The Best Movies Based on DC Comics Films
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The Best Movies Based on DC Comics

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 people's #1 Christopher Nolan Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures/Legendary Pictures/Syncopy Films

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    most listed Christopher Nolan Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures/Legendary Pictures/Syncopy Films

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    Christopher Nolan

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    Zack Snyder Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures/Paramount Pictures/Legendary Pictures

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    Tim Burton Studio: Warner Bros.

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    James McTeigue Studio: Warner Bros.

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    Richard Donner Studio: Warner Bros.

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    added by midnightq2 Zack Snyder

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Francis Lawrence Studio: Warner Bros.

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    Richard Lester, Richard Donner Studio: Warner Bros.

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    Tim Burton Studio: Warner Bros.

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    Sam Mendes Studio: DreamWorks

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    ranked low on reranks & added by wiabux Robert Schwentke

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    David Cronenberg Studio: New Line Cinema

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    Stephen Norrington Studio: 20th Century Fox

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    added by coolmountain5812 Bryan Singer Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures/Legendary Pictures

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    Joel Schumacher Studio: Warner Bros.

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    Martin Campbell

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    often listed & added by coolmountain5812 Richard Lester Studio: Warner Bros.

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    often listed & added by coolmountain5812 Sidney J. Furie Studio: Golan-Globus/Cannon Films/Warner Bros.

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    new! & added by mmccarver01 Dean Parisot

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    added by mmccarver01 Sylvain White

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    added by mmccarver01 Jeannot Szwarc Year of Release: 1984Studio: Warner Bros.

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    added by mmccarver01 Wes Craven Year of Release: 1982Studio: Embassy Pictures

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    added by mmccarver01 Joel Schumacher Year of Release: 1997Studio: Warner Bros.

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    added by mmccarver01 Jim Wynorski Year of Release: 1989Studio: Millimiter Films

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