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Power Rankings: DC Animated Movies

If only DC could translate their success in animation to live action...but hey, nothing wrong with having an epic library of animated movies. The movies on this list are worth checking out no matter who you are and who knows, maybe the live action side will get more consistent by the time you get through watching these. These are our Power Rankings of the Best DC Animated Movies.


Title: Son of Batman

Release Date: April 22, 2014


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


Title: Justice League: War

Release Date: February 4, 2014


Plot: The world's finest heroes found the Justice League in order to stop an alien invasion of Earth.


Title: Superman/Batman: Public Enemies

Release Date: September 29, 2009


Plot: When Lex Luthor gets elected US President, he uses the threat of an oncoming kryptonite meteor striking Earth as a rationale to frame Superman.


Title: Superman/Batman: Apocalypse

Release Date: September 28, 2010


Plot: 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.


Title: Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths

Release Date: February 23, 2010


Plot: A good version of Lex Luthor from a parallel Earth comes to the Justice League's dimension for help to fight their evil counterparts.


Title: Justice League: Doom

Release Date: February 28, 2012


Plot: Vandal Savage steals confidential files Batman has compiled on the members of the Justice League, and learns all their weaknesses.


Title: The Dark Knight Returns

Release Date: September 25, 2012 (Part 1), January 29, 2013 (Part 2)


Plot: Part 1: 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?

Part 2: 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.


Title: Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox

Release Date: July 30, 2013


Plot: 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.


Title: Batman: Under the Red Hood

Release Date: July 27, 2010


Plot: 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.


Title: Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

Release Date: December 25, 1993


Plot: Batman is wrongly implicated in a series of murders of mob bosses actually done by a new vigilante assassin.

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