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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)

Overview
Works: 6,577 works in 15,398 publications in 7 languages and 1,089,759 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Biographical films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Science fiction films  Superhero films  Historical films  History  Animated films 
Roles: fds, Distributor, prn, Publisher, Producer, Actor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
Spider-man 2 by Sam Raimi( Visual )

58 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 5,288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Parker is finally happy: he is doing well at the school, girlfriend MJ Watson loves him, and the whole city loves Spider-Man, finally bestowing upon him the praise he so rightly deserves. But peace may not be possible for a superhero. Harry Osborn has taken up his late father's mantle--becoming The New Goblin, bent on revenge. Uncle Ben's real killer, Flint Marko, has been transformed into the Sandman. An alien symbiote has attached itself to the Spider suit, turning it black, enhancing its powers, and warping Peter's personality. When Peter finally overcomes the contaminated suit, it infects rival Bugle photographer Eddie Brock, who becomes villain Venom. In this battle, Peter must conquer his personal darkness as well as Spider-Mans foes, free the compassionate hero within, and trade teenage self-absorption for adulthood
Cloudy with a chance of meatballs by Judi Barrett( Visual )

53 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 4,332 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 Adam Sandler( Visual )

25 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

MPAA: Some rude humor, action and scary images
The pursuit of happyness by Gabriele Muccino( Visual )

31 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 3,446 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
The social network by David Fincher( Visual )

40 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 3,252 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 )

27 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 3,188 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
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown( Visual )

28 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 3,112 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
Breaking bad by Bryan Cranston( Visual )

22 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 3,108 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
Resident evil : afterlife by Paul Anderson( Visual )

42 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in English and French and held by 3,054 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 from the undead 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 )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,937 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 )

29 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[An] examination of the 2009 hijacking of the U.S. container ship MV Maersk Alabama by a crew of Somali pirates. Based on a true story, the film focuses on the Alabama's commanding officer, Captain Richard Phillips ... and the Somali pirate captain, [Abduwali] Muse ... who takes him hostage"--Container
Julie & Julia by Nora Ephron( Visual )

22 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Turkish and held by 2,843 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 )

16 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 2,754 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 )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,676 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
The Monuments Men by George Clooney( Visual )

18 editions published in 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,620 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
Rent by Chris Columbus( Visual )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 2,535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on the year in the life of a group of friends in New York's East Village. The "bohemians" live carefree lives of art, music, sex, and drugs. It is carefree until Mark, an aspiring filmmaker, and Roger, an aspiring songwriter, find out they owe a year's rent to Benny. Benny is a former friend who had promised them free rent when he married the landlord's daughter. Roger has also attracted the attention of his downstairs neighbor, Mimi. Mark's former girlfriend, Maureen, has found a new romance in a lawyer named Joanne. Philosophy professor Tom finds his soul mate in drag queen Angel. With this being the late 1980s, the threat of AIDS is always present
Capote by Bennett Miller( Visual )

23 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 2,533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the night of November 14, 1959, in Holcomb, Kansas, a farmhouse is broken into by Perry Smith and Dick Hickock. With a 'no witness' policy, they murder the entire family. Truman Capote, a popular writer for The New Yorker, learns about the horrific and senseless murder. Inspired by the story material, Capote and his partner, Harper Lee, travel to Holcomb to do research for an article. As Capote digs deeper into the story, he decides to expand the project into what would be his greatest work, 'In Cold Blood.' He arranges extensive interviews with Smith and Hickock, especially with Smith, a man with a troubled history. As he works on his book, Capote feels some compassion for Smith and helps the duo get a new lawyer. However, that feeling deeply conflicts with his need to finished his book which only an execution can provide. That conflict and the mixed motives for both interviewer and subject make for a troubling experience that would produce an literary account that would redefine modern non-fiction
American Hustle by David O Russell( Visual )

15 editions published in 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictional film set in the alluring world of one of the most stunning scandals to rock our nation, American Hustle is the story of brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld, who along with his equally cunning and seductive 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, mayor of Camden, 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
District 9 by Neill Blomkamp( Visual )

31 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 2,516 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
Angels & demons by Dan Brown( Visual )

31 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon works to solve a murder and prevent a terrorist act against the Vatican
 
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Cloudy with a chance of meatballsThe pursuit of happynessMemoirs of a geishaThe Da Vinci CodeBreaking badResident evil : afterlifeJesse StoneJulie & Julia