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Universal Pictures (Firm)

Works: 9,401 works in 27,779 publications in 9 languages and 1,047,555 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Biographical films  Science fiction films  Comedy films  Historical films  War films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Sports films 
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Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Schindler's list by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

32 editions published between 1993 and 2018 in English and Russian and held by 4,392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a Catholic war profiteer, Oskar Schindler, who risked his life and went bankrupt in order to save more than 1,000 Jews from certain death in concentration camps. He employed Jews in his crockery factory manufacturing goods for the German army. At the same time he tries to stay solvent with the help of a Jewish accountant and negotiates business with a vicious Nazi commandant who enjoys shooting Jews as target practice from the balcony of his villa that overlooks the prison camp he commands
Gladiator by Ridley Scott( Visual )

104 editions published between 2000 and 2020 in 4 languages and held by 4,376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a Roman general is betrayed and his family murdered by an emperor's corrupt son, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge
E.T., the extra-terrestrial by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

80 editions published between 1982 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 4,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steven Spielberg's masterpiece about a boy and his special bond with an alien from another planet
Jurassic Park by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

107 editions published between 1993 and 2021 in 4 languages and held by 3,952 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 drawn from prehistoric DNA
A beautiful mind by Ron Howard( Visual )

89 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 3,866 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
Shakespeare in love by John Madden( Visual )

69 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A romantic comedy about young William Shakespeare who meets his ideal woman that inspires him to write Romeo and Juliet
Seabiscuit by Gary Ross( Visual )

46 editions published between 2003 and 2020 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 3,409 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
Les Misérables by William Nicholson( Visual )

38 editions published between 2011 and 2020 in English and held by 3,406 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
Fried green tomatoes by Jon Avnet( Visual )

56 editions published between 1990 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 3,331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An 83-year-old reminisces about her Depression-era life in the town of Whistle Stop, Alabama
Despicable me by Pierre Coffin( Visual )

70 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gru delights in all things wicked and vanquishes all who stand in his way until he encounters three little orphaned girls who look at him and see something that no one else has ever seen: a potential dad
Get out by Jordan Peele( Visual )

41 editions published between 2017 and 2021 in English and Multiple languages and held by 2,994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young black man meets his white girlfriend's parents at their estate, only to find out that the situation is much more sinister than it appears
Field of dreams by Kevin Costner( Visual )

32 editions published between 1989 and 2019 in English and held by 2,975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by a mysterious voice, Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella constructs a baseball diamond in the middle of his cornfield
Unbroken by Angelina Jolie( Visual )

36 editions published between 2014 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olympian and war hero Louis Zamperini survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, only to be caught by the Japanese Navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp
Erin Brockovich by Steven Soderbergh( Visual )

36 editions published between 1999 and 2019 in English and French and held by 2,951 WorldCat member 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
Love actually by Richard Curtis( Visual )

43 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 2,948 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 [Regie] Tarantino( Visual )

65 editions published between 2009 and 2021 in 4 languages and held by 2,935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as 'The Basterds' are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis
Master and Commander : the Far Side of the World by Peter Weir( Visual )

54 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 2,891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year is 1805 and Europe has fallen to Napoleon. The Royal Navy is the only thing standing in his way to total victory. Off the coast of South America, a new conflict is brewing. Captain Jack 'Lucky Jack' Aubrey and his Man-of-War HMS Surprise is under orders to sink or capture the French privateer Acheron, which has been deployed to the region. After seven weeks of uneventful sailing, the Acheron strikes first, all but crippling the Surprise in an engagement in which Aubrey realizes his enemy's ship is nautically superior to his own. Along with his close friend and confidant, ship's surgeon Stephan Maturin, Aubrey is now faced with the choice of retreating to England and admitting defeat or remaining at the Acheron's mercy. Aubrey must now do the impossible if he is to survive, repair his ship, catch up to his enemy and defeat the Acheron
O brother, where art thou? by Joel Coen( Visual )

35 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 2,730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is the time of the Great Depression, and three escaped convicts embark on an odyssey through the Old South in search of loot stashed at one of their homes. The house is scheduled to be flooded out by a new dam, so time is of the essence
Jurassic World by Colin Trevorrow( Visual )

39 editions published between 2015 and 2021 in English and held by 2,725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-two years following the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now includes a completely functioning dinosaur theme park, as once envisioned by John Hammond. After ten years of operation and decline in visitors, a unique attraction is designed to ignite visitor's interest, which fails horribly
The Bourne identity( Visual )

28 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 2,690 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
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