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    These 10 Awesome Animated Batman Movies Prove That Cartoons Aren't Just For Kids

    Move over live-action Batmans!

    There have been a lot of blockbuster live-action Batman movies over the years, and many of them are totally rad. However, my favorite stories of the World's Greatest Detective are animated. Since the incredible Batman: the Animated Series from the early '90s (a must-see), DC has pumped out lush, funny, dark, and exciting animated movies and TV shows that – in my opinion – have made even the MCU look stale. Though the best starting point for any beginner is definitely the animated series, I put together a list of my personal favorite animated films of the Caped Crusader.

    10. Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Parts 1 & 2 (2012)

    Superman and Batman facing off in front of snow-covered building

    9. Batman: Year One (2011)

    James Gordon holding a gun as he battles some villains running around the streets of Gotham

    8. Batman: Assault on Arkham (2014)

    Harley Quinn leading the suicide squad into the depths of Arkham Asylum

    7. Batman & Mr. Freeze: Subzero (1998)

    Mr. Freeze crashing a formal party with two polar bears in tow

    6. Batman: Hush (2019)

    Catwoman, Superman, and Batman joining forces to fight crime

    5. Batman: Soul of the Dragon (2021)

    Batman and a group of people preparing to battle a bunch of bad guys

    4. Batman: Under the Red Hood (2010)

    Red Hood pointing a gun at Batman

    3. The Lego Batman Movie (2017)

    A lego-shaped Batman and Robin interacting with each other

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

    an eerie Joker shrouded in shadows with glowing red eyes and holding a Joker card

    1. And lastly, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)

    the bat signal flashing in the sky above gotham city and batman speeding towards it in the bat mobile