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The Best DreamWorks Movies

Updated April 14, 2020 137.0k votes 1.7k voters 100.2k views135 items

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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  • Shrek1
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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 Wikipedia

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  • Shrek 22
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    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 Wikipedia
  • The Prince of Egypt3
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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 Wikipedia
  • The Road to El Dorado4
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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 Wikipedia

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  • Kung Fu Panda5
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    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 Wikipedia
  • Saving Private Ryan6
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    Saving Private Ryan

    Tom Hanks, Matt Damon

    Released1998

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    Saving Private Ryan is a 1998 American epic drama war film directed by Steven Spielberg. Set... more on Wikipedia

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  • Madagascar7
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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 Wikipedia
  • Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron8
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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 Wikipedia

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    #285 of 399 The Best Western Movies Ever Made#38 of 88 Animated Movies That Make You Cry The Most

  • Gladiator9
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    Gladiator

    Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix

    Released2000

    Directed byRidley Scott

    Gladiator is a 2000 American-British epic historical drama film directed by Ridley Scott,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Catch Me If You Can10
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    Catch Me If You Can

    Tom Hanks, Leonardo DiCaprio

    Released2002

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    Catch Me If You Can is a 2002 American biographical crime drama film based on the life of... more on Wikipedia

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  • Cast Away11
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    Cast Away

    Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt

    Released2000

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

    Cast Away is a 2000 American adventure drama film directed and produced by Robert Zemeckis and... more on Wikipedia
  • Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa12
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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 Wikipedia

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    #467 of 925 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films#443 of 1,540 The Most Rewatchable Movies

  • How to Train Your Dragon13
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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 Wikipedia
  • The Help14
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    The Help

    Emma Stone, Jessica Chastain

    Released2011

    Directed byTate Taylor

    The Help is a 2011 American period drama film directed and written by Tate Taylor, and adapted... more on Wikipedia

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  • She's the Man15
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    She's the Man

    Amanda Bynes, Channing Tatum

    Released2006

    Directed byAndy Fickman

    She's the Man is a 2006 American romantic comedy film directed by Andy Fickman, inspired by... more on Wikipedia

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  • Shutter Island16
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    Shutter Island

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Michelle Williams

    Released2010

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

    Shutter Island is a 2010 American psychological thriller film directed by Martin Scorsese. The... more on Wikipedia

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    #5 of 242 The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time#46 of 170 The Most Utterly Depressing Movies Ever Made

  • Transformers17
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    Transformers

    Megan Fox, Shia LaBeouf

    Released2007

    Directed byMichael Bay

    Transformers is a 2007 American science fiction action film directed by Michael Bay, based on... more on Wikipedia

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  • Meet the Parents18
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    Meet the Parents

    Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller

    Released2000

    Directed byJay Roach

    Meet the Parents is a 2000 American comedy film directed by Jay Roach. Male nurse Greg Focker... more on Wikipedia
  • Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas19
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    Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas

    Brad Pitt, Michelle Pfeiffer

    Released2003

    Directed byTim Johnson, Patrick Gilmore

    Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas is a 2003 American animated swashbuckling fantasy comedy... more on Wikipedia

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    #197 of 553 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made#12 of 46 The Best Family Movies Streaming on Hulu

  • Meet the Fockers20
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    Meet the Fockers

    Robert De Niro, Barbra Streisand

    Released2004

    Directed byJay Roach

    Meet the Fockers is a 2004 American comedy film directed by Jay Roach and the sequel to Meet... more on Wikipedia

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    #193 of 836 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made#106 of 355 The Best Rainy Day Movies

  • Galaxy Quest21
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    Galaxy Quest

    Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman

    Released1999

    Directed byDean Parisot

    Galaxy Quest is a 1999 American science fiction action comedy film directed by Dean Parisot... more on Wikipedia

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  • Over the Hedge22
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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 Wikipedia
  • Small Soldiers23
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    Small Soldiers

    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Kirsten Dunst

    Released1998

    Directed byJoe Dante

    Small Soldiers is a 1998 American science fiction action film directed by Joe Dante. The film... more on Wikipedia

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  • A Beautiful Mind24
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    A Beautiful Mind

    Jennifer Connelly, Russell Crowe

    Released2001

    Directed byRon Howard

    A Beautiful Mind is a 2001 American biographical drama film based on the life of John Nash, a... more on Wikipedia

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  • Real Steel25
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    Real Steel

    Hugh Jackman, Evangeline Lilly

    Released2011

    Directed byShawn Levy

    Real Steel is a 2011 film directed by Shawn Levy.

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