Top 10 Universal Films

We happily trawl through the many and timeless films of Universal and pick our top 10. WIN all 10 on DVD!

To celebrate Universal’s 100th anniversary we have teamed up with the film goliath and put together our top 10 of their films. Not only this, we have also decided that one lucky reader deserves to win the entire top 10 on DVD!

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We spent hours trawling through the timeless list of Universal classics and this is what we came up with. When compiling the list we made sure to consider their lovability as well as the longevity of their stance as a great.

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10. Scarface

Directed by Brian De Palma, Scarface features one of Al Pacino’s best cinematic performances. Mixing drama and crime in a thrilling way, Scarface is just as watchable today as it was in 1983.

9. The Birds

In The Birds Alfred Hitchcock took something everyday and made it terrifying. We’ll never look at birds in the same way ever again.

Read our The Birds Review

8. Schindler’s List

Poignant and moving, Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List quite rightly won seven Oscars. The plight of the Jews during World War II is never an easy topic to tackle but Spielberg and Liam Neeson created a film that won the hearts of millions.

Read our Schindler’s List Review

7. Gladiator

Few historical epics are quite so unanimously favoured as Gladiator. Teaming Ridley Scott with Russell Crowe, the film follows a Roman general’s quest for revenge.

Read our Gladiator Review

6. Apollo 13

Few people can dismiss the sheer likeability of Tom Hanks. Here he stars as Jim Lovell in Ron Howard’s telling of the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission. Bill Paxton and Kevin Bacon co-star.

Read our Apollo 13 Review

5. Twelve Monkeys

Released the same year as Apollo 13, Twelve Monkeys central focus is time travel. Starring Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt, Terry Gilliam’s movie gained a cult following.

Read our Twelve Monkeys Review

4. The Thing

Special effects may have developed exponentially in the last few decades but few films can rival the effects used in the 80’s. Here, in the unrelenting snowy landscape of the Antarctic, a group of scientists are pitted against a shape-shifting alien.

3. Back to the Future

Another 80’s classic, Robert Zemeckis’s Back to the Future is a childhood favourite of a generation. When Marty McFly travels back to 1955 he has to fight off the affections of his mother to try to return to 1985.

Read our Back to the Future Review

2. Shaun of the Dead

One of the more recent entries in this list, Edgar Wright’s 2004 rom-zom-com not only brought Simon Pegg international fame it also proved to be one of the best British comedies in years. You’ve got red on you.

Read our Shaun of the Dead Review

1. Jurassic Park

We’ve got a soft spot for this 1993 classic. Directed by Steven Spielberg, Jurassic Park wowed audiences with its brilliant portrayal of dinosaurs brought to life via some nifty trickery with amber. Adapted from Michael Crichton’s thrilling novel things go from awe-inspiring to very very bad in a matter of minutes…

Read our Jurassic Park Review

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