The 7 best DC Comics movies of all time
“The Lego Batman Movie” was poised to dominate the box office again this weekend — but how does the critically beloved miniature Caped Crusader fare in our rankings?
1. “Batman: The Movie” (1966)
This one’s a pure delight from beginning to end, thanks to Adam West’s winking Batman and villains who can’t stop cackling maniacally.
2. “Constantine” (2005)
Featuring a cast led by Keanu Reeves, this weird religious fantasy strikes a happy balance between serious and ridiculous.
3. “Superman: The Movie” (1978)
The gold standard for superhero movies, this classic movie has it all: John Williams’ soaring musical score, a campy Lex Luthor, an epic origin story — and funny lines.
4. “Batman Returns” (1992)
This movie’s one of the best of the franchise because it’s really just a political thriller. The Penguin emerges from the sewer and runs for mayor of Gotham!
5. “Batman Begins” (2005)
It’s just, like, a regular movie — except it’s about Batman. It has actual characters, and Christian Bale’s Bruce Wayne even has emotions.
6. “Superman II” (1980)
Superman gives up his powers to live a normal life with Lois Lane. The sight of a powerless Clark getting beat up made Superman more sympathetic than ever.
7. “The Lego Batman Movie” (2017)
Funny, sweet and self-deprecating — exactly what we needed after the “Batman v Superman” disaster.