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Columbia Pictures

Overview
Works: 3,056 works in 8,877 publications in 9 languages and 501,606 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Science fiction films  Action and adventure films  Biographical films  Historical films  Superhero films  History  Martial arts films 
Roles: pre, Producer, prn, Distributor, pmn, Production personnel, Publisher, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Columbia Pictures
Spider-man 2 by Sam Raimi( Visual )

79 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 9,561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Parker, a.k.a. Spider-Man, is desperately trying to balance his dual identities. He can't keep up at college, pay his rent, or seem to make amends with his estranged best friend Harry and his beloved Mary Jane is more skeptical than ever. Peter begins to notice that he's losing some of his powers and wonders if the cost of being a superhero isn't too high. Meanwhile Peter's idol, the renowned scientist Otto Octavius, has turned into a maniacal cyborg after a failed science experiment. Peter realizes he must decide between the ordinary life he so desires and the responsibilities of retaining his secret identity to stop "Doc Ock" and save New York City from destruction
Men in black 3 by Barry Sonnenfeld( Visual )

80 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 7,225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York City is being threatened by a villainous bug who has inhabited the body of a farmer. The mission is to locate and exterminate the bug before it destroys the planet
Stuart Little by Rob Minkoff( Visual )

39 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 4,812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Little family adopts an adorably spunky boy named Stuart who looks a lot like a mouse. Mr. and Mrs. Little fall in love with Stuart right away, but their older son George isn't so sure
Annie by Jamie Foxx( Visual )

34 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 4,603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the Broadway musical, Annie, this is the story of a plucky orphan who is chosen to spend a week with billionaire "Daddy" Warbucks and turns his world around
The karate kid by Harald Zwart( Visual )

59 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 4,215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daniel, a fatherless teenager, arrives in Los Angeles from the East and faces the difficult task of making friends. He becomes the object of bullying by a gang of karate students when he strikes up a relationship with Ali, the gang leader's ex-girlfriend. Daniel asks Miyagi, a master of martial arts, to help him learn karate. Daniel then prepares himself both mentally and physically for the fight of his life
Gandhi by Richard Attenborough( Visual )

44 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 3,816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the life of Gandhi beginning with his political activities in South Africa during the late 1890's and ending with his assassination at the hands of a Hindu extremist in 1948. Shows the development of his philosophy of non-violence as he leads the people of India to independence from the British
Charlie's angels by McG( Visual )

37 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 3,387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three women, detectives with a mysterious boss, retrieve stolen voice-ID software, using martial arts, tech skills, and sex appeal
A river runs through it by Robert Redford( Visual )

18 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 3,207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the true story of two brothers, Norman and Paul Maclean, growing up in Montana. While Paul rebels against the stern nature of the boys' father Rev. Maclean, Norman pursues his dream of becoming a writer. Despite the brothers' differences, they are ultimately bonded by their mutual love of fly-fishing
Memoirs of a geisha by Arthur Golden( Visual )

30 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 3,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1929, a poor fisherman sells his 9-year-old daughter to a geisha house in Kyoto. Chiyo will be an unpaid servant until it is determined if she is beautiful enough for apprenticeship, and the house's clientèle. Run by Mother, the ruling geisha is Hatsumomo, and little Pumpkin her only friend. Trained under strict discipline for a lifetime of entertaining and flattering wealthy men, Sayuri grows up lovely, accomplished, and the target of jealous rivals. Love is no part of this cloistered world, although geisha lore hints that even if they fall in love with clients--the operative word is client, and that love is never free
Erin Brockovich by Steven Soderbergh( Visual )

28 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 3,136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erin Brockovich is a feisty young mother who convinces attorney Ed Masry to hire her and promptly stumbles upon a momumental law case against a giant corporation. Erin's determined to take on this powerful adversary even though no law firm has dared to do it before. The two begin an incredible and sometimes hilarious fight that will bring a small town to its feet and a huge company to its knees
The social network by David Fincher( Visual )

36 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 3,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication. A mere six years and 500 million friends later, Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history, but for this entrepreneur, success leads to both personal and legal complications
Little women by Gillian Armstrong( Visual )

16 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 3,062 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With her husband off at war, Marmee is left alone to raise their four daughters -- her 'little women'. There is the spirited Jo ; beautiful and conservative older sister Meg; fragile Beth; and the romantic Amy. As the years pass, the sisters share some of the most cherished and painful memories of self-discovery, as Marmee and Aunt March guide them through issues of independence, romance and virtue." -- Back of container
Close encounters of the third kind by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

38 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in English and held by 3,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man becomes obsessed with aliens after having a close encounter, and a woman searches for the visitors who took her son. Their searches eventually lead them to each other and a government project
Casino Royale by John Huston( Visual )

37 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With two professional assassinations in quick succession, James Bond is quickly elevated to '00' status. Bond's first 007 mission takes him to Uganda where he is to spy on a terrorist, Mollaka. Not everything goes to plan and Bond decides to investigate, independently of MI6, in order to track down the rest of the terrorist cell. Following a lead to the Bahamas, he encounters Dimitrios and his girlfriend, Solange. He learns that Dimitrios is involved with Le Chiffre, banker to the world's terrorist organizations. Intelligence reveals that Le Chiffre is planning to raise money in a high-stakes poker game in Montenegro at Le Casino Royale. MI6 assigns 007 to play against him, knowing that if Le Chiffre loses, it will destroy his organization. 'M' places Bond under the watchful eye of the beguiling Vesper Lynd. At first skeptical of what value Vesper can provide, Bond's interest in her deepens as they brave danger together and even torture at the hands of Le Chiffre. The marathon game proceeds with dirty tricks and violence, raising the stakes beyond blood money and reaching a terrifying climax
Zero Dark Thirty by Kathryn Bigelow( Visual )

23 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and French and held by 2,778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the decade-long search for Osama bin Laden following the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of Navy SEAL Team 6
Stand by me by Rob Reiner( Visual )

26 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film about friendship and the indelible experiences of growing up takes place in a small Oregon town as four boys set out on a two-day search for a missing teenager's body, a search that turns into an odyssey of self-discovery
A few good men by Rob Reiner( Visual )

24 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and German and held by 2,665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cruise stars as a brash Navy lawyer who's teamed with a gung-ho litigator in a politically-explosive murder case. Charged with defending two Marines accused of killing a fellow soldier, they are confronted with complex issues of loyalty and honor - including its most sacred code and its most formidable warrior
A league of their own by Penny Marshall( Visual )

19 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 2,638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1943, a washed-up ballplayer is hired to coach in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League while the male pros are at war. Reluctant at first, he finds himself drawn back into the game by the heart and heroics of his team. Based on a true story
Ghostbusters by Ivan Reitman( Visual )

33 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and French and held by 2,633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When ghosts go on a rampage, only these men can save the world. Soon every spook in the city is loose and our heroes face the supreme challenge. If you want your spirits raised, who you gonna call? GHOSTBUSTERS
Django Unchained by Quentin Tarantino( Visual )

28 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Django, a former slave turned hired gun, heads back to the plantation to free his wife, Broomhilda, from the tyrannical plantation owner Calvin Candie, with the help of a German bounty hunter, Dr. King Shultz
 
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