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Columbia Pictures

Overview
Works: 3,497 works in 12,555 publications in 6 languages and 607,576 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Historical films  Biographical films  Action and adventure films  Science fiction films  Comedy films  Superhero films  History  Fantasy films 
Roles: prn, pre, Producer, Distributor, pmn, Production personnel, Publisher, Actor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Columbia Pictures
Spider-Man by Sam Raimi( Visual )

47 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 3,736 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 the Green Goblin, another altered super-human, 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
Gandhi by Richard Attenborough( Visual )

48 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 3,600 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
A river runs through it by Robert Redford( Visual )

39 editions published between 1992 and 2018 in English and Spanish and held by 3,239 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 )

39 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 3,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the 1920s, 9-year-old Chiyo gets sold to a geisha house. There, she is forced into servitude, receiving nothing in return until the house's ruling hierarchy determines if she is of high enough quality to service the clientele -- men who visit and pay for conversation, dance and song. After rigorous years of training, Chiyo becomes Sayuri, a geisha of incredible beauty and influence. Life is good for Sayuri, but World War II is about to disrupt the peace"--IMDb
Spider-man 2 by Sam Raimi( Visual )

36 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 3,119 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
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown( Visual )

30 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 3,027 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
Erin Brockovich by Steven Soderbergh( Visual )

34 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 3,026 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
The social network by David Fincher( Visual )

50 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,001 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
Ghostbusters by Ivan Reitman( Visual )

47 editions published between 1984 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When three college professors lose their jobs, they decide to go into the freelance "paranormal investigation and elimination" business. When their first client discovers her refrigerator has become a portal into the spiritual dimension, our heroes come face to face with an ancient evil force with plans to raise hell in Manhattan. 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. Who you gonna call? GHOSTBUSTERS!
Little women by Greta Gerwig( Visual )

25 editions published between 1994 and 2020 in English and Multiple languages and held by 2,931 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
Men in black by Barry Sonnenfeld( Visual )

59 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 2,912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two shadowy government operatives attempt to locate and neutralize an alien that has inhabited the body of a farmer
Zero Dark Thirty by Kathryn Bigelow( Visual )

36 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and held by 2,887 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
Django Unchained by Quentin Tarantino( Visual )

48 editions published between 2012 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,836 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
A League of Their Own by Penny Marshall( Visual )

36 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in English and held by 2,802 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
Stuart Little by Rob Minkoff( Visual )

34 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,763 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
Spider-Man 3 by Sam Raimi( Visual )

41 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Parker is finally happy: he is doing well at the school, girlfriend MJ Watson loves him, and the whole city loves Spider-Man, finally bestowing upon him the praise he so rightly deserves. But peace may not be possible for a superhero. Harry Osborn has taken up his late father's mantle--becoming The New Goblin, bent on revenge. Uncle Ben's real killer, Flint Marko, has been transformed into the Sandman. An alien symbiote has attached itself to the Spider suit, turning it black, enhancing its powers, and warping Peter's personality. When Peter finally overcomes the contaminated suit, it infects rival Bugle photographer Eddie Brock, who becomes villain Venom. In this battle, Peter must conquer his personal darkness as well as Spider-Mans foes, free the compassionate hero within, and trade teenage self-absorption for adulthood
A few good men by Rob Reiner( Visual )

37 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in English and held by 2,715 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
Stand by me by Rob Reiner( Visual )

40 editions published between 1986 and 2019 in English and held by 2,597 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
Sense and sensibility by Ang Lee( Visual )

43 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and held by 2,553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells of the Dashwood sisters, sensible Elinor and passionate Marianne, whose chances at marriage seem doomed by their family's sudden loss of fortune
American Hustle by David O Russell( Visual )

20 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 2,509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld, along with his equally cunning and seductive British partner Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for wild FBI agent Richie DiMaso. DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia that's as dangerous as it is enchanting. Carmine Polito is the passionate, volatile, New Jersey political operator caught between the cons and Feds. Irving's unpredictable wife Rosalyn could be the one to pull the thread that brings the entire world crashing down
 
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