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Just like she did in 2016 with Suicide Squad, Margot Robbie once again stole the show in The Suicide Squad as Harley Quinn - an instantly iconic performance she has fantabulously portrayed a total of three times so far. Of course, the Clown Princess of Crime’s roots are in animation (having been created specifically for Batman: The Animated Series by Bruce Timm and Paul Dini), and she still appears in animated DC movies to this day. Below, we have recommended a whole marathon’s worth of movies with Harley Quinn in both formats to find available on streaming or elsewhere, starting with her live-action superhero movies debut.
Suicide Squad (2016)
A group of convicted criminals are forced into becoming heroes (in exchange for less jail time) when a powerful member of their task force threatens humanity.
Why it’s a good option for Harley Quinn fans: While this Academy Award winner (for Best Makeup) from writer and director David Ayer certainly has its critics, the introduction of Margot Robbie’s infectious portrayal of Harley Quinn makes Suicide Squad worth revisiting.
Birds Of Prey (2020)
A freshly single and out of prison Harley Quinn forms an unlikely alliance with a group of female vigilantes to take on a ruthless crime lord (Ewan McGregor) in Gotham City.
Why it’s a good option for Harley Quinn fans: Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn was, indeed, so infectious that she inspired multiple spin-offs, but the only one that has made it out of development hell so far is Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn, which sees the Clown Princess of Crime turning over a new leaf while still being her crazy self.
The Suicide Squad (2021)
A mostly new group of convicted criminals are forced into becoming heroes (in exchange for less jail time) when evidence of a top secret experiment falls at risk of becoming exposed.
Why it’s a good option for Harley Quinn fans: Harley Quinn falls back into the “bad guy forced into doing good” routine in The Suicide Squad, an exhilarating “sort of” sequel from writer and director James Gunn that sees Margot Robbie’s take on the character at her most hilarious and badass yet.
Batman: Assault On Arkham (2014)
As the Dark Knight (Kevin Conroy) tries to find a bomb planted by The Joker, a group of convicted criminals are forced into becoming heroes (this sounds so familiar...) when The Riddler is discovered to be hiding stolen, top secret information somewhere in Arkham Asylum.
Why it’s a good option for Harley Quinn fans: While the title suggests it is a Batman movie, Batman: Assault on Arkham is really one of the best Suicide Squad movies yet, in my opinion, and sees Harley Quinn (Hynden Walch) joining Task Force X in a feature-length adaptation for the first time.
Suicide Squad: Hell To Pay (2018)
A mostly new group of convicted criminals are forced into becoming heroes (Are you starting to notice a pattern?) when Amanda Waller (Vanessa Williams) recruits them to find an artifact said to prevent the owner from damnation.
Why it’s a good option for Harley Quinn fans: Like The Suicide Squad, the animated Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay is a bigger, bloodier, and arguably better “sort of” sequel to its unofficial predecessor, Batman: Assault on Arkham, partially for the return of celebrated voice actress Tara Strong in the role of Harley Quinn.
The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019)
Five years after the Duplo invaders took over, Emmet Brickowski (Chris Pratt) and his friends embark on another adventure in the LEGO Universe.
Why it’s a good option for Harley Quinn fans: The coincidentally named Margot Rubin (who actually voices several characters in The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part) makes a brief, but memorably funny, voice appearance in the sequel that clearly pays homage to Margot Robbie’s version of the character in Suicide Squad.
The LEGO Batman Movie (2017)
As Barbara Gordon (Rosario Dawson) takes over the GCPD, Joker (Zack Galifianakis) plans his ultimate revenge, and young Dick Grayson (Michael Cera) comes to live in Wayne Manor, Bruce Wayne takes on his worst enemy yet: his ego.
Why it’s a good option for Harley Quinn fans: The first time Harley Quinn shared the screen with Will Arnett’s Caped Crusader was when former SNL star Jenny Slate voiced her in The LEGO Batman Movie, which offers a lighter, but still pretty one-sided, interpretation of her relationship with Mister J.
Batman Vs. Two-Face (2017)
Bruce Wayne (Adam West, in his final portrayal of Batman) and his young ward, Dick Grayson (original Robin actor Burt Ward), take on their old friend Harvey Dent (William Shatner), who suddenly shows signs of having a dangerous split personality.
Why it’s a good option for Harley Quinn fans: In the same year that The LEGO Batman Movie portrayed them as toy figurines, Batman vs. Two-Face (a sequel to 2016’s animated ‘60s era tribute Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders) hinted at the beginning of Dr. Harleen Quinzel’s (Sirena Irwin) toxic romance with the Joker (Jeff Bergman).
Batman And Harley Quinn (2017)
When Poison Ivy (Paget Brewster) and the Floronic Man (Kevin Michael Richardson) pose a global threat, Batman (Kevin Conroy) and Nightwing (Loren Lester) have no choice but to join forces with Ivy’s estranged friend, Harley Quinn (former Big Bang Theory cast member Melissa Rauch).
Why it’s a good option for Harley Quinn fans: In the same year that retro versions of the adversaries shared the screen in Batman vs. Two-Face, the Dark Knight and the Clown Princess of Crime headlined Batman and Harley Quinn, another lighthearted and comical take on some of the comic book medium’s most beloved characters from the creators of the DCAU.
Batman: Hush (2019)
As a new dangerous enemy emerges in Gotham City, Bruce Wayne (Jason O’Mara) is forced to confront devastating secrets from his past.
Why it’s a good option for Harley Quinn fans: We get back to basics with Batman: Hush, which is based on the acclaimed 2002 graphic novel by writer Jeph Loeb and illustrator Jim Lee, and sees Harley Quinn (again played by Hynden Walch) up to no good and at odds with Catwoman (Jennifer Morrison) in an epic (for lack of a better term) “cat fight.”
Justice League Dark: Apokolips War (2020)
After Darkseid achieves rule over the earth, resulting in the deaths of many of its greatest costumed vigilantes, former enemies suddenly become allies in the struggle to bring the tyrannical New God to justice.
Why it’s a good option for Harley Quinn fans: Hynden Walch voices Harley Quinn once again in one of the most epic recent DC animated movies, Justice League Dark: Apokolips War, which sees her promoted to the leader of the Suicide Squad after Amanda Waller’s death, but still apparently devoted to the Joker and seeking revenge for his death.
Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox (2013)
Barry Allen (Justin Chambers) wakes up to find himself in a world much different from his own, and must enlist the help of Thomas Wayne's Batman and other varying iterations of his superhero allies to fix the timeline and return home.
Why it’s a good option for Harley Quinn fans: Among the unique variants of classic DC characters whom Barry Allen encounters in Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox (based on the comic that would later inspire the upcoming solo Flash movie), there is an alternate version of Harley Quinn known as Yo-Yo (Hynden Walch), who gets apprehended by the Flashpoint version of Cyborg, voiced by Michael B. Jordan.
Batman Ninja (2018)
Bruce Wayne and his allies are forced to rely on their most basic skills and learn new fighting styles when they and the fiercest faces in their rogues gallery are accidentally transported to feudal Japan.
Why it’s a good option for Harley Quinn fans: Outside of the familiar voice of Tara Strong in the English language version, Batman Ninja (which is not just inspired by anime, but a genuine anime) boasts an even more unique version of Harley Quinn, which is appropriate, considering that this is easily one of the most unique and visually intriguing Batman movies on record.
Batman Vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2019)
A group of intelligent, genetically mutated amphibians with pristine martial arts skills seek the help of Bruce Wayne’s vigilante alter ego to help them return home when a trans-dimensional rift leaves them trapped in Gotham City.
Why it’s a good option for Harley Quinn fans: Speaking of ninjas, a team-up we never realized we needed came in the form of Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (based on a similarly titled, popular limited series crossover event), in which Tara Strong also voices Harley Quinn in, probably, her strangest onscreen iteration yet: a mutated, anthropomorphic hyena.
One day, we hope that we can add the still unmade Gotham City Sirens movie (based on a comic that teams Harley Quinn with Catwoman and Poison Ivy) to this list. Until then, there are more than enough adventures featuring the Clown Princess of Crime above to keep you occupied.