How to watch 47 original and universal movies

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In 2007, DC launched their series of DCU Animated Original Movies, a darker and crooked franchise that has delighted comic book fans and has now grown to over 40 movies! To help you navigate this impressive library, we have put together a guide on how to watch the DC animated movies in order!

In the beginning, the DCU-animated original films were mostly stand-alone (Superman: Doomsday, wonder Woman, Batman: Under the Red Riding Hood) or formed their own short line-up as The year combined with the two-part Dark Knight returns.

But from 2013, the films mainly stuck to a single continuity known as the DC Animated Movie Universe, a 16-part arc starting with Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox and ends with the 2020s Justice League Dark: Apokolips War. To watch DC Animated Movie Universe in order:

  • Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox
  • Justice League: War
  • Son of Batman
  • Justice League: Throne of Atlantis
  • Batman Vs. Robin
  • Batman: Bad Blood
  • Justice League vs. Teen Titans
  • Justice League Dark
  • Teen Titans: Judas Contracts
  • Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay
  • Superman’s death
  • Constantine: City of Demons
  • The reign of the superiors
  • Batman: Hys
  • Wonder Woman: Bloodlines
  • Justice League Dark: Apokolips War

Since then, DC Universe Animated Original Movies has returned to standalone films (Batman: The Dragon’s Soul, Injustice) and setup of the new Tomorrowverse, which includes Superman: Man of Tomorrow, Justice Society: World War IIand the two-part Long Halloween.

Read on to see DC Universe animated original movies in order of release!

# 1

Adjusted score: 13914%

Critics’ consensus: No consensus yet.

Synopsis: The Man of Steel (Adam Baldwin) fights an intergalactic killer who has been accidentally dug up by a company …. [More]

# 2

Adjusted score: -1%

Critics’ consensus: No consensus yet.

Synopsis: Superman, Batman (Jeremy Sisto), Wonder Woman, The Green Lantern (David Boreanaz), Flash (Neil Patrick Harris) and others make up a … [More]

# 3

Adjusted score: 28256%

Critics’ consensus: No consensus yet.

Synopsis: The Dark Knight (Kevin Conroy) fights Scarecrow, Killer Croc and Deadshot …. [More]

# 4

Adjusted score: 45319%

Critics’ consensus: No consensus yet.

Synopsis: A powerful woman (Keri Russell) fights against other Amazons to bring a man (Nathan Fillion) back to civilization … [More]

# 5

Adjusted score: 14260%

Critics’ consensus: No consensus yet.

Synopsis: The Green Lantern (Christopher Meloni) must fight against time to prevent Sinestro (Victor Garber) from unleashing an eerie plot … [More]

# 6

Adjusted score: -1%

Critics’ consensus: No consensus yet.

Synopsis: Superman (Tim Daly) and Batman join forces to save the world from Lex Luthor’s (Clancy Brown) evil plot …. [More]

# 7

Adjusted score: -1%

Critics’ consensus: No consensus yet.

Synopsis: On a parallel planet, Superman (Mark Harmon), Batman (William Baldwin) and the other heroes must fight against their evil opponents …. [More]

# 8

Adjusted score: 31502%

Critics’ consensus: No consensus yet.

Synopsis: Batman faces a vigilance that aims to clean up Gotham City, but does not follow his moral code …. [More]

# 9

Adjusted score: -1%

Critics’ consensus: No consensus yet.

Synopsis: Superman (Tim Daly) and Batman (Kevin Conroy) team up to rescue a Kryptonian guest from the evil Darkseid (Andre Braugher). [More]

# 10

Adjusted score: 18186%

Critics’ consensus: No consensus yet.

Synopsis: Superman (James Denton) considers his future after a rescue mission until the sun exposes him to radiation …. [More]

# 11

Adjusted score: -1%

Critics’ consensus: No consensus yet.

Synopsis: The new recruit Arisia (Elisabeth Moss) joins forces with Hal Jordan (Nathan Fillion) to save the universe from … [More]

# 12

Adjusted score: 31669%

Critics’ consensus: No consensus yet.

Synopsis: Bruce Wayne (Ben McKenzie) fights his new nemesis, Catwoman (Eliza Dushku), while lawyer James Gordon (Bryan Cranston) fights corruption in … [More]

# 13

Adjusted score: -1%

Critics’ consensus: No consensus yet.

Synopsis: Vandal Savage uses stolen information from Batman’s secret files to bake a plan to eradicate the Justice League …. [More]

# 14

Adjusted score: 19571%

Critics’ consensus: No consensus yet.

Synopsis: New superpowered heroes appear on stage, but they soon encounter Superman (George Newbern) as … [More]

# 15

Adjusted score: 29358%

Critics’ consensus: No consensus yet.

Synopsis: Bruce Wayne (Peter Weller), now 55, is retiring to take the cape and cap. Like Batman, he fights … [More]

# 16

Adjusted score: -1%

Critics’ consensus: No consensus yet.

Synopsis: Batman and his new sidekick, Robin, handle the Joker’s latest plot, while Superman brings a global disaster to Gotham … [More]

# 17

Adjusted score: 23189%

Critics’ consensus: No consensus yet.

Synopsis: Superman (Matt Bomer) fights Brainiac (John Noble) to save the Krypton city of Kandor, which is miniaturized and kept aboard … [More]

# 18

Adjusted score: 23189%

Critics’ consensus: No consensus yet.

Synopsis: The Flash causes a temporal ripple that creates a divided reality where the Justice League has never been formed, Superman does … [More]

# 19

Adjusted score: 14383%

Critics’ consensus: No consensus yet.

Synopsis: Superman (Alan Tudyk), Wonder Woman (Michelle Monaghan), Batman (Jason O’Mara) and other superheroes join forces to save Earth from Darkseid … [More]

# 20

Adjusted score: 47319%

Critics’ consensus: No consensus yet.

Synopsis: Batman (Jason O’Mara) learns that he has a violent young son who was brought up in secret by the League of … [More]

# 21

Adjusted score: 28767%

Critics’ consensus: No consensus yet.

Synopsis: Batman (Kevin Conroy) must prevent the Joker (Troy Baker) from destroying Gotham City while fighting a new group of villains … [More]

# 22

Adjusted score: 18278%

Critics’ consensus: No consensus yet.

Synopsis: Aquaman (Matt Lanter) is forced to choose between Justice League and Atlantis as Atlantic Warriors invade Gotham City and … [More]

# 23

Adjusted score: 22905%

Critics’ consensus: No consensus yet.

Synopsis: Damian Wayne has a hard time accepting his father’s rule without killing, and soon begins to believe that his fate lies in … [More]

# 24

Adjusted score: 31878%

Critics’ consensus: No consensus yet.

Synopsis: In an alternate universe, the Justice League uses brutal force to maintain order on Earth. When scientists begin to die, … [More]

# 25

Adjusted score: 34140%

Critics’ consensus: No consensus yet.

Synopsis: Since Batman is missing, it’s up to Dick Grayson to take the hood off and protect Gotham … [More]

# 26

Adjusted score: 27312%

Critics’ consensus: No consensus yet.

Synopsis: Robin is forced to join the young super team and will soon help lead them in a fight against … [More]

# 27

Adjusted score: 38004%

Critics’ consensus: This stylized retelling of the Joker’s origins does not add much to its iconic source material, further diminished by some dubious story additions that will make fans demand justice for Barbara Gordon.

Synopsis: Batman (Kevin Conroy) must rescue Commissioner Gordon (Ray Wise) from the Joker’s (Mark Hamill) twisted mission to drive him insane … [More]

# 28

Adjusted score: 55658%

Critics’ consensus: No consensus yet.

Synopsis: Batman forms Justice League Dark, a new team of dark art specialists led by John Constantine. The team… [More]

# 29

Adjusted score: 39987%

Critics’ consensus: No consensus yet.

Synopsis: The young supergroups get a new member who seems to have ulterior motives when they receive the mercenary … [More]

# 30

Adjusted score: 39746%

Critics’ consensus: No consensus yet.

Synopsis: Batman and Nightwing team up with Harley Quinn to stop a global threat posed by Poison Ivy and … [More]

# 31

Adjusted score: 58546%

Critics’ consensus: No consensus yet.

Synopsis: Batman searches the dark streets of Gotham City to find the elusive serial killer Jack the Ripper …. [More]

# 32

Adjusted score: 45270%

Critics’ consensus: No consensus yet.

Synopsis: Amanda Waller forms a special team full of imprisoned villains to retrieve a mysterious object …. [More]

# 33

Adjusted score: 77801%

Critics’ consensus: No consensus yet.

Synopsis: Superman and the rest of the Justice League unite to fight a giant monster named Doomsday – but in the end … [More]

# 34

Adjusted score: -1%

Critics’ consensus: No consensus yet.

Synopsis: A decade after a tragic mistake, family father Chas and the occult detective John Constantine set out to find a cure … [More]

# 35

Adjusted score: -1%

Critics’ consensus: No consensus yet.

Synopsis: A replacement for Superman arrives after the death of the real Superman …. [More]

# 36

Adjusted score: 52895%

Critics’ consensus: No consensus yet.

Synopsis: Justice League fights the fatal five …. [More]

# 37

Adjusted score: 88124%

Critics’ consensus: No consensus yet.

Synopsis: A mysterious villain tries to defeat Batman …. [More]

# 38

Adjusted score: 46016%

Critics’ consensus: No consensus yet.

Synopsis: Wonder Woman embarks on a dangerous mission to rescue a troubled young girl from Villainy, Inc., a criminal organization that … [More]

# 39

Adjusted score: 87058%

Critics’ consensus: No consensus yet.

Synopsis: An alternate version of Superman portrays him as a Soviet hero after his rocket lands in the USSR …. [More]

# 40

Adjusted score: 100364%

Critics’ consensus: No consensus yet.

Synopsis: After the decimation of the earth, the Justice League regroups to take up the fight against Darkseid and save the remaining survivors …. [More]

# 41

Adjusted score: 98547%

Critics’ consensus: No consensus yet.

Synopsis: The young Clark Kent works as an intern at the Daily Planet while learning how to save the city of Metropolis …. [More]

# 42

Adjusted score: 75587%

Critics’ consensus: No consensus yet.

Synopsis: This Elseworlds adventure takes place in the mid-swinging 1970s, with Bruce Wayne training under a master sensei. That… [More]

# 43

Adjusted score: 76062%

Critics’ consensus: No consensus yet.

Synopsis: The Justice Society of America, a group of heroes who help the Allies in World War II, is an ally from … [More]

# 44

Adjusted score: 100115%

Critics’ consensus: No consensus yet.

Synopsis: It’s a dark time in Gotham City. Held hostage by the powerful Falcone crime family, the city is filled with … [More]

# 45

Adjusted score: 76423%

Critics’ consensus: No consensus yet.

Synopsis: Inspired by the iconic mid-1990s DC story of Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale, Batman: The Long Halloween, Part 2 continues … [More]

# 46

Adjusted score: 17635%

Critics’ consensus: No consensus yet.

Synopsis: On an alternate earth, the Joker tricks Superman into killing Lois Lane and sends Superman down a path of destruction …. [More]

# 47

Adjusted score: -1%

Critics’ consensus: No consensus yet.

Synopsis: Catwoman, aka Selina Kyle, has no qualms about risking her nine lives when awarded as the world’s most valuable … [More]

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