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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 comparison to normal Hollywood studios, they did not produce films themselves, but rather through several "boutique" labels, including the UK's Working Title Films, and Propaganda Films and Interscope Communications in the US. Of these, only Working Title survives as a Universal subsidiary. Similarly, their films "sort of green-lit themselves"; there wasn't much board-room decision making; it was the producers who did it.

In 1998, after the financial failures of ''Film/TheBigLebowski'' and ''[[Series/BarneyAndFriends Barney's Great Adventure]]'', [=PolyGram=] sold the studio to Seagram (the liquor company, and 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, the ITC Entertainment library to [[Creator/{{ITV}} Carlton Television]], and, after failing to find a buyer, absorbed what remained of [=PolyGram=] Films into 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)
* ''Film/{{Flashdance}}'' (1983)
* ''Theatre/AChorusLine'' (1985)
* ''Film/{{Clue}}'' (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/RomeoIsBleeding'' (1993)
* ''Film/DazedAndConfused'' (1993)
* ''Film/AHomeOfOurOwn'' (1993)
* ''Film/TheHudsuckerProxy'' (1994)
* ''Film/FourWeddingsAndAFuneral'' (1994)
* ''Film/{{Backbeat}}'' (1994)
* ''Film/TheAdventuresOfPriscillaQueenOfTheDesert'' (1994)
* ''Film/{{Nell}}'' (1994)
* ''Film/ShallowGrave'' (1995)
* ''Film/FrenchKiss'' (1995)
* ''Film/TheUsualSuspects'' (1995)
* ''Film/CanadianBacon'' (1995)
* ''Film/HomeForTheHolidays'' (1995)
* ''Film/DeadManWalking'' (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/ThePortraitOfALady'' (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/ReturnToParadise'' (1998)
* ''Film/WhatDreamsMayCome'' (1998)
* ''Film/{{Elizabeth}}'' (1998)
* ''Film/VeryBadThings'' (1998)
* ''Film/NottingHill'' (1999)
* ''Film/ArlingtonRoad'' (1999)
* ''Film/BeingJohnMalkovich'' (1999)
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