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Columbia Pictures

Works: 2,643 works in 9,161 publications in 7 languages and 550,168 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Film adaptations  Science fiction films  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 )

99 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 9,783 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 )

75 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in English and held by 6,767 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!
Stuart Little by Rob Minkoff( Visual )

44 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 5,035 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 )

49 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 4,719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the comic strip character Little Orphan Annie, who is adopted by billionaire "Daddy" Warbucks
Men in black II by Barry Sonnenfeld( Visual )

64 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 4,462 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
The amazing Spider-Man by Andrew Garfield( Visual )

58 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 4,363 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. Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he, and with the return of old friend Harry Osborn, 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 3,904 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 )

42 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 3,770 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 3,413 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 )

24 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 3,250 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

In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg's 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. Bonus features include audio commentaries with David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin and cast
Memoirs of a geisha by Rob Marshall( Visual )

37 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and Polish and held by 3,189 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 3,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Starman: An alien, from a distant planet, lands in Wisconsin and arrives at the remote cabin of Jenny Hayden, a distraught young widow. The alien (Starman) convinces her to drive him to Arizona, explaining that if he is not picked up by his mothership in three days he will die. En route, Starman demonstrates the power of universal love, while Jenny rediscovers her human feelings for passion
Erin Brockovich by Steven Soderbergh( Visual )

31 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 3,123 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 Ron Howard( Visual )

27 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 3,108 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
Little women by Louisa May Alcott( Visual )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and Multiple languages and held by 3,016 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 )

31 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 2,870 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 2,798 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 )

28 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in English and held by 2,757 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 )

41 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,745 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
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