Top Ten DC Superhero Movies

The ten best movies based on superheros from the DC Universe.

The Top Ten

1 The Dark Knight

Can I just say Heath Ledger and everyone will understand why this is one the greatest films in cinema history? He gave his life for this performance. Now that's a hero.

It's the best movie simply because it's batman and batman is not only the worlds best detective but the best superhero and the amazing cast and christopher nolan as the director make this movie a solid 15/10!

This movie really set the groundwork for the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the DCEU. People have tried to replicate the beauty of this film, but it hasn't worked. This film will remain timeless for generations to come and Heath Ledger's performance is fantastic. Everybody's performance is fantastic Seriously, if you haven't seen this movie, then that's a complete shame. You have to go see this.

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2 The Dark Knight Rises

I thought it was a great movie, Anne Hathaway and Christian Bale had great chemistry with each other in the film and did phenomenal job. Tom Hardy did also a phenomenal job on portraying his role as Bane. I really don't think it had a bad story. When you think of the Trilogies of Superhero movies. Batman does have a awesome story in the trilogy directed by Christopher Nolan. It's not kike any other Superhero film, it's different but very memorable. I understand people have their reasons: The flaws, plots and endings. But I don't care what makes this movie that people say it's not great, but it is and it's one of the best movies, maybe to some not as great as THE DARK KNIGHT or THE AVENGERS. But it is one of the best comic book movies to date after the Dark Knight and The Avengers.

I think The Dark Knight Rises is best batman film because it was a different storyline. My favourite batman film are The Dark Knight Rises then The Dark Knight then Batman Begins then Batman then Batman Returns then Batman Forever last I think it was worst batman film is Batman & Robin because plot is too simple and I think George Clooney didn't suit role of batman/Bruce Wayne brcause he can't act.

Epic conclusion to one of the most complex and well-made film trilogies of all time. Not only the greatest DC movie ever, but the greatest Superhero movie ever and one of my personal favourite films.

Most overrated
Over done
The story is flat
Action dull
A real missed opportunity
Dark knight is the best Nolan Batman movie

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3 Batman Begins

Batman Begins is simply the comic book movie, at least of the Nolverse trilogy. The Dark Knight is an incredible cinematic piece of perfection, but it can't be defined as the perfect comic book movie. Batman Begins sure comes close to that description. It not only showed the beginning of Batman, but also the early development and struggles. It was a cinematic Year One, from the perspective of Bruce rather than Gordon. Bringing in villains like Scarecrow, Ra's, and the entire League of Assassins (Shadows in the comics) was great, and despite the mispronunciation of the name Ra's, they were fairly accurate. As we're many other aspects of the film, which make it the best DC, and arguably the best superhero movie, to date.

Great movie even the trilogy deserves ten out of ten rating

LOve all Batman Movies But I think Batman Begins should be #2 and the dark knight rise should be #3

I liked this.
But I enjoyed the spin-off DC Knights GREEN LANTERN CORPS more.
I hope their is Dc Knights batman one day

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4 Batman

I don't think there is a better super hero movie than this. It's Not only my favourite super hero film, but it's my favourite movie ever.

Michael Keaton is the best batman and far superior to the one in batman the dark knight who always sounded ridiculous

This was a GREAT movie. All the actors were really talented, such as Jack Nicholson as Joker.

Love the movie great acting good not the best sound effects and a little bit more fighting

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5 Man of Steel

Such an incredible film. This is the Superman movie I've been waiting for so long! One of my all time favorites now. Everything is handled beautifully here. Snyder's brilliant direction, Zimmer's awesome soundtrack (one of his all-time best) and the excellent performances from everyone. It's so damn amazing, I can go on forever about MoS.

Man of Steel is amazing! It doesn't deserve all the crap it gets. Sure, there are some flaws, but people need to understand that no movie is perfect. This had amazing visuals, soundtrack, acting, and it delivered a very realistic alien invasion. And this film gave us the superhero action that everybody has been waiting for. I can literally watch this movie over and over for hours! Truly an amazing movie, one of my all time favorites.

It's amazing. The people who hate it are the same guys who say Superman is overpowered and Aquaman is useless and Batman can beat anybody. I think you'll like it better if you like action (and Superman, of course) a lot.

I love this movie first I was like : another superman movie? but then I loved it so
MUCH you need to see this movie

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6 Watchmen

I do agree with # 1

Dark Knight was very crisp, well organized, entertaining and intense

but Watchmen! This movie just a masterpiece.

I agree with one of person who commented that this was an impossible comic book adaptation

but when you see the final product it satisfies you deeply.

every hero has his own place, screen time and impact.

every character, be it Rorschach (my favorite! ), Dr. Manhatten, comedian, night owl and who can forget ozymendias had their own views and visions

each so correct and meaningful but at the same time incomplete and wrong.

loved this one from bottom of my heart.

I admit that the dark knight is a little better but, Batman movies have been done hundreds of times, Watchmen was accualy consitered the impossible comic to be made a movie. Also the director of the dark knight was by the director of inception so that's a big advantage and the director of watchmen is Zach Snyder and he has done very few movies. But they all have been epic and almost all have been good.

I agree this film has been pushed around too much. This movie is good and I don't care what you say you miming

One of my favourite DC movies

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7 Superman - The Movie

Richard Pryor though man, it was hilarious and had a great plot.

This film is an instant classic. Second to Dark Knight.

Love John Williams music in this

Hands-down my favorite superhero film ever.

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8 Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice

They could've done a better job with this film. They could've make Lex Luthor more mature. They could've left Doomsday out of it and saved him for a Superman Doomsday film. They could've made the fight with Superman and Batman longer and better choreographed. They could've had a better plot to the film. Frankly, this film wasn't all that bad, but all these aspects that have been left out ruined the experience. - Mcgillacuddy

This movie really is that bad.. 28% on rotten tomatoes..
People are trying to justify it by saying you have to "use your brain" to enjoy it, as if critics don't do that. I understood what the movie is trying to do, it just didn't do it well. It's one big mess, trying to shoehorn all these characters in just to set up justice league, trying too hard to be "dark and gritty" like Dark Knight, but unlike The Dark Knight, it did it very badly, and it ended up being a joyless movie. There's basically 5 movies in this movie, all of these stories were told badly because it's too much for one movie..
WB/DC should not try to rush to Justice League like this, just to try and compete with Marvel. If they just took their time, who knows how awesome this movie could have been.. It feels like such a waste of potential.

This movie does not at all deserve any of the crap that it receives. The only reason that critics hated it is because they thought it was too "dark" and "depressing" they did not look at it from the right perspective, it was set in a chaotic, corrupt storyline and background, it was meant to be that way. This movie was BADASS. Ben Affleck absolutely nailed it as Batman/Bruce Wayne (Him and Bale are without doubt the best batman actors to date) and the drama and story was dazzling. Although it did have its downsides, we all know that, (ex. Superman was too mopey most of the time, Lex was just plain out weird, and Doomsday was waay too soon) Beyond that though, it was overall a strong and entertaining movie and certainly got me excited for the upcoming Batfleck solo movies and of course, the Wonder Woman solo movie. Critics brutalized this movie for pathetic reasons. It deserves a second chance.

This movie is good people. Let me tell you a horrible movie! "The Emoji Movie"

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9 Batman Returns

One of the best Batman films ever. Penguin was awesome.

Pfeiffer and DeVito in a Batman Movie directed by Tim Burton- need I say more?

Loved the portrayals of penguin and batman

It is a disgusting atrocity that this movie ranks below BvS. It is one of the most well humored and balanced superhero films ever.

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10 Superman II

Remember, along with Superman 1 and the Keaton/Nicholson Batman. This film popularized what became the film industries biggest grossing genre. Chris Reeves WAS Clark Kent and the Superman!

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The Contenders

11 Suicide Squad

This movie is a disgrace. It shouldn't be on this list...

I love this film, it is one of my favorite movies of 2016. And it is one of the best films of 2016.

Suicide Squad is awesome

This is A awesome movie

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12 V for Vendetta

I'm a big fan of batman and green arrow, but we must tell the truth v for vendetta send us messages, it talks in our minds about something true, about freedom, people, governments, terrors and the plans of every guy That is bigger than us. V for vendetta is the best movie here and of course the dark night is second

How is it this low? Should be at least 5th!

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13 Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman is probably the most important film we need: For DC fans, for general audience, and for all the woman out there. The most satisfying film I've seen, and the most emotional. Really, the best.

I can understand why this film is low. It's because it's new. I think it's still in theaters. It's so awesome though you should all go and watch it.

Best dc movie in a long time you can tell they took there time with this one my second favorite super hero movie after captain America.

I love this movie

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14 Batman: Mask of Phantasm

Engaging, tear jerky and good

This one should be #1


the best

15 Green Lantern

I thought it was fine, but I understand why people hate it.

This is a great film, only thing bad about this is that his suit is all done with cgi :(

It sucked that's insulting dawn of justice isn't ahead

This film is the worst dc film.really it has no good plot no good villian and it sucks

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16 Superman Returns

This movie is better than Green Lantern so it deserves the number 10 spot because Green Lantern was one of the worst super hero films ever. I'll say it was as bad as Batman and Robin.

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17 Justice League: Doom

This movie is by far the best, I mean, don't get me wrong, but, THE MAIN GOD DAMN CHARSCTER IS BATMAN DAMN IT!

18 Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox

This movie is one of the best in animated movie...great emotions

This was good. I liked DC Knights Green Arrow more

This movie is downright messed up to the core but still great

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19 Superman II - The Richard Donner Cut
20 Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo

I love it but to be honest the Dark Knight was better

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