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Transforming your living room into your very own cinema, snuggling up with a bowl of popcorn, and nestling down to watch a family film together is one of the most wholesome and enjoyable ways to spend time with your kids. For me, there really is no better bonding experience. Once that movie is on, the outside world and all of the worries of the day disappear, leaving only the sweet joy of quality family time. 

My kids and I are HUGE fans of all things DreamWorks. There’s just something about their unmatched ability to capture both humor and important moral lessons within an adventurous, brilliantly animated storyline that keeps us coming back again and again. Whether it’s classics like Shrek and Spirit or the more modern Abominable and Boss Baby, DreamWorks has something to appeal to every audience, so you’ll never be stuck for choice. 

Keep reading below to find every single Dreamworks movie ever made!

1. Antz (1998)

2. The Prince of Egypt (1998)

After Yocheved, a Jewish mother who fears for the safety of her newborn son surrenders him to the Nile, he is adopted by the Queen, who later names him Moses. The Prince of Egypt follows the story of Moses and his power to influence the fate of an entire kingdom. With spectacular visuals and a compelling tale, it’s no wonder this movie is a favorite for many.

3. The Road to El Dorado (2000)

4. Chicken Run (2000)

5. Shrek (2001)

The first addition to a fantastic franchise, Shrek is widely regarded as one of the best Dreamworks films of all time. When Shrek, the antisocial and fiercely territorial orge, suddenly loses his beloved swamp as a result of Lord Farquaad, he is forced into rescuing Princess Fiona from a dragon-guarded tower. A seemingly perfect plan that soon goes astray! Filled with funny and moral lessons, Shrek is one of the best Dreamworks movies to watch with kids.


6. Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)

7. Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003)

8. Shrek 2 (2004)

Following the unexpected adventures of the first movie, Shrek now lives a peaceful life with his new wife Fiona after conquering the fire dragon and Lord Farquaad to win her heart. But when the newlyweds visit Fiona’s home in the kingdom of Far-far-away, their orge-like appearances are met with shock, disgust, and outrage, leading to an ambush against Shrek. Filled with just as much fun and adventure as the first (if not more), this movie is undoubtedly one of DreamWork’s best!


10. Madagascar (2005)

11. The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit is consistently ranked first among top-rated Dreamworks films on websites like IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes, and for a good reason! This is a film about a good-natured inventor named Wallace and his super-smart dog, Gromit, who are both on a mission to save their hometown from the scourge of rabbits in time for the annual vegetable competition. The film is undoubtedly one of the best Dreamworks films, with stunning animation techniques and a truly bizarre adventure!

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12. Over the Hedge (2006)

13. Flushed Away (2006)

14. Shrek the Third (2007)

15. Bee Movie (2007)

16. Kung Fu Panda (2008)

When asked about their favorite DreamWorks movie, many people will tell you it’s Kung Fu Panda, and it comes as no surprise! 

When Po, the laziest person in the valley, is presented with the opportunity to live out his kung fu dream thanks to an ancient prophecy, he is met with disbelief and anger from both his teacher and fellow students. Things quickly change when the terrible snow leopard Tai Lung escapes from prison, planning to destroy the valley, and the hero picked to battle him is none other than Po!


17. Trolls (2016)

18. Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)

19. How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

The plot follows Hiccup, a Viking youngster who lives on the island of Berk, where fighting dragons is a way of life. An outcast on the island, Hiccup befriends a dragon he later names Toothless and forms a relationship that has a profound impact on his life.

How to Train Your Dragon features a stunningly rich screenplay and spectacular visuals, which has helped it become one of the best Dreamworks films in the studio’s history.

20. Shrek Forever After (2010)

21. Megamind (2010)

22. Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)

Building on the first movie’s success, Kung Fu Panda 2 is among the top-rated Dreamworks movies. After securing his dream life as the Kung Fu master, Po is busy protecting the valley with his fellow kung fu sisters and brothers. However, Po’s new life is suddenly threatened by the appearance of a terrible dark force that wields an unstoppable weapon to conquer China that only Po and The Furious Five can destroy. With stunning animation and impressive character developments, the movie will go down as one of the greatest Dreamworks animation movies of all time.

23. Puss in Boots (2011)

24. Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (2012)

25. Rise of the Guardians (2012)

26. The Croods (2013)

The Croods is a tale revolving around the only surviving family in the dangerous prehistoric world of beasts and catastrophes. Featuring excellent animation, tons of adventure, and a great story about the trials and tribulations of family life, The Croods should definitely be on your to-watch list!  

27. Turbo (2013)

28. Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)

29. The Boss Baby 2: Family Business (2021)

30. Penguins of Madagascar (2014)

31. Home (II) (2015)

32. Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)

33. Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa is a great addition to a family-favorite trilogy. Following the events of the first film, zoo animals Alex, Marty, Melman, Gloria, the Penguin squad, and chimps Mason and Phil prepare to return to New York following their adventure in Madagascar. However, their plane runs out of fuel on the route back to the United States, forcing them to crash in Africa. When the gang arrives at a wildlife reserve, they are delighted to see other members of their species. But little do they know they are about to embark on another dangerous and fascinating adventure!

34. The Boss Baby (2017)

35. Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017)

36. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019)

37. Abominable (2019)

If you’re after a movie that effortlessly integrates messages about family, friendship, self-discovery, and awareness of environmental protection, Abominable is for you. The film tells the story of a girl named Yi living in Shanghai, who accidentally discovers a Yeti named Everest and her journey to help Everest find a way home and escape from the pursuit of the tycoon Burnish. Packed with adventure, Abominable is among the best Dreamworks movies for every family. 


38. Trolls World Tour (2020)

39. The Croods: A New Age (2020)

40. Spirit Riding Untamed (2021)

41. How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

The film is the dramatic second installment of an epic trilogy. After a new quest brings Hiccup and Toothless to a hidden cave filled with hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, they find themselves trapped in the middle of a war. Hiccup and Toothless must band together to fight for what they believe in and admit that they have the power to change both of their futures if they work together. The film is unquestionably one of the best Dreamworks films on friendship, eloquently depicting Hiccup and Toothless’ relationship.

42. The Bad Guys (2022)

43. Puss in Boots: The Last Wish (2022)

44. The TrollsTopia Movie (2023)

And that’s a wrap! 44 adventure-packed movies on this DreamWorks Movie Checklist perfect for your family movie night!

Do you and your kids have a favorite DreamWorks movie? I’d love to hear all about it – let me know in the comments!


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