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Columbia Pictures

Works: 2,575 works in 8,593 publications in 8 languages and 537,031 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Comedy films  Science fiction films  Historical films  Superhero films  History  Fantasy films  Biographical films 
Roles: pre, prn, Producer, pmn, Production personnel, Author, Publisher, Distributor, Actor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Columbia Pictures
Spider-man 2 by Sam Raimi( Visual )

92 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 9,666 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 )

85 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 7,247 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
Ghostbusters : answer the call by Ivan Reitman( Visual )

66 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in English and held by 6,533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following a ghost invasion of Manhattan, paranormal enthusiasts Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates, nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann, and subway worker Patty Tolan band together to stop the otherworldly threat
Stuart Little 2 by Rob Minkoff( Visual )

38 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 5,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stuart Little is back for more action-packed adventure. This time around Stuart and the reluctant Snowbell embark on a dangerous mission to rescue Stuart's new friend Margalo from a villainous falcon. But the journey proves more difficult than he ever imagines, and Stuart has to decide if he's up to the task
Annie by Charles Strouse( Visual )

44 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 4,650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the comic strip character Little Orphan Annie, who is adopted by billionaire "Daddy" Warbucks
The karate kid by John G Avildsen( Visual )

57 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 4,600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daniel accompanies Miyagi to Okinawa where he becomes entangled in an old feud with Miyagi's lifelong enemy
Gandhi by Richard Attenborough( Visual )

38 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 3,782 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 )

43 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 3,391 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 )

21 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 3,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captures the majesty of the Montana Wilderness and the strength of the American family in this acclaimed adaptation of Norman Maclean's classic autobiography. Craig Sheffer stars as the young Norman, and Brad Pitt also stars as his brother Paul, an irresistible daredevil driven to challenge the world. Growing up, both boys rebel against their stern minister father. While Norman channels his rebellion into writing, Paul descends a slippery path to self-destruction. Jessie Burns, A river runs through it is "destined to become a classic. It's a knockout"
Memoirs of a geisha by Arthur Golden( Visual )

34 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 3,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1929, an impoverished fishing village father sells his nine-year-old daughter, Chiyo, to a geisha house in Kyoto's Gion district and she becomes subjected to cruel treatment from the owners and the head geisha Hatsumomo. As she grows older, her stunning beauty attracts the vindictive jealousy of Hatsumomo. She is rescued by and taken under the wing of Hatsumomo's bitter rival, Mameha. Under Mameha's mentorship, Chiyo becomes the geisha named Sayuri, trained in all the artistic graces and social skills a geisha must master. As a renowned geisha, she enters a society of wealth, privilege, and political intrigue. With the onslaught of World War II, Japan and the geisha's world are forever changed
The social network by David Fincher( Visual )

29 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 3,142 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
Erin Brockovich by Steven Soderbergh( Visual )

27 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 3,124 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
Close encounters of the third kind by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

41 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in English and held by 3,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roy Neary witnesses the arrival of flying saucers from an alien world which begins a series of events culminating in the ultimate encounter when human and aliens make peaceful contact
Little women by Louisa May Alcott( Visual )

16 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and Multiple languages and held by 3,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louisa May Alcott's classic coming-of-age story follows the childhood adventures of the four free-spirited March sisters and their family's struggles during the Civil War
The Da Vinci Code by Ron Howard( Visual )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 3,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When respected American religious symbology expert Dr. Robert Langdon is summoned to the Louvre by French Captain Bezu Fache, he soon discovered that he is the number 1 suspect for the murder of a historian Langdon had been scheduled to meet with. Assisted by a French cryptographer and government agent named Sophie, Langdon is challenged to decipher a chain of cryptic codes and puzzles, all the while trying to stay ahead of Fache's lawmen in a chase through the Louvre, and out into the Parisian cityscape, and finally across the channel to England
Zero Dark Thirty by Kathryn Bigelow( Visual )

27 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 2,839 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 )

27 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 2,794 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 League of Their Own by Penny Marshall( Visual )

23 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in English and held by 2,711 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
A few good men by Rob Reiner( Visual )

28 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and German and held by 2,702 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
Django Unchained by Quentin Tarantino( Visual )

32 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Former dentist, Dr. King Schultz, buys the freedom of a slave, Django, and trains him with the intent to make him his deputy bounty hunter. Instead, he is led to the site of Django's wife who is under the hands of Calvin Candie, a ruthless plantation owner
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