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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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  • 1
    Shrek
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    Shrek

    Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy

    Released2001

    Directed byAndrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson

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  • 2
    Shrek 2
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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
  • 3
    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 Wikipedia
  • 4
    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 Wikipedia
  • 5
    Kung Fu Panda
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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
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    Saving Private Ryan
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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 set during the Invasion of Normandy... more on Wikipedia

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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 Wikipedia
  • 8
    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 Wikipedia

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  • 9
    Gladiator
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    Gladiator

    Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix

    Released2000

    Directed byRidley Scott

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  • 10
    Catch Me If You Can
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    Catch Me If You Can

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Amy Adams

    Released2002

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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  • 11
    Cast Away
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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

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  • 12
    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 Wikipedia

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  • 13
    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 Wikipedia

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  • 14
    She's the Man
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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
  • 15
    Meet the Parents
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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
  • 16
    The Help
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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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  • 17
    Shutter Island
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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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  • 18
    Transformers
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    Transformers

    Megan Fox, Shia LaBeouf

    Released2007

    Directed byMichael Bay

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  • 19
    Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas
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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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  • 20
    Meet the Fockers
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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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  • 21
    Real Steel
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    Real Steel

    Hugh Jackman, Evangeline Lilly

    Released2011

    Directed byShawn Levy

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  • 22
    Galaxy Quest
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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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  • 23
    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 Wikipedia
  • 24
    Small Soldiers
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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 Mind
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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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