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Universal Pictures (Firm)

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Works: 6,588 works in 18,714 publications in 8 languages and 975,149 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Biographical films  Historical films  Science fiction films  Sports films  War films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Comedy films 
Roles: prn, pre, Producer, Publisher, Distributor, Copyright holder, fds, Originator, Actor, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Schindler's list by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

88 editions published between 1993 and 2018 in English and Russian and held by 4,854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The incredible true story follows the enigmatic Oskar Schindler, who saved the lives of more than 1,100 Jews during the Holocaust. It is the triumph of one man who made a difference and the drama of those who survived one of the darkest chapters in human history because of what he did
Gladiator by Ridley Scott( Visual )

73 editions published between 2000 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 4,239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Roman general refuses to transfer his loyalty to the new Emperor, Commodus. He becomes a slave and then a gladiator, fighting in the Roman Colosseum in defiance of the Emperor
Jurassic Park by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

79 editions published between 1993 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 4,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wealthy entrepreneur invites a top paleontologist, a paleobotanist, a mathematician/theorist, and his two eager grandchildren to visit his secret island theme park featuring living dinosaurs cloned from prehistoric DNA
A beautiful mind by Ron Howard( Visual )

69 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 3,943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatic biography of John Nash, a mathematical genius, who made an astonishing discovery early in his career and stood on the brink of international acclaim. But the handsome and arrogant Nash soon found himself on a painful and harrowing journey of self-discovery. After many years of struggle, he eventually triumphed over his schizophrenia, and finally, late in life, received the Nobel Prize
Jaws by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

37 editions published between 1975 and 2017 in English and French and held by 3,803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 30th anniversary edition of the classic 'I'm-Never-Going-In-The-Water-Again' story of a killer shark that has taken over the waters near a seaside community, and the three men who set out to kill it
E.T., the extra-terrestrial by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

60 editions published between 1982 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 3,657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steven Spielberg's masterpiece about a boy and his special bond with an alien from another planet
Shakespeare in love by John Madden( Visual )

55 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and French and held by 3,561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Will Shakespeare needs passionate inspiration to break a bad case of writer's block, a secret romance with the beautiful Lady Viola starts the words flowing like never before!
Seabiscuit by Gary Ross( Visual )

27 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 3,509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a true story. A half-blind ex-prizefighter and mustang breaker team up with a millionaire and his rough-hewn, undersized horse, Seabiscuit. The men bring Seabiscuit to incredible heights, helping to turn a long shot into a legend. Eventually, Seabiscuit earns Horse of the Year honors in 1938
Fried green tomatoes by Jon Avnet( Visual )

41 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 3,349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chance encounter in a nursing home between a dowdy housewife and a spry octagenarian leads to an unexpected friendship. The story told of a fiercely independent woman half a century ago inspires the housewife to change her life, often with hilarious results
Les Misérables by Tim Hooper( Visual )

32 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 3,343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In early 19th century France the paroled prisoner Jean Valjean seeks redemption, regains his social standing, and rises to the rank of mayor. He encounters a beautiful but desperately ill woman named Fantine and cares for her daughter, Cosette, after her death. All the while he is obsessively pursued by the policeman Javert, who vows to make him pay for the crimes of his past
Master and Commander : the Far Side of the World by Peter Weir( Visual )

39 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 3,297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the Napoleonic Wars, a British frigate, the HMS Surprise, and the larger French warship, Acheron, stalk each other off of the coast of South America. Lucky Jack, as he is referred to by his crew, is well regarded by his men, who trust him implicitly, even after the first devastating battle and an apparent personal vendetta against the French captain. The ship's surgeon balances the violence of his chosen life with the quiet demeanor of the scientist. He is the captain's friend and confidant, the two frequently playing violin and cello duets together
Erin Brockovich by Steven Soderbergh( Visual )

31 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and French and held by 3,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erin Brockovich is a feisty young mother who convinces attorney Ed Masry to hire her and promptly stumbles upon a law case against a giant corporation for water pollution. Erin's determined to take on this powerful adversary even though no law firm has dared to do it before. The two begin a legal fight that will bring a small town to its feet and a huge company to its knees
Despicable me by Pierre Coffin( Visual )

57 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 3,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gru delights in all things wicked. Surrounded by an army of tireless little yellow minions, and armed with his arsenal of shrink rays, freeze rays, and battle-ready vehicles for land and air, he vanquishes all who stand in his way. Until the day he encounters the immense will of three little orphaned girls who look at him and see something that no one else has ever seen, a potential dad
The Bourne identity by Doug Liman( Visual )

59 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 3,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jason Bourne is pulled from the sea suffering from amnesia with a pair of bullet wounds in his back. His only clue to his own identity is a bank account number etched on a capsule implanted in his body. He finds the Zurich bank where money, a gun, and several passports with different names await. He quickly realizes he can trust no one and offers a German gypsy named Maria ten thousand dollars for a ride to Paris. With Maria's reluctant help, Bourne edges closer to the truth, something CIA officials want concealed at all costs
Ray by Taylor Hackford( Visual )

33 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flashing back intermittently to dream-like scenes from his hardscrabble rural childhood, "Ray" chronicles Ray Charles' remarkable rise from sideman and Chitlin Circuit fixture to innovator, icon, and international superstar. Yet even as Charles ascends to the heights of the musical and cultural elite, he remains hobbled by heroin addiction and compulsive womanizing, a prisoner to his own insatiable needs. Through it all, Ray Charles possessed a rock-solid confidence in his music, a statement of faith in the inclusiveness of American culture. Ray Charles made a place for himself in the America of the '40s and '50s, and promptly transcended the barriers that defined what that place was. He incorporated and encompassed R & B, soul, rock and roll, blues, jazz, country, pop, gospel--all American music--giving us the lush sounds he had always heard in his head, unifying America's disparate musical bits into a cohesive whole
Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss( Visual )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 2,943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conrad and Sally Walden are home alone with their pet fish. It is raining outside, and there is nothing to do. Until The Cat in the Hat walks in the front door. He introduces them to their imagination, and at first it's all fun and games, until things get out of hand and the kids wreak havoc in the home their mother has neatly prepared for an upcoming party. So The Cat must go, go, go, before their parents get back
Unbroken by Angelina Jolie( Visual )

27 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... Has strong appeal as an extraordinary survival story, and Laura Hillenbrand's first-rate book that inspired it has not been on the best-seller lists for four years for nothing."--Hollywood Reporter
Love actually by Richard Curtis( Visual )

35 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 2,850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's all about love and holiday cheer in London. The Prime Minister is smitten with his caterer; a widower's young son nurses the ultimate schoolboy crush; a writer falls for his Portuguese housekeeper; a devoted wife and mother copes with her potentially unfaithful husband; and a lovelorn American is desperately attracted to a colleague
Inglourious basterds by Quentin Tarantino( Visual )

43 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During World War II, a group of Jewish-American guerilla soldiers, led by Lt. Aldo Raine, become known as "The Basterds." They are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. The Basterds soon cross paths with a French-Jewish woman who runs a movie theater in Paris which is targeted by the soldiers. A plot is set in motion to kill the Nazis at the theater's movie premier, including Adolph Hitler
Field of dreams by Kevin Costner( Visual )

22 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and held by 2,758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella is inspired by a voice he can't ignore to pursue a dream he can hardly believe. Supported by his wife, Annie, Ray begins the quest by turning his ordinary cornfield into a place where dreams can come true. Along the way he meets reclusive activist Terence Mann, the mysterious "Doc" Graham and even the legendary "Shoeless Joe" Jackson"--Container
 
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