8 Best DC Comics Movies That You Should Reading Update 04/2024

Best DC Comics Movies

Making their voices heard, DC Comics fans choose Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight and other DC comic movies as the best of all time.

DC Comics has been a huge company for a long time, giving fans all over the world a lot of different things to enjoy, like TV shows and even video games. But one of the biggest things DC has done for the world today is make movies. There are a lot of people who love these movies. They’ve been a big part of pop culture for a long time now. But there are so many DC movies out now, and fans want to know which one is the best.

The fans used Ranker to choose their favorite DC Comics movies. They thought Christopher Reeve’s optimistic Superman and Christian Bale’s brooding Dark Knight were the best. Even if they’re made in live action or animated, these movies have strong stories, unique actors, and stunning visuals that make them popular with people of all ages.

1. Superman II (1980)

Superman II (1980)

A new threat comes to Superman: Ursa and Non, who have escaped from their prison in the Phantom Zone. The Man of Steel has to deal with them. While he fights against the bad guys, Superman also wants a normal life with his true love Lois Lane, who is his best friend.

Superman ll was a great movie for many reasons, but one of them was the villain General Zod, who had powers like Superman. In his famous speech where he asked the President to kneel before him, Zod asked the President to do the same. Viewers also saw Superman in a new way. He was torn between wanting to live a normal life and being a superhero, and viewers saw him in this way.

2. Batman: Under The Red Hood (2010)

“Batman: A Death In The Family” is a classic comic book storyline about Batman and his family. This DC animated film builds on the events in that storyline. Follows Batman as he finds out about the death of the second Robin, Jason Todd. He also learns about how he became Red Hood and how he became Batman. He takes things into his own hands and breaks Batman’s rules when he tries to stop criminals by killing them.

One thing that made Batman: Under the Red Hood stand out was the appearances of some of DC Comics’ most well-known bad guys. From the Joker to Ra’s al Ghul, and even the Red Hood himself, each villain played an important role in the movie. This may have appealed to fans who wanted to see Batman fight with some of his most well-known enemies. It was also interesting to see how Batman handled the death of Jason and the guilt he felt for bringing him into his life.

3. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

The last movie in the Batman movie trilogy was about Batman taking on a new villain called Bane, who wanted to scare people in Gotham. Fans also learned about Batman’s love interest Selena Kyle and his partner in crime, Robin, in the movie.

One of the best parts of The Dark Knight Rises was when viewers learned that Miranda Tate was Talia al Ghul. That’s what happened at the end of this movie. Bruce Wayne lived a normal life with Selina and Robin took over Batman’s job as the main protector of Gotham, so fans were happy.

4. Batman Returns (1992)

Returns is the movie that comes after Batman, which was made in 1989. During this episode of Batman, Batman had to fight the villainous tycoon Max Shreck and the morally ambiguous anti-heroine Catwoman to stop Penguin’s evil plan to kill all of Gotham City’s firstborn sons as a way to pay back for the way his parents left him when he was a child. The film also showed the famous romance between Batman and Catwoman. This was shown in the movie as well

So many people thought this movie was great because it was darker than its predecessor. Seeing Gotham as a crime-ridden city with little to no hope of change was a new thing for people to see. A fan favorite was how Catwoman and Penguin were shown to be pale monsters who could not handle their own personal trauma.

5. Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)

Superman IV The Quest for Peace (1987)

Christopher Reeve called this movie a “catastrophe from start to finish,” and if you don’t believe him, you can try this cheap, low-budget movie made by Cannon Films on a shoestring budget. Even the shoes and the strings don’t look real in this movie. After playing Lex Luthor for the last time, Gene Hackman seems to know that he’s in for a shitshow and tries to make it up as he goes along. Nuclear Man, a villain so bad that DC Comics never talks about him again, was the only thing that could have saved us. Watch this fight scene: It’s really good.

It makes us sad that Christopher Reeve had to do that, but we understand why.

6. Steel (1997)

If you took away everything that was cool about Batman and replaced it with tin cans and garbage lids, you might still have Steel. Shaquille O’Neal, who played the hero in this movie, is widely panned today because he was cast as the hero. Shaq, though, is at least charismatic enough to come out mostly unscathed. If you’re the bad guy, you don’t have it so good, Judd Nelson. The movie has the same level of humor and drama as a Bazooka wrapper, and it has about the same long-term effect.

7. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice (2016)

“Batman vs. Superman is where you go when you admit to yourself that you’ve tried everything else and come up empty.” I think it’s like Frankenstein and Wolfman or Freddy and Jason and Freddy and Jason. I think it’s a little bit of an admission that this franchise is about to die. Not bad, but not good, either. Zack Snyder made a bad movie about the two superheroes together in 2016. The screenwriter David S. Goyer himself told the Los Angeles Times back in 2005 that Warner Bros. had tried to make this movie before, but it didn’t work out. In the past, Goyer was right, and he’s right now as well. Snyder is a visionary action filmmaker like his spiritual ancestor, Michael Bay, who thinks outside the box when it comes to blockbuster movies. That doesn’t mean they are good. Culture has already had enough of Dawn of Justice’s stupid Martha business. We haven’t yet fully realized how much this film tarnished the legacy of Christopher Nolan’s Batman. Because of his Dark Knight, he was a powerfully conflicted person who was afraid to help. Sad Affleck, on the other hand, was just a guy in a metal suit.

8. Catwoman (2004)

It might be a good idea to make a Catwoman movie on her own. As we live in a nightmare world, a movie that goes into Batman’s darkest place with the pain, danger, and righteous fury of Catwoman might be able to get some attention. Still, 15 years later, it might be hard to get rid of the bad reputation of this Halle Berry movie. Because Catwoman doesn’t think about its character any more than “Halle Berry in a catsuit,” it doesn’t have a lot of depth to it. Berry and the rest of the cast (especially Sharon Stone as the villain) just flail around. This isn’t the worst idea, right?