Rank the DC Films

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  1. Anno_Domini Registered

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    Pardon me if a thread of this has been made before, but I haven't been able to find it in this section of DC films, so here it is....rank the DC films. I know, it's gonna be a tough one because there are a lot of pretty bad films under the DC logo, lol, but give it a shot from best to worst :up:

    I'll set up my list later, because I'm having trouble on thinking which film is worse than another.
     
  2. SolarWorlder Registered

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    OK, I'm restricting my list to only DC live-action theatrically-released films, from worst to best:

    25. Jonah Hex
    24. Steel
    23. Batman & Robin
    22. Superman IV - the Quest for Peace
    21. Return of Swamp Thing
    20. Green Lantern
    19. Catwoman
    18. Supergirl
    17. Swamp Thing (1988)
    16. Constantine
    15. The Losers
    14. Superman and the Mole Men (1951)
    13. Batman the Movie (1966)
    12. Superman Returns
    11. Superman III
    10. Batman Forever
    09. Batman Returns
    08. Watchmen
    07. V for Vendetta
    06. The Dark Knight Rises
    05. Batman (1989)
    04. Superman II
    03. Batman Begins
    02. Superman the Movie (1978)
    01. The Dark Knight

    00. Man of Steel*

    * - as of this post, not yet released, but fingers crossed: this could be the best of them all!
     
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  3. Thoix Registered

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    The Dark Knight
    The Dark Knight Rises
    Batman Begins
    Superman: The Movie
    V for Vendetta
    Watchmen
    Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut
    RED
    Batman (1989)
    Superman II
    Batman Returns
    Batman: The Movie
    Superman Returns
    Batman Forever
    Constatine
    Green Lantern
    Superman III
    Batman & Robin
    Superman IV: The Quest for Peace
    Supergirl
    Catwoman

    Those are the ones I've seen.
     
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    Superman - 5/5
    Batman 89 - 5/5
    The Dark Knight - 5/5
    Superman II - 4.5/5
    V for Vendetta - 4/5
    Superman Returns - 4/5
    Batman Begins - 3.5/5
    Batman Returns - 3.5/5
    The Dark Knight Rises - 3.5/5
    Watchmen - 3/5
    Batman Forever - 2.5/5
    Superman III - 2/5
    Superman IV - 1/5
    Supergirl - 1/5
    Batman & Robin - 0/5
     
  5. Anno_Domini Registered

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    I foresee it changing once I watch Man of Steel, but here is my list so far:

    1.) The Dark Knight Rises
    2.) The Dark Knight
    3.) Batman Begins
    4.) Watchmen
    5.) Superman: The Movie
    6.) Batman ('89)
    7.) Superman II
    8.) V For Vendetta
    9.) A History of Violence
    10.) RED
    11.) Road to Perdition
    12.) Batman Returns
    13.) Swamp Thing
    14.) Batman Forever
    15.) Constantine
    16.) Stardust
    17.) Superman Returns
    18.) Batman & Robin
    19.) Superman III
    20.) The Losers
    21.) The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
    22.) The Spirit
    23.) Batman ('66)
    24.) Steel
    25.) Supergirl
    26.) The Return of Swamp Thing
    27.) Superman IV: The Quest For Peace
    28.) Green Lantern
    29.) Jonah Hex
    30.) Catwoman
     
  6. Senator Pleasury Registered

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    Yeah, I'm curious about how high MoS will rank into everyone's list.

    So far, it looks awesome.

    My late father took me to see Superman the movie when I was a child. He passed away 5 years ago. I wish I could take him to see this new version. :(
     
  7. CK17 I am the one who knocks

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    1.) The Dark Knight
    2.) The Dark Knight Rises
    3.) Batman Begins
    4.) Batman ('89)
    5.) Watchmen
    6.) Superman II
    7.) Superman: The Movie
    8.) Batman Returns
    9.) Green Lantern
    10.) Batman Forever
    11.) Superman Returns
    12.) Batman & Robin
    13.) Superman III
    14.) The Losers
    15.) RED
    16.) The Spirit
    17.) The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
    18.) Jonah Hex
    19.) Catwoman

    I imagine I'll have Green Lantern higher than most. I didn't hate it like the rest of the world.
     
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    1 Superman II
    2 Superman
    3 Batman Begins
    4 The Dark Knight
    5 The Dark Knight Rises
    6 Batman Forever
    7 Superman IV
    8 Green Lantern
    9 Batman 66
    10 Batman & Robin
    11 Superman III
    12 Batman Returns
    13 Batman 89
    14 Superman Returns
    15 Supergirl
    16 Jonah Hex

    I think that's all the films I've seen from DC.I saw some of Watchmen,but I wasn't really into it.It's been decades since I saw Swamp Thing,so I'd have to see it again to rank it properly.

    Some of these are razor close though.Superman I & II are sort of one movie to me.B&R and SM III are equally laughable so the order might change on any given day.I dislike Batman 89 & Batman Returns equally,but as much as I hate the Burton Penguin,Catwoman was better than Vicky and Keaton had a bit stronger showing as Batman (at least IMO).
     
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  9. pr0xyt0xin Shaper Savant

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    The Dark Knight
    The Dark Knight Rises
    Batman
    Batman Returns
    Superman
    Batman Begins
    Superman 2
    Batman Forever
    Watchmen
    Superman Returns
    Batman and Robin
    Green Lantern
    Superman 3
    Steel
    Superman IV
    Catwoman
     
  11. Hammer! Registered

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    Top Ten:

    1. Dark Knight 9/10
    2. Batman Begins 8/10
    3. Superman: The Movie 8/10
    4. Man of Steel 8/10
    5. Batman Returns 7/10
    6. Superman II 6/10
    7. Batman 6/10
    8. Dark Knight Rises 5/10
    9. Watchman 5/10
    10. Green Lantern 4/10

    Don't think comparing non-superhero titles is appropriate, although I will add that I didn't particularly care for V for Vendetta or Constantine even though they still might have ranked higher than Lantern or Watchman.
     
  12. dude stannis Registered

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    1a.) Superman: The Movie
    1b.) Batman ('89)
    2.) Watchmen
    3.) V For Vendetta
    4.) The Dark Knight Rises
    5.) Batman Returns
    6.) Batman Begins
    7.) Superman II
    8.) Superman Returns
    9.) The Dark Knight
    10.) Batman & Robin
    11.) Batman Forever
    12.) Constantine
    13.) Green Lantern
    14.) Superman IV: The Quest For Peace
    15.) Batman ('66)
    16.) Superman III
    17.) Steel
    18.) Supergirl

    1,000,000,000.) Catwoman

    B&R's enjoyability aside, the chasm between the good DC flicks and the bad ones is astonishing.
     
  13. Metallo Evil Dead Re-Animator

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    Of the films I've seen:

    1. Superman: The Movie - The Dark Knight (tie)
    3. Batman (1989)
    4. Batman Begins
    5. Supeman II
    6. The Dark Knight Rises
    7. Batman Returns
    8. Batman (1966)
    9. Road to Perdition
    10. Watchmen
    11. V For Vendetta
    12. Superman Returns
    13. Superman And The Mole Men
    14. Constantine
    15. Batman Forever
    16. Swamp Thing
    17. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
    18. Green Lantern
    19. Superman IV
    20. Superman III
    21. Supergirl
    22. The Return of Swamp Thing
    23. Steel
    24. Batman & Robin
    25. The Spirit
    26. Jonah Hex
    27. Catwoman

    Honestly a lot of these could switch around and flip flop tomorrow and while some films I ENJOY more than others I tired to be honest and rank them fairly. For example: I'd much rather watch Superman III and IV and even Batman Forever before I watch Green Lantern again but being objective Green Lantern is the better put together film so I tried to rank it higher. But any of the Reeve Superman films have more heart and fun than Green Lantern and there was really no exccuse for such a mediocre film to be released in 2011 when by that point WB had years of quality and crap to learn from. That and while I think Reynolds wasn't God awful he wasn't great either and he was miscast IMO. And he certainly couldn't carry Reeve's cape. The role was such sceond nature to him by the last two films that he could do a far better job in his bad films than Reynolds could in Green Lantern.

    There's a lot of that with my list. Some of the films I ranked lower I actually enjoy more and have a soft spot for.
     
  14. psylockolussus Merry Mutant

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    I'm only ranking the films that came out starting in 2004

    1. The Dark Knight
    2. The Dark Knight Rises
    3. Batman Begins
    4. V for Vendetta
    5. Superman Returns/Watchmen
    7. Man of Steel
    8. Green Lantern
    9. Catwoman
    10. The Spirit
    11. Jonah Hex
     
  15. Anno_Domini Registered

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    Having seen Man of Steel, I'm not sure if I like it more than Batman Begins or less, so I'll update my list whenever I get my answer(by watching BB soon, hopefully tonight...but I do prefer TDKR and TDK over MOS).
     
  16. Thoix Registered

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    Updated list:

    1. The Dark Knight
    2. The Dark Knight Rises
    3. Batman Begins
    4. Man of Steel
    5. Superman: The Movie
    6. Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut
    7. V for Vendetta
    8. Watchmen
    9. Batman (1989)
    10. Superman II
    11. Batman Returns
    12. Batman: The Movie
    13. Superman Returns
    14. RED
    15. Batman Forever
    16. Constatine
    17. Green Lantern
    18. Superman III
    19. Batman & Robin
    20. Superman IV: The Quest for Peace
    21. Supergirl
    22. Catwoman
     
  17. DChero Out of Work Superhero

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    I really couldn't even name all of them, but here are my top 5. I may have a pretty unpopular list with MoS knocking off the batfilms, but the tiebreaker was that I'm a bigger Superman fan.

    1) Man of Steel
    2) The Dark Knight Rises
    3) The Dark Knight
    4) Superman: The Movie
    5) Watchman
     
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    1. Dark Knight Trilogy
    2. Watchmen
    3. Superman 1978
    4. Batman 1989
    5. Man of Steel
     
  19. Drizzle Yesferatu

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    Out of the ones I've seen:

    1. The Dark Knight
    2. The Dark Knight Rises
    3. Batman Begins
    4. Batman (1989)
    5. Watchmen
    6. Man of Steel
    7. Superman: The Movie
    8. Superman II
    9. Batman Returns
    10. Superman Returns
    11. V for Vendetta
    12. Batman Forever
    13. Batman and Robin
    14. Green Lantern
    15. Superman III
    16. The Spirit
    17. Jonah Hex
    18. Superman IV
     
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    1. TDK & Batman 1989
    2. Superman: The Movie
    3. Man of Steel
    4. TDKR
    5. Batman Begins
    6. Superman 2
     
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    1. The Dark Knight
    2. Batman Begins
    3. Superman II
    4. Superman
    5. Batman Returns
    6. V for Vendetta
    7. Man of Steel
    8. The Dark Knight Rises
    9. Watchmen
    10. Batman 1989
     
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    1. Superman II
    2. Watchmen
    3. Batman Begins
    4. A History of Violence
    5. Superman: The Movie
    6. The Dark Knight
    7. Man of Steel
    8. V for Vendetta
    9. Constantine
    10. Batman Returns
    11. Batman
    12. Stardust
    13. Batman (1966)
    14. The Dark Knight Rises
    15. The Losers
    16. RED
    16. Road to Perdition
    17. Green Lantern
    18. Superman Returns
    19. Batman Forever
    20. Superman III
    21. Jonah Hex
    22. The Spirit
    23. Swamp Thing
    24. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
    25. Supergirl
    26. Superman IV: The Quest for Peace
    27. The Return of Swamp Thing
    28. Catwoman
    29. Steel
    30. Batman & Robin
     
  23. Rorschach2012 Batman is my Dad

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    The Dark Knight
    The Dark Knight Rises
    Man of Steel
    Batman
    Batman Returns
    Superman The Movie
    Batman Begins
    Superman 2
    Batman Forever
    Batman and Robin
    Green Lantern
    Superman Returns
    Superman 3
    Superman 4
    Catwoman
     
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    So after watching Batman Begins(as I was contemplating if I liked BB more or less than Man of Steel), this is now my updated list and since I did prefer BB more, I'm just gonna give the #1 spot to The Dark Knight Trilogy as 1-3 are of the three films anyways.

    1.) The Dark Knight Trilogy
    2.) Man of Steel
    3.) Watchmen
    4.) Superman: The Movie
    5.) Batman ('89)
    6.) Superman II
    7.) V For Vendetta
    8.) A History of Violence
    9.) RED
    10.) Road to Perdition
    11.) Batman Returns
    12.) Swamp Thing
    13.) Batman Forever
    14.) Constantine
    15.) Stardust
    16.) Superman Returns
    17.) Batman & Robin
    18.) Superman III
    19.) The Losers
    20.) The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
    21.) The Spirit
    22.) Batman ('66)
    23.) Steel
    24.) Supergirl
    25.) The Return of Swamp Thing
    26.) Superman IV: The Quest For Peace
    27.) Green Lantern
    28.) Jonah Hex
    29.) Catwoman

    Whoopsie.

    If a mod wants to combine this thread into the other or just close it all together, they most certainly can :up:
     
  25. shallbecomeabat Yes, father...

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    I don't wanna list all, but here is my list of my favorites


    1. The Dark Knight Rises (TDK is a better movie, but for me Rises is emotionally richer and therefore not only my favorite DC film, but also, tied with Taxidriver, my favorite film)
    2. The Dark Knight (I don't think there is a comicbook movie better than this, when it comes to objectivity. It really is a near perfect movie and for me only a nanosecond behind Rises)
    3. The Man of Steel (perfect Superman movie. The Superman movie I wanted, since I read my first comic 1990. For me, Reeve never was my Superman. Now, Cavill is.)
    4. Watchmen (I don't think you could've done a better adaptation of the book and I love the book!)
    5. Batman Begins (a great start for my favorite trilogy of all time, but compared to the two follow ups, a weaker film, especially in the third act)
    6. V for Vendetta (also a great version of an Alan Moore classic. Still, the gap between Begins and this is a big one)
    7. A Hystory of Violence (great film, great book, but again a long way behind number 6 for me)
    8. Green Lantern (its not a great movie, but an ok one for me. It has a lot of flaws, like almost the whole script, but there are a lot of scenes I really like, which help me appreciate the movie.)


    The Reeve Superman movies: Not in the running, since I appreciate them for what they are, but at the same time really dislike them. Fr me its too cheesy and too old school. And yes, I even felt that way way back when I saw them the first time in the early 90s. I know these are still the grail for many people and thats great but I cannot watch the, without getting bored (apart from the first hour of Superman the movie, which is a great start).

    Burton Batman: Liked both when I was a child, but even then hated the fact that Batman kills and is so different from the comics. Cannot watch the, today, to be honest.

    Most hated: Batman and Robin for obvious reasons and Constantine, because its a horrible adaptation of my second favorite fictional character.
     

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