While the whole 109-episode run is worth checking out — especially now that it's easy to watch on HBO Max — here are our picks for the five best episodes ever, to give you a taste of what makes the show so great.
An episode full of intense emotions, "Over the Edge" explores Batgirl’s worst fears as Jim Gordon finds out her secret identity and goes on the warpath against Batman before a twist ending that provides both closure and insight on the Gordons’ relationship.
"Heart of Ice" reveals Mr. Freeze to be one of the most tragic figures in the entire Batman mythos, making his hatred for Batman even feel justified. It’s enough to almost wipe out the memory of his disastrous portrayal in Batman & Robin.
Some of the best Batman: The Animated Series episodes shine the spotlight on someone other than Batman, and "Almost Got ‘Im" does it the best. Batman’s supervillains trade stories of their near-victories against the hero in a hilarious and surprisingly touching one-episode anthology.