Must Watch DC Superhero Movies: The DCEU or the DC extended universe is a franchise that brings to life superheroes. All the characters share the same universe and are originally created by the DC comics.
DC has released around 51 movies from 1950 to 2021. Since we cannot go into detail about all the 51 movies, The Daily Research Plot brings to you the top ‘Must Watch DC Superhero Movies of all time.
For this list we are delivering our definitive ranking of DC Superhero Movies, be it live-action or animated:
10 – Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders (2016)
The movie does a great job of capturing the feel of the 60’s TV show. Modern Batman is definitely made for adults and may not interest Kids. But this Batman and Robin is super light-hearted, has great character, dialogues, advice, working for GCPD, and following rules!
This is definitely the Batman that will hook 5-10 year kids to consider Batman their No1 superhero.
Directed by: Rick Morales
09 – Green Lantern (2011)
Dedicated to maintaining intergalactic order, the Green Lantern Corps has existed for centuries. Ryan Reynolds plays Hal Jordan, its newest recruit. Since humans have so far been unable to use the powers of the ring each Lantern wears, the Green Lanterns have little consideration for humans.
In the face of a new threat called Parallax, Jordan, a gifted and cocky test pilot, may be the corps’ only hope.
Directed by: Martin Campbell
08 – Shazam (2019)
The DC universe got off to a rocky start with a few dud films, but Shazam! was a refreshing origin tale about one of DC’s most powerful heroes. It is joyful, funny, emotional, and has great special effects. The mixture of childlike innocence and horror themes makes the movie, a movie for all ages.
The story itself isn’t anything unique, it’s a typical superhero origin story but with some Harry, Potter-like elements chucked in, but it does it all very well.
Directed by: David F. Sandberg
07 – Aquaman (2018)
This action-packed movie of a half-Atlantean, half-human, and king of the Atlantic underwater nation. After learning the truth about his destiny, he sets out to find a King’s lost trident and stop an entire war before it even starts. DC makes a turn towards the fantastic with James Wan’s Aquaman.
When King Orm attempts to unite the kingdoms of Atlantis to attack the surface world Princess Mera seeks out the help of Arthur Curry, the king’s half-brother, to stop Orm’s coming war. The film’s cast includes Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson, Willem Dafoe, Dolph Lundgren, and Nicole Kidman.
The special effects are also rather outstanding, with a variety of intriguing sets and monster designs, resulting in a fascinating new universe inside the DC Universe. Aquaman is a really engaging and enjoyable action picture.
Directed by: James Wan
06 – Man of Steel (2013)
With their home planet, Krypton on the verge of destruction, Joel and his wife try to protect their race by sending their young son to Earth. The child’s spaceship lands on the farm of Jonathan and Martha Kent, who named him Clark and raised him as their own son.
Although his extraordinary abilities cause adult Clark to live on the fringes of society, he finds he must become a hero in order to save those he loves from a dire threat.
Directed by: Zack Snyder
05 – The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Eight years have passed since Batman disappeared in collusion with Commissioner Gordon. When Batman assumed responsibility for the death of Harvey Dent, he sacrificed everything for the greater good.
However, he comes into conflict with a cunning cat burglar and a merciless terrorist named Bane, forcing him out of exile. He is thrown into a battle he may not win.
Directed by: Christopher Nolan
04 – Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021)
In ZACK SNYDER’S Justice League, deciding to guarantee Superman’s extreme sacrifice was not unsuccessful, Bruce Wayne adjusts powers with Diana Sovereign with plans to select a group of metahumans to ensure the world from the danger of disastrous extents.
The assignment demonstrates more troublesome than Bruce envisioned, as each of the initiates must confront the evil spirits of their claim pasts to rise above that which has held them back, permitting them to come together, at last shaping a phenomenal association of heroes.
Presently joined together, Batman, Ponder Lady, Aquaman, Cyborg, and The Streak may be as well late to spare the planet from Steppenwolf, DeSaad, and Darkseid and their ghastly eagerness.
Directed by: Zack Snyder
03 – The Suicide Squad (2016)
Government agents arrange for supervillains from Belle Reve, the prison with the highest mortality rate in the US, to become part of a dangerous team in exchange for reduced sentences.
Their mission is to destroy a laboratory at Corto Maltese. In their quest to escape, these super-villains join the super-shady, super-secret Task Force X.
Directed by: James Gunn
02 – Wonder Woman (2017)
Before Wonder Woman became Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazon tribe, trained to be an unconquerable warrior.
After growing up on a sheltered island paradise, Diana meets an American pilot who tells her about the war raging around the world, she leaves home for the first time because she is sure that she can stop the threat. She discovers her true abilities and destiny while fighting alongside men in the war that ends all wars.
Directed by: Patty Jenkins
01 – The Dark Knight (2008)
Batman has been able to keep crime under control in Gotham City with the help of allies Lt. Jim Gordon and DA Harvey Dent. But while a vile younger criminal calling himself the Joker abruptly throws the town into chaos, the caped Crusader begins to tread a great line among heroism and vigilantism.
Directed by: Christopher Nolan