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Columbia Pictures

Works: 2,864 works in 9,862 publications in 7 languages and 561,668 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Science fiction films  Historical films  Comedy films  Biographical films  Superhero films  History  Fantasy films 
Roles: prn, pre, Producer, Distributor, pmn, Production personnel, Publisher, Actor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Columbia Pictures
Spider-man 2 by Sam Raimi( Visual )

103 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 9,709 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
Stuart Little by Rob Minkoff( Visual )

43 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 4,957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based upon the classic children's book by E.B. White, Stuart Little is a mouse like no other. When the Littles decide to adopt outside their own species, they learn a few big lessons: housework must be done delicately, their cat Snowbell has to watch what he eats, and love is not based upon the size of your heart. Discover the true meaning of family with this heart-warming, laugh-filled adventure starring Geena Davis, Hugh Laurie, Jonathan Lipnicki together with the vocal talents of Michael J. Fox as Stuart and Nathan Lane as Snowbell
The karate kid by John G Avildsen( Visual )

46 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in English and Chinese and held by 3,837 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 )

45 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 3,739 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 )

50 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 3,366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three women, detectives with a mysterious boss, retrieve stolen voice-ID software, using martial arts, tech skills, and sex appeal
Ghostbusters by Ivan Reitman( Visual )

46 editions published between 1984 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When ghosts go on a rampage, only the Ghostbusters can save the world
The social network by David Fincher( Visual )

38 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,226 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
A river runs through it by Robert Redford( Visual )

25 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
Close encounters of the third kind by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

41 editions published between 1977 and 2017 in English and held by 3,147 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. Included is a featurette
Memoirs of a geisha by Rob Marshall( Visual )

33 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 3,111 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
Erin Brockovich by Steven Soderbergh( Visual )

31 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 3,099 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 Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown( Visual )

23 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 3,064 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 Gillian Armstrong( Visual )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and Multiple languages and held by 2,971 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 )

52 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 2,949 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 )

30 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and held by 2,928 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 )

31 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 2,783 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 2,768 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 )

43 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,752 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
Annie by Charles Strouse( Visual )

31 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 2,727 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 )

32 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in English and German and held by 2,693 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
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The Da Vinci Code
Stuart LittleThe karate kidGandhiCharlie's angelsGhostbustersA river runs through itClose encounters of the third kindMemoirs of a geisha
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