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
    Up 121
    Down 48
    Zack Snyder More
    79
    Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures/Paramount Pictures/Legendary Pictures
  4. 4
    Up 149
    Down 39
    Christopher Nolan More
    79
  5. 5
    Up 107
    Down 43
    Tim Burton More
    68
    Studio: Warner Bros.
  6. 6
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    Down 47
    James McTeigue More
    64
    Studio: Warner Bros.
  7. 7
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    Down 40
    Richard Donner More
    58
    Studio: Warner Bros.
  8. 8
    Up 68
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    Francis Lawrence More
    58
    Studio: Warner Bros.
  9. 9
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    Zack Snyder More
    57
    added by: midnightq2
  10. 10
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    Road to Perdition

    Sam Mendes More
    55
    Studio: DreamWorks
  11. 11
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    Down 47
    Richard Lester, Richard Donner More
    49
    Studio: Warner Bros.
  12. 12
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    Tim Burton More
    48
    Studio: Warner Bros.
  13. 13
    Up 53
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    Robert Schwentke More
    43
    added by: wiabux
  14. 14
    Up 34
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    Bryan Singer More
    36
    added by: coolmountain5812
    Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures/Legendary Pictures
  15. 15
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    Stephen Norrington More
    36
    Studio: 20th Century Fox
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    David Cronenberg More
    35
    Studio: New Line Cinema
  17. 17
    Up 42
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    Joel Schumacher More
    32
    Studio: Warner Bros.
  18. 18
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    Martin Campbell More
    30
  19. 19
    Up 15
    Down 58
    Richard Lester More
    26
    added by: coolmountain5812
    Studio: Warner Bros.
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    Sidney J. Furie More
    21
    added by: coolmountain5812
    Studio: Golan-Globus/Cannon Films/Warner Bros.
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