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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

Released: 1993

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

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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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

Released: 1999

Directed by: Stephen Sommers

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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#105 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #5 of 99 The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Timelisted 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

Released: 1960

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

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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Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster

Released: 2001

Directed by: Rob Cohen

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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Megan Fox, Shia LaBeouf, Odette Annable

Released: 2007

Directed by: Michael Bay

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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#921 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #78 of 165 The Greatest Comic Book Movies of All Time All the Transformers In The Michael Bay Transformers Movies

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Tom Hanks, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ed Harris

Released: 1995

Directed by: Ron Howard

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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#53 of 599 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made #115 of 460 The Most Quotable Movies of All Timelisted 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

Released: 1996

Directed by: Dennis Dugan

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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Boris Karloff, John Boles, Colin Clive

Released: 1931

Directed by: James Whale

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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Robert Duvall, Gregory Peck, William Windom

Released: 1962

Directed by: Robert Mulligan

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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Diana Ross, Frank Welker, Judith Barsi

Released: 1988

Directed by: Don Bluth

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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#30 of 590 The Best Animated Films Ever #120 of 571 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked

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Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin, Steven Spielberg

Released: 1980

Directed by: John Landis

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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#82 of 624 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies #99 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #53 of 508 The Best Duos of All Time

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Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson

Released: 2000

Directed by: Jay Roach

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 #125 of 803 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made #30 of 1,196 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

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Lon Chaney, Norman Kerry, Mary Philbin

Released: 1925

Directed by: Lon Chaney, Edward Sedgwick, Rupert Julian, Ernst Laemmle

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 799 The Best Horror Movies Of All Time Every Song in The Phantom of the Opera, Ranked by Singabilitylisted on List of Silent Movies

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Bela Lugosi, Tod Browning, Carla Laemmle

Released: 1931

Directed by: Tod Browning, Karl Freund

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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#71 of 351 The Best Movies Based On Books #45 of 116 The Scariest Giant Monster Movies

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Eminem, Kim Basinger, Brittany Murphy

Released: 2002

Directed by: Curtis Hanson

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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Halle Berry, Elizabeth Taylor, Rosie O'Donnell

Released: 1994

Directed by: Brian Levant

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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#163 of 302 The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time #36 of 114 The Best Movies Based on TV Shows #142 of 395 The Greatest Movie Themes

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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eliza Dushku, Jamie Lee Curtis

Released: 1994

Directed by: James Cameron

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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#102 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #7 of 99 The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Timelisted on The Highest Grossing 90s Movies

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Jason Isaacs, Saffron Burrows, Rachel Hurd-Wood

Released: 2003

Directed by: P. J. Hogan

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 #8 of 41 The Greatest Live Action Fairy Tale Movies

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Alfred Hitchcock, Tippi Hedren, Suzanne Pleshette

Released: 1963

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

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 624 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies #35 of 799 The Best Horror Movies Of All Time

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Alyson Hannigan, Tara Reid, Shannon Elizabeth

Released: 1999

Directed by: Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz

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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Alec Baldwin, Fergie, Chris Rock

Released: 2008

Directed by: Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath

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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#132 of 590 The Best Animated Films Ever #630 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies

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Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Brian Cox

Released: 2007

Directed by: Paul Greengrass

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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Sean Penn, Ally Sheedy, Clancy Brown

Released: 1983

Directed by: Rick Rosenthal

Bad Boys is a 1983 drama film written by Richard Di Lello and directed by Rick Rosenthal.

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Kurt Russell, Keith David, John Carpenter

Released: 1982

Directed by: 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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