Top 10 Best DC Comics Movies

The ten best movies based on superheros from the DC Universe.
The Top Ten
1 The Dark Knight

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 it.

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

2 The Dark Knight Rises

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 favorite films.

An epic conclusion to the most amazing trilogy ever. This is definitely the 2nd best DC movie after The Dark Knight. So vote, guys.

I thought it was good. I think it's a great finale for Nolan's trilogy. Bane was kind of weird though.

3 Batman Begins

Batman Begins is simply the best comic book movie, at least of the Nolanverse 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 Shadows (in the comics) was great, and despite the mispronunciation of the name Ra's, they were fairly accurate. As were many other aspects of the film, which make it the best DC, and arguably the best superhero movie, to date.

4 Batman

I don't think there is a better superhero movie than this. It's not only my favorite superhero film, but it's my favorite movie ever.

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

This is not the best superhero film, it is the best FILM ever. I respect other people's opinion, even if they are wrong.

5 Watchmen

I do agree with #1. Dark Knight was very crisp, well-organized, entertaining, and intense.

But Watchmen! This movie is just a masterpiece. I agree with one of the people 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. Manhattan, Comedian, Nite Owl, and who can forget Ozymandias, had their own views and visions. Each so correct and meaningful but at the same time incomplete and wrong.

Loved this one from the bottom of my heart.

6 Superman - The Movie

Awesome film! It's even better than The Dark Knight. For 1978, the special effects were outstanding! Reeve is perfect as Superman. Great film. I love the soundtrack! Superman 2 is good too. However, I don't recommend watching 3 or 4.

What is Suicide Squad doing at number 2? It was okay, but there are much better DC movies, like the original Superman films.

Obviously better than The Dark Knight. This classical movie is the best DC movie ever.

7 Man of Steel

Man of Steel is amazing! It doesn't deserve all the criticism it receives. Sure, there are some flaws, but people need to understand that no movie is perfect. This movie had amazing visuals, a fantastic soundtrack, superb acting, and it delivered a very realistic alien invasion. 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.

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.

8 Batman Returns

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

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

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

9 Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman is probably the most important film we need: for DC fans, for the general audience, and for all the women 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 their time with this one. My second favorite superhero movie after Captain America.

10 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

This movie does not at all deserve any of the criticism that it receives. The only reason that critics disliked 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, and it was meant to be that way.

This movie was badass. Ben Affleck absolutely nailed it as Batman/Bruce Wayne (he and Bale are without doubt the best Batman actors to date). The drama and story were dazzling. Although it did have its downsides, we all know that (e.g., Superman was too mopey most of the time, Lex was just plain weird, and Doomsday was way 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.

The Contenders
11 Superman II

Remember, along with Superman 1 and the Keaton/Nicholson Batman, this film popularized what became the film industry's biggest grossing genre. Chris Reeve WAS Clark Kent and Superman!

12 Batman: Mask of The Phantasm
13 V for Vendetta

I'm a big fan of Batman and Green Arrow, but we must tell the truth. V for Vendetta sends us messages. It talks in our minds about something true, about freedom, people, governments, terrors, and the plans of everyone that is bigger than us. V for Vendetta is the best movie here and, of course, The Dark Knight is second.

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

14 Suicide Squad

Actually, the best film and worst heroes ever. Just wait for Suicide Squad 2, it will shake the film industry.

It's literally so great oh my god. Well-developed characters, and variety, diverse cast, and more!

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

15 Joker (2019)

The best one along with The Dark Knight.

Joaquin and Heath are the best Jokers.

16 Batman: Under the Red Hood

I love Jason Todd, he is my favorite Robin!

17 Justice League: Doom
18 Shazam!

Finally, a lighter and more comedic tone to the DCEU. The story was great, Zachary Levi as Shazam was awesome, and it was a great callback to classic 80s kids' films like Big and Goonies.

Stupid, funny, but stupid. Still a better experience than every movie beyond The Dark Knight.

19 Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox

This was good. I liked DC Knights Green Arrow more.

This movie is one of the best in animated movies. Great emotions.

I loved this movie. It was great!

20 Aquaman

One of the best DC movies of all time! The visuals are epic and stunning!

This movie was supposed to suck but it ended up being my favorite DC movie.

21 Superman Returns

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

22 Green Lantern

I thoroughly enjoyed this well-paced, entertaining depiction of my second favorite 1960s comic book superhero. Batman was No. 1.

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

I actually really liked this movie!

23 Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo
24 Superman/Batman: Public Enemies
25 Superman II - The Richard Donner Cut
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