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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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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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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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#73 of 568 The Best Animated Films Ever #318 of 1,646 The Most Rewatchable Movies #239 of 923 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

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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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#29 of 568 The Best Animated Films Ever #769 of 1,646 The Most Rewatchable Movieslisted 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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#13 of 568 The Best Animated Films Ever #812 of 1,646 The Most Rewatchable Movies #223 of 923 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

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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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#129 of 568 The Best Animated Films Ever #280 of 399 The Best Western Movies Ever Made #294 of 299 The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time

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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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#93 of 568 The Best Animated Films Ever #252 of 1,646 The Most Rewatchable Movies #231 of 923 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

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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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#85 of 568 The Best Animated Films Ever #186 of 317 The Best Movies for Kidslisted on The Best Soundtracks and Scores by Elton John

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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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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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#185 of 568 The Best Animated Films Ever #439 of 1,646 The Most Rewatchable Movies #404 of 923 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

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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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#135 of 568 The Best Animated Films Ever #1,010 of 1,646 The Most Rewatchable Movies #481 of 923 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

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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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#140 of 568 The Best Animated Films Ever #1,080 of 1,646 The Most Rewatchable Movies #336 of 557 The Greatest Film Scores 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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#119 of 1,646 The Most Rewatchable Movies #36 of 553 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made #394 of 693 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made

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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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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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#151 of 1,646 The Most Rewatchable Movies #347 of 693 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made #19 of 82 The Best Movies Based on Non-Fiction Books

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Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Sheen

Released: 2000

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Gladiator is a 2000 American-British epic historical drama film directed by Ridley Scott, starring Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Ralf Möller, Oliver Reed, Djimon Hounsou, ...more

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Megan Fox, Shia LaBeouf, Odette Annable

Released: 2007

Directed by: Michael Bay

Transformers is a 2007 American science fiction action film directed by Michael Bay, based on the toy line. An ancient struggle between two Cybertronian races, the heroic Autobots and the evil ...more

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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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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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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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#196 of 568 The Best Animated Films Ever #648 of 923 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #17 of 19 All Of Your Favorite Non-Disney Movies From The '90s

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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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#217 of 568 The Best Animated Films Ever #1,057 of 1,646 The Most Rewatchable Movies #230 of 355 The Best Rainy Day Movies

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Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson

Released: 2000

Directed by: Jay Roach

Meet the Parents is a 2000 American comedy film directed by Jay Roach. Male nurse Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) meets his girlfriend's parents before proposing, but her suspicious father (robert De ...more

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#257 of 1,646 The Most Rewatchable Movies #51 of 114 The Greatest Date Movies of All Time #41 of 1,138 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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#399 of 1,646 The Most Rewatchable Movies #707 of 923 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #191 of 693 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made

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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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#253 of 568 The Best Animated Films Ever #607 of 1,646 The Most Rewatchable Movies #25 of 32 Blockbusters With No Cultural Impact Whatsoever, Ranked

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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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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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