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[=PolyGram=] Filmed Entertainment was a film company created by the people at the [=PolyGram=] music company as a way to get into film production and create a viable European competitor to the UsefulNotes/{{Hollywood}} studios, which it managed to achieve. Over its decade-long existence, the company managed to produce and distribute many successful UK productions (bringing people such as Hugh Grant and Richard Curtis into worldwide fame) and producing a number of American films, occasionally in joint ventures with Creator/{{Disney}}, Creator/WarnerBros and Creator/{{Universal}}. Indeed, they co-owned Creator/GramercyPictures with Universal in the 1990s, though it went under in 2000.

In 1998, after the financial failures of ''Film/TheBigLebowski'' and ''[[Series/BarneyAndFriends Barney's Great Adventure]]'', [=PolyGram=] sold the studio to Seagram (then owners of Universal). [[SoWhatDoWeDoNow Since Seagram had no idea on what to do with two studios]], Seagram proceeded to slowly wind down the studio's operations, first by selling off the majority of its pre-1996 film holdings (which included the pre-1993 Creator/CastleRockEntertainment back catalog, the Hemdale Film Corporation catalog and Nelson Entertainment's library holdings) to Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer, and, after failing to find a buyer, absorbed what remained of [=PolyGram=] Films to Universal.

[=PolyGram=] had previously ventured into films in the early '80s, but this venture went nowhere despite successes such as ''Film/AnAmericanWerewolfInLondon'' and ''Film/{{Flashdance}}''.

!! Films produced or distributed by [=PolyGram=] include:

* ''Film/AnAmericanWerewolfInLondon'' (1981)
* ''Film/EndlessLove'' (1981)
* ''Theatre/AChorusLine'' (1985)
* ''Film/{{Batman}}'' (1989)
** ''Film/BatmanReturns'' (1992)
** ''Film/BatmanForever'' (1995)
** ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' (1997, the [[FranchiseKiller last Batman movie of that continuity]], all 4 Batman films were produced with Creator/WarnerBros)
* ''Film/WildAtHeart'' (1990)
* ''Film/{{Candyman}}'' and [[Film/CandymanFarewellToTheFlesh its first sequel]] (1992, 1995)
* ''Film/ReservoirDogs'' (1992) -- international distribution
* ''Posse'' (1993)
* ''Film/{{Kalifornia}}'' (1993)
* ''Film/DazedAndConfused'' (1993)
* ''Film/TheHudsuckerProxy'' (1994)
* ''Film/FourWeddingsAndAFuneral'' (1994)
* ''Film/{{Nell}}'' (1994)
* ''Film/ShallowGrave'' (1995)
* ''Film/TheUsualSuspects'' (1995)
* ''Film/CanadianBacon'' (1995)
* ''Film/MrHollandsOpus'' (1995)
* ''Film/TwelveMonkeys'' (1995)
* ''Literature/{{Trainspotting}}'' (1996)
* ''Film/{{Fargo}}'' (1996)
* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000: The Movie'' (1996)
* ''Film/BarbWire'' (1996)
* ''Film/{{Kazaam}}'' (1996)
* ''Film/{{Sleepers}}'' (1996)
* ''Film/{{Bean}}'' (1997)
* ''Film/TheGame'' (1997)
* ''Film/ALifeLessOrdinary'' (1997)
* ''Film/{{The Borrowers|1997}}'' (1997)
* ''The Gingerbread Man'' (1998)
* ''Film/TheBigLebowski'' (1998)
* ''Film/TheLastDaysOfDisco'' (1998)
* ''Film/WhatDreamsMayCome'' (1998)
* ''Film/NottingHill'' (1999)
* ''Film/ArlingtonRoad'' (1999)
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