Best Animated Movies

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1. Ninja Scroll (1993)

Not Rated | 94 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A vagabond swordsman is aided by a beautiful ninja girl and a crafty spy in confronting a demonic clan of killers - with a ghost from his past as their leader - who are bent on overthrowing the Tokugawa Shogunate.

Director: Yoshiaki Kawajiri | Stars: Kôichi Yamadera, Emi Shinohara, Takeshi Aono, Osamu Saka

Votes: 31,605

2. Justice League: The New Frontier (2008 Video)

PG-13 | 75 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

In the 1950s, a new generation of superheroes must join forces with the community's active veterans and a hostile US government to fight a menace to Earth.

Director: Dave Bullock | Stars: David Boreanaz, Miguel Ferrer, Neil Patrick Harris, John Heard

Votes: 16,543

3. Planet Hulk (2010 Video)

PG-13 | 81 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The Incredible Hulk, ejected from Earth in a spaceship, crash-lands on a planet ruled by a tyrant, who forces him to fight in a coliseum against other powerful creatures. The Hulk reluctantly befriends the combatants on his team.

Director: Sam Liu | Stars: Rick D. Wasserman, Lisa Ann Beley, Mark Hildreth, Liam O'Brien

Votes: 10,990

4. Batman: Under the Red Hood (2010 Video)

PG-13 | 75 min | Animation, Action, Crime

There's a mystery afoot in Gotham City, and Batman must go toe-to-toe with a mysterious vigilante, who goes by the name of Red Hood. Subsequently, old wounds reopen and old, once buried memories come into the light.

Director: Brandon Vietti | Stars: Bruce Greenwood, Jensen Ackles, John DiMaggio, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 48,900

5. Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 (2012 Video)

PG-13 | 76 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Batman has not been seen for ten years. A new breed of criminal ravages Gotham City, forcing 55-year-old Bruce Wayne back into the cape and cowl. But, does he still have what it takes to fight crime in a new era?

Director: Jay Oliva | Stars: Peter Weller, Ariel Winter, David Selby, Wade Williams

Votes: 47,240

6. Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox (2013 Video)

PG-13 | 75 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The Flash finds himself in a war torn alternate timeline and teams up with alternate versions of his fellow heroes to return home and restore the timeline.

Director: Jay Oliva | Stars: Justin Chambers, C. Thomas Howell, Michael B. Jordan, Kevin McKidd

Votes: 37,833

7. Princess Mononoke (1997)

PG-13 | 134 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

76 Metascore

On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami's curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Yôji Matsuda, Yuriko Ishida, Yûko Tanaka, Billy Crudup

Votes: 295,542 | Gross: $2.38M

8. Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam (2010 Video)

PG-13 | 25 min | Animation, Short, Action

Superman finds a foe who may be too powerful even for him to defeat in the murderous Black Adam. Fortunately, Black Adam's real target is the Earth's Mightiest Mortal--Captain Marvel.

Director: Joaquim Dos Santos | Stars: Zach Callison, James Garner, Josh Keaton, Danica McKellar

Votes: 6,176

9. Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 (2013 Video)

PG-13 | 76 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The Batman has returned after a 10-year absence. The Gotham authorities want to arrest him. An old foe wants a reunion. The Feds want the Man of Tomorrow to put a stop to him.

Director: Jay Oliva | Stars: Peter Weller, Ariel Winter, Michael Emerson, David Selby

Votes: 40,726

10. Ultimate Avengers (2006 Video)

PG-13 | 72 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

To confront an alien menace, General Fury assembles a team of superheroes lead by a recently resuscitated Captain America.

Directors: Curt Geda, Steven E. Gordon, Bob Richardson | Stars: Justin Gross, Grey Griffin, Michael Massee, Marc Worden

Votes: 11,414

11. Doctor Strange (2007 Video)

PG-13 | 76 min | Animation, Action, Fantasy

A crippled and embittered doctor travels to a hidden community in Tibet where he learns of his true destiny as the Sorcerer Supreme of his world.

Directors: Patrick Archibald, Jay Oliva, Dick Sebast, Frank Paur | Stars: Bryce Johnson, Paul Nakauchi, Kevin Michael Richardson, Michael Yama

Votes: 7,300

12. Batman: Year One (2011 Video)

PG-13 | 64 min | Animation, Action, Crime

A wealthy playboy and a Chicago cop both return to Gotham City where their lives will intersect in unexpected ways.

Directors: Sam Liu, Lauren Montgomery | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Ben McKenzie, Eliza Dushku, Jon Polito

Votes: 27,882

13. Tales of the Black Freighter (2009 Video)

R | 26 min | Animation, Short, Action

A mariner survives an attack from the dreaded pirates of the Black Freighter, but his struggle to return home to warn it has a horrific cost.

Directors: Daniel DelPurgatorio, Mike Smith | Stars: Gerard Butler, Cam Clarke, Siobhan Flynn, Jared Harris

Votes: 5,489

14. DC Showcase: Jonah Hex (2010 Video)

PG-13 | 13 min | Animation, Short, Action

When a ruthless brothel madame murders Jonah Hex's current quarry, the disfigured bounty hunter plans to make her pay.

Director: Joaquim Dos Santos | Stars: Thomas Jane, Linda Hamilton, Jason Marsden, Michael Rooker

Votes: 2,414

15. Wonder Woman (2009 Video)

PG-13 | 74 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A modern man's trespass of the island of the Amazons enables an imprisoned war god to escape and Princess Diana wins the responsibility to recapture him.

Director: Lauren Montgomery | Stars: Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion, Alfred Molina, Rosario Dawson

Votes: 14,619

16. Justice League: Doom (2012 Video)

PG-13 | 75 min | Animation, Action, Fantasy

Vandal Savage steals confidential files Batman has compiled on the members of the Justice League, and learns all their weaknesses.

Director: Lauren Montgomery | Stars: Kevin Conroy, Tim Daly, Susan Eisenberg, Nathan Fillion

Votes: 27,614

17. Hellboy Animated: Sword of Storms (2006 TV Movie)

PG | 77 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Hellboy travels to Japan to fight an ancient demon.

Directors: Phil Weinstein, Tad Stones | Stars: Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Doug Jones, Peri Gilpin

Votes: 3,717

18. Green Lantern: First Flight (2009 Video)

PG-13 | 77 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Test pilot Hal Jordan finds himself recruited as the newest member of the intergalactic police force, The Green Lantern Corps.

Director: Lauren Montgomery | Stars: Christopher Meloni, Victor Garber, Tricia Helfer, Michael Madsen

Votes: 13,475

19. Green Lantern: Emerald Knights (2011 Video)

PG | 84 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

As the home planet of the Green Lantern Corps faces a battle with an ancient enemy, Hal Jordan prepares new recruit Arisia for the coming conflict by relating stories of the first Green Lantern and several of Hal's comrades.

Directors: Christopher Berkeley, Lauren Montgomery, Jay Oliva | Stars: Nathan Fillion, Jason Isaacs, Elisabeth Moss, Henry Rollins

Votes: 11,179

20. DC Showcase Original Shorts Collection (2010 Video)

PG-13 | 63 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

An anthology of DC Showcase stories consisting of a new Superman/Shazam feature and extended versions of older shorts.

Director: Joaquim Dos Santos | Stars: Zach Callison, James Garner, Josh Keaton, Danica McKellar

Votes: 3,056

21. All-Star Superman (2011 Video)

PG | 76 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

After being poisoned by sun radiation, a dying Superman decides to fulfill his lifelong dreams while Lex Luthor has his own agenda.

Director: Sam Liu | Stars: James Denton, Christina Hendricks, Anthony LaPaglia, Edward Asner

Votes: 12,507

22. Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)

PG | 76 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Batman is wrongly implicated in a series of murders of mob bosses actually done by a new vigilante assassin.

Directors: Eric Radomski, Bruce Timm, Kevin Altieri, Boyd Kirkland, Frank Paur, Dan Riba | Stars: Kevin Conroy, Dana Delany, Hart Bochner, Stacy Keach

Votes: 38,452 | Gross: $5.62M

23. Hellboy Animated: Blood and Iron (2007 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 75 min | Animation, Action, Fantasy

Hellboy (Ron Perlman) and his team face off against a new supernatural threat, while Professor Bruttenholm (Sir John Hurt) must investigate the possible reemergence of a vampire he had slain decades prior.

Directors: Victor Cook, Tad Stones | Stars: Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, John Hurt, Doug Jones

Votes: 3,128

24. Superman vs. The Elite (2012 Video)

PG-13 | 76 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

The Man of Steel finds himself outshone by a new team of ruthless superheroes who hold his idealism in contempt.

Director: Michael Chang | Stars: George Newbern, Pauley Perrette, Robin Atkin Downes, Dee Bradley Baker

Votes: 11,308

25. Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow (2008 Video)

PG | 78 min | Animation, Action, Family

The children of the Avengers hone their powers and go head to head with the very enemy responsible for their parents' demise.

Directors: Jay Oliva, Gary Hartle | Stars: Noah Crawford, Brenna O'Brien, Aidan Drummond, Dempsey Pappion

Votes: 4,132

26. Ultimate Avengers II (2006 Video)

PG-13 | 73 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

When the Chitauri invaders are sighted in the African kingdom of Wakanda, the Avengers covertly enter the advanced nation to investigate.

Directors: Will Meugniot, Dick Sebast, Bob Richardson | Stars: Justin Gross, Grey Griffin, Michael Massee, Marc Worden

Votes: 8,302

27. The Invincible Iron Man (2007 Video)

PG-13 | 83 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

When a cocky industrialist's efforts to raise an ancient Chinese temple leads him to be seriously wounded and captured by enemy forces, he must use his ideas for a revolutionary power armor in order to fight back as a superhero.

Directors: Patrick Archibald, Jay Oliva, Frank Paur | Stars: Marc Worden, Gwendoline Yeo, Fred Tatasciore, Rodney Saulsberry

Votes: 6,638

28. Hulk Vs. (2009 Video)

PG-13 | 82 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Two stories featuring Marvel's anti-hero The Incredible Hulk and his encounters with the X-Man Wolverine and the god known as Thor.

Directors: Sam Liu, Frank Paur | Stars: Fred Tatasciore, Matthew Wolf, Graham McTavish, Grey Griffin

Votes: 10,750

29. Thor: Tales of Asgard (2011 Video)

Not Rated | 77 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The young Norse god Thor embarks on a quest with his brother Loki to find and recover a legendary sword.

Director: Sam Liu | Stars: Matthew Wolf, Rick Gomez, Tara Strong, Alistair Abell

Votes: 4,668

30. Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (2009 Video)

PG-13 | 67 min | Animation, Action, Drama

When Lex Luthor gets elected US President, he uses the threat of an oncoming kryptonite meteor striking Earth as a rationale to frame Superman.

Director: Sam Liu | Stars: Clancy Brown, Kevin Conroy, Tim Daly, Xander Berkeley

Votes: 19,417

31. Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths (2010 Video)

PG-13 | 75 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

A good version of Lex Luthor from a parallel Earth comes to the Justice League's dimension for help to fight their evil counterparts.

Directors: Sam Liu, Lauren Montgomery | Stars: William Baldwin, Mark Harmon, Chris Noth, Gina Torres

Votes: 21,881

32. Superman/Batman: Apocalypse (2010 Video)

PG-13 | 78 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Batman discovers a mysterious teen-aged girl with super-human powers and a connection to Superman. When the girl comes to the attention of Darkseid, the evil overlord of Apokolips, events take a decidedly dangerous turn.

Director: Lauren Montgomery | Stars: Andre Braugher, Kevin Conroy, Tim Daly, Susan Eisenberg

Votes: 22,165

33. Superman: Unbound (2013 Video)

PG-13 | 75 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Superman and Supergirl take on the cybernetic Brainiac, who boasts that he possesses "the knowledge and strength of 10,000 worlds."

Director: James Tucker | Stars: Matt Bomer, Stana Katic, John Noble, Molly C. Quinn

Votes: 10,225

34. Superman: Brainiac Attacks (2006 Video)

Unrated | 76 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

Embittered by Superman's heroic successes and soaring popularity, Lex Luthor forms a dangerous alliance with the powerful computer/villain Brainiac. Using advanced weaponry and a special strain of Kryptonite harvested from the far reaches of outer space, Luthor specifically redesigns Brainiac to defeat the Man of Steel.

Director: Curt Geda | Stars: Tim Daly, Powers Boothe, Dana Delany, Lance Henriksen

Votes: 3,463

35. Superman/Doomsday (2007 Video)

PG-13 | 75 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

When LexCorps accidentally unleash a murderous creature, Doomsday, Superman meets his greatest challenge as a champion. Based on the "The Death of Superman" storyline that appeared in DC Comics' publications in the 1990s.

Directors: Lauren Montgomery, Bruce Timm, Brandon Vietti | Stars: Adam Baldwin, Anne Heche, James Marsters, John DiMaggio

Votes: 18,592



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