Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, Batman, with the help of the enigmatic Catwoman, is forced from his exile to save Gotham City from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane.


Christopher Nolan


Jonathan Nolan (screenplay), Christopher Nolan (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Top Rated Movies #73 | Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 38 wins & 102 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Christian Bale ... Bruce Wayne
Gary Oldman ... Commissioner Gordon
Tom Hardy ... Bane
Joseph Gordon-Levitt ... Blake
Anne Hathaway ... Selina
Marion Cotillard ... Miranda
Morgan Freeman ... Fox
Michael Caine ... Alfred
Matthew Modine ... Foley
Alon Aboutboul ... Dr. Pavel (as Alon Moni Aboutboul)
Ben Mendelsohn ... Daggett
Burn Gorman ... Stryver
Daniel Sunjata ... Captain Jones
Aidan Gillen ... CIA Op
Sam Kennard Sam Kennard ... Special Ops Sergeant


Despite his tarnished reputation after the events of The Dark Knight (2008), in which he took the rap for Dent's crimes, Batman feels compelled to intervene to assist the city and its Police force, which is struggling to cope with Bane's plans to destroy the city. Written by WellardRockard

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Action | Adventure

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some sensuality and language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


In this movie there are a total of six Oscar winners: Christian Bale, Sir Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman, Marion Cotillard, and Anne Hathaway; and three Oscar nominees: Tom Conti, Liam Neeson, and Tom Hardy. Additionally, Oscar nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal appeared in archive footage, bringing the total nominees to ten, unprecedented in a comic book movie. See more »


(at around 11 mins) At the start of the film, when Selina Kyle inspects Bruce Wayne's desk, a picture of Rachel can be seen next to a picture of Bruce's parents. Later on (at around 1h 8 mins) Miranda Tate inspects a similar set of photos after Bruce broke into his own house. The second set of photos were different as they were not in Bruce's bedroom but more likely a downstairs lounge area. See more »


[first lines]
Jim Gordon: I knew Harvey Dent. I was his friend. And it will be a very long time before someone... inspires us the way he did. I believed in Harvey Dent.
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Crazy Credits

The Warner Bros, Legendary Pictures, DC Comics and Syncopy Films logos are shaded ice blue. See more »

Alternate Versions

On IMAX 70mm prints of Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, this film's prologue was shown as a special preview. It contained, with only one exception, entirely different takes of Bane's dialogue. See more »


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My personal favourite of the trilogy
20 February 2021 | by Morejambo54See all my reviews

I think as a film stand point, the dark knight is a better movie that is better acted and tense the whole way through. The dark knight rises to me is a more fun and action filled movie that you can sit back a bit more. The acting is still amazing and combined with the atmosphere/visuals of the movie creates a the sense of realism that the movie has. That realism is where the intensity stems from throughout the movie, the audience believing that something like this could actually happen makes it that much scarier. Bane is also an excellent villain, in the dark knight the joker challenges Batman mentally but Bane physically challenges him which is a completely new challenge for Batman. The plot is incredible, it it starts fast and instantly brings you into the action. It then takes a step back to develop the characters further and build up the challenge Batman has to face. Once one of the many challenges was overcome by Batman in launches the viewer straight back into action for one epic final battle that lasts almost an hour......and it is GLORIOUS! Not one second was I bored, it is truly incredible how each movie in the trilogy is this good, it shouldn't be possible. I've not even mentioned the incredible soundtrack to compliment the astounding yet grounded action. I can't compliment this movie enough. If you haven't someone seen this trilogy yet....watch it, you won't be disappointed.

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Release Date:

20 July 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Arkham See more »


Box Office


$250,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$160,887,295, 22 July 2012

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2.39 : 1
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