Hi there, fellow speedsters! If you’re as excited as I am about the upcoming ‘The Flash’ movie, set to hit the screens on June 15, 2023, then you’re in the right place. This film is one of the most anticipated DC movies of the year, promising a whirlwind of action, surprises, and our favorite speedster, The Flash. But before we get there, let’s take a trip down the DC memory lane. Here are the must-watch movies to fully appreciate the upcoming spectacle:

the flash, what to watch before the flash

But first, who is The Flash? Known as Barry Allen in his everyday life, The Flash is a superhero with the power of super-speed. His abilities include running at the speed of light, time travel, and even creating lightning bolts. He’s not just the fastest man alive; he’s a hero with a heart of gold. Now, let’s dive into the movies!

1. Batman (1989)

Let’s start with the classic, Batman (1989). This movie introduces us to the dark and brooding Batman, played by Michael Keaton. The film is set in Gotham City, where Batman battles the Joker, played by Jack Nicholson. The Joker is a criminal mastermind with a sadistic sense of humor, and Batman must stop him from unleashing chaos on the city. Watch it on Netflix.

2. Batman Returns (1992)

Next up, we have Batman Returns. This sequel brings back Michael Keaton as Batman, and this time he’s up against the Penguin and Catwoman. The Penguin, played by Danny DeVito, is a deformed man who was abandoned as a baby, and Catwoman, played by Michelle Pfeiffer, is a shy secretary who transforms into a confident, whip-wielding villainess. Watch it on Amazon Prime.

3. Man of Steel (2013)

Fast forward to 2013, and we have Man of Steel. This film is a fresh take on the Superman story, with Henry Cavill in the lead role. The plot follows Clark Kent as he becomes Superman and faces off against General Zod, a fellow Kryptonian with a grudge against the House of El. Watch it on Netflix.

4. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, we see the epic showdown between Batman and Superman. The film also introduces us to Wonder Woman and gives us a glimpse of the Flash, Aquaman, and Cyborg. The villain in this movie is Lex Luthor, who manipulates Batman into a preemptive battle with Superman. Watch it on Hulu.

5. Justice League (2017)

Justice League brings together Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg, and our very own Flash to face an even greater enemy. The villain in this movie is Steppenwolf, a powerful warrior from the planet Apokolips who seeks to unite three powerful artifacts known as Mother Boxes. Watch it on HBO Max.

6. Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021)

Last but not least, we have Zack Snyder’s Justice League. This director’s cut of the 2017 film offers a more in-depth look at the characters and the story. The team faces off against Steppenwolf again, but this time, they also have to deal with Darkseid, the tyrannical ruler of Apokolips. Watch it on HBO Max.


These movies come highly recommended by various sources like IMDb, Screen Rant, Tech Advisor, and LRMonline. Even DC Studios Co-CEO James Gunn suggests watching Batman (1989), Batman Returns, and The Flash TV series before the upcoming Flash movie.

So, gear up, DC fans! Before The Flash zooms into theaters on June 15, 2023, embark on this cinematic journey. It’s the perfect way to appreciate the complexity and richness of the DC universe. And remember, in the words of our favorite speedster, “Life doesn’t give us purpose. We give life purpose.”

Now, I want to hear from you! What are your favorite moments from these movies? What are your expectations for ‘The Flash’? Drop your thoughts in the comments below. Let’s get the conversation started!

And for those of you who can’t get enough of The Flash, check out this iconic line from the TV series: “Hi, I’m Barry Allen, and I’m the fastest man alive.”

Remember, these films are not just about getting to know The Flash better; they’re about immersing yourself in the rich tapestry of the DC universe. So, before June 15, 2023, rolls around, make sure you’ve ticked these movies off your list. Enjoy the ride, and see you at the movies!

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