Every comic book junkie must confess that he’s living the dream. It is undoubtedly the ‘Golden Age’ of comic book movies. With studios launching close to a dozen big budget blockbusters every year winning both the box office and fandom’s hearts, it is the best time for a superhero fan to be alive. This spree of mouth-watering live-action films has re-invigorated an age-old brand war – ‘Marvel vs. DC’. Starting off with mere comic books, this rivalry has transcended beyond the realm of the print and on to the celluloid and even our television screens.
For the comic book realm, it has always been an even battle, with both sides scoring equally on fandom’s frenzy and content quality. But when it comes to the Live-action cinematic realm, DC has been having a rough time since ‘The Dark Knight’ films. They have released a string of mediocre films (‘Suicide Squad’, ‘Batman v Superman’) after the monumental trilogy; while on the other hand, Marvel is having their dream run. The television realm has been an even game when it comes to popularity with Marvel edging DC out in terms of Quality (Marvel’s ‘Daredevil’ for one).
Despite the tough competition prevailing in the aforementioned areas, DC has literally blown the competition away when it comes to one aspect– animated films. If we rule out a few exceptions (Planet Hulk for one) not even one single animated film of Marvel even lights a candle to the grim gems that DC has spawned off through the ages. With psychological depth of characters, gore and latent dark humor DC animated films have always generated a huge frenzy among fans and have been a treat to watch. With legendary voice actors like ‘Mark Hamill’ and ‘Kevin Conroy’ at their disposal, DC and Warner Bros continue to produce quality entertainment with their animated division. Here’s the list of top DC animated movies ever. You can watch several of these best DC animated movies on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
12. Lego DC Comics Superheroes: The Flash
DC finally gives us a Flash film, even though it’s Lego animated. Lego Flash is the continuation of the shared Lego-DC universe, that has already given out six films. In this one though, The Flash temporarily loses his powers and is evicted from the Justice League (on account of some hilariously ridiculous doings, courtesy of Reverse Flash). Pretty standard for a Flash Story, but the added Lego dimension, a host of well known voice actors from previous DC animated films, and well, the dearth of good Flash animated movies out there, makes this one a decent fare.