How to watch the Batman movies in order

The good news is that there are so many Batman movies to watch that you could stay home for a long time before seeing them all. The bad news is that the movie franchise of Batman has also been through many reboots, so there is no consistent chronology to serve as a viewing guide. So we recommend watching them in order of premiere or by series.

This article only covers the Batman movies that were released theatrically. Does not include direct-to-video animated releases or animated films in which he is not the lead, such as The Lego Movie. 2016 Batman: The Killing Joke, from 2016, it’s also not on the list, as it was only theatrically released for one night.

How to watch the Batman movies in order of release

While most of the Batman movies are available to stream on hbo max , others are on separate platforms or not available online at all. If you don’t have an HBO Max account, can rent most batman movies iTunes , amazon and other online movie rental services. Availability is constantly changing, so a movie available on a streaming service today may be gone tomorrow.

Film Release date where to look
bat Man July 1943 Available to buy on Amazon
batman and robin May 1949 Available to buy on Amazon
Batman: The Movie July 1966 Available to rent and buy on Amazon
bat Man June 1989 DC Universe
batman returns June 1992 hbo max
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm December 1993 DC Universe
batman forever June 1995 hbo max
batman and robin June 1997 hbo max
Batman Begins June 2005 hbo max *
The dark knight July 2008 hbo max *
The dark knight rises July 2012 AMC+
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice March 2016 hbo max
suicide squad August 2016 hbo max
the lego batman movie February 2017 hbo max
League of Justice November 2017 hbo max
jester October 2019 hbo max , Hulu
the batman March 2022 Not yet published

Although Batman (1943) and Batman and Robin (1943) are not available for streaming on any of the main platforms, both serials are in Youtube In its whole. You should be able to find them using a quick Google search.

Watch the Batman movies in order
Watch the Batman movies in order

How to watch Batman movies by series

Although there are some outliers, we can separate the Batman movies into three main series: the Tim Burton/Joel Schumacher era, the Dark Knight Trilogy of CChristopher Nolan and the Extended Universe of DC. This is the order you should follow if you see them by franchise.

Film Serie where to look
bat Man Batman serials Available to buy on Amazon
batman and robin batman serials Available to buy on Amazon
Batman: The Movie Batman Television Series Available to rent and buy on Amazon
Batman Tim Burton/Joel Schumacher was DCUniverse
batman returns Tim Burton/Joel Schumacher was hbo max
batmanforever Tim Burton/Joel Schumacher was hbo max
batman and robin Tim Burton/Joel Schumacher was hbo max
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm Batman: The Animated Series DCUniverse
batmanbegins The Dark Knight Trilogy HBOMax*
Dark Knight The Dark Knight Trilogy HBOMax*
The Dark Knight Rises The Dark Knight Trilogy AMC+
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice DC Extended Universe hbo max
suicide squad DC Extended Universe hbo max
Justice League DC Extended Universe hbo max
The Lego Batman Movie The Lego Movie Film Series hbo max
joker “Separate Earth” DCEU HBOMax, Hulu
batman “Separate Earth” DCEU Not yet released

*Batman Begins and The Dark Knight are available on HBO Max right now but will move to Peacock at the end of 2020.

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