The Best Movies Based on DC Comics Films

The Best Movies Based on DC Comics

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List Criteria: Only movies based on DC comic books.

A list of DC Comics movies. These are films based on DC comics such as Batman, Superman, and Green Lantern, characters that live within the DC Universe. Unlike other comic book companies which really didn't start having films made until the turn of the century, DC Comics have been a bit more popular with several films being released in the 80s and a number of movies and serials dating all the way back to 1951.

Ironically, movies based on DC Comics almost put the comic book movie genre out of business during the 1990's (the Batman sequels). Today though, DC Comics films are in the middle of a renaissance. DC Comics is currently owned by DC Entertainment, which in turn is owned by Warner Bros. Entertainment and they have been putting out some excellent DC Comics movies as of late.

If you're into movies based on comic books, check out the best Marvel comic movies for more awesome comic book movie action.

What the best movies based on DC Comics? It's up to you to decide.


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    The Dark Knight

    the people's #1 & most listed
    Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures/Legendary Pictures/Syncopy Films

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    Batman Begins


    Katie Holmes, Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures/Legendary Pictures/Syncopy Films

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    Batman


    Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Michael Keaton Studio: Warner Bros.

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    - 136
    The Dark Knight Rises


    Anne Hathaway, Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman

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    Watchmen


    Malin Åkerman, Carla Gugino, Billy Crudup Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures/Paramount Pictures/Legendary Pictures

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    - 121
    Superman


    Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve Studio: Warner Bros.

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    V for Vendetta


    Natalie Portman, John Hurt, Hugo Weaving Studio: Warner Bros.

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    Batman Returns


    Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Danny DeVito Studio: Warner Bros.

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    Man of Steel

    added by midnightq2
    Amy Adams, Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner

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    Superman II


    Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Terence Stamp Studio: Warner Bros.

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    Constantine


    Rachel Weisz, Keanu Reeves, Shia LaBeouf Studio: Warner Bros.

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    Road to Perdition


    Tom Hanks, Daniel Craig, Paul Newman Studio: DreamWorks

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    RED

    added by wiabux
    Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren

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    The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen


    Sean Connery, Peta Wilson, Shane West Studio: 20th Century Fox

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    - 194
    Batman Forever


    Nicole Kidman, Drew Barrymore, Jim Carrey Studio: Warner Bros.

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    A History of Violence


    Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, Ed Harris Studio: New Line Cinema

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    Green Lantern


    Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, Angela Bassett

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    Superman Returns

    added by coolmountain5812
    Marlon Brando, Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures/Legendary Pictures

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    - 199
    Superman III

    added by coolmountain5812
    Richard Pryor, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder Studio: Warner Bros.

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    added by mmccarver01
    Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Clooney, Uma Thurman Year of Release: 1997Studio: Warner Bros.

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    - 100
    Swamp Thing

    added by mmccarver01
    Adrienne Barbeau, Louis Jourdan, Karen Price Year of Release: 1982Studio: Embassy Pictures

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    Superman IV: The Quest for Peace

    often listed & added by coolmountain5812
    Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Jim Broadbent Studio: Golan-Globus/Cannon Films/Warner Bros.

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    The Return of Swamp Thing

    often listed & added by mmccarver01
    Heather Locklear, Louis Jourdan, Sarah Douglas Year of Release: 1989Studio: Millimiter Films

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    Red 2

    ranked low on reranks & added by mmccarver01
    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren

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    Superman Vs Batman Drawn Justice

    new! & added by -1451013938142
    Superman Vs Batman Drawn Justice

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    Supergirl

    added by mmccarver01
    Faye Dunaway, Peter O'Toole, Mia Farrow Year of Release: 1984Studio: Warner Bros.

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    The Losers

    added by mmccarver01
    Zoe Saldana, Idris Elba, Chris Evans

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    Green Lantern 2

    new! & added by -1451013938142
    Green Lantern 2

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    The Big Lebowski

    added by Skid Vicious
    Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, Tara Reid

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    - 23
    Jonah Hex

    added by mmccarver01
    Megan Fox, Michael Fassbender, John Malkovich Year of Release: 2010Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures/Legendary Pictures

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    - 17
    The Fountain

    added by ChrisVargas
    Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz, Ellen Burstyn Year of Release: 2006Studio: Warner Bros.

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    Catwoman

    added by mauro-manthomex-antonini
    Halle Berry, Sharon Stone, Missy Peregrym Year of Release: 2004Studio: Warner Bros.

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