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Universal Pictures (Firm)

Overview
Works: 5,907 works in 17,332 publications in 10 languages and 960,856 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Biographical films  Historical films  Science fiction films  Horror films  Comedy films  Monster films 
Roles: prn, pre, Producer, Distributor, Copyright holder, fds, Publisher, Originator, Actor, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Universal Pictures (Firm)
Fast five by Paul Walker( Visual )

87 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in English and held by 5,764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Brian and Mia break Dom out of jail, they find themselves trapped in Rio de Janeiro and on the run from the law. Now one last job stands between them and freedom, but will they make it before the corrupt businessmen, or the feds, catch up to them?
The mummy by Stephen Sommers( Visual )

74 editions published between 1932 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 5,309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the 1920s, adventurer Rick leads Egyptologist Evelyn and her brother Jonathan to mysterious Hamunaptra. While Johnathan is keen on finding the legendary Egyptian treasures, Evelyn wants to search for the Book of the Living, which would clarify a lot in historical knowledge about the ancient Egyptians. Unfortunately, they free Imhotep's mummy from his eternal prison. Imhotep, a former high priest to the pharoah, wants not only to use Evelyn's body to bring back his mistress Anck Su Namunut, but also to rule the world
A beautiful mind by Ron Howard( Visual )

72 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 5,243 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
Jurassic Park by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

102 editions published between 1992 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 5,162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four years after the disaster at Jurassic Park, dinosaurs have secretly survived on a nearby island and roam free, but now there is a more ominous threat--a plan to capture and bring the dinosaurs to the mainland. John Hammond sees a chance to redeem himself for his past mistakes and sends an expedition led by Ian Malcolm to reach the island before the mercenary team gets there. The two groups confront each other in the face of extreme danger and must team up for their own survival in a race against time
Nanny McPhee by P. J Hogan( Visual )

49 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 4,830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nanny McPhee can tame even the most unruly children with a tap of her magic walking stick. Her latest challenge is the bratty brood of a recent widower Mr. Brown. He is under pressure to find a new wife or lose his much-needed allowance from wealthy Aunt Adelaide. His love for scullery maid Evangeline remains unspoken as he wincingly woos the eagerly merry widow Mrs. Quickly, but Brown's raucous rugrats have a plan to make things right, especially after they've come under the benevolent influence of Nanny McPhee, whose peculiar brand of discipline works wonders for everyone involved
Babe by Dick King-Smith( Visual )

55 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 4,699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An orphaned piglet, Babe, is cared for by a sheepdog and soon thinks he is one too. The farmer senses something special in Babe and enters him in the National Sheepdog Championships
Schindler's list by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

66 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 4,518 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 )

79 editions published between 2000 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 4,508 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
Les Misérables by Gérard Depardieu( Visual )

39 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 4,050 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
The Bourne identity by Doug Liman( Visual )

60 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 3,969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
E.T., the extra-terrestrial by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

59 editions published between 1982 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 3,874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A ten-year-old boy befriends a creature from another planet that has been stranded on earth
Jaws by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

35 editions published between 1975 and 2017 in English and French and held by 3,780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the ocean surrounding Amity, a small tourist resort off the coast of New England, a 25-foot man-eating predator stalks any human foolish enough to get in the water. At first, the only believer in the shark's existence is the town's chief of police, Martin Brody. Brody enlists the help of scientist Matt Hooper and Quint, a crusty old seaman whose life is devoted to hunting sharks. The threesome sets off in Quint's boat to kill the leviathan. The film that originated the 'summer blockbuster' in Hollywood
Ray by Taylor Hackford( Visual )

35 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 3,737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ray Charles went blind at the age of seven. Inspired by his mother who insisted he make his own way, he found his calling at the keyboard. 'Ray' follows as he overcomes drug addiction while becoming one of the country's most beloved performers
Master and Commander : the Far Side of the World by Peter Weir( Visual )

45 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 3,726 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
Psycho by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

67 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 3,644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Horror melodrama in which a woman disappears after spending the night in an isolated motel which adjoins an eerie Victorian mansion, inhabited by a disturbed young man and his mother
Shakespeare in love by John Madden( Visual )

51 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and French and held by 3,560 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 )

24 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 3,516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a true story. A half-blind ex-prizefighter and a 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 )

36 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 3,372 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
The Bourne supremacy by David Maule( Visual )

36 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 3,303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bourne continues to have nightmares from his former life. He maneuvers through international espionage, CIA plots, and turncoat agents, hoping to unravel the truth behind his memories and his own past that he cannot remember
King Kong by Peter Jackson( Visual )

55 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in English and held by 3,216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the 1930s, this is the story of a young and beautiful actress Ann Darrow from the world of vaudeville who finds herself lost in depression-era New York and her luck changes when she meets an over-ambitious filmmaker Carl Denham who brings her on an exploratory expedition to a remote island where she finds compassion and the true meaning of humanity with an ape Kong. The beauty and the beast finally meet their fate back in the city of New York where the filmmaker takes and displays the ape in quest of his fame by commercial exploitation which ultimately leads to catastrophe for everyone including a playwright Jack Driscoll who falls in love with Ann and plays an unlikely hero by trying to save her from Kong and her destiny
 
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