Since her debut in 1941, Wonder Woman has been one of the comic book’s most beloved and inspiring superheroes. Over the years, her stories have been adapted into various movies, with the most recent and popular adaptation being the Wonder Woman film series. You’re in the right place if you’re a fan of this Amazonian warrior and looking to watch all the Wonder Woman movies in order.
In this article, we’ll explore every Wonder Woman film to date. We’ll also give you a brief overview of each film’s plot and discuss where each movie fits within the larger narrative of the Wonder Woman universe. So, let’s lasso up and dive into the world of Wonder Woman!
How many Wonder Woman movies are there?
Wonder Woman has three standalone movies and 4 DCEU appearances. There have been other TV movies created over the years starring Wonder Woman. Still, unfortunately, those movies are not available on streaming services, and they hold little importance to the character’s overall development, so we decided to drop them from the list.
The first popular standalone Wonder Woman movie was released in 1974, and Cathy Lee Crosby portrayed Wonder Woman. That version of the character was drastically different from what we know today, and the pilot was less popular than creators would have liked. Still, Wonder Woman got her second chance in the DCEU, and this is primarily what we will be dealing with today.
Wonder Woman movies & appearances in order (at a glance)
As we’ve mentioned, Wonder Woman has several standalone movies and several DCEU appearances, which truly did wonders for her cinematic character. Wonder Woman appeared in both versions of DCEU Justice League. Whether you count that to be the same appearances or not, the differences between the movies are big enough that we’ve decided to count them as separate appearances.
- Wonder Woman (1974)
- Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
- Wonder Woman (2017)
- Justice League (2017)
- Wonder Woman: 1984 (2020)
- Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021)
- Shazam! Fury of the Gods (2023)
Are Wonder Woman movies connected? Do you need to watch them in a specific order?
All Wonder Woman movies and appearances are connected except for the movie released in 1974, which is truly a standalone movie in every sense. That movie can be watched either before or after DCEU appearances as it doesn’t follow the same character arc as the portrayals of Wonder Woman by Gal Gadot.
What is the best way to watch Wonder Woman movies?
The best way to Watch Wonder movies is in order of release date, which is the same order that follows the chronological story of Diana Prince as well, in the context of DCEU, of course. Watching the movies in this order will help you fully understand the character’s journey and the events that take place in each film.
Wonder Woman movies in order (by release date)
1. Wonder Woman (1974)
Wonder Woman (1974) was a made-for-TV movie pilot for the Wonder Woman TV series. It starred Cathy Lee Crosby as Wonder Woman before Lynda Carter eventually picked up the role for the live-action tv series. n this movie, Wonder Woman works as an assistant to Steve Trevor, a government agent, and together they try to catch a villain named Abner Smith who has stolen confidential information about US government field agents.
However, they face a challenge as Smith has capable assistants: George and Ahnjayla, a rogue Amazon who is serving as Smith’s bodyguard. The only significant action sequence of the film occurs towards the end, where Wonder Woman and Ahnjayla have a brief duel.
2. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) has become disillusioned with Superman’s god-like powers and fears he could threaten humanity. Meanwhile, Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) manipulates events to pit Batman and Superman against each other in a battle for the ages. The two heroes eventually join forces with Wonder Woman to stop a larger threat, the monstrous Doomsday and save the world. The film received mixed reviews but was a commercial success. This was the first Gadot’s portrayal of Wonder Woman in the DCEU, and fans instantly loved it.
3. Wonder Woman (2017)
Patty Jenkins directed the first Wonder Woman standalone movie in the DCEU. Gal Gadot stars as Diana, an Amazon warrior princess who lives on the hidden island of Themyscira. When American pilot Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) crashes onto the island and tells Diana about World War I and the atrocities being committed, she decides to leave her home and join the fight against evil.
Together, Diana and Steve travel to London and then to the front lines of the war, where Diana discovers her full powers and becomes the superhero Wonder Woman. Along the way, she fights against the villainous German general Ludendorff (Danny Huston) and his accomplice, Doctor Poison (Elena Anaya), who is developing a deadly gas to use against the Allies.
4. Justice League (2017)
Justice League takes place one year after Superman’s death, and it brings together Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), The Flash (Ezra Miller), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), and Cyborg (Ray Fisher) to save the world from the villainous Steppenwolf and his army of Parademons. The team was formed after Superman’s death, which left the world vulnerable to attack.
Joss Whedon finished the directing of Justice League due to Zack Snyder’s personal problems that left him unable to assume all professional duties. Over time, this will prove to be an extremely scandalous decision as the movie bombed both in terms of critical reception, leading us to the next movie on our list- Zack Snyder’s Justice League.
5. Wonder Woman 1984 (2020)
Wonder Woman now lives a lonely life in Washington, DC, during the 1980s. She comes across an ancient artifact that grants wishes, and she unknowingly sets off a chain of events that puts the world in danger. The villainous Maxwell Lord (Pedro Pascal) also seeks the artifact, using it to become incredibly powerful and wealthy.
Diana must team up with her colleague Barbara Minerva (Kristen Wiig), who becomes the villainous Cheetah, to stop Lord and his plans for world domination. Along the way, Diana must also confront her own desires and the return of her long-lost love, Steve Trevor (Chris Pine).
6. Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021)
Zack Snyder’s Justice League featured an expanded storyline and new footage that was not included in the original release. The film was made possible due to a grassroots campaign led by fans, who demanded that Snyder’s original vision for the film be released. The new version of the film is a four-hour-long epic that delves deeper into the characters’ backstories and provides more context for their actions. The Snyder cut was released exclusively on the streaming service HBO Max and was met with critical acclaim, with many praising the film’s improved pacing, character development, and visual effects.
7. Shazam: Fury of the Gods (2023)
In Shazam: Fury of the Gods, Wonder Woman has only a minor appearance. After the tragic passing of Billy Batson in a fight against Kalypso, daughter of Atlas, and her dragon, Diana appears to imbue the magic staff with power once again, and after that, Shazam is well, alive, and smitten by her appearance.
Where to watch Wonder Woman movies?
All DCEU Wonder Woman movies and appearances can be watched on HBO Max and Amazon Prime Video. The standalone Wonder Woman movie from 1974 can likewise be found on Amazon Prime.
Will there be more Wonder Woman movies?
Patty Jenkins confirmed several times that a third standalone Wonder Woman movie was in active development and that story is being worked on. However, since then, the sequel to Wonder Woman: 1984 has been completely canceled due to not fitting in the current James Gunn and Peter Safran rebranding of the DCEU into a newly overhauled DCU. Jenkins later stated that the film would not be moving forward under the new plans for DCEU being developed by Gunn and Safran. We might not get another standalone Wonder Woman movie in the DCU, but we will surely see more of Gal Gadot in this iconic role.