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Columbia Pictures

Overview
Works: 2,870 works in 8,344 publications in 7 languages and 529,431 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Film adaptations  Science fiction films  Comedy films  Historical films  History  Biographical films  Superhero films  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: pre, prn, Producer, pmn, Production personnel, Author, Distributor, Publisher, Actor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Columbia Pictures
Spider-man 2 by Sam Raimi( Visual )

92 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 9,652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After being bitten by a radioactive spider on a school field trip, Peter Parker finds himself gaining spider-like qualities. Adopting the name Spider-Man, Peter first uses his new skills to make money, but when an armed robber kills Peter's uncle, he swears to use his "spider-skills" to fight evil. Along the way he has to juggle a new job as a local reporter, and a budding romance with a beautiful former classmate, MJ
Men in black 3 by Barry Sonnenfeld( Visual )

77 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 7,224 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 2 by Rob Minkoff( Visual )

37 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 4,976 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
The karate kid by John G Avildsen( Visual )

57 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 4,866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A handyman/martial arts master agrees to teach a bullied boy karate and shows him that there is more to the martial art than fighting
Ghostbusters by Ivan Reitman( Visual )

44 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in English and held by 4,630 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
Gandhi by Richard Attenborough( Visual )

34 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 3,781 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 Leonard Goldberg( Visual )

38 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 3,394 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 3,222 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. However, despite the brothers' differences they are ultimately bonded by their mutual love of fly-fishing
Memoirs of a geisha by Rob Marshall( Visual )

28 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 3,156 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
The social network by David Fincher( Visual )

30 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 3,131 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 )

22 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 3,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erin Brockovich is a feisty young mother who convinces attorney Ed Masry to hire her and promptly stumbles upon a law case against a giant corporation for water pollution. Erin's determined to take on this powerful adversary even though no law firm has dared to do it before. The two begin a legal fight that will bring a small town to its feet and a huge company to its knees
Little women by Louisa May Alcott( Visual )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and Multiple languages and held by 3,057 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 )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 3,021 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 discovers that he is the number 1 suspect for the murder of a historian with whom Langdon had been scheduled to meet. 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, out into the Parisian cityscape, and finally across the channel to England
Casino Royale by Martin Campbell( Visual )

34 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 3,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Bond receives his licence to kill, 'M' sends him on a mission to face Le Chiffre, a ruthless and cunning financier who will teach Bond his most important lesson: Trust no one
Zero Dark Thirty by Kathryn Bigelow( Visual )

25 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 2,824 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
Close encounters of the third kind by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

34 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in English and held by 2,817 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
Stand by Me by Rob Reiner( Visual )

26 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 2,790 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
Annie by Charles Strouse( Visual )

26 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 2,735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the comic strip character Little Orphan Annie, who is adopted by billionaire "Daddy" Warbucks
A few good men by Rob Reiner( Visual )

27 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,703 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 )

33 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,694 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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