DC may not be able to produce a successful live-action franchise like Marvel but they proved that when it comes to the animated movies, they are the best with their DC Animated Universe. This continuity of movies started at the end of Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox and serves as the reboot of the DC Animated World. The plot of these movies is mainly focused on the New 52 storyline. This franchise has been successful and received positive reviews for its bold story and character arcs.
DC Animated Films:
1. Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox
Release Date: July 30, 2013
Summary: The Flash decides to go back in time to save his mom. This causes a new timeline where a war between Aquaman and Wonder Woman is about to destroy the world.
2. Justice League: War
Release Date: February 4, 2014
Summary: Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, Flash, Cyborg, Green Lantern, Cyborg and Shazam join forces to save Earth from Darkseid.
3. Son of Batman
Release Date: April 22, 2014
Summary: When Batman learns he has a son who was raised by the League of Assassins, he tries to connect with him while also battling the villain Deathstroke.
4. Justice League: Throne of Atlantis
Release Date: January 27, 2015
Summary: Aquaman is forced to choose between the Justice League and Atlantis when Atlantean warriors invade Gotham City and Metropolis.
5. Batman vs Robin
Release Date: April 3, 2015
Summary: Damian Wayne has a hard time accepting his father’s no-killing rule, and soon starts to believe his destiny lies within a secret society.
6. Batman: Bad Blood
Release Date: January 19, 2016
Summary: Bruce Wayne disappears mysteriously and his sidekicks, Nightwing and Robin, team up to patrol Gotham City while Batwoman investigates his disappearance.
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7. Justice League vs. Teen Titans
Release Date: March 29, 2016
Summary: Robin is forced to join the young super team and soon has to help lead them in a fight against the mighty Justice League after they are possessed by the demon Trigon.
8. Justice League Dark
Release Date: January 24, 2017
Summary: Batman and other superheroes from the Justice League set out to investigate the violent murders of innocent citizens and fight against the evil powers.
9. Teen Titans: The Judas Contract
Release Date: March 31, 2017
Summary: Brother Blood appoints Deathstroke to capture and bring Teen Titans to him for achieving a godlike stature by draining their unique powers.
10. Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay
Release Date: March 27, 2018
Summary: When Amanda Waller is diagnosed with a terminal illness, she reassembles the Task Force X to retrieve a mystical black playing card called Get Out of Hell Free.
11. The Death of Superman
Release Date: July 20, 2018
Summary: Doomsday, a monstrous humanoid, emerges from a meteorite and runs wild in the city. However, Superman, along with the Justice League decide to put down the monster for good.
12. Reign of Supermen
Release Date: January 10, 2019
Summary: As the world mourns the death of the Man of Steel, new heroes emerge, each claiming to be the true Superman reborn. But when a deadly threat uses Superman’s absence to target Earth, their powers are put to the ultimate test.
13. Batman: Hush
Release Date: July 20, 2019
Summary: A mysterious villain uses Catwoman, Riddler, Ra’s al Ghul, and several of Batman’s other enemies and allies in a game to create chaos in Batman’s life.
14. Wonder Woman: Bloodlines
Release Date: October 5, 2019
Summary: Wonder Woman embarks on a dangerous mission to rescue a troubled young girl from Villainy, Inc., a criminal organization that plans to invade the superhero’s island home of Themyscira.
15. Justice League Dark: Apokolips War
Release Date: May 5, 2020
Summary: Following the decimation of Earth, the Justice League regroups to take on Darkseid and save the remaining survivors.