ByKaleb Koho, writer at
Producer, Writer, Director, Actor, Singer/Songwriter & die hard Whovian
Kaleb Koho

Hello again Moviepilot! I'm back with a brand new list! Today I'm going to be ranking all 20 of the DC movies. Remember this is my OPINION. Alright, here we go!

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

Everyone can agree that this is the absolute worst Superman movie ever, if not superhero. Heck it might just be one of the worst films ever. The film completely disregards the source material and batters the remaining characters we already love. Christopher Reeve wrote this film as his first ever writing job and only guest wrote an episode of "The Practice" in 2003 afterwards. Sidney J. Furie never directed another major studio film. This film was career and franchise ending, until 2006 when a recast group finished the franchise 19 years later with Superman Returns.

19. Batman & Robin (1997)

Ten years after Superman IV, Batman's franchise suffered the same fate with the incredibly cheesy and failed film that was Batman & Robin. The film suffers from too many antagonists, corny jokes, terrible costumes, and some pretty rough acting. Everyone involved regrets making Batman & Robin.

18. Steel (1997)

This film about another Metropolis protector that is basically DC's Iron Man, Steel was doomed to fail as soon as NBA Superstar Shaquille O'Neal in the title role. The film suffered from terrible costumes and god-awful acting.

17. Supergirl (1984)

The spinoff about Superman's cousin would have been good had they included a Christopher Reeve cameo and had a good director and writing team. Sadly, the film collapses due to the lack of direction and good writing. The acting isn't the best either.

16. Superman & The Mole-Men (1951)

This was DC's first film and it would've been better had they included real villains. The cast is good for a 50's film and it's not DC's worst film, but there is certainly room for improvement.

15. Catwoman (2004)

This film suffers from a bad director and throwing continuity and source material out the window. Selina Kyle becomes Patience Phillips and Gotham City is never mentioned. Batman is never acknowledged. This film suffered from trying to be a modern remake of her not-quite-as-bad storyline in Batman Returns. Speaking if which...

14. Batman Returns (1992)

The movie nails the tone of Batman, but it feels too Tim Burton-y. The Penguin is really just gross and Catwoman is probably the best part of the film, but her storyline is rough. This isn't my favorite Batman film, but I will give it props for the tone.

13. Jonah Hex (2010)

The film lacks in story, but it makes up for it in action. The cast is great, minus Megan Fox. I personally like this film, but it's not my favorite.

12. Superman III (1983)

This film isn't a great film, but it is better than most give it credit for. It's refreshing to not feature Lex Luthor. Richard Pryor isn't very good and the split Supermans is dumb, but it's not the worst movie ever.

11. Batman Forever (1995)

Val Kilmer isn't Batman and Chris O'Donnel is really whiney, but otherwise the villains are great and the story is good. This film is much better than Batman & Robin & Batman Returns in my opinion. The Riddler is my favorite villain from this franchise because of Jim Carrey's performance. All in all, it's a good film.

10. Superman II (1980)

This film is good and Zod is convincing villain, however it's again not the best of the Superman franchise. I enjoy Ned Beatty in this performance as well as Gene Hackman.

9. Batman Begins (2005)

This is my least favorite of Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy because it's rather boring. However, it adapts Batman's origins and elements of Year One very well. It establishes Batman well in this new world of TDKT.

8. Watchmen (2009)

This one may or may not be cheating, but this is one of the best films I've ever seen. The mystery appeals to me as well as the action. The story is great, however, the ending deviates from the comic. Still I enjoy it.

7. Batman (1989)

The Joker in this film is good, but a little overrated. I love every performance however. And I mean, c'mon, who doesn't love a Prince soundtrack.

6. Superman Returns (2006)

I don't care for all of the plotlines in this film, mainly the Richard White love triangle, but it's a good film. The SFX are great and I like Brandon Routh as Superman. It's a good close to the Reeve/Donner Superman franchise and easily makes up for Superman IV.

5. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

This finale to Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy is great. There are some plot slugs and a few holes, but it's a rather enjoyable Batman film and it's the first Batman film I've seen in theaters. I enjoyed the film.

4. Superman (1978)

This is the best film from Reeve/Donner franchise. It's a very colorful and memorable and a classic film. Reeve is the definitive Superman and Richard Donner does a good job directing this film. Marlon Brando plays a great Jor-El and the only issue I have with this film is Lex Luthor's really odd, diabolical plan.

3. Green Lantern (2011)

I will get so much crap for this but I love the Green Lantern film. The action is good, I like the suit and the comedy and Ryan Reynolds plays a great Hal Jordan. My only regret is that they didn't make Green Lantern: In Blackest Night.

2. Man of Steel (2013)

I really liked Man of Steel when it came out and even more so now because of Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice and how it all ties in. The action is great, the story is great and Henry Cavill is great. I really enjoy this film.

1. The Dark Knight (2008)

If you didn't see this coming then you have issues. This is clearly the greatest Batman film and even Superhero film. The Joker is the best part of an already fantastic film. The mystery and action is spectacular and the story is very complex and great!

Did you enjoy my ranking? Anything I left out? How would you rank these films? Let me know in the comments below...


Should I rank the Marvel movies next?


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