A list of the best Batman animated movies that both kids and adults will love to watch over and over again. Despite being more than 70 years old, the caped crusader is as popular as ever. From Arkham Asylum to The Dark Knight Trilogy, Batman has had a long history in Hollywood; a history which includes animated movies as well. Here are the best Batman animated movies of all time.
Batman: Death in the Family
Jason Todd, Batman’s second young crime-fighter Robin, has trained non stop to prepare for the day The Joker returns to Gotham City. But Robin’s own skills are put to the ultimate test when he’s challenged by the Clown Prince of Crime as he sets out on a maniacal mission that culminates in the death of Robin! Comes with 4 extra DC Showcase Shorts: Adam Strange, Sgt. Rock, The Phantom Stranger, and Death.
Batman Year One
Set against the backdrop of Batman’s first year fighting crime, the film tells an exciting tale of the hero’s journey from his first encounter with Lieutenant James Gordon to his final battle with his greatest adversary. Experience Batman like never before. The Dark Knight leaps off the screen with breathtaking visual effects and signature style. In his first year as a crimefighter, Batman faces his most defining case as a symbol of fear looms over the city.
Batman: Gotham Knight
This six-chapter collection, featuring work from the animators behind Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, seamlessly blends together several of DC Comics’ most enduring characters with this brand new saga of the Dark Knight, a thrilling interpretation of Batman’s formative years. Batman: Gotham Knight combines multiple story arcs into one continuous chronological adventure told in six all-new chapters. From some of the world’s most visionary animators comes this thrilling depiction of the Dark Knight, a must-have addition to every fan’s library.
Son Of Batman
This is a great tale of a more human side to Batman. Bruce gets to be father once more, and we get to see him as the good guy he is, even though he makes mistakes. Stuart Allan is the voice of Damian Wayne. He does a brilliant job of showing the son who wants to please his father and kill those who make his father suffer. Giancarlo Esposito is the voice of Ra’s Al Ghul. You hate to like him, as he’s on the side of evil, but his words sound age old and wise in many respects, making you listen carefully.
Batman vs. Robin
Waging a war on Gotham, the Court of Owls enlists Damian’s help to prove he’s worthy of being a member by conquering Batman. As father and son battle it out, they will take their fight from the rooftops of Gotham City to the deadly halls of Arkham Asylum.
This story will explore the relationship between father and son, as well as start an epic battle between Batman and his son Damian Wayne, who now may be corrupted by the same society that trained Bruce Wayne.
Batman: Bad Blood
With Batman gone, the city of Gotham falls into chaos. As former sidekick Robin, Dick Grayson desperately tries to keep the peace while simultaneously investigating Bruce Wayne’s disappearance. But when Grayson uncovers a clue to Bruce’s location, he also stumbles into a mystery to which he may be the only solution. Joined by Batwoman and Batwing, as well as Commissioner Gordan and his new detective on the block, Orphan, Dick will have to overcome his doubts and fears as he takes on foes such as Black Mask and Penguin and faces revelations about his past.
Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
It’s here-the long-awaited showdown between two of the most popular franchises of all time! Is Batman strong enough to help the Turtles turn the tide against Shredder and his Foot Clan? Or will the Turtles’ struggle to master their inner ninja abilities be thwarted by Ra’s Al Ghul? Packed with action, Batman Vs Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a fun adventure for the whole family. Starring the voices of Troy Baker, Eric Bauza, Darren Criss, and many more familiar voices, join Batman and his crime-fighting cohorts in the fight against notorious villains Shredder and Ra’s Al Ghul.
Batman: Return Of The Caped Crusaders
From the makers of the hit animated series comes the Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders motion picture. After years of peace, Gotham City once again finds itself threatened by criminals. Only the Dynamic Duo can save the day! Fans old and new alike will enjoy this journey into the world of classic Batman. With Adam West and Burt Ward returning to voice the Caped Crusaders.
Batman Beyond: Return Of The Joker
Join Batman Beyond in an all-new animated adventure as he faces his greatest foe, The Joker! When The Joker returns to Gotham City to finish the destruction of former Batman Bruce Wayne (voice of Kevin Conroy), he leaves a trail of chaos that only Terry McGinnis (Will Friedle) can stop. But who is this high-tech hero? And what is his secret connection to Bruce Wayne?
Superman/Batman: Apocalypse, based on the popular animated series, is an action-packed adventure. The film features two of the world’s most iconic heroes–Superman and Batman–as they team up . In order to defeat Darkseid, Superman and Batman must overcome tremendous odds and unite others to their cause.
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies
The Justice League – betrayed, disbanded and stripped of their powers. Lex Luthor is now President of the United States, and in control of the world’s most powerful government. There’s only one way out: rebel against the government with Superman and Batman as Public Enemies #1! Will our heroes survive this dangerous new world?
Batman: Gotham By Gaslight
What would Batman be like over 100 years ago? This movie graciously answers that question. This Elseworlds’ story sets Batman against Jack the Ripper in a Gotham City version of the late 19th century. Batman is out of his element as he faces the notorious figure of Jack the Ripper. Will he find the mad killer before it’s too late? This Elseworlds tale uses an alternative-reality DC Universe where familiar heroes are reinvented with fresh new origins and take on unexpected roles.
Batman: Under The Red Hood
There’s a new player in town – the mysterious Red Hood who’s out to clean up Gotham City. Who is he? What does he want? And why are so many people dying around him? As Joker’s crimes grow more and more horrific, Batman must confront Red Hood to find out who he is–and how deep into the darkness he will go.
Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm
The Phantasm, a sinister figure with a link to Batman’s past, sets his sights on Gotham City’s crime bosses. The young vigilante, Batman, attempts to locate and identify the elusive killer. When the trail leads to his own doorstep, the Dark Knight must fight his greatest foe – the man behind the mask of Phantasm.