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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. Then he's 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