12. The Flash
The movie that was once marketed as one of the greatest superhero movies of all time, The Flash ended up becoming a bit of a swan song for the DCEU due its impending reset. The finished product was a bit more divisive than that, but it did provide a mostly fulfilling conclusion to the shared universe it was part of, while also offering up some nods to the thrills it has provided us with over the past decade.
The storyline was well-executed while the CGI was questionable, but in the midst of all of that, The Flash had a heart. Ezra Miller delivered their best work as the DCEU's Barry Allen and Sasha Cale proved an intriguing addition as the wild card Supergirl, but it was Michael Keaton's long-awaited return as Batman that truly elevated the movie above the typical modern superhero fare. The movie takes a while to get going, but it's instantly dialled up to a 10 whenever he appears on-screen as he effortlessly recaptures the broody charm of his timeless Dark Knight. He is, after all, Batman.
11. Blue Beetle
The movie that exists somewhere in between the DCEU and the DC Universe, Blue Beetle marked the cinematic debut of its title hero. Xolo Maridueña starred as a young Jaime Reyes and it's safe to say her understood the assignment, capturing the essence of the character, his sense of humor, his earnestness, and his strength perfectly.
Blue Beetle is a delightfully refreshing superhero movie that ditches much of the typical end-of-world stakes of the genre in its current form for a more thoughtful, family-driven storyline. It's all the better for it, because it's the best DC movie in a very long time. It's also a welcome step forward for Latin representation of the big screen, so here's hoping it has paved the way for more outings to follow (whether that's a Blue Beetle sequel or not).
Whatever happens with the character's future in the DCU, I hope we get to see Xolo Maridueña return as Blue Beetle in the near-future.