Universal definitely specialized in the horror films, I'm certain it's what they're best remembered for now. Consequently, the Universal stars we recall most fondly are the horror leads: Lugosi, Karloff and Chaneys Senior and Junior. All the same, their horror output was at its best in the 30s and became less memorable from wartime onwards.
My favorite Golden Age Universal films are:
- All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
- Frankenstein (1931)
- The Mummy (1932)
- The Invisible Man (1933)
- The Black Cat (1934)
- Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
- The Wolf Man (1941)
- Saboteur (1942)
- Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
- The Killers (1946)
1 war film, 6 horror films, 2 thrillers and 1 film noir.
Also, I really like the Universal logo. Even the original with the plane circling the globe was fun, but the logo they use at present is just incredible.