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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies Based on DC Comics

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    The Dark Knight Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures/Legendary Pictures/Syncopy Films

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    Batman Begins is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies Based on DC Comics


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

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    Batman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies Based on DC Comics


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

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    The Dark Knight Rises is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies Based on DC Comics


    Anne Hathaway, Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman

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    Watchmen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies Based on DC Comics


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

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    Superman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies Based on DC Comics


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

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    V for Vendetta is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies Based on DC Comics


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

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    Batman Returns is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies Based on DC Comics


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

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    Man of Steel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies Based on DC Comics

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    Man of Steel Amy Adams, Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner

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    Superman II is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies Based on DC Comics


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

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    Constantine is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies Based on DC Comics


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

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    Road to Perdition is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies Based on DC Comics


    Road to Perdition Tom Hanks, Daniel Craig, Paul Newman Studio: DreamWorks

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    RED is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies Based on DC Comics

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    Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren

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    The League of Extraordinary Ge... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies Based on DC Comics


    The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Sean Connery, Peta Wilson, Shane West Studio: 20th Century Fox

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    A History of Violence is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies Based on DC Comics


    A History of Violence Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, Ed Harris Studio: New Line Cinema

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    Batman Forever is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies Based on DC Comics


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

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    Green Lantern is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies Based on DC Comics


    Green Lantern Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, Angela Bassett

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    Red 2 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies Based on DC Comics

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    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren

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    Superman Returns is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies Based on DC Comics

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

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    The Losers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies Based on DC Comics

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    Zoe Saldana, Idris Elba, Chris Evans

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    Superman III is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies Based on DC Comics

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    Superman III Richard Pryor, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder Studio: Warner Bros.

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    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Jus... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies Based on DC Comics

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    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Amy Adams, Ben Affleck, Alec Baldwin

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    Swamp Thing is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies Based on DC Comics

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

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

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    Superman IV: The Quest for Pea... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Movies Based on DC Comics

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    Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Jim Broadbent Studio: Golan-Globus/Cannon Films/Warner Bros.

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    The Return of Swamp Thing is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movies Based on DC Comics

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    Heather Locklear, Louis Jourdan, Sarah Douglas Year of Release: 1989Studio: Millimiter Films

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    Superman Vs Batman Drawn Justi... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Movies Based on DC Comics

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    Superman Vs Batman Drawn Justice

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    The Big Lebowski is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Movies Based on DC Comics

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    The Big Lebowski Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, Tara Reid

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    Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Movies Based on DC Comics

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

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    Green Lantern 2 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Movies Based on DC Comics

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    Green Lantern 2

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    Jonah Hex is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Movies Based on DC Comics

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

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    The Fountain is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Movies Based on DC Comics

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    The Fountain Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz, Ellen Burstyn Year of Release: 2006Studio: Warner Bros.

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    Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Movies Based on DC Comics

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    Catwoman Halle Berry, Sharon Stone, Missy Peregrym Year of Release: 2004Studio: Warner Bros.

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