4. Wonder Woman
The crowning achievement of the DCEU, Wonder Woman finally took the gloomy extended universe to the heights we all knew it was capable of, and it gave its titular heroine the long overdue solo movie we had all been waiting on. To say it was a success would be an understatement.
There are so many things that Wonder Woman gets right. From its period setting to its uplifting tone, the film captured the essence of the real Wonder Woman so well, wearing its heart on its sleeve and filling us all with hope. Gal Gadot did a wonderful job here, showing us a much softer side to Diana than we saw in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and delivering a performance worthy of the character's first solo adventure on the silver screen.
The movie is a tale of hope, which in many ways makes it the antithesis of the DCEU (and perhaps the biggest indicator of why some of those early movies just didn't work). That's Wonder Woman in a nutshell, and seeing that hope personified in her actions made for some absolutely stunning scenes. You won't find a better example of that than the goosebump-inducing "No Man's Land" scene, which might just be the greatest moment in comic book movie history. Chills, everytime.
Wonder Woman is an incredible movie; one that can be appreciated by non-comic book fans, too. It's a masterpiece that transcended the shared universe it was part of to become one of the greatest superhero movies ever made. Some might even call it the greatest, and I for sure won't argue with that.