Since making her comic book debut in All Star Comics issue #8 back in 1941, Wonder Woman has become one of the best-loved characters in the world. From her adventures on the printed page, to her time in cartoons and TV projects, Wondy has been a champion for truth and justice, while providing a great source of entertainment in the process.

But what of her movie career?

In this post I am taking a look at all of the films that feature Wonder Woman. I am breaking them down into subcategories, to provide the best viewing order for the Wonder Woman movies!

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The Cathy Lee Crosby Wonder Woman film

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The first Wonder Woman movie dates back to 1974 and is a largely forgotten affair for two reasons:

  • Wonder Woman is a blonde, jump-suit wearing hero who bears little resemblance to the comic book character.
  • A more comic book accurate take on Wonder Woman hit TV screens shortly after this TV movie aired (more about that in a moment) which eclipsed this one.

So, what was this exactly? Wonder Woman 1974 was a TV movie that was conceived as a pilot for a potential television series. Cathy Lee Crosby took on the role of Diana Prince, with Kaz Garas as Steve Trevor.

Despite decent ratings, the pilot was never taken to series. However, should you want to watch this movie, then track down:

  • Wonder Woman (1974)

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The Lynda Carter Wonder Woman film

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A year after the Cathy Lee Crosby TV movie aired, a second Wonder Woman pilot was produced, this time placing more of a focus on the character’s comic book credentials. The pilot aired under the title The New Original Wonder Woman and featured Lynda Carter in the title role, with Lyle Waggoner as Steve Trevor.

Set during World War II, The New Original Wonder Woman pilot movie was a hit with viewers and led to two TV specials: Wonder Woman Meets Baroness von Gunther and Fausta: The Nazi Wonder Woman. From here a show was born, with an additional 11 episodes produced to create a season of television.

While the first season aired on ABC, the show moved to CBS for its second (and third seasons). The show also jumped forward in time from the 1940s to the 1970s.

Should you wish to check out the original TV movie, you should look out for:

  • The New Original Wonder Woman (1975)

If you wish to watch everything that followed, Seasons One to Three of Wonder Woman can be picked up on home video with ease.

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DC Universe Animated Original Movies

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Onto animation now, for a long-running series of DC animated films under the banner heading of DC Universe Animated Original Movies (DCUAOM). These direct-to-video titles have been very successful for Warner Bros. Animation since they first started appearing in 2008, and boast two-to-three new releases each year.

Some of these movies have featured Wonder Woman, either as the lead character or in a supporting role. The films which include Wonder Woman in some capacity are listed below.

  • Justice League: The New Frontier (2008)
  • Wonder Woman (2009)
  • Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths (2010)
  • Superman/Batman: Apocalypse (2010)
  • Justice League: Doom (2012)
  • Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox (2013)
  • Justice League: War (2014)
  • Justice League: Throne of Atlantis (2015)
  • Justice League: Gods and Monsters (2015)
  • Justice League vs. Teen Titans (2016)
  • Justice League Dark (2017)
  • The Death of Superman (2018)
  • Reign of The Supermen (2019)
  • Justice League vs. the Fatal Five (2019)
  • Wonder Woman: Bloodlines (2019)
  • Superman: Red Son (2020)
  • Justice League Dark: Apokolips War (2020)

Please note: Justice League: War, Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, Justice League vs. Teen Titans, Justice League Dark, The Death of Superman, Reign of the Supermen, Wonder Woman: Bloodlines and Justice League Dark: Apokolips War are all part of the same series. The other titles in the list are unconnected, standalone affairs.

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Lego

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Sticking with animation, Warner Bros./DC has had a lot of success with Lego games based on DC Comics characters. And some of these characters have also appeared in short, direct-to-video movies.

The Lego short movies which have featured Wonder Woman include:

  • Lego Batman: The Movie – DC Super Heroes Unite (2013)
  • Lego Batman: Be-Leaguered (2014)
  • Lego DC Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom (2015)
  • Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League (2015)
  • Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League – Cosmic Clash (2016)
  • Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League – Gotham City Breakout (2016)
  • Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: The Flash (2018)
  • Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Aquaman: Rage of Atlantis (2018)

Outside of the short movies, there have also been a number of theatrically released Lego movies which have also featured Wonder Woman. These movies include:

  • The Lego Movie (2014)
  • The Lego Batman Movie (2017)
  • The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (2019)

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JLA Adventures

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In 2014, Wonder Woman appeared amongst the cast of characters in a standalone animated Justice League of America movie. Joining the likes of Batman and Superman, Wonder Woman was part of an ensemble piece in this fun adventure.

  • JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time (2014)
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DC Super Heroes Japanese movie

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2017 brought another ensemble piece in the shape of a Japanese animated picture.

  • DC Super Heroes vs. Eagle Talon (2017)

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Teen Titans Go!

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Sticking with animation, in 2018 Teen Titans Go! headed to the big screen in the appropriately titled, Teen Titans Go! To the Movies. Wonder Woman received a small cameo.

  • Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018)

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DC Extended Universe Wonder Woman films

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Back to live-action now for arguably Wonder Woman’s most successful movie appearances to date via the DC Extended Universe. In these films, Wonder Woman/Diana Prince is portrayed by Gal Gadot as both a lead character and part of an ensemble piece.

Gadot first played the role of Wonder Woman in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, before reprising the part the following year for two films: Wonder Woman, and Justice League.

For her fourth appearance in the DCEU it was back to solo stories for the ‘80s-set Wonder Woman 84.

If you wish to watch all of Wonder Woman’s DCEU films in the order of her appearance, then view them as follows:

  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
  • Wonder Woman (2017)
  • Justice League (2017)
  • Wonder Woman 84 (2020)

It should be noted that Wonder Woman’s DCEU appearances are not told in a linear format. 2017’s Wonder Woman is largely told in flashback with the events taking place during World War I. Wonder Woman 84 is set in 1984.

If you wish to watch the films in timeline order, then view them as follows:

  • Wonder Woman 84 (2020)
  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
  • Wonder Woman (2017)
  • Justice League (2017)

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Production order

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And should you wish to watch all of Wonder Woman’s movies in production order, regardless of what continuity they belong to, then you are going to have to work your way through this list:

  • Wonder Woman (1974)
  • The New Original Wonder Woman (1975)
  • Justice League: The New Frontier (2008)
  • Wonder Woman (2009)
  • Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths (2010)
  • Superman/Batman: Apocalypse (2010)
  • Justice League: Doom (2012)
  • Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox (2013)
  • Lego Batman: The Movie – DC Super Heroes Unite (2013)
  • Lego Batman: Be-Leaguered (2014)
  • Justice League: War (2014)
  • The Lego Movie (2014)
  • JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time (2014)
  • Justice League: Throne of Atlantis (2015)
  • Justice League: Gods and Monsters (2015)
  • Lego DC Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom (2015)
  • Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League (2015)
  • Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League – Cosmic Clash (2016)
  • Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League – Gotham City Breakout (2016)
  • Justice League vs. Teen Titans (2016)
  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
  • Justice League Dark (2017)
  • The Lego Batman Movie (2017)
  • DC Super Heroes vs. Eagle Talon (2017)
  • Wonder Woman (2017)
  • Justice League (2017)
  • The Death of Superman (2018)
  • Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: The Flash (2018)
  • Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Aquaman: Rage of Atlantis (2018)
  • Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018)
  • Reign of The Supermen (2019)
  • Justice League vs. the Fatal Five (2019)
  • Wonder Woman: Bloodlines (2019)
  • The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (2019)
  • Superman: Red Son (2020)
  • Justice League Dark: Apokolips War (2020)
  • Wonder Woman 84 (2020)

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