DC Universe movies streaming guide: where to watch every movie online

The DC Universe is a fictional world that first appeared in DC Comics. DC Universe movies feature heroes with superpowers who try to keep people safe and make the Earth a better place.

The fictional DC Universe is home to some of the best-known superheroes in popular culture, including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Green Lantern and The Flash. It’s also home to these characters’ villainous counterparts, such as Brainiac, Lex Luthor, The Joker and Sinestro.

These superheroes have strengths and traits that ensure they stand out from regular people — but all have their own vulnerabilities. For example, Batman possesses no actual superpowers but has strength and technology that make him the ideal vigilante. And Superman is vulnerable to kryptonite and red sunlight.

The initial DC Universe began with the creation of a series of popular comics in the 1940s, which were later turned into movies. These films have evolved into the DC Extended Universe, which typically features ensembles of DC Universe superheroes working together or fighting one another. Popular films include titles such as Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice, Justice League and Suicide Squad.

DC Universe movies are available through several on-demand video services, so there’s no need to wait for these films to make it to cable. 

Your guide on where to stream DC Universe movies

DC Universe movies are available across several streaming services, including the specialist DC Universe online hub. Some are available on Amazon Prime Video and Netflix. And another option is HBO, which can be accessed directly through HBO Now or as an add-on service via Amazon or Hulu

Amazon Prime Video$12.99/mo.
DC Universe$7.99/mo.
HBO Now$14.99/mo.
HBO on Amazon$14.99/mo. (plus $12.99/mo. for Amazon Prime Video)
HBO on Hulu$14.99/mo. (plus $5.99/mo. for Hulu)

Renting vs. buying DC Universe movies

In addition to streaming DC Universe movies, superhero fans can also rent films through Amazon Prime Video, Google Play and YouTube. DC Universe movies are typically available for $3.99 in high definition (HD) from Amazon and YouTube, while Google Play charges $3.99 for standard definition (SD) and $4.99 for HD films.

HD DC Universe movies are also available to purchase on Amazon Prime Video for $9.99. Google Play sells SD versions for $12.99 and HD options for $14.99. YouTube has similar pricing, with HD movies costing $14.99.

How to stream DC Universe movies in order

There are several ways to watch DC Universe movies, including streaming, buying and renting films. Here’s our guide to streaming the best DC Universe movies in chronological order.

Superman: The Movie (1978)

Christopher Reeve stars as reporter Clark Kent who doubles as a cape-wearing superhero. Superman must save the Earth from evil villain Lex Luthor, played by Gene Hackman. The film focuses on Superman’s early days on his home planet of Krypton and his youth in Smallville.

Available on: Amazon, DC Universe, Google Play, YouTube

Batman (1989)

Michael Keaton stars as Batman in this classic movie. He faces off against arch-enemy The Joker, played by Jack Nicholson. The Tim Burton-directed movie sees millionaire philanthropist Bruce Wayne keep his true identity a closely guarded secret as he fights to protect Gotham City from criminals.

Available on: Amazon, DC Universe, Google Play, YouTube

Batman Returns (1992)

Keaton returns as Batman, this time defending Gotham from the mad antics of criminal genius The Penguin, played by Danny DeVito. He must also contend with Catwoman, played by Michelle Pfeiffer.

Available on: Amazon, DC Universe, Google Play, YouTube

Batman Begins (2005)

Christian Bale stars in this tale that goes back to the beginning of Batman’s journey. Batman overcomes his fear of bats and must find a way to go on after the death of his parents. Cillian Murphy stars as the evil Scarecrow. 

Available on: Amazon, Google Play, Netflix, YouTube

The Dark Knight (2008)

Batman, again played by Bale, tries to protect Gotham from vicious criminal mastermind The Joker, played by Heath Ledger. He turns to a police lieutenant and the District Attorney in an attempt to curb organized crime and overpower the evil criminal who wants to burn the city to the ground and rid it of Batman.

Available on: Amazon, Google Play, Netflix, YouTube

Watchmen (2009)

This alternate reality tale takes place during the height of the Cold War. A group of vigilantes unites to investigate a murder, and in doing so, they uncover a deadly conspiracy that could change the course of history.

Available on: Amazon, Google Play, YouTube

Jonah Hex (2010)

Civil War bounty hunter Jonah Hex, played by Josh Brolin, is left disfigured and able to talk to the dead after an ordeal during which his family is murdered in front of him. He must thwart his oldest enemy’s plans to form an army to bring the Union to its knees. The all-star cast includes John Malkovich, Megan Fox and Michael Fassbender.

Available on: Amazon, Google Play, YouTube

Green Lantern (2011)

Ryan Reynolds stars as Hal Jordan, a test pilot who becomes the first human member of the Green Lantern Corps. He receives a ring that gives him superpowers and must find a way to save the Universe from Parallax, an evil being that feeds on fear.

Available on: Amazon, Google Play, HBO Now, HBO on Amazon, HBO on Hulu, YouTube

Man of Steel (2013)

Superman goes back to where it all started with Clark Kent, played by Henry Cavill, discovering that he has superpowers and comes from the planet Krypton. He becomes the Earth’s protector and faces off against the evil General Zod, who’s hellbent on destroying humanity.

Available on: Amazon, Google Play, YouTube

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill go head-to-head in a face-off between two of DC Comics’ most popular characters. People become concerned about the presence of the two superheroes, especially when a power-hungry Batman, helped by criminal mastermind Lex Luthor, attacks Superman.

Available on: Amazon, Google Play, YouTube

Suicide Squad (2016)

A government agency frees a group of the world’s most dangerous super-villains from prison and tasks them with saving the world in exchange for reduced sentences. The cast includes Will Smith alongside Jared Leto and Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn.

Available on: Amazon, Google Play, YouTube

Wonder Woman (2017)

Diana, princess of the Amazons, leaves her home to prevent a conflict from erupting in the outside world. Fighting in a war of epic proportions, Diana, played by Gal Gadot, discovers the extent of her powers and her true destiny.

Available on: Amazon, Google Play, YouTube

Justice League (2017)

Aquaman, Batman, Cyborg, The Flash, Superman and Wonder Woman unite for the first time, as Bruce Wayne, played by Ben Affleck, enlists a crack team of superhero allies to overcome a powerful challenger. The movie also features Amy Adams, Ezra Miller, Gal Gadot, Henry Cavill and Jeremy Irons.

Available on: Amazon, Google Play, HBO Now, HBO on Amazon Prime Video, YouTube

Aquaman (2018)

Aquaman, the heir to Atlantis, attempts to fulfill his destiny by uniting the seven underwater kingdoms and preventing war between the land and ocean-based worlds. The movie also stars Amber Heard, Nicole Kidman and Willem Dafoe.

Available on: Amazon, Google Play, HBO Now, HBO on Amazon, HBO on Hulu, YouTube

Shazam! (2019)

Abandoned teen Billy Batson meets a wizard who enables him to transform himself from a normal kid into a muscle-bound hero by uttering the word “Shazam!” It all seems like good fun until evil villain Dr. Thaddeus Siviana, who was previously rejected by the wizard, comes looking for the superhero, played by Zachary Levi. The film stars Mark Strong as the villain, as well as Adam Brody and Asher Angel.

Available on: Amazon, Google Play, HBO Now, HBO on Amazon, HBO on Hulu, YouTube

Joker (2019)

Mentally troubled comedian Arthur Fleck, played by Joaquin Phoenix, is shunned by society, which leads him to a life of crime in Gotham. In doing so, his alter-ego, The Joker, is born. The movie also stars Robert De Niro as popular talk show host Murray Franklin.

Available on: Amazon, Google Play, YouTube

The takeaway

Superhero fans have several ways to enjoy DC Universe movies. Many are available through Amazon Prime Video, DC Universe, Netflix. HBO also has select films and is available as an add-on through Amazon or Hulu. Other DC Universe movies can be bought or rented through Amazon, Google Play or YouTube.

This may not remain the case for long, however, as services frequently change the movies they have available. Users can sign up for 30-day free trials of Amazon Prime Video, Hulu and Netflix, or get a seven-day free trial of HBO to watch DC Universe movies without paying a cent.

Rob Latham

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