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Weinstein Company

Overview
Works: 484 works in 2,175 publications in 6 languages and 197,386 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Historical films  Film adaptations  Biographical films  Action and adventure films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  History  Romance films 
Roles: Producer, Distributor, prn, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Weinstein Company
The King's Speech by Tom Hooper( Visual )

40 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 3,515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The King's Speech" presents a sideways glance at a crucial period in 20th-century history--as the monumentally awkward Prince Albert, or Bertie, becomes King George VI unexpectedly in 1936 when his older brother Edward VIII abdicates to marry American divorcée Wallis Simpson. In imperial Britain between the wars, that was problem enough, but Bertie suffered from a chronic stammer that made his public appearances painful for everyone. In an age of radio, the monarch has become a symbol, which means that the King speaks to his people--regularly. Bertie and his wife, the high-spirited Princess Elizabeth find their way to an Australian-born speech therapist and amateur actor named Lionel Logue. Logue isn't a doctor, has no academic credentials, and is viewed by proper authorities as a charlatan. Oddly enough, each of these men is a desperate misfit badly in need of a new friend and a bit more self-esteem. A real friend, it seems, was exactly the medicine the future king required
Sicko by Michael Moore( Visual )

31 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmmaker Michael Moore critiques the American health care system, focusing especially on the HMOs, drug companies, and congressmen who profit from the status quo. Also includes an analysis of the health care systems in Canada, England, France and Cuba, where free universal health care is the norm
Django Unchained by Quentin Tarantino( Visual )

42 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,751 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
Inglourious basterds by Quentin Tarantino( Visual )

41 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During World War II, a group of Jewish-American guerilla soldiers led by Lt. Aldo Raine, known as 'The Basterds, ' are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. The Basterds soon cross paths with a French-Jewish woman who runs a movie theater in Paris which is targeted by the soldiers. A plot is set in motion to kill the Nazis at the theater's movie premiere, including Adolf Hitler
The great debaters by Denzel Washington( Visual )

24 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and French and held by 2,658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melvin B. Tolson is a professor at Wiley College in Texas. Wiley is a small African-American college. In 1935, Tolson inspired students to form the school's first debate team. Tolson turns a group of underdog students into a historically elite debate team which goes on to challenge Harvard in the national championship. Inspired by a true story
The imitation game by Morten Tyldum( Visual )

15 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 2,583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Famously leading a team of codebreakers, mathematician Alan Turing created a computer capable of breaking the codes devised by Germany's Enigma machine during WWII, significantly contributing to shortening the war, and saving millions of lives. Only a few years later, British authorities ignorant of his contributions convicted him for the crime of homosexuality, significantly contributing to shortening his life
The Iron Lady by Phyllida Lloyd( Visual )

25 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and French and held by 2,573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A surprising and intimate portrait of Margaret Thatcher, the first and only female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. One of the 20th century's most famous and influential women, Thatcher came from nowhere to smash through barriers of gender and class to be heard in a male-dominated world
The Artist by Michel Hazanavicius( Visual )

31 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1927, George Valentin is a silent movie superstar. However, the advent of the talkies will kill his career and he will sink into oblivion. For young extra Peppy Miller, it seems the sky's the limit as major movie stardom awaits. Though their careers are taking different paths their destinies will become entwined
The Butler by Lee Daniels( Visual )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 2,487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by a true story, Cecil Gaines is a devoted husband, father, and White House butler who served eight Presidential administrations during the turbulent politics and civil rights battles of twentieth century America
Silver linings playbook by David O Russell( Visual )

27 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 2,454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a man who has lost everything, his house, his job, his wife, and how he creates his own silver linings from the bonds he forms with his family and friends
The fighter by Mark Wahlberg( Visual )

29 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Micky Ward ... is a struggling boxer long overshadowed by his older brother and trainer, Dicky ..., a local legend battling his own demons. Their explosive relationship threatens to take them both down. However, the bond of blood may be their only chance to redeem their pasts and, at last, give their hard-luck town what it's been waiting for, pride"--Container. Based on a true story
Philomena by Stephen Frears( Visual )

16 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and French and held by 2,402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Judi Dench stars in the story of Philomena Lee, mother to a boy conceived out of wedlock and given up for adoption. Nearly 50 years later, Philomena meets Martin Sixsmith, a former BBC reporter looking for his next big story. Together, they embark on a journey to locate her long lost son. As the pieces of the puzzle come together, the unlikely travel companions form a comic and heartwarming friendship."--Container
The Giver by Phillip Noyce( Visual )

25 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 2,304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the real world
The reader by Stephen Daldry( Visual )

30 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 2,263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What have we learned (and what might we have forgotten) from history's bloody backwash? Guilt, love, and history are three skeins, woven together to create human beings or, alternately, human monsters. The question of wartime culpability undergirds the May-December romance in postwar Berlin between Hanna, a weary-looking, sexually rapacious streetcar ticket-taker and Michael, a young schoolboy whom she seduces, ravenously and to his great delight. One day, Hanna is gone, with no explanation, and Michael grows into a promising young law student. His class attends a trial, where the new Germany judges the past and, by default, the lovers as well."--Container
Lion by Garth Davis( Visual )

13 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 2,252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five-year-old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of kilometers across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home
The hateful eight by Quentin Tarantino( Visual )

16 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 2,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tarantino writes like a flamethrower in this western whodunit. He brings the war home, baby, with all the political, geographical, social, sexual and racial implications we're still wrangling with today."--Rolling Stone
Woman in Gold by Alexi Kaye Campbell( Visual )

16 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 2,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sixty years after she fled Vienna during World War II, an elderly Jewish woman, Maria Altmann, starts her journey to retrieve family possessions seized by the Nazis, among them Klimt's famous painting Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I. Together with her inexperienced but plucky young lawyer Randy Schoenberg, she embarks upon a major battle which takes them all the way to the heart of the Austrian establishment and the U.S. Supreme Court"--Container
August: Osage County by Meryl Streep( Visual )

19 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 2,087 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The darkly hilarious and deeply touching story of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose lives converge when a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional mother who raised them"--Container
Bully( Visual )

25 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 2,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a character-driven documentary following five kids and families over the course of a school year. Offering insight into different facets of America's bullying crisis, the stories include two families who have lost children to suicide and a mother awaiting the fate of her 14-year-old daughter, who has been incarcerated after bringing a gun on her school bus. Documentary provides an intimate and often shocking glimpse into homes, classrooms, cafeterias and principals' offices
Carol by Todd Haynes( Visual )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 2,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two women from very different backgrounds find themselves in an unexpected love affair in 1950s New York. As conventional norms of the time challenge their undeniable attraction, an honest story emerges to reveal the resilience of the heart in the face of change. A young woman in her twenties, Therese is a clerk working in a Manhattan department store and dreaming of a more fulfilling life when she meets Carol, an alluring woman trapped in a loveless, convenient marriage
 
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Alternative Names
The Weinstein Company.

TWC

TWC (Weinstein Company)

Languages
English (465)

French (10)

German (3)

Italian (3)

Spanish (3)

Turkish (2)