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The Best DreamWorks Animation Movies  

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List Rules Your favorite movie or short produced or distributed by DreamWorks Animation.

The best DreamWorks Animation movies are arguably on par with many of the top Disney/Pixar animated movies. And that doesn't include their non-animated fare, which you can see in this ranked list of DreamWorks films. There have been many unforgettable characters to come out of DreamWorks Animation, including Toothless from How to Train Your Dragon and Shrek from... Shrek. So what are the best DreamWorks Animation movies? 

Fans have voted  on the DreamWorks Animation movies below, ranking them from best to worst. Additional details such as trailer, genres, and release dates have been included when available. DreamWorks Animation had a hand in either producing and/or distributed these films.

This is a list of all notable and most famous DreamWorks Animation films. It answers the questions, "What movies did DreamWorks Animation produce?" and "What films did DreamWorks Animation distribute?" Examples include MegaMind and Kung Fu Panda 2.

This best DreamWorks Animation movies list include shorts as well as feature films made by DreamWorks Animation, including theatrical releases, limited releases, and made-for-TV DreamWorks Animation movies.

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Gerard Butler, Kristen Wiig, David Tennant
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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#20 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #78 of 347 The Best Movies Based On Booksfeaturing All the How to Train Your Dragon Books, Ranked Best to Worst

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Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers
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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#9 of 599 The Best Animated Films Everfeaturing 12 Things You Never Knew About The Making Of 'Shrek'listed on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu, Dustin Hoffman
Kung Fu Panda is a 2008 American computer-animated action comedy martial arts film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It was directed by John Stevenson and ...more

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#37 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #189 of 997 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #327 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies

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Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Joan Rivers
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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#26 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #140 of 997 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #16 of 180 The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made

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

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#52 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #68 of 180 The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made #85 of 107 The Funniest Movies Starring SNL Cast Members

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Chris Rock, Ben Stiller, Jada Pinkett Smith
Madagascar is a 2005 American computer-animated comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation, and released in movie theaters on May 27, 2005. The film tells the story of four Central Park Zoo ...more

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#56 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #249 of 997 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #400 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies

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Brad Pitt, Tina Fey, Will Ferrell
Megamind is a 2010 American 3D computer-animated superhero comedy film directed by Tom McGrath. It was produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount Pictures. The film premiered ...more

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#87 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #59 of 183 The Best Superhero Movies Ever Made #8 of 99 The Greatest Kids Sci-Fi Movies

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Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu, Dustin Hoffman
Kung Fu Panda 2 is a 2011 3D American computer-animated action comedy-drama martial arts film, directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson, produced by DreamWorks Animation, and distributed by Paramount ...more

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#92 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #77 of 180 The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made #1,106 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies

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Hugh Jackman, Alec Baldwin, Isla Fisher
Rise of the Guardians is a 2012 American 3D computer-animated fantasy film based on William Joyce's The Guardians of Childhood book series and The Man in the Moon short film by Joyce and Reel ...more

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#80 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #63 of 87 Animated Movies That Make You Cry the Most #61 of 116 Movies That Need Sequels

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Sandra Bullock, Michelle Pfeiffer, Val Kilmer
The Prince of Egypt is a 1998 American animated epic musical biblical film and the first traditionally animated film produced and released by DreamWorks Pictures. The film is an adaptation of ...more

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#54 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #98 of 371 The Best Musical Movies of All Timelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Avril Lavigne, Bruce Willis, Steve Carell
Over the Hedge is a 2006 American computer-animated comedy film based on the characters from the United Media comic strip of the same name. Directed by Tim Johnson and Karey Kirkpatrick, and ...more

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#107 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #526 of 997 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #964 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies

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Mel Gibson, Timothy Spall, Imelda Staunton
Chicken Run is a 2000 British-French-American stop-motion animated comedy film made by the Aardman Animations studios and directed by Peter Lord and Nick Park. Chicken Run received positive ...more

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#111 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #423 of 582 The Greatest Film Scores of All Time #1,005 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies

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Salma Hayek, Antonio Banderas, Billy Bob Thornton
Puss in Boots is a 2011 American computer-animated action comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation, directed by Chris Miller, executive produced by Guillermo del Toro, and written by Brian ...more

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#125 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #32 of 69 The Very Best Fairy Tale Movies #58 of 72 The Best CGI Animated Films Ever Made

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Alec Baldwin, Fergie, Chris Rock
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa is a 2008 American computer-animated comedy film written by Etan Cohen, and directed by Eric Darnell and Tom McGrath. This sequel to the 2005 film Madagascar ...more

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#132 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #548 of 997 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #128 of 180 The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made

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Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu, Dustin Hoffman
Kung Fu Panda 3 is a 2016 3D computer-animated action-comedy martial arts film directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson and Alessandro Carloni. Continuing his "legendary adventures of ...more

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#133 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #1,108 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #40 of 177 The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked

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Elton John, Kevin Kline, Kenneth Branagh
The Road to El Dorado is a 2000 American animated musical adventure comedy film directed by Eric "Bibo" Bergeron and Don Paul, with additional sequences by Will Finn and David ...more

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#91 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #169 of 312 The Best Movies for Kidslisted on The Best Soundtracks and Scores by Elton John

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Reese Witherspoon, Amy Poehler, Renée Zellweger
Monsters vs. Aliens is a 2009 American 3D computer-animated science fiction action comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It was DreamWorks ...more

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#146 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #92 of 193 The Best Alien Movies Ever Made #107 of 116 The Scariest Giant Monster Movies

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Emma Stone, Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds
The Croods is a 2013 American 3D computer-animated adventure comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by 20th Century Fox. It features the voices of Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, ...more

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#121 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #115 of 118 The Most Nausea-Inducing Great Films #140 of 312 The Best Movies for Kids

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Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Peter Kay
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit is a 2005 British stop-motion animated comedy film. The film was produced by Aardman Animations in partnership with DreamWorks Animation, and ...more

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#110 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #267 of 997 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Filmslisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Jessica Chastain, Chris Rock, Ben Stiller
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted is a 2012 American 3D computer-animated comedy film, produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It is the third installment of the ...more

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#155 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #711 of 997 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #1,457 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies

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Kate Winslet, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen
Flushed Away is a 2006 British/American computer animated action/adventure comedy film directed by David Bowers and Sam Fell. It was made in the partnership between Aardman Animations and ...more

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#201 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #204 of 410 The Best Rainy Day Movies #56 of 72 The Best CGI Animated Films Ever Made

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Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Julie Andrews
Shrek Forever After is a 2010 action animated film written by Tim Sullivan and Josh Klausner and directed by Mike Mitchell. Shrek Forever After, formerly known as Shrek Goes Fourth and also ...more

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#296 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #30 of 59 Every Movie Coming To Netflix In January 2020 #125 of 217 The Worst Sequels Of All Time

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Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, Eddie Murphy
Shrek the Third is a 2007 American computer-animated fantasy comedy film, and the third installment in the Shrek franchise. It was produced by DreamWorks Animation and is the first in the series ...more

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#137 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #135 of 217 The Worst Sequels Of All Time #792 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies

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Matt Damon, James Cromwell, Charles Napier
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron is a 2002 American animated western drama film that that was produced by DreamWorks Animation and released by DreamWorks Pictures. It follows the adventures of a ...more

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#112 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #276 of 302 The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time #377 of 396 The Best Western Movies Ever Made

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Jennifer Lopez, Sylvester Stallone, Sharon Stone
Antz is a 1998 American computer animated adventure comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by DreamWorks Pictures. It features the voices of Woody Allen, Sharon Stone, ...more

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#140 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #876 of 997 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #211 of 493 The Funniest '90s Movies