Justice League Animated Movies in Order of Release Date
If you’re a fan of the Justice League and want to dive into their animated adventures, it’s essential to know the chronological order in which these films were released. This list will guide you through their exciting journey:
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Justice League: The New Frontier (2008)
The Justice League’s animated movie journey begins with “Justice League: The New Frontier.” This Emmy-nominated film, adapted from the limited series DC: The New Frontier, serves as the perfect starting point. It introduces the origins of the Justice League, providing a self-contained plot that lays the foundation for the entire franchise.
In this film, individual superheroes are inspired to unite against “The Centre,” a powerful entity with a deep connection to Earth’s history. The story explores mature themes like mankind’s moral judgment and failures, all within the animated medium. With an impressive ensemble cast and a thrilling storyline, “The New Frontier” sets the stage for the Justice League’s heroic adventures.
JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time (2014)
Next up is “JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time,” where the Justice League confronts Lex Luthor and his Legion of Doom. Their nefarious plan involves altering the sea levels to create new islands for their rule. However, the Justice League foils their scheme, causing Lex Luthor to be trapped in ice and eventually released in the distant future.
Justice League: Gods and Monsters (2015)
“Justice League: Gods and Monsters” presents an alternate Earth with a unique twist. Here, Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman have darker, edgier personas. When framed for a series of murders, they must navigate a world unlike any other, making this film a refreshing departure from the usual Justice League narratives.
“Injustice” takes us to a world where the line between heroes and villains blurs. Based on the video game series, this film explores a universe where Superman’s relentless pursuit of justice is triggered by a devastating attack from the Joker. The resulting conflict divides the superhero community and the Justice League itself.
The Crisis on Two Earths/Doom Continuity
Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths (2010)
If you’re intrigued by interdimensional adventures, “Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths” is a must-watch. It delves into a parallel universe where Lex Luthor and the Joker pose as heroes while the Justice League assumes the roles of villains. As the boundaries between good and evil blur, this film challenges the notion of heroism.
Justice League: Doom (2012)
A standalone sequel to “Crisis on Two Earths,” “Justice League: Doom” follows Vandal Savage’s sinister plan to eliminate two-thirds of Earth’s population. To ensure success, he assembles the Legion of Doom, a group of supervillains armed with plans to neutralize each Justice League member. Batman must come to the rescue, facing a formidable threat while saving his comrades.
The DCAMU Justice League Movies in Chronological Order
Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox
“Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox” serves as the starting point for the DC Animated Movie Universe. While it centers on the Flash, its impact resonates throughout the League. The Flash finds himself in a drastically altered world where a devastating war between Amazons and Atlantis looms on the horizon.
Justice League: War (2014)
“Justice League: War” follows an alien invasion led by Darkseid, the “New God.” Batman and Green Lantern team up to face this formidable threat, and the Justice League assembles to protect Earth from annihilation.
Justice League: Throne of Atlantis (2015)
In “Justice League: Throne of Atlantis,” Aquaman, the half-Atlantean prince, joins forces with the Justice League to prevent a war between humans and Atlanteans orchestrated by the supervillain Ocean Master.
Justice League vs. Teen Titans (2016)
In this thrilling crossover, the Justice League and Teen Titans unite to combat the demonic threat of Trigon. Batman’s son, Damian Wayne, plays a crucial role in the battle, adding a layer of family drama to the action-packed narrative.
Justice League Dark (2017)
“Justice League Dark” combines elements of science fiction and fantasy as the Justice League investigates a series of disturbing events involving magic. John Constantine joins the team to unravel the occult mysteries.
Justice League vs. the Fatal Five (2019)
The Legion of Superheroes’ arrival in the 21st century and the emergence of a new Green Lantern intersect in “Justice League vs. the Fatal Five.” The Justice League teams up with time-lost Legionnaires to thwart the villains’ plans.
Justice League Dark: Apokolips War (2020)
In the epic conclusion of the DCAMU, a multitude of superheroes, including the Justice League, Justice League Dark, Suicide Squad, and Teen Titans, unite to face the formidable supervillain Darkseid and save the planet.
Whether you prefer the Justice League’s classic adventures or enjoy exploring alternate realities and darker storylines, this chronological guide will help you navigate the animated world of the Justice League with ease. Enjoy your superhero journey!