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In what order to watch the DC Universe movies and series?

We tell you the best order to watch the movies and series of the DC Universe. Find out where the superheroes are around the DC Comics license.

The DC universe finds in the small and big screen a place to extend its influence beyond the comic book. HBO Max has had a large part of responsibility in this new strategy of the minds behind Batman, Superman and company. With the ease of squeezing them in these days, we tell you in what order you can watch the movies and series, both in chronological and release order.

DC Universe: all series and movies in order of release

  • Man of Steel (2013)
  • Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
  • Suicide Squad (2016)
  • Wonder Woman (2017)
  • Justice League (2017)
  • Aquaman (2018)
  • Doom Patrol Season 1 (2019)
  • Shazam! (2019)
  • Joker (2019)
  • Doom Patrol Season 2 (2020)
  • Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn (2020)
  • Wonder Woman 1984 (2020)
  • Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021)
  • The Suicide Squad (2021)
  • Doom Patrol Season 3 (2021)
  • Peacemaker Season 1 (2022)
  • The Batman (2022)

You should keep in mind that not all the content highlighted in this piece is available on HBO Max. Man of Steel, is not present, and The Batman is days away from arriving on the service.

DC Universe: movies and series in chronological order

In what order to watch the DC Universe movies and series?
The Suicide Squad
  1. Wonder Woman
  2. Wonder Woman 1984
  3. Man of Steel
  4. Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice
  5. Suicide Squad
  6. Justice League
  7. Aquaman
  8. Shazam!
  9. Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn
  10. The Suicide Squad
  11. Peacemaker Season 1

This would be the order looking for a certain temporal coherence between them. Some are left out, such as Zack Snyder's Justice League or The Batman, which remain outside the DC Extended Universe for various reasons.

Other DC Universe series: the 'Arrowverse' in launch order

In what order to watch the DC Universe movies and series?
Batwoman
  • Arrow Season 1 (2012-2013)
  • Arrow Season 2 (2013-2014)
  • The Flash Season 1 (2014-2015)
  • Arrow Season 3 (2014-2015)
  • Arrow Season 4 (2015-2016)
  • The Flash Season 2 (2015-2016)
  • Supergirl Season 1 (2015)
  • DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Season 1 (2016)
  • Arrow Season 5 (2016-2017)
  • The Flash Season 3 (2016-2017)
  • Supergirl Season 2 (2016)
  • DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Season 2 (2016-2017)
  • Arrow Season 6 (2017-2018)
  • The Flash Season 4 (2017-2018)
  • Supergirl Season 3 (2017)
  • DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Season 3 (2017-2018)
  • Arrow Season 7 (2018-2019)
  • The Flash Season 5 (2018-2019)
  • Supergirl Season 4 (2018)
  • DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Season 4 (2018-2019)
  • Arrow Season 8 (2019-2020)
  • The Flash Season 6 (2019-2020)
  • Supergirl Season 5 (2019)
  • Batwoman Season 1 (2019-2020)
  • DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Season 5 (2020)
  • Stargirl Season 1 (2020)
  • The Flash Season 7 (2021)
  • Batwoman Season 2 (2021)
  • Superman & Lois Season 1 (2021)
  • Stargirl Season 2 (2021)
  • DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Season 6 (2021)
  • DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Season 7 (2021-2022)
  • The Flash Season 8 (2021-2022)
  • Batwoman Season 3 (2021-2022)

All series are available on Netflix with the exception of Batwoman, Superman & Lois, Stargirl, which are part of the HBO MAX catalog.

References: Gamesradar | The Digital Fix | IMDb