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Recently, I did an article on the top 5 Batman animated films (you can read it here). Thanks to an awesome response to that article, I've decided to rank the five best Justice League films. Sure, I'd like to converse with you here in the introduction for a while longer, but that would be boring. So instead of that, let's get to our number five!!

5. Justice League: Throne of Atlantis (2015)

The cool thing about this film is actually Aquaman. The animation, starring Matt Lanter (Arthur Curry), Jason O'Mara (Batman), and Sam Witwer (Ocean Master) isn't about Batman (which is refreshing). Another highlight is the animation that DC uses in their newer films. The DCAU just gets better and better with their aesthetic, and Throne of Atlantis is no exception. The only negatives of this film are that it's a sequel and the story isn't as well-known or as well written as some others on our list.

IMDB rating: 6.6

4. Justice League: War (2014)

The prequel to Throne of Atlantis, this film stars Alan Tudyk (Superman), Jason O'Mara (Batman), and Stephen Blum (Darkseid). A much better story than its sequel, JL: War is an origins film for the entire League. An excellent villain and there's some funny banter between Green Lantern and Batman; this one really has everything you look for in a Justice League film. Oh, and did I mention that there's a Batman v. Superman fight?

IMDB rating: 7.2

3. Justice League: Gods and Monsters (2015)

In the newest JL film, Benjamin Bratt voices Superman, Michael C. Hall stars as Batman, and we also see Tamara Taylor is Wonder Woman. Besides the excellent stories of the three characters, we saw something completely unlike any other Justice League story. Superman was raised by Mexican immigrants, and is a sadistic anti-hero thanks to his DNA coming from Zod instead of Kal-El. Batman is an actual vampire, and Wonder Woman is the exiled queen of Apokalypse (it's complicated. Watch the movie). If you prefer your heroes traditional, then this isn't the film for you. But, if you enjoy something different and darker than some Justice League films (it's the darkest of the bunch), then this is an excellent choice.

IMDB rating: 7.1

2. Justice League: Doom (2012)

One of my personal favorites, this is the first on our list to star Tim Daly and Kevin Conroy as Superman and Batman. We also see Nathan Fillion as Hal Jordan. This really is the quintessential Justice League film. Though some would say it's all about Batman, each Justice Leaguer is showcased in an equally awesome light. The classic voices, an amazing storyline, and a powerful villain grace our screens in this epic animated feature. This film also has some of the most beautiful animation you'll find in a superhero film.

IMDB rating: 7.5

1. Justice League: Flashpoint Paradox (2013)

Justin Chambers stars as Barry Allen in perhaps the greatest Justice League film of all time. He's joined by a host of talented actors, including Michael B. Jordan, C. Thomas Howell, Kevin McKidd, Kevin Conroy, Nathan Fillion, and Tim Daly. Just to explain quickly, Barry goes back in time, saves his mom, and completely alters the future. So, we see two worlds in this, and the Flash's battle to save the one he destroyed. We see a Batman unlike any other, Aquaman and Wonder Woman are the enemy, and Superman...well...he didn't land too well. Emotional, dark, and animated in the stunning DCAU style, this film will leave you breathless.

IMDB rating: 8.1

There you have it! These are the five best Justice League films...for now. Next year, we will be getting Justice League vs. Titans, a battle which should take on epic proportions. What do you think? Is my list accurate, or just crazy? Is there a film you'd like to add? Let me know in the comments! Also, don't forget to subscribe! I have really good content...I probably shouldn't lie like that, but subscribe anyway!


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