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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)

Overview
Works: 5,805 works in 12,952 publications in 7 languages and 1,035,740 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Science fiction films  Biographical films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Superhero films  Animated films  Comedy films  History 
Roles: fds, Distributor, Publisher, Producer, Actor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
Spider-man 2 by Sam Raimi( Visual )

53 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 5,242 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
Cloudy with a chance of meatballs by Judi Barrett( Visual )

44 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 4,267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flint Lockwood is a young inventor who dreams of creating something that will improve everyone's life. Sam Sparks is a weathergirl covering the town's weather phenomenon, but chooses to hide her intelligence behind a perky exterior. Tim Lockwood is Flint's technophobic father. Brent is the town bully who has plagued Flint since childhood. Mayor Shelbourne exploits Flint's newest invention so he can put the town, and more importantly himself, on the map. By-the-rules town cop Earl Devereaux has a rule-breaking son, Cal. In a town where food drops from the sky like rain, Flint hopes to create something that will change everyone's life. However, when the weather takes a turn for the worse, the residents of the town of Chewandswallow will find their eating habits have drastically changed
Hotel Transylvania by Peter Baynham( Visual )

23 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 3,780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everything seems to be changing for the better at Hotel Transylvania. Dracula's rigid monster-only hotel policy has finally relaxed, opening up its doors to human guests. But behind closed coffins, Drac is worried that his adorable half-human, half-vampire grandson, Dennis, isn't showing signs of being a vampire
The pursuit of happyness by Gabriele Muccino( Visual )

28 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 3,387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chris Gardner is an intelligent, energetic guy who can't catch a break. In the sluggish Bay Area economy of 1981, he's losing ground, by investing all his family's money in high cost bone-density scanners. His wife leaves him, he loses his apartment, and with his 5-year-old son in tow joins the ranks of the homeless, if not the hopeless. Bounced from shelter to shelter, he finds himself a single dad who has to support and care for a young child. Impressing a Dean Witter higher-up by solving a Rubik's cube during a taxi ride, Chris gets a place in a stockbroker-training program. But internships don't pay, and there's no guarantee he'll be offered a job at the end of it. Against all odds, he pushes toward success, and eventually turns his life around
Rent by Jonathan Larson( Visual )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 3,261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film captures the last Broadway performance of the long running rock musical RENT. Loosely based on Puccini's opera "La Bohème," it tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York's Lower East Side in the thriving days of Bohemian Alphabet City, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. Roommates, friends, lovers, at times enemies, the struggles of documentary filmmaker Mark, musician Roger, dancer Mimi, performance artist Maureen, public interest lawyer Joanne, teacher/anarchist Tom Collins and his drag queen lover Angel, with their sell-out landlord Benjamin "Benny" Coffin III revolve around the rent. As a year unfolds, they face a host of personal trials and begin coming to terms with the limits of their aspirations and relationships
The social network by David Fincher( Visual )

33 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 3,192 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
Memoirs of a geisha by Rob Marshall( Visual )

22 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 3,175 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
Breaking bad by Bryan Cranston( Visual )

27 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 3,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After an unremarkable chemistry teacher learns he has terminal cancer, he turns to an exciting life of crime to provide for his loved ones
The Da Vinci Code by Ron Howard( Visual )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 3,099 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
Resident evil : afterlife by Paul Anderson( Visual )

39 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in English and held by 2,951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a world ravaged by a virus infection, turning its victims into the undead, Alice continues on her journey to find survivors and lead them to safety. Her deadly battle with the Umbrella Corporation reaches new heights, but Alice gets some unexpected help from an old friend. A new lead that promises a safe haven takes them to Los Angeles, but when they arrive the city is overrun by thousands of undead, and Alice and her comrades are about to step into a deadly trap
Jesse Stone by Robert Harmon( Visual )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 2,909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following his divorce and the loss of his job as a homicide detective with the LAPD, Jesse Stone travels across the country to Paradise, Massachusetts where he is recruited by the town's board of selectmen to become the new Chief of Police. But things are not quite so heavenly in Paradise, as Stone starts off his first day on the job investigating a domestic abuse case that leads to a money-laundering scheme possibly involving bank manager Hasty Hathaway-- one of the men responsible for hiring Stone
Captain Phillips by Paul Greengrass( Visual )

24 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 2,879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, which was the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years
Julie & Julia by Nora Ephron( Visual )

19 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 2,837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julie Powell is a frustrated insurance worker who wants to be a writer. Trying to find a challenge in her life, she decides to cook her way through Julia Child's 'Mastering the Art of French Cooking' in one year, and to blog about it. As Julie begins to find her groove as a cook, and her voice as a writer, the project takes on a life of its own. The project provides the struggling young woman with her life's purpose, to her very pleasant surprise. Julia Child has an amazing love affair with her dashing husband, Paul, all while embracing life and French food. Julie lovingly celebrates the life on one of American food's most influential and beloved figureheads
Zero Dark Thirty by Kathryn Bigelow( Visual )

18 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 2,690 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
Inside job by Charles H Ferguson( Visual )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 2,677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an analysis of the global financial crisis of 2008. At a cost of over $20 trillion, it caused millions of people to lose their jobs and homes in the worst recession since the Great Depression and nearly resulted in a global financial collapse. Through exhaustive research and extensive interviews with key financial insiders, politicians, journalists, and academics, this film traces the rise of a rogue industry which has corrupted politics, regulation, and academia -- Melvyl
The Monuments Men by George Clooney( Visual )

12 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 2,574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unlikely World War II platoon has been tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. With the art trapped behind enemy lines, and with the German army under orders to destroy everything as the Reich fell, how could they possibly succeed? But as the Monuments Men, as they were called, found themselves in a race against time, they would risk their lives to protect mankind's greatest achievements
Capote by Bennett Miller( Visual )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 2,520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1959, Truman Capote was a popular writer for The New Yorker. He learns about the horrific and senseless murder of a family of four in Halcomb, Kansas. Inspired by the story, Capote and his partner, Harper Lee, travel to the town to do research for an article. However, as Capote digs deeper into the story, he is inspired to expand the project into what would be his greatest work, "In Cold Blood."
District 9 by Neill Blomkamp( Visual )

25 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 2,491 WorldCat member 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
American Hustle by David O Russell( Visual )

14 editions published in 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld, who 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
The karate kid by John G Avildsen( Visual )

28 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and Turkish and held by 2,418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miyagi returns with Daniel to his Okinawa home for the first time in 45 years. Miyagi encounters Yukie, the woman he left behind when he immigrated to America. And just as Daniel falls in love with her teenage niece Kumiko, two enemies arise to challenge both couples' happiness. Sato is the man whom Yukie was once supposed to marry, and Chozen, his vicious nephew who's taken an instant dislike to Daniel. Now, to satisify their family honor, they've challenged Miyagi and Daniel each to a karate match
 
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Cloudy with a chance of meatballsThe pursuit of happynessRentMemoirs of a geishaBreaking badThe Da Vinci CodeResident evil : afterlifeJesse Stone