The Best DC Comics Animated Movies  

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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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Neil Patrick Harris, Jensen Ackles, Kelly Hu
Year of Release: 2010 Batman: Under the Red Hood is a 2010 American superhero film produced by Warner Bros. Animation and released by Warner Home Video. It is the eighth animated feature in the DC Universe Animated ...more
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Dana Delany, Nathan Fillion, Ron Perlman
Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox is a direct-to-video animated film adaptation of the 2011 comic book crossover "Flashpoint" by Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert. It is scripted by Jim ...more
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Mark Hamill, Dana Delany, Marilu Henner
Year of Release: 1993 Batman: Mask of the Phantasm is a 1993 American animated superhero mystery film featuring the DC Comics character Batman, and is based on the 1990s Batman: The Animated Series. Produced by ...more
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The Dark Knight Returns
Year of Release: 2012
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Angie Harmon, Mark Hamill, Melissa Joan Hart
Year of Release: 2000 Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker is a 2000 direct-to-video animated film featuring the comic book superhero Batman and his archenemy, the Joker. It is set in the continuity of the animated ...more
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JakeFraser added Nathan Fillion, Olivia d'Abo, Juliet Landau
Year of Release: 2012 Justice League: Doom is a 2012 animation film written by Dwayne McDuffie and directed by Lauren Montgomery.
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casey.h790 added Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie
Suicide Squad is a 2016 American superhero film directed by David Ayer, based on the DC Comics supervillain team. A secret government agency led by Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) recruits ...more
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James Woods, Mark Harmon, Gina Torres
Year of Release: 2010 A good version of Lex Luthor from a parallel Earth comes to the Justice League's dimension for help to fight their evil counterparts.
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Summer Glau, Ed Asner, Andre Braugher
Year of Release: 2010 Superman/Batman: Apocalypse is a 2010 direct-to-video animated superhero film based on the Superman/Batman comic storyline "The Supergirl from Krypton" and is a sequel to ...more
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Allison Mack, LeVar Burton, Clancy Brown
Year of Release: 2009 Superman/Batman: Public Enemies is a 2009 original direct-to-video animated superhero film adaptation of "Public Enemies"—the opening story arc of DC Comics' Superman/Batman—which ...more
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Rosario Dawson, Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion
Year of Release: 2009 Wonder Woman is a 2009 direct-to-DVD animated superhero film focusing on the superheroine of the same name. The plot of the film is loosely based on George Pérez's reboot of the ...more
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SimKadBroadband added Justice League: War Michelle Monaghan, Shemar Moore, Sean Astin
Justice League: War is an upcoming direct-to-video animated superhero film, an adaptation of Geoff Johns and Jim Lee's 2011 Justice League: Origin storyline. It was directed by Jay Oliva and ...more
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Eliza Dushku, Bryan Cranston, Katee Sackhoff
Year of Release: 2011 Batman: Year One is a 2011 animated superhero film based on the four-issue story arc Batman: Year One printed in 1987. It premiered at Comic-Con on July 22 and was officially released October ...more
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JakeFraser added Brooke Shields, Neil Patrick Harris, Lucy Lawless
Justice League: The New Frontier is a 2008, direct-to-video, animated, superhero film adapted from the DC Comics limited series DC: The New Frontier. The film was written by Stan Berkowitz and ...more
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Morena Baccarin, David McCallum, Giancarlo Esposito
Son of Batman is a direct-to-video animated superhero film which is part of the DC Universe Animated Original Movies. It is an adaptation of Grant Morrison and Andy Kubert's 2006 Batman and Son ...more
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Tricia Helfer, Christopher Meloni, Michael Madsen
Year of Release: 2009 Green Lantern: First Flight is a 2009 direct-to-video animated superhero film adaptation of the DC Comics Green Lantern mythology. Centering on the first mission of Hal Jordan, the first human ...more
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wiabux added Danica McKellar, James Garner, Jerry O'Connell
Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam is a 2010 short animated film, directed by Joaquim Dos Santos and written by Michael Jelenic, featuring George Newbern and Jerry O'Connell reprising ...more
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Year of Release: 2015 
 Sean Astin, Rosario DawsonNathan Fillion  Justice League: Throne of Atlantis is a direct-to-video animated superhero film featuring the DC Comics superhero team the Justice League, which is part of the DC Universe Animated Original ...more
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Mark Hamill, Dana Delany, Lisa Edelstein
The Batman Superman Movie: World's Finest is a 1997 animated feature comprised of the Superman: The Animated Series 3-part episode "World's Finest" released on VHS and DVD. It depicts ...more
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Batman vs. Robin is a direct-to-video animated superhero film which is part of the DC Universe Animated Original Movies and DC Animated Movie Universe. The film is partially based on the Batman: ...more
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Anne Heche, Kevin Smith, James Marsters
Year of Release: 2007 Superman: Doomsday is a 2007 American direct-to-video animated superhero film, adapted from the popular DC Comics storyline. The film is rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America ...more
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Marilu Henner, Dean Jones, Kevin Conroy
Year of Release: 1998 Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero is a 1998 direct-to-video animated feature film, the second based on Batman: The Animated Series, serving as a stand-alone sequel to Batman: Mask of the ...more
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Christina Hendricks, Ed Asner, Linda Cardellini
Year of Release: 2011 All-Star Superman is a direct-to-video animated superhero film based on the acclaimed comic book series of the same name by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely. The film is the tenth in the DC ...more
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Pauley Perrette, Laraine Newman, Tara Strong
Superman vs. The Elite is an animated superhero film based on "What's So Funny About Truth, Justice & the American Way?," the story published in the comic book Action Comics #775. ...more