Top 13 Animated Comic Book Movies

This one is a sort of follow-up to the Top 13 Live Action Comic Book Movies post.

As with the previous “13” list, this one is placed in descending order of preference.

1.  The Dark Knight Returns Part 1 (2012)

Directed by Jay Oliva.

Starring (the voices of) Peter Weller, Ariel Winter, David Selby, and Wade Williams.
This film is based on the Frank Miller comic The Dark Knight Returns.

2.  Batman: Year One (2011)

Directed by Lauren Montgomery and Sam Liu.

Starring (the voices of) Benjamin McKenzie, Bryan Cranston, and Eliza Dushku.

This one is based on the Frank Miller comic of the same name.

3.  The Incredibles (2004)

Directed by Brad Bird.

Starring (the voices of) Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson, and Jason Lee.

4.  Batman: Under the Red Hood (2010)

Directed by Brandon Vietti.

Starring (the voices of) Bruce Greenwood, Neil Patrick Harris, and Jensen Ackles.

This one was based on the comic book storylines A Death in the Family and Under the Hood.

5.  Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)

Directed by Eric Radomski and Bruce Timm.

Starring (the voices of) Kevin Conroy, Dana Delany, Mark Hamill, Stacy Keach, and Abe Vigoda.

6.  Green Lantern: Emerald Knights (2011)

Directed by Christopher Berkeley, Lauren Montgomery, and Jay Oliva.

Starring (the voices of) Nathan Fillion, Elisabeth Moss, Jason Isaacs, and Roddy Piper.

7.  Green Lantern: First Flight (2009)

Directed by Lauren Montgomery.

Starring (the voices of) Christopher Meloni, Victor Garber, and Michael Madsen.

8.  Superman: Doomsday (2007)

Directed by Bruce Timm, Lauren Montgomery, and Brandon Vietti.

Starring (the voices of) Adam Baldwin, Anne Hache, and James Masters.

This film is an adaptation of The Death of Superman storyline from the early 90s.

9.  Batman: Sub Zero (1998)

Directed by Boyd Kirkland.

Starring (the voices of) Kevin Conroy, Michael Ansara, and Loren Lester.

This is a sequel to the “Deep Freeze” episode of Batman: The Animated Series.

10.  All-Star Superman (2011)

Directed by Sam Liu.

Starring (the voices of) James Denton, Christina Hendricks, and Anthomy LaPaglia.

This film is based on the comic of the same name written by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely.

11.  Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths (2010)

Directed by Lauren Montgomery and Sam Liu.

Starring (the voices of) William Baldwin, Mark Harmon, Chris Noth, James Woods, and Gina Torres.

This one is loosely based on the comic books Crisis on Earth Three by Gardner Fox and JLA: Earth 2 by Grant Morrison.

12.  Batman: Gotham Knight (2008)

Directed by Toshi Hiruma and Bruce Timm.

Starring (the voices of) Kevin Conroy.

This anthology is 6 short animated films that are set between the films Batman Begins and The Dark Knight directed by Christopher Nolan.

13.  Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (2000)

Directed by Curt Geda.

Starring (the voices of) Will Friedle, Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill, Angie Harmon, Teri Garr, and Dean Stockwell.

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