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Movies that inspired past and present Universal Studios Florida rides and attractions

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1.
The Terminator (1984)
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A human-looking indestructible cyborg is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against the machines, while a soldier from that war is sent to protect her at all costs. (107 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
 
2.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
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A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her young son, John Connor, from a more advanced cyborg, made out of liquid metal. (137 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
 
3.
T2 3-D: Battle Across Time (1996 Short Film)
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Three freedom fighters attack a large corporation to prevent a future apocalypse. (12 mins.)
 
4.
The Simpsons (1989 TV Series)
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The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield. (22 mins.)
 
5.
The Simpsons Movie (2007)
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After Homer accidentally pollutes the town's water supply, Springfield is encased in a gigantic dome by the EPA and the Simpson family are declared fugitives. (87 mins.)
Director: David Silverman
 
6.
Earthquake (1974)
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The stories of various people as an earthquake of unimaginable magnitude hits Los Angeles. (123 mins.)
Director: Mark Robson
 
7.
Disaster! A Major Motion Picture Ride... Starring You! (2008 Short Film)
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Guests are introduced to Lonnie, an Assistant Director who casts guests for scenes that he needs to be shot in the soundstages... (15 mins.)
Director: Jay Torres
 
8.
Men in Black (1997)
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A police officer joins a secret organization that polices and monitors extraterrestrial interactions on Earth. (98 mins.)
 
9.
Back to the Future (1985)
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Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown. (116 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
 
10.
Back to the Future Part II (1989)
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After visiting 2015, Marty McFly must repeat his visit to 1955 to prevent disastrous changes to 1985...without interfering with his first trip. (108 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
 
11.
Back to the Future Part III (1990)
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Enjoying a peaceable existence in 1885, Doctor Emmet Brown is about to be killed by Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen. Marty McFly travels back in time to save his friend. (118 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
 
12.
I Love Lucy (1951 TV Series)
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A daffy woman constantly strives to become a star along with her bandleader husband and gets herself in the strangest situations. (30 mins.)
 
13.
Ghostbusters (1984)
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Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service. (105 mins.)
Director: Ivan Reitman
 
14.
Ghostbusters II (1989)
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The discovery of a massive river of ectoplasm and a resurgence of spectral activity allows the staff of Ghostbusters to revive the business. (108 mins.)
Director: Ivan Reitman
 
15.
Twister (1996)
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Bill and Jo Harding, advanced storm chasers on the brink of divorce, must join together to create an advanced weather alert system by putting themselves in the cross-hairs of extremely violent tornadoes. (113 mins.)
Director: Jan de Bont
 
16.
Twister: Ride It Out (1998 Short Film)
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A spin-off ride from the film 'Twister'. (12 mins.)
 
17.
Despicable Me (2010)
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When a criminal mastermind uses a trio of orphan girls as pawns for a grand scheme, he finds their love is profoundly changing him for the better. (95 mins.)
 
18.
Psycho (1960)
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A Phoenix secretary embezzles $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother. (109 mins.)
 
19.
The Mummy (1999)
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An American serving in the French Foreign Legion on an archaeological dig at the ancient city of Hamunaptra accidentally awakens a mummy. (125 mins.)
Director: Stephen Sommers
 
20.
The Mummy Returns (2001)
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The mummified body of Imhotep is shipped to a museum in London, where he once again wakes and begins his campaign of rage and terror. (130 mins.)
Director: Stephen Sommers
 
21.
Jaws (1975)
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When a gigantic great white shark begins to menace the small island community of Amity, a police chief, a marine scientist and a grizzled fisherman set out to stop it. (124 mins.)
 
22.
Murder, She Wrote (1984 TV Series)
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Professional writer and amateur sleuth Jessica Fletcher uses her intellect, charm, and persistence to get to the bottom of every crime she encounters. (93 mins.)
 
23.
Hercules & Xena: Wizards of the Screen (1997 Short Film)
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Members of the audience fight against stage performers set to a specially created Xena/Hercules movie. (6 mins.)
Director: Ryan A. Harmon
 
24.
King Kong (1976)
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A petroleum exploration expedition comes to an isolated island and encounters a colossal giant gorilla. (134 mins.)
Director: John Guillermin
 
25.
Fear Factor (2001 TV Series)
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In each pulse-racing "Fear Factor" episode, contestants (sometimes solo, often paired with spouses,... (60 mins.)
 
26.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
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A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home-world. (115 mins.)
 
27.
The Blues Brothers (1980)
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Jake Blues, just out from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and brother Elwood were raised. (133 mins.)
Director: John Landis
 
28.
Jimmy Neutron's Nicktoon Blast (2003 Short Film)
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(5 mins.)
Director: Mario Kamberg
 
29.
The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera (1990 Short Film)
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Dick Dastardly and Muttley have kidnapped Elroy Jetson. Yogi Bear and Boo Boo pilot a rescue mission, time warping through Bedrock, Scooby-Doo's Haunted Castle and Jetsons City. (8 mins.)
Director: Mario Kamberg
 
30.
Swamp Thing (1990 TV Series)
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The adventures of a man-turned-muck monster. Swamp Thing was once a man named Alec Holland, but after being caught on fire... (30 mins.)
 
31.
The Birds (1963)
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A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people. (119 mins.)
 
32.
Shrek (2001)
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After his swamp is filled with magical creatures, an ogre agrees to rescue a princess for a villainous lord in order to get his land back. (90 mins.)
 
33.
Barney & Friends (1992 TV Series)
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From pretending to be a pilot on a make-believe airplane to pretending to be a pirate in search of buried treasure, Barney's friends discover that creativity lets them soar in the wings of imagination! (30 mins.)
 
34.
Miami Vice (1984 TV Series)
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Resplendent with authentic 1980's music, fashion and vibe, "Miami Vice" follows two undercover detectives and their extended team through the mean streets of Miami. (48 mins.)
 
35.
An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991)
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A family of Emigre mice decide to move out to the west, unaware that they are falling into a trap perpetrated by a smooth talking cat. (75 mins.)
 
36.
Shrek 4-D (2003 Short Film)
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Shrek, Fiona, and Donkey are on their way to the hotel where Shrek and Fiona will spend their honeymoon when they encounter Lord Farquaad's ghost... (13 mins.)
Director: Simon J. Smith
 
37.
King Kong (1933)
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A film crew goes to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot and discovers a colossal giant gorilla who takes a shine to their female blonde star. He is then captured and brought back to New York City for public exhibition. (100 mins.)
 
38.
Men in Black Alien Attack (2000 Short Film)
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The Men in Black have relocated - to Universal Studios Florida. MIB Special Services has created an... (4 mins.)
 
39.
Back to the Future... The Ride (1991 Short Film)
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Sitting in a flying DeLorean, the audience gets rocked when traveling through several times. (4 mins.)
 
40.
Universal's Cinematic Spectacular: 100 Years of Movie Memories (2012 Documentary)
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(18 mins.)
Director: Mike Aiello
 
41.
Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem 3D (2012 Video)
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Gru, one of the world's greatest villains and fathers, has invented a new weapon, the Minion Gun, a... (14 mins.)
 
42.
Transformers: The Ride - 3D (2011 Short Film)
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The Autobots attempt to defend the Allspark from Megatron and the Decepticons. (11 mins.)
Director: Thierry Coup