What are the best DC animated movies?

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    #1Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths

    Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths

    Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths is set in a parallel universe where Lex Luthor travels through other-world dimensions to join forces with Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and Green Lantern in an attempt to save his world.

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    #2Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1

    Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1

    Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1 is set ten years after an aging Batman has retired, and Gotham City has sunk deeper into decadence and lawlessness. Now, when his city needs him most, he must return in a blaze of glory.

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    John Romero
    Written on May 30, 2018
    "This is one of the best movies I've ever seen, animated or not. I love this movie, it's gritty, grimy and perfect for Batman."
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    #3Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

    Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

    In Batman: Mask of the Phantasm animated movie, the legend continues as Batman faces his most difficult battle, as well as his confrontation with a mysterious killer who holds the key to Batman's secret past.

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    Craig Nichols
    Written on May 26, 2018
    "I'm finding it really hard to review Batman: Mask of the Phantasm. On the one hand, it's a dreadful movie. Really bad. On the other hand it's probably one of the better of the DC animated movies."

DID YOU KNOW?

The DC Universe has had a long-running career of ups and downs when it comes to producing films that both hardcore and casual fans can enjoy. Of course, they can't help that they’re always compared to their rival counterpart, Marvel. Especially since people have seen Avenger's Endgame, the culmination of 21 movies over the course of a decade. But the DC Universe isn’t all bad; in fact, DC animated movies are better than the live action films. Plus, with the recent success of Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and Shazam, there’s hope left still for DC fans.

But why is it that the DC animated movies are better than the DC movies? It’s because they’re a better interpretation of the comic books put in a more cohesive world compared to the live action films. To put this into perspective, let’s take a look at Man of Steel. It wasn’t a bad movie by any means. The only problem is that it didn’t capture the right tone, this was a different Superman from the way people envisioned it. Also, films like Suicide Squad, Batman v. Superman, and even Justice League tried to do too much in so little time. DC’s animated movies definitely took a page from their animated series and made it better a hundred times over. The characters had a life of their own and each chapter made them more interesting. Fans felt the essence of DC through the art styles that were like the comics of old. The animated films excelled at translating the stories from the comic books to the actual film, something that the Cinematic Universe failed to do. If they manage to stick to their roots and incorporate the success of the animated films, DC can continue to flourish and finally exceed expectations.

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    #4Superman Doomsday

    Superman Doomsday

    In Superman Doomsday, Lexcorp accidentally unearths an intergalactic serial killer called Doomsday. To stop him, Superman must battle the creature head on in the fight of his life... Literally.

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    Pranav Patel
    Written on June 3, 2018
    "This movie was actually one of the worst Superman Doomsday movies ever, and definitely the worst animated film DC has ever put out. Honestly have no idea what they were thinking."
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    #5Batman: Under the Red Hood

    Batman: Under the Red Hood

    Batman: Under the Red Hood is a Batman animated movie released in 2010. The Dark Knight will have to face his ultimate challenge when the mysterious Red Hood takes Gotham City by firestorm who aims to clean up Gotham City but does not follow his moral code.

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    Evelyn Hudson
    Written on May 31, 2018
    "Under the Red Hood is an excellent animated Batman film. It has an interesting style and story. They put a good team together to make this film."
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    #6Justice League: Doom

    Justice League: Doom

    In Justice League: Doom, the members of the Justice League are Earth's finest superheroes and protectors of humanity. But in Bruce Wayne's mind, they are potentially the most dangerous people on the planet.

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    Shirley Sullivan
    Written on May 28, 2018
    "This is a great animated movie, I've seen it a few times and enjoyed myself each time I Saw it. Highly recommend this to anybody "
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    #7Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox

    Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox

    In Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, Flash realizes the world has changed and he no longer has powers. He goes to Batman to find out what's going on which leads them both into a world crisis involving other super heroes.

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    Christopher Carter
    Written on June 3, 2018
    "The special effects seem good in this movie. I also like the story line. "
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    #8Justice League: War

    Justice League: War

    Justice League: War was released in 2014 and is an adaptation of the Justice League's Origins from The New 52. It's the story of the world's finest heroes' founding of the Justice League in order to stop an alien invasion of Earth.

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    Zachary Stanley
    Written on June 3, 2018
    "Great little adaptation of the justice league origins. Enjoy an engaging journey to protect the earth from alien invaders. Highly recommend"

Summary

Best What are the best DC animated movies
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Justice League: Crisis on Two EarthsMovies 10 Paid
2Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1Movies 9 Paid
3Batman: Mask of the PhantasmMovies 8 Paid
4Superman DoomsdayMovies 7 Paid
5Batman: Under the Red HoodMovies 7 Paid
6Justice League: DoomMovies 3 Paid
7Justice League: The Flashpoint ParadoxMovies 2 Paid
8Justice League: WarMovies 1 Paid
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