My Top 10 Favorite Dreamworks Movies

One of my favorite YouTubers is Schaffrillas Productions. He makes wonderfully edited and funny YouTube poops and analysis videos. He just did a huge ranking of all the Dreamworks movies which inspired me to make this list. Instead of a full ranking this is a top 10 list because it would’ve taken too long to rank all of them. These are also my personal picks.

Honorable Mention: Flushed Away

10. How to Train Your Dragon 2: Despite the weak villain there was still great stuff. I think Stoick’s death was really effective because we had a previous movie to flesh him out. I also like how badass Hiccup has become compared to the first one.

9. How to Train Your Dragon: The relationship between Hiccup and Toothless is really great and genuine. I think having Toothless act like a cat is a creative and fresh new take on dragons (especially for a cat person like me). The flying scenes are also beautiful.

8. Shrek: There are lot of adult jokes and ones that poke fun at Disney here. Mike Myers and Eddie Murphy work off each other wonderfully as Shrek and Donkey. The Fiona twist is clever and the conclusion is a well-done subversion of Disney.

7. Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie: I’ve already talked about how much I love this movie in a review so I’ll say my quick thoughts. It’s really funny and clever and a love letter to the original series.   

6. The Prince of Egypt: The scale of the movie is huge, epic and grand. It’s also the most adult of the movies. The songs are epic and catchy especially the plagues song and the relationship between Moses and Ramese is tragic, complex, and genuine.

4/5. Chicken Run: Couldn’t decide which Aardman movie was better so both are tied. The first Dreamworks movie I ever saw. The idea of combining a prison escape story with a chicken farm is both unique, clever, funny and dark. The characters are likeable, the stop motion animation is astonishing.

4/5. Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit: After three shorts the duo finally got their own movie. Even though this has a longer running time It still has the same heart, humor, and innocence the shorts had. The twist with the Were Rabbit is clever and also really funny especially when you find out who it is.  

3. Kung Fu Panda: The Kung Fu Panda trilogy is my favorite Dreamworks series. There first movie was awesome. Jack Black is wonderful as Po and I like how he becomes stronger throughout the movie instead of being strong to begin with (unlike Mulan 2020!). Both the action and music mix well together and the emotional moments are well done.

2. Shrek 2: These next two are top tier movies to me. Shrek 2 is just a perfect sequel. The relationship between Shrek and Fiona is at its best here and I really wanted them to stay together. The new characters are great, the Fairy Godmother is a great villain. Even the soundtrack is great, especially I need a Hero sung by the Fairy Godmother.

1. Kung Fu Panda 2: What makes a great sequel to me are a darker and edgier tone and a villain that has a personal tie to the main character. KFP2 fits all those critiques. The action is bigger and emotional scenes are more emotional. Lord Shen is one of my favorite villains of all time from his deisgn, voice, and like I said his connection to Po. It’s one of my favorite sequels of all time and my favorite Dreamworks movie.

What are your favorite Dreamworks movies?

One comment

  1. Miles Ndukwe · December 18, 2020

    I also caught that Schaffrillas Productions ranking, and this is a pretty solid top 10 (thanks for the Flushed Away honorable mention)!


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