Since the 1950s, DC Comics characters have been appearing in live-action movies. From Superman and Batman, to Wonder Woman and Swamp Thing, many iconic characters have been catapulted onto the big screen, with varying degrees of success.

But what are all the live-action DC movies? In this post, I will provide a list of every entry.

This list includes every live-action DC movie that has been screened theatrically. It does not include television movies or animated films.

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Every live-action DC movie

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Here is a list of all the live-action movies based on DC Comics characters:

  • Superman and the Mole Men (1951)
  • Stamp Day for Superman (1954) – An 18-minute short film
  • Batman (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 & Robin (1997)
  • Steel (1997)
  • Road to Perdition (2002)
  • Catwoman (2004)
  • Constantine (2005)
  • A History of Violence (2005)
  • Batman Begins (2005)
  • Superman Returns (2006)
  • V for Vendetta (2006)
  • The Dark Knight (2008)
  • Watchmen (2009)
  • Jonah Hex (2010)
  • The Losers (2010)
  • Red (2010)
  • Green Lantern (2011)
  • The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
  • Man of Steel (2013)
  • Red 2 (2013)
  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
  • Suicide Squad (2016)
  • Wonder Woman (2017)
  • Justice League (2017)
  • Aquaman (2018)
  • Shazam! (2019)
  • The Kitchen (2019)
  • Joker (2019)
  • Birds of Prey (2020)
  • Wonder Woman 1984 (2020)
  • The Batman (2021)
  • The Suicide Squad (2021)

Please note: The above list of films does not include the live-action serials which were produced between 1941 and 1952. If you would like more information for about DC serials, please check out my post: How many movie serials are based on DC Comics characters?

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