledger ... Joker I think is the clear leader from the live action actors.

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Interesting new portrayal, although it won't make answer pool, as this Joker as played by Jason Spisak, is not the primary antagonist of the movie in Batman: Hush (2019).

Jason Spisak in Batman Hush 2019
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I've seen a lot of those. Quite excited for Joker (2019). Also 30th anniversary of Batman (1989) reminded me how hooked I am on Burton's Batman movies, so I decided to rewatch the first movie shot-for-shot to compile a very inclusive bodycount and Batman's and Joker's  screencounts. I can admit that despite both are doubled much more then one would notice watching the movie for the first few times, both performances hold up extremely well.   
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I don't think you are alone in your fascination with the pair. The list of directors who have offered a take is a Who's Who of Hollywood: Tim Burton, Joel Schumacher, Christopher Nolan, Zack Snyder, Matt Reeves, Todd Phillips  among others. I think both characters allow both director and actor the ability to have some fun and push the boundaries a bit. I like how dark and flawed both characters are.
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The film titled, Joker (2019) debuts in theaters 04 October 2019 (USA).
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Please correct:
The Joker, a legendary DC comics villain, finally is featured in his very own stand-alone live-action movie. 
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The Joker, a legendary DC comics villain, finally is featured in his very own stand-alone live-action movie. The Joker has been featured as the primary antagonist in many live-action and animated Batman films. He has never had a solo film without the Caped Crusader, until now. In honor of his past portrayals, his current Joker (2019) movie portrayal and future announced projects, Untitled Joker/Harley Quinn Project and Untitled Jared Leto/Joker Project:

Which of these movies is the most serious contender for the best Joker movie*, so far? *theatrical, television, streaming, and direct-to-video movies in which the Joker is a main character
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