The Best Episodes of Justice League

Last Updated: Apr 19, 2019

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 8.35
150 votes
Writers: Dwayne McDuffie
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Divided We Fall

#2 - 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
135 votes
Writers: 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 8.33
123 votes
Directors: Dan Riba
Writers: Dwayne McDuffie
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Epilogue

#4 - 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
144 votes
Directors: Dan Riba
Writers: Dwayne McDuffie, Bruce Timm
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The Doomsday Sanction

#5 - 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 8.29
127 votes
Writers: Robert Goodman
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Starcrossed (3)

#6 - 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 8.29
139 votes
Directors: Butch Lukic
Writers: Rich Fogel, Dwayne McDuffie
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Flashpoint

#7 - Flashpoint

Season 4 - Episode 10

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

star 8.27
134 votes
Writers: Dwayne McDuffie
Question Authority

#8 - 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 8.26
118 votes
Directors: Dan Riba
Writers: Dwayne McDuffie
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Starcrossed (2)

#9 - 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 8.24
130 votes
Writers: John Ridley
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Alive!

#10 - 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 8.22
117 votes
Directors: Dan Riba
Writers: Matt Wayne
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Wild Cards (2)

#11 - 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 8.20
117 votes
Directors: Dan Riba
Writers: Dwayne McDuffie, Stan Berkowitz
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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
110 votes
Directors: Dan Riba
Writers: Matt Wayne, Dwayne McDuffie
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Clash

#13 - 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
136 votes
Directors: Dan Riba
Writers: J.M. DeMatteis, Dwayne McDuffie
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A Better World (1)

#14 - 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 8.10
169 votes
Directors: Dan Riba
Writers: Stan Berkowitz
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The Once and Future Thing: Time, Warped (2)

#15 - 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
145 votes
Writers: Dwayne McDuffie
A Better World (2)

#16 - 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 8.09
156 votes
Directors: Dan Riba
Writers: Stan Berkowitz
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For the Man Who Has Everything

#17 - 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
151 votes
Writers: J.M. DeMatteis
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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 8.06
143 votes
Directors: Butch Lukic
Writers: Dwayne McDuffie
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Task Force X

#19 - 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 8.06
131 votes
Writers: Darwyn Cooke
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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 8.04
121 votes
Writers: Robert Goodman
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The Terror Beyond (2)

#21 - 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 8.03
124 votes
Directors: Butch Lukic
Writers: Dwayne McDuffie
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The Balance

#22 - 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 8.03
132 votes
Writers: Dwayne McDuffie
Starcrossed (1)

#23 - 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 8.02
142 votes
Directors: Butch Lukic
Writers: Rich Fogel
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Wild Cards (1)

#24 - 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 8.01
133 votes
Directors: Butch Lukic
Writers: Dwayne McDuffie, Stan Berkowitz
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Patriot Act

#25 - Patriot Act

Season 5 - Episode 7

Green Arrow must lead a team of non-powered superheroes against a berserk super-soldier attacking Metropolis.

star 8.00
106 votes
Writers: Matt Wayne
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