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The Best Adaptation Movies on DC Universe

Finding a good Adaptation movie to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best Adaptation movies of all time streaming on DC Universe.

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1. Watchmen

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7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo64%
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84/100
Released: 2009Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Mystery

What it's about: In a gritty and alternate 1985 the glory days of costumed vigilantes have been brought to a close by a government crackdown, but after one of the masked veterans is brutally murdered, an investigation into the killer is initiated. The reunited heroes set out to prevent their own destruction, but in doing so uncover a sinister plot that puts all of humanity in grave danger.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (DC Universe) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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2. Superman

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7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo94%
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83/100
Released: 1978Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Mild-mannered Clark Kent works as a reporter at the Daily Planet alongside his crush, Lois Lane. Clark must summon his superhero alter-ego when the nefarious Lex Luthor launches a plan to take over the world.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (DC Universe) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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3. Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox

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8.1/10
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83/100
Released: 2013Rated: PG-13
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: When time travel allows a past wrong to be righted for The Flash and his family, the ripples of the event prove disastrous as a fractured, alternate reality now exists where a Justice League never formed, and even Superman is nowhere to be found. Teaming with a grittier, more violent Dark Knight and Cyborg, Flash races to restore the continuity of his original timeline while this new world is ravaged by a fierce war between Wonder Woman's Amazons and Aquaman’s Atlanteans.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (DC Universe) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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4. Batman: Under the Red Hood

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8.1/10
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83/100
Released: 2010Rated: PG-13
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Batman faces his ultimate challenge as the mysterious Red Hood takes Gotham City by firestorm. One part vigilante, one part criminal kingpin, Red Hood begins cleaning up Gotham with the efficiency of Batman, but without following the same ethical code.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (DC Universe) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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5. Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

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7.8/10
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80/100
Released: 1993Rated: PG
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Andrea Beaumont strolls back into town, rekindling an old romance with Bruce Wayne. At the same time, Batman is mistaken for a masked vigilante assassin who has begun systematically eliminating Gotham's crime bosses. Now on the run, Batman must solve the mystery, while navigating his relationship with Andrea.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (DC Universe) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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6. The Death of Superman

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7.4/10
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77/100
Released: 2018Rated: PG-13
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: When a hulking monster arrives on Earth and begins a mindless rampage, the Justice League is quickly called in to stop it. But it soon becomes apparent that only Superman can stand against the monstrosity.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (DC Universe) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 4 others).

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7. Superman II

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6.8/10
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76/100
Released: 1980Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Romance

What it's about: Three escaped criminals from the planet Krypton test the Man of Steel's mettle. Led by Gen. Zod, the Kryptonians take control of the White House and partner with Lex Luthor to destroy Superman and rule the world. But Superman, who attempts to make himself human in order to get closer to Lois, realizes he has a responsibility to save the planet.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (DC Universe) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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8. Batman: Assault on Arkham

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7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo75%
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75/100
Released: 2014Rated: PG-13
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Based on the hit video game series, Batman must find a bomb planted by the Joker while dealing with a mysterious team of villains called, The Suicide Squad.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (DC Universe) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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9. Batman: Year One

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7.4/10
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75/100
Released: 2011Rated: PG-13
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Two men come to Gotham City: Bruce Wayne after years abroad feeding his lifelong obsession for justice and Jim Gordon after being too honest a cop with the wrong people elsewhere. After learning painful lessons about the city's corruption on its streets and police department respectively, this pair learn how to fight back their own way. With that, Gotham's evildoers from top to bottom are terrorized by the mysterious Batman and the equally heroic Gordon is assigned to catch him by comrades who both hate and fear him themselves. In the ensuing manhunt, both find much in common as the seeds of an unexpected friendship are laid with additional friends and rivals helping to start the legend.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (DC Universe) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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10. Batman vs. Robin

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7.1/10
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74/100
Released: 2015Rated: PG-13
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Damian Wayne is having a hard time coping with his father's "no killing" rule. Meanwhile, Gotham is going through hell with threats such as the insane Dollmaker, and the secretive Court of Owls.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (DC Universe) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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11. Batman: Bad Blood

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6.8/10
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73/100
Released: 2016Rated: PG-13
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Bruce Wayne is missing. Alfred covers for him while Nightwing and Robin patrol Gotham City in his stead. And a new player, Batwoman, investigates Batman's disappearance.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (DC Universe) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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12. Justice League: War

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7.3/10
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70/100
Released: 2014Rated: PG-13
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: The world is under attack by an alien armada led by the powerful Apokoliptian, Darkseid. A group of superheroes consisting of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Cyborg, and Shazam must set aside their differences and gather together to defend Earth.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (DC Universe) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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13. Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero

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7.2/10
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69/100
Released: 1998
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: When a desperate Mr. Freeze, to save his dying wife, kidnaps Barbara Gordon (Batgirl) as an involuntary organ donor, Batman and Robin must find her before the operation can begin.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (DC Universe) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 4 others).

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14. Batman: Gotham by Gaslight

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6.7/10
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69/100
Released: 2018Rated: R
Animation, Science-Fiction

What it's about: In an alternative Victorian Age Gotham City, Batman begins his war on crime while he investigates a new series of murders by Jack the Ripper.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (DC Universe) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 4 others).

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15. Son of Batman

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6.7/10
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69/100
Released: 2014Rated: PG-13
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Batman learns that he has a violent, unruly pre-teen son with Talia al Ghul named Damian Wayne who is secretly being raised by Ra's al Ghul and the League of Assassins. When Ra's al Ghul apparently dies after a battle with Deathstroke, Batman must work to stop his long-lost son from taking revenge and guiding him to a righteous path, in addition to the chance for the pair to truly acknowledging each other as family.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (DC Universe) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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16. Batman: Hush

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7.0/10
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66/100
Released: 2019Rated: PG-13
Crime, Animation

What it's about: A mysterious new villain known only as Hush uses a gallery of villains to destroy Batman's crime-fighting career as well as Bruce Wayne's personal life, which has been further complicated by a relationship with Selina Kyle/Catwoman.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (DC Universe) & rent or buy from $5.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 2 others).

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17. Batman Ninja

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5.6/10
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65/100
Released: 2018Rated: PG-13
Animation, Anime

What it's about: Gorilla Grodd's time displacement machine transports many of Batman's worst enemies to feudal Japan, along with the Dark Knight and a few of his allies.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (DC Universe) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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18. Superman: Doomsday

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7.0/10
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65/100
Released: 2007Rated: PG-13
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: When LexCorps accidentally unleash a murderous creature, Doomsday, Superman meets his greatest challenge as a champion. Based on the "The Death of Superman" storyline that appeared in DC Comics' publications in the 1990s

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (DC Universe) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 3 others).

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19. Justice League: Throne of Atlantis

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6.7/10
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64/100
Released: 2015Rated: PG-13
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: After the events of Justice League: War, Ocean Master and Black Manta have declared a war against the surface in retaliation of the aftermath of Apokoliptian-tyrant Darkseid's planetary invasion. Queen Atlanna seeks out her other son, Ocean Master’s half-brother Arthur Curry, a half-human with aquatic powers with no knowledge of his Atlantean heritage, to restore balance. Living with powers he doesn’t understand and seeing the danger around him, Curry takes steps to embrace his destiny, joining the Justice League, and with his new teammates he battles to save Earth from total destruction.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (DC Universe) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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20. Reign of the Supermen

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6.8/10
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62/100
Released: 2019Rated: PG-13
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: In the wake of The Death of Superman, the world is still mourning the loss of the Man of Steel following his fatal battle with the monster Doomsday. However, no sooner as his body been laid to rest than do four new bearers of the Superman shield come forward to take on the mantle. The Last Son of Krypton, Superboy, Steel, and the Cyborg Superman all attempt to fill the vacuum left by the world's greatest champion. Meanwhile, Superman's death has also signaled to the universe that Earth is vulnerable. Can these new Supermen and the rest of the heroes prove them wrong?

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (DC Universe) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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21. Justice League vs. Teen Titans

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7.0/10
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61/100
Released: 2016Rated: PG-13
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Robin is sent by Batman to work with the Teen Titans after his volatile behavior botches up a Justice League mission. The Titans must then step up to face Trigon after he possesses the League and threatens to conquer the world.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (DC Universe) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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22. Wonder Woman

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7.3/10
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59/100
Released: 2009Rated: PG-13
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: On the mystical island of Themyscira, a proud and fierce warrior race of Amazons have raised a daughter of untold beauty, grace and strength: Princess Diana. When an Army fighter pilot, Steve Trevor, crash-lands on the island, the rebellious and headstrong Diana defies Amazonian law by accompanying Trevor back to civilization.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (DC Universe) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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23. Superman III

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5.0/10
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53/100
Released: 1983Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: Aiming to defeat the Man of Steel, wealthy executive Ross Webster hires bumbling but brilliant Gus Gorman to develop synthetic kryptonite, which yields some unexpected psychological effects in the third installment of the 1980s Superman franchise. Between rekindling romance with his high school sweetheart and saving himself, Superman must contend with a powerful supercomputer.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (DC Universe) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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24. The Spirit

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5.4/10
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36/100
Released: 1987
Action & Adventure

What it's about: A legally dead police detective decides to battle crime as a masked superhero.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (DC Universe).