DC & Marvel animated adventures.

by charlotte-plumb | created - 05 Dec 2015 | updated - 06 Dec 2015 | Public

The best animated DC & Marvel movies/shows. Sorted as DC then Marvel in no particular order.

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1. Batman: The Animated Series (1992–1995)

TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The Dark Knight battles crime in Gotham City with occasional help from Robin and Batgirl.

Stars: Kevin Conroy, Loren Lester, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Robert Hastings

Votes: 69,543

The best Batseries out there.

2. Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 (2012 Video)

PG-13 | 76 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

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?

Director: Jay Oliva | Stars: Peter Weller, Ariel Winter, David Selby, Wade Williams

Votes: 45,136

The best Batmovie by far!

3. Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 (2013 Video)

PG-13 | 76 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The Batman has returned after a 10-year absence. The Gotham authorities want to arrest him. An old foe wants a reunion. The Feds want the Man of Tomorrow to put a stop to him.

Director: Jay Oliva | Stars: Peter Weller, Ariel Winter, Michael Emerson, David Selby

Votes: 38,742

Part 2 of this masterpiece.

4. Batman: Year One (2011 Video)

PG-13 | 64 min | Animation, Action, Crime

A wealthy playboy and a Chicago cop both return to Gotham City where their lives will intersect in unexpected ways.

Directors: Sam Liu, Lauren Montgomery | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Ben McKenzie, Eliza Dushku, Jon Polito

Votes: 26,688

Excellent watch.

5. Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman (2003 Video)

PG | 75 min | Animation, Action, Crime

The Dark Knight must contend with a mysterious female vigilante who emulates him, but to a more ruthless degree.

Directors: Curt Geda, Jennifer Graves, Tim Maltby | Stars: Kevin Conroy, Kimberly Brooks, Kelly Ripa, Elisa Gabrielli

Votes: 9,225

In the style of the animated series.

6. Batman: Under the Red Hood (2010 Video)

PG-13 | 75 min | Animation, Action, Crime

There's a mystery afoot in Gotham City, and Batman must go toe-to-toe with a mysterious vigilante, who goes by the name of Red Hood. Subsequently, old wounds reopen and old, once buried memories come into the light.

Director: Brandon Vietti | Stars: Bruce Greenwood, Jensen Ackles, John DiMaggio, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 46,639

So good.

7. Batman: Gotham Knight (2008 Video)

PG-13 | 75 min | Animation, Action, Crime

A collection of key events mark Bruce Wayne's life, as he journeys from beginner to Dark Knight.

Directors: Yasuhiro Aoki, Futoshi Higashide, Toshiyuki Kubooka, Hiroshi Morioka, Jong-Sik Nam, Shôjirô Nishimi, Yûichirô Hayashi | Stars: Kevin Conroy, Jason Marsden, Scott Menville, George Newbern

Votes: 23,651

Different art style animations.

8. The Batman vs. Dracula (2005 Video)

Unrated | 83 min | Animation, Action, Horror

Batman faces off against the original creature of the night, Count Dracula, who has been unintentionally resurrected by the Penguin.

Directors: Michael Goguen, Seung Eun Kim, Sam Liu, Brandon Vietti | Stars: Rino Romano, Peter Stormare, Tara Strong, Tom Kenny

Votes: 7,038

Jamaican Joker.

9. Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)

PG | 76 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Batman is wrongly implicated in a series of murders of mob bosses actually done by a new vigilante assassin.

Directors: Eric Radomski, Bruce Timm, Kevin Altieri, Boyd Kirkland, Frank Paur, Dan Riba | Stars: Kevin Conroy, Dana Delany, Hart Bochner, Stacy Keach

Votes: 36,515 | Gross: $5.62M

10. The Batman Superman Movie: World's Finest (1997 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 64 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Joker goes to Metropolis with an offer and plan to kill Superman for Lex Luthor while Batman pursues the clown to Superman's turf.

Director: Toshihiko Masuda | Stars: Tim Daly, Dana Delany, Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill

Votes: 7,404

11. Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (2009 Video)

PG-13 | 67 min | Animation, Action, Drama

When Lex Luthor gets elected US President, he uses the threat of an oncoming kryptonite meteor striking Earth as a rationale to frame Superman.

Director: Sam Liu | Stars: Clancy Brown, Kevin Conroy, Tim Daly, Xander Berkeley

Votes: 18,439

Take him down!

12. Superman/Batman: Apocalypse (2010 Video)

PG-13 | 78 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

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.

Director: Lauren Montgomery | Stars: Andre Braugher, Kevin Conroy, Tim Daly, Susan Eisenberg

Votes: 21,159

Yes!

13. Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox (2013 Video)

PG-13 | 75 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The Flash finds himself in a war torn alternate timeline and teams up with alternate versions of his fellow heroes to return home and restore the timeline.

Director: Jay Oliva | Stars: Justin Chambers, C. Thomas Howell, Michael B. Jordan, Kevin McKidd

Votes: 35,362

One of the best.

14. Justice League: Doom (2012 Video)

PG-13 | 75 min | Animation, Action, Fantasy

Vandal Savage steals confidential files Batman has compiled on the members of the Justice League, and learns all their weaknesses.

Director: Lauren Montgomery | Stars: Kevin Conroy, Tim Daly, Susan Eisenberg, Nathan Fillion

Votes: 26,232

I love the Bat.

15. Justice League: War (2014 Video)

PG-13 | 79 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The world's finest heroes found the Justice League in order to stop an alien invasion of Earth.

Director: Jay Oliva | Stars: Sean Astin, Zach Callison, Christopher Gorham, Justin Kirk

Votes: 24,857

Go team.

16. Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths (2010 Video)

PG-13 | 75 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

A good version of Lex Luthor from a parallel Earth comes to the Justice League's dimension for help to fight their evil counterparts.

Directors: Sam Liu, Lauren Montgomery | Stars: William Baldwin, Mark Harmon, Chris Noth, Gina Torres

Votes: 20,809

Parallel dimensions.

17. JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time (2014 Video)

TV-Y7 | 52 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

Lex Luthor is frozen during a battle with the Justice League. He thaws out in the 31st century, discovers Time Trapper and prevents Superman's arrival to Earth as a baby. Future teen heroes Karate Kid and Dawnstar must stop him.

Director: Giancarlo Volpe | Stars: Diedrich Bader, Laura Bailey, Dante Basco, Corey Burton

Votes: 3,101

Time travel.

18. Justice League: The New Frontier (2008 Video)

PG-13 | 75 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

In the 1950s, a new generation of superheroes must join forces with the community's active veterans and a hostile US government to fight a menace to Earth.

Director: Dave Bullock | Stars: David Boreanaz, Miguel Ferrer, Neil Patrick Harris, John Heard

Votes: 15,781

Old school style.

19. Justice League (2001–2004)

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Seven of the most formidable heroes form arguably the most powerful team ever.

Stars: Carl Lumbly, Phil LaMarr, Michael Rosenbaum, George Newbern

Votes: 34,550

The series.

20. Static Shock (2000–2004)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

In the city of Dakota, a teenage boy with electricity based powers, with the help of his inventive friend, fights crime as a superhero.

Stars: Phil LaMarr, Jason Marsden, Kevin Michael Richardson, Michele Morgan

Votes: 3,999

21. Teen Titans (2003–2006)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A team of five teenaged superheroes save the world from many villains around their city while experiencing things normal teens face today.

Stars: Hynden Walch, Scott Menville, Greg Cipes, Khary Payton

Votes: 21,805

Oh yes.

22. Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo (2006 TV Movie)

TV-Y7 | 75 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

After a battle with a high-tech villain named, Saiko-Tek, the Teen Titans travel to the city of Tokyo where they find themselves embroiled in a conflict with an ancient enemy.

Directors: Michael Chang, Ben Jones, Matt Youngberg | Stars: Greg Cipes, Scott Menville, Khary Payton, Tara Strong

Votes: 3,121

Teen Titans do Tokyo.

23. Wonder Woman (2009 Video)

PG-13 | 74 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A modern man's trespass of the island of the Amazons enables an imprisoned war god to escape and Princess Diana wins the responsibility to recapture him.

Director: Lauren Montgomery | Stars: Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion, Alfred Molina, Rosario Dawson

Votes: 13,930

The origin story.

24. Green Lantern: First Flight (2009 Video)

PG-13 | 77 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Test pilot Hal Jordan finds himself recruited as the newest member of the intergalactic police force, The Green Lantern Corps.

Director: Lauren Montgomery | Stars: Christopher Meloni, Victor Garber, Tricia Helfer, Michael Madsen

Votes: 12,865

The origin story of Hal Jordan.

25. Green Lantern: Emerald Knights (2011 Video)

PG | 84 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

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.

Directors: Christopher Berkeley, Lauren Montgomery, Jay Oliva | Stars: Nathan Fillion, Jason Isaacs, Elisabeth Moss, Henry Rollins

Votes: 10,671

Lanterns are cool.

26. Green Lantern: The Animated Series (2011–2013)

TV-PG | 25 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The further adventures of Hal Jordan and his comrades of the Green Lantern Corps.

Stars: Josh Keaton, Kevin Michael Richardson, Jason Spisak, Grey Griffin

Votes: 5,047

The series.

27. Superman/Doomsday (2007 Video)

PG-13 | 75 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

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 1990s.

Directors: Lauren Montgomery, Bruce Timm, Brandon Vietti | Stars: Adam Baldwin, Anne Heche, James Marsters, John DiMaggio

Votes: 17,701

If only Superman would kill.

28. All-Star Superman (2011 Video)

PG | 76 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

After being poisoned by sun radiation, a dying Superman decides to fulfill his lifelong dreams while Lex Luthor has his own agenda.

Director: Sam Liu | Stars: James Denton, Christina Hendricks, Anthony LaPaglia, Edward Asner

Votes: 11,922

Radiation problems.

29. Superman vs. The Elite (2012 Video)

PG-13 | 76 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

The Man of Steel finds himself outshone by a new team of ruthless superheroes who hold his idealism in contempt.

Director: Michael Chang | Stars: George Newbern, Pauley Perrette, Robin Atkin Downes, Dee Bradley Baker

Votes: 10,758

British tossers!

30. DC Showcase Original Shorts Collection (2010 Video)

PG-13 | 63 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

An anthology of DC Showcase stories consisting of a new Superman/Shazam feature and extended versions of older shorts.

Director: Joaquim Dos Santos | Stars: Zach Callison, James Garner, Josh Keaton, Danica McKellar

Votes: 2,954

"Shazam!!!!" Jonah Hex is pretty sweet too.

31. Doctor Strange (2007 Video)

PG-13 | 76 min | Animation, Action, Fantasy

A crippled and embittered doctor travels to a hidden community in Tibet where he learns of his true destiny as the Sorcerer Supreme of his world.

Directors: Patrick Archibald, Jay Oliva, Dick Sebast, Frank Paur | Stars: Bryce Johnson, Paul Nakauchi, Kevin Michael Richardson, Michael Yama

Votes: 6,958

Best Marvel animated movie!

32. X-Men (1992–1997)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Family

A team of mutant superheroes fight for justice and human acceptance in the Marvel Comics universe.

Stars: Cedric Smith, Cathal J. Dodd, Lenore Zann, George Buza

Votes: 31,502

What a show!

33. Spider-Man (1994–1998)

TV-Y | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A young man with spider-like abilities fights crime as a superhero in New York City while trying to have a normal personal life.

Stars: Christopher Daniel Barnes, Sara Ballantine, Edward Asner, Roscoe Lee Browne

Votes: 21,516

Spidey!

34. Fantastic Four (1994–1996)

22 min | Action, Animation, Sci-Fi

The adventures of Marvel Comic's greatest superhero team.

Stars: Beau Weaver, Lori Alan, Quinton Flynn, Chuck McCann

Votes: 2,576

Four sure.

35. The Incredible Hulk (1996–1998)

TV-Y7 | 20 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A nuclear scientist is afflicted with the tendency to change into a powerful green monster under stress.

Stars: Lou Ferrigno, Neal McDonough, John Vernon, Mark Hamill

Votes: 2,306

"SMASH!!"

36. Hulk Vs. (2009 Video)

PG-13 | 82 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Two stories featuring Marvel's anti-hero The Incredible Hulk and his encounters with the X-Man Wolverine and the god known as Thor.

Directors: Sam Liu, Frank Paur | Stars: Fred Tatasciore, Matthew Wolf, Graham McTavish, Grey Griffin

Votes: 10,413

Vs Thor.

37. Planet Hulk (2010 Video)

PG-13 | 81 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The Incredible Hulk, ejected from Earth in a spaceship, crash-lands on a planet ruled by a tyrant, who forces him to fight in a coliseum against other powerful creatures. The Hulk reluctantly befriends the combatants on his team.

Director: Sam Liu | Stars: Rick D. Wasserman, Lisa Ann Beley, Mark Hildreth, Liam O'Brien

Votes: 10,422

Hulk in space...

38. The Invincible Iron Man (2007 Video)

PG-13 | 83 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

When a cocky industrialist's efforts to raise an ancient Chinese temple leads him to be seriously wounded and captured by enemy forces, he must use his ideas for a revolutionary power armor in order to fight back as a superhero.

Directors: Patrick Archibald, Jay Oliva, Frank Paur | Stars: Marc Worden, Gwendoline Yeo, Fred Tatasciore, Rodney Saulsberry

Votes: 6,451

"I am Iron Man."

39. Thor: Tales of Asgard (2011 Video)

Not Rated | 77 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The young Norse god Thor embarks on a quest with his brother Loki to find and recover a legendary sword.

Director: Sam Liu | Stars: Matthew Wolf, Rick Gomez, Tara Strong, Alistair Abell

Votes: 4,505

...Meanwhile on Asgard.

40. Black Panther (2010)

TV-14 | Animation, Action, Adventure

Black Panther is the ruler and protector of the African nation of Wakanda. Using technology, wits, and extraordinary fighting ability he must protect his nation from an invasion led by Ulysses Klaw, the man who killed his father.

Stars: Djimon Hounsou, Jill Scott, Carl Lumbly, Stephen Stanton

Votes: 1,135

Best new Marvel series. Blank Panther rules!

42. Defenders of the Earth (1986– )

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Four of the greatest comic strip heroes join forces to battle Ming the Merciless.

Stars: Loren Lester, Peter Renaday, Peter Mark Richman, Dion Williams

Votes: 1,045

An 'imprint' of Marvel. Although The Phantom is DC.



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