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->''"When in Southern California, [[ProductPlacement visit Universal City Studios]]."''

Universal Studios is one of the six major American movie studios. Its main motion picture production/distribution arm is called Universal Pictures. Universal Pictures is the longest-lived Hollywood studio, dating all the way back to 1912 (predating Creator/{{Viacom}}-owned Creator/{{Paramount}} Pictures by just over a week). Universal's headquarters, Universal City, was one of the first purpose-built studio lots ever built, and is now a major tourist attraction as well as a working studio. Universal is [[VanityPlate symbolized]] [[IconicLogo by an image of a globe]], which has undergone many changes, the most recent being in 2012 for its [[MilestoneCelebration 100th anniversary]].

The studio was the brainchild of Carl Laemmle, a German-born Jewish immigrant who played a crucial role in the creation of the star system of film-making. Laemmle, along with a number of film producers in Hollywood, formed the studio with the intent to capitalize on the system. Unlike many other studio heads, Laemmle took a cautious role in film-making, choosing not to open a theater chain and financing the movies himself without putting the studio in debt. After his son, Carl Laemmle Jr., took over from his father in 1928, the studio underwent a major overhaul in order to compete with the other studios in Hollywood. It was during this period that Universal churned up a number of hits such as ''Film/ShowBoat'', ''Film/AllQuietOnTheWesternFront'', and the creation of the ''Franchise/UniversalHorror'' series, which gave Universal a near-monopoly on the horror film genre.

During TheGreatDepression, the studio fell in a crisis and narrowly avoided bankruptcy in the 1930s, which caused the Lammles to cede control of the studio to creditors. Universal then merged with International Pictures in the 1940s, and then was bought out by Decca Records in 1952. Despite a few successes with ''Film/TheKillers'' and the Creator/AbbottAndCostello films, it wasn't enough to keep them from falling on hard times again following the UsefulNotes/FallOfTheStudioSystem[[note]]One method that Universal did to stay in the black was to '''discard what mostly remained of their silent film catalog''', a move that would make film historians weep decades later. Consequently, only a fraction of Universal's silent film library survived, mostly thanks to bootlegging and film collections[[/note]], and Decca sold Universal City to talent agency MCA (whose Revue Studios TV production division was a huge success at the time, and needed the space) in 1958. MCA came back for the rest in 1962. MCA's purchase of Universal ended up giving the studio a much-needed boost to its film library, as MCA had purchased most of Paramount's pre-1949 sound features (which includes classics such as ''Film/TroubleInParadise'', ''Film/SullivansTravels'', and ''Film/HolidayInn'', among others) around the same time. This prevented Universal from selling a large chunk of their library to other companies, making them one of only four major film studios, along with Creator/ColumbiaPictures, Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox and Creator/{{Disney}}, to not have sold any major portion of their catalog (although Creator/WarnerBros got back their catalog when Time Warner acquired Turner Broadcasting System in 1996).

Thanks to MCA's leadership, Universal was one of the first major film studios to openly embrace the then-fledgling medium of television. Throughout the 1950's and 60's, the studio went on to produce television shows that are today considered classics, including ''Series/LeaveItToBeaver'', ''Series/TheMunsters'', ''Series/{{Dragnet}}'', ''Series/AlfredHitchcockPresents'', ''Series/McHalesNavy'', ''Laramie'', and ''Series/TheVirginian''.

After pretty much inventing the modern blockbuster with ''Film/{{Jaws}}'' in 1975, as well as producing a whole list of classic TV shows during the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, MCA sold itself to Panasonic (then called Matsushita) in 1990, but Panasonic (which didn't particularly like working with Hollywood and expected more stable profits) sold the company back off in 1997; it also dropped the MCA name at this time.

During this time, their ''Creator/ActionPack'' was an effort at creating a broadcast network that ended up little more than a syndication package for ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' and ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys''. Universal Interactive Studios was also established around this time, notably creating the ''Franchise/SpyroTheDragon'' and ''Franchise/CrashBandicoot'' games; as was Universal Cartoon Studios, which mainly churned out DTV sequels to ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'', although it also made TV series, including cult hits ''WesternAnimation/{{Exosquad}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/EarthwormJim''.

After several more odd trades (including selling Universal TV and the Creator/USANetwork to Barry Diller, then turning around and buying them back a few years later), one of which was with the Seagram conglomerate based in UsefulNotes/{{Montreal}} (who in turn merged them with the remnants of Creator/PolygramFilmedEntertainment), Universal ended up in the hands of French conglomerate Vivendi SA; during their period of ownership they frequently co-produced movies with another Vivendi-owned firm, [=StudioCanal=] (operated by the Canal+ TV network). Most movies produced during this era didn't perform well or turned a small profit. Eventually, in an effort to stem financial debt, Vivendi sold 80% stock in the studios, theme parks, cable networks (USA, [[Creator/{{Syfy}} Sci Fi Channel]] and the now-defunct Trio) and Universal TV to General Electric in 2004, where they were combined with the Creator/{{NBC}} properties to form NBC Universal, which GE sold more than half of their stock (51%) in 2011 to cable giant [=Comcast=], after purchasing Vivendi's remaining stock (20%). Comcast acquired GE's shares in [=NBCUniversal=] (note the removal of the space) in 2013, thus allowing GE to focus more on its industrial and financial businesses and officially making Comcast a media company. Universal Music Group is still owned by Vivendi; Universal Interactive has since been absorbed into Vivendi-owned Creator/{{Activision}}.

Universal established a reputation in the 1930s and 1940s for [[Franchise/UniversalHorror the production of horror films]]. Most of the "classic" movie monsters, such as {{Dracula}}, FrankensteinsMonster, the WolfMan, the {{Mummy}}, TheInvisibleMan, the Film/BrideOfFrankenstein, The Phantom of the Opera and the Gill Man (aka the Film/CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon), are best known in their Universal incarnations. Another mainstay in this period was the ComedyDuo, Creator/AbbottAndCostello, with both franchises combining in the late 1940s onward. In addition, Universal was the primary distributor of Creator/WalterLantz's cartoons such as WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker. Its "art house" subsidiary, Creator/FocusFeatures (including Creator/GramercyPictures), is responsible for distributing acclaimed films such as ''Film/BrokebackMountain'', ''Film/BeingJohnMalkovich'' and ''Film/{{Milk}}''.

It was formerly the worldwide home entertainment distributor of Creator/DreamWorks films, from 1997 to 2005, when [=DreamWorks=] merged with Paramount[[note]]Universal was actually interested in acquiring [=DreamWorks=] when the founders put said studio up for sale, but Paramount's parent Viacom outbid them in the end[[/note]], a merger that ultimately fell apart after three years. As part of [=DreamWorks=] splitting from Paramount, the studio attempted to reach a deal with Universal to distribute their movies. The negotiations fell apart and [=DreamWorks=] instead went to Creator/{{Disney}} (through Creator/TouchstonePictures) for distribution in 2009. In December 2015, with [=DreamWorks=]' deal with Disney expiring the following year, [=DreamWorks=] and Universal kissed and made up and struck a new distribution deal as part of [=DreamWorks=]' reorganization efforts. Universal's first film under the [=DreamWorks=] deal, ''Literature/TheGirlOnTheTrain'', was released on October 7, 2016. Universal acquired a minority stake in [=DreamWorks=]' parent company Amblin Partners in February 2017.

In April 2016, former [=DreamWorks=] division Creator/DreamWorksAnimation was bought by Universal parent company Comcast/[=NBCUniversal=] for $3.8 billion, which will make Universal the second Hollywood studio to own two distinct feature animation studios, with Creator/{{Disney}} being the first after their purchase of Creator/{{Pixar}} in 2006. With the expiration of Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox[='=]s distribution contract with DWA in 2017, Universal is expected to assume permanent distribution rights to all [=DreamWorks=] Animation works, past and present, as a result.

[[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-06-23/funimation-universal-pictures-enter-distribution-agreement/.89621 On June 23rd, 2015, it was announced that Universal entered a multi year distribution deal with]] Creator/{{FUNimation}}, in which it will manage the distribution of all Funimation DVD and Blu-ray releases.

Not to be confused with Ride/UniversalStudios, the parks based on the studio's properties (the company is legally known as "Universal Studios LLC" though).

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!!Films produced and/or distributed by Universal include:
[[index]]
* ''Film/TwelveMonkeys'' (with Creator/PolygramFilmedEntertainment)
* ''Film/NineteenFortyOne'' (with Creator/ColumbiaPictures)
* ''Film/FortyDaysAndFortyNights'' (with Creator/MiramaxFilms)
* ''Film/TheFortyYearOldVirgin''
* ''Film/FortySevenRonin''
* ''Film/EightMile''
* ''Film/AbbottAndCostelloMeetFrankenstein''
* ''Literature/AboutABoy''
* ''Film/{{Accepted}}''
* ''Film/TheAdventuresOfRockyAndBullwinkle''
* ''Film/{{Airport}}'' and its sequels
* ''Film/AliGIndahouse''
* ''Film/AllOfMe''
* ''Film/AllThatHeavenAllows''
* ''Literature/AllQuietOnTheWesternFront''
* ''Film/AlongCamePolly''
* ''Film/AlphaDog''
* ''Film/{{Always}}'' (with Creator/UnitedArtists)
* ''Film/AmazonWomenOnTheMoon''
* ''Film/AmericanDreamz''
* ''Literature/AmericanGirl'' (with Creator/{{Mattel}})
* ''Film/AmericanGraffiti''
* ''Film/AmericanMe''
* ''Film/AmericanPie''
* ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail''
* ''Film/AnAmericanWerewolfInLondon''
* ''Film/TheAndromedaStrain''
* ''Film/AnimalHouse''
* ''Theatre/AnneOfTheThousandDays''
* ''Film/{{Apollo 13}}'' (with Creator/ImagineEntertainment)
* ''Literature/AtPlayInTheFieldsOfTheLord''
* ''Literature/{{Atonement}}'' (under Creator/FocusFeatures)
* The ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' series (with Creator/AmblinEntertainment)
** ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII''
** ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII''
* ''Film/{{Babe}}''
** ''Film/BabePigInTheCity''
* ''Film/TheBabe''
* ''Film/{{Backdraft}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Balto}}''
* ''Film/TheBankDick''
* ''Main/{{Barbie}}'' (with Creator/{{Mattel}})
* ''Film/{{BASEketball}}''
* ''Film/BatteriesNotIncluded''
* ''Film/{{Battleship}}''
* ''Film/BattlestarGalactica''
* ''Film/ABeautifulMind'' (with Creator/{{Dreamworks}})
* The ''Film/{{Beethoven}}'' movies
* ''Film/BeingJohnMalkovich''
* ''Film/BendOfTheRiver''
* ''Film/TheBestLittleWhorehouseInTexas''
* ''Film/TheBestMan''
* ''Film/BigFatLiar''
** ''Bigger Fatter Liar''
* ''Film/BillyElliot'' (under Creator/FocusFeatures)
* ''Film/BillyMadison''
* ''Film/BiloxiBlues''
* ''Toys/{{BIONICLE}}: The Legend Reborn''
* ''Film/BirdOnAWire''
* ''Film/TheBirds''
* ''Film/{{Blackhat}}''
* ''Film/BlastOfSilence''
* The ''Film/BloodAndIceCreamTrilogy'' films:
** ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead''
** ''Film/HotFuzz''
** ''Film/TheWorldsEnd''
* ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'' (and its sequel)
* ''Film/TheBoneCollector'' (with Creator/ColumbiaPictures)
* ''Film/BordelloOfBlood''
* ''Film/BornInEastLA''
* ''Literature/BornOnTheFourthOfJuly''
* ''Film/TheBourneSeries''
** ''Film/TheBourneIdentity''
** ''Film/TheBourneSupremacy''
** ''Film/TheBourneUltimatum''
** ''Film/TheBourneLegacy''
** ''Film/JasonBourne''
* ''Film/{{Bowfinger}}''
* ''Film/{{Brazil}}'' (with Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox)
* ''Film/TheBreakUp''
* ''Film/TheBreakfastClub''
* ''Literature/BrewstersMillions'' (1985)
* ''Film/BringItOn'' (with Beacon Communications)
* ''Film/BrokebackMountain'' (under Creator/FocusFeatures)
* ''Film/BruceAlmighty'' (with Spyglass Entertainment)
** ''Film/EvanAlmighty''
* ''Film/BruteForce1947''
* ''Film/{{Bulletproof}}''
* ''Film/TheBurbs''
* ''Film/ButImACheerleader'' (with Creator/{{Lionsgate}})
* ''Film/CapeFear'' (both versions)
* ''Literature/CaptainCorellisMandolin'' (with Creator/MiramaxFilms)
* ''Film/TheCar''
* ''Film/CarlitosWay''
* ''Film/CarWash''
* ''Film/{{Casino}}''
* ''Film/{{Casper}}''
* ''Film/TheCatInTheHat'' (with Creator/{{Dreamworks}} and Creator/ImagineEntertainment)
* ''Film/CatPeople'' (1982)
* ''Film/CentralIntelligence'' (with Creator/NewLineCinema)
* ''Film/{{Charade}}''
* ''Film/CharleyVarrick''
* ''Film/ChildrenOfMen''
* The ''Film/ChildsPlay'' sequels (the first film was produced by Creator/UnitedArtists. ''Film/SeedOfChucky'' was produced by former Universal subsidiary Rogue Pictures, though Universal retains the rights to it).
** ''Film/ChildsPlay2''
** ''Film/ChildsPlay3''
** ''Film/BrideOfChucky''
** ''Film/CurseOfChucky''
* ''[[Literature/TheSagaOfDarrenShan Cirque de Freak: The Vampire's Assistant]]''
* ''Film/{{Clockers}}''
* ''Film/ClosetLand''
* ''Film/CoalMinersDaughter''
* ''Film/ColossusTheForbinProject''
* ''Film/ConanTheBarbarian1982''
* ''Film/CoolAsIce''
* ''Film/CopAndAHalf'' (with Creator/ImagineEntertainment)
* ''Film/CowboysAndAliens'' (with Creator/{{DreamWorks}} and Creator/{{Paramount}})
* ''Film/CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon''
* ''Film/CrimsonPeak''
* ''Film/{{Crooklyn}}''
* ''Film/CryBaby''
* ''Film/CryFreedom''
* ''Film/DallasBuyersClub''
* ''Film/DantesPeak''
* ''Film/TheDarkCrystal'' (home video rights currently held by Sony)
* ''Film/DarkUniverse''
** ''Film/TheMummy2017'' (a {{reboot}} of the films)
** ''Bride of Frankenstein''
* ''Literature/TheDayOfTheJackal''
* ''Film/{{Daylight}}''
* ''Film/DawnOfTheDead2004''
* ''Film/DCCab''
* ''Film/DeadMenDontWearPlaid''
* ''Film/DeathBecomesHer''
* ''Film/TheDeerHunter''
* ''Film/DemonKnight''
* ''[[VideoGame/DetectivePikachu Detective Pikachu]]'' (with [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} The Pokémon Company]] and Creator/LegendaryPictures)
* ''Film/DoTheRightThing''
* ''Film/DoctorDetroit''
* ''Literature/ADogsPurpose''
* ''Film/DrGiggles''
* ''Film/{{Dracula 1931}}''
** ''Film/DraculasDaughter''
** ''Film/SonOfDracula''
* ''Film/{{Dracula 1979}}''
* ''Film/DraculaUntold'' (with Creator/LegendaryPictures)
* ''Film/DragMeToHell''
* ''Film/{{Dragonheart}}''
* ''Film/DreamHouse''
* Creator/DreamWorksAnimation films (beginning in 2018, acquired in 2016)
** ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon 3''
** ''Everest''
** ''WesternAnimation/Trolls2''
* ''Film/DTox''
* ''Film/DumbAndDumberTo'' (with Creator/NewLineCinema)
* ''Film/{{Duel}}''
* ''Film/{{Dune}}''
* ''Film/{{Earthquake}}''
* ''Film/EDtv'' (with Creator/ImagineEntertainment)
* ''Film/TheElectricHorseman'' (with Creator/ColumbiaPictures)
* ''Film/TheEmperorsClub''
* ''Film/EndOfDays''
* ''Film/ErinBrockovich'' (with Creator/ColumbiaPictures)
* ''Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial''
* ''Film/{{Everest 2015}}''
* ''Film/ExMachina'' (International distribution only; North American distribution handled by A24)
* ''Film/FactoryGirl'' (UK distribution only; North American distribution handled by The Weinstein Company)
* ''Literature/Fahrenheit451''
* ''Film/TheFamilyMan''
* ''Film/FamilyPlot''
* ''Film/AFantasticFearOfEverything''
* ''Film/FarAndAway''
* ''Film/TheFarCountry''
* ''Film/TheFastAndTheFurious'' movies (the third and fourth films were co-produced by Creator/RelativityMedia, and the seventh by Creator/LegendaryPictures)
* ''Film/FastTimesAtRidgemontHigh''
* ''Film/{{Fear}}''
* ''Literature/FearAndLoathingInLasVegas''
* ''Film/FieldOfDreams''
* ''Film/FierceCreatures''
* ''Film/FiftyShadesOfGrey''
* ''Literature/{{Firestarter}}''
* ''Film/TheFiveYearEngagement''
* ''Film/FlashGordon1980''
* ''Film/{{Fletch}}''
* ''Film/TheFlintstones''
** ''Film/TheFlintstonesInVivaRockVegas''
* ''Literature/FlowerDrumSong''
* ''Film/FoolishWives''
* ''Film/ForgettingSarahMarshall''
** ''Film/GetHimToTheGreek''
* ''Film/ForRicherOrPoorer''
* ''Film/{{Frances}}''
* ''Film/{{Frankenstein 1931}}''
** ''Film/BrideOfFrankenstein''
** ''Film/SonOfFrankenstein''
* ''Film/{{Frenzy}}''
* ''Film/FridayNightLights'' (with Creator/ImagineEntertainment)
* ''Film/FriedGreenTomatoes''
* ''Film/TheFrighteners''
* ''Film/TheFrontPage''
* ''Film/FrostNixon'' (with Creator/ImagineEntertainment)
* ''Film/TheFunhouse''
* ''Film/FunnyPeople''
* ''Film/{{Get Out|2017}}''
* ''Film/TheGetaway'' (1994)
* ''Film/GhostDad''
* ''Literature/TheGirlOnTheTrain'' (with Creator/DreamWorks)
* ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'' (with Creator/DreamWorks; international distribution)
* ''Film/GorillasInTheMist'' (with Creator/WarnerBros)
* ''Film/GrayLadyDown''
* ''Film/TheGreatOutdoors''
* ''Film/TheGreatWaldoPepper''
* ''Film/TheGreenInferno'' (with Creator/OpenRoadFilms)
* ''Film/TheGuardian1990''
* ''Film/HailCaesar''
* ''Film/HalfBaked''
* ''Film/HalloweenII1981''
** ''Film/HalloweenIIISeasonOfTheWitch''
* ''Literature/{{Hannibal}}'' (with Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer)
* ''Film/HappyDeathDay''
* ''Film/HappyGilmore''
* ''Film/HardTarget''
* ''Film/TheHardWay''
* ''Film/HarryAndTheHendersons''
* ''Theatre/{{Harvey}}''
* ''Film/HeartAndSouls''
* ''Film/{{Heartbeeps}}''
* ''Film/HellboyIITheGoldenArmy'' (with Creator/RelativityMedia)
* ''Film/HighPlainsDrifter''
* ''Film/TheHoliday'' (with Creator/ColumbiaPictures)
* ''Film/HowHigh''
* ''Film/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas''
* ''Film/HowToMakeAnAmericanQuilt''
* ''Film/HowardTheDuck''
* ''Film/{{Iceman}}''
* ''Film/IdentityThief''
* ''Film/IfAManAnswers''
* Creator/IlluminationEntertainment films:
** ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe'' (its first [[AllCGICartoon CGI]] feature)
** ''Film/{{Hop}}''
** ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe2''
** ''WesternAnimation/TheLorax''
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Minions}}''
** ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretLifeOfPets''
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Sing}}''
** ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe3''
* ''Film/ImitationOfLife1934''
* ''Film/InTheNameOfTheFather''
* ''Franchise/TheIncredibleHulk'' films
** ''Film/{{Hulk}}''
** ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'' (2008) (with Marvel Studios)
*** ''{{Film/The Incredible Hulk}}''
* ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'' (with Creator/TheWeinsteinCompany)
* ''Film/INowPronounceYouChuckAndLarry''
* ''Film/InsideMan''
* ''Film/TheInterpreter''
* ''Film/IntolerableCruelty''
* ''Film/IntoTheNight''
* ''Film/TheIpcressFile''
* ''Film/ItsComplicated''
* ''Film/IWannaHoldYourHand''
* ''Film/TheJackal''
* ''Film/{{Jarhead}}''
* ''Film/{{Jaws}}''
** ''Film/{{Jaws 2}}''
** ''Film/Jaws3D''
** ''Film/JawsTheRevenge''
* ''Film/JemAndTheHolograms''
* ''Film/TheJerk''
* ''Music/JesusChristSuperstar''
* ''Film/JohnnyEnglish''
** ''Film/JohnnyEnglishReborn''
* ''Film/JosieAndThePussycats'' (with Creator/{{MGM}})
* ''Film/JungleFever''
* ''Film/{{Junior}}''
* ''Franchise/JurassicPark''
** ''Film/JurassicPark''
** ''Film/TheLostWorldJurassicPark''
** ''Film/JurassicParkIII''
** ''Film/JurassicWorld'' (with Creator/LegendaryPictures)
** ''Film/JurassicWorldFallenKingdom'' (also with Legendary Pictures)
* ''Film/{{K-9}}''
* ''Film/KickAss'' (with Creator/{{Lionsgate}})
** ''Film/KickAss2''
* ''Film/TheKillers''
* ''Film/KindergartenCop''
* ''Film/KingKong2005''
* ''Film/KingKongEscapes'' (US distributor)
* ''Film/KingKongVsGodzilla'' (US distributor)
* ''Film/KingRalph''
* ''Literature/AKissBeforeDying'' (1991)
* ''Film/KnockedUp''
* ''Film/KPax''
* ''Film/{{Kuffs}}''
* ''Film/KullTheConqueror''
* The Creator/{{Laika}} films (under Creator/FocusFeatures)
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}''
** ''WesternAnimation/{{ParaNorman}}''
** ''WesternAnimation/TheBoxtrolls''
** ''WesternAnimation/KuboAndTheTwoStrings''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'' series
* ''Film/LandOfTheLost''
* ''Film/TheLastRemakeOfBeauGeste''
* ''Film/TheLastStarfighter''
* ''Film/TheLastTemptationOfChrist''
* ''Film/LeapYear''
* ''Film/TheLegacy''
* ''Film/{{Legend 1985}}''
* ''Film/LetterFromAnUnknownWoman''
* ''Film/LiarLiar'' (with Creator/ImagineEntertainment)
* ''Film/{{Life|1999}}''
* ''Film/TheLifeOfDavidGale''
* ''Film/TheLonelyLady''
* ''Film/{{Lonesome}}''
* ''Film/LostInTranslation''
* ''Film/LoveActually''
* ''Film/LoveBeforeBreakfast''
* ''Film/LoveHappens''
* ''Film/{{Lucy}}''
* ''Film/MacGruber''
* ''Film/MagnificentObsession''
* ''Film/{{Mama}}''
* ''Theatre/MammaMia''
* ''Film/ManOfTheYear''
* ''Film/ManOnTheMoon''
* ''Film/TheManWithTheIronFists''
* ''Film/{{Marnie}}''
* ''Film/MaryQueenOfScots''
* ''Film/{{Mask}}''
* ''Film/{{Matinee}}''
* ''Film/MeetJoeBlack''
* ''Film/MeetTheParents'' (with Creator/DreamWorks)
* ''Film/MercuryRising''
* ''Film/MiamiVice''
* ''Film/MidnightRun''
* ''Film/{{Midway}}''
* ''Film/{{Milk}}'' (under Creator/FocusFeatures)
* ''Film/AMillionWaysToDieInTheWest''
* ''Film/{{Mirage 1965}}''
* ''Film/LesMiserables2012''
* ''Film/{{Missing}}''
* ''Film/TheMoneyPit''
* ''Franchise/MonsterHigh'' (with Creator/{{Mattel}})
* ''Film/MontyPythonsTheMeaningOfLife''
* ''Film/MrBeansHoliday''
* ''Film/MulhollandDrive''
* ''Film/TheMummyTrilogy'' (third film co-produced by Creator/RelativityMedia)
** ''Film/TheMummy1999''
** ''Film/TheMummyReturns''
** ''Film/TheMummyTombOfTheDragonEmperor''
** ''Film/TheScorpionKing'' (SpinOff)
* ''Film/{{Munich}}'' (with Creator/DreamWorks and Alliance Films)
* ''Film/TheMusketeer'' (with Creator/MiramaxFilms)
* ''Film/MyLittleEye'' (under Creator/FocusFeatures)
* ''Film/MyManGodfrey''
* ''Film/MyNameIsNobody''
* ''Film/MysteryMen''
* ''Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000TheMovie''
* ''Film/TheNakedCity''
* ''Film/NannyMcPhee''
* ''Film/{{Neighbors 2014}}''
* ''Film/{{Nighthawks}}''
* ''Film/{{Nightmares}}''
* ''Film/NorthSeaHijack''
* ''Film/NottingHill''
* ''Film/TheNuttyProfessor'' (1996) and its sequel.
* ''Film/OBrotherWhereArtThou'' (with Creator/{{Touchstone Pictures}})
* ''Film/{{Oblivion 2013}}''
* ''Film/OctoberSky''
* ''Theatre/OnGoldenPond'' (licensing rights managed by Creator/{{Lionsgate}})
* ''Film/OutOfAfrica'' (UsefulNotes/AcademyAward, Best Picture of 1985)
* ''Film/OperationPetticoat''
* ''Film/OutOfSight''
* ''Film/PacificRimUprising'' (with Creator/LegendaryPictures and Creator/WarnerBros, domestic distribution only)
* ''Film/ThePaper''
* ''Film/{{Parenthood}}''
* ''Film/TheParoleOfficer''
* ''Film/PatchAdams''
* ''Film/PeterPan''
* ''Film/ThePhantomOfTheOpera1925''
** ''Film/PhantomOfTheOpera1943''
* ''Film/PillowTalk''
* ''Film/PitchPerfect'' (and its 2015 sequel)
* ''Film/PlayMistyForMe''
* ''Toys/PollyPocket'' (with Creator/{{Mattel}})
* ''Film/PopstarNeverStopNeverStopping''
* ''Film/PrinceOfDarkness'' (with Creator/{{Carolco}})
* ''Film/TheProjectedMan''
* ''Literature/PrimaryColors''
* The ''Film/ProblemChild'' movies
* ''Film/{{Psycho}}'' (original 1960 film originally distributed by Creator/{{Paramount}} before rights were given to Universal; also distributed the 1998 remake)
* ''Film/PublicEnemies''
* ''Film/ThePurge''
** ''Film/ThePurgeAnarchy''
** ''Film/ThePurgeElectionYear''
* ''Film/TheQuest''
* ''Film/TheRadiolandMurders''
* ''Film/RaisingCain''
* ''WesternAnimation/RatchetAndClank2016'' (under Creator/FocusFeatures)
* ''Film/{{Ray}}''
* ''Film/RealityBites''
* ''Film/RepoMan''
* ''Film/RepoMen''
* ''Film/RideAlong''
* ''Film/RideWithTheDevil''
* ''Film/{{RIPD}}''
* ''Film/{{Robin Hood 2010}}''
* ''Film/RoleModels''
* ''Film/RoosterCogburn''
* ''Literature/RumbleFish''
* ''Film/TheRundown'' (aka ''Welcome to the Jungle'', done with Creator/ColumbiaPictures)
* ''Film/{{Rush 2013}}'' (with Creator/ImagineEntertainment)
* ''Film/{{Saboteur}}''
* ''Film/{{Savages}}''
* ''Film/{{Scarface 1983}}''
* ''Film/ScarletStreet''
* ''Film/ScentOfAWoman''
* ''Film/SchindlersList''
* ''Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld''
* ''Film/SecretBeyondTheDoor''
* ''Film/SeekingAFriendForTheEndOfTheWorld''
* ''Film/{{Serenity}}''[[note]]It had to be called ''Serenity'' because Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox wouldn't allow Creator/JossWhedon to use the ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' name, even though they had unilaterally canned the show nearly three years prior.[[/note]]
* ''Literature/TheSevenPercentSolution''
* ''Film/SeventhSon2015'' (with Creator/LegendaryPictures)
* ''Film/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand''
* ''Film/TheShadow''
* ''Film/ShadowOfADoubt''
* ''Film/ShakespeareInLove'' (with Creator/MiramaxFilms)
* ''Film/SheWolfOfLondon''
* ''Film/{{Shenandoah}}''
* ''Theatre/ShowBoat'' (rights purchased by MGM to produce a remake; now owned by Creator/WarnerBros[=/=]Turner)
* ''Film/SilentRunning''
* ''Film/ASimpleWish''
* ''Film/SixteenCandles''
* ''Film/TheSkeletonKey''
* ''Film/TheSkulls''
* ''Film/SlapShot'' (and its sequels)
* ''Film/SmallSoldiers'' (with Creator/DreamWorks and Creator/AmblinEntertainment)
* ''Film/SmokeyAndTheBandit'' (and its sequels)
* ''Film/{{Sneakers}}''
* ''Film/SnowFallingOnCedars''
* ''Film/SnowWhiteAndTheHuntsman''
** ''Film/TheHuntsmanWintersWar''
* ''Film/SomewhereInTime''
* ''WesternAnimation/SongOfTheSea'' (US home video distributor with [=GKids=])
* ''Film/SophiesChoice''
* ''Film/{{Sorcerer}}'' (with Creator/{{Paramount}})
* ''Film/{{Spartacus}}''
* ''Film/{{Split}}''
* ''Film/SplittingHeirs''
* ''Film/SpyGame''
* ''Film/TheSting''
* ''Film/StopOrMyMomWillShoot''
* ''Film/StreetFighter'' (USA and Canada distribution only; produced by Creator/{{Capcom}})
* ''Film/StreetsOfFire''
* ''Film/StrokerAce''
* ''Film/SuddenDeath''
* ''Film/TheSugarlandExpress''
* ''Theatre/SweetCharity''
* ''Film/{{Tank}}''
* ''Film/{{Ted}}''
** ''Film/{{Ted 2}}''
* ''Film/TheyLive'' (with Creator/{{Carolco}})
* ''Film/TheyMightBeGiants''
* ''Film/TheThing1982''
** ''Film/TheThing2011''
* ''Film/{{This Is 40}}''
* ''Film/ThisIslandEarth''
* ''Film/ThoroughlyModernMillie''
* ''Film/ThreeOClockHigh''
* ''Film/ThreeSmartGirls''
* ''Film/{{Thunderbirds}}''
* ''Film/{{Timecop}}''
* ''Literature/ToKillAMockingbird''
* ''Film/ToWongFooThanksForEverythingJulieNewmar''
* ''Film/{{Topaz}}''
* ''Film/TornCurtain''
* ''Film/TouchOfEvil''
* ''Film/TowerHeist''
* ''Film/TrafficInSouls''
* ''Film/{{Trainwreck}}''
* ''Film/{{Tremors}}''
* ''Film/TheTruthAboutCharlie''
* ''Film/{{Twins}}''
* ''Film/{{Twister}}'' (with Creator/WarnerBros)
* ''Film/TwoBrothers''
* ''Film/TwoLaneBlacktop''
* ''Film/TwoMinuteWarning''
* ''Film/TwoMulesForSisterSara''
* ''Film/{{U571}}''
* ''Film/{{Unbroken}}''
* ''Film/UncleBuck''
* ''Film/UndercoverBrother''
* ''Film/{{Unfriended}}''
* ''Film/VanHelsing''
* ''Film/{{Vertigo}}''
* ''Film/{{Videodrome}}''
* ''Film/VillageOfTheDamned1995''
* ''Film/{{Virus}}''
* ''Film/{{The Visit}}''
* ''Film/TheWar''
* ''Film/WarCraft2016''
* ''Film/TheWarLord''
* ''Film/WaterlooBridge'' (film purchased by Creator/{{MGM}} to produce a remake in 1940; rights now owned by Creator/WarnerBros[=/=]Turner)
* ''Film/TheWatcher''
* ''Film/{{Waterworld}}''
* ''Film/WeirdScience''
* ''WesternAnimation/WereBackADinosaursStory''
* ''Film/WerewolfOfLondon''
* ''Film/WetHotAmericanSummer''
* ''Film/WeveNeverBeenLicked''
* ''Film/TheWickedLady''
* ''Film/WildChild'' (with Creator/{{Disney}} and Creator/PolygramFilmedEntertainment)
* ''Film/{{Wimbledon}}'' (with Creator/DimensionFilms)
* ''Film/{{Winchester 73}}''
* ''Film/TheWistfulWidowOfWagonGap''
* ''Film/TheWiz'' (with Creator/{{Motown}})
* ''Film/TheWizard''
* ''Film/{{The Wolf Man|1941}}''
* ''Film/TheWolfOfWallStreet'' (outside the U.S. and Japan)
* ''Film/{{Xanadu}}''
* ''Film/ZeroDarkThirty'' (with Creator/ColumbiaPictures; distributor in all regions except the U.S. and Canada)

!!LiveActionTV series produced by Universal (and predecessors Revue Studios/MCA Television/NBC Productons):
* ''Series/ThirtyRock''
* ''Series/TheATeam'' (with Creator/StephenJCannell Productions)
* ''Series/AdamTwelve''
* ''Series/{{Airwolf}}''
* ''Series/AlfredHitchcockPresents''
* ''Series/AliasSmithAndJones''
* ''Series/AmazingStories''
* ''Series/AmericanDreams'' (a co-production with Creator/{{NBC}})
* ''Series/AmericanGothic1995''
* ''Franchise/BattlestarGalactica''
** ''Series/BattlestarGalactica1978''
** ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003''
** ''Series/{{Caprica}}''
* ''Series/TheBionicWoman''
* ''Series/BlackSheepSquadron''
* ''Series/TheBoldType''
* ''Series/{{Bonanza}}'' (IP rights only; distribution rights are with Creator/{{CBS}})
* ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'' (co-produced with Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox)
* ''Series/BuckRogersInTheTwentyFifthCentury''
* ''Series/CaliforniaDreams'' (with Creator/{{NBC}})
* ''Series/Car54WhereAreYou'' (IP rights only; distribution rights are with Creator/{{CBS}})
* ''Series/CharlesInCharge''
* ''Series/{{Community}}''
* ''Series/CrossingJordan''
* ''Series/DreamOn''
* ''Franchise/{{Dragnet}}'' (1966-70)
* ''Series/{{Emergency}}''
* ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'' (IP rights only; distribution rights are with Creator/WarnerBros)
* ''Series/GeminiMan''
* ''Series/TheGoodPlace''
* ''Series/{{Grimm}}''
* ''Series/TheHardyBoysNancyDrewMysteries'' (with Creator/{{CBS}})
* ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys''
* ''Series/HomicideLifeOnTheStreet''
* ''Series/{{House}}''
* ''Series/TheIncredibleHulk''
* ''Series/{{Ironside 1967}}''
* ''Series/{{Ironside 2013}}''
* ''Series/ItTakesAThief1968''
* ''Series/TheJerrySpringerShow''[[note]]This series was acquired by Universal when MCA took over ''Springer''[='=]s original syndicator, Multimedia Entertainment[[/note]]
* ''Series/{{Kings}}''
* ''Series/KnightRider''
** ''Series/TeamKnightRider''
* ''Series/{{Kojak}}''
* ''Series/KraftSuspenseTheatre''
* ''Series/{{Laredo}}''
* ''Franchise/LawAndOrder''
** ''Series/LawAndOrder''
** ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent''
** ''Series/LawAndOrderLA''
** ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit''
** ''Series/LawAndOrderTrialByJury''
** ''Series/LawAndOrderUK''
* ''Series/LeaveItToBeaver'' (both the series and TheFilmOfTheSeries)
* ''Series/LittleHouseOnThePrairie'' (TV rights managed by Creator/{{CBS}}; DVD, Blu-ray Disc and Digital HD Download rights managed by Creator/{{Lionsgate}})
* ''Series/MagnumPI''
* ''Series/MasterOfNone''
* ''Series/{{Maury}}''[[note]]Since 1998; the show was previously produced by Creator/{{Paramount}} Television[[/note]]
* ''Series/McHalesNavy''
* ''Series/MiamiVice''
* ''Series/TheMindyProject'') (co-produced with Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox)
* ''Series/MisfitsOfScience''
* ''Series/{{Monk}}'' (a co-production with Creator/TouchstonePictures)
* ''Series/TheMunsters''
* ''Series/MurderSheWrote''
* ''Series/TheNBCMysteryMovie''
** ''Series/{{Banacek}}''
** ''Series/{{Columbo}}''
** ''Series/HecRamsey''
** ''Series/McCloud''
** ''Series/McMillanAndWife''
* ''Series/NightGallery''
* ''Series/NorthernExposure''
* ''Series/TheOfficeUS''
* ''Series/OutOfThisWorld''
* ''Series/{{Parenthood}}''
* ''Series/ParksAndRecreation''
* ''Series/PunkyBrewster''
* ''Series/QuantumLeap''
* ''Series/{{Quincy}}''
* ''Series/TheRockfordFiles''
* ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' (with Creator/{{NBC}})
* ''Series/SeaquestDSV''
* ''Series/SimonAndSimon''
* ''Series/{{Sliders}}''
* ''Series/TheSixMillionDollarMan''
* ''Series/{{Stingray 1985}}''
* ''Series/{{Thriller}}''
* ''Series/UnbreakableKimmySchmidt''
* ''Series/TheVirginian''
* ''Series/{{Voyagers}}''
* ''Series/WagonTrain''
* ''Series/WhizKids''
* ''Series/WillAndGrace''
* ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess''

!!AnimatedSeries and shorts produced by Universal Cartoon/Animation Studios
* ''Literature/AWishForWingsThatWork'' (Christmas special based on ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'' characters)
* ''WesternAnimation/BackToTheFuture: The Animated Series''
* ''WesternAnimation/BionicSix'' (distribution only, with Creator/TMSEntertainment)
* ''Literature/CuriousGeorge''
* ''WesternAnimation/EarthwormJim''
* ''WesternAnimation/ExoSquad''
* ''[[WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail Fievel's American Tails]]''
* ''WesternAnimation/MonsterForce''
* ''WesternAnimation/SittingDucks'' (with The Krislin Company, Creative Capers Entertainment, and Sitting Ducks Productions)
* ''WesternAnimation/TheMummyTheAnimatedSeries''
* ''ComicBook/TheSavageDragon''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Shhhhhh}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpooktacularNewAdventuresOfCasper''[[note]][[WesternAnimation/CasperTheFriendlyGhost Characters]] licensed from Creator/HarveyComics, which Universal had a minority stake of at the time. Coincidentally, Universal would gain full rights to the character when it acquired Creator/DreamWorksAnimation, who owned Classic Media, owner of the Harvey Comics properties.[[/note]]
* ''WesternAnimation/VorTech''
* ''WesternAnimation/WingCommanderAcademy''
* ''WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker'' (original theatrical cartoons, 1941-1972; later produced revival series on Creator/FoxKids from 1999-02)
[[/index]]
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