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Updated January 26, 2020 11.3k votes 2.6k voters 267k views 43 items

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A list of the best dragon movies ever made, ranked by movie fans with film trailers when available. This dragon movie list is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest movies about dragon are at the top of the list. If there are any great movies about dragon you believe we missed, please feel free to add them to the list yourself. The films on this list are the most famous dragon movies of all time, so use it to find some movies that you haven't seen already. Click on these dragon movie titles for more information about the films.

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This list answers the questions, "What are the best dragon movies?" and "What is the greatest dragon movie of all time?"

Various bits of information are included with these popular dragon movies, such as who directed them, when they were released and who starred in the films. Whether you're watching these dragon movies on DVD, Blu-ray or streaming, these good dragon movies can be enjoyed no matter what.
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Lawrence Wong added Gerard Butler, Kristen Wiig, David Tennant

Released: 2010

Directed by: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders

How to Train Your Dragon is a 2010 American 3D computer-animated action-fantasy film by DreamWorks Animation loosely based on the British book series of the same name by Cressida Cowell. The ...more

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EDDE12345678 added Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Kristen Wiig

Released: 2014

Directed by: Dean DeBlois

How to Train Your Dragon 2 is a 2014 animation action adventure film written and directed by Dean DeBlois.

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#14 of 601 The Best Animated Films Ever #61 of 321 The Best Movies for Kids #22 of 88 Animated Movies That Make You Cry the Most

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Lawrence Wong added Dennis Quaid, Julie Christie, Jason Isaacs

Released: 1996

Directed by: Rob Cohen

Dragonheart is a 1996 American fantasy adventure film directed by Rob Cohen. It stars Dennis Quaid, David Thewlis, Pete Postlethwaite, Dina Meyer, and the voice of Sean Connery. It was nominated ...more

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#183 of 349 'Old' Movies Every Young Person Needs To Watch In Their Lifetime #247 of 599 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made #539 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies

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Lawrence Wong added Christian Bale, Matthew McConaughey, Gerard Butler

Released: 2002

Directed by: Rob Bowman

Reign of Fire is a 2002 post-apocalyptic action fantasy film directed by Rob Bowman and starring Christian Bale, Matthew McConaughey and Gerard Butler. It takes place in the year 2020 in ...more

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#1,139 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #28 of 568 The Greatest Disaster Movies of All Time #77 of 91 The 35+ Greatest Dystopian Action Movies

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Lawrence Wong added Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Orlando Bloom

Released: 2012

Directed by: Peter Jackson

The Hobbit is a film series consisting of three epic fantasy adventure films directed by Peter Jackson. They are based on the 1937 novel The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien, with large portions of ...more

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#43 of 599 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made #138 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #13 of 112 The Very Best Movie Franchises

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Lawrence Wong added Rachel Weisz, John Malkovich, Jeremy Irons

Released: 2006

Directed by: Stefen Fangmeier

Eragon is a 2006 British-American fantasy-adventure film based on the novel of the same name by author Christopher Paolini. The cast includes Edward Speleers in the title role, Jeremy Irons, ...more

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#7 of 82 The Best Film Adaptations of Young Adult Novels #33 of 79 The Greatest Supernatural & Paranormal Teen Films #93 of 122 Movies That Need Sequels

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Lawrence Wong added Emma Watson, Robert Pattinson, Daniel Radcliffe

Released: 2005

Directed by: Mike Newell

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is a 2005 fantasy film directed by Mike Newell and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is based on the novel of the same name by J. K. Rowling. The film, ...more

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#91 of 599 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made #39 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #28 of 410 The Best Rainy Day Movies

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Lawrence Wong added Gerald McRaney, Limahl, Moses Gunn

Released: 1984

Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen

The NeverEnding Story is a 1984 West German epic fantasy film based on the novel of the same name by Michael Ende, about a boy who reads a magical library book that tells a story of a young ...more

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#5 of 82 The Best Film Adaptations of Young Adult Novels #62 of 349 'Old' Movies Every Young Person Needs To Watch In Their Lifetime #39 of 571 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked

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Lawrence Wong added Ian McDiarmid, Ralph Richardson, Peter MacNicol

Released: 1981

Directed by: Matthew Robbins

Dragonslayer is a 1981 American fantasy film directed by Matthew Robbins, from a screenplay he co-wrote with Hal Barwood. It starrs Peter MacNicol, Ralph Richardson, John Hallam and Caitlin ...more

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#348 of 571 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked #137 of 143 The Best Disney Live-Action Movies #217 of 395 The Greatest Movie Themes

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Lawrence Wong added Eddie Murphy, Ming-Na Wen, George Takei

Released: 1998

Directed by: Tony Bancroft, Barry Cook

Mulan is a 1998 American animated musical action-comedy-drama film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation based on the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan. The 36th animated feature in the Walt ...more

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Lawrence Wong added Lena Headey, Helena Bonham Carter, James Earl Jones

Released: 1998

Directed by: Steve Barron

Merlin is a television miniseries which originally aired in 1998 on NBC that retells the legend of King Arthur from the perspective of the wizard Merlin. Sam Neill stars in the title role in a ...more

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#228 of 806 The Best TV Shows To Binge Watch #330 of 599 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made #200 of 383 The Best TV Shows of The Last 20 Years

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Lawrence Wong added Miyu Irino, Bunta Sugawara, Ryunosuke Kamiki

Released: 2001

Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki

Spirited Away is a 2001 Japanese animated fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and produced by Studio Ghibli. The film stars Rumi Hiiragi, Miyu Irino, Mari Natsuki, Takeshi Naito, ...more

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Lawrence Wong added Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers

Released: 2001

Directed by: Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson

Shrek is a 2001 American computer-animated fantasy-comedy film produced by PDI/DreamWorks, released by DreamWorks Pictures, directed by Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson, featuring the voices of ...more

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JabonDix added Cate Blanchett, Evangeline Lilly, Ian McKellen

Released: 2013

Directed by: Peter Jackson

The Hobbit: There and Back Again retitled to The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is a 2013 fantasy adventure film written by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Guillermo del Toro and one more and ...more

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#78 of 599 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made #166 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #245 of 624 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies

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Lawrence Wong added Val Kilmer, Kevin Pollak, Warwick Davis

Released: 1988

Directed by: Ron Howard

Willow is a 1988 American fantasy film directed by Ron Howard, produced and with a story by George Lucas, and starring Warwick Davis, Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Jean Marsh, and Billy Barty. ...more

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'Willow' Is A Watered-Down Version Of 'The Lord Of The Rings' #168 of 349 'Old' Movies Every Young Person Needs To Watch In Their Lifetime #99 of 571 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked

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Lawrence Wong added Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Joan Rivers

Released: 2004

Directed by: Kelly Asbury, Andrew Adamson, Conrad Vernon

Shrek 2 is a 2004 American computer-animated, comedy film directed by Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury, and Conrad Vernon. It is the sequel to 2001's Shrek and the second installment in the series. ...more

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#18 of 601 The Best Animated Films Ever #832 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #307 of 1,208 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

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ChangesDownClub added Mickey Rooney, Shelley Winters, Red Buttons

Released: 1977

Directed by: Don Chaffey

Pete's Dragon is a 1977 live-action/animated musical film from Walt Disney Productions. It is a live-action film but one of its title characters, a dragon named Elliott, is animated. The story ...more

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#69 of 377 The Best Musical Movies of All Time #152 of 601 The Best Animated Films Ever #86 of 217 Musical Movies With the Best Songs

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Lawrence Wong added Angelina Jolie, Anthony Hopkins, John Malkovich

Released: 2007

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Beowulf is a 2007 American motion capture computer-animated fantasy film directed by Robert Zemeckis and written by Neil Gaiman and Roger Avary, inspired by the Old English epic poem of the same ...more

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JabonDix added Cate Blanchett, Evangeline Lilly, Ian McKellen

Released: 2014

Directed by: Peter Jackson

The Hobbit: There and Back Again is a 2014 film writted by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Guillermo del Toro and directed by Peter Jackson.

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#112 of 163 The Best Science Fiction Action Movies #284 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #230 of 264 Movies That Should Be Made Into Broadway Musicals

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Lawrence Wong added Robby Benson, Christopher Masterson, Tom Burke

Released: 2000

Directed by: Doug Lefler

Dragonheart: A New Beginning is a 2000 fantasy film directed by Doug Lefler. It stars Robby Benson, Christopher Masterson, Harry Van Gorkum and Rona Figueroa. The film is a direct-to-video ...more
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Lawrence Wong added Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon, Julie Andrews

Released: 2007

Directed by: Kevin Lima

Enchanted is a 2007 American musical live-action/animated fantasy romantic comedy film, produced by Walt Disney Pictures with New York Academy Barry Sonnenfeld and Josephson Entertainment. ...more

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#42 of 377 The Best Musical Movies of All Time #110 of 601 The Best Animated Films Ever #256 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies

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Lawrence Wong added Honor Blackman, Patrick Troughton, Nancy Kovack

Released: 1963

Directed by: Don Chaffey

Jason and the Argonauts is a 1963 British Columbia Pictures fantasy Greek Mythology feature film starring Todd Armstrong as the titular mythical Greek hero in a story about his quest for the ...more

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#184 of 599 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made #1,101 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #235 of 293 The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry

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Lawrence Wong added James Earl Jones, John Ritter, Harry Morgan

Released: 1983

Directed by: Arthur Rankin, Jr., Katsuhisa Yamada, Jules Bass, Fumihiko Takayama

The Flight of Dragons is a 1982 animated film produced by Jules Bass and Arthur Rankin, Jr. and loosely combining the speculative natural history book of the same name by Peter Dickinson with ...more

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#67 of 77 The Best Fantasy Movies of the 1980s #29 of 46 The Best '80s Cartoon Movies #25 of 25 Movies & TV Shows to Watch If You Love Harry Potter

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Lawrence Wong added Jeremy Irons, Marlon Wayans, Thora Birch

Released: 2000

Directed by: Courtney Solomon

Dungeons & Dragons is a 2000 fantasy film directed by Courtney Solomon and based on the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. Among the more notable features of the otherwise poorly ...more
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Lawrence Wong added Chiara Zanni, Richard Newman, Mark Oliver

Released: 2004

Directed by: Keith Ingham

Dragons: Fire & Ice is a 2004 computer-animated CGI adventure film and the first of a two-part series based on the Mega Bloks toyline. The film was released directly to DVD and is the story ...more