Most widely held works by Tri-Star Pictures
Glory ( Visual )
37 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and French and held by 2,628 libraries worldwide
Two idealistic young Bostonians lead the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, America's first Black regiment in the Civil War.
Sleepless in Seattle ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 1,831 libraries worldwide
After hearing a man confess his love for his dearly departed wife on a call-in radio show, a woman falls deeply, inexplicably in love with him. Deciding he is her destiny, she treks across country on a wildly romantic impulse to meet him.
Legends of the fall ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 1,753 libraries worldwide
An epic Western saga about a woman and the three sons of a Montana rancher who love her, told against the backdrop of World War I.
Philadelphia ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and Italian and held by 1,735 libraries worldwide
Powerful story of two lawyers who join together to sue a prestigious Philadelphia law firm when the firm fires one of them because he has AIDS.
District 9 ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 1,624 libraries worldwide
Back in the 1980s, a giant spacecraft stalled in the skies over Johannesburg. 1.8 million of the aliens that were aboard were rescued, and placed in a refugee camp--District 9. Over the next 20 years, District 9 became a teeming shantytown like so many others in the developing world. Although there is evidence that the extraterrestrials represent an advanced civilization, their lives on Earth are marked by squalor, dysfunction, and xenophobic hostility. Now, the mass eviction of the aliens is due to commence, overseen by the military/corporate entity MultiNational United. Middle manager Wikus Van De Merwe finds himself in charge, and cannot believe the good luck of his sudden promotion, until events spin out of control, and he realizes he is little more than a pawn in a horrific multinational/intergalactic experiment.
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 1,486 libraries worldwide
Adaptation of the classic horror story in which a young doctor creates life. The creature he assembles from the bodies of convicts and the brain of a brilliant scientist soon realizes that he will be rejected by society and goes on a rampage seeking revenge on the doctor who gave him life.
As good as it gets ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and Chinese and held by 1,474 libraries worldwide
New York City. Melvin Udall, a cranky, bigoted, obsessive-compulsive writer, finds his life turned upside down when neighboring gay artist Simon is hospitalized and his dog is entrusted to Melvin. In addition, Carol, the only waitress who will tolerate him, must leave work to care for her sick son, making it impossible for Melvin to eat breakfast.
The natural ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and held by 1,461 libraries worldwide
Nothing was going to stop Roy Hobbs from fulfilling his boyhood dream of baseball stardom. As a 14-year old he fashions a baseball bat from an oak tree. He soon impresses major league scouts with his ability. His talent also catches the eye of a sportswriter who eventually becomes instrumental in Hobbs' career. The appearance of a mysterious woman, however, shatters his dream. Years later Hobbs reappears as a rookie for the New York Knights and has an opportunity to share in their race for the pennant.
Steel magnolias ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in English and held by 1,393 libraries worldwide
A young diabetic's decision to have a baby may cost her life. This choice leaves her own mother torn between love and anger, while her loyal friends support her and try to deal with their own feelings.
Jerry Maguire ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 1,357 libraries worldwide
A sports agent suddenly discovers his scruples and promptly loses his job. But with the help of one loyal colleague and one outrageous client, he learns that loving well is the best revenge.
As good as it gets ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1,341 libraries worldwide
Melvin Udall is an obsessive-compulsive novelist with Manhattan's meanest mouth. But when his gay neighbor Simon is hospitalized, Melvin is forced to babysit Simon's dog. And that unexpected act of kindness-- along with waitress Carol Connelly-- helps put Melvin back in the human race.
Premonition ( Visual )
12 editions published in 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 1,338 libraries worldwide
A housewife's life is shattered when she finds out the her husband Jim is killed in a gruesome car accident, but when she awakes the next morning, he is still alive and well. As she keeps having dreams about his death, she must decide what to do.
Rudy ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 1,306 libraries worldwide
Although people have told Rudy all his life he's not good enough, smart enough or big enough, nothing can stop his impossible dream of playing football for Notre Dame.
Matilda ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and French and held by 1,282 libraries worldwide
Matilda is a super-smart little girl who is woefully ignored and ridiculed by her self-centered parents. They send her to a school with a mean, bullying principal, where she learns she has special powers that can help her, her friends, and her kind and gentle teacher.
My best friend's wedding ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 1,274 libraries worldwide
Commitment-shy Jules Potter has four days to steal back her best friend Michael before he marries someone else.
The mask of Zorro ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 1,273 libraries worldwide
The elder Zorro comes out of retirement to train a new Zorro to fight the enemy Montero.
The fisher king ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 1,243 libraries worldwide
A deejay who finds himself penniless is plucked from disaster by a homeless history professor, who lives in a fantasy world full of castles, Red Knights and damsels in distress. Together they begin a modern quest for redemption and the Holy Grail.
Hook ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and Chinese and held by 1,192 libraries worldwide
A high-flying adventure from the magic of Steven Spielberg, Hook stars Robin Williams as a grown-up Peter Pan and Dustin Hoffman as the infamous Captain Hook.
Madeline ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 1,181 libraries worldwide
This family comedy is based on the stories by Ludwig Bemelmans about the smallest of twelve Parisian schoolgirls.
The Muppets take Manhattan ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1984 and 2001 in English and held by 1,138 libraries worldwide
The Muppets take their musical show to Broadway, but discover the road there is not as straight as they had hoped.
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