Film The Best DC Comics Animated Movies

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List Rules Movie must be a DC comics animated film. No Live Action.

A list of the best DC animated feature length movies including new DC animated movies as well. These are feature length animated films based on DC comics such as Batman, Superman, and Green Lantern, characters that live within the DC Universe. In the 1990s, when live action movies based on DC Comics were in a slump, the Warner Bros' DC animation division took the reins, putting forth great quality animated films led by the likes of Paul Dini, Bruce Timm, and Alan Burnett. Today, animated films based on DC Comics are still popular. 
 

What are the best DC animated movies? Are the animated Batman movies like Batman: Under the Red Hood and Batman Beyond: The Return of the Joker your favorites? DC Comics is currently owned by DC Entertainment, which in turn is owned by Warner Bros. Entertainment. These may not be all the DC animated movies, but they are the greatest.
 

You may think this is a list of DC movies, but in fact it is list of DC animated movies only. So you won’t find the likes of The Dark Knight, or Man of Steel here, but you will for sure see all the Superman animated movies. Maybe once DC makes enough we can have a Justice League movies list.  

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38 people just voted on Batman: Under the Red Hood


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Year of Release: 2010

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Actors: Neil Patrick Harris, Jensen Ackles, Kelly Hu, Jason Isaacs Bruce Greenwood, + more

Initial Release: 2010

Directed by: Brandon Vietti

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#359 on The Best Animated Films Ever

#1341 on The Most Rewatchable Movies

#8 on The Very Best DC Comics Movies

#2370 on The Best Movies of All Time

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24 people just voted on Justice League: the Flashpoint Paradox


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Actors: Dana Delany, Nathan Fillion, Ron Perlman, Kevin McKidd Michael B. Jordan, + more

Initial Release: 2013

Directed by: Jay Oliva

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#428 on The Best Animated Films Ever

#36 on The Best Movies on Netflix Instant

#14 on The Very Best DC Comics Movies

#5205 on The Best Movies of All Time

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25 people just voted on The Dark Knight Returns


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Year of Release: 2012
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4 people just voted on Batman: Mask of the Phantasm


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Year of Release: 1993

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Actors: Mark Hamill, Dana Delany, Marilu Henner, Abe Vigoda Stacy Keach, + more

Initial Release: 1993

Directed by: Bruce Timm, Eric Radomski

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#225 on The Best Animated Films Ever

#216 on The Greatest Film Scores of All Time

#224 on The Best Crime Movies

#284 on The Best Fantasy Movies

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20 people just voted on Justice League: Doom


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Year of Release: 2012

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Actors: Nathan Fillion, Olivia d'Abo, Juliet Landau, Claudia Black Michael Rosenbaum, + more

Initial Release: 2012

Directed by: Lauren Montgomery

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#320 on The Best Animated Films Ever

#22 on The Very Best DC Comics Movies

#4331 on The Best Movies of All Time

#67 on The Best Superhero Movies Ever Made

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23 people just voted on Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker


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Year of Release: 2000

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Actors: Angie Harmon, Mark Hamill, Melissa Joan Hart, Rachael Leigh Cook Teri Garr, + more

Initial Release: 2000

Directed by: Curt Geda

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#239 on The Best Animated Films Ever

#700 on The Most Rewatchable Movies

#12 on The Very Best DC Comics Movies

#3127 on The Best Movies of All Time

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28 people just voted on Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths


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Year of Release: 2010

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Actors: James Woods, Mark Harmon, Gina Torres, Kari Wührer Chris Noth, + more

Initial Release: 2010

Directed by: Sam Liu, Lauren Montgomery

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#287 on The Best Animated Films Ever

#15 on The Very Best DC Comics Movies

#73 on The Best Superhero Movies Ever Made

#82 on The Best Movies of 2010

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7 people just voted on Superman/Batman: Apocalypse


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Year of Release: 2010

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Actors: Summer Glau, Ed Asner, Andre Braugher, Tara Strong Kevin Conroy, + more

Initial Release: 2010

Directed by: Lauren Montgomery

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#368 on The Best Animated Films Ever

#1348 on The Most Rewatchable Movies

#29 on The Very Best DC Comics Movies

#4 on The Best Summer Glau Movies

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