DC Fan Guide of Animation 101

You’ve watched Christopher Nolan’s Batman Trilogy and Suicide Squad, but that doesn’t mean that you’ve become a DC expert!

Now a true superhero fan would read the comic books, but since we don’t really have easy access to those here in Egypt so the next best thing is, ANIMATION!

We are gonna take you in a tour through a guide of the animated shows and movies with the order that you have to see them in before calling yourself a Justice League expert, but we’re only giving you the important ones and not everything, so don’t hate us if you’re a DC fan who didn’t find some movies in here.

Batman: Under The Red Hood

This movie introduces one of DC’s most important characters ever showing his origins and how he affects the DC universe. After this movie, your only thought will be: When are they gonna make a Red Hood live action movie?


Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (1/2)

To be honest I never really liked these two movies, but this is just my opinion and I know a lot of people will disagree. They’re still a must-watch if you plan to get into DC’s universe. The second movie’s ending features the fight that inspired the scene in Batman V. Superman so and it’s really awesome.

Wonder Woman

One of my favorite versions of Wonder Woman ever, as old as this movie is but it still rocks.

Superman/Batman: Apocalypse

Both Superman/Batman movies are really awesome and I was really glad they introduced Kara Zor-el, aka Supergirl and I have to say that this is my ultimate favorite version of her. This movie features Darkseid, one of DC’s most important villains ever while trying to kidnap Kara.

Superman/Batman: Public Enemies

The second Superman/Batman movie and in this one Lex Luthor, Superman’s main villain is actually president so this can give you some ideas to think about what’s going to happen before you watch it. Here you’ll find that Luthor recruits other superheroes to hunt down Batman and Superman and announce them as criminals.

Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths

For anyone who is still new to the DC world, you should know that there is an unlimited number of earths, universes – aka the multiverse – and timelines (we’ll get to that one later). This movie shows the league from our earth going to another earth where The Joker and Lex Luthor are actually the good guys while the new version of the justice league are actually criminals.

Justice League: Doom

Batman fans everywhere, you will be astonished by this movie. Apparently Batman always had a secret plan to eliminate everyone in the league in case they ever went rogue, and the plan has gone into the wrong hands…

Justice League: War

This version of JL was never my favorite whether it’s the story of how the league met, the brief intro of every character or the designs and costumes, but I have to say that this movie was the start of a great series of animated movies. A small teaser: the Justice League live action movie will be based on this one so make sure to watch it carefully.

Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox

Remember the multiple timelines we talked about? In this movie The Flash uses his speed to return back in time and save his mother, but he has NO IDEA what major differences will happen to the timeline. Let’s just say that Batman won’t be the same as he was before. This movie is a MUST WATCH! I never actually knew why it was called a JL movie although I felt it was more of a Flash/Batman movie, but what do I know?

Batman: Assault on Arkham

I bet all of you watched Suicide Squad and I’m also betting most of you didn’t like it so much, and this is why I’m giving you the better version of the movie. I’m telling you if Suicide Squad was by any way similar to this piece of animation, DC wouldn’t have been having all of the criticism they are having now.

Batman: The Killing Joke

I had very high expectations for this one considering that I never read the comic book and that I didn’t know what was gonna happen. To be honest, I wasn’t impressed by it at all and the ending was pretty weird to me, but don’t take it from me and go watch it. Just one more thing, this movie is NOT for children or anyone below 16!

This is just the first half, make sure to stay tuned to check out the rest of the list as soon as it’s published.