Total Nerd The Very Best DC Comics Movies  

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List Rules Films from DC and its imprints (Vertigo, Wildstorm, and Paradox Press included). Vote up your favs!

DC Comics is one of the two mainstream comic distributors in the world (the other, of course, being Marvel Comics). They publish dozens of titles and have invented thousands of characters. Warner Brothers acquired DC and strengthened their film department. Unlike Marvel Studios, Warners has all the DC characters legally under one umbrella. This allows them to (theoretically) assemble a film universe encompassing all DC heroes, from the fan favorites to the obscure, with ease.

Christopher Nolan was certainly an asset in rebuilding the DC film-verse after those Joel Schumacher Batman films happened, and below we celebrate Nolan's films, along with all of the others that gave us faith in DC's larger than life heroes once again. They taught us that a man could fly, that bats really were frickin' scary, and that we really should remember, remember the fifth of November.

These are the best movies from DC Comics, both live-action and best DC animated movies. Vote up the greatest DC Comics flicks!

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The Dark Knight Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman

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844 241
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Batman Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Michael Keaton

685 371
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Batman Begins Katie Holmes, Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman

668 359
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The Dark Knight Rises Anne Hathaway, Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman

560 295
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Superman Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve

539 231
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Batman: Under the Red Hood Neil Patrick Harris, Jensen Ackles, Kelly Hu

620 318
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V for Vendetta Natalie Portman, John Hurt, Hugo Weaving

638 340
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Watchmen Malin Åkerman, Carla Gugino, Billy Crudup

439 148
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Wonder Woman Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen

569 342
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Man of Steel Amy Adams, Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner

490 245
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Batman Returns Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Danny DeVito

317 198
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Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker Angie Harmon, Mark Hamill, Melissa Joan Hart

315 170
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Batman: Mask of the Phantasm Mark Hamill, Dana Delany, Marilu Henner

354 245
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Superman II Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Terence Stamp

311 239
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Constantine Rachel Weisz, Keanu Reeves, Shia LaBeouf

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391 166
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Justice League: the Flashpoint Paradox Dana Delany, Nathan Fillion, Ron Perlman

242 134
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Owen_Paul_Sloane added Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Ariel Winter, Michael Emerson, Peter Weller

240 151
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Batman: Year One Eliza Dushku, Bryan Cranston, Katee Sackhoff

187 135
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DanielWilliams added Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths James Woods, Mark Harmon, Gina Torres

152 187
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Road to Perdition Tom Hanks, Daniel Craig, Paul Newman

246 213
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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Amy Adams, Ben Affleck, Alec Baldwin

164 101
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Justice League: Doom Nathan Fillion, Olivia d'Abo, Juliet Landau

198 144
Suicide Squad is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best DC Comics Movies
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Superman/Batman: Apocalypse Summer Glau, Ed Asner, Andre Braugher

168 163
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Justice League: The New Frontier Brooke Shields, Neil Patrick Harris, Lucy Lawless

142 170
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The Losers Zoe Saldana, Idris Elba, Chris Evans

145 149
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A History of Violence Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, Ed Harris

133 173
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Green Lantern: First Flight Tricia Helfer, Christopher Meloni, Michael Madsen

134 163
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All-Star Superman Christina Hendricks, Ed Asner, Linda Cardellini

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Stardust Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro, Claire Danes

112 100
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JamesCushman added Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve

131 151
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Superman vs. The Elite Pauley Perrette, Laraine Newman, Tara Strong

102 173
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Superman Returns Marlon Brando, Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth

124 157
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teddybear1029 added Batman Forever Nicole Kidman, Drew Barrymore, Jim Carrey

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Green Lantern Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, Angela Bassett

41 29
Superman: Doomsday is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Very Best DC Comics Movies
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Josh Negley added Wonder Woman Ricardo Montalbán, Anitra Ford, Cathy Lee Crosby

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Josh Negley added Supergirl Faye Dunaway, Peter O'Toole, Mia Farrow

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Catwoman Halle Berry, Sharon Stone, Missy Peregrym

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Steel Shaquille O'Neal, Judd Nelson, Ray J