The Best DC Comics Animated Movies Films

The Best DC Comics Animated Movies

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List Criteria: 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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    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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    • Actors: Dana Delany, Nathan Fillion, Ron Perlman, Kevin McKidd, Michael B. Jordan, + more
    • Initial Release: 2013
    • Directed by: Jay Oliva
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    The Dark Knight Returns

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    Year of Release: 2012
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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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    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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    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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    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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    Year of Release: 2011
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    • Actors: Eliza Dushku, Bryan Cranston, Katee Sackhoff, Benjamin McKenzie, Alex Rocco, + more
    • Initial Release: 2011
    • Directed by: Sam Liu, Lauren Montgomery
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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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    Year of Release: 2009
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    • Actors: Rosario Dawson, Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion, Alfred Molina, Marg Helgenberger, + more
    • Initial Release: 2009
    • Directed by: Lauren Montgomery
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    • Actors: Brooke Shields, Neil Patrick Harris, Lucy Lawless, David Boreanaz, Kyra Sedgwick, + more
    • Initial Release: 2008
    • Directed by: Dave Bullock
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    • Actors: Michelle Monaghan, Shemar Moore, Sean Astin, Alan Tudyk, Christopher Gorham, + more
    • Initial Release: 2014
    • Directed by: Jay Oliva
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    Year of Release: 2009
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    • Actors: Allison Mack, LeVar Burton, Clancy Brown, John C. McGinley, C. C. H. Pounder, + more
    • Initial Release: 2009
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    Year of Release: 2009
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    • Actors: Tricia Helfer, Christopher Meloni, Michael Madsen, Olivia d'Abo, Juliet Landau, + more
    • Initial Release: 2009
    • Directed by: Lauren Montgomery
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    Year of Release: 2011
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    • Actors: Christina Hendricks, Ed Asner, Linda Cardellini, Matthew Gray Gubler, Frances Conroy, + more
    • Initial Release: 2011
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    • Actors: Morena Baccarin, David McCallum, Giancarlo Esposito, Thomas Gibson, Jason O'Mara, + more
    • Initial Release: 2014
    • Directed by: Ethan Spaulding
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    Year of Release: 1998
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    • Actors: Marilu Henner, Dean Jones, Kevin Conroy, Mary Kay Bergman, Robert Costanzo, + more
    • Initial Release: 1998
    • Directed by: Boyd Kirkland
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    Year of Release: 2007
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    • Actors: Anne Heche, Kevin Smith, James Marsters, Adam Baldwin, Tom Kenny, + more
    • Initial Release: 2007
    • Directed by: Bruce Timm, Brandon Vietti, Lauren Montgomery
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    • Actors: Danica McKellar, James Garner, Jerry O'Connell, Kevin Michael Richardson, Arnold Vosloo, + more
    • Initial Release: 2010
    • Directed by: Joaquim Dos Santos
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