30 Greatest Universal Films

It’s Count Down Time Again!

The rules are simple: if Universal Studios produced or co-produced the film, it is eligible for the list. Any distribution-only films do not count.

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Number 30: Field of Dreams (1989)
Director: Phil Alden Robinson
Cast: Kevin Costner, Amy Madigan, James Earl Jones, Timothy Busfield, Kelly Coffield Park, Frank Whaley, Gaby Hoffmann, Dwier Brown, Fern Persons 

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Number 29: The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005)
Director: Judd Apatow
Cast: Steve Carell, Catherine Keener, Paul Rudd, Romany Malco, Seth Rogen, Jane Lynch, Elizabeth Banks, Leslie Mann, Kat Dennings

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Number 28: Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Director: James Whale
Cast: Boris Karloff, Colin Clive, Valerie Hobson, Ernest Thesiger, Elsa Lanchester, Gavin Gordon, Douglas Walton, Una O’Connor 

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Number 27: Mallrats (1995)
Director: Kevin Smith
Cast: Shannen Doherty, Jeremy London, Jason Lee, Claire Forlani, Ben Affleck, Joey Lauren Adams, Renee Humphrey, Jason Mewes, Ethan Suplee, Kevin Smith, Priscilla Barnes, Michael Rooker

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Number 26: Jarhead (2005)
Director: Sam Mendes
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard, Jamie Foxx, Chris Cooper, Brian Geraghty, Lucas Black

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Number 25: The Mummy (1999)
Director: Stephen Sommers
Cast: Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah, Arnold Vosloo, Kevin J. O’Connor, Jonathan Hyde, Oded Fehr

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Number 24: Scarface (1983)
Director: Brian De Palma
Cast: Al Pacino, Steven Bauer, Michelle Pfeiffer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio , Paul Shenar, Robert Loggia 

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Number 23: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
Director: Terry Gilliam
Cast: Johnny Depp, Benicio del Toro, Tobey Maguire, Ellen Barkin, Gary Busey, Christina Ricci, Mark Harmon, Cameron Diaz

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Number 22: Apollo 13 (1995)
Director: Ron Howard
Cast: Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Gary Sinise, Ed Harris

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Number 21: The Blues Brothers (1980)
Director: John Landis
Cast: John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd

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Number 20: Army Of Darkness (1992)
Director: Sam Raimi
Cast: Bruce Campbell, Embeth Davidtz, Marcus Gilbert, Richard Grove, Timothy Patrick Quill, Michael Earl Reid, Bridget Fonda

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Number 19: National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978)
Director: John Landis
Cast: John Belushi, Tim Matheson, John Vernon, Verna Bloom, Thomas Hulce, Donald Sutherland

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Number 18: A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Director: Ron Howard
Cast: Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Paul Bettany, Adam Goldberg, Judd Hirsch, Josh Lucas, Anthony Rapp, Christopher Plummer

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Number 17: To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
Director: Robert Mulligan
Cast: Gregory Peck, Mary Badham, Phillip Alford, John Megna, Ruth White, Paul Fix, Brock Peters, Frank Overton

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Number 16: The Bourne Identity (2002)
Director: Doug Liman
Cast: Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Chris Cooper, Clive Owen, Brian Cox
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Number 15: American Pie (1999)
Director: Paul Weitz and Chris Weitz
Cast: Jason Biggs, Shannon Elizabeth, Alyson Hannigan, Chris Klein
Natasha Lyonne, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Tara Reid, Seann William Scott, Mena Suvari, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Eugene Levy

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Number 14: Inglorious Basterds (2009)
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, Michael Fassbender, Eli Roth, Diane Kruger, Daniel Brühl, Til Schweiger, Mélanie Laurent

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Number 13: Born On The Fourth Of July (1989)
Director: Oliver Stone
Cast: Tom Cruise, Kyra Sedgwick, Raymond J. Barry, Jerry Levine, Frank Whaley, Willem Dafoe

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Number 12: The Thing (1982)
Director: John Carpenter
Cast:  Kurt Russell, Keith David, A. Wilford Brimley, T.K. Carter, Richard Dysart

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Number 11: Furious 7 (2015)
Director: James Wan
Cast: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Bridges, Jordana Brewster, Djimon Hounsou, Kurt Russell, Jason Statham

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Number 10: Despicable Me (2010)
Directors: Pierre Coffin & Chris Renaud
Cast: Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Kristen Wiig, Miranda Cosgrove, Will Arnett, Julie Andrews

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Number 9: Bridesmaids (2011)
Director: Paul Feig
Cast: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ellie Kemper, Chris O’Dowd, Jill Clayburgh

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Number 8: Gladiator (2000)
Director: Ridley Scott
Cast: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed, Derek Jacobi, Djimon Hounsou, Richard Harris

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Number 8: The Breakfast Club (1985)
Director: John Hughes
Cast: Emilio Estevez, Paul Gleason, Anthony Michael Hall, John Kapelos, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy

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Number 7: E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (1982)
Director: Steven Speilberg
Cast: Henry Thomas, Robert MacNaughton, Drew Barrymore , Dee Wallace, Peter Coyote

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Number 5: The Birds (1963)
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Cast: Rod Taylor, Tippi Hedren, Jessica Tandy, Suzanne Pleshette, Veronica Cartwright

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Number 4: Schindler’s List (1993)
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes, Caroline Goodall, Jonathan Sagall, Embeth Davidtz

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Number 3: Jurassic Park (1993)
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough, Bob Peck, Martin Ferrero, B.D. Wong, Samuel L. Jackson, Wayne Knight, Joseph Mazzello, Ariana Richards

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Number 2: Back To The Future (1985)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Cast: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover, Thomas F. Wilson

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Number 1: Jaws (1975)
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton


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Rebecca Seghini

Rebecca Seghini

Author/Designer at The Film Magazine
Film and media graduate, Disney obsessed, Sci-Fi and Fantasy nerd and I love a good musical. I consider The Wizard of Oz to be the greatest movie of all time. I am also a massive Lord of the Rings, Batman and Star Wars fan girl. Basically, I will give pretty much anything a watch. My life goals are to one day have Disney perfect hair and to cover myself in movie related tattoos
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