DC movies in order: DC Extended Universe timeline explained (2024)

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Whether it’s Wonder Woman, Aquaman, or the Robert Pattinson-led The Batman, there are plenty of blockbuster films in the modern DC Extended Universe. But these successes pale in comparison to Marvel's. That studio is churning out a new film that makes a billion dollars every couple of months. This has led to James Gunn taking over DC films and starting a reboot.

One of the first films set to debut under Gunn's leadership is The Flash, which will hit theatres on 16 June. That film is expected to serve as a multiverse-hopping adventure featuring multiple versions of many DC characters, with Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck both appearing in the trailer for the film as Batman. Gunn himself has said the film is going to change the DC Universe after the events of The Flash, something that could allow him to accomplish an on-screen reboot of the DC universe while also keeping some fan favourites (like Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman and Jason Mamoa's Aquaman) in their roles.

Despite decades of movies, the "official" DCEU didn’t technically begin until 2013, with the Superman reboot Man of Steel.

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And with Michael Keaton, who played Batman in both 1989’s Batman and 1991’s Batman Returns, returning as the caped crusader, it raises the prospect of other characters and events in previous DC films being referenced in the new DC film universe. Sure, it’s complicated, but it opens the door to connecting every DC film to the new Gunn-led universe. This all has us wondering: If you wanted to watch every DC film in chronological order, how would you do it?

We put our thinking caps on and came up with a definitive 37-film order for every movie featuring DC characters. Since we did this chronologically, or by when each film is set, we’re starting with Wonder Woman, which released in 2017 but is set during World War I.

We've also included a guide to DC TV shows at the bottom.

Every DC movie in chronological order

If you'd prefer to watch every DC movie based on the order they were released in cinemas, we've included a separate list at the bottom. We have also included a spoiler-free version of this guide, a Superman order, and an order for watching all eight "official" DCEU films (which is different from our guide that showcases every movie featuring DC characters). We even have a release date order for all the live-action DC TV shows.

NOTE: THERE ARE SPOILERS BELOW.

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Wonder Woman (2017)

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Let's start with one of the more recent films from DC because it's set against the backdrop of World War I. Wonder Woman serves as an origin story for the Amazonian goddess Diana (Gal Gadot). She rescues US pilot Steve Trevor (Chris Pine), and after interrogating him, learns of a German scientist working to make a deadlier version of mustard gas. She believes the scientist is the evil God of War known as Ares in disguise, so she leaves her island home of Themyscira in the hopes of facing Ares and ultimately stopping the release of his poisonous gas.

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Superman and The Mole Men (1951)

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The first official superhero movie featuring DC characters sees George Reeves star as the Man of Steel. Superman, as his alter ego Clark Kent, along with Lois Lane (Phyllis Coates), goes to investigate the world's deepest oil well only to discover a race of humanoid creatures who have emerged from underground. This film, directed by Lee Sholem, was intended to drum up interest in the Adventures of Superman, a TV show that premiered the following year.

Another film intended to pique interest in a new TV series was 1966's Batman. It sees Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as his sidekick Robin. Interestingly, the Caped Crusader faces off with not one but four of his most fearsome foes: Catwoman, The Penguin, The Riddler, and Cesar Romero's Joker.

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Superman (1978)

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Superman started the superhero movie genre. We see Superman's origin story, in which his father Jor-El (Marlon Brando) sends him from the dying world of Krypton to Earth, where his unique molecular structure gives him superpowers. He's raised by the Kents until he learns the truth about where he comes from and has to face off against Lex Luthor (Gene Hackman), who has a plan to sink the entire west coast of the US using a nuclear weapon.

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Superman II (1980)

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A hydrogen bomb is sent into space by Superman and inadvertently releases three Kryptonian war criminals led by General Zod (Terence Stamp). Granted the same powers as Superman, the three Kryptonians set out to conquer Earth. Meanwhile, simultaneously, Superman rids himself of his powers so he may live a normal life with Lois Lane (Margot Kidder). Richard Donner directed both Superman I and the sequel Superman II.

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Joker (2019)

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We know 2019's Joker isn't officially part of the DCEU film universe - James Gunn has referred to it as taking place in Elseworlds, basically meaning it's not canon to the other DC films. We're still recommending it in your DC watch because it has DC characters and gives you an idea of how Batman's most notorious villain came to be, well, the Joker. Plus, with DC planning to retroactively add older characters, like Michael Keaton's Batman, to the DCEU, we could end up seeing Joaquin Phoenix's Joker taking on Batman down the line.

Set entirely in a 1981 version of Gotham, which is why it earns its place earlier in our watch guide, Joker tells the story of Arthur Fleck, a mentally ill man who works as a party clown while dreaming of becoming a stand-up comedian. Phoenix won an Oscar for best actor for his performance, while Todd Phillips wrote and directed. A sequel to the film, Joker: Folie à Deux, is due out in 2024 with Lady Gaga joining as Harley Quinn.

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Superman III (1983)

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Superman III marks a precipitous fall in quality from the first two Superman films, perhaps because a new director, Richard Lester, was brought on board. His rendition sees Christopher Reeves return as Clark Kent, who heads back to his hometown of Smallville, Kansas. Meanwhile, the CEO of Webscoe, Ross Webster (Robert Vaughn), hires a talented but klutzy computer programmer (Richard Pryor) to help him destroy his competitors and kill Superman.

Supergirl is the forgotten spinoff from the Christopher Reeves' Superman films. It was a box office and critical disappointment, but it does give a glimpse of the future of interconnected universes in superhero films. Supergirl follows Kara Zor-El, a Kryptonian refugee who lives in Argo City and accidentally loses a device that powers the entire city. But we see Kara follow it all the way to Earth, with the hope of getting it back.

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Superman IV (1987)

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The final Christopher Reeve's Superman film sees the Man of Steel take on a nuclear arms race. When Superman announces that he intends to destroy every nuclear weapon, the nations of Earth agree to and begin to shoot the weapons into space. Superman intends to collect them in space and throw them into the Sun. However, Superman's nemesis, Lex Luthor (Gene Hackman), attaches a strand of Superman's hair to one of the nukes, and when it's thrown into the sun, it creates another super-powered being, Nuclear Man (Mark Pillow), who equals Superman's power. Sydney J Furie directed The Quest for Peace.

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The Return of the Swamp Thing (1987)

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Abby Arcane (Heather Locklear) heads to the Everglades in Florida to find her stepfather, Anton Arcane (Louis Jourdan), who was resurrected following the end of the first Swamp Thing film. Arcane has begun creating a race of human-alien hybrids, so when he tries to experiment on his daughter next, it's up to Swamp Thing (Dick Durock) to stop him. Jim Wynorski directed The Return of Swamp Thing.

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Batman (1989)

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This reboot sees the debut of Michael Keaton as Batman. (Keaton is expected to reprise the role of Batman once again in an upcoming Flash film. There are also rumours of a Keaton-helmed Batman Beyond feature film coming.) Anyway, Tim Burton directed this film, which sees Keaton's version of the Caped Crusader taking on a disfigured gangster, the Joker, played by Jack Nicholson.

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Batman & Robin (1997)

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Joel Schumacher again directed this film, albeit to much less critical success than previous Batman films. We would argue that this film is a subtle comedic masterpiece thanks to the nipples and codpieces on all of the batsuits and Arnold Schwarzenegger's Mr. Freeze slinging ice-related puns every second he's on the screen. The film sees George Clooney take a turn as Batman/Bruce Wayne, Chris O'Donnell return as Robin, and Alicia Silverstone make the big-screen debut of Batgirl. There's also Uma Thurman as Poison Ivy. Yeah. So 90s.

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Steel (1997)

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Steel is a relic from a moment in the late 1990s - when people thought Shaquille O'Neal could be a movie star. It has the NBA big man take on the origin story of Steel, aka John Henry Irons, an advanced weapons designer who makes a suit of armour to fight crime after he sees his weapons used by criminals. Yes, this sounds a lot like the plot of Iron Man.

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Catwoman (2004)

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Catwoman stars Halle Berry as Patience Phillips, a timid ad designer for a cosmetics company. When she's discovered listening to a conversation about the dangerous side effects of the company's product, she is murdered by corporate goons. However, she's resurrected by a mysterious cat and awakens as a new woman.

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Constantine (2005)

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Keanu Reeves stars as John Constantine, a detective who works with the occult. Think Columbo mixed with the priest from The Exorcist. While not a huge box office theatrical hit, the film has been graced with a long life on US cable TV. Directed by Francis Lawrence and inspired by the comics from Alan Moore, Constantine is a titular detective battling terminal lung cancer while facing eternal damnation for having attempted suicide. If cancer wasn't a big enough enemy, he also has to stop Satan's son, Mammon, from seizing Earth.

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Batman Begins (2005)

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The first chapter in Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy sees a disenchanted Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) leave Gotham and find his way into the League of Shadows. He's trained by the organisation's leader Ra's Al Ghul (Liam Neeson) before he heads back to Gotham and begins cleaning up the crime. But he discovers a sinister plot to destroy the city using a fear-inducing hallucinogen.

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Superman Returns (2006)

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A false start at resetting the Superman universe, this film is a sequel to the first two Christopher Reeves' Superman films. But it ignores the events of the third and fourth films. It's the toughest film to place in our timeline because it's supposed to be set five years after Superman II, which took place in 1982, but it ignores all that and somehow takes place in "modern-day" 2006.

Brandon Routh stars as Clark Kent/Superman, who returns to Earth after a five-year absence to find his archnemesis Lex Luthor (Kevin Spacey) plotting to kill him and destroy the US to create his own continent that he can rule. Superman also has to deal with problems with his love life, as Lois Lane (Kate Bosworth) has moved on from him during his absence from Earth.

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Arguably the best superhero film ever made, The Dark Knight sees Christian Bale return as Bruce Wayne, dealing with Heath Ledger’s iconic Joker. Wayne seeks a way out of his life as Batman, and believes he’s found it in the form of new Gotham district attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart). Unfortunately, the Joker has his own plans for Dent. This is the second film in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy.

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Watchmen (2009)

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Directed by Zack Snyder and based on the Alan Moore comics, Watchmen tells the story of an ageing group of superheroes who discover that there may be a plot to eliminate them one by one. The film takes place separately from the rest of the DC Extended Universe. It’s set in an alternate history version of America, and there is no Gotham or Metropolis. But the Watchmen have come face to face with members of the Justice League on the pages of DC Comics.

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Jonah Hex

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Boasting an astounding 12% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, Jonah Hex is certainly one of the most forgettable movies on this list. But, if you're intent on watching absolutely everything DC, then you should watch Josh Brolin portray Jonah Hex, a Confederate soldier who is out for revenge against Quentin Turnbull (John Malkovich), his former commanding officer. Turnbull killed his wife and son and left Hex for dead, but Hex was revived and given the power to resurrect the dead for a short period of time. Keep in mind that Brolin portrayed Hex right before switching universes - and franchises - to be Thanos in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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Green Lantern

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Ryan Reynolds stars as Hal Jordan, the newest recruit in the Green Lantern Corps, an ancient order sworn to protect the galaxy using the powers granted to them by their powerful Green Lantern rings. They have the power to create anything the wearer can imagine. Jordan is slow to understand his powers before he is thrust into action to defend Earth from the former Green Lantern-turned-evil Parallax (Clancy Brown). If you want a quicker version of the movie, see Ryan Reynolds’ Cut of Green Lantern on Twitter.

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Man of Steel (2013)

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The film that kicked off the official DC Extended Universe, which includes just eight titles, sees Henry Cavill take on the mantle of Superman. The star-studded origin story casts Russell Crowe as Superman's birth father, Jor-El, as well as Kevin Costner and Diane Lane as the Kents who adopt and raise Superman and named him Clark.

In the film, we see Clark, who blames himself following his adopted father's death, travel the world and attempt to hide his true identity and powers. Eventually, Clark must accept his identity as Superman in order to save the planet from a group of evil Kryptonians led by General Zod (Michael Shannon).

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Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

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Batman v Superman shows how two of the most recognizable superheroes end up hating each other. Ben Affleck's Batman views Cavill's Superman as an unstoppable alien force that's too great a risk to leave unattended. Meanwhile, Superman views Batman's brand of vigilante justice as just another example of crime running rampant. While they each work to outmanoeuvre the other, Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) is behind the scenes making a weapon powerful enough to beat them both. Zack Snyder directed Dawn of Justice.

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Suicide Squad (2016)

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Suicide Squad takes place one year after the conclusion of Batman v Superman and sees the government considering new ideas in the wake of Superman's death. This leads to the creation of a new team of crime fighters, called Task Force X, which is composed of imprisoned supervillains like Deadshot (Will Smith), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), and more. The villains have to come together to stop another recruit for the squad - a demonic witch known as Enchantress - from destroying Midway City.

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Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021)

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Released to HBO Max in 2021, the Snyder Cut lets the director who started the DCEU finish his creation off after he was forced to leave production of 2017's Justice League due to a family tragedy. While the new film is an insane four hours long, it is a huge improvement over the 2017 version of the film. If you're really into weird stuff, check out the newly released black and white cut on HBO Max, titled Justice is Grey.

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Aquaman (2018)

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James Wan wrote and directed the first standalone Aquaman film starring Jason Momoa as the title character. It sees Arthur, aka Aquaman, forced to stop his half-brother, Orm (Patrick Wilson), who is uniting the underwater people in the hopes of attacking the surface. In order to halt their plans, he has to obtain a mythical trident that belonged to one of Atlantis' original rulers.

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Shazam (2019)

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In Shazam, Billy Batson (Asher Angel), a 14-year-old orphan, is chosen by an ancient wizard (Djimon Hounsou). By saying the word Shazam, he is transformed into Shazam and has powers like superhuman strength and speed. He begins to learn how to use his powers with a fellow foster child, Freddy Freeman (Jack Dylan Grazer), before he's confronted by Thaddeus Sivana (Mark Strong), who was deemed unworthy by the wizard as a child.

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Birds of Prey (2020)

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Birds of Prey sees Margot Robbie return as Harley Quinn (who she played in Suicide Squad). Harley is fresh off a breakup with the Joker and dealing with it in some pretty destructive ways that put her on the wrong side of a crime lord named Roman Sionis. Quinn joins forces with The Huntress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) and Black Canary (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) to take down Sionis (Ewan McGregor) and his criminal empire.

Swamp Thing (1982)

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Swamp Thing isn't as well known as his DC counterparts, Batman and Superman, but his 1982 debut on the big screen is a campy cult classic still worth watching almost 40 years later. The film shows scientist Alec Holland (Ray Wise) transformed into the Swamp Thing after he is doused with a special formula during an attack on his laboratory by a group of terrorists led by Anton Arcane (Louis Jourdan). Wes Craven, who immediately went on to make Nightmare on Elm Street, directed Swamp Thing.

Wonder Woman 1984 (2020)

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This sequel to 2017's Wonder Woman sees Gal Gadot return as Diana Prince in a story set over 50 years after the events of the first film, which took place during WWI and saw her love interest, Steve Trevor (Chris Pine), die. Thanks to a powerful artefact, Diana can bring Steve back to life, but it comes with a high price to pay. The film also stars Kristen Wiig as the Cheetah and Pedro Pascal as the conman Maxwell Lord.

Batman Returns (1992)

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The second and final Batman film directed by Tim Burton sees Keaton's Batman take on Oswald Cobblepot, aka the Penguin (Danny DeVito). The film revolves around Penguin's plan to seize power in Gotham, with the help of Max Shreck, a millionaire who wants to build a power plant in the city. Batman teams up with Catwoman (Michelle Pfeiffer) to foil the two's plans.

Batman Forever (1994)

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With Batman Forever, we have Joel Schumacher directing and Val Kilmer as Bruce Wayne. It sees Batman contend with not only Two-Face (Tommy Lee Jones) but also a former employee at Wayne Enterprises, Edward Nygma (Jim Carrey), who becomes the Riddler. Batman also takes in a young man, Dick Grayson (Chris O'Donnell), after his parents are killed by Two-Face. Once Grayson realizes Bruce Wayne's secret identity, he joins him as his sidekick Robin.

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

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The conclusion to Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy sees an ageing Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) literally hit rock bottom as he faces off against Bane (Tom Hardy) and a newly resurgent League of Shadows bent on destroying Gotham.

Justice League (2017)

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Batman (Ben Affleck) and Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) are outgunned and still reeling from the death of Superman (Henry Cavill) in Batman v Superman, so Justice League sees the classic superhero team unite to take on Steppenwolf, a villain who is out to terraform Earth into an uninhabitable planet like his own home. We highly recommend you skip this one for the new Zack Snyder cut of Justice League on HBO Max. Joss Whedon took over the production of this film halfway through, and let's just say it shows in this version.

The Suicide Squad (2021)

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Another major release that went straight to HBO Max in 2021 is James Gunn's Suicide Squad. Gunn wrote and directed the film, which saw many members of the first Suicide Squad film return, like Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn and Joel Kinnaman's Rick Flag. Other than that, the film isn't really connected to the 2016 film, with DCEU producer Peter Safran referring to the film as a total reboot of the Suicide Squad. Regardless, we're just excited by the talking shark and the giant starfish.This being James Gunn's first film in the DC universe also makes it a must-watch before the new films start hitting theatres.

Optional: Peacemaker (2022 - TV show)

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OK, so this isn't a DC movie, but it was written and produced by James Gunn. It's also gotten pretty great reviews but, because it's a TV show, you can consider it optional viewing. The series is a spinoff of John Cena's Peacemaker, who debuted in 2021's Suicide Squad. It airs in the US on HBO Max and picks up with Peacemaker following his fight to the death with Joel Kinnaman's Rick Flag. The show sees Peacemaker join a black ops squad controlled by an organization known as A.R.G.U.S. to help stop butterfly-like alien creatures.

The Batman (2022)

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The latest DC film on the docket is Matt Reeves' The Batman.

The latest Batman adaptation sees Robert Pattinson star as the new Bruce Wayne. Pattinson's Batman will face off with two different members of his iconic rogue's gallery: Penguin, played by Colin Farrell; and The Riddler, played by Paul Dano. Batman won't take them on alone, however, as Zoë Kravitz is slated to star as Catwoman. The Batman, along with any future sequels, will take place in what James Gunn has called "Elseworlds," which means, like Todd Phillips' Joker, it's going to take place in a separate universe from the DCEU past and its future with James Gunn.

Spoiler-free version: Every DC movie order at a glance

DC movies in chronological order

Here is the bulleted, spoiler-free version of the guide above.

  • Wonder Woman (2017)
  • Superman and the Mole Men (1951)
  • Batman: The Movie (1966)
  • Superman (1978)
  • Superman II (1980)
  • Joker (2019)
  • Swamp Thing (1982)
  • Superman III (1983)
  • Supergirl (1984)
  • Wonder Woman 1984 (2020)
  • Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)
  • The Return of Swamp Thing (1989)
  • Batman (1989)
  • Batman Returns (1992)
  • Batman Forever (1995)
  • Batman & Robin (1997)
  • Steel (1997)
  • Catwoman (2004)
  • Constantine (2005)
  • Batman Begins (2005)
  • Superman Returns (2006)
  • The Dark Knight (2008)
  • Watchmen (2009)
  • Jonah Hex (2010)
  • Green Lantern (2011)
  • The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
  • Man of Steel (2013)
  • Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
  • Suicide Squad (2016)
  • Justice League (2017)
  • Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021)
  • Aquaman (2018)
  • Shazam (2018)
  • Birds of Prey (2020)
  • The Suicide Squad (2021)
  • Optional: Peacemaker (2022 - TV show)
  • The Batman (2022)

DC movies theatrical release date order

Here is every movie featuring DC characters, but in the order that they released in cinemas.

  • Superman and the Mole Men (1951)
  • Batman: The Movie (1966)
  • Superman (1978)
  • Superman II (1980)
  • Swamp Thing (1982)
  • Superman III (1983)
  • Supergirl (1984)
  • Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)
  • The Return of Swamp Thing (1989)
  • Batman (1989)
  • Batman Returns (1992)
  • Batman Forever (1995)
  • Batman and Robin (1997)
  • Steel (1997)
  • Catwoman (2004)
  • Constantine (2005)
  • Batman Begins (2005)
  • Superman Returns (2006)
  • The Dark Knight (2008)
  • Watchmen (2009)
  • Green Lantern (2011)
  • The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
  • Man of Steel (2013)
  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
  • Suicide Squad (2016)
  • Wonder Woman (2017)
  • Justice League (2017)
  • Aquaman (2018)
  • Shazam (2018)
  • Joker (2019)
  • Birds of Prey (2020)
  • Wonder Woman 1984 (2020)
  • Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021)
  • The Suicide Squad (2021)
  • The Batman (2022)

Official DC Extended Universe order

Here is every movie in the "official" present-day DCEU:

  • Wonder Woman (2017)
  • Man of Steel (2013)
  • Batman V Superman (Dawn of Justice)
  • Suicide Squad (2016)
  • Justice League (2017)
  • Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021)
  • Aquaman (2018)
  • Shazam (2018)
  • Birds of Prey (2020)
  • Wonder Woman 1984 (2020)
  • The Suicide Squad (2021)
  • Optional: Peacemaker (2022 - TV show)

Superman order

Here is a specific order for the Superman movies (if you want a Batman order, we have a separate guide):

  • Superman (1978)
  • Superman II (1980)
  • Superman III (1983)
  • Superman IV: The Quest For Peace (1987)
  • Superman Returns (2006)
  • Man of Steel (2013)
  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
  • Justice League (2017)
  • Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021

DC TV show order

Didn't think we'd forget about all the live-action TV series in the DC universe, did you? Here's that definitive order:

  • Adventures of Superman (1952 to 58)
  • Batman (1966 to 1968)
  • Shazam (1974 to 1976
  • Wonder Woman (1975 to 1979)
  • Superboy (1988 to 1992)
  • Swamp Thing (1990 to 1993)
  • The Flash (1990 to 1991)
  • Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993 to 1997)
  • Smallville (2001 to 2011)
  • Birds of Prey (2002 to 2003)
  • Arrow (2012 to 2020)
  • Gotham (2014 to 2019)
  • The Flash (2014 to present)
  • Constantine (2014 to 2015)
  • Supergirl (2015 to present)
  • Legends of Tomorrow (2016 to present)
  • Powerless (2017)
  • Black Lightning (2018 to present)
  • Titan (2018 to present)
  • Krypton (2018 to 2019)
  • Doom Patrol (2019 to present)
  • Batwoman (2019 to present)
  • Swamp Thing (2019)
  • Pennyworth (2019 to present)
  • Peacemaker (2022)

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FAQs

Is there a DC chronological order? ›

The chronological order of DC movies begins with Wonder Woman; it's mostly easy and pales in comparison to the monstrous Marvel timeline. Still, some (such as Aquaman, Shazam!, and Birds of Prey) are quite hard to pin down into the correct timeframe. Atlantis doesn't exactly have underwater calendars in every scene.

How many DC Extended Universe movies are there? ›

The DCEU's fifteenth and final film, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, was released on December 22, 2023. The DCEU is the eighth-highest-grossing film franchise and the fourth-highest-grossing superhero film franchise, having grossed more than $7 billion at the global box office.

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The Timeline is a chronological display of the events that happened in the different realities depicted in the DC Extended Universe.

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How to watch the DCAMU movies in chronological order
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In fact, he's many times treated in classic comics as being more optimistic than Superman himself. Thus, while they share the same symbol, similar costumes, and even have identical superpowers, Black Adam and Shazam are not the same.

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The first superhero hero to officially appear on a comic book was Superman. His debut was in Action Comics #1. He was the first superhero really.

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While the DCEU has been a mess since 2016, the past two years have brought the superhero franchise to an unceremonious end … and an uncertain future. In 2022, Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav opted for a reboot of the DCEU due to the critical and financial disappointment of recent films.

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There's a new Superman in town, and it's none other than David Corenswet, the first Jewish actor to star in the role.

Is Deadpool Marvel or DC? ›

Deadpool is a character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by Fabian Nicieza and Rob Liefeld, the character first appeared in New Mutants #98 (December 1990).

Why is it called the DC Extended Universe? ›

The franchise, which had no name, was humorously dubbed the "DC Extended Universe" (DCEU) by Keith Staskiewicz of Entertainment Weekly in July 2015, which became widely used to refer to DC's live-action Justice League franchise over the years under the erroneous assumption that the name was legitimate.

Who is the oldest character in DCEU? ›

The Guardians of the Universe are consistently claimed to be the oldest example of both living and sentient beings. Their lives have spanned across approximately ten billion years, rendering them as old as the Prime Multiverse, itself.

Is DC rebooting the DCEU? ›

This became official in November 2022, and the pair immediately set plans in motion to reboot the DC Extended Universe, bringing the divisive, decade-long franchise to an end and announcing major plans to reinvent DC's live-action characters and storylines with the new DC Universe.

How to watch the DCEU in order? ›

Without further ado, here's how to watch all the DCEU movies in chronological order:
  1. Wonder Woman.
  2. Wonder Woman 1984.
  3. Man of Steel.
  4. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
  5. Suicide Squad.
  6. Justice League // Zack Snyder's Justice League.
  7. Aquaman.
  8. Shazam!
Dec 21, 2023

How do I start watching DC Universe? ›

DC movies in order — sorted by chronological events
  1. Wonder Woman. Set mostly 1918 during World War I; flashbacks to ancient era of the gods.
  2. Wonder Woman 1984. ...
  3. Man of Steel. ...
  4. The Flash. ...
  5. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. ...
  6. Suicide Squad. ...
  7. Aquaman. ...
  8. Shazam!
Jun 4, 2024

Is DC Extended Universe over? ›

James Wan's “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” is the 15th and final installment of the DC Extended Universe (DCEU), and it's safe to say that the franchise has ended in the same way that it started back in 2013: with a whimper.

What's the difference between the Suicide Squad and the Suicide Squad? ›

Suicide Squad is edited like a series of music videos, which make for a great trailer, but not a great movie. While the confusing title may mislead people to think it's a full-on reboot, The Suicide Squad (2021) is both a sequel to the original film and a soft reboot designed to correct the mistakes of Suicide Squad.

Do you need to watch anything before Suicide Squad? ›

"No. You don't have to have seen any other film to understand everything in #TheSuicideSquad." Not only does Gunn's version share a similar title to David Ayer's, but it also shares some of the same cast, such as Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnamen, Viola Davis, and Jai Courtney.

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