Joker tells the story of how Batman’s greatest nemesis came to be. Arthur Fleck lives in Gotham City with his mom. In 1981, Gotham was not the best place to find a job. Arthur cannot afford to be unemployed because he needs money to buy medication for a condition that causes him to laugh at inappropriate times.

Without his medication, Fleck loses control. He tries out comedy, but his morbid jokes and uncontrollable laughter diminish his chances of success. However, his Joker persona becomes a major hit. He fuels a revolution where people with clown masks terrorize the city of Gotham.

At one of the riots, Bruce Wayne’s (Batman) parents are murdered. Arthur is eventually apprehended and sent to Arkham asylum. 

Is Joker available on Netflix?

Unfortunately, it is unlikely that Joker will come to Netflix US. It will most likely come to HBO a few months after its theatrical release.

Other regions will likely get Joker on Netflix. For UK subscribers, DC movies usually appear on Netflix about two and a half years after the theatrical release. It means that Joker will likely appear on Netflix UK at around 2021.

Joker is currently available on Netflix in the following European countries: Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Netherlands, and Sweden. The title appeared first in Sweden in 2020 and has appeared in the other regions on different dates in 2021. It is, therefore, likely that Joker will appear in other Netflix regions soon.