The Best Episodes of Justice League

Last Updated: Nov 24, 2018

An American animated television series about a team of superheroes which ran from 2001 to 2004 on Cartoon Network. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, it is based on the Justice League and associated comic book characters published by DC Comics. After its second season, it became Justice League Unlimited, and ran an additional three seasons.

Destroyer

#1 - Destroyer

Season 5 - Episode 13

Faced with a common enemy, Lex Luthor and his criminals offer the League to join.

star 8.44
142 votes
Writers: Dwayne McDuffie
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Starcrossed (3)

#2 - Starcrossed (3)

Season 2 - Episode 26

The League defeats the squad of hawkmen sent to kill them at the Batcave, but must now figure out how to stop the activation of the hypergate before it destroys Earth.

star 8.34
132 votes
Directors: Butch Lukic
Writers: Rich Fogel, Dwayne McDuffie
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Panic in the Sky

#3 - Panic in the Sky

Season 4 - Episode 11

When the founding members are taken out of action, the remaining League members fight to survive Cadmus' ultimate attack on the team.

star 8.34
119 votes
Directors: Dan Riba
Writers: Dwayne McDuffie
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Divided We Fall

#4 - Divided We Fall

Season 4 - Episode 12

When most of the Justice League is incapacitated, the League's deadliest enemies emerge to take advantage of the chaos.

star 8.33
130 votes
Writers: Dwayne McDuffie
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Epilogue

#5 - Epilogue

Season 4 - Episode 13

Sixty-five years in the future, the history of the Justice League is the key to Batman's darkest secret...and his final destiny.

star 8.33
140 votes
Directors: Dan Riba
Writers: Dwayne McDuffie, Bruce Timm
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The Doomsday Sanction

#6 - The Doomsday Sanction

Season 4 - Episode 3

While Batman investigates the Cadmus conspiracy headed by Amanda Waller, Superman battles a resurrected Doomsday in the heart of a volcano.

star 8.30
123 votes
Writers: Robert Goodman
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Starcrossed (2)

#7 - Starcrossed (2)

Season 2 - Episode 25

The League manage to escape and take refuge at Wayne Manor, while the Thanagarians scout the planet for them and realize their master plan for Earth.

star 8.30
124 votes
Writers: John Ridley
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Flashpoint

#8 - Flashpoint

Season 4 - Episode 10

After an unexpected battle, Superman considers declaring war on Cadmus.

star 8.29
131 votes
Writers: Dwayne McDuffie
Question Authority

#9 - Question Authority

Season 4 - Episode 9

While investigating Cadmus, the Question discovers a secret that threatens to shake the very foundations of the Justice League.

star 8.28
114 votes
Directors: Dan Riba
Writers: Dwayne McDuffie
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Wild Cards (2)

#10 - Wild Cards (2)

Season 2 - Episode 22

The League manage to defuse the Joker's bombs and defeat the four active members of the Royal Flush Gang...but the Joker has an Ace in the hole as he executes his real master plan.

star 8.24
113 votes
Directors: Dan Riba
Writers: Dwayne McDuffie, Stan Berkowitz
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Alive!

#11 - Alive!

Season 5 - Episode 12

The Justice League take on their opposite numbers in the Legion of Doom in a final battle revealing the Legion's secret sponsor and the mystery behind their ultimate plans.

star 8.21
112 votes
Directors: Dan Riba
Writers: Matt Wayne
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The Great Brain Robbery

#12 - The Great Brain Robbery

Season 5 - Episode 8

A mystic artifact causes Lex Luthor and the Flash to switch bodies.

star 8.16
106 votes
Directors: Dan Riba
Writers: Matt Wayne, Dwayne McDuffie
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A Better World (1)

#13 - A Better World (1)

Season 2 - Episode 11

The Justice Lords, an alternate version of the League from a different dimension, capture their counterparts and plan to bring their own brand of justice to the new Earth.

star 8.15
162 votes
Directors: Dan Riba
Writers: Stan Berkowitz
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A Better World (2)

#14 - A Better World (2)

Season 2 - Episode 12

The Justice League must escape from their imprisonment at the hands of the Justice Lords and defeat their counterparts with the help of an unlikely ally.

star 8.11
149 votes
Directors: Dan Riba
Writers: Stan Berkowitz
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Clash

#15 - Clash

Season 4 - Episode 7

Captain Marvel, the World's Mightiest Mortal, joins the Justice League as Lex Luthor initiates a new plot.

star 8.11
131 votes
Directors: Dan Riba
Writers: J.M. DeMatteis, Dwayne McDuffie
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For the Man Who Has Everything

#16 - For the Man Who Has Everything

Season 3 - Episode 2

Batman and Wonder Woman deliver presents to Superman at the Fortress of Solitude for his birthday, but find he's been immobilized by a special "gift" courtesy of the world-conquering Mongul.

star 8.09
147 votes
Writers: J.M. DeMatteis
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The Once and Future Thing: Time, Warped (2)

#17 - The Once and Future Thing: Time, Warped (2)

Season 3 - Episode 13

In pursuit of a time-traveling thief, Batman, Green Lantern, and Wonder Woman arrive in a futuristic Gotham City twisted horribly awry by alterations to the time-stream, and must join forces with the future Batman and the Justice League Unlimited.

star 8.09
138 votes
Writers: Dwayne McDuffie
Hereafter (1)

#18 - Hereafter (1)

Season 2 - Episode 19

After Superman makes the ultimate sacrifice to save his fellow heroes, the Justice League and rest of the grieving planet must learn to live in a world without Superman.

star 8.08
135 votes
Directors: Butch Lukic
Writers: Dwayne McDuffie
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The Terror Beyond (2)

#19 - The Terror Beyond (2)

Season 2 - Episode 16

With the initial ritual destroyed, the League, Fate, and Grundy must travel into the dimension of the Old Ones while Aquaman fights the invaders in the Earth realm.

star 8.07
118 votes
Directors: Butch Lukic
Writers: Dwayne McDuffie
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The Cat and the Canary

#20 - The Cat and the Canary

Season 4 - Episode 1

Black Canary asks Green Arrow to help save her mentor, Wildcat, from an underground super-powered fight club known as Meta-Brawl.

star 8.06
114 votes
Writers: Robert Goodman
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Starcrossed (1)

#21 - Starcrossed (1)

Season 2 - Episode 24

The Thangarians, Hawkgirl's people, arrive on Earth to aid them against the menace of the Gordanians. But all is not what it seems.

star 8.06
136 votes
Directors: Butch Lukic
Writers: Rich Fogel
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Task Force X

#22 - Task Force X

Season 4 - Episode 4

Four incarcerated villains are released from prison by Cadmus to undertake an impossible mission: steal a powerful mystic artifact from the JLU Watchtower under the noses of the League.

star 8.05
128 votes
Writers: Darwyn Cooke
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Wild Cards (1)

#23 - Wild Cards (1)

Season 2 - Episode 21

In the ultimate reality show, the Joker pits the Justice League against the clock and against the Royal Flush Gang as the Justice League races to find and disarm all the bombs he's planted along the Strip in Las Vegas.

star 8.03
127 votes
Directors: Butch Lukic
Writers: Dwayne McDuffie, Stan Berkowitz
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The Balance

#24 - The Balance

Season 4 - Episode 5

When Felix Faust escapes the magical mirror in which he was imprisoned by Tala, Wonder Woman and Hawkgirl must go to Tartarus where Faust has overthrown Lord Hades and claimed the place as his own.

star 8.02
128 votes
Writers: Dwayne McDuffie
Secret Society (2)

#25 - Secret Society (2)

Season 2 - Episode 18

The Secret Society take advantage of the League's break-up to bring them down until only Green Lantern remains to free his comrades. When he falls as well everything looks hopeless.

star 8.02
104 votes
Directors: Dan Riba
Writers: Stan Berkowitz
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