Worst DC comics adaptations

by kranitz_peti | created - 23 Oct 2011 | updated - 22 Nov 2015 | Public

i didnt add the oldschool cartoons like superfriends and the others. they are bad but i love them. by the way i love these as well but they were really ment to be in this list

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1. Krypto the Superdog (2005–2006)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

5.6
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The adventures of the Kryptonian superhero dog and his friends.

Stars: Sam Vincent, Michael Dobson, Tabitha St. Germain, Lee Tockar

Votes: 704

2. Teen Titans Go! (2013– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

4.8
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Superhero roommates Robin, Cyborg, Starfire, Raven and Beast Boy love saving the day, but what happens when they're done fighting crime?

Stars: Greg Cipes, Scott Menville, Khary Payton, Tara Strong

Votes: 10,727

3. Arrow (2012– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.8
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Spoiled billionaire playboy Oliver Queen is missing and presumed dead when his yacht is lost at sea. He returns five years later a changed man, determined to clean up the city as a hooded vigilante armed with a bow.

Stars: Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey, Susanna Thompson

Votes: 351,118

4. Catwoman (2004)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy

3.3
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27 Metascore

A shy woman, endowed with the speed, reflexes, and senses of a cat, walks a thin line between criminal and hero, even as a detective doggedly pursues her, fascinated by both of her personas.

Director: Pitof | Stars: Halle Berry, Sharon Stone, Benjamin Bratt, Lambert Wilson

Votes: 95,078 | Gross: $40.20M

5. Superboy (1988–1992)

30 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

6.5
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The adventures of the Man of Steel in his teenage years.

Stars: Stacy Haiduk, Gerard Christopher, Peter Jay Fernandez, Zevi Wolmark

Votes: 892

6. Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993–1997)

TV-PG | 46 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.8
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In addition to fighting evil, Superman has a burning romance with Lois Lane in both his identities.

Stars: Dean Cain, Teri Hatcher, Lane Smith, K Callan

Votes: 17,373

7. Supergirl (1984)

PG | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

4.3
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After losing a powerful orb, Kara, Superman's cousin, comes to Earth to retrieve it and instead finds herself up against a wicked witch.

Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Helen Slater, Faye Dunaway, Peter O'Toole, Hart Bochner

Votes: 15,690 | Gross: $13.60M

8. The Adventures of Superpup (1958 TV Short)

22 min | Short

3.7
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Superpup, secretly the intrepid reporter Bark Bent of the Daily Bugle, must save his friend and co-worker Pamela Poodle from the clutches from the evil Professor Sheepdip.

Director: Cal Howard | Stars: Billy Curtis, Ruth Delfino, Angelo Rossitto, Frank Delfino

Votes: 88

9. Smallville (2001–2011)

TV-PG | 60 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.5
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A young Clark Kent struggles to find his place in the world as he learns to harness his alien powers for good and deals with the typical troubles of teenage life in Smallville, Kansas.

Stars: Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack, Kristin Kreuk

Votes: 103,957

10. Superman III (1983)

PG | 125 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

4.9
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42 Metascore

Synthetic kryptonite laced with tar splits Superman in two: good Clark Kent and bad Man of Steel.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Richard Pryor, Margot Kidder, Jackie Cooper

Votes: 55,503 | Gross: $59.95M

11. Swamp Thing (1982)

PG | 91 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.4
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50 Metascore

After a violent incident with a special chemical, a research scientist is turned into a swamp plant monster.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Louis Jourdan, Adrienne Barbeau, Ray Wise, David Hess

Votes: 10,682

12. Teen Titans (2003–2006)

TV-14 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.8
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A team of five teenaged superheroes save the world from many villains around their city while experiencing things normal teens face today.

Stars: Hynden Walch, Scott Menville, Greg Cipes, Khary Payton

Votes: 20,175

13. Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo (2006 TV Movie)

TV-Y7 | 75 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

7.2
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After a battle with a high-tech villain named, Saiko-Tek, the Teen Titans travel to the city of Tokyo where they find themselves embroiled in a conflict with an ancient enemy.

Directors: Michael Chang, Ben Jones, Matt Youngberg | Stars: Greg Cipes, Scott Menville, Khary Payton, Tara Strong

Votes: 2,733

14. Static Shock (2000–2004)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.3
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In the city of Dakota, a teenage boy with electricity based powers, with the help of his inventive friend, fights crime as a superhero.

Stars: Phil LaMarr, Jason Marsden, Kevin Michael Richardson, Michele Morgan

Votes: 3,780

15. Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt (2003 TV Movie)

90 min | Action, Biography, Comedy

6.7
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When the Batmobile is stolen, Adam West and Burt Ward search for it while remembering their days as the stars of the Batman live action series.

Director: Paul A. Kaufman | Stars: Adam West, Burt Ward, Jack Brewer, Jason Marsden

Votes: 1,660

16. Justice League of America (1997 TV Movie)

86 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

3.1
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An evil Weather Man intent on destroying New Metro City with a series of malevolent meteorological mishaps? Can the super-powered (and semi-employed) Justice League of America save the day?... See full summary »

Directors: Félix Enríquez Alcalá, Lewis Teague | Stars: Matthew Settle, Kimberly Oja, John Kassir, Michelle Hurd

Votes: 880

17. Steel (1997)

PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

2.8
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John Henry Irons designs weapons for the military. When his project to create weapons that harmlessly neutralize soldiers is sabotaged, he leaves in disgust. When he sees gangs are using ... See full summary »

Director: Kenneth Johnson | Stars: Shaquille O'Neal, Annabeth Gish, Judd Nelson, Richard Roundtree

Votes: 9,481 | Gross: $1.71M

18. Birds of Prey (2002–2003)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.6
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In the future, long after the Batman has driven himself into exile, his legacy lives on in the form of the Birds of Prey--Black Canary, Oracle, and the Huntress.

Stars: Ashley Scott, Dina Meyer, Rachel Skarsten, Shemar Moore

Votes: 3,687

19. Wonder Woman (2009 Video)

PG-13 | 74 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.4
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A modern man's trespass of the island of the Amazons enables an imprisoned war god to escape and Princess Diana wins the responsibility to recapture him.

Director: Lauren Montgomery | Stars: Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion, Alfred Molina, Rosario Dawson

Votes: 13,300

20. The Flash (1990–1991)

TV-PG | 48 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy

7.3
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A police forensic scientist, Barry Allen, battles crimes as the super-fast superhero "The Flash".

Stars: John Wesley Shipp, Amanda Pays, Alex Désert, Vito D'Ambrosio

Votes: 5,222

21. The Flash II: Revenge of the Trickster (1991 Video)

88 min | Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

7.1
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Every super hero has his nemesis - and this time Flash has that murderous mischief maker the Trickster (Hamill).

Director: Danny Bilson | Stars: John Wesley Shipp, Amanda Pays, Alex Désert, Mark Hamill

Votes: 784

22. Legion of Super Heroes (2006–2008)

Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

7.2
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The adventures of a young Clark Kent, as Superman, during his time with a team of teenage superheroes in the far future.

Stars: Yuri Lowenthal, Andy Milder, Kari Wahlgren, Adam Wylie

Votes: 1,143

23. Legends of the Superheroes (1979)

100 min | Action, Comedy, Adventure

6.2
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A teamup of some of DC Comics' greatest superheroes together, for 2 specials: a race to stop the united supervillains' plot to destroy the earth, then later a roast in tribute to all of the heroes hosted by Ed McMahon.

Stars: Jeff Altman, Charlie Callas, Gabriel Dell, Howard Morris

Votes: 363

24. Beware the Batman (2013–2014)

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.4
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Batman, a crime-fighting vigilante of Gotham City, goes up against the underworld.

Stars: Anthony Ruivivar, Sumalee Montano, JB Blanc, Kurtwood Smith

Votes: 3,343

25. Gotham (2014– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.9
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The story behind Detective James Gordon's rise to prominence in Gotham City in the years before Batman's arrival.

Stars: Ben McKenzie, Jada Pinkett Smith, Donal Logue, Camren Bicondova

Votes: 171,252

26. The Flash (2014– )

TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.0
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After being struck by lightning, Barry Allen wakes up from his coma to discover he's been given the power of super speed, becoming the Flash, fighting crime in Central City.

Stars: Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Carlos Valdes

Votes: 242,596

27. Supergirl (2015– )

TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.5
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The adventures of Superman's cousin in her own superhero career.

Stars: Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh, Jeremy Jordan

Votes: 79,176

28. Batman Unlimited (2015– )

3 min

7.4
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This merchandise show displays short episodic battles, and other encounters, around Batman and his Batfamily like Nightwing, Red Robin and Robin. The episodes manage without dialogues.

Stars: Roger Craig Smith, Yuri Lowenthal, Troy Baker, Brian T. Delaney

Votes: 147

29. Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts (2015 Video)

Not Rated | 78 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

5.8
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Batman, with the help of the Flash, Green Arrow, Nightwing, and Red Robin, has to try and get to the bottom of the mysterious robotic animals attacking Gotham.

Director: Butch Lukic | Stars: Roger Craig Smith, Chris Diamantopoulos, Will Friedle, Charlie Schlatter

Votes: 2,186

30. Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem (2015 Video)

PG | 81 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

5.8
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The Joker is aided in his Halloween quest to render modern technology useless and take over Gotham City by Solomon Grundy, Silver Banshee, Clayface and Scarecrow.

Director: Butch Lukic | Stars: Troy Baker, Eric Bauza, Steve Blum, Janell Cox

Votes: 1,841