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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

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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#20 of 590 The Best Animated Films Ever #68 of 107 The Funniest Movies Starring SNL Cast Members All the How to Train Your Dragon Books, Ranked Best to Worst

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Sandra Bullock, Michelle Pfeiffer, Val Kilmer

Released: 1998

Directed by: Brenda Chapman, Simon Wells, Steve Hickner

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 590 The Best Animated Films Ever #68 of 217 Musical Movies With the Best Songslisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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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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#26 of 590 The Best Animated Films Ever #212 of 1,196 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

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Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu, Dustin Hoffman

Released: 2008

Directed by: John Stevenson, Mark Osborne

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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#39 of 590 The Best Animated Films Ever #327 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #368 of 1,196 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

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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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Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Vin Diesel

Released: 1998

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

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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Matt Damon, James Cromwell, Charles Napier

Released: 2002

Directed by: Lorna Cook, Kelly Asbury

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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#276 of 302 The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time #16 of 22 The Best Eco-Friendly Kids Movies

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Elton John, Kevin Kline, Kenneth Branagh

Released: 2000

Directed by: Jeffrey 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 Eric "Bibo" Bergeron and Don Paul, with additional sequences by Will Finn and David ...more

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#91 of 590 The Best Animated Films Ever #6 of 67 The Best Family Movies Streaming on Hululisted on The Best Soundtracks and Scores by Elton John

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Chris Rock, Ben Stiller, Jada Pinkett Smith

Released: 2005

Directed by: Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath

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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#400 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #315 of 1,196 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

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Alec Baldwin, Fergie, Chris Rock

Released: 2008

Directed by: Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath

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 590 The Best Animated Films Ever #630 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies

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Mel Gibson, Timothy Spall, Imelda Staunton

Released: 2000

Directed by: Peter Lord, Nick Park

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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#110 of 590 The Best Animated Films Ever #86 of 113 The Absolute Worst Animated Movies

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Avril Lavigne, Bruce Willis, Steve Carell

Released: 2006

Directed by: Tim Johnson, Karey Kirkpatrick

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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#964 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #440 of 1,196 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

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Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Chris Noth

Released: 2000

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

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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#387 of 803 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made #60 of 599 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made #32 of 292 The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry

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Leonardo DiCaprio, Amy Adams, Jennifer Garner

Released: 2002

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

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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#28 of 351 The Best Movies Based On Books #160 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies

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Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Peter Kay

Released: 2005

Directed by: Nick Park, Steve Box

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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#111 of 590 The Best Animated Films Ever #267 of 1,009 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Filmslisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Brad Pitt, Michelle Pfeiffer, Catherine Zeta-Jones

Released: 2003

Directed by: Tim Johnson, Patrick Gilmore

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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#178 of 590 The Best Animated Films Ever #271 of 599 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made #84 of 116 The Scariest Giant Monster Movies

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Kate Winslet, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen

Released: 2006

Directed by: Sam Fell, David Bowers

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 410 The Best Rainy Day Movies #56 of 72 The Best CGI Animated Films Ever Made #179 of 199 The Very Best Children's Movies

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Jennifer Lopez, Sylvester Stallone, Sharon Stone

Released: 1998

Directed by: Tim Johnson, Eric Darnell

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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#211 of 493 The Funniest '90s Movies #58 of 113 The Absolute Worst Animated Movies

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Oprah Winfrey, Sting, Chris Rock

Released: 2007

Directed by: Simon J. Smith, Steve Hickner

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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#161 of 590 The Best Animated Films Ever #300 of 571 Things That Are Not As Cool As People Think They Are #10 of 22 The Best Eco-Friendly Kids Movies

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Emma Stone, Jessica Chastain, Bryce Dallas Howard

Released: 2011

Directed by: Tate Taylor

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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#82 of 157 The Best Movies You Never Want to Watch Again #265 of 460 The Most Quotable Movies of All Time

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Ben Affleck, Mark Hamill, Dan Castellaneta

Released: 2000

Directed by: Rob LaDuca, Robert C. Ramirez

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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Angelina Jolie, Christina Aguilera, Will Smith

Released: 2004

Directed by: Vicky Jenson, Bibo Bergeron, Rob Letterman

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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#145 of 590 The Best Animated Films Ever #768 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies

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Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston, Emily Watson

Released: 2011

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

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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Amanda Bynes, Channing Tatum, Jessica Lucas

Released: 2006

Directed by: Andy Fickman

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 624 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies #1,103 of 1,196 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

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Robert De Niro, Barbra Streisand, Dustin Hoffman

Released: 2004

Directed by: Jay Roach

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 #190 of 803 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made