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[Animation] What are the BEST DC Animated Movies?

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  1. Rocket River

    Rocket River Member

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    I like Under the Red Hood
    But I love that storyline

    Most of the ones I know are old . . .
    and some of the newer ones seem to have fallen off a bit
    but i could be wrong.

    Just looking for some good titles
    Anyone see that Ninja Batman one?

    Rocket River
     
  2. donkeypunch

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    BAtman Ninja is terrible. Dont waste your time. They tried to combine Batman with an anime style paper graphic that was terrible along with the story line.

    "Son of Batman" is probably my favorite one. Damian as Robin is awesome.
     
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  3. Invisible Fan

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    Batman Ninja seems to be pandering to acid droppers, but it'd a damn waste of acid to sit there and look at the tv.
     
  4. Rocket River

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    Unfortunately I had heard that but I was holding out hope because it looked so f*cking interesting
    Damian as Robin is definitely a great one.
    I got irritated a bit because. . .well what makes DC Animation great is also what annoys me
    Lack of Continuity
    Having Damian kick Deathstroke's ass totally took me out of it
    because I can no longer take Deathstroke seriously

    Rocket River
     
  5. DreamShook

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    Everything before the New 52 relaunch (The stuff before and including The Flashpoint Paradox) is good to great IMO. You cant go wrong with any of that stuff. The bold is the stuff that I think is noteworthy (it's basically the whole damn list).

    • Superman: Doomsday
    • Justice League: The New Frontier
    • Batman: Gotham Knight
    • Wonder Woman
    • Green Lantern: First Flight
    • Superman/Batman: Public Enemies - I still think this is a good movie not as great as the others not a waste of time
    • Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths
    • Batman: Under the Red Hood
    • Superman/Batman: Apocalypse
    • All-Star Superman
    • Green Lantern: Emerald Knights
    • Batman: Year One
    • Justice League: Doom
    • Superman vs. The Elite - good movie not as great as the others didn't waste my time
    • Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
    • Superman: Unbound
    • Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox
    The new 52 stuff is almost entirely garbage to good. There haven't been many stories I have enjoyed during this new 52 run. The stories might be intriguing, but the execution has been very poor. I've watched all the before New 52 stuff. I haven't gotten around to all this stuff, but I have watched most of of them. Bolded the ones that I think are worth the time.

    • Justice League: War - this one is good not great
    • Son of Batman - trash
    • Batman: Assault on Arkham
    • Justice League: Throne of Atlantis- trash
    • Batman vs. Robin - voice acting I thought was trash
    • Justice League: Gods and Monsters
    • Batman: Bad Blood
    • Justice League vs. Teen Titans - It was ok, but I didn't finish it
    • Batman: The Killing Joke - mistakes were made.
    • Justice League Dark - A lot of fans liked this one. I thought it was OK, didn't finish it.
    • Teen Titans: The Judas Contract - It was ok
    • Batman and Harley Quinn - haven't watched it, heard it was trash.
    • Batman: Gotham by Gaslight - Haven't watched it.
    • Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay
    Batman Ninja I don't think counts as an official DC animated movie it was damn silly, but the animation was interesting. I haven't watched it all the way through. Voice acting was terrible. Batman was acting weird.
     
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    Gotham by Gaslight is good. It's not an exact copy of the comic book. And I'm another one that will say Batman Ninja sucked.
     
  7. HeWhoIsLunchbox

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    There was a while where I was keeping up with the Batman animated features, but I've fallen off a little after I had heard that people were disappointed with The Killing Joke.

    I think my favorites are (in no particular order):

    Justice League: Doom
    Justice League: Flashpoint Paradox
    Batman: Under the Red Hood
    Batman: Assault on Arkham
     
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    Ive gone back and rewatched the old Justice League cartoons that aired on the old WB back in the day. Brought back some good memories along with them being well written, quality episodes. Makes me wonder why the hell the recent Justice League live action movie didnt introduce Hawk Girl, Martian Man Hunter, or Green lantern and instead Aquaman and Cyborg from Teen Titans?
     
  9. Rocket River

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    The serial Cartoons JL JLUnlimited Young Justice . . .. those were the standards
    I was a fan since Batman TAS and Superman TAS

    Rocket River
     
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    For Hawk Girl and Martian Man Hunter, I think it's lack of mainstream recognition. As for Green Lantern, I think there's still the sour taste of the Ryan Reynolds' movie and I don't think the DC brass really know how to handle that character.
     
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    As opposed to cyborg? Im sure most didnt know who he was. DC is just effing up left and right with GL, he needs/must be reintroduced.
     
  12. DreamShook

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    Cyborg became pretty popular because of Teen Titans cartoon on Cartoon network. I think that was one of the main reasons why DC upgraded him to the big league and as a bonus it helped with the diversity.

    Not sure why DC is so scared of the John Stewart GL. They can have a Black Panther type of fan reaction if they do it right.
     
  13. HeWhoIsLunchbox

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    There were 2 separate Teen Titans cartoon series in the last 15 years, with a total of 250+ episodes. So young adults and teens have grown up with Cyborg as a prominent DC character.

    EDIT: DreamShook beat me to the punch.
     
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    Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker
    The Dark Knight Returns -- probably my favorite
    Justice League: Doom
    Justice League: Flashpoint Paradox


    probably the ones I would recommend the most
     
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    Flashpoint Paradox is probably my favorite

    @DreamShook's list is pretty good
     
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    Martian Man Hunter could be an epic movie.

    If there was a Marvel-like situation where DC sold all of its A-list characters, I'd start with that one. I mean he's almost as strong as Superman, just got a whole lot more issues.
     
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    flashpoint
    red hood
    assault on arkham
    mask of the phantasm
    bad blood
    thee dark knight returns

    Those are my favorites in no particular order.
     
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    Well that's a damn shame.
     
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    It really is. I was really let down about 15 minutes into it.
     
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    Anything Jay Oliva has directed. The new one with the Suicide Squad (Hell to Pay) (7.8/10) was great but if you’re going to watch it, watch Flashpoint (8.5/10) before it so it makes sense.

    Superman: Doomsday
    is a classic, the Doomsday story needs to be reanimated though.

    Justice League War
    (7.5/10) imo was great, I like that rendition of Darkseid much better than JL and JLU’s, that’s just preference though. Justice League Doom (7.5/10) was great. Justice League Dark (8/10)was awesome, Zatana is a beast in the movie. Batman vs Superman Apocalypse (8.2/10) was very well done, the fights were 2nd to TDKR. Super vs Shazam (7/10) was great because of Black Adam who’s pretty OP. Justice League Crisis on Two Earths (8.5/10) was an amazing story, wish it had better animation. I liked Son of Batman (7.8/10), in the rest of the films (Batman v Robin & Teen Titans), Damian wears out his welcome with his annoying attitude. The Killing Joke (7/10) could’ve been much much better. Under the Red Hood (9/10) is my probably 2nd favorite DC movie, the guy that did Red Hood was spot on.

    The Dark Knight Returns (10/10) is the best animated DC movie ever.
     
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