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Best Batman Animated Movies in Order: An Ultimate Guide

Batman’s live-action movies have made it to the top-grossing charts across the world. Arguably the most prolific character DC has ever produced, Batman rivals even Superman in popularity. But it’s a known fact that you can never get enough of Batman from live-action.

Want to start watching the Batman animated movies? There are lots of them, too many to count. And the long list can leave you feeling overwhelmed. So, here’s an ultimate guide to all the Batman animated movies in order to give you a better overview.

What Order Should I Watch the Batman Animated Movies?


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There have been numerous productions of Batman. The animated movies consist of chronological movies that follow the same continuity, standalone movies, spinoffs, crossovers, and movies that aren’t chronological but in the same Batman-verse. This means, there are some movies you need to watch in a particular order and some that you don’t.

Batman is presented in many different ways through these movies. Some shows have a more light-hearted overall feel while others are more dynamic and fast-paced. This guide will give you the list of Batman movies in their release order. However, you can also watch them in terms of their continuity or Batman movies set in the same verse.

How Many Batman the Animated Series Movies Are There?

There are a total of 32 Batman The Animated Series movies, excluding the spin-offs like the Scooby-Doo series and DCUAOM films. If you include all that extra material and include animated movies featuring Batman as a supporting character, the list is over 60.

Batman Animated Movies in Order

Movies in Order

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Here are all the animated movies that feature Batman in order of release:

#1. Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)

#2. Batman: Subzero (1998)

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

#4. Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman (2003)

#5. The Batman vs Dracula (2005)

#6. Justice League: The New Frontier (2008)

#7. Batman: Gotham Knight (2008)

#8. Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (2009)

#9. Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths (2010)

#10. Superman/Batman: Apocalypse (2010)

#11. Under the Red Hood (2010)

#12. DC Super Friends (2010)

#13. Batman: Year One (2011)

#14. Justice League: Doom (2012)

#15. The Dark Knight Returns – Part 1 (2012)

#16. The Dark Knight Returns – Part 2 (2013)

#17. Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox (2013)

#18. Lego Batman: The Movie – DC Super Heroes Unite (2013)

#19. JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time (2014)

#20. Justice League: War (2014)

#21. Lego DC Comics: Batman Be-Leaguered (2014)

#22. Son of Batman (2014)

#23. Batman: Assault on Arkham (2014)

#24. The Lego Movie (2014)

#25. Justice League: Throne of Atlantis (2015)

#26. Batman vs. Robin (2015)

#27. Justice League: Gods and Monsters (2015)

#28. Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts (2015)

#29. Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem (2015)

#30. Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League (2015)

#31. Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League – Attack of the Legion of Doom (2015)

#32. Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League – Gotham City Breakout (2016)

#33. Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League – Cosmic Clash (2016)

#34. Batman Unlimited: Mech vs. Mutants (2016)

#35. Batman: Bad Blood (2016)

#36. Justice League vs. Teen Titans (2016)

#37. Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

#38. Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders (2016)

#39. Justice League Dark (2017)

#40. The Lego Batman Movie (2017)

#41. Batman and Harley Quinn (2017)

#42. Batman vs. Two-Face (2017)

#43. Batman: Gotham by Gaslight (2018)

#44. Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: The Flash (2018)

#45. Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Aquaman – Rage of Atlantis (2018)

#46. Batman Ninja (2018) – Japanese and American

#47. The Death of Superman (2018)

#48. Teen Titans GO! To the Movies (2018)

#49. Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2018)

#50. Reign of the Supermen (2019)

#51. The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (2019)

#52. Lego DC Batman: Family Matters (2019)

#53. Justice League vs. the Fatal Five (2019)

#54. Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2019)

#55. Batman Hush (2019)

#56. Lego DC: Shazam! Magic and Monsters (2020)

#57. Superman: Red Son (2020)

#58. Justice League Dark: Apokolips War (2020)

#59. Batman: Death in the Family (2020)

#60. Batman: Soul of the Dragon (2021)

#61. Batman: Long Halloween – Part 1 (2021)

#62. Batman: Long Halloween – Part 2 (2021)

#63. Injustice (2021)


What Batman Animated Movies Are Connected?

The movies from the ’90s Bruce Timm’s Batman: The Animated Series are connected chronologically. The rest of the movies are not connected but ones from the same set may follow continuity. It is recommended that you watch them in order of release.

What Was the First Batman Animated Movie?

Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993) was the first Batman animated movie to make it to the big screen.

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