DC Animated Movies

by supermankelly | created - 18 Sep 2013 | updated - 07 Apr 2016 | Public

Many people (mainly my friends) don't even know these movies exist and in some cases are better than most live action. Here is the list in desc order.

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1. Justice League: Gods and Monsters (2015 Video)

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

In an alternate universe, very different versions of DC's Trinity (Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman), who operate outside of the law, are framed for murders of prominent scientist and the government decides to take them out.

Director: Sam Liu | Stars: Benjamin Bratt, Michael C. Hall, Tamara Taylor, Paget Brewster

Votes: 10,269

2. Batman vs. Robin (2015 Video)

PG-13 | 80 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

While Damian Wayne struggles to cope with Batman's no-killing rule, he soon starts to believe that his destiny lies within a secret society known as, The Court of Owls.

Director: Jay Oliva | Stars: Stuart Allan, Troy Baker, Kevin Conroy, Trevor Devall

Votes: 14,344

3. Justice League: Throne of Atlantis (2015 Video)

PG-13 | 72 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

When Atlantian troops assault Metropolis as revenge for the death of their king, the Queen seeks help from the Justice League to find her son who has gone missing during the madness.

Director: Ethan Spaulding | Stars: Sean Astin, Rosario Dawson, Nathan Fillion, Christopher Gorham

Votes: 14,694

4. Batman: Assault on Arkham (2014 Video)

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

Batman works desperately to find a bomb planted by the Joker while Amanda Waller hires her newly formed Suicide Squad to break into Arkham Asylum to recover vital information stolen by the Riddler.

Directors: Jay Oliva, Ethan Spaulding | Stars: Kevin Conroy, Neal McDonough, Hynden Walch, Matthew Gray Gubler

Votes: 25,299

5. Son of Batman (2014 Video)

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

Batman learns he has a violent, unruly pre-teen son, secretly raised by the terrorist group the League of Assassins.

Director: Ethan Spaulding | Stars: Jason O'Mara, Stuart Allan, Thomas Gibson, Morena Baccarin

Votes: 18,164

6. 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: 23,823

7. 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: 33,649

8. Superman: Unbound (2013 Video)

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

Superman and Supergirl take on the cybernetic Brainiac, who boasts that he possesses "the knowledge and strength of 10,000 worlds."

Director: James Tucker | Stars: Matt Bomer, Stana Katic, John Noble, Molly C. Quinn

Votes: 9,371

9. 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: 43,915

10. 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: 37,545

11. 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: 10,400

12. 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: 25,344

13. 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: 25,934

14. 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: 10,350

15. 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: 11,567

16. 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: 20,606

17. 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: 45,286

18. 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: 20,061

19. 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: 17,930

20. 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: 12,503

21. 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: 13,529

22. 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: 23,249

23. 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: 15,273

24. 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: 17,173

25. 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: 2,909

26. Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam (2010 Video)

PG-13 | 25 min | Animation, Short, Action

Superman finds a foe who may be too powerful even for him to defeat in the murderous Black Adam. Fortunately, Black Adam's real target is the Earth's Mightiest Mortal--Captain Marvel.

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

Votes: 5,435

27. Green Arrow (2010 Video)

12 min | Animation, Short, Action

At an airport, the Emerald Archer must protect a young princess from assassins.

Director: Joaquim Dos Santos | Stars: Neal McDonough, Malcolm McDowell, Steve Blum, Grey Griffin

Votes: 2,279

28. Catwoman (2011 Video)

PG-13 | 15 min | Animation, Short, Action

Catwoman attempts to track down a mysterious cargo shipment that is linked to a Gotham City crime boss called Rough Cut.

Director: Lauren Montgomery | Stars: Eliza Dushku, John DiMaggio, Liliana Mumy, Kevin Michael Richardson

Votes: 2,173

29. DC Showcase: Jonah Hex (2010 Video)

PG-13 | 13 min | Animation, Short, Action

When a ruthless brothel madame murders Jonah Hex's current quarry, the disfigured bounty hunter plans to make her pay.

Director: Joaquim Dos Santos | Stars: Thomas Jane, Linda Hamilton, Jason Marsden, Michael Rooker

Votes: 2,184

30. The Spectre (2010 Video)

PG-13 | 13 min | Animation, Short

As Detective Jim Corrigan investigates a murder, The Spectre delivers horrific justice to the perpetrators.

Director: Joaquim Dos Santos | Stars: Gary Cole, Alyssa Milano, Jeff Bennett, Rob Paulsen

Votes: 1,959

31. Batman: Bad Blood (2016 Video)

PG-13 | 72 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

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.

Director: Jay Oliva | Stars: Jason O'Mara, Yvonne Strahovski, Stuart Allan, Sean Maher

Votes: 14,000

32. 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: 6,799

33. Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

R | 76 min | Animation, Action, Crime

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.

Director: Sam Liu | Stars: Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill, Tara Strong, Ray Wise

Votes: 39,368 | Gross: $3.78M

34. Justice League vs. Teen Titans (2016 Video)

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

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.

Director: Sam Liu | Stars: Rosario Dawson, Christopher Gorham, Shemar Moore, Jerry O'Connell

Votes: 12,380

35. Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero (1998 Video)

Unrated | 70 min | Animation, Action, Crime

When Mr. Freeze, desperate to save his dying wife, kidnaps Barbara Gordon (Batgirl) as an involuntary organ donor, Batman and Robin must find her before the operation can begin.

Director: Boyd Kirkland | Stars: Kevin Conroy, Michael Ansara, Loren Lester, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

Votes: 10,775

36. 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: 8,868