25 animated DC movies and shows on HBO Max that rival the DCEU

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Best animated DC movies and shows on HBO Max

Now that Zack Snyder’s Justice League has finally come out, it seems like as good a time as any to reflect on the status of the DCEU and come to terms with its less than ideal situation. Some of the films are undoubtedly better than others, and it’s very clear that the studio is making big moves to make sure the upcoming titles like Shazam! 2, Black Adam, and Aquaman 2, just to name a few, don’t suffer the same fate as some of the other less appealing titles put out in the struggling cinematic universe.

But so many fans out there may not realize or in the least have forgotten that there are man exemplary DC movies and shows that many viewers will find much more satisfying than anything that exists in the DCEU. While many would claim that Marvel is the king of everything on a screen, savvy fans would beg to differ on all fronts of that battle.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is a dominant powerhouse in the world of movie TV and streaming, but when it comes to anything worth watching outside of those flicks, the list for Marvel is very limited. Their rival, on the other hand, has a plethora of game-changers and critically acclaimed gems that still hold up to this day. From topical, award-winning HBO dramas to legendary after-school animated masterpieces, DC has an incredibly stacked lineup of magnificent movies, and fascinating shows outside of the movies that some would argue are better than anything the DCEU has put out.

While everyone is entitled to their own opinion and quality is subjective, everyone can agree that the 25 exceptional animated DC movies and shows available on the streaming service HBO Max that are listed below are some of the best adaptations of comics fans have ever had the fortune to witness.

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