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The Best War Superhero Films


In the latest DC animation Justice Society: World War II, we are transported back to the 1940s when The Flash’s speed force launches him into a battle between Nazi’s and The Justice Society of America. To celebrate the physical release of this exciting new addition to the DC Animated Universe, we have picked some of the best war-time superhero movies for you to get stuck into.


Justice Society: World War II is available now on Digital, Blu-rayTM and DVD.


1. Justice Society: World War II


Decades before the Justice League was founded, in the 1940s it was the Justice Society that kept the United States safe. Justice Society: World War II follows the Golden Age Flash (Matt Bomer) as his newly discovered speed force catapults him back in time to the midst of World War II. He joins Wonder Woman (Stana Katic), Hourman (Matthew Mercer), Black Canary (Elysia Rotaru), Hawkman (Omid Abtahi) and Steve Trevor (Chris Diamantopoulos) in a battle to end all battles.

2. Captain America: The First Avenger


Set against the backdrop of the 1940s, at the hight of World War II, Captain America: The First Avenger sees Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), repeatedly rejected for military duty due to his frail appearance and many health issues. Determined to fight, he agrees to take part in an experiment which promises to transform him into a super soldier. Just one dose of ‘Super-Soldier serum’ does the trick as we see him reborn as the hero we know and love - Captain America.

3. Wonder Woman


In the 2017 Wonder Woman film, the Amazonian princess Diana (Gal Gadot) sets out to put a stop to World War I. American pilot and spy Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) crash-lands on her home island, Themyscira, telling her that the global conflict began at the hands of an historic enemy of the Amazons, Ares. Determined to help, she leaves the Amazonians behind and enters war-time America, where themes of female empowerment and feminism are explored through the fresh eyes of this inquisitive heroine.

4. X-Men: First Class


Let’s fast forward in time slightly for our next movie, X- Men: First Class. The fifth instalment in the X-Men film series is set in 1962 during the Cuban Missile Crisis. At the height of conflict between the United States and the Soviet Union, mutants Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and Erik Lensherr (Michael Fassbender) join forces to discover more of their species. As expected, there are a few bumps in the road on the quest for companionship, including a mutant supremacist set on enacting nuclear war.

5. Watchmen


This 2009 dystopian superhero film is set in an alternate America, in the middle of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union, based on the classic graphic novel by Alan More and Dave Gibbons, and directed by Zack Snyder.. It’s 1985, but not as we know it… A team of retired superheroes set out to investigate the murder of a fellow hero but while doing so they uncover much more than intended. Their journey is punctuated with a warped version of pop culture and history that will turn your world upside down.


Justice Society: World War II is available now on Digital, Blu-rayTM and DVD.



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