What DC Movies Should You Watch Before Seeing The Flash?

Here are what DC movies you should watch before seeing The Flash.

by Matthew Kevin Mitchell
Image: DC Entertainment

Are you wondering what DC movies you should watch before seeing The Flash? The upcoming DCEU movie, The Flash, will showcase the Flash character, two renditions of Batman, and other characters from both TV and film. As a result, it might be challenging to determine which content to view ahead of the theatrical release. To ensure optimal comprehension and delight from The Flash, we’ve compiled a comprehensive guide of what you should watch.

What Should You Watch Before Seeing The Flash?

Image: DC Entertainment

According to James Gunn via a tweet, the official answer is that you don’t need to watch anything before seeing The Flash in theaters, but you should know that Michael Keaton’s Batman exists. Here is the official tweet by Gunn:

Gunn then said that The Flash would operate in the same manner as Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, where they act as the endings of a vast series of films. He also stated that he saw The Flash with viewers who had never seen any DCEU movies, and they fully understood and loved the film. Here is the official tweet by Gunn:

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However, if you are like me, you like to watch all TV shows and movies related to the character in the film you are about to watch. So here is a list of every one of Ezra Miller’s appearances as the Flash, plus additional content thrown in for Michael Keaton.

Here are everyone one of Ezra Miller’s appearance as The Flash in the DECU in chronological order:

  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
  • Suicide Squad (2016)
  • Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021)
  • Arrow – Season 8 Episode 8: “Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Four” (2020)
  • Peacemaker – Season 1 Episode 8: “It’s Cow or Never” (2022)
  • The Flash (2023)

The Flash will use elements from movies that Ezra Miller’s character doesn’t appear in, but it will still help understand their use. These elements will discuss Michael Keaton’s Batman when he appears on Earth inhabited by this version of the Caped Crusader.

It is recommended that you watch the below movies:

  • Batman (1989)
  • Batman Returns (1992)

While watching these two Batman films isn’t necessary before seeing The Flash, they are the best Batman films in the franchise, making them worthy of a watch.

- This article was updated on September 7th, 2023

About The Author

Matthew Kevin Mitchell has been a contributing writer for Attack of the Fanboy and PC Invasion since 2022. Matthew primarily covers Manga like One Piece, horror movies like Scream, and survival horror games like Dead by Daylight. His favorite moment came during his first press event covering Scream 6 for AotF. He hails from Denver, Colorado, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from Regis University. When he isn’t scaring himself silly or writing, he loves to play ice hockey, spoil his dog, and drink an unhealthy amount of coffee.