Here are some of the Batman animated movies that I’ve watched which are surely to be appreciated by Batman fans out there.
Batman Under the Red Hood (9/10) – Really amazing Batman movie. If you’re a Batman fan, you need to watch this. This was released only last 2010 so expect quite a modern type of animation. Best Batman animated film for me.
Batman Year One (8/10) – A bit boring compared to the Batman Under The Red Hood since it clearly lacks action scenes. But if you’re really a Batman geek, then you will truly appreciate this since it’s very true to its source material (comic book) and it explores the story of both the young Batman and Gordon. Animation is superb since it’s a recently released film.
Batman Gotham Knight (8/10) – This is actually semi-based on the story line of the film. It actually shows how Batman trained and became Batman. Most are done through flashbacks but it’s an effective way of simultaneously juggling the main story to that of Batman’s past. The film is composed of several short films (ala Shake Ratte and Roll fame of the Philippine cinema) but all are worth watching. Action sequences are a bit few compared to the Batman Under The Red Hood but it again focuses on how Bruce Wayne became Batman so its similarly exceptional. Animation is again superb since it’s a modern film.
Batman vs. Dracula (6/10) – Ok, from just the title its obviously quite a non-sense story. But surprisingly it’s still a decent animated movie just because when did you see Batman fight Dracula? The story is really bogus but actions scenes are awesome. Still worth to watch purely because of the action scenes. Quite kiddy for the art style since I believe it was catered for the younger kids.
Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (7/10) – It’s not really a movie about the original Batman but more of about Batman Beyond (the crappy substitute of Batman who is more like Ironman). But when the movie touches about Batman, this is where it shines. It has a good twist throughout the whole movie itself.
There are other Batman animated films (like Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, Batman: Mystery Of The Batwoman, Batman and Mr. Freeze : Subzero and many others), out there that I haven’t mentioned so be sure to check them out as well.