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DC Comics is one of the largest and oldest American comic book publishers. It produces material featuring numerous well-known superhero characters, including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Aquaman, and Green Arrow. Most of this material takes place in a shared fictional universe, which also features teams such as the Justice League, the Suicide Squad, and the Teen Titans.

Film adaptations based on DC Comics properties have included serials, live action and animated feature films, direct-to-video releases, television films and documentary films.

Live-action feature films[edit]

All films produced by DC Films (along with Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) are set in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) unless otherwise noted.

Year Title Production studio(s) Notes
1966 Batman 20th Century Fox Related to the 1960s Batman television series
1978 Superman Dovemead Film Export A.G./International Film Productions Won 1 Special Oscar, nominated for 3 more
1980 Superman II Director's cut titled Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut was released on home video in 2006.[1]
1982 Swamp Thing Embassy Pictures
1983 Superman III Cantharus Productions N.V./Dovemead Films
1984 Supergirl Artistry Ltd/Cantharus Productions/Pueblo Film Group Spin-off to the 1978 Superman film
1987 Superman IV: The Quest for Peace Golan-Globus/Cannon Films
1989 The Return of Swamp Thing Lightyear Entertainment
Batman Warner Bros./PolyGram Filmed Entertainment Won 1 Oscar
1992 Batman Returns Nominated for 2 Oscars
1995 Batman Forever Nominated for 3 Oscars
1997 Batman & Robin
Steel Warner Bros./Quincy-David Salzman Entertainment
2004 Catwoman Warner Bros./Village Roadshow Pictures/Di Novi Pictures/Frantic Films/Maple Shade Films Not directly based on the character of the same name
2005 Constantine Warner Bros./Village Roadshow Pictures/The Donners' Company/Batfilm Productions/3 Arts Entertainment Loosely based on the Hellblazer comic
Batman Begins Warner Bros./DC Comics/Legendary Pictures/Syncopy Inc./Patalex III Productions Reboot; nominated for an Oscar
2006 Superman Returns Warner Bros./DC Comics/Legendary Pictures/Bad Hat Harry Productions Alternate trilogy conclusion only to Superman and Superman II. Nominated for an Oscar.
2008 The Dark Knight Warner Bros./DC Comics/Legendary Pictures/Syncopy Inc. Won 2 Oscars, nominated for 6 more
2009 Watchmen Warner Bros./Paramount Pictures/DC Comics/Legendary Pictures/Lawrence Gordon Productions/Cruel and Unusual Films Based on the limited series by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
2010 Jonah Hex Warner Bros./DC Entertainment/Legendary Pictures/Weed Road Pictures Loosely based on the character of the same name
2011 Green Lantern Warner Bros./DC Entertainment/De Line Pictures
2012 The Dark Knight Rises Warner Bros./DC Entertainment/Legendary Pictures/Syncopy Inc.
2013 Man of Steel Warner Bros./DC Entertainment/Legendary Pictures/Cruel and Unusual Films/Syncopy Inc.
2016 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Warner Bros./DC Entertainment/RatPac Entertainment/Cruel and Unusual Films/Atlas Entertainment R-rated extended version, the Ultimate Edition, was released on home video in 2016.[2]
Suicide Squad Warner Bros./DC Films/RatPac Entertainment/Atlas Entertainment Won an Oscar.
2017 Wonder Woman Warner Bros./DC Films/RatPac Entertainment/Atlas Entertainment/Cruel and Unusual Films/Tencent Pictures/Wanda Media
Justice League Warner Bros./DC Films/RatPac Entertainment/Atlas Entertainment/Cruel and Unusual Films Extended director's cut titled Zack Snyder's Justice League was released on HBO Max in 2021.[3][4]
2018 Aquaman Warner Bros./DC Films/The Safran Company/Cruel and Unusual Films/Mad Ghost Productions
2019 Shazam! Warner Bros./DC Films/New Line Cinema/The Safran Company/Mad Ghost Productions
Joker Warner Bros./DC Films/Village Roadshow Pictures/Bron Creative/Joint Effort Productions Not set in the DCEU. Won 2 Oscars, nominated for 9 more
2020 Birds of Prey Warner Bros./DC Films/LuckyChap Entertainment/Kroll & Co. Entertainment/Clubhouse Pictures
Wonder Woman 1984 Warner Bros./DC Films/The Stone Quarry/Mad Ghost Productions/Atlas Entertainment Released simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max in the United States.
2021 The Suicide Squad Warner Bros./DC Films/Atlas Entertainment/The Safran Company/Troll Court Entertainment
Upcoming
2022 The Batman Warner Bros./DC Films/6th and Idaho Productions Not set in the DCEU. Post-production[5]
Black Adam Warner Bros./DC Films/New Line Cinema/Seven Bucks Productions/FlynnPictureCo. Post-production[6][7]
The Flash Warner Bros./DC Films/The Disco Factory/Double Dream
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom Warner Bros./DC Films/The Safran Company/Atomic Monster Productions Filming[8]
2023 Shazam! Fury of the Gods Warner Bros./DC Films/New Line Cinema/The Safran Company/Mad Ghost Productions Post-production.[9]

Serials and short films[edit]

Year Title Production studio Notes Chapters
1941 Adventures of Captain Marvel Republic Pictures Published at that time by Fawcett Comics 12
1942 Spy Smasher 12
1943 Batman Columbia Pictures 15
1946 Hop Harrigan 15
1947 The Vigilante 15
1948 Superman 15
Congo Bill 15
1949 Batman and Robin 15
1950 Atom Man vs. Superman 15
1952 The Miraculous Blackhawk: Freedom's Champion Published at that time by Quality Comics 15
1954 Stamp Day for Superman United States Department of the Treasury 1

From DC imprints[edit]

Vertigo
Year Title Production studio Distributor Notes
2006 V for Vendetta Virtual Studios/Silver Pictures/Anarchos Productions/Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg/Fünfte Babelsberg Film GmbH Warner Bros. Pictures Based on the graphic novel by Alan Moore and David Lloyd
2007 Stardust Marv Films/Ingenious Film Partners Paramount Pictures Based on the graphic novel[a] by Neil Gaiman and Charles Vess
2010 The Losers DC Comics/Dark Castle Entertainment Warner Bros. Pictures Based on the series by Andy Diggle and Jock
2019 The Kitchen New Line Cinema/DC Vertigo/Bron Creative/Michael De Luca Productions Based on the original miniseries by Ollie Masters and Ming Doyle
Paradox Press
Year Title Production studio Distributor Notes
2002 Road to Perdition The Zanuck Company DreamWorks/20th Century Fox Based on the series by Max Allan Collins. Won 1 Oscar, nominated for 5 more.
2005 A History of Violence New Line Productions/BenderSpink/München & Company New Line Cinema Based on the graphic novel by John Wagner and Vince Locke. Nominated for 2 Oscars.
WildStorm
Year Title Production studio Distributor Notes
2010 Red DC Entertainment/Homage Entertainment/Di Bonaventura Pictures/Cheyenne Enterprises/DMG Entertainment Summit Entertainment Based on the miniseries by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner.
2013 Red 2 DC Entertainment/Di Bonaventura Summit Entertainment/Lionsgate

Television films[edit]

Year Title Notes
1974 Wonder Woman Pilot episode for an unproduced TV series
1975 The New Original Wonder Woman Pilot episode for 1970's Wonder Woman television series
1997 Justice League of America Pilot episode for an unproduced TV series; never aired in the U.S.

Episodes as films[edit]

Year Title Notes
1951 Superman and the Mole Men Theatrically-released film, which served as a pilot episode for the 1950s Adventures of Superman television series.
1990 The Flash Episodes of the 1990s The Flash television series released as direct-to-video films
1991 The Flash II: Revenge of the Trickster
The Flash III: Deadly Nightshade

Animated films[edit]

All the feature films are produced by Warner Bros. Animation and released direct-to-video, except as indicated.

Year Title Notes
1993 Batman: Mask of the Phantasm Set in the DCAU. Related to Batman: The Animated Series. Theatrical release.
1998 Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero Set in the DCAU. Related to Batman: The Animated Series.
2000 Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker Set in the DCAU. Related to the Batman Beyond TV series.
Gen¹³ Based on the WildStorm imprint of DC; distributed by Buena Vista Pictures in the U.S. and Paramount Pictures internationally.
2003 Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman Set in the DCAU. Related to The New Batman Adventures TV series.
2005 The Batman vs. Dracula Set in the universe of The Batman TV series. Released first on television.
2006 Superman: Brainiac Attacks Somewhat related to Superman: The Animated Series, but not considered as part of the DCAU.
Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo Set in the universe of the Teen Titans TV series. Released first on television.
2007 Superman: Doomsday Loosely based on The Death of Superman.
2008 Justice League: The New Frontier Based on the DC: The New Frontier by Darwyn Cooke storyline.
Batman: Gotham Knight Collection of six shorts set between the events of Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, which are part of the universe of The Dark Knight trilogy of live-action films, although the producers consider it not necessarily canon to it.
2009 Wonder Woman Loosely based on the Gods and Mortals by George Pérez.
Green Lantern: First Flight Stand-alone, unrelated to Green Lantern: Emerald Knights. Adaptation of the DC Comics Green Lantern mythology.
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies Based on Superman/Batman: Public Enemies storyline by Jeph Loeb.
2010 Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Adapted from an unused film plot meant to bridge Justice League and Justice League Unlimited. Loosely based on JLA: Earth 2 series by Grant Morrison.
Batman: Under the Red Hood Loosely based on the Batman: Under the Hood storyline by Judd Winick.
Superman/Batman: Apocalypse Sequel to Superman/Batman: Public Enemies. Based on the Superman/Batman: The Supergirl from Krypton storyline by Jeph Loeb.
2011 All-Star Superman Based on the All-Star Superman series by Grant Morrison.
Green Lantern: Emerald Knights Collection of six shorts.
Batman: Year One Based on the Batman: Year One storyline by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli.
2012 Justice League: Doom Loosely based on the JLA: Tower of Babel storyline by Mark Waid.
Superman vs. The Elite Based on the What's So Funny About Truth, Justice & the American Way? storyline by Joe Kelly.
The Dark Knight Returns – Part 1 Based on The Dark Knight Returns series by Frank Miller.
2013 The Dark Knight Returns – Part 2
Superman: Unbound Based on the Superman: Brainiac storyline by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank.
Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox First film set in the DC Animated Movie Universe. Based on Flashpoint storyline by Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert.
2014 JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time
Justice League: War Second film set in the DC Animated Movie Universe. Based on The New 52's Justice League: Origin story by Geoff Johns and Jim Lee.
Son of Batman Third film set in the DC Animated Movie Universe. Based on the Batman and Son storyline by Grant Morrison and Andy Kubert.
Batman: Assault on Arkham Set in the universe of the Batman: Arkham video game franchise.
2015 Justice League: Throne of Atlantis Fourth film set in the DC Animated Movie Universe. Based on the Throne of Atlantis, The New 52's Aquaman crossover story by Geoff Johns.
Batman vs. Robin Fifth film set in the DC Animated Movie Universe. Partially based on The New 52's Batman crossover story, Court of Owls by Scott Snyder.
Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts First film set in the universe of Batman Unlimited, a line of action figures.
Justice League: Gods and Monsters Set in the same universe as the companion microseries of shorts Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles.
Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem Second film set in the universe of Batman Unlimited, a line of action figures.
2016 Batman: Bad Blood Sixth film set in the DC Animated Movie Universe.
DC Super Hero Girls: Super Hero High Set in the DC Super Hero Girls animated shorts universe. Released first on television.
Justice League vs. Teen Titans Seventh film set in the DC Animated Movie Universe.
Batman: The Killing Joke Based on the one-shot graphic novel of the same name by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland. Limited theatrical release in some countries.
DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year Set in the DC Super Hero Girls animated shorts universe.
Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs. Mutants Third film set in the universe of Batman Unlimited, a line of action figures.
Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders First animated film set in the universe of the 1960s Batman TV series. Limited theatrical release.
2017 Justice League Dark Eighth film set in the DC Animated Movie Universe.
Teen Titans: The Judas Contract Ninth film set in the DC Animated Movie Universe. Based on The Judas Contract story arc by Marv Wolfman and George Pérez.
DC Super Hero Girls: Intergalactic Games Set in the DC Super Hero Girls animated shorts universe.
Batman and Harley Quinn Set in the DCAU.
Batman vs. Two-Face Second animated film set in the universe of the 1960s Batman TV series.
2018 Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and the Bold Crossover with Scooby-Doo. Related to the Batman: The Brave and the Bold TV series.
Batman: Gotham by Gaslight Based on Gotham by Gaslight, a one-shot story by Brian Augustyn and Mike Mignola which became, retroactively, the first official Elseworlds publication.
Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay Tenth film set in the DC Animated Movie Universe.
Batman Ninja Anime produced by Kamikaze Douga Yamatoworks and Barnum Studio.
Teen Titans Go! To the Movies Set in the universe of the Teen Titans Go! TV series. Theatrical release.
The Death of Superman Eleventh film in DC Animated Movie Universe. Based on The Death of Superman storyline.
DC Super Hero Girls: Legends of Atlantis Set in the DC Super Hero Girls animated shorts universe.
2019 Reign of the Supermen Twelfth film in the DC Animated Movie Universe. Based on the Reign of the Supermen storyline.
Justice League vs. the Fatal Five Set in the DCAU.
Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Based on the Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic book by James Tynion IV and Freddie Williams II.
Batman: Hush Thirteenth film in the DC Animated Movie Universe. Based on the Batman: Hush storyline by Jeph Loeb and Jim Lee.
Teen Titans Go! vs. Teen Titans A crossover film between Teen Titans Go! and the original Teen Titans animated series.
Wonder Woman: Bloodlines Fourteenth film in the DC Animated Movie Universe.
2020 Superman: Red Son Based on the Superman: Red Son comic book by Mark Millar
Justice League Dark: Apokolips War Fifteenth and last film in the DC Animated Movie Universe.
Superman: Man of Tomorrow First film in the DC Rebirth continuity.
2021 Batman: Soul of the Dragon
Justice Society: World War II Second film in the DC Rebirth continuity.
Teen Titans Go! See Space Jam A crossover film between Teen Titans Go! and Space Jam. Aired on Cartoon Network.
Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One Third film in the DC Rebirth continuity. Based on Batman: The Long Halloween by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale.
Batman: The Long Halloween, Part Two
Injustice Based on Injustice: Gods Among Us video game by NetherRealm Studios, and the tie-in comics by Tom Taylor.
Upcoming
2021 Merry Little Batman Television movie.[10]
2022 DC League of Super-Pets Theatrical release.[11][12][13]
Catwoman: Hunted Anime-inspired[14]
Teen Titans Go! and DC Super Hero Girls A crossover film between Teen Titans Go! and DC Super Hero Girls animated series.[15]
Green Lantern: Beware My Power [16]
Battle of the Super Sons [17]
Milestone [18]

Episodes as films[edit]

Television series episodes released as direct-to-video films.

Year Title Notes
1996 Superman: The Last Son of Krypton Each one is a compilation of three episodes originally aired during the first and second seasons of Superman: The Animated Series.
1997 The Batman Superman Movie: World's Finest
1999 Batman Beyond: The Movie Compilation of the first two episodes of Batman Beyond.
2001 Justice League: Secret Origins Each one is a compilation of three episodes of the Justice League.
2004 Justice League: Starcrossed
2017 Vixen: The Movie Set in the Arrowverse. Both features are re-releases of both seasons of the original series with new content added.
2018 Freedom Fighters: The Ray
Constantine: City of Demons: The Movie Set in the DC Animated Movie Universe.
2019 DC Super Hero Girls: Sweet Justice Television movie; compilation of the first four episodes of DC Super Hero Girls.
2020 Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons: The Movie Stand-alone.

Lego versions[edit]

All films are direct-to-video, except as indicated.

Year Title Production studio Notes
2013 Lego Batman: The Movie – DC Super Heroes Unite TT Animation Based on the video game Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes.
2014 Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Batman Be-Leaguered Warner Bros. Animation Television movie
2015 Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League
Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League – Attack of the Legion of Doom
2016 Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League – Cosmic Clash
Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League – Gotham City Breakout
2017 The Lego Batman Movie Animal Logic Theatrical release; spin-off of The Lego Movie.
Lego DC Super Hero Girls: Brain Drain Warner Bros. Animation
2018 Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: The Flash
Lego DC Super Hero Girls: Super-Villain High
Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Aquaman: Rage of Atlantis
2019 Lego DC: Batman - Family Matters
2020 Lego DC: Shazam!: Magic and Monsters

Short films[edit]

Theatrical[edit]

Year Title Production studio Collection Notes
1941 Superman (a.k.a. The Mad Scientist) Fleischer Studios Superman Nominated for one Oscar.[19] In public domain.
The Mechanical Monsters In public domain.
1942 Billion Dollar Limited
The Arctic Giant
The Bulleteers
The Magnetic Telescope
Electric Earthquake
Volcano
Terror on the Midway
Japoteurs Famous Studios
Showdown
Eleventh Hour
Destruction, Inc.
1943 The Mummy Strikes
Jungle Drums
The Underground World
Secret Agent
2018 #TheLateBatsby Warner Bros. Animation DC Super Hero Girls Appeared in front of Teen Titans Go! To the Movies

Direct-to-video[edit]

Year Title Production studio Collection Notes
2003 Chase Me Warner Bros. Animation Included in Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman. Silent film; part of the DCAU.
2008 Have I Got a Story for You Studio 4°C Batman: Gotham Knight Loosely canon to The Dark Knight Trilogy.
Crossfire Production I.G
Field Test Bee Train
In Darkness Dwells Madhouse
Working Through Pain Studio 4°C
Deadshot Madhouse
2009 Tales of the Black Freighter Warner Bros. Animation Included in the Watchmen home video release
2010 Joker's Playhouse[20] A one-off special short, produced as part of Fisher-Price's Imaginext product line
The Spectre DC Showcase Included in Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths
Jonah Hex Included in Batman: Under the Red Hood
Green Arrow Included in Superman/Batman: Apocalypse
Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam Included in DC Showcase Shorts Collection
2011 Catwoman Included in Batman: Year One
2015 Nightwing and Robin Included in Justice League: Throne of Atlantis. Part of the DCAMU.
Constantine: John Con Noir Cool Town Claymation Part of the promotion of the TV series Constantine.
2019 Sgt. Rock Warner Bros. Animation DC Showcase Included in Batman: Hush
Death Included in Wonder Woman: Bloodlines
2020 The Phantom Stranger Included in Superman: Red Son
Adam Strange Included in Justice League Dark: Apokolips War
Batman: Death in the Family Interactive movie. Follow-up to Batman: Under the Red Hood. Based on Batman: A Death in the Family storyline by Jim Starlin and Jim Aparo
2021 Kamandi: The Last Boy on Earth! Included in Justice Society: World War II
The Losers Included in Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One
Blue Beetle Included in Batman: The Long Halloween, Part Two
Upcoming
2022 Constantine: House of Mystery Warner Bros. Animation DC Showcase [21]

Reception[edit]

Box office[edit]

Title Distributor(s) Release date
(United States)
Budget
(millions)
Box office gross[22]
Opening weekend
(North America)
North America Worldwide
Superman Warner Bros. December 10, 1978 $55 $6,535,784 $134,218,018 $300,218,018
Superman II June 19, 1981 $54 $14,100,523 $108,185,706 $108,185,706
Swamp Thing Embassy Pictures February 19, 1982 $2.5 N/A N/A N/A
Superman III Warner Bros. June 17, 1983 $39 $13,352,357 $59,950,623 $59,950,623
Supergirl TriStar Pictures November 21, 1984 $35 $5,738,249 $14,296,438 $14,296,438
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace Warner Bros. July 24, 1987 $17 $5,683,122 $15,681,020 $15,681,020
The Return of Swamp Thing Millimeter Films May 12, 1989 N/A N/A $192,816 $192,816
Batman Warner Bros. June 23, 1989 $35 $40,489,746 $251,188,924 $411,348,924
Batman Returns June 19, 1992 $80 $45,687,711 $162,831,698 $266,822,354
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm December 25, 1993 $6 $1,189,975 $5,617,391 $5,617,391
Batman Forever June 16, 1995 $100 $52,784,433 $184,031,112 $336,529,144
Batman & Robin June 20, 1997 $125 $42,872,605 $107,325,195 $238,207,122
Steel August 15, 1997 $16 $870,068 $1,710,972 $1,710,972
Catwoman July 23, 2004 $100 $16,728,411 $40,202,379 $82,102,379
Constantine February 18, 2005 $100 $29,769,098 $75,976,178 $230,884,728
Batman Begins June 28, 2005 $150 $48,745,440 $206,852,432 $374,218,673
Superman Returns June 20, 2006 $204 $52,535,096 $200,081,192 $391,081,192
The Dark Knight July 18, 2008 $185 $158,411,483 $535,234,033 $1,004,934,033
Watchmen March 6, 2009 $130 $55,214,334 $107,509,799 $185,258,983
Jonah Hex June 18, 2010 $47 $5,379,365 $10,547,117 $10,903,312
Green Lantern June 17, 2011 $200 $53,174,303 $116,601,172 $219,851,172
The Dark Knight Rises July 20, 2012 $230 $160,887,295 $448,139,099 $1,084,939,099
Man of Steel June 14, 2013 $225 $116,619,362 $291,045,518 $668,045,518
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice March 25, 2016 $250 $166,007,347 $330,360,194 $873,260,194
Batman: The Killing Joke July 26, 2016 $3.5 N/A $3,775,000 $3,775,000
Suicide Squad August 5, 2016 $175 $133,682,248 $325,100,054 $745,600,054
Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders October 10, 2016 N/A N/A $57,343 $57,343
The Lego Batman Movie February 10, 2017 $80 $53,003,578 $175,750,384 $311,950,384
Wonder Woman June 2, 2017 $149 $103,251,471 $412,563,408 $821,847,012
Batman and Harley Quinn August 14, 2017 N/A N/A $39,091 $39,091
Justice League November 17, 2017 $300 $93,842,239 $229,024,295 $657,924,295
Teen Titans Go! To the Movies July 27, 2018 $10 $10,411,189 $29,790,236 $52,090,236
Aquaman December 21, 2018 $160 $67,873,522 $335,061,807 $1,148,461,807
Shazam! April 5, 2019 $100 $53,505,326 $140,371,656 $365,971,656
Joker October 4, 2019 $55 $96,202,337 $335,451,311 $1,074,251,311
Birds of Prey February 7, 2020 $84.5 $33,010,017 $84,158,461 $201,858,461
Wonder Woman 1984 December 25, 2020 $200 $16,700,000 $46,534,027 $166,534,027
The Suicide Squad August 6, 2021 $185 $26,205,415 $55,789,082 $167,389,082
Total $3.764 billion $1,801,405,789 $5,651,756,216 $12,734,500,605

Critical and public reception[edit]

Film Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic CinemaScore[23]
Batman (1966) 79% (33 reviews)[24] N/A N/A
Superman 94% (70 reviews)[25] 80 (19 reviews)[26] N/A
Superman II 86% (51 reviews)[27] 87 (12 reviews)[28] N/A
Swamp Thing 63% (38 reviews)[29] N/A N/A
Superman III 30% (53 reviews)[30] 44 (13 reviews)[31] N/A
Supergirl 9% (33 reviews)[32] 42 (12 reviews)[33] N/A
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace 11% (45 reviews)[34] 24 (17 reviews)[35] C[23]
The Return of Swamp Thing 44% (9 reviews)[36] N/A N/A
Batman (1989) 71% (76 reviews)[37] 69 (21 reviews)[38] A[23]
Batman Returns 80% (84 reviews)[39] 68 (23 reviews)[40] B[23]
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm 84% (32 reviews)[41] N/A N/A
Batman Forever 38% (68 reviews)[42] 51 (23 reviews)[43] A–[23]
Batman & Robin 12% (93 reviews)[44] 28 (21 reviews)[45] C+[23]
Steel 12% (26 reviews)[46] N/A N/A
Catwoman 9% (198 reviews)[47] 27 (35 reviews)[48] B[23]
Constantine 46% (230 reviews)[49] 50 (41 reviews)[50] B[23]
Batman Begins 84% (288 reviews)[51] 70 (41 reviews)[52] A[23]
Superman Returns 75% (267 reviews)[53] 72 (40 reviews)[54] B+[23]
The Dark Knight 94% (345 reviews)[55] 84 (39 reviews)[56] A[23]
Watchmen 65% (312 reviews)[57] 56 (39 reviews)[58] B[23]
Jonah Hex 12% (153 reviews)[59] 33 (32 reviews)[60] C+[23]
Green Lantern 26% (246 reviews)[61] 39 (39 reviews)[62] B[23]
The Dark Knight Rises 87% (372 reviews)[63] 78 (45 reviews)[64] A[23]
Man of Steel 56% (338 reviews)[65] 55 (47 reviews)[66] A–[23]
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 29% (432 reviews)[67] 44 (51 reviews)[68] B[23]
Batman: The Killing Joke 39% (41 reviews)[69] N/A N/A
Suicide Squad 26% (386 reviews)[70] 40 (53 reviews)[71] B+[23]
Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders 94% (18 reviews)[72] N/A N/A
The Lego Batman Movie 90% (313 reviews)[73] 75 (48 reviews)[74] A–[23]
Wonder Woman 93% (467 reviews)[75] 76 (50 reviews)[76] A[23]
Batman and Harley Quinn 45% (11 reviews)[77] N/A N/A
Justice League 40% (403 reviews)[78] 45 (52 reviews)[79] B+[23]
Teen Titans Go! To the Movies 91% (133 reviews)[80] 69 (25 reviews)[81] B+[23]
Aquaman 65% (407 reviews)[82] 55 (50 reviews)[83] A–[23]
Shazam! 90% (409 reviews)[84] 71 (53 reviews)[85] A[23]
Joker 68% (584 reviews)[86] 59 (58 reviews)[87] B+[23]
Birds of Prey 78% (430 reviews)[88] 60 (59 reviews)[89] B+[23]
Wonder Woman 1984 59% (433 reviews)[90] 60 (57 reviews)[91] B+[23]
Zack Snyder's Justice League 71% (297 reviews)[92] 54 (45 reviews)[93] N/A
The Suicide Squad 90% (356 reviews)[94] 72 (53 reviews)[95] B+[23]
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From DC imprints[edit]

Vertigo
Title Distributor(s) Release date Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic CinemaScore[23] Budget
(million)
Box Office
V for Vendetta Warner Bros. March 17, 2006 73% (248 reviews)[96] 62 (39 reviews)[97] B+[23] $54 $132,511,035
Stardust Paramount Pictures August 10, 2007 76% (195 reviews)[98] 66 (33 reviews)[99] A–[23] $70–88.5 $137,022,245
The Losers Warner Bros. April 23, 2010 49% (167 reviews)[100] 44 (32 reviews)[101] B[23] $25 $29,379,723
The Kitchen August 9, 2019 24% (224 reviews)[102] 35 (42 reviews)[103] B–[23] $37 $15,880,032
Paradox Press
Title Distributor(s) Release date Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic CinemaScore[23] Budget
(million)
Box Office
Road to Perdition DreamWorks/20th Century Fox July 12, 2002 81% (216 reviews)[104] 72 B+[23] $80 $181,001,478
A History of Violence New Line Cinema May 16, 2005 87% (214 reviews)[105] 81 C+[23] $32 $60,740,827
WildStorm
Title Distributor(s) Release date Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic CinemaScore[23] Budget
(million)
Box Office
Gen¹³ Paramount Pictures October 31, 2000 N/A[106] N/A N/A $6 Unknown
RED Summit Entertainment October 15, 2010 72% (211 reviews)[107] 60 A–[23] $58 $199,006,387
RED 2 July 19, 2013 44% (151 reviews)[108] 47 B+[23] $84 $148,075,565

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ In July 2007, an illustrated edition of the original novel was published by DC's Vertigo imprint.

References[edit]

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