Universal City Studios
Most widely held works about Universal City Studios
Most widely held works by Universal City Studios
Alfred Hitchcock's rear window ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 1,878 libraries worldwide
As a photographer with a broken leg, Stewart takes up the fine art of spying on his Greenwich Village neighbors during a summer heat wave. Things really begin to get hot when he suspects a salesman may have murdered his nagging wife and buried the body in a flower garden. He actively enlists the help of his girlfriend to investigate the highly suspicious chain of events. Events that ultimately lead to one of the most memorable and gripping endings in film history.
Erin Brockovich ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 1,746 libraries worldwide
Erin Brockovich is a feisty young mother who convinces attorney Ed Masry to hire her and promptly stumbles upon a monumental law case against a giant corporation. Erin's determined to take on this powerful adversary even though no law firm has dared to do it before. The two begin an incredible and sometimes hilarious fight that will bring a small town to its feet and a huge company to its knees.
Schindler's list ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in English and held by 1,720 libraries worldwide
The true story of the enigmatic Oskar Schindler, a member of the Nazi party, womanizer & war profiteer, who saved the lives of more than 1,100 Jews during the Holocaust.
Out of Africa ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 1,546 libraries worldwide
The true story of Karen Blixen, a strong-willed woman who runs a coffee plantation in Kenya (British East Africa)in 1914. An epic romance of love and loss.
Billy Elliot ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1,287 libraries worldwide
Eleven-year-old miner's son Billy Elliot is on his way to boxing lessons when he stumbles upon a ballet class. Billy secretly joins the class, knowing that his blue-collar family would never understand.
Touch of evil ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1,228 libraries worldwide
On honeymoon with his new bride, Susan, Mexican-born police officer Mike Vargas agrees to investigate a car bombing. In so doing, he incurs the wrath of local police chief Hank Quinlan, a corrupt, bullying behemoth with a perfect arrest record. Vargas suspects that Quinlan has planted evidence to win his past convictions, and he is not about to let the suspect in the current case be railroaded. Determined to get Vargas out of his hair, Quinlan makes a deal with local crime boss Uncle Joe Grandi to frame Susan on a drug rap. Dissecting the nature of good and evil in a hallucinatory, nightmarish ambiance, this baroque south-of-the-border mystery opens with one of the most remarkably extended long takes in movie history.
E.T. the extra-terrestrial ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and held by 1,165 libraries worldwide
A 10-year old boy befriends a creature from another planet that has been stranded on earth. A warm, insightful story of childhood innocence, frustration, courage and love. An exhilarating experience for young and old alike. John Williams won an Oscar for his score, as did the sound and visual effects teams.
Sin nombre ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 1,076 libraries worldwide
A teenage Honduran girl forms an unlikely friendship with a Mexican gang member who is helping her to smuggle her family into the United States.
Meet the Fockers ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1,066 libraries worldwide
When Pam and Greg get their parents together it turns into one disaster after another. The hippie Fockers are the direct opposite of the uptight Byrneses. With one pitfall after the next, the film takes awkward in-law experiences to new heights.
Beethoven's 2nd ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 1,002 libraries worldwide
Sequel about the Newton family and their further adventures with the lovable Saint Bernard, Beethoven. When Beethoven meets the lady Saint Bernard of his dreams, the result is four valuable pups. The owner of the female sees only money, and its up to the Newton kids to bring the pups home!
Notting Hill ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 989 libraries worldwide
The world's most famous movie star falls in love with a small-time bookstore owner.
The lost weekend ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 891 libraries worldwide
A would-be writer's dissatisfaction with his life leads him on a three-day binge. This film gives an uncompromising look at the devastating effects of alcoholism.
U-571 ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 855 libraries worldwide
During World War II, a group of Navy men are sent to steal Enigma (the nazis' top-secret decoding device). When their own ship is destroyed, they must secretly make their way through hostile waters in a severely damaged Nazi U-boat to safety with the device.
October sky ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 844 libraries worldwide
True story of a young boy growing up in Coalwood, West Virginia during the 1950's, who dreams of building rockets.
Scarface ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 803 libraries worldwide
Inspired by the 1932 classic of the same title, Scarface follows the violent career of a smalltime Cuban refugee hoodlum who guns his way to the top of Miami's cocaine empire.
We're back! a dinosaur's story ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and Spanish and held by 800 libraries worldwide
Four huge but huggable dinosaurs visit New York City to make millions of children's dreams come true, and prove that love, friendship and kindness are always stronger than the power of fear.
What dreams may come ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 784 libraries worldwide
Four years after Chris and Annie Nielsen lose their children in a traffic accident, Chris himself is killed and finds himself reunited with his children in a beautiful and astonishing afterlife, but Annie commits suicide in despair and is banished to a very different realm. Chris risks his own eternal happiness to find Annie and rescue her from her fate.
30 Rock. Season 1 ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 756 libraries worldwide
Liz Lemon is the head writer of a live variety program in New York City. Liz's life is turned upside down when brash new network executive Jack Donaghy interferes with her show, bring the wildly unpredicatable Tracy Jordan into the cast. Now it's up to Liz to manage the mayhem and still try to have a life.
Harry and the Hendersons ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 729 libraries worldwide
A chance car accident introduces the Henderson family to the real-life Bigfoot, who is anything but a ferocious monster. He quickly becomes a true friend of the family. They're soon in a race against the clock to return "Harry' to his natural environment before the authorities capture him.
James A. Michener's Centennial ( Visual )
7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 635 libraries worldwide
Relives the grand hopes, dreams, loves, and adventures of generations of residents in Centennial, Colorado-- from their risky attempts to establish a settlement in 1795 through the politics and power plays of the 20th century. Begins with French and Scottish trappers interacting with Native Americans and follows the increasing conflicts as more permanent settlers arrive. Shows how the town of Centennial is founded by the young Mennonite Levi Zendt and his bride-to-be. Looks at the effects of the American Civil War on the settlement and the disputes between cattle ranchers and farmers. Shows the plight of Mexican residents who find their rights threatened by a real estate tycoon from back East. Examines more recent dirty politics as two contestants face off over the future of the town and its dwindling natural resources.
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