A List of DCEU Movies & TV Shows in Order For You To Binge On

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DCEU Movies & TV Shows

Here is a list of DCEU movies & TV shows in order. Seems like a dream, eh? We have always covered Marvel and other franchises like Star Wars. But the DCEU is an often overlooked universe. A shame, considering the fact that it gave some of the biggest superheroes in the history of comics and movies. 

Well, it is time to redress that grave error. We are going to talk about all the significant DCEU Movies & TV Shows in order and spare no detail while on the topic. 

Wonder Woman

IMDb: 7.4/10

Wonder Woman

To start this timeline, you should watch the fourth movie of the DCEU. Gal Gadot returns as Wonder Woman, the fierce warrior princess from Dawn of Justice.

In this film, set during World War I, Diana Prince encounters a pilot in need and learns about the devastating effects of war. Inspired to make a difference, she embarks on a journey, discovering her extraordinary abilities along the way. Also, Gal Gadot is one of the most versatile actresses in the world right now. 

Wonder Woman 1984

IMDb: 5.4/10

Wonder Woman 1984

After watching the first Wonder Woman film, you should watch its sequel, Wonder Woman 1984. Also, it’s a standalone story that mainly references its predecessor and not other DC movies.

Set in the year 1984, the film follows Wonder Woman as she strives to uphold her commitment to safeguard the world from impending dangers. However, her dedication is severely tested by two formidable foes: Cheetah and Maxwell Lord. Will Wonder Woman stay true to her word or succumb to her greatest challenges yet?

Man of Steel

IMDb: 7.1/10

Man of Steel

For the third movie in the chronological order, you should watch Man of Steel, which was actually the first film to launch the DCEU timeline.

In this movie, Henry Cavill portrays Superman, and it tells the story of Kal-El, who is sent away from his home planet of Krypton when he is just a child.

Growing up on Earth, Kal-El assumes the identity of Clark Kent and eventually becomes the legendary Superman. As Clark Kent, he must learn to control his extraordinary powers and protect Metropolis from impending destruction.

Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice

IMDb: 6.4/10

Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice

The next movie to watch is Dawn of Justice, which draws inspiration from the classic DC comic ‘The Dark Knight Returns’. Also, it takes place several months after the events of Man of Steel.

Dawn of Justice features Ben Affleck as Batman and focuses on the conflicted emotions of Bruce Wayne. Witnessing the destruction caused by Superman in Man of Steel, Bruce believes that Superman now poses a threat to humanity. Motivated by a desire for revenge on behalf of the people of Metropolis, Bruce dons his Batman suit. Furthermore, it is the first movie with both Batman and Superman in it. 

Suicide Squad

IMDb: 5.9/10

Suicide Squad

After one year from the events of Batman v Superman, Suicide Squad takes the DCEU in a different direction, setting a new tone. Also, this one is incredible in scope. 

The film features a star-studded cast including Will Smith, Jared Leto, and Margot Robbie. Instead of the usual superhero team-ups, Suicide Squad delves into a darker storyline, exploring what happens when notorious villains are forced to work together.

Tasked by the US government with a classified mission, the team known as ‘Task Force X’ must join forces to defeat a mysterious new enemy or face dire consequences. The movie had good intentions. However, it failed to garner good reviews until James Gunnn created his now famous reboot. 

Justice League

IMDb: 6.1/10

Justice League

In Justice League, the DCEU’s most significant team-up occurs as the characters from Batman v Superman come together to face their biggest threat yet.

As they cope with the aftermath of Superman’s sacrifice, Batman enlists Wonder Woman’s help in assembling a team of “metahumans” to combat the formidable villain Steppenwolf. Also, it is the first time they all team up. Quite exciting. 

With their league of heroes assembled, Batman and his allies bravely fight to protect the Earth while also dealing with the return of an old friend.

Zack Snyder’s Justice League

IMDb: 8/10

Zack Snyder’s Justice League

Zack Snyder, the director of the original Justice League, released his extended cut in 2021 after leaving the production earlier.

In this version, Jared Leto’s Joker from Suicide Squad returns, and the antagonist Darkseid has a more significant role. Also, Darkseid gets to have a full reveal in the movie. He is titanic and powerful.

Although closely related to the main DCEU timeline, ‘The Snyder Cut’ is considered non-canon. However, it’s still worth watching in the movie timeline as it provides a more thorough and satisfying experience compared to the 2017 cut.

Aquaman

IMDb: 6.8/10

Aquaman

A year after Justice League, Jason Momoa returns as Aquaman, the rightful ruler of Atlantis, facing challenges to maintain peace under the sea. Also, he must first fight a resentful brother for the throne. 

The story explores Aquaman’s origins, his journey to power, and his commitment to protecting the kingdom of Atlantis. However, he must divide his attention between dealing with threats on the surface and those from the depths of the sea.

Considered one of the most successful films ever, Aquaman also introduces popular characters like Mera, King Orm, and Black Manta into the DCEU.

Shazam!

IMDb: 7/10

Shazam!

In Shazam!, the tone of the DCEU takes a softer turn. The story revolves around Billy Batson, a 14-year-old orphan chosen by an ancient wizard to become his champion. Also, when Billy shouts “SHAZAM,” he transforms into a superhero with incredible powers.

With the body of a superhero and the mind of a child, Billy, now known as Shazam, must quickly learn to control his powers to defeat the villainous Thaddeus Sivana, who desires the same powers.

Shazam! takes place after the events of Justice League and Aquaman, as indicated by a newspaper headline declaring “Superman Is Back” and a post-credits scene that includes a joke about Aquaman.

Birds of Prey

IMDb: 6.4/10

Birds of Prey

In Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), Margot Robbie reprises her role as Harley Quinn in this standalone film that serves as a semi-sequel to Suicide Squad.

Taking place four years after the events of Suicide Squad, the movie is narrated by Harley herself. Also, it explores her heartbreak after breaking up with the Joker and her journey towards healing.

Now alone in the world, Harley finds herself confronting the Gotham crime lord Roman Sionis. Furthermore, she becomes a protector for a young pickpocket named Cass, who is a target of Roman’s.

The Suicide Squad (2021)

IMDb: 7.2/10

The Suicide Squad (2021)

The Suicide Squad, somewhat of a sequel to Suicide Squad. It brings back fan-favorite characters for another thrilling mission as Task Force X.

Directed by James Gunn from the MCU, the story focuses on new recruits Peacemaker and Bloodsport, joining forces with familiar faces like Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang, and Javelin. This team of notorious criminals must put aside their differences as they embark on a secret mission to the island of Corto Maltese.

Also, this is hands down one of the best DCEU movies ever. Also, the amount of violence and wisecracking is just unreal. 

Peacemaker

IMDb: 8.3/10

Peacemaker

Following the success of The Suicide Squad, HBO created a miniseries called Peacemaker, inspired by the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Directed by James Gunn, the series follows the story of John Cena’s character, Peacemaker, after the events of The Suicide Squad. In his recovery from his injuries, Smith will join ARGUS, a secretive kill squad assigned to eliminate dangerous creatures.

However, Peacemaker’s relentless nature leads him to kill anyone who interferes with his ultimate mission. Also, he is quite conflicted. 

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