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DC Universe Shows on Max

Our resident TV geeks tell you all about the—POW!—streaming delights of the DC Universe hub on Max.

What is the DC Universe hub on Max?

The DC Universe hub—included with your MaxTM (formerly HBO Max) subscription—lets you stream 160+ live-action and animated series and movies based on DC comic books. You won’t find every DC film or TV adaptation, but there’s enough content to satisfy hardcore DC fans.

Now, compelled by Wonder Woman’s golden lasso, we’ll tell you the juicy details about the DC Universe in the following guide. We might even tell you where to stream the DC Universe movies and shows missing from Max

How to stream DC Universe

It’s easy. Just subscribe to Max (if you haven’t already), navigate to the Hubs section, select “DC,” and choose an adventure.

But, of course, you’ll need an internet connection. Max suggests a minimum of 5 Mbps for HD streaming and at least 50 Mbps to stream in 4K.

DC Universe movies and shows

Like we said, the DC Universe hub doesn’t have every movie and show based on DC comics titles. But it’s still quite the library, and all future DC titles will land here. Some new Warner Bros.–produced DC movies will even premiere on Max (but most will come to the service after a 45-day theatrical window).

Let’s break down the current library (and see where to stream some of the missing DC shows and movies).

DC Universe content breakdown

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DC movies on Max (complete list)

Below we show you all 39 of the live-action DC Universe movies on Max as of December 18, 2023. As you can see, DC fans, it’s a quality-rich lineup. You can relive the memories of the original Superman quadrilogy, every Batman movie, and the Dark Knight trilogy—and also experience the contemporary thrills of the Suicide Squad and Harley Quinn movies, Blue Beetle, The Flash, and Zack Snyder’s Justice League.

  • Aquaman
  • Batkid Begins
  • Batman (1966)
  • Batman (1989)
  • The Batman (2022)
  • Batman and Robin
  • Batman Begins
  • Batman Forever
  • Batman Returns
  • Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice (Ultimate Edition)
  • Birds of Prey and The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn
  • Black Adam
  • Blue Beetle
  • Catwoman
  • Constantine
  • The Dark Knight
  • The Dark Knight Rises
  • The Flash (2023)
  • Green Lantern
  • Joker
  • Justice League
  • Man of Steel
  • Necessary Evil: The Super-villains of DC Comics
  • Shazam!
  • Shazam! Fury of the Gods
  • Suicide Squad (2016)
  • The Suicide Squad (2021)
  • Supergirl (1984)
  • Superman the Movie
  • Superman II
  • Superman III
  • Superman IV: The Quest for Peace
  • Superman Returns
  • V for Vendetta
  • Watchmen
  • Wonder Woman
  • Wonder Woman 1984
  • Zack Snyder’s Justice League*
  • Zack Snyder’s Justice League: Justice is Gray*

* Max Original

DC shows on Max (complete list)

Are these the best DC shows on the Max DC Universe hub? Well, they’re the only live-action DC series on the service. But James Gunn’s Peacemaker and Watchmen are phenomenal.

  • Batwoman
  • DMZ*
  • Doom Patrol*
  • Gotham
  • Gotham Knights
  • Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
  • Naomi
  • The Peacemaker*
  • Pennyworth: The Origin of Batman’s Butler*
  • Stargirl
  • Superman & Lois
  • Superpowered: The DC Story
  • Titans*
  • Watchmen
  • Wonder Woman

* Max Original

DC Universe Max animation

If you’re wondering where to watch DC animated movies and shows, Max’s DC Universe is the place. I mean, we’re talking about content based on comic books, so it’s no surprise that 108 of the 160+ current DC Universe titles are animated.

Unfortunately, we can’t list all 94 animated DC movies here, but here’s a partial list that includes the entire DC Animated Movie Universe and then some. And, following that, a complete list of DC animated series on Max.

DC Universe animated movies (partial list)

  • Batman: Assault on Arkham
  • Batman: Bad Blood
  • Batman: Hush
  • Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One
  • Batman: The Long Halloween, Part Two
  • Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
  • Batman: Soul of the Dragon
  • Batman: The Doom That Came to Gotham
  • Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker
  • Batman vs. Robin
  • Constantine: City of Demons
  • The Death of Superman
  • Green Lantern: Beware My Power.
  • Injustice
  • Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox
  • Justice League: Throne of Atlantis
  • Justice League: War World
  • Justice League vs. Teen Titans
  • Justice League: War
  • Justice League Dark
  • Justice League Dark: Apokolips War
  • Justice Society: World War II
  • The League of Superpets
  • Legion of Super-Heroes
  • The Lego Batman Movie
  • Lego Batman the Movie: DC Super Heroes Unite
  • Lego The Flash
  • Lego Justice League vs. Bizarro League
  • Lego Shazam! Magic and Monsters
  • Reign of the Supermen
  • Son of Batman
  • Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay
  • Superman/Batman: Apocalypse
  • Superman: Man of Tomorrow
  • Teen Titans: The Judas Contract
  • Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo
  • Teen Titans Go! To the Movies
  • Teen Titans Go! vs. Teen Titans
  • Vixen
  • Wonder Woman: Bloodlines

DC Universe animated series (complete list)

  • The Adventures of Aquaman
  • The Batman (2004)
  • Batman Beyond
  • Batman: The Animated Series
  • Batwheels
  • Harley Quinn
  • Justice League
  • Meet the Batwheels
  • My Adventures with Superman
  • Static Shock
  • Superman: The Animated Series
  • Watchmen: The Complete Motion Comic
  • Wonder Woman
  • Young Justice

* Max Original

Looks can be DC-ving

Some DC Universe hub content—like Justice League Dark, Peacemaker, The Suicide Squad, and Harley Quinn—is rated TV-MA. To ensure your children don’t pick up flowery phrases or a taste for ultra-violence, use the Max parental controls (see the “Settings” tab) to create age-appropriate profiles for all of your children.

DC shows missing from Max

Unfortunately, not every DC movie and series is streaming on the Max DC Universe hub. We’ve listed the absent content below, along with alternate ways to watch everything.

“VOD” (video on demand) means that you can rent or purchase the title on Apple TV, Prime Video, Redbox, Roku, Vudu, and other services.

DC movies missing from Max

DC shows missing from Max

  • Smallville (Hulu, VOD)
  • Supergirl (Netflix, VOD)
  • Swamp Thing animated series*
  • Swamp Thing 1990 (Pluto TV, VOD)
  • Swamp Thing 2019 (Tubi, VOD)

* Unavailable to stream as of Mar. 3, 2022

Pro tip: Wanna get your DC fix while you’re driving? The Max Original podcast Batman: The Audio Adventures has 10 episodes waiting to bring action to your boring commute.

The Max DC Universe hub is the official and best place to watch DC movies and shows. The Max streaming service already offers amazing BANG! for your buck, but the DC Universe adds heaps of value to the service with an almost-complete library of live action and animated DC shows and movies. If you’re a DC Comics fan, you should definitely subscribe.


We’ve watched hundreds of hours of Max, including dozens of hours of content on the service’s DC Universe hub. We took that testing experience and compared it to the hundreds of hours we’ve spent with other streaming services to determine how valuable Max’s plans, pricing, features, and ultimately its DC content compares. For more on our process, see our How We Rank page.

How to watch DC Universe on Max FAQ

How do I stream DC Universe?

To stream the DC Universe hub on Max, make sure you have at least a 5 Mbps internet connection for HD streaming (or 50 Mbps for 4K streaming), and follow these steps:

  1. Open Max.
  2. Navigate to the Hubs section.
  3. Select DC Universe.
  4. Choose something to watch.

Does HBO Max have all DC movies?

Unfortunately, the DC Universe hub on Max doesn’t have every DC movie. Here’s a list of DC movies and series that are missing from Max—with notes on where to stream them elsewhere (if possible).

Is Batman 2022 be on HBO Max?

The Batman (2022), a Warner Bros. production, is available on  Max.

Is there a DC Universe streaming service?

The original DC Universe streaming service has been replaced by Max’s DC Universe hub with tons of DC Comics–based movies and shows.

Does Max include DC Universe?

Max includes the DC Universe hub, which contains 141 movies and shows based on DC Comics characters.

Can I watch Young Justice on Max?

You can watch all four seasons of Young Justice on the Max DC Universe hub.

What are the best DC shows on Max?

Our favorite DC shows on Max are Doom Patrol, Harley Quinn, Peacemaker, Super Friends, the classic Wonder Woman series, and Young Justice.

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