Here are 25 movies you should watch if you love the actors from the DCEU!

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Nocturnal Animals

Michael Shannon may play General Zod, but the casting was never particularly surprising. He has a long list of film roles that include pretty out there characters. From Bug to the terrible agent in The Shape of Water, Shannon is Hollywood’s go-to creep who is guaranteed to make you feel uncomfortable.

So why Nocturnal Animals over something like The Shape of Water? This Tom Ford movie brings a new side to Shannon that we haven’t really seen before. It is a role that gives him depth, and you almost feel bad for him, wanting him to survive and keeping us invested in his character.

The movie is split into two parts. Jake Gyllenhaal and Amy Adams are a couple who used to be married. When he sends her his manuscript, we’re transported into the world of the story. Going back and forth between their real life and the couple in the novel, it is clear that there are deep-seated issues and connections between life and fiction.

Shannon’s character is not part of the “real life” story, just a character in the novel, but he’s almost more compelling than either of the main characters. He has a multitude of layers (including those flowing shirts) and just wants to help a man get vengeance for his family.