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Must Watch DC Animated Movies After Zack Snyder’s Justice League

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There are a plethora of DC Animated films to watch, especially in light of Zack Snyder’s Justice League cut, but these ten are considered the greatest.

With the debut of Zack Snyder’s Justice League on HBO Max, the service now offers four hours of spectacular superhero content. The majority of the film is comprised of fresh footage not included in Joss Whedon’s original 2017 version. However, it is really well-paced and sets the stage for future DC Extended Universe adventures.

As a result, the majority of fans will develop an itch for additional DC content. There are numerous outlets for satisfying that itch: comic books, video games such as the Arkham series, and, of course, animation. There is an infinite number of DC animated flicks to appreciate, especially in the aftermath of Zack Snyder’s picture.

10. Superman/Batman: Apocalypse (2010)

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For those who believed that Superman and Darkseid received insufficient screen time, this one will suffice. This DC Animated Movie tells the origin story of Supergirl and also contains Darkseid as the primary antagonist. To stop him, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Supergirl, and Big Barda must cooperate cooperatively.

While Batman continues to steal the spotlight, this is a very much Superman-centric story. The film’s high point occurs when Darkseid visits the Kent family farm in Smallville in order to battle Superman and Supergirl. Tim Daly of Superman: The Animated Series reprises his role as Superman, and Kevin Conroy, as usual, is a treat as Batman.

9. Justice League War (2014)

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The new Zack Snyder’s Justice League is inspired by a variety of comic books. One of them is the New 52’s Justice League, which includes almost the same roster of heroes uniting in the aftermath of the Parademons attack. Additionally, this universe served as the primary basis for another: the DC Animated Movie Universe.

It all started with this DC animated movie, which introduced a completely new (at the time) cast of Justice League voices. With the introduction of Cyborg and the attack by Apokolips’ forces, it’s essentially a shortened version of the DCEU film.

8. Suicide Squad: Hell To Pay (2018)

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This DC animated movie follows Task Force X as they pursue a magical relic sought by numerous criminals. With the debut of James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad imminent, Hell To Pay serves as an excellent appetizer to keep fans satisfied until The Suicide Squad is available on HBO Max.

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There is enough refreshing blood, violence, and explicit content in this R-rated film. Additionally, Christian Slater, Vanessa Williams, Tara Strong, and Liam McIntyre lend their voices to Suicide Squad: Hell To Pay. Additionally, Hell To Pay is a somewhat surprising film with numerous twists.

7. Wonder Woman (2009)

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Those who enjoyed the first Gal Gadot film will almost certainly enjoy this underrated treasure. It’s a well-known story: Steve Trevor meets Princess Diana and the two must team together to defeat Ares, the God of War. As with the 2017 film, Wonder Woman revitalizes and respects the character’s origin story.

Keri Russell supplies Diana’s voice and, like Susan Eisenberg and the now-iconic Gal Gadot, she captures the character. It’s an enjoyable fantasy superhero film that the character deserved following years of being eclipsed by Batman and Superman.

6. Justice League: Doom (2012)

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This DC animated movie is heavily based on DC’s Tower Of Babel and depicts the League being destroyed by its adversaries. It is the outcome of villains manipulating Batman’s contingency plans. Not only does the story add grit to the Legion Of Doom, but it also demonstrates how deadly Batman’s brilliance is.

Kevin Conroy, Susan Eisenberg, and Tim Daly all perform admirably once more. The animation is among the greatest in the DC universe, and the fight scenes are quite enjoyable. Justice League: Doom also featured one of the earliest and most memorable instances in which Cyborg joined the Justice League.

5. Justice League Dark (2017)

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John Constantine and Batman battle demonic forces in DC’s first-ever R-rated animated film. As a result, the Justice League Dark is formed, with Zatanna, Deadman, Etrigan, and others taking on a menace that the Justice League cannot handle.

Matt Ryan returns as John Constantine for the first time since the Constantine series was canceled. Of course, he is flawless and does an excellent job of bringing Constantine to life, but the rest of the squad is also impressive. It’s a dark and scary film that demonstrates that not all superhero adventures are clean

4. Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox (2011)

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Zack Snyder’s Justice League did an excellent job of showcasing Barry Allen’s time-altering talents, but this was merely a taste. The Flashpoint Paradox provides a more in-depth examination of The Flash’s time-traveling skills. A parallel universe in which Barry’s mother never died.

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With DC, a single modification causes a ripple effect that affects a large number of items over time. This might result in changes such as Thomas Wayne becoming Batman or a third World War with Aquaman and Wonder Woman annihilating the planet. It’s dark and dramatic, and it raises the bar for DC’s animated filmography significantly.

3. Justice League: The New Frontier (2008)

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This DC world is set in a post-Korean War age during which superheroes are illegal. The world is in disarray, with the Cold War looming and the space era at its zenith. A mysterious force known as The Centre is striving to destroy humanity within all of this.

The New Frontier shares several themes with Zack Snyder’s Justice League, most notably the importance of leaving behind a bad past in order to pursue a brighter future. The period setting and political undertones of the novel are reminiscent of Watchmen. Additionally, it has well-written origin stories for the Martian Manhunter and Green Lantern.

2. The Death And Return Of Superman (2011)

The Death And Return Of Superman (2011)

The DCAMU separated Death Of Superman and Reign Of The Supermen into two films, based on one of Superman’s most iconic tales. The first clearly depicts Superman’s demise at the hands of Doomsday, while the second details his return and the emergence of characters like Steel, Superboy, and Cyborg Superman.

Jerry O’Connell truly shines as Superman. It does alter the tale slightly to accommodate the DCAMU, but only enough to make it function. This narrative influenced Zack Snyder as well, as he included Superman’s resurrection and the black costume in his film.

1. Justice League Dark: Apokolips War (2020)

Justice League Dark: Apokolips War (2020)

The DCAMU’s epic conclusion depicts a future in which Darkseid has overrun Earth. To stop him, Superman, John Constantine, and a few other remaining heroes and villains must band together. This tale incorporates numerous elements from past films; in that regard, it is comparable to Avengers: Endgame.

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It’s a spectacle to see how the DCAMU’s films all weave together in animated form. Constantine and Superman make excellent leads, and the film delivers a dark and epic R-rated Justice League film in the manner of Zack Snyder. If one has already begun viewing the DCAMU, it is recommended to see them all before proceeding to Apokolips War.

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