23 Batman Animated Movies of DC Universe That Define The Biggest Superhero Character Ever Made

The Dark Knight is perpetual.

Kavya Dharshini

Nov 30, 2020|7 min read


Superhero movies are the biggest bonkers since ages. They are unstoppable with just one film to foresee numerous sequels of them over decades even. When such films take animation avatars, nobody can resist watching animated adventures. Like superman and spiderman franchise, Batman animated movies owned by Warner Bros has a huge fanbase for itself. 

Batman’s mission against injustice has got a lot to inspire you along with thoughtful dialogues. A tour down through 23 stunning Batman animated movies will leave you frenzy. This Feeding Trends article talks about the various Batman animated movies, which has made the iconic DC Character more popular and loved.

1. Batman: Mask of The Phantasm (1993)

It all started with Batman: Mask of The Phantasm animated movie of the Batman franchise in 1993. The Bruce Wayne (Batman) role played by Kevin Conroy fights against a powerful criminal who accuses him of killing a crime lord. 

This action animated movie, directed by Eric Radomski and Bruce Timm, is the first theatrical original of Warner Bros. Animation. This movie was highly praised for its unique animation style, voice performances and music. 

2. Batman and Mr Freeze: Subzero (1998)

Batman and Mr Freeze: Subzero is the sequel of the first batman animated movie, released in 1998. After the release of its precedence in the theatres was a flop but successful in direct-to-video, this Batman and Mr Freeze: Subzero movie was decided to stream on the same successful plot. 

Again, Kevin Conroy as Bruce Wayne sets out to rescue the batgirl kidnapped by the criminal, Mr Freeze of the icy land. Directed by Boyd Kirkland, the film won Annie award for best home video animation. 

3. Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (2000)

Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker was directed by Curt Geda, produced by Warner Bros family and was led by Kevin Conroy. When the dead evil returns, it is the time for retired Wayne to reclaim the mission against Joker. This animated Batman movie won the Annie Award for the Best Animated Home Entertainment Production. 

4. Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman (2003)

Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman is the sequel of the previous batman animated movie and was released in 2003. As the title defines, it revolves around the batman in the quest for Batwoman over Gotham city’s crimes. This movie was also the direct-to-video animation directed by Cult Geda and Tim Maltby starring Kelvin Conroy and Kimberly Brooks as main roles. 

5. The Batman Vs Dracula (2005)

The Batman Vs Dracula, released in 2005, was directed by Seung Eun Kim, produced by Warner Bros. family but this time the new face of Batman, Rino Romano. When thinking about the returned evil, Joker, the story takes a turn to introduce a bigger evil vampire, Dracula who conquers the whole Gotham city. 

This Batman animated movie is a huge horror for kids!

6. Batman: Gotham Knight (2008)

This Batman animated movie welcomes Kelvin Conroy back as Batman with six-segment split-ups and was produced by many companies with DC comics alongside. Batman: Gotham Knight unveils the life journey of Bruce Wayne evolved into the Dark Knight. Wayne in this movie fights against the hindrances in the way of Gotham city. 

7. Superman / Batman: Public Enemies (2009)

Superhero Superman joins Batman in this Batman animated movie, who together are seen fighting to save the earth from meteorite attack and the president of the US. However, they stand against the law. Superman/Batman: Public Enemies movie was a hit and was a home media triumph with DVD releases. 

8. Batman: Under the Red Hood (2010)

Batman: Under the Red Hood is another adventure Batman animated movie that was successful as direct-to-video. Amidst the several animated movies of those times, it was considered one of the best-animated movies of the DC Universe. The lines of Judd Winick plays the screen as Batman against the nuisance by Red Hood wherein Joker provokes his old stories. 

9. Superman / Batman: Apocalypse (2010)

The Superman and Batman superheroes are back with superhuman powers in this Batman animated movie. Superman / Batman: Apocalypse portrays the adventurous superheroes into the rescue mission of a woman. This standalone sequel of previous superheroes joint act shows Superman and Supergirl as lead roles with Batman as supporting character. 

10. Batman: Year One (2011)

Batman: Year One, directed by Sam Liu is another adventurous Batman animated movie that has Ben McKenzie as the lead role. This story is all about Batman and a cop with different handles on crime but towards a particular aim at peace. 

11. Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 (2012)

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns is an adaption of the book titled the same by Frank Miller. It is the 15th film of the DC Universe Animated Movie series. This Batman animated movie is the first part and an action crime that finds Batman back after ten years to fight against entirely new crimes in Gotham city.

12. Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 (2013)

This batman animated movie is the sequel of Part 1 of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns. When Batman arises after a decade, this part 2 sequel takes down to show Batman fighting hard against his old enemy and also Superman who is sought to stop his heroism. This movie was awarded the Golden Reel award for best sound editing. 

13. Batman: Assault on Arkham (2014)

The Suicide Squad surfaces in this batman animated movie! Batman: Assault on Arkham is a 2014 movie produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC entertainment Inc. Batman is seen fighting strongly against Joker and Amanda Waller’s suicide squad. 

Its vocal performance standard has hit the BTVA People’s Choice Voice Acting award and BTVA DVD/ special voice Acting award as well. 

14. Son of Batman (2014)

Batman has come all long to own a son! Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC comics, Son of Batman is another animated movie of Batman series. As the title goes, Batman knows about his son being brought up by the League of Assassins, sets out for his bond undergoing struggles kindled by Deathstroke villain. This DC animated Original series was nominated for International Film Music Critics Award for best background score and has won Young Artist award. 

15. Batman Vs Robin (2015)

This Batman animated movie travels around Batman’s son Damia Wayne or Robin, the trusted partner of Batman. When Robin dislikes his father’s reluctant policy of no-killing, the story takes turns that he realizes his destiny within a secret society. This movie is themed after Batman: The Court of Owls by Scott Snyder. Batman Vs Robin was a home media success with the optimal rating. 

16. Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem (2015)

This film of Batman Unlimited Series is an animation action movie released in 2015. This Batman animation movie sets the story around Batman along with other superheroes all set to counter the act of Joker who misuses Gotham’s technology.

17. Batman: Bad Blood (2016)

Batman: Bad Blood is a direct-to-video action film by Warner Bros. Animation adapted from Batman RIP. This 2016 Batman animated movie is a DC Universe Animated Movies series, directed by Jay Oliva. The story runs on the plot of Batman's disappearance after which Nightwing and Robin are ready to save Gotham city.

18. Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Batman in Batman: The Killing Joke movie of 2016, is on a mission to trap runaway Joker from prison, in between, he kidnaps Commissioner Gordon. Directed by Sam Liu, this Batman animated film was awarded Eisner Award in the Best writer category. 

19. Batman Vs Two Face (2017)

Batman vs. Two-face is an animation action movie, directed by Rick Morales, released in 2017. This Batman animated movie shows strived Batman and Robin to put an end to Two-Face egoistic acts. The Two-Face met with an accident in which he got his face disfigured and was named after it. It has won the award for direct-to-video victory. 

20. Batman and Harley Quinn (2017)

Now, meet the joker girl of Batman series with a quirky grin and two side ponies whose look is a vogue of teens today! Batman and Harley Quinn pull the role of Joker’s girl in, who is sought by Batman to save the world with no other way to go. Directed by Sam Liu, this Batman animated movie portrays Harley as a strong woman character with equal powers of Batman. 

21. Batman: Gotham By Gaslight (2018)

Batman: Gotham By Gaslight is a 2018 movie produced and directed by Sam Liu. In this Batman animated movie, Batman saves GoQtham city from the serial killer Jack The Ripper. This is slightly based on the novel of the same name Brian Augustyn and Mike Mignola. 

22. Batman: Hush (2019)

Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment Inc., directed by Justin Copeland, this Batman animated movie is adapted from Batman: Hush, comic story. Along with Catwoman and his co-members, Batman fights hard against Hush, the antagonist who is aware of all the secrets of Batman as an advantage to hit his people. 

This is the 35th DC Universe Animated Original Movies. This received positive critics. 

23. Batman vs. Teenage Ninja Turtles (2019)

This Batman animated movie, Batman vs. Teenage Ninja Turtles series is produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC Entertainment and Nickelodeon. In this film, Batman, in alliance with Robin, Batgirl and Teenage Ninja Turtle, combat Gotham city from the clutches of Shredder, Ra’s al Ghul and the League Assassins. 

This is one of the highly engrossed home media films among Batman animations.

“The Night is darker just before dawn. And I promise you that dawn is coming.” These kinds of lines from the Batman animated series rules the whole Batman theatricals. Batman is a superhero and conveys the real-time messages for the world though! Now let’s chill with the adventurous Batman on a mission!

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Kavya Dharshini

I am an engineer and writer by passion. A writer finds no bounds and many reasons to ink a paper with words being powerful emotions. I am one among that kind to simply inspire all with my style of writing and ending up inspiring myself through every single work of mine.



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