- The Dark Knight celebrated its 13-year anniversary on July 18.
- Movie fans took to Twitter to celebrate the beloved Batman film.
- Heath Ledger’s Joker performance, as always, was the center of the conversation.
On Sunday, July 18th, The Dark Knight — not only one of the great comic book movies of all-time but frankly, one of the greatest films ever made (at least in the 21st century) — celebrated its 13-year anniversary (!), leading movie fans across the globe to hop on social media to pay tribute to the iconic film.
Of course, whenever a conversation around Christopher Nolan’s 2008 Batman epic arises, it usually focuses on the legendary performance of Heath Ledger, a performance that still — to this day — blows peoples’ minds with its unhinged realism and authenticity.
Naturally, as fans celebrated the 13-year anniversary of The Dark Knight’s release, Ledger’s Academy Award-winning performance as Gotham City’s Clown Prince of Crime took center stage.
Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight is brilliant. His performance will be studied for a long time. 📝 pic.twitter.com/ACvZJU0ox6
— In My Mind (@MeAloneInMyMind) July 18, 2021
Christopher Nolan’s THE DARK KNIGHT was released in theaters on this day in 2008. It’s a perfect movie. pic.twitter.com/rn7iMMUs51
— Courtney Howard (@Lulamaybelle) July 18, 2021
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‘The Dark Knight’ was the first comic book movie to earn $1B at the global box office 🦇💰 pic.twitter.com/Z9cTXr4mbV
— Post Cred Pod (@PostCredPod) July 18, 2021
In honor of The Dark Knight's 13th anniversary, here's the entire movie in one gif pic.twitter.com/GajoVdobQT
— Formerly known as Oracle (@FourEyed_Rhea) July 18, 2021
It has been 13 years since the release of Christopher Nolan's truly unforgettable magnum opus THE DARK KNIGHT.
A dark, complex, & haunting noir spectacle that completely revolutionized the pop culture landscape & stands today as the greatest blockbuster of the 21st Century. pic.twitter.com/GqvFgDxRb3
— 𝕁 (@JesTheMermaid) July 18, 2021
The Dark Knight really gave us two of the best adaptations of comic book characters ever huh pic.twitter.com/vQb9NX7Ybv
— Gavin 🦇 (@ct___7567) July 18, 2021
Not music related but The Dark Knight was released 13 years ago today and we got to witness the most iconic acting performance of all time from Heath Ledger. He was one of a kind
— Mainly Oasis (@mainlyoasis) July 18, 2021
Heath Ledger behind the scenes of The Dark Knight pic.twitter.com/PqVsPQbqUD
— DC Motherbox (@DCMotherbox) July 18, 2021
The cold brilliance of Nolan's blue shots in THE DARK KNIGHT are so aesthetically pleasing. pic.twitter.com/HtCmEfWAkq
— 𝕁 (@JesTheMermaid) July 19, 2021
The Dark Knight is still the pinnacle of CBMs. pic.twitter.com/ikm00eHwwm
— Movies That Maher w The Viking (@MoviesThatMaher) July 18, 2021
#OnThisDay 13 years ago, July 18, 2008 – 'The Dark Knight' was released in theaters.
— Batman: TAS (@TheAnimatedBat) July 18, 2021
The Dark Knight opening scene is a master piece pic.twitter.com/QHUI4iLi1l
— Luenic Luke (@luenic) July 18, 2021
At the time of this writing, The Dark Knight is available to stream on both HBO Max and Hulu. We’ve written tons of evergreen Dark Knight content over the years, so we’ll make sure to link all that below in case you find yourself in a retrospective mood.