Debate: What is the BEST DC Live Action movie?

All of the DC live action movies are fair game for this debate from Superman with Christopher Reeve to Aquaman or Shazam!

What do you think is the best DC live action movie to date? Why?


There are definitely some really great DC live action movies out there and I’m sure a lot will say the Nolan trilogies, but for me it’s between Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and Shazam!

All three movies were really well made and have become my favorite live action movies to date. They are quality, the capture the characters behind them really well, and they in my opinion mark a great turning point for the DCEU.


Superman: The Movie. Perfect encapsulation of the character.


I’ll give the nod to Wonder Woman. (I also admit, I enjoy films that have the wherewithal to take a real go at doing period pieces. That gives it the advantage, IMO.)


Batman V Superman is the pinnacle of all DC movies.


I’m thinking about it, but in all honesty the Adam West Batman movie is what sticks out. Don’t ask me why, because I don’t have a reason, really. It’s just the only one that I can seem to wrap my mind around being the best.


Some days, you can’t get rid of a bomb…


Top 5:

  1. The Dark Knight
  2. Wonder Woman
  3. Superman: The Movie
  4. Shazam!
  5. Batman Begins

Bottom 5:

  1. Man of Steel
  2. Batman Forever
  3. Green Lantern
  4. Batman V Superman
  5. Batman & Robin
  1. Dark Knight
  2. Superman II (Donnor Cut)
  3. Batman Begins
  4. Aquaman
  5. Wonder Woman
  6. Batman 1989
  7. Shazam
  8. Superman 1

I dunno if I like any others tbh

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  1. Dark Knight
  2. Suicide Squad
  3. Batman vs Superman
  4. Batman Begins
  5. Wonder Woman
  6. Batman
  7. Watchmen (does this count now?)
  8. Batman Returns
  9. Justice League
  10. Shazam
  11. Aquaman
  12. Dark Knight Rises
  13. Superman
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Suicide squad. That’s a first

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I guess Superman and the Mole Men is out of the question.

Even if that was included, I am torn between Superman (1978) and BvS. While BvS had a more Arkham style Batman and was more comic accurate, the Nolan films convey the realism of Batman. Then, Superman had a very optimistic and light-hearted tone to it. So, should I go with the film that activated my immense love and desire to explore he DC Universe or a character who embodies the ideals and best of society?

Uh, Batman and Superman (2016).


Don’t forget that there are live action DC and DC related movies released by studios other than Warner Brothers.

Titles such as (among others):

-the Red Duology (Summit)
-The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (20th Century Fox)
-Batman: The Movie (Fox)
-Supergirl (originally released by Tri-Star before WB bought the rights to it)
-Stardust (New Line Cinema, which is part of WB)
-The Spirit (Lionsgate)
-Road to Perdition (Dreamworks)
-A History of Violence (New Line)


When was Stardust a DC Comics film?

Man of steel. Thats all you need.


Just looked it up. Weird. I usually find DC Comics films by looking up “Films based on DC Comics” on Wikipedia. Interesting.

It’s based on a Vertigo graphic novel.

I’ve never read it, but I think Gaiman wrote it. Can’t be too bad, right?

It’s weird from what I have been told and did some research on, but can at least give it a try.

The movie is good and Michelle Pfeiffer’s second turn as a villain in DC Movie Land.

If we can include League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, that gets my vote.

If not, Batman Forever gets my vote. These are comics, dark does not necessarily equate to good. I enjoyed its ability to poke fun at itself. Suicide Squad is a close second. Batman 89 third, Wonder Woman fourth, Superman The Movie fifth.