RANKED - TOP 10 LIVE-ACTION MOVIES FROM DC COMICS

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The Dark Knight - JokerSo far we’ve seen it all. We've seen high speed action scenes, brave and bold superheroes, wicked and evil super-villains, shooting, shouting, zapping, over-hyped romances, special effects, funny looking costumes, and of course, moody sounding theme-tunes. So now, the time is right to rank the top 10 greatest DC Comics’ movies of all time. Well, for our time, to be more precise.





10) Batman Begins
Yep. This is the one that started it all, the first of the Dark Knight Trilogy starring that guy with the big ears. No. Not Prince Charles, silly! Batman. In this reboot bat-fans everywhere were introduced to Christian Bale's version of the Caped Crusader, leaving us wanting more, and more we got!


Red9) Red
We would bet this movie didn’t cross your mind when you read the title of this post. But hey, lets be honest about it! It is a great film, and stars Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, and Morgan Freeman, based on a spy vs spy game. Now it may not be full of excessive explosions and special effects like your typical superhero movie; yet it does have a great cast, a lot of wit, a dash of humor, some romance, and a ton of style. Definitely fun to watch.


8) Man of Steel
Excitement and doubt filled fans everywhere when the cast was announced for this superhero reboot. Yet funnily enough -- crack -- it turned out to be a fairly exhilarating watch, didn't it? Compared to Brandon Routh, Henry Cavill truly showed us the same thing Christopher Reeve showed us back in the day. Yes. A man can truly fly.


Superman II
7) Superman II
Look. Up into the sky. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No. It's, Christopher Reeve's, playing Superman the second time in a series of four movies dating back to the late 1970s.  The director Richard Donner explained that the series would never have become such a success if they had not found Reeve, because, essentially, he was Superman. The same can also be said about the special effects and the rest of the cast who made us believe in believable comic book movies.


6) The Dark Knight Rises
Extremely dark, violent, and hypnotic to watch, the third in the trilogy (and probably the darkest) is a pretty good flick, considering most of us missed the interesting craziness of the Joker. Still! Never mind. At least Tom Hardy was around with that crab on his face, doing a fairly electronic interpretation of the back-breaking Bane. And on top of that, Anne Hathaway was around to play Catwoman too, and was just perrrrrrfect in this role.


V for Vendetta
5) V for Vendetta
V for Vendetta is a dystopian and revisionist adventure starring Natalie Portman. In it, we see her befriending and then questioning the notorious masked vigilante, Guy Fawkes (played by Hugo Weaving), who starts a great revolution in sunny old England. Today, Guy's popular mask has become a sign for Anonymous -- an activist group which brings about rebellion in countries and cultures around the world.


4) Watchmen
Just like V this film is another masterpiece directed by Zack Snyder, and tell's the tale of a group of unorthodox superheroes who play by their own rules. Rules, I might add, which were based on an amazing graphic novel created by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, and in my opinion, has to be seen to be believed.


Batman Returns
3) Batman Returns
Tim Burton's visual style and the ingenuity and originality of Michael Keaton, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Danny DeVito, made this into one hell of an epic movie. Tim creates a world full of wicked misfits and blends them together with a playful yet dark gothic nuance. 


2) Superman -- 1978 version
When Christopher Reeve’s first took to the sky's nobody would have guessed the impact he would have on generations to come.  His brilliant performance as Clark Kent (AKA Superman) blends together love, humor, adventure, and action, delivering a great tribute to a great American superhero.


1) The Dark Knight
The second movie in the trilogy is probably one of the best superhero movies ever made, and definitely the best one in the DC Comics’ universe, thanks to Heath Ledger’s exceptional and sinister Joker, Christian Bale’s dark and conflicted Batman, Aaron Eckhart’s scary Harvey Dent, and Gary Oldman’s fierce Lieutenant Gordon. The movie is intense, electrifying, and everything anyone could have ever hoped to see in a Batman film.


More movies to look forward to that might make it to this list include: Suicide Squad, which is already pretty hyped because the character of Harley Quinn is making a lot of noise. Next would be Wonder Woman, which everyone is expecting to be a blast after briefly seeing Gal Gadot take over the role and leaving people wanting more-more-more. And last, but not least, there is of course The Justice League, hopefully redeeming Batman vs Superman of its sins.

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