ET’s bike ride is top Universal movie moment

To celebrate 100 years of Universal Pictures, a poll of over 1000 British cinemagoers has revealed your top movie moments from their films and here’s the list:


1) ET – Elliot and ET’s bike ride in the moonlight

2) Jaws – ‘You’re gonna need a bigger boat’

3) Back To The Future – Lightning striking the clock tower to power the DeLorean time machine

4) Gladiator – ‘My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius’

5) Mamma Mia – the Dancing Queen singalong

6) Spartacus – ‘I’m Spartacus!’

7) American Pie – Jason Biggs as Jim gets intimate with an apple pie

8) To Kill A Mockingbird – Atticus Finch’s closing argument

9) Billy Elliot – Billy dancing through the streets

10) Bridget Jones Diary – Hugh Grant and Colin Firth’s ‘fight’ scene


While I don’t agree with some of the newer ones (especially Mamma Mia), it’s great to see some classic movies in there, especially To Kill A Mockingbird and Spartacus.


There’s also a list of the 10 Most Loved Universal Characters:

1) Marty McFly – Back To The Future

2) Jason Bourne – the Bourne trilogy

3) ET

4) Bridget Jones

5) Shaun – Shaun Of The Dead

6) Oskar Schindler – Schindler’s List

7) The Blues Brothers

8) Maximus – Gladiator

9) Spartacus

10) ‘The Dude’ Lebowski – The Big Lebowski

Happy anniversary, Universal!