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The Best Universal Studios Movies List  

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List of Universal Studios movies, ranked best to worst, including trailers, genres, and release dates. Universal Studios produced and/or distributed these films, which are listed in alphabetical order and sortable by any column. This is a list of all notable and most famous Universal Studios films, including movie posters when available. It answers the questions, "What movies did Universal Studios produce?" and "What films did Universal Studios distribute?" Movies include everything from The Watcher to One Hundred Men and a Girl. This best Universal Studios movies list displays shorts as well as feature films made by Universal Studios, including theatrical releases, limited releases, and made-for-TV Universal Studios movies. You can also manipulate this list of movies by this production company. (639 Movies)
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Jurassic Park is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Universal Studios Movies List
Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough
Jurassic Park is a 1993 American science fiction adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg. It is the first installment of the Jurassic Park franchise. It is based on the 1990 novel of the ...more

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#3 of 336 'Old' Movies Every Young Person Needs To Watch In Their Lifetimefeaturing 20 Things You Didn't Know About the Jurassic Park Franchiselisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Jaws is an American media franchise that started with a 1974 novel that expanded into four films, a theme park ride, and other tie-in merchandise. The main subject of the franchise is a great ...more
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Rachel Weisz, Brendan Fraser, Patricia Velásquez
The Mummy is a 1999 American fantasy adventure film written and directed by Stephen Sommers and starring Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah, and Kevin J. O'Connor, with Arnold Vosloo in ...more

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#32 of 630 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies #190 of 336 'Old' Movies Every Young Person Needs To Watch In Their Lifetimelisted on The Highest Grossing 90s Movies

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Psycho is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Universal Studios Movies List
Alfred Hitchcock, Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins
Psycho is a 1960 American horror film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The film centers on an encounter between a secretary, Marion Crane, who ends up at a secluded motel after taking money from ...more

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#5 of 257 The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time #9 of 769 The Best Horror Movies of All Time #203 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies

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Boris Karloff, John Boles, Colin Clive
Frankenstein is a 1931 horror monster film from Universal Pictures directed by James Whale and adapted from the play by Peggy Webling, which in turn is based on the novel of the same name by ...more

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#42 of 769 The Best Horror Movies of All Time #89 of 347 The Best Movies Based On Books #29 of 116 The Scariest Giant Monster Movies

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Diana Ross, Frank Welker, Judith Barsi
The Land Before Time is a 1988 American-Irish animated adventure drama film directed and co-produced by Don Bluth and executive produced by Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Kathleen Kennedy, and ...more

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#33 of 600 The Best Animated Films Ever #47 of 336 'Old' Movies Every Young Person Needs To Watch In Their Lifetime #52 of 291 The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry

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Tom Hanks, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ed Harris
Apollo 13 is a 1995 American historical docudrama film directed by Ron Howard. The film stars Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Gary Sinise, and Ed Harris. The screenplay by William Broyles, ...more

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#133 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Moviesfeaturing Things 'Apollo 13' Got Totally Wronglisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Happy Gilmore is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Universal Studios Movies List
Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Julie Bowen
Happy Gilmore is a 1996 sports comedy film directed by Dennis Dugan and produced by Robert Simonds. It stars Adam Sandler as the title character, an unsuccessful ice hockey player who discovers ...more

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#96 of 630 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies #6 of 493 The Funniest '90s Moviesfeaturing 'Happy Gilmore' Is Secretly A Drama About Dealing With Loss And Grief

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Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster
The Fast and the Furious is a 2001 American street racing action film directed by Rob Cohen and starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez and Jordana Brewster. The film is the first ...more

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#36 of 630 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies #525 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Moviesfeaturing 16 Ridiculously Stupid Plot Holes in the Fast and Furious Movies

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Robert Duvall, Gregory Peck, William Windom
To Kill a Mockingbird is a 1962 American drama film directed by Robert Mulligan. The screenplay by Horton Foote was based on the 1960 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name by Harper Lee. ...more

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#100 of 336 'Old' Movies Every Young Person Needs To Watch In Their Lifetimefeaturing 'To Kill a Mockingbird' Quotes That'll Change How You Thinklisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Megan Fox, Shia LaBeouf, Odette Annable
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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#78 of 630 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies #118 of 571 Things That Are Not As Cool As People Think They Arefeaturing All the Transformers In The Michael Bay Transformers Movies

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Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin, Steven Spielberg
The Blues Brothers is a 1980 American musical comedy film directed by John Landis and starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd as "Joliet" Jake and Elwood Blues, characters developed from ...more

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#83 of 630 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies #63 of 336 'Old' Movies Every Young Person Needs To Watch In Their Lifetime #30 of 440 The Funniest '80s Movies

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Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson
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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#333 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #263 of 410 The Best Rainy Day Movies #27 of 1,204 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

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Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Brian Cox
The Bourne Ultimatum is a 2007 American-German action spy thriller film directed by Paul Greengrass loosely based on the Robert Ludlum novel of the same title. The screenplay was written by Tony ...more

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#300 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Moviesfeaturing The Best Characters in the Whole Jason Bourne Franchise, Rankedlisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Alfred Hitchcock, Tippi Hedren, Suzanne Pleshette
The Birds is a 1963 suspense/horror film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, loosely based on the 1952 story "The Birds" by Daphne du Maurier. It depicts Bodega Bay, California, which is, ...more

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#276 of 630 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies #35 of 769 The Best Horror Movies of All Time #350 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies

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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eliza Dushku, Jamie Lee Curtis
True Lies is a 1994 American action-comedy film written and directed by James Cameron, and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis in the lead roles with Tom Arnold, Bill Paxton, ...more

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#88 of 493 The Funniest '90s Movies #102 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movieslisted on The Highest Grossing 90s Movies

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Bela Lugosi, Tod Browning, Carla Laemmle
Dracula is a 1931 vampire-horror film directed by Tod Browning and starring Bela Lugosi as Count Dracula. The film was produced by Universal and is based on the 1924 stage play Dracula by ...more

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#57 of 769 The Best Horror Movies of All Time #71 of 347 The Best Movies Based On Bookslisted on All Vampire Movies: List of Vampire Movies and Vampire Films

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Lon Chaney, Norman Kerry, Mary Philbin
The Phantom of the Opera is a 1925 American silent horror film adaptation of Gaston Leroux's 1910 novel Le Fantôme de l'Opéra, directed by Rupert Julian and starring Lon Chaney, Sr. ...more

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#191 of 769 The Best Horror Movies of All Timefeaturing Every Song in The Phantom of the Opera, Ranked by Singabilitylisted on List of Silent Movies

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Alyson Hannigan, Tara Reid, Shannon Elizabeth
American Pie is a 1999 teen comedy film written by Adam Herz and directed by brothers Paul and Chris Weitz, in their directorial film debut. It is the first film in the American Pie theatrical ...more

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#60 of 304 The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time #14 of 493 The Funniest '90s Moviesfeaturing 'American Pie' Is A Nightmarish Vision Of Late '90s High School Life

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Eminem, Kim Basinger, Brittany Murphy
8 Mile is a 2002 American hip-hop biopic film written by Scott Silver, directed by Curtis Hanson, and starring Eminem, Mekhi Phifer, Brittany Murphy, Michael Shannon and Kim Basinger. The film ...more

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#79 of 304 The Greatest Soundtracks of All Timefeaturing Here's What The Cast Of "8 Mile" Is Up To And Looks Like 15 Years Laterlisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Halle Berry, Elizabeth Taylor, Rosie O'Donnell
The Flintstones is a 1994 American buddy comedy film directed by Brian Levant and written by Tom S. Parker, Jim Jennewein and Steven E. de Souza. A live-action adaptation of the 1960s animated ...more

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#232 of 304 The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time #147 of 376 The Greatest Movie Themes #36 of 113 The Best Movies Based on TV Shows

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Jason Isaacs, Saffron Burrows, Rachel Hurd-Wood
Peter Pan is a 2003 Australian-American-British fantasy film released by Universal Pictures, Columbia Pictures and Revolution Studios. It was the first authorized and faithful film or TV ...more

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#451 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #35 of 78 The Best Film Adaptations of Young Adult Novels #95 of 376 The Greatest Movie Themes

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Alec Baldwin, Fergie, Chris Rock
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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#130 of 600 The Best Animated Films Ever #630 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #129 of 181 The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made

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Kurt Russell, Keith David, John Carpenter
The Thing is a 1982 American science fiction horror film directed by John Carpenter, written by Bill Lancaster, and starring Kurt Russell. The film's title refers to its primary antagonist: a ...more

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#116 of 257 The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time #7 of 769 The Best Horror Movies of All Time #928 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies

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Sean Penn, Ally Sheedy, Clancy Brown
Bad Boys is a 1983 drama film written by Richard Di Lello and directed by Rick Rosenthal.

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