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One of the big six movie studios, formed in 1935 after a merger of William Fox's Fox Film Corp. and Daryl Zanuck's 20th Century Pictures, Inc. Currently owned by [[RupertMurdoch 21st Century Fox]] and run by honcho Chase Carey.

Well known for its {{Fanfare}} composed by Music/AlfredNewman, which has essentially become the unofficial ThemeTune of the motion picture industry. And, of course, its [[IconicLogo logo]]—inherited from 20th Century Pictures—the studio's name as a giant structure surrounded by searchlights (most recently revised in 2009, as of ''Film/{{Avatar}}'').

In its day, Fox was considered one of the most prestigious of the Hollywood studios, known for its musicals (especially in the 1940s with Betty Grable), and prestige biographies (such as Creator/JohnFord's ''Young Mr. Lincoln'' [1939]). Fox Studios also capitalized on its association with Creator/ShirleyTemple after the mid-1930s—singlehandedly, she made over $20 million for Fox in the late 1930s. The studio was distinguished by its glossy production values and sharp-focused, high-contrast cinematography.

In the 1950s, alongside more standard dramatic fare, it produced a series of Creator/RodgersAndHammerstein musicals and well-regarded biblical epics, hoping to stave off the threat of television by the sheer size of its productions. Unfortunately, this strategy proved wildly inconsistent in results, the grotesquely overpriced ''Film/{{Cleopatra}}'' would have nearly bankrupted the studio if the marathon musical ''Film/TheSoundOfMusic'' hadn't become the studio's most profitable film until the advent of ''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars]]''. Furthermore, the strategy then backfired spectacularly when the studio attempted to duplicate that success by producing three expensive, large-scale musicals over a period of three years: ''Film/DoctorDolittle'' (1967), ''Star!'' (1968) and ''HelloDolly!'' (1969). All were released amid massive pre-release publicity and all lost equally massive amounts of money for the studio that could have sunk the studio again if it weren't for the spectacular success of the hit SF series, ''Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes'', starting in 1968 to keep it afloat. The result was that several top studio executives, including the company founder's son, Richard Zanuck, lost their jobs, and the studio itself went into such dire financial straits that it produced only one picture for the entire calendar year of 1970. Eventually by 1977, there were moves to have the studio sold off and perhaps dismantled, but that was the year a little, seemingly absurd, film called ''Star Wars'' exploded into popular culture. 20th Century Fox was the first major studio to embrace the then-new medium of home video through a deal with Creator/MagneticVideo, which Fox would subsequently fully acquire as a subsidiary; its ''Hello Dolly!'' was the first film released on home video in the U.S.

As of late, unfortunately, the studio has also become notorious for making established franchises into movies [[TheyJustDidntCare and rewriting/ruining them]]. They've also become hated among movie buffs for what they perceive to be monumental levels of ExecutiveMeddling and a focus on profit over creativity, with Fox studio executives having more control over a film's production than the director does. Witness, for example, how the sets of ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'' were repainted without the director's permission or even knowledge. Or their utter mangling of ''Babylon A.D.'', which saw over ''fifteen minutes'' being cut out in the editing room, leaving behind such an incomprehensible mess that its director disowned it. Or how they brought in the editor to re-shoot several scenes for ''Film/{{Hitman}}'', again without telling the director. Or...
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!!Films Produced (Incomplete list; includes Fox Searchlight Pictures)
[[index]]
* ''Film/TwelveYearsASlave''
* ''[[Film/TwentySevenDresses 27 Dresses]]''
* ''Film/TwentyEightDaysLater''
** ''Film/TwentyEightWeeksLater''
* ''Film/FiveHundredDaysOfSummer''
* ''Film/TheAbyss''
* ''Film/{{Alien}}''
** ''Film/{{Aliens}}''
** ''Film/{{Alien 3}}''
** ''Film/AlienResurrection''
** ''Film/{{Prometheus}}''
* ''Film/AlienVsPredator''
* ''Film/AllAboutEve''
* ''Film/AllThatJazz''
* ''Film/AlvinAndTheChipmunks''
* ''Film/{{Anastasia}}'' (1956)
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}}'' (1997)
* ''Film/AtLongLastLove''
* ''Film/{{Avatar}}'' (which debuted the current logo pictured above)
* ''Film/BabysDayOut''
* ''Film/BachelorParty''
* ''Film/BartonFink''
* ''Film/BatmanTheMovie''
* ''Film/{{Bedazzled 1967}}''
* ''Film/{{Bedazzled 2000}}''
* ''Film/TheBestExoticMarigoldHotel''
* ''Film/BeyondTheValleyOfTheDolls''
* ''Film/{{Big}}''
* ''Film/BigMommasHouse''
* ''Film/BigTroubleInLittleChina''
* ''Film/{{Birdman}}''
* ''Film/BlackSwan''
* Creator/BlueSkyStudios productions:
** The ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'' movies
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Robots}}''
** ''Literature/HortonHearsAWho''
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Rio}}''
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Epic}}''
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Rio 2}}''
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Peanuts}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife''
* ''Film/{{Borat}}''
* ''Film/{{Braveheart}}'' (with Creator/{{Paramount}}; outside U.S. and Canada only)
* ''Film/BrideWars''
* ''Film/BreakingAway''
* ''Film/BroadcastNews''
* ''Film/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''
* ''Film/BusStop''
* ''Film/ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid''
* ''Film/TheCannonballRun'' (home video release distributed by Creator/WarnerBros)
* ''Film/CastAway'' (with Creator/{{Dreamworks}})
* ''Film/CemeteryMan''
* Both incarnations of ''Film/CheaperByTheDozen''
* ''Film/{{Chronicle}}''
* ''Film/{{Cleopatra}}'' (1963)
* ''Film/{{Cocoon}}''
* ''Film/{{Commando}}''
* ''Theatre/TheCrucible''
* ''Film/DamnationAlley''
* ''Film/DateNight''
* ''Literature/DavidCopperfield'' (1969)
* ''Film/TheDayAfterTomorrow''
* ''Film/TheDayTheEarthStoodStill1951''
* ''Film/DemetriusAndTheGladiators''
* ''Film/TheDevilWearsPrada''
* ''Theatre/TheDiaryOfAnneFrank''
* ''Franchise/DieHard''
** ''Film/DieHard''
** ''Film/DieHard2''
** ''Film/DieHardWithAVengeance''[[note]]A co-production with Cinergi, this was distributed outside the U.S. by Disney, making it the only installment in the series where Fox wasn't responsible for that.[[/note]]
** ''Film/LiveFreeOrDieHard''
** ''Film/AGoodDayToDieHard''
* ''Film/TheDiscreetCharmOfTheBourgeoisie'' (Distributed American subtitled version).
* ''Film/DoctorDolittle'' (1968)
** ''Film/DrDolittle'' (1998 remake and its sequels)
* ''Film/DonnieDarko'' (home video release only)
* ''Film/DownWithLove''
* ''Film/DragonballEvolution''
* Creator/DreamworksAnimation (2013-present)
** ''WesternAnimation/TheCroods'' (and its sequel, scheduled for 2017)
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Turbo}}''
** ''WesternAnimation/MrPeabodyAndSherman''
** ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon2''
** ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar''
** ''Film/{{Home}}''
** ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda 3''
** ''Literature/CaptainUnderpants''
** ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon 3''
** ''WesternAnimation/PussInBoots 2: Nine Lives''
* ''Film/TheDriver''
* ''Film/{{Drumline}}''
* ''Film/DudeWheresMyCar''
* ''Film/EdwardScissorhands''
* ''Film/ExodusGodsAndKings''
* ''Film/TheFabulousBakerBoys''
* ''Film/TheFamilyStone''
* The ''Film/FantasticFour'' movies (2005-present, even after Creator/{{Disney}} bought Creator/MarvelComics in 2009)
** ''Film/FantasticFour2015'' (reboot of the 2005 film)
* ''WesternAnimation/FantasticMrFox''
* ''Film/FantasticVoyage''
* ''Literature/AFarewellToArms''
* ''Film/TheFaultInOurStars''
* ''WesternAnimation/FernGullyTheLastRainforest''
* ''Film/FightClub''
* ''Film/TheFly''
** ''Film/TheFly1958''
** ''Film/TheFly1986''
*** ''Film/TheFlyII''
* ''Film/FreddyGotFingered''
* ''Film/TheFrenchConnection''
* ''Film/GentlemansAgreement''
* ''Literature/GentlemenPreferBlondes''
* ''Film/TheGhostAndMrsMuir''
* ''Film/TheGirlCantHelpIt''
* ''Film/TheGirlNextDoor''
* ''Film/GiveMyRegardsToBroadStreet''
* ''Film/{{Glitter}}'' (with Creator/ColumbiaPictures)
* ''Film/GrandCanyon''
* ''Literature/TheGrapesOfWrath''
* ''Film/TheGreatWhiteHype''
* ''Film/TheHappening''
* ''Film/TheHeartbreakKid'' (1972)
* ''Film/TheHeat''
* ''Literature/{{Heidi}}''
* ''Theatre/HelloDolly''
* ''Film/{{Highlander}}''[[note]]The franchise went to other distributors after the first movie.[[/note]]
* ''Film/HistoryOfTheWorldPartOne''
* The ''Film/HomeAlone'' movies
* ''Film/HopeFloats''
* ''Film/HotShots''
** ''Film/HotShotsPartDeux''
* ''Literature/HowGreenWasMyValley''
* ''Film/HowToMarryAMillionaire''
* ''Film/TheHustler''
* ''Film/IRobot''
* ''Film/IWasAMaleWarBride''
* ''Film/{{Idiocracy}}''
* ''Film/IndependenceDay''
* ''Film/TheInnocents''
* ''Film/TheInternship''
* ''Film/JennifersBody''
* ''Film/JingleAllTheWay''
* ''Film/JohnTuckerMustDie''
* ''Film/JohnnyDangerously''
* ''Film/{{Jumper}}''
* ''Film/JustMarried''
* ''Theatre/TheKingAndI'' (1956)
* ''Film/TheKingOfComedy''
* ''Film/KingdomOfHeaven''
* ''[[ComicBook/TheSecretService Kingsman: The Secret Service]]''
* ''Film/KnightAndDay''
* ''Film/LakePlacid''
* ''Film/TheLastKingOfScotland''
* ''Literature/{{Laura}}''
* ''Film/LeaveHerToHeaven''
* ''Film/LessThanZero''
* ''Film/ALetterToThreeWives''
* ''Literature/LifeOfPi''
* ''Film/{{Lincoln}}'' (with Creator/TouchstonePictures and Creator/{{Dreamworks}})
* ''Film/LittleMissSunshine''
* ''Film/TheLongHotSummer''
* ''Film/TheLongestDay''
* ''Film/LoveAndOtherDrugs''
* ''Film/{{Machete}}''
* ''Film/{{Magic}}''
* ''Film/TheManWithOneRedShoe''
* ''Film/TheManhattanProject''
* ''Film/{{Mannequin}}'' (first film distributed with Creator/TheCannonGroup)
* ''Film/TheMarine'' (with [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} WWE Films]])
* ''Film/MarleyAndMe''
* ''Film/{{MASH}}''
* ''Film/TheMazeRunner''
* ''Film/MeMyselfAndIrene''
* ''Film/MillersCrossing''
* ''Film/MiracleOnThirtyFourthStreet'' (both versions)
* ''Film/MoulinRouge''
* ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith''
* ''Film/MrMom''
* ''Film/MrsDoubtfire''
* ''Film/MyCousinVinny''
* ''Film/MyDarlingClementine''
* ''Film/NakedLunch''
* The ''Film/NightAtTheMuseum'' series
* ''Film/NineToFive''
* ''Film/NormaRae''
* ''Film/NunsOnTheRun''
* ''Film/OfficeSpace''
* ''Film/TheOmen''
* ''Film/TheOtherWoman2014''
* ''Film/OurManFlint'' (and its sequel, ''In Like Flint'')
* ''Film/{{Patton}}''
* ''Film/PhoneBooth''
* ''Film/PickupOnSouthStreet''
* ''Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes''
** ''Film/PlanetOfTheApes1968''
** ''Film/BeneathThePlanetOfTheApes''
** ''Film/EscapeFromThePlanetOfTheApes''
** ''Film/ConquestOfThePlanetOfTheApes''
** ''Film/BattleForThePlanetOfTheApes''
** ''Film/PlanetOfTheApes2001''
** ''Film/RiseOfThePlanetOfTheApes''
** ''Film/DawnOfThePlanetOfTheApes''
* ''Film/ThePoseidonAdventure''
* ''Franchise/{{Predator}}''
** ''Film/{{Predator}}''
** ''Film/{{Predator 2}}''
** ''Film/{{Predators}}''
* ''Film/ThePrincessBride''
* ''Film/{{Quintet}}''
* ''Film/RaisingArizona''
* The ''Film/RevengeOfTheNerds'' series
* ''Film/RoadToPerdition'' (with Creator/{{DreamWorks}})
* ''Film/TheRobe''
* ''Film/RobinHoodMenInTights''
* ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow''
* ''Film/RomancingTheStone''
* ''WesternAnimation/RomeoAndJulietSealedWithAKiss''
* ''Film/TheRose''
* ''Film/TheSandlot''
* ''Film/SayAnything''
* ''Film/ScavengerHunt1979''
* Most of the Creator/SeltzerAndFriedberg "Movie Movies" (2006-2010)[[note]]''Disaster Movie'' was distributed by Creator/{{Lionsgate}}[[/note]]
** ''Film/VampiresSuck''
* ''Film/TheSevenYearItch''
* ''Film/SexyBeast''
* ''Film/TheSiege''
* ''Film/SilentMovie''
* ''Film/SilverStreak''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie''
* ''Film/SleepingWithTheEnemy''
* ''Film/TheSongOfBernadette''
* ''Film/TheSoundOfMusic''
* ''Film/SpaceCamp'' (with Creator/{{ABC}})
* ''Film/{{Speed}}''
** ''Film/Speed2CruiseControl''
* The first six ''Franchise/StarWars'' films (1977–1983, 1999–2005)[[note]]Fox financed the first movie produced and distributed its two immediate sequels and the prequels; Episode VII and beyond will be distributed by Creator/{{Disney}}, as Disney currently owns the production company, Lucasfilm. Under the terms of the Disney-Lucasfilm deal, 20th will retain ownership of ''A New Hope'' for the foreseeable future, while the rights to the other five are to pass to Disney by May 2020.[[/note]]
** ''Film/ANewHope''
** ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack''
** ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''
** ''Film/ThePhantomMenace''
** ''Film/AttackOfTheClones''
** ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith''
* ''Film/StateFair''
* ''Film/TheStuntMan''
* Creator/{{Terrytoons}} cartoons
* ''Film/ThatLadyInErmine''
* ''Film/ThatThingYouDo''
* ''Film/TheThinRedLine''
* ''Film/ThoseMagnificentMenInTheirFlyingMachines''
* ''Film/TheThreeFacesOfEve''
* ''Film/{{Titanic}}'' (with Creator/{{Paramount}}, because [[WhatAnIdiot Fox refused to pay up]])
* ''Film/ToraToraTora''
* ''Film/TheToweringInferno'' (with Creator/WarnerBros)
* ''Film/{{Toys}}''
* ''Film/TrueLies''
* ''Film/TheTruthAboutCatsAndDogs''
* ''Film/TheUltimateGift''
* ''Film/TheVerdict''
* ''Film/VoyageToTheBottomOfTheSea''
* ''Film/WalkTheLine''
* ''Film/WallStreet''
** ''Film/WallStreetMoneyNeverSleeps''
* ''Film/TheWatch''
* ''Film/WeBoughtAZoo''
* ''Film/WeekendAtBernies'' (theatrical release only)
* ''Film/WorkingGirl''
* ''Film/TheWrestler''
* ''Film/WrongTurn'' and its sequels
* The ''Film/XMen'' movies (2000-present) (still produced and distributed by Fox even after Creator/{{Disney}} bought Creator/MarvelComics in 2009)
** ''Film/XMen1''
** ''Film/X2XMenUnited''
** ''Film/XMenTheLastStand''
** ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine''
** ''Film/TheWolverine''
** ''Film/XMenFirstClass''
** ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast''
** ''Film/XMenApocalypse''
* ''Film/YoungFrankenstein''
* ''Film/YoungMrLincoln''
* ''Film/ZorbaTheGreek''
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!!Shows Produced (as 20th Century Fox Television, incomplete list)
* ''Series/SixteenHundredPenn''
* ''Series/TwentyFour''
* ''Series/AllyMcBeal''
* ''Series/AmericanHorrorStory''
** ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryMurderHouse''
** ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryAsylum''
** ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryCoven''
** ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryFreakShow''
* ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment''
* ''Series/{{Batman}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers''
* ''Series/{{Bones}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Brickleberry}}''
* ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'' (with Creator/{{Universal}})
* ''Series/BurnNotice''
* ''WesternAnimation/CapitolCritters''
* ''Series/ChicagoHope''
* ''Series/DharmaAndGreg''
* ''Series/DoogieHowserMD''
* ''Series/{{Dynasty}}''
* ''Series/{{Glee}}''
* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother''
* Creator/IrwinAllen's family of sci-fi series:
** ''Series/VoyageToTheBottomOfTheSea''
** ''Series/LostInSpace''
** ''Series/TheTimeTunnel''
** ''Series/LandOfTheGiants''
* The Creator/JossWhedon universe:
** ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''
** ''Series/{{Angel}}''
** ''Series/{{Firefly}}''[[note]]TheMovie, ''Film/{{Serenity}}'', was distributed by Creator/{{Universal}} because Fox wouldn't let go of the ''Firefly'' name.[[/note]]
** ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}''
* ''Series/KVille''
* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill''
* ''Series/LALaw''
* ''Series/LastManStanding''
* ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle''
* ''Series/TheManyLovesOfDobieGillis''
* ''Series/{{MASH}}''
* Creator/MattGroening's animated series:
** ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''
* ''Series/MindGames''
* ''Series/TheMindyProject'' (with Creator/{{Universal}})
* ''Series/ModernFamily''
* ''Series/MyNameIsEarl''
* ''Series/NewGirl''
* ''Series/NYPDBlue''
* ''Series/ThePractice''
* ''Series/ThePretender''
* ''Series/PrisonBreak''
* ''Series/RaisingHope''
* ''Series/{{Room 222}}''
* ''Series/{{Roswell}}''
* Creator/SethMacFarlane's animated series:
** ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''
** ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad''
** ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow''
* ''Series/SleepyHollow''
* ''Series/SmallWonder''
* ''[[Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles]]'' (with Creator/WarnerBros and [[ChannelHop whoever owns the rights]])
* ''Series/TerraNova''
* ''Series/TruCalling''
* ''Series/TheXFiles''
[[/index]]
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