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by james-heyward | created - 19 Aug 2011 | updated - 10 Jul 2013 | Public

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

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1. The Terminator (1984)

R | 107 min | Action, Sci-Fi

8.0
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83 Metascore

A seemingly indestructible humanoid 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.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Michael Biehn, Paul Winfield

Votes: 665,199 | Gross: $38.40M

2. Terminator 2 (1991)

R | 137 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.5
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75 Metascore

A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her ten year old son, John Connor, from a more advanced cyborg.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick

Votes: 823,669 | Gross: $204.84M

3. T2 3-D: Battle Across Time (1996)

PG-13 | 12 min | Action, Short, Sci-Fi

7.8
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Three freedom fighters attack a large corporation to prevent a future apocalypse.

Directors: John Bruno, James Cameron, Stan Winston | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong, Linda Hamilton, Robert Patrick

Votes: 6,919

4. The Simpsons (1989– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

8.8
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The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.

Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 302,041

5. The Simpsons Movie (2007)

PG-13 | 87 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.4
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80 Metascore

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.

Director: David Silverman | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 275,660 | Gross: $183.14M

6. Earthquake (1974)

PG | 123 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.8
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Various interconnected people struggle to survive when an earthquake of unimaginable magnitude hits Los Angeles.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, George Kennedy, Lorne Greene

Votes: 11,457 | Gross: $79.70M

7. Disaster! A Major Motion Picture Ride... Starring You! (2008)

15 min | Short, Comedy

7.4
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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. Guest are then taken into a screening room where Frank ... See full summary »

Director: Jay Torres | Stars: Stephanie Adams, Kevin Allen, Kenneth Babel, Elizabeth Bailey

Votes: 111

8. Men in Black (1997)

PG-13 | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.3
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71 Metascore

A police officer joins a secret organization that polices and monitors extraterrestrial interactions on Earth.

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Linda Fiorentino, Vincent D'Onofrio

Votes: 443,314 | Gross: $250.69M

9. Back to the Future (1985)

PG | 116 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.5
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86 Metascore

Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover

Votes: 828,805 | Gross: $210.61M

10. Back to the Future Part II (1989)

PG | 108 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.8
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57 Metascore

After visiting 2015, Marty McFly must repeat his visit to 1955 to prevent disastrous changes to 1985...without interfering with his first trip.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Thomas F. Wilson

Votes: 382,382 | Gross: $118.50M

11. Back to the Future Part III (1990)

PG | 118 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.4
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55 Metascore

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.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Mary Steenburgen, Thomas F. Wilson

Votes: 321,174 | Gross: $87.73M

12. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
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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.

Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 18,963

13. Ghostbusters (1984)

PG | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.8
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71 Metascore

Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis

Votes: 299,281 | Gross: $238.63M

14. Ghostbusters II (1989)

PG | 108 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

6.5
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56 Metascore

The discovery of a massive river of ectoplasm and a resurgence of spectral activity allows the staff of Ghostbusters to revive the business.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis

Votes: 154,523 | Gross: $112.49M

15. Twister (1996)

PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.3
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68 Metascore

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.

Director: Jan de Bont | Stars: Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, Cary Elwes, Jami Gertz

Votes: 153,547 | Gross: $241.72M

16. Twister: Ride It Out (1998)

PG-13 | 12 min | Short

6.9
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A spin-off ride from the film 'Twister'.

Director: Cecil D. Magpuri | Stars: Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton

Votes: 133

17. Despicable Me (2010)

PG | 95 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.7
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72 Metascore

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.

Directors: Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud | Stars: Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Julie Andrews

Votes: 426,911 | Gross: $251.51M

18. Psycho (1960)

R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

8.5
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97 Metascore

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.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin

Votes: 476,231 | Gross: $32.00M

19. The Mummy (1999)

PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.0
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48 Metascore

An American serving in the French Foreign Legion on an archaeological dig at the ancient city of Hamunaptra accidentally awakens a mummy that wreaks havoc on him, and his crew.

Director: Stephen Sommers | Stars: Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah, Arnold Vosloo

Votes: 343,595 | Gross: $155.25M

20. The Mummy Returns (2001)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.3
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48 Metascore

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.

Director: Stephen Sommers | Stars: Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah, Arnold Vosloo

Votes: 266,707 | Gross: $202.02M

21. Jaws (1975)

PG | 124 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

8.0
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87 Metascore

A local sheriff, a marine biologist and an old seafarer team up to hunt down a great white shark wrecking havoc in a beach resort.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary

Votes: 461,181 | Gross: $260.00M

22. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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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.

Stars: Angela Lansbury, William Windom, Ron Masak, Louis Herthum

Votes: 14,331

23. Hercules & Xena: Wizards of the Screen (1997)

6 min | Short, Action

8.1
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Members of the audience fight against stage performers set to a specially created Xena/Hercules movie.

Director: Ryan A. Harmon | Stars: Michael Hurst, Lucy Lawless, Renée O'Connor, Kevin Smith

Votes: 101

24. King Kong (1976)

PG | 134 min | Adventure, Horror

5.8
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A petroleum exploration expedition comes to an isolated island and encounters a colossal giant gorilla.

Director: John Guillermin | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Charles Grodin, Jessica Lange, John Randolph

Votes: 25,309 | Gross: $52.61M

25. Fear Factor (I) (2001– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Game-Show, Reality-TV, Thriller

5.6
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In each pulse-racing "Fear Factor" episode, contestants (sometimes solo, often paired with spouses, siblings or best friends) recruited from across the nation must decide if they have the ... See full summary »

Stars: Joe Rogan, Meghan Allen, Meg Daleske, Monica Gonzales

Votes: 5,532

26. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

PG | 115 min | Family, Sci-Fi

7.9
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91 Metascore

A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Peter Coyote, Dee Wallace

Votes: 309,569 | Gross: $435.11M

27. The Blues Brothers (1980)

R | 133 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.9
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60 Metascore

Jake Blues, just out from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and brother Elwood were raised.

Director: John Landis | Stars: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Cab Calloway, John Candy

Votes: 155,172 | Gross: $57.23M

28. Jimmy Neutron's Nicktoon Blast (2003)

5 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

7.0
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Follow Jimmy Neutron and Carl Wheezer as they find out how to stop King Goobot and his schemes in the world of Nicktoons.

Director: Mario Kamberg | Stars: Debi Derryberry, Rob Paulsen, Frank Welker, Paul Greenberg

Votes: 82

29. The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera (1990)

8 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

7.9
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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.

Director: Mario Kamberg | Stars: Joseph Barbera, Michael Bell, Jeff Bergman, Greg Burson

Votes: 31

30. Swamp Thing (1990–1993)

30 min | Sci-Fi

6.7
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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, doused with strange chemicals, and dumped into the Louisiana ... See full summary »

Stars: Mark Lindsay Chapman, Dick Durock, Scott Garrison, Kevin Quigley

Votes: 475

31. The Birds (1963)

PG-13 | 119 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.7
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87 Metascore

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.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Rod Taylor, Tippi Hedren, Jessica Tandy, Suzanne Pleshette

Votes: 142,466 | Gross: $11.40M

32. Shrek (2001)

PG | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.9
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84 Metascore

After his swamp is filled with magical creatures, Shrek agrees to rescue Princess Fiona for a villainous lord in order to get his land back.

Directors: Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson | Stars: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, John Lithgow

Votes: 512,331 | Gross: $267.67M

33. Barney & Friends (1992–2009)

TV-Y | 30 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

3.6
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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!

Stars: Bob West, Julie Johnson, Dean Wendt, David Joyner

Votes: 3,517

34. Miami Vice (1984–1990)

TV-14 | 48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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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.

Stars: Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas, Saundra Santiago, Olivia Brown

Votes: 18,568

35. An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991)

G | 75 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

6.5
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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.

Directors: Phil Nibbelink, Simon Wells | Stars: James Stewart, John Cleese, Amy Irving, Phillip Glasser

Votes: 19,166 | Gross: $22.17M

36. Shrek 4-D (2003)

TV-PG | 13 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

6.4
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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! Farquaad sends his henchman, Thelonious, ... See full summary »

Director: Simon J. Smith | Stars: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, John Lithgow

Votes: 3,505

37. King Kong (1933)

Not Rated | 100 min | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.9
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A film crew goes to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot and discovers a colossal ape who takes a shine to their female blonde star. He is then captured and brought back to New York City for public exhibition.

Directors: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack | Stars: Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Bruce Cabot, Frank Reicher

Votes: 69,361 | Gross: $10.00M

38. Men in Black Alien Attack (2000)

4 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Short

6.8
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The Men in Black have relocated - to Universal Studios Florida. MIB Special Services has created an edutainment-type attraction called The Universe and You, out of which Intergalactic Alien... See full summary »

Directors: David C. Cobb, Lyonal Coleman, Linda Hassani | Stars: Will Smith, Rip Torn, Gregg Berger

Votes: 3,316

39. Back to the Future... The Ride (1991)

Unrated | 4 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Short

7.8
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Sitting in a flying DeLorean, the audience gets rocked when traveling through several times.

Director: Douglas Trumbull | Stars: Christopher Lloyd, Thomas F. Wilson, David de Vos, Stephanie de Vos

Votes: 1,810

40. Universal's Cinematic Spectacular: 100 Years of Movie Memories (2012)

18 min | Documentary, Short

8.3
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Director: Mike Aiello | Star: Morgan Freeman

Votes: 18

41. Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem 3D (2012 Video)

14 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

7.6
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Gru, one of the world's greatest villains and fathers, has invented a new weapon, the Minion Gun, a machine capable of turning ordinary humans into Minions. He has let his three daughters (... See full summary »

Stars: Steve Carell, Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier, Elsie Fisher

Votes: 511

42. Transformers: The Ride - 3D (2011)

11 min | Short, Action, Adventure

7.6
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The Autobots attempt to defend the Allspark from Megatron and the Decepticons.

Director: Thierry Coup | Stars: James Remar, Tom Kenny, Frank Welker, Peter Cullen

Votes: 418