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The Best DreamWorks Movies  

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List of DreamWorks movies, ranked best to worst, including trailers, genres, and release dates. DreamWorks produced and/or distributed these films, which are listed in alphabetical order and sortable by any column. We also have lists for best DreamWorks Animation movies and subtle adult jokes from the Shrek movies. This is a list of all notable and most famous DreamWorks films, including movie posters when available. It answers the questions, "What movies did DreamWorks produce?" and "What films did DreamWorks distribute?"

List is made up of a variety of movies, including Saving Private Ryan and the Kung Fu Panda series. The top DreamWorks movies are also the most popular, so be sure to vote for the lesser known favorites as well! 

This best DreamWorks movies list displays shorts as well as feature films made by DreamWorks, including theatrical releases, limited releases, and made-for-TV DreamWorks movies. You can also manipulate this list of movies by this production company.

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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 600 The Best Animated Films Ever #161 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Moviesfeaturing All the How to Train Your Dragon Books, Ranked Best to Worst

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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 600 The Best Animated Films Ever #376 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #225 of 1,204 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

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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 600 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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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 600 The Best Animated Films Ever #194 of 291 The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Crylisted 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 600 The Best Animated Films Ever #327 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #368 of 1,204 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

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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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#111 of 600 The Best Animated Films Ever #273 of 304 The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time #377 of 396 The Best Western Movies Ever Made

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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 600 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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Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Vin Diesel
Saving Private Ryan is a 1998 American epic drama war film set during the Invasion of Normandy in World War II. Directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Robert Rodat, the film is notable for ...more

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#1 of 382 The Best War Movies Everfeaturing 17 Surprising Facts You Probably Didn't Know About 'Saving Private Ryan'listed on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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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 600 The Best Animated Films Ever #400 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #316 of 1,204 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

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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 600 The Best Animated Films Ever #630 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #129 of 180 The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made

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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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#109 of 600 The Best Animated Films Ever #1,005 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #423 of 582 The Greatest Film Scores of All Time

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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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#106 of 600 The Best Animated Films Ever #964 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #440 of 1,204 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

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Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Chris Noth
Cast Away is a 2000 American adventure drama film directed and produced by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks as a FedEx employee stranded on an uninhabited island after his plane accident ...more

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#32 of 291 The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry #259 of 304 The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time #150 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies

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Leonardo DiCaprio, Amy Adams, Jennifer Garner
Catch Me If You Can is a 2002 American biographical crime drama film based on the life of Frank Abagnale, who, before his 19th birthday, successfully performed cons worth millions of dollars by ...more

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#2 of 59 Every Movie Coming To Netflix In January 2020 #160 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #337 of 808 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made

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Brad Pitt, Michelle Pfeiffer, Catherine Zeta-Jones
Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas is a 2003 American animated swashbuckling fantasy comedy adventure film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by DreamWorks Pictures, using ...more

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#198 of 600 The Best Animated Films Ever #269 of 601 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made #84 of 116 The Scariest Giant Monster Movies

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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 600 The Best Animated Films Ever #393 of 1,204 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Timelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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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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#200 of 600 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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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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#139 of 600 The Best Animated Films Ever #210 of 493 The Funniest '90s Movies #871 of 992 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

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Oprah Winfrey, Sting, Chris Rock
Bee Movie is a 2007 American computer animated family comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It stars Jerry Seinfeld and Renée Zellweger. Bee ...more

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#157 of 600 The Best Animated Films Ever #1,257 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #300 of 571 Things That Are Not As Cool As People Think They Are

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Emma Stone, Jessica Chastain, Bryce Dallas Howard
The Help is a 2011 American period drama film directed and written by Tate Taylor, and adapted from Kathryn Stockett's 2009 novel of the same name. Featuring an ensemble cast, the film is about ...more

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#74 of 719 The Best Black Movies Ever Made, Ranked #303 of 808 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made #60 of 347 The Best Movies Based On Books

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Ben Affleck, Mark Hamill, Dan Castellaneta
Joseph: King of Dreams is a 2000 American animated biblical musical family film and the only direct-to-video release from DreamWorks Animation. The film is an adaptation of the story of Joseph ...more

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#237 of 600 The Best Animated Films Ever #1,591 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #11 of 39 The Greatest Biblical Movies Ever Made

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Angelina Jolie, Christina Aguilera, Will Smith
Shark Tale is a 2004 American computer-animated comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation, directed by Vicky Jenson, Bibo Bergeron and Rob Letterman. The film features an ensemble cast Will ...more

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#144 of 600 The Best Animated Films Ever #768 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #46 of 113 The Absolute Worst Animated Movies

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Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston, Emily Watson
This film is a 2011 American drama film directed by Steven Spielberg based on British author Michael Morpurgo's 1982 children's novel of the same name. After his beloved horse is sold to the ...more

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#52 of 78 The Best Film Adaptations of Young Adult Novels #113 of 382 The Best War Movies Ever #94 of 291 The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry

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Amanda Bynes, Channing Tatum, Jessica Lucas
She's the Man is a 2006 American romantic comedy film directed by Andy Fickman, inspired by William Shakespeare's play Twelfth Night. The film stars Amanda Bynes, Channing Tatum, Laura Ramsey, ...more

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#211 of 630 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies #1,327 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #1,103 of 1,204 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

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Robert De Niro, Barbra Streisand, Dustin Hoffman
Meet the Fockers is a 2004 American comedy film directed by Jay Roach and the sequel to Meet the Parents. The film stars Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman, Barbra Streisand, Blythe ...more

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#527 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #110 of 1,204 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time #190 of 808 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made