After the success of the MCU proved that there was profit to be made in a shared cinematic universe, many studios scrambled through their different properties to try and recreate that success. One product of this was the DC Animated Movie Universe, or the DCAMU for short. Some of the story beats and details featured in this universe are comparable to The New 52 continuity in the comics. 

The aim of this guide is to go over each movie in this universe in chronological order, and provide details on each entry. With that, let’s get into the movies. I will try to avoid giving spoilers for any of the entries here. 

Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox (2013)

Justice League: Flashpoint Paradox

Arguably the most popular movie in this franchise, Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox was released in 2013 and is the movie that kicks everything off. The story of this movie heavily features Barry Allen, The Flash, after he wakes up in an alternate universe without his powers. With a broken world that has no Justice League as well as the Amazons and Atlantians hell-bent on destroying each other no matter the consequences, Barry has to find a way back home to his original timeline to restore everything. This film is based on the storyline, Flashpoint, from the comics that started The New 52 continuity, and it is the closest adaptation we currently have of said story.

Justice League: War (2014)

Released in 2014, Justice League: War introduces us to the main members of the Justice League for this continuity. This film shows us our heroes uniting for the first time against Darkseid and his parademons as they invade Earth. 

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Son of Batman (2014)

The first non-Justice League film in the franchise, Son of Batman, focuses on The Caped Crusader and his biological son, Damian. Here we see Batman face the challenge of realizing he has a son with none other than Talia al Ghul. Bruce must learn to take care of the ten-year old Damian as he is being hunted by Deathstroke and other assassins.

Justice League: Throne of Atlantis (2015)

A continuation of Justice League: War, Justice League: Throne of Atlantis is the first appearance for Arthur Curry, also known as Aquaman, and the rest of Atlantis in this continuity. Arthur must decide between his home and the Justice League in the coming conflict between the land and sea. 

Batman vs. Robin (2015)

Batman vs. Robin

Damian Wayne, now Robin, must learn how to be an effective apprentice to his father, Bruce, despite his lethal training as an assassin. Seeking acceptance, he believes he may find solace in an underground organization.

Batman: Bad Blood (2016)

After Batman goes missing, Nightwing and Robin take Bruce’s place as Gotham’s protector. A new vigilante, Batwoman, rises to the occasion to investigate the mysterious disappearance. Of course, this entry in the universe introduces one of the newer members of the Bat Family, Batwoman or Kate Kane.

Justice League vs. Teen Titans (2016)

Damian is forced to join the new Teen Titans as an ominous threat looms over the Justice League, taking over their minds. With the Justice League now doing the will of this powerful force, Damian must learn to work with this young team if the planet is to be saved.

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Justice League Dark (2017)

Batman gathers a team of supernatural experts to take on a threat that the Justice League are not equipped to deal with. This new team will have to rise to the occasion against the odds in order to prove themselves as heroes, and to save the world against the supernatural.

Teen Titans: The Judas Contract (2017)

Teen Titans: The Judas Contract

The Teen Titans are introduced to Terra, a meta-human with the ability to manipulate the Earth beneath her. However, she may have ill intentions for the young team.  

Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay (2018)

Amanda Waller forms a team of criminals, called Task Force X, to secure a classified object. The team must work together if they want a decreased sentence or other benefits.

The Death of Superman (2018)

A powerful new enemy wreaks havoc in Metropolis. Superman must defeat him if he wishes to save his home, but it looks like he may have met his match.

Constantine: City of Demons (2018)

The supernatural detective, John Constantine must work to help his friend’s daughter, who has been cursed. This film was originally going to be released as a short series on the CW Seed streaming service until Warner Bros. ultimately decided to make it an animated feature film.

Reign of the Supermen (2019)

Reign of the Supermen cover

Taking place after the events of The Death of Superman, new meta-humans start to crop up in Metropolis. However, many start to realize that they don’t know much about these new heroes. 

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Batman: Hush (2019)

Batman investigates a mysterious new villain in Gotham City whose plan involves the use of other criminals. In this figurative game of chess, Batman tries to uncover the identity of his new enemy before too much damage is done. This story is based on the iconic arc from the comics of the same name.

Wonder Woman: Bloodlines (2019)

In this solo adventure, Wonder Woman seeks to help a girl who may be falling in with an evil organization who is planning on attacking the Amazon home, Themyscira. 

Justice League Dark: Apokolips War (2020)

Justice League Dark: Apokolips War

This grim final movie feels like the Avengers: Endgame of the DCAMU. After a failed attempt to stop Darkseid and the rest of Apokolips from invading Earth, the surviving members of the Justice League and Justice League Dark must band together one last time to defeat Darkseid, and reclaim what’s left. Being the darkest entry in this franchise, in terms of its tone and atmosphere, there are many story beats that feel like a point of no return for these characters in this universe. 

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