Ranking 10 Modern DC Comics Movies, from Worst to First

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Who doesn’t love a good Batman movie, amiright? Warner Bros. is known for producing thrilling, suspenseful and entertaining action films, many of which are based on the heroes and heroines we all know and love from the DC Comics universe. And they’re all hits… usually. Like everything in this world, some are definitely better than others.

Suicide Squad is infamous for being one of the most disappointing flicks of of all time — but it doesn’t claim last place on our this list. Wonder Woman was ahhh-mazing, but it couldn’t even claim the top spot. Read on to see a power-ranking of 10 DC Comics movies released in the past decade, from worst to first, based on ratings, critical acclaim, etc.


Jonah Hex, 2010

Jonah Hex is about a criminal/bounty hunter/cowboy who gets an interesting offer from the military — he can go free if he stops an Earth-shattering terrorist attack. We were kind of expecting this one to be good, but then we remembered the outlandish plot line. #shade. It got a 12% Rotten on Rotten Tomatoes, reinforcing that reminder.

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Suicide Squad, 2016

For all the hype it got, Suicide Squad was downright embarrassing. C'mon, Margot Robbie — we were looking for another smash performance, a la The Wolf of Wall Street! Rotten Tomatoes gave this one a 25% Rotten, and we can't help but agree. — not even Cara Delevingne could save it!

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Green Lantern, 2011

Don't worry, Ryan Reynolds — we still love you! But we don't love this movie. Intergalactic superheroes sound cool in theory, but there was just something about this 2011 flick, which earned a dismal 26% on Rotten Tomatoes, that didn't flow very well. NEXT!

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Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, 2016

Wait a second... this is a Batman movie. Isn't it supposed to be, like, awesome? Critics, fans and RottenTomatoes.com didn't think so — the site awarded everyone's favorite superbae with only a 27% rating. Is Superman to blame? We may never know.

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Man of Steel, 2013

What was supposed to be the ultimate Superman movie turned out to be... well, not quite ~ultimate~ enough. It wasn't the worst film we've ever seen, but it wasn't spectacular either. Rotten Tomatoes says it deserves a 55% on the rotten scale, which is still a failing grade.

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Watchmen, 2009

Okay, this movie is kind of cool. It's set in an alternate America, in which costumed superheroes just walk around on the streets. So far, we're down. But then, it gets better — the characters are super hot! We're SOLD, and so is Rotten Tomatoes. The site says 65% Fresh, which is pretty good for the harsh critics on the interwebz.

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Superman Returns, 2006

Now this is what we expect from a Superman movie! This one is an oldie, but a goodie. The superhero, played by Brandon Routh, is hotter than ever, the characters are interesting and engaging. Not to mention that the plot is EPIC, too! Rotten Tomatoes votes 76% Fresh — not bad.

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The Dark Knight Rises, 2012

We're just gonna say it — this movie rocks. Batman returning after an 8-year disappearance? Who doesn't want to see that?! Well executed, boys. Rotten Tomatoes: 87% Fresh.

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Wonder Woman, 2017

FINALLY, some freakin' girl power! We love this movie for many reasons, including the fact that its main character is female. #Equality. Diana, Princess of the Amazons, transforms into the hero we all know and love today — Wonder Woman. Producers did an amazing job transforming the beloved hero from the pages of comic books to the big screen, and we wholeheartedly agree with Rotten Tomatoes' 92% Fresh rating.

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The Dark Knight, 2008

Aaaaand that brings us to our winner! If you didn't know it was going to be a Batman film, you need to reevaluate your lifestyle. Go stream this bad boy on Netflix, Hulu, etc., like, now. We'll wait. Done?? If so, you'll totally understand why Rotten Tomatoes voted 94% Fresh AND why Heath Ledger won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for playing Joker after his death.

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