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The Best DreamWorks Animation Movies

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List RulesYour 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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  • 1
    Shrek
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    Shrek

    Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy

    Released2001

    Directed byAndrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson

    Shrek is a 2001 American computer-animated fantasy-comedy film produced by PDI/DreamWorks,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 2
    How to Train Your Dragon
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    How to Train Your Dragon

    Gerard Butler, Kristen Wiig

    Released2010

    Directed byDean DeBlois, Chris Sanders

    How to Train Your Dragon is a 2010 American 3D computer-animated action-fantasy film by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 3
    Shrek 2
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    112

    Shrek 2

    Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy

    Released2004

    Directed byKelly Asbury, Andrew Adamson, Conrad Vernon

    Shrek 2 is a 2004 American computer-animated, comedy film directed by Andrew Adamson, Kelly... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 4
    Kung Fu Panda
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    125

    Kung Fu Panda

    Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu

    Released2008

    Directed byJohn Stevenson, Mark Osborne

    Kung Fu Panda is a 2008 American computer-animated action comedy martial arts film produced by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 5
    How to Train Your Dragon 2
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    How to Train Your Dragon 2

    Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler

    Released2014

    Directed byDean DeBlois

    How to Train Your Dragon 2 is a 2014 animation action adventure film written and directed by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 6
    MegaMind
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    MegaMind

    Brad Pitt, Tina Fey

    Released2010

    Directed byTom McGrath

    Megamind is a 2010 American 3D computer-animated superhero comedy film directed by Tom... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 7
    Madagascar
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    Madagascar

    Chris Rock, Ben Stiller

    Released2005

    Directed byEric Darnell, Tom McGrath

    Madagascar is a 2005 American computer-animated comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 8
    Kung Fu Panda 2
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    Kung Fu Panda 2

    Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu

    Released2011

    Directed byJennifer Yuh Nelson

    Kung Fu Panda 2 is a 2011 3D American computer-animated action comedy-drama martial arts film,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 9
    Over the Hedge
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    Over the Hedge

    Avril Lavigne, Bruce Willis

    Released2006

    Directed byTim Johnson, Karey Kirkpatrick

    Over the Hedge is a 2006 American computer-animated comedy film based on the characters from... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 10
    Rise of the Guardians
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    Rise of the Guardians

    Hugh Jackman, Alec Baldwin

    Released2012

    Directed byPeter Ramsey

    Rise of the Guardians is a 2012 American 3D computer-animated fantasy film based on William... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 11
    Chicken Run
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    Chicken Run

    Mel Gibson, Timothy Spall

    Released2000

    Directed byPeter Lord, Nick Park

    Chicken Run is a 2000 British-French-American stop-motion animated comedy film made by the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 12
    The Prince of Egypt
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    The Prince of Egypt

    Sandra Bullock, Michelle Pfeiffer

    Released1998

    Directed byBrenda Chapman, Simon Wells, Steve Hickner

    The Prince of Egypt is a 1998 American animated epic musical biblical film and the first... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 13
    Kung Fu Panda 3
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    Kung Fu Panda 3

    Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu

    Released2015

    Directed byJennifer Yuh Nelson

    Kung Fu Panda 3 is a 2016 3D computer-animated action-comedy martial arts film directed by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 14
    The Croods
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    The Croods

    Emma Stone, Nicolas Cage

    Released2013

    Directed byChris Sanders, Kirk DeMicco

    The Croods is a 2013 American 3D computer-animated adventure comedy film produced by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 15
    Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
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    Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron

    Matt Damon, James Cromwell

    Released2002

    Directed byLorna Cook, Kelly Asbury

    Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron is a 2002 American animated western drama film that that was... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 16
    Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
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    Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

    Alec Baldwin, Fergie

    Released2008

    Directed byEric Darnell, Tom McGrath

    Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa is a 2008 American computer-animated comedy film written by Etan... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 17
    Flushed Away
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    Flushed Away

    Kate Winslet, Hugh Jackman

    Released2006

    Directed bySam Fell, David Bowers

    Flushed Away is a 2006 British/American computer animated action/adventure comedy film... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 18
    Puss in Boots
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    111

    Puss in Boots

    Salma Hayek, Antonio Banderas

    Released2011

    Directed byChris Miller

    Puss in Boots is a 2011 American computer-animated action comedy film produced by DreamWorks... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 19
    Monsters vs. Aliens
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    Monsters vs. Aliens

    Reese Witherspoon, Amy Poehler

    Released2009

    Directed byConrad Vernon, Rob Letterman

    Monsters vs. Aliens is a 2009 American 3D computer-animated science fiction action comedy film... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 20
    The Road to El Dorado
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    The Road to El Dorado

    Elton John, Kevin Kline

    Released2000

    Directed byJeffrey Katzenberg, David Silverman, Will Finn, Bibo Bergeron, Don Paul

    The Road to El Dorado is a 2000 American animated musical adventure comedy film directed by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 21
    Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
    112
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    Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

    Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes

    Released2005

    Directed byNick Park, Steve Box

    Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit is a 2005 British stop-motion animated comedy... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 22
    Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
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    Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

    Jessica Chastain, Chris Rock

    Released2012

    Directed byEric Darnell, Tom McGrath, Conrad Vernon

    Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted is a 2012 American 3D computer-animated comedy film,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 23
    Bee Movie
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    Bee Movie

    Oprah Winfrey, Sting

    Released2007

    Directed bySimon J. Smith, Steve Hickner

    Bee Movie is a 2007 American computer animated family comedy film produced by DreamWorks... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 24
    Shrek Forever After
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    Shrek Forever After

    Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy

    Released2010

    Directed byMike Mitchell

    Shrek Forever After is a 2010 action animated film written by Tim Sullivan and Josh Klausner... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Shrek the Third
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    Shrek the Third

    Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake

    Released2007

    Directed byChris Miller, Raman Hui

    Shrek the Third is a 2007 American computer-animated fantasy comedy film, and the third... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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