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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  1. 1
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    the people's #1
    The Dark Knight

    Christopher Nolan More
    100
    Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures/Legendary Pictures/Syncopy Films
  2. 2
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    most listed
    Batman Begins

    Christopher Nolan More
    92
    Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures/Legendary Pictures/Syncopy Films
  3. 3
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    Down 45
    Christopher Nolan More
    81
  4. 4
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    Down 60
    Zack Snyder More
    80
    Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures/Paramount Pictures/Legendary Pictures
  5. 5
    Up 126
    Down 48
    Tim Burton More
    71
    Studio: Warner Bros.
  6. 6
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    Down 51
    James McTeigue More
    67
    Studio: Warner Bros.
  7. 7
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    Richard Donner More
    62
    Studio: Warner Bros.
  8. 8
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    Zack Snyder More
    61
    added by: midnightq2
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    Constantine

    Francis Lawrence More
    59
    Studio: Warner Bros.
  10. 10
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    Down 51
    Sam Mendes More
    58
    Studio: DreamWorks
  11. 11
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    Down 48
    Tim Burton More
    53
    Studio: Warner Bros.
  12. 12
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    Richard Lester, Richard Donner More
    52
    Studio: Warner Bros.
  13. 13
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    ranked low on reranks
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    Robert Schwentke More
    46
    added by: wiabux
  14. 14
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    Stephen Norrington More
    39
    Studio: 20th Century Fox
  15. 15
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    David Cronenberg More
    39
    Studio: New Line Cinema
  16. 16
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    Bryan Singer More
    37
    added by: coolmountain5812
    Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures/Legendary Pictures
  17. 17
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    Joel Schumacher More
    35
    Studio: Warner Bros.
  18. 18
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    Martin Campbell More
    31
  19. 19
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    Down 69
    Richard Lester More
    29
    added by: coolmountain5812
    Studio: Warner Bros.
  20. 20
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    Sidney J. Furie More
    23
    added by: coolmountain5812
    Studio: Golan-Globus/Cannon Films/Warner Bros.
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