Published on August 5th, 2020
Movies are a different world altogether. People just get lost in their magnetism and it is hard for them to differentiate between what is right and wrong.
However, animated movies are really fun and can be enjoyed by anyone irrespective of whatever age he is in.
We have compiled a list of some DC animated movies which according to us are the best ones. Read with us to find which of your favorite animated movies has been able to enter the list.
Also, let us know if by mistake we missed any of the names. These are movies which have won the heart of many and we are sure you would also agree with our choices.
1. Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
Batman, the costumed crime-fighter who prowls the night skies in Gotham City, soon finds there’s another vigilante in town knocking off prominent mob figures. Despite the scythe-like blade for a hand, a mechanical voice
and the cloud of smoke that follows the figure wherever it goes, the police and outraged officials mistake the homicidal crusader for Batman himself and demand that the city’s longtime hero be brought to justice.
Meanwhile, Andrea Beaumont returns to town.
Though this spin-off from the excellent animated Batman TV series, was too dark to catch the audiences who flocked to The Lion King, it is certainly the best cartoon feature of 1993. Better-plotted than Tim Burton’s live
action movies, this shares their semi-tragic characterisation of the schizo superhero and a love of the art deco gothic of Gotham City.
2. Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero
Mr. Freeze is living in the arctic with his cryogenically-frozen wife. When a submarine destroys her containment capsule, he has to find someone to “donate” a new heart for her. His search turns up one donor with the
right blood type: Barbara (Batgirl) Gordon. Her kidnapping sends Batman and Robin on a hurried chase to free her in time.
Mr. Freeze, a scientist whose cryogenic research saved his wife’s life by keeping her in stasis tragically deforms him by making him only capable of living in subzero temperatures. His life’s purpose has become a never ending search for the cure for his wife’s terminal condition, taking on a life of crime to get the procedures she needs to to keep her alive.
3. Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker
While trying to uncover the Joker’s secrets, Terry McGinnis, the new Batman, discovers the greatest mystery in the career of the original Batman – the true story of the night Batman fought the Joker for the last time. Though when Bruce Wayne is almost killed in one of the Joker’s new attacks, it’s up to Batman Beyond to avenge his mentor and put the Joker to rest forever.
What do you get when a simple farm boy from Tatooine decides to do cartoons? You get one of the best arch-nemisis Batman has ever faced. In Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker Mark Hamill again reprises his role as
the voice of The Joker, Batman’s most fearsome foe.
4. Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman
A ruthless destructive vigilante posing as Batwoman is wreaking havoc in Gotham City. While she sets her sights on thwarting Penguin’s evil plans, Batman concentrates on discovering this mysterious imposter’s true
identity. But when she’s captured by the vicious Bane, it falls upon the caped crusader to rescue her, defeat Bane and foil the Penguin’s devious plot himself.
A brief history lesson: when the Batman animated series moved from Fox to the WB in 1997, it was decided to streamline the artistic style a bit with slimmed-down, sleek designs, more angular but less detailed. In addition,
it was decided to jump forward several years from the original cartoon. Batman was now even grimmer with a new Robin (Tim Drake) by his side.
5. The Batman vs. Dracula
Gotham City is terrorized not only by recent escapees Joker and Penguin, but by the original creature of the night, Dracula! Can Batman stop the ruthless vampire before he turns everyone in the city, including The Caped
Crusader, Joker and Penguin, into his mindless minions?
“The Batman Vs. Dracula” is the only animated movie made for the show. Supposedly, there were plans to do another one that was “The Batman Vs. Hush” and would feature Catwoman (hopefully giving the character the attention she was so rarely shown in the cartoon proper). But of course, that animated movie never saw the light of day.
6. Superman: Brainiac Attacks
Embittered by Superman’s heroic successes and soaring popularity, Lex Luthor forms a dangerous alliance with the powerful computer/villain Brainiac. Using advanced weaponry and a special strain of Kryptonite harvested from the far reaches of outer space, Luthor specifically redesigns Brainiac to defeat the Man of Steel.
Two Enemies Unite To Destroy The Man Of Steel Not terrible but not that great either. This animated needed more substance and a better develop story. It’s not completely bad but there’s better animated Superman movies
out there. Embittered by Superman’s heroic successes and soaring popularity”The Batman Vs. Dracula” is the only animated movie made for the show. Supposedly, there were plans to do another one that was “The Batman
Vs. Hush” and would feature Catwoman (hopefully giving the character the attention she was so rarely shown in the cartoon proper). But of course, that animated movie never saw the light of day.
7. Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo
America’s coolest heroes Teen Titans head to Japan as they spring into action when a new threat, the dichromatic ninja Saico-Tek, appears in their city. A chase across the city ensues, ending at Titans Tower. Saico-Tek is interrogated by Robin with the aid of a translation program, and reveals the identity of the one who sent him. The ninja then escapes his bonds and vanishes after destroying a fire sprinkler, and the Titans’
only lead is to search for his mysterious master – the shadowy figure known as Brushogun.
Teen Titans the television show is a fun, vibrant series that’s a lot more entertaining than it looks. Following the show’s recent cancellation, it seems like Trouble in Tokyo is the last we’ll get of our intrepid heroes.
Unfortunately, as a swan song or otherwise, when squeezed Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo reveals itself for what it really is: a suspiciously average direct-to-DVD movie that looks good, but doesn’t do anything to
conceal the fact that underneath it’s fake.
8. Superman Doomsday
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 direct-to-video feature “Superman: Doomsday” is the first of three scheduled projects that will retool established characters for older fans, intentionally attracting a PG-13 rating and offering up more mature subject matter, to be released not through Warner Family Entertainment, but through the studio’s new Warner Premiere division.
9. Justice League: The New Frontier
Adapting the award-winning DC Comics miniseries DC: THE NEW FRONTIER by Darwyn Cooke, Justice League: The New Frontier spins a tale of the DC Universe in the 1950s, focusing on test pilot Hal Jordan (Green Lantern)
and the Martian Manhunter. The story also features other DC characters, including Barry Allen (the Flash), Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, and many more
What made this story so special for fans (this reviewer included) was its epic scope — the way it took popular heroes from DC’s early days, perhaps unfamiliar to modern readers (i.e. The Losers, The Suicide Squad, The Blackhawks, The Challengers of the Unknown, etc.), and linked them to some of the more recognizable characters in the publisher’s arsenal (Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Barry Allen’s Flash, etc.).
10. Batman: Gotham Knight
In this 6-story anthology collection, Batman faces new villains and old ones in a time-line after Batman Begins. In “Have I Got A Story For You”, 3 kids tell wildly different stories about Batman during a fight through Gotham. “Crossfire” focuses on two policemen who end up getting in the middle of a crime battle. “Field Test” has Lucius Fox creating a new technology for Batman, but is it too powerful? “In Darkness Dwells” features Killer Croc and Scarecrow, who have kidnapped a priest.
Gotham Knight is a cartoon anthology, not to be confused with the Batman movie The Dark Knight. It’s also unlike the various Batman children’s TV cartoons over the years. The approach goes for a more “grown-up” Batman
viewership/reader demographic, mainly via bloody PG-13 type violence, and not much humor. No Robin or Batgirl, and Gotham City is depicted as overwhelmed with gangs and bizarre evildoers.
11. Wonder Woman
In antiquity, the Amazons defeat the war god, Ares, and Zeus charges them to hold him prisoner as eternally young warriors on the hidden island of Themyscira. Centuries later, US Air Force pilot Steve Trevor is lured to crash land on the island and the distraction of that trespass allows Ares to escape. In response, Princess Diana wins the responsibility to both take Trevor home and recapture the fugitive god.
Albeit not the best of the DC original animated movies, Wonder Woman boasts a bold direction, thrilling plot, and loads of mythology. It’s no shock that this is one of the most critically acclaimed of the bunch. If you’re going to make a Wonder Woman adaptation, this film just about checks every box you’d expect. A uniquely styled story.
12. Tales of the Black Freighter
A mariner survives an attack from the dreaded pirates of the Black Freighter, but his struggle to return home to warn it has a horrific cost.
In the translation of the graphic novel Watchmen into a feature film, there were bound to be some elements of the story that were lost in the interest of time and pushing the narrative forward. One of the most obviously extractable pieces was the parallel comic-book story Tales of the Black Freighter
13. Green Lantern: First Flight
When pilot Hal Jordan accepts a mysterious, powerful ring from a dying alien creature, it transforms him into a Green Lantern – one of an elite force of heroes. These heroes patrol the universe to ensure peace and
justice under the leadership of the Guardians of the Universe. Unsure of their newest recruit.
GREEN LANTERN: FIRST FLIGHT is an entertaining superhero yarn that manages to combine both the necessary secret-origin tale with a surprisingly complex story. Hal Jordan, the newest Green Lantern and the first Earthman
ever recruited to the Corps, is fun to watch as he quickly figures out how to use his ring and learns his way around the galaxy.
14. Superman/Batman: Public Enemies
When Lex Luthor gets elected US President, he uses the threat of an oncoming kryptonite meteor striking Earth as a rationale to frame Superman.
When Lex Luthor gets elected US President, he uses the threat of an oncoming kryptonite meteor striking Earth as a rationale to frame Superman. Expertly directed by Sam Liu and based on the first story arc of Jeph Loeb’s 2003-2004 comic Superman/Batman, the PG-13 movie is a parable of power pushed to its limit.
15. Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths
A good version of Lex Luthor from a parallel Earth comes to the Justice League’s dimension for help to fight their evil counterparts.
Taking inspiration from the storylines of the comics — Crisis on Earth-Three and JLA: Earth 2 specifically — the movie finds the Justice Leagueclashing with their evil counterpart rts in the Crime Syndicate after adesperate, alt-universe Lex Luthor arrives in our world to seek their help. In his own universe, he’s not only a hero, but the former leader of the Justice League, and its sole remaining member.
16. Batman: Under the Red Hood
A diabolical villain who seems to know Batman’s every move sets out to clean up the streets of Gotham for good and destroy the caped crime- fighter in the process. Every night, Batman protects the citizens of Gotham from the shadows. But lately another vigilante has been prowling the streets, and his merciless methods are more frightening than reassuring.
One of if not the best animated superhero movie ever, A great story full of fun exciting action, A very dark tone that really shouldn’t be watched by young children, I would love to see this made into a live action movie, My only downfall was I didn’t like John DiMaggio voicing The Joker as his voice did not suit him one bit.
17. Superman/Batman: Apocalypse
Batman discovers a mysterious teen-aged girl with super-human powers and a connection to Superman. When the girl comes to the attention of Darkseid, the evil overlord of Apokolips, events take a decidedly dangerous turn.
Following a streak of well-received direct-to-DVD animated features, DC Universe takes its series in a slightly new direction with Superman/Batman Apocalypse. That title is somewhat misleading, though. The focus isn’t on
Superman, Batman or even the planet Apocalypse (known as Apokolips in the comics). No, this is essentially an adaptation of the “Supergirl from Krypton” storyline from the Superman/Batman comic series
18. All-Star Superman
While saving the crew of the first manned mission to the sun, Superman is poisoned by solar radiation. Dying, he decides to fulfill his lifelong dreams, while still saving the Earth from various threats. But when Lex Luthor reveals his latest plot to control the world, Superman must use his remaining strength to stop him.
It’s the norm for us to discard things that may have at one time held some importance to us. This is done in favor of something new because new is often mistaken for improved, while old is often mistaken for useless, rickety, or outright broken. Sure, sometimes new is also improved. But not always. We discard the old for the new because it can be too difficult to find the value in something which, on the surface at least, is no longer the pristine thing it once was.
19. Green Lantern: Emerald Knights
As the home planet of the Green Lantern Corps faces a battle with an ancient enemy, Hal Jordan prepares new recruit Arisia for the coming conflict by relating stories of the first Green Lantern and several of Hal’s comrades. While the Guardians move to evacuate, Green Lantern Hal Jordan helps the unsure new recruit, Arisia, by telling her several stories of fellow Lanterns and the challenges they faced.
‘Green Lantern: Emerald Knights’ probably won’t impress longtime fans of the character – but for the new crowd being lured in by the upcoming movie, it’s a solid introduction to the Green Lantern universe.
20. Batman: Year One
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.
A new edition of one of the most important and critically acclaimed Batman adventures ever, written by Frank Miller, author of The Dark Knight Returns! In 1986, Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli produced this
groundbreaking reinterpretation of the origin of Batman—who he is and how he came to be.
21. Justice League: Doom
The Justice League are a team of great power, but also of personal secrets they thought safe. That changes when the immortal supervillain, Vandal Savage, has Batman’s Batcave secretly raided to learn them all and more. Soon, the Leaguers are individually beset by their enemies who attack them with inescapable death traps specifically designed with that information.
Justice League Doom is a hard movie to review, as many of the film’s more annoying frustrations lie within its truncated final act. In talking about these plot elements, it’s necessary to divulge the film’s plot twists. That said, if you’ve read the original JLA comic this film was loosely based upon (Tower of Babel), you already know the twists and turns ahead. Even Warner/DC spoils them right on the back of the Blu-ray box.
22. Superman vs. The Elite
Superman learns that there is a new superhero team around, The Elite. They quickly prove themselves a team of extraordinary power guided by a confident sense of direct practicality. As their popularity grows, Superman finds that they are outshining him with disquieting methods that grow more ruthless by the day even as the public appears to approve of their sneering dismissal of the Man of Steel’s sense of moral restraint.
In Superman vs. The Elite, the Man of Steel faces his most daunting foe yet: public opinion. In an era where the realities of terrorism and global strife have created a cynical and hardline attitudes about the concept of “justice,” Superman’s idealistic optimism seems more and more outdated (both in the film, and in the real-world). So when a group of younger super-powered vigilantes known as The Elite appear on the scene.
23. Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1
Batman has not been seen for ten years. A new breed of criminal ravages Gotham City, forcing 55-year-old Bruce Wayne back into the cape and cowl. But, does he still have what it takes to fight crime in a new era?
The Dark Knight Returns is, save for maybe Batman: Year One, the most revered Batman story in the character’s many years. So revered, in fact, that Warner Premiere has taken to splitting the animated adaptation into two films. Luckily, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1 is structured into a mostly standalone tale, with only a few disparate elements scattered throughout as seeds for the chapter still to come.
24. Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 2 is a far more cohesive product than its predecessor. The film’s not the only improvement though, as the Blu-ray disc is also a significantly better value than Part 1, featuring more interesting supplemental features and a better audio mix. Though there are some all new problems that crop up in Part 2, ultimately you’re getting more bang for your buck.
25. Superman: Unbound
Offering herself as a hostage, Lois Lane is caught in an aerial confrontation between her terrorist captors and the unpredictable Supergirl before Superman arrives to save the day. Soon after, knowing Superman’s civilian identity, Lois attempts to get Clark Kent to make their relationship public despite his fear of the consequences, but their argument is halted by a Daily Planet staff meeting before Kent leaves when they are being alerted to a meteor.
Since the first Superman film, fans have been clamoring for the Man of Steel to face Brainiac. With the announcement of General Zod as the villain for Man of Steel, a few fans cried foul that Zod was getting his second film appearance while Brainiac has only been a pipe dream. With Superman: Unbound, fans finally get to see a Superman versus Brainiac feature, and as a classic clash of might versus mind, it doesn’t disappoint.
26. Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox
An alteration of the timeline for the superhero, The Flash. The Flash must team with other heroes to restore the timeline while the Earth is ravaged by a war between Aquaman’s Atlantis and Wonder Woman’s Amazons.
For those in the comics know, the Flashpoint comic event was more of a means to an end to launch the New 52 than a definitive alternate reality story, but Warner Bros. Animation has outdone its source material by making Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox a fully fleshed out and cohesive tale featuring the Flash
27. JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time
The Legion of Doom are attempting to use space satellites to freeze the Earth’s oceans, creating more land mass at the coastal regions for which they own. The JLA quickly arrive and the two teams engage in a classic battle of wills. This clash leads to Lex Luthor becoming trapped in a glacier of ice. In the 31st century Legion of Superheroes trainees; Dawnstar and Karate Kid are tasked with minding the Legion’s museum.
If you’re looking for the good, kid-friendly fun that the DC Animated Universe used to deliver on the regular, look not to recent fare like the grim New 52-inspired Justice League: War, but instead to the Giancarlo Volpe-directed JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time.
28. Justice League: War
The world’s finest heroes found the Justice League in order to stop an alien invasion of Earth.
Justice League: War is notable not only for being the most high-profile Justice League origin story we’ve yet seen in an animated feature, but also as the first full-blown attempt to bring DC’s New 52 universe to the screen in any capacity. Based on Geoff Johns and Jim Lee’s Justice League: Origin, which kicked off DC’s revival of their comic book properties in 2011.
29. Son of Batman
Ra’s AL Ghul is dead, slain by former League of Assassin Slade Wilson, aka Deathstroke. His victory is not without a cost, the price his right eye; taken by Ra’s own grandson Damien. Fearing for her sons’ safety Talia AL Ghul decides now is the time for the boy to meet his father. Half a world away a trail of chemical plant heists finds the Batman catching the culprit in the very act.
Based on writer Grant Morrison and artist Andy Kubert’s comics storyline “Batman and Son,” Son of Batman — the 20th DC Universe Animated Original Movie — finds the Dark Knight (voiced by Jason O’Mara, who also voiced Batman in Justice League: War) discovering that he has a 10-year-old son by Talia Al Ghul (Morena Baccarin).
30. Batman: Assault on Arkham
This movie is a classic animated feature. If this movie could be recreate by the DCEU it would be a classic and would redefine the DCEU streak. Currently DC has not been on a good run and they should look back on this film and readjust their films.
31. Justice League: Throne of Atlantis
In the aftermath of Justice League: War, the world is at peace or so it seems. When Atlantis attacks the Metropolis for the death of their king. But the Queen has different plans and requires the Justice League to find her lost son. But while they search for him, Atlantian troops; led by Ocean Master, continue their assault. Who will win?
Justice League: Throne of Atlantis continues DC/WB animation’s shared movie universe, picking up where Justice League: War left off. Earth’s heroes (Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, Cyborg and Shazam) have united to protect the planet – but they’re not quite a team yet. A worldly threat once again presents itself when a submarine is attacked by unknown terrorist assailants – an incident that angers both military forces around the world, and the armies of the mystical undersea city of Atlantis.
32. Batman vs. Robin
Damian Wayne is having a hard time coping with his father’s “no killing” rule. Meanwhile, Gotham is going through trouble with threats, such as the insane toy maker and the secretive Court of Owls. Review: IGN
Batman vs. Robin — it’s clear that while Batman may be good at a great many things, father-son bonding is not among them. The story involves the villainous bourgeoisie known as the Court of Owls, who want to run Gotham City while wearing creepy masks. As part of their move to take out Batman, they set their sights on Robin, Batman’s son Damian Wayne, driving a rift between the dynamic duo.
33. Justice League: Gods and Monsters
In an alternate universe, Superman is the son of Zod and was raised by a caring couple of Mexican immigrants living in harsh conditions, Batman is a young vampiric doctor, Kirk Langstrom, obsessed with an everlasting search for a cure for his disease and Wonder Woman is Bekka, the widowed queen of the world of Darkside. The three antiheroes unite and create the Justice League, despite wheelchair-bound Lex Luthor and others’ protests
The story sees Superman (son of Zod), Batman (a vampire), and Wonder Woman (now a New God instead of an Amazon) policing the world as the Justice League, but this version of the team is feared by the public and heavily criticized by the media. And not without good reason.
34. Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem
The Joker is aided in his Halloween quest to render modern technology useless and take over Gotham City by Solomon Grundy, Silver Banshee, Clayface and Scarecrow.
Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem is the second in the Batman Unlimited series of feature-length, animated DVD and digital offerings. As with the first entry, Batman and a team of his courageous sidekicks take on a supervillain (in this story it’s the Joker) and his cohorts in the superhero’s ongoing fight to save Gotham and the world. The action is continuous, interrupted only for a very few moments of storytelling, wisecracks.
35. Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts
Batman, with the help of the Flash, Green Arrow, Nightwing, and Red Robin, has to try and get to the bottom of the mysterious robotic animals attacking Gotham.
Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts is just the first in a series of “Batman Unlimited” branded content that will also include a second film on DVD/Blu-ray/Digital-HD later this year, plus 22 free animated digital shorts. In addition, a downloadable app will let viewers access more related content on mobile devices.
36. Justice League vs. Teen Titans
Robin is sent 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. Review: Outerplaces
The world premiere for DC Animation’s latest direct-to-DVD movie, Justice League vs. Teen Titans, was held at WonderCon today, and it definitely didn’t disappoint. DC is well known for their beautiful animated films, many of which are adaptations of certain comics and graphic novels that have proven popular (i.e. The Dark Knight Returns, Batman: Year One, and Under the Red Hood). However, DC has been focusing on building an animated universe for some time now, and though they do take inspiration from certain comics, they essentially tell their own stories.
37. Batman: The Killing Joke
As Batman hunts for the escaped Joker, the Clown Prince of Crime attacks the Gordon family to prove a diabolical point mirroring his own fall into madness.
Given how many of DC’s direct-to-DVD animated movies are based on preexisting comic book stories, it was only a matter of time before Batman: The Killing Joke made its way to the plate. This adaptation should be a slam dunk for DC. It’s adapted from the seminal graphic novel from writer Alan Moore and artist Brian Bolland. It features several key actors from Batman: The Animated Series reprising their iconic roles.
38. DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year
It’s time for the annual Hero of the Year ceremony and the students of Super Hero High compete for the top prize. But the festivities take a turn when Dark Opal targets the heroes and steals some of their most valued possessions to form the ultimate weapon! It’s up to the students at Super Hero High to spring into action! But can Wonder Woman.
DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year is the first feature-length movie based on two seasons of DC Super Hero Girls, very short “webisodes” that aired online in 2015 and 2016. The movie also ties in with the DC Comics- Time Warner-Mattel release of action figures and products related to the high school-age versions of established female comic book characters, both heroes and villains.
39. Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs. Mutants
The Dark Knight is back doing what he does best – protecting the citizens of Gotham City – in the third installment of the Batman Unlimited series, Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs. Mutants. When evil scientist Mr. Freeze activates his latest invention on two of Gotham City’s most formidable criminals – Killer Croc and Bane – things go from bad to worse.
Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs Mutants is the third series of Batman Unlimited films. This tale is heavy on cartoon violence from the start, and the final half of the movie is all battle and explosion, all the time: High-tech vehicles careen through the skies and on the ground, and there are blasts of fire, avalanches, hand-to-hand combat, weapons firing, citizens running for their lives, monsters, giant robots, and grotesque mutants of all shapes and sizes.
40. Batman: Bad Blood
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.
Pretty decent Batman animation, Quite violent and full of action, A good story that most other Batman films miss, Kids will enjoy it if you let them watch it, One of the better animated films for Batman.
41. Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders
We’ve seen an explosion of Batman ’66-themed memorabilia ever since Warner Bros. and Fox finally worked out their decades-long rights dispute. Finally, fans can buy official versions of the old TV series on Blu-ray and decorate their shelves with Batman ’66 action figures. But the best part of about Batman ’66’s resurgence is that we now get to see the Dynamic Duo continue their adventures in animated form. Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders captures much of what made the old series memorable, and throws in a healthy dose of self-aware humor to boot.
42. Justice League Dark
Justice League Dark is what it sounds like. It’s the dark side of justice. A group of supernatural heroes who band together loosely to take on occult threats, supernatural threats – threats that the real Justice League may be powerless against. Written by annonymous
Justice League Dark: Apokolips War may be the 38th release in the DC Universe Original Movies series, but it’s arguably the most significant of these projects to date. Apokolips War also happens to be the 15th and final entry in the DC Universe Movies series, a shared universe that began in 2013’s Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox. Apokolips War takes full advantage of that finality, delivering a movie with much bigger stakes and a story that only bears a faint resemblance to its comic book source material.
43. Teen Titans: The Judas Contract
Teen Titans – Beast Boy, Raven, Blue Beetle, Robin and the just-returned Nightwing – have built a cohesive team in their never-ending battle against evil but their newest teammate, the mysterious, and powerful, Terra, may be altering that dynamic. Meanwhile, an ancient evil – Brother Blood – has awakened, and familiar foe Deathstroke is lurking in the shadows, both waiting to pounce.
Teen Titans: The Judas Contract is a direct-to-DVD feature from Warner Bros. Animation that’s based on a 1984 DC Comics Teen Titan story. Directed at fans of the long-popular comic book series about young superheroes (first issued in 1973), the movie doesn’t give much time to the players’ histories (except for a few flashbacks), explanation of their unique powers, or past relationships.
44. DC Super Hero Girls: Intergalactic Games
Lena Luthor puts a malicious plan into motion at the Intergalactic Games.
Team up with Wonder Woman, Supergirl and Batgirl as they uncover an even greater challenge off the field, as one of the teams has a much more sinister motive for joining the competition. Let the games and the action begin. It’s time for DC Super Hero Girls animated movie!
DC SuperHero Girls: Intergalactic Games is the second feature released by DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation, and it’s based on short “webisodes” that appeared beginning in 2015. Associated dolls, toys, games, and so on are marketed along with the DVDs. No backstories appear here, so kids will have to already know who the characters are and what makes each special. And it’s an action-packed ride.
45. Batman and Harley Quinn
The Animated Series is an unmatched masterpiece that is still one of the best comic adaptations twenty five years later. Batman and Harley Quinn is the first DC animated movie in years to directly call back to that show, circa The New Batman Adventures. Consequently, it is one of the most beautiful DC animated films in a long time.
46. Batman vs. Two-Face
In Gotham City, a botched experiment by Professor Hugo Strange to extract the evil from Batman’s rogues gallery would go disastrously wrong, leaving the noble District Attorney Harvey Dent horrifically scarred both physically and mentally as the dichotomous supervillain, Two-Face. Eventually, Dent is captured by the Dynamic Duo and is seemingly cured of his injuries to help him restart his life as a honest citizen.
Batman vs. Two-Face is an animated movie that’s similar in tone to the campy 1960s TV Batman starring Adam West and Burt Ward. In contrast to the moody, more sobering Batman theatrical movies and dark, violent direct-to-DVD fare from recent years, this one is funny, with exaggerated comic action and word balloons.
47. Scooby-Doo & Batman: The Brave and the Bold
Batman teams up with the Scooby Doo gang when villains from both of their worlds unite to wreak havoc on the city.
The New Scooby Doo Movies, and again in a segment of the Batman: The Brave and the Bold episode “Bat-Mite Presents: Batman’s Strangest Cases!”. But whereas that episode was still geared towards spoofing the quirky style and crude animation of classic Scooby Doo!, this movie is very much a direct continuation of Batman.
48. Batman: Gotham by Gaslight
In an age of mystery and superstition, how would the people of Gotham react to a weird creature of the night, a bat-garbed vigilante feared by the guilty and the innocent alike? The very first Elseworlds tale re-imagines the Dark Knight detective in Victorian times and pits him against the infamous murderer Jack the Ripper.
Batman: Gotham By Gaslight is a murder mystery set in a Victorian-era Gotham City that pits the Caped Crusader against Jack the Ripper. While there are some thrills to be had with this attempt at a Batman horror story, the film’s characters feel a bit undercooked, leading to an underwhelming climax. After all, in a whodunnit, the “who” had better be satisfying, and this one misses the mark.
49. Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay
A special group of imprisoned villains is brought together by Amanda Waller. Task Force X is assigned the mission of retrieving a mystical object. Deadshot, Harley Quinn, Bronze Tiger, Captain Boomerang, Killer Frost, and Copperhead risk their lives to find the powerful object.
Slightly above average DC animation, Had a pretty good story, It’s not for kids with lots of blood, Swearing, The odd bit of nudity too, What will hurt the film most is the lack of knowledge from casual fans in who the people are in the film as they’re less known.
50. The Death of Superman
When a monstrous beast named Doomsday crash lands on Earth and lays waste to everything and everyone in its path, the Justice League engage in their toughest battle yet. With the rest of his team severely injured it’s up to the Man of Steel to take down the monster at all costs. Directed by Jake Castorena.
The Death of Superman marks the third time in 11 years that a movie has killed off the Man of Steel, which makes this latest DC animated offering a tedious case of been there-done that. While this new version hews more closely to its bestselling 1992-1993 namesake comics event than either 2007’s Superman: Doomsday or 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice did, it nevertheless lacks anything truly fresh or revelatory to add to this now well-worn tale.