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Top Films from Universal Pictures

This list includes films from Universal International Pictures, Focus Features, October Films, USA Films, Universal Film Manufacturing Company, and Universal TV.

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 Jaws 1975 Steven Spielberg 24
2 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial 1982 Steven Spielberg 26
3 Schindler's List 1993 Steven Spielberg 34
4 Back to the Future 1985 Robert Zemeckis 56
5 Touch of Evil1 1958 Orson Welles 63
6 To Kill a Mockingbird1 1962 Robert Mulligan 70
7 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind2 2004 Michel Gondry 79
8 Monty Python and the Holy Grail 1975 Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones 99
9 The Deer Hunter 1978 Michael Cimino 115
10 Frankenstein 1931 James Whale 128
11 The Thing 1982 John Carpenter 129
12 Gladiator 2000 Ridley Scott 133
13 Bride of Frankenstein 1935 James Whale 137
14 Jurassic Park 1993 Steven Spielberg 143
15 Lost in Translation2 2003 Sofia Coppola 169
16 Scarface 1983 Brian De Palma 183
17 The Birds 1963 Alfred Hitchcock 209
18 All Quiet on the Western Front 1930 Lewis Milestone 227
19 Brokeback Mountain2 2005 Ang Lee 234
20 American Graffiti 1973 George Lucas 283
21 Animal House 1978 John Landis 314
22 The Blues Brothers 1980 John Landis 316
23 Twelve Monkeys 1995 Terry Gilliam 337
24 The Sting 1973 George Roy Hill 341
25 Children of Men 2006 Alfonso Cuarón 355
26 Shakespeare in Love 1998 John Madden 407
27 Dracula 1931 Tod Browning 424
28 The Breakfast Club 1985 John Hughes 437
29 Breaking the Waves3 1996 Lars von Trier 440
30 Casino 1995 Martin Scorsese 443
31 Fast Times at Ridgemont High 1982 Amy Heckerling 467
32 Inglourious Basterds 2009 Quentin Tarantino 469
33 Imitation of Life1 1959 Douglas Sirk 471
34 Babe 1995 Chris Noonan 491
35 Shadow of a Doubt 1943 Alfred Hitchcock 492
36 The Killers 1946 Robert Siodmak 568
37 Two-Lane Blacktop 1971 Monte Hellman 574
38 A Beautiful Mind 2001 Ron Howard 581
39 The Bourne Ultimatum 2007 Paul Greengrass 603
40 My Man Godfrey 1936 Gregory La Cava 611
41 The 40 Year Old Virgin 2005 Judd Apatow 641
42 Far from Heaven2 4 2002 Todd Haynes 650
43 All That Heaven Allows1 1955 Douglas Sirk 654
44 Out of Sight 1998 Steven Soderbergh 670
45 O Brother, Where Art Thou? 2000 Joel Coen 683
46 The Invisible Man 1933 James Whale 694
47 Written on the Wind1 1956 Douglas Sirk 714
48 Slap Shot 1977 George Roy Hill 715
49 Love Actually 2003 Richard Curtis 726
50 Out of Africa 1985 Sydney Pollack 751
51 Winchester '731 1950 Anthony Mann 752
52 The Bank Dick 1940 Edward F. Cline 769
53 Serenity 2005 Joss Whedon 778
54 The Phantom of the Opera 1925 Rupert Julian 785
55 Apollo 13 1995 Ron Howard 791
56 Hot Fuzz 2007 Edgar Wright 797
57 Charade 1963 Stanley Donen 806
58 The Bourne Supremacy 2004 Paul Greengrass 822
59 American Pie 1999 Paul Weitz 833
60 Sixteen Candles 1984 John Hughes 862
61 The Incredible Shrinking Man1 1957 Jack Arnold 872
62 Harvey1 1950 Henry Koster 885
63 Lost Highway3 1997 David Lynch 894
64 King Kong 2005 Peter Jackson 905
65 The Bourne Identity 2002 Doug Liman 922
66 Back to the Future Part II 1989 Robert Zemeckis 975
67 The Last Temptation of Christ 1988 Martin Scorsese 983
68 Duel4 1971 Steven Spielberg 990
69 The Mummy 1932 Karl Freund 991
70 Midnight Run 1988 Martin Brest 993
71 Traffic5 2000 Steven Soderbergh 1009
72 Coraline2 2009 Henry Selick 1015
73 Destry Rides Again 1939 George Marshall 1023
74 Happy Gilmore 1996 Dennis Dugan 1051
75 Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World 2003 Peter Weir 1067
76 American Psycho 2000 Mary Harron 1079
77 United 93 2006 Paul Greengrass 1089
78 Cinderella Man 2005 Ron Howard 1094
79 Friday Night Lights 2004 Peter Berg and Josh Pate 1099
80 Atonement 2007 Joe Wright 1100
81 Gosford Park5 2001 Robert Altman 1101
82 Silent Running 1972 Douglas Trumbull 1126
83 Meet the Parents 2000 Jay Roach 1149
84 The Wolf Man 1941 George Waggner 1160
85 The Black Cat 1934 Edgar G. Ulmer 1170
86 Milk2 2008 Gus Van Sant 1242
87 Army of Darkness 1992 Sam Raimi 1247
88 Back to the Future Part III 1990 Robert Zemeckis 1266
89 In Bruges2 2008 Martin McDonagh 1267
90 Seabiscuit 2003 Gary Ross 1286
91 Carlito's Way 1993 Brian De Palma 1290
92 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas 1998 Terry Gilliam 1365
93 Marnie 1964 Alfred Hitchcock 1369
94 On Golden Pond 1981 Mark Rydell 1417
95 Rosetta3 1999 Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne 1429
96 Pillow Talk1 1959 Michael Gordon 1448
97 Conan the Barbarian 1982 John Milius 1451
98 Coal Miner's Daughter 1980 Michael Apted 1453
99 Foolish Wives6 1922 Erich von Stroheim 1456
100 Eastern Promises2 2007 David Cronenberg 1465
101 The Idiots3 1998 Lars von Trier 1472
102 Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein1 1948 Charles Barton 1484
103 Creature from the Black Lagoon1 1954 Jack Arnold 1494
104 In the Name of the Father 1993 Jim Sheridan 1502
105 Pride & Prejudice2 2005 Joe Wright 1550
106 Lacombe Lucien 1974 Louis Malle 1561
107 The Old Dark House 1932 James Whale 1577
108 Fried Green Tomatoes 1991 Jon Avnet 1583
109 Munich 2005 Steven Spielberg 1619
110 The Hurricane 1999 Norman Jewison 1638
111 A Serious Man2 2009 Ethan and Joel Coen 1662
112 Senna 2010 Asif Kapadia 1685
113 Scent of a Woman 1992 Martin Brest 1697
114 The Naked City1 1948 Jules Dassin 1712
115 Ulzana's Raid 1972 Robert Aldrich 1731
116 Knocked Up 2007 Judd Apatow 1735
117 October Sky 1999 Joe Johnston 1746
118 Bridesmaids 2011 Paul Feig 1761
119 Show Boat 1936 James Whale 1776
120 The American President 1995 Rob Reiner 1790
121 Slaughterhouse-Five 1972 George Roy Hill 1867
122 The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings 1976 John Badham 1902
123 Session 93 5 2001 Brad Anderson 2055
124 Imitation of Life 1934 John M. Stahl 2057
125 The Mummy 1999 Stephen Sommers 2104
126 Flash Gordon 1936 Frederick Stephani 2144
127 Missing 1982 Costa-Gavras 2185
128 Hellzapoppin' 1941 H.C. Potter 2186
129 Saboteur 1942 Alfred Hitchcock 2201
130 American Gangster 2007 Ridley Scott 2205
131 Parenthood 1989 Ron Howard 2207
132 Scott Pilgrim vs. the World 2010 Edgar Wright 2208
133 Fletch 1985 Michael Ritchie 2209
134 Tremors 1990 Ron Underwood 2227
135 Frenzy 1972 Alfred Hitchcock 2267
136 Inside Man 2006 Spike Lee 2292
137 The Andromeda Strain 1971 Robert Wise 2306
138 Twister 1996 Jan de Bont 2323
139 It Came from Outer Space1 1953 Jack Arnold 2360
140 Melvin and Howard 1980 Jonathan Demme 2361
141 The Living End3 1992 Gregg Araki 2364
142 Grace of My Heart 1996 Allison Anders 2378
143 The Last Starfighter 1984 Nick Castle 2394
144 Son of Frankenstein 1939 Rowland V. Lee 2400
145 Charley Varrick 1973 Don Siegel 2416
146 Billy Madison 1995 Tamra Davis 2421

1 Produced by Universal International Pictures.
2 Produced by Focus Features.
3 Produced by October Films.
4 Produced by Universal TV.
5 Produced by USA Films.
6 Produced by Universal Film Manufacturing Company.

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