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Columbia Pictures

Works: 2,643 works in 9,337 publications in 7 languages and 555,853 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Science fiction films  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Superhero films  Historical films  Biographical films  Fantasy films  History 
Roles: prn, pre, Producer, pmn, Production personnel, Distributor, Publisher, Actor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Columbia Pictures
Spider-man 2 by Sam Raimi( Visual )

101 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 9,790 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
Ghostbusters : answer the call by Ivan Reitman( Visual )

76 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in English and held by 6,786 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!
Men in black II by Barry Sonnenfeld( Visual )

78 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 5,593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two shadowy government operatives attempt to locate and neutralize an alien that has inhabited the body of a farmer
Stuart Little by Rob Minkoff( Visual )

55 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 5,088 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 Jamie Foxx( Visual )

46 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 4,718 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 amazing Spider-Man by Andrew Garfield( Visual )

58 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 4,374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spider-Man's conflict has been within himself: the struggle between Peter Parker and the responsibilities of Spider-Man. But Peter Parker, finds that his greatest battle is about to begin. It's great to be Spider-Man, but being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: Oscorp
The karate kid by John G Avildsen( Visual )

44 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 3,906 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
Gandhi by Richard Attenborough( Visual )

43 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 3,767 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 )

48 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 3,407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summoned by their boss, the angels are given their latest assignment. A pair of rings have been stolen and need to be recovered. The rings have been coded with special information that can be used to access a list of every person in the FBI's Witness Protection Program. While searching for the culprits, they encounter Madison Lee, one of Charlie's former agents who decided that the wrong side of the law pays better, and Seamus, who once dated Dylan and wants revenge for her decision to turn him over to the police
A river runs through it by Robert Redford( Visual )

25 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 3,257 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
The social network by David Fincher( Visual )

34 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stunning tale of a new breed of cultural insurgent: a punk genius who sparked a revolution and changed the face of human interaction for a generation, and perhaps forever. Shot through with emotional brutality and unexpected humour, this film chronicles the formation of Facebook and the battles over ownership that followed upon the website's unfathomable success
Memoirs of a geisha by Rob Marshall( Visual )

38 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and Polish and held by 3,192 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
Close encounters of the third kind by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

44 editions published between 1977 and 2017 in English and held by 3,136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roy Neary witnesses the arrival of flying saucer from an alien world. Thus begins an incredible series of events, culminating in the ultimate encounter with other-worlders as Neary is led aboard the awesome Mothership
Erin Brockovich by Steven Soderbergh( Visual )

31 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 3,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erin Brockovich is a feisty young mother who convinces attorney Ed Masry to hire her and promptly stumbles upon a monumental 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 Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown( Visual )

22 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 3,087 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Join symbologist Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) and cryptologist Sophie Neveu (Audrey Tautou) in their heart-racing quest to solve a bizarre murder mystery that will take them from France to England - and behind the veil of a mysterious ancient society, where they discover a secret protected since the time of Christ
Little women by Louisa May Alcott( Visual )

19 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and Multiple languages and held by 3,015 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
Zero Dark Thirty by Kathryn Bigelow( Visual )

32 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 2,877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 in May 2011
Stand by Me by Rob Reiner( Visual )

28 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 2,800 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 )

30 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in English and held by 2,762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A washed-up ballplayer is hired to coach in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League while the male pros are at war in 1943, and finds himself drawn back into the game by the heart and heroics of his team
Django Unchained by Quentin Tarantino( Visual )

39 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,737 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 Schultz
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Ghostbusters : answer the callMen in black IIStuart LittleAnnieThe karate kidGandhiCharlie's angelsA river runs through it