I've caught up with the Justice League and Justice League Unlimited TV Show. I intend to start watching the Justice League movies as well.

What is the suggest viewing order for the Justice League animated movies?


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The same Wikipedia link that you mentioned also has the answer to this. Most of the films before the Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox doesn't share any continuity. Only few do, which are:

Superman/Batman This continuity is based on the Superman/Batman story line.

  • Superman/Batman: Public Enemies
  • Superman/Batman: Apocalypse

Justice League This continuity is based on the JLA (comic book) story lines published in 2000.

  • Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths
  • Justice League: Doom

Batman: Dark Knight Universe This continuity is based on Frank Miller's Batman (Dark Knight Universe).

  • Batman: The Dark Knight Returns – Part 1
  • Batman: The Dark Knight Returns – Part 2

Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox also works individually, but the ending set up a new universe similar to the comics. The film came after it severed the continuity and was called DC Animated Movie Universe:

This shared universe is based on The New 52 continuity.

  • Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox( End credit scene)
  • Justice League: War
  • Son of Batman
  • Justice League: Throne of Atlantis
  • Batman vs. Robin
  • Batman: Bad Blood
  • Justice League vs. Teen Titans
  • Justice League Dark
  • Teen Titans: The Judas Contract
  • Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay (upcoming)

Justice League: Gods and Monsters This universe takes place in an alternate universe and has no connection to any of the other films

  • Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles (web series)
  • Justice League: Gods and Monsters

Second season for Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles was in works but shelved for now:

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The rest of the films mentioned in that Wikipedia link are standalone and can be watched in any order.

As you might already know, there are five Batman animated films in the DCAU. But they sever the continuity to DCAU and the order of the rest of the DCAU shared here.

  • Are these bulleted lists meant to be ordered lists? So I should watch the Gods and Monsters Chronicles before Gods and Monsters?
    – Molag Bal
    May 4, 2016 at 14:02
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    @anaranjada Yes bulletin order is also the preferable order to watch. But for Justice League: Gods and Monsters, Chronicles is just three small video which doesn't impact the film at all but just introduce you will the trinity (mostly about how they work). May 4, 2016 at 14:31
  • Was that second season of Gods and Monsters Chronicles canceled?
    – Molag Bal
    Jun 1, 2017 at 4:53
  • @MolagBal shelved for now Jun 1, 2017 at 6:55
  • Wasn't Crisis on Two Earths supposed to explain the new watchtower (now with teleport) in Justice League Unlimited as well as how Diana suddenly got an invisible plane?
    – BMWurm
    Mar 29, 2018 at 8:52

Prior to Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, these films were the only ones with shared continuity:

  • Superman/Batman: Public Enemies is followed by Superman/Batman: Apocalypse
  • The Dark Knight Returns Parts 1 and 2

The other films prior to Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox can be watched in any order, as they don't share continuity.

Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox is the start of them building some continuity into these films, based on adapting the comic book Flashpoint event and their New 52 reboot. Watch that one then Justice League: War as it continues the story. The next film in this story hasn't been released yet, but will be Justice League: Throne of Atlantis.

You can watch Son of Batman and Batman: Assault on Arkham in any order as well, just note that movies released after The Flashpoint Paradox will sometimes be part of the New 52 film continuity. Also note that Assault on Arkham shares a universe with the Batman Arkham games, so if you are planning on playing those, you may want to hold off until you've played them. Specifically the 3rd one, Arkham Origins, as the story follows it (source).

  • I've only seen it once, so I'm not saying you're wrong, but I don't remember feeling like Assault was related to the games. Where did you learn this? Nov 9, 2014 at 17:25
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    @BrianWarshaw Check this page - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_films_based_on_DC_Comics - Batman: Assault on Arkham | Based on the universe of the Batman: Arkham video game franchise
    – Jash Jacob
    Nov 10, 2014 at 0:33
  • @BrianWarshaw 5 minutes googling lead me to the source that I added to my post.
    – user1027
    Nov 10, 2014 at 3:29
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    "Each one is in its own continuity, so there's no carry over in terms of setting or story." That's actually wrong. Justice League: Doom is a direct sequel to JL: Crisis on Two Earths. Also, Batman/Superman: Public Enemies is a direct sequel to Superman: Doomsday, as is Batman/Superman: Apocalypse.
    – Robert
    Nov 12, 2014 at 19:05
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    @Robert Got a link or some evidence that links Doom to Crisis? I did some Wikipedia reading and saw the link between Public Enemies and Apocalypse, so I've corrected the answer there.
    – user1027
    Nov 12, 2014 at 19:26

I personally would watch JLFP after Throne of Atlantis just so that it makes a little more sense (apart from the credit scene). IGNORE

I have changed my mind. I have decided it makes more sense to watch JLFP before TOA as long as you believe that when Barry arrives into the new timeline it is after the events of JLW.

This design changes could be explained by the timeline changes. The different Flash suits make more sense (as he may have not made the New 52 Styled suit yet). Batman's suit is teen to have a blue colour to it. In Batman: Bad Blood, his suit gets lighter and gains the blue colour, which could be more evidence.

  • This seems like a partial answer and would also be improved to edit why it would make more sense.
    – TheLethalCarrot
    Jan 19, 2019 at 12:53

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