With the highly anticipated premiere of “The Flash (2023)” hitting screens this week, it’s time to dive into the exhilarating world of the DC Extended Universe. From battling villains to witnessing awe-inspiring superpowers, these films have captivated audiences worldwide. Today, we’re delving deep into what makes these movies truly unforgettable.

Hold onto your seats as we unveil the definitive ranking of the best-loved movies from this extraordinary universe. And trust us when we say, there are some surprises in store that’ll leave you on the edge of your seat! But first and foremost, let’s talk about a stand-out film that has taken its place at number one – “The Suicide Squad” responsible for an astounding 17.45% of audience adoration. It seems bigger doesn’t always mean better since its predecessor lands all the way down in eighth place!

Brace yourselves as we journey through a superhero smorgasbord where empowering tales like “Wonder Woman” and epic masterpieces such as “Zack Snyder’s Justice League” also claim their well-deserved spots atop this remarkable cinematic podium. Ready? Lights out… superheroes assemble!

13Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of Harley Quinn) (2020)

Photo: Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of Harley Quinn) (2020) – Directed by Cathy Yan

Harley Quinn joins forces with a singer, an assassin and a police detective to help a young girl who had a hit placed on her after she stole a rare diamond from a crime lord.

12Shazam! Fury of the Gods (2023)

Photo: Shazam! Fury of the Gods (2023) – Directed by David F. Sandberg

Billy Batson and his foster siblings, who transform into superheroes by saying “Shazam!”, are forced to get back into action and fight the Daughters of Atlas, who they must stop from using a weapon that could destroy the world.

11Justice League (2017)

Photo: Justice League (2017) – Directed by Zack Snyder

Fuelled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne and Diana Prince assemble a team of metahumans consisting of Barry Allen, Arthur Curry and Victor Stone to face the catastrophic threat of Steppenwolf and the Parademons who are on the hunt for three Mother Boxes on Earth.

10Wonder Woman 1984 (2020)

Photo: Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) – Directed by Patty Jenkins

A botched store robbery places Wonder Woman in a global battle against a powerful and mysterious ancient force that puts her powers in jeopardy.

9Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

Photo: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) – Directed by Zack Snyder

Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.

8Suicide Squad (2016)

Photo: Suicide Squad (2016) – Directed by David Ayer

From DC Comics comes the Suicide Squad, an antihero team of incarcerated supervillains who act as deniable assets for the United States government, undertaking high-risk black ops missions in exchange for commuted prison sentences.

7Black Adam (2022)

Photo: Black Adam (2022) – Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra

Nearly 5,000 years after he was bestowed with the almighty powers of the Egyptian gods—and imprisoned just as quickly – Black Adam is freed from his earthly tomb, ready to unleash his unique form of justice on the modern world.

6Man of Steel (2013)

Photo: Man of Steel (2013) – Directed by Zack Snyder

A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.

5Aquaman (2018)

Photo: Aquaman (2018) – Directed by James Wan

Once home to the most advanced civilization on Earth, Atlantis is now an underwater kingdom ruled by the power-hungry King Orm. With a vast army at his disposal, Orm plans to conquer the remaining oceanic people and then the surface world. Standing in his way is Arthur Curry, Orm’s half-human, half-Atlantean brother and true heir to the throne.

4Shazam! (2019)

Photo: Shazam! (2019) – Directed by David F. Sandberg

A boy is given the ability to become an adult superhero in times of need with a single magic word.

3Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021)

Photo: Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021) – Directed by Zack Snyder

Determined to ensure Superman’s ultimate sacrifice was not in vain, Bruce Wayne aligns forces with Diana Prince with plans to recruit a team of metahumans to protect the world from an approaching threat of catastrophic proportions.


2Wonder Woman (2017)

Photo: Wonder Woman (2017) – Directed by Patty Jenkins

An Amazon princess comes to the world of Man in the grips of the First World War to confront the forces of evil and bring an end to human conflict.

1The Suicide Squad (2021)

Photo: The Suicide Squad (2021) – Directed by James Gunn

Supervillains Harley Quinn, Bloodsport, Peacemaker and a collection of nutty cons at Belle Reve prison join the super-secret, super-shady Task Force X as they are dropped off at the remote, enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese.


Source: JustWatch – Based on JustWatch global popularity score for DCEU moviesx available for streaming.