Lions Gate Films
Most widely held works by Lions Gate Films
Precious (based on the novel 'Push' by Sapphire) ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 2,089 libraries worldwide
In 1987, obese, illiterate, black 16-year-old Claireece 'Precious' Jones lives in Harlem with her dysfunctional family. She has been raped and impregnated twice by her father, Carl. She suffers constant physical, mental and sexual abuse from her unemployed mother, Mary. After getting pregnant for the second time, Precious is suspended from her school. Her principal arranges to have her attend an alternative school where her new teacher, Ms. Rain, helps Precious learn to read and she responds to this glimmer of hope. Precious also meets Mrs. Weiss, a social worker, who discovers the abuse and incest that Precious has had to endure. Her father dies of AIDS and Precious learns that she is now HIV-positive.
Akeelah and the bee ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,977 libraries worldwide
Eleven year-old Akeelah Anderson's life is not easy: her father is dead, her mom ignores her, her brother runs with the local gangbangers. She is a smart girl, but her environment threatens to strangle her aspirations. Responding to a threat by her school's principal, Akeelah decides to participate in a spelling bee to avoid detention for her many absences. Much to her surprise and embarrassment, she wins. Her principal asks her to seek coaching from Dr. Larabee, an English professor, for the more prestigious regional bee. As the possibility of making it all the way to the Scripps National Spelling Bee looms, Akeelah could provide her community with someone to rally around and be proud of. First Akeelah has to overcome her insecurities, her distracting home life, and the knowledge that there is a field of more experienced and privileged fellow spellers.
Frida ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,944 libraries worldwide
The life of artist Frida Kahlo, from her humble upbringing to her worldwide fame and controversy that surrounded both her and her husband, Diego Rivera.
Crash ( Visual )
23 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,780 libraries worldwide
A car accident brings together a group of strangers in Los Angeles. Crash takes a provocative, unflinching look at the complexities of racial tolerance in contemporary America.
Girl with a pearl earring ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 1,707 libraries worldwide
17-year-old Griet must work to support her family, so she becomes a maid in the house of Johannes Vermeer, where she attracts the master painter's attention. He is commissioned to paint Griet, and the result is one of the greatest paintings ever created.
3:10 to Yuma ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,688 libraries worldwide
Arizona in the late 1800s. Infamous outlaw Ben Wade and his vicious gang of thieves and murderers have plagued the Southern Railroad. When Wade is captured, Civil War veteran Dan Evans, struggling to survive on his drought-plagued ranch, volunteers to deliver him alive to the train that will take the killer to trial. On the trail, Evans and Wade, each from very different worlds, begin to earn each other's respect. But with Wade's outfit on their trail, and dangers at every turn, the mission soon becomes a violent, impossible journey toward each man's destiny.
Grizzly man ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,682 libraries worldwide
Filmmaker Werner Herzog investigates the death of preservationist and former television actor Timothy Treadwell, who was killed in the Alaskan wilderness, along with his girlfriend Amie Huguenard, by the bears he lived among and dedicated his life to protecting.
Away from her ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1,671 libraries worldwide
Fiona and Grant are an Ontario couple who have been married for over 40 years. During the twilight of their years, Grant is forced to face the fact that Fiona's 'forgetfulness' actually is Alzheimer's. After Fiona wanders away and is found, the decision is made for her to go into a nursing home. For the first time in their relationship, they are forced to undergo a separation since this is the nursing home 'no-vistors, ' first 30 days policy of a patient's stay. When Grant visits Fiona after the orientation period, he is devastated to find out that not only has she seemingly forgotten him, but she has transferred her affections to another man. As the distance between husband and wife grows, Grant must draw upon his love for Fiona to perform an act of self-sacrifice in order to ensure her happiness.
The day after tomorrow ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 1,611 libraries worldwide
When global warming triggers the onset of a new Ice Age, tornadoes flatten Los Angeles, a tidal wave engulfs New York City and the entire Northern Hemisphere begins to freeze solid. Now, climatologist Jack Hall, his son Sam, and a small band of survivors must ride out the growing superstorm and stay alive in the face of an enemy more powerful and relentless than anything anyone has ever encountered: Mother Nature.
Winter's bone ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1,585 libraries worldwide
Seventeen-year-old Ree Dolly sets out to track down her father who put their house up for his bail bond and then disappeared. If she fails to find him, she and her family will be turned out into the Ozark woods. Challenging her outlaw kin's code of silence and risking her life, Ree hacks through the lies, evasions, and threats offered up by her relatives and begins to piece together the truth.
W ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,501 libraries worldwide
A look at the life of the 43rd president of the United States, from his beginnings as a privileged alcoholic to his becoming a born-again Christian whose belief in religious destiny helped move him to the top ranks of political power. How Christianity turned his life around, how he met and married his wife, and the days before his decision to declare war on Iraq are featured.
The cove ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,447 libraries worldwide
In a sleepy lagoon off the coast of Japan is a highly guarded secret. During the night, Taiji fishermen engage in an unseen hunt for thousands of dolphins. The work is so horrifying, the fishermen will stop at nothing to keep it hidden from the outside world. When a team of elite activists, filmmakers, and free-divers embark on a secret mission to penetrate their cover, the shocking discoveries they find there are just the tip of the iceberg.
Monster's ball ( Visual )
18 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 1,411 libraries worldwide
Hank and Leticia inhabit stark, queasy realities of the contemporary South, he as a death row corrections officer and she as the soon-to-be widow of an inmate whose execution Hank helps conduct. In the aftermath of the execution, both lose their children to tragic deaths and they form an unlikely bond.
Bella ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,337 libraries worldwide
"An international soccer star is on his way to sign a multimillion dollar contract when a series of events unfold that brings his career to an abrupt end. A beautiful waitress, struggling to make it in New York City, discovers something about herself that she's unprepared for. In one irreversible moment, their lives are turned upside down-- until a simple gesture of kindness brings them both together, turning an ordinary day into an unforgettable experience"--Container.
New in town ( Visual )
8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,335 libraries worldwide
A high-powered consultant in love with her upscale Miami lifestyle is sent to a small Minnesota town, in the middle of nowhere, to oversee the restructuring of a blue collar manufacturing plant. She endures a frosty reception from the locals, along with the icy roads and freezing weather. She warms up to the small town's charm, and eventually finds herself being accepted by the community. When she's ordered to close down the plant and put the entire community out of work, she's forced to reconsider her goals and priorities. Now she needs to find a way to save the town.
Brothers ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,312 libraries worldwide
Captain Sam Cahill is embarking on his fourth tour of duty, leaving behind his beloved wife and two daughters. When Sam's Blackhawk helicopter is shot down in the mountains of Afghanistan, the worst is presumed, leaving an enormous void in the family. Despite a dark history, Sam's charismatic younger brother steps in to fill the family void.
Rabbit hole ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,262 libraries worldwide
Becca and Howie Corbett are returning to their everyday existence in the wake of a shocking, sudden loss. Just eight months ago, they were a happy suburban family with everything they wanted. Now, they are caught in a maze of memory, longing, guilt, recrimination, sarcasm and tightly controlled rage from which they cannot escape. The journey is an intimate glimpse into two people learning to re-engage with each other and a world that has been tilted off its axis.
The red violin ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,234 libraries worldwide
An appraiser of rare musical instruments traces the history of a blood-red violin and everyone whose lives it touched.
The forbidden kingdom ( Visual )
7 editions published in 2008 in English and Chinese and held by 1,199 libraries worldwide
Jason is an American teenager who is obsessed with Hong Kong cinema and kung-fu classics. He makes an extraordinary discovery in a Chinatown pawnshop: the legendary stick weapon of the Chinese sage and warrior, the Monkey King. With the lost relic in hand, Jason unexpectedly finds himself traveling back to ancient China. He meets the drunken kungfu master, Lu Yan; an enigmatic and skillful Silent Monk; and the vengeance-bent Golden Sparrow. Jason is lead on a quest to return the staff to its rightful owner, the Monkey King, who has been imprisoned in stone by the evil Jade Warlord for five hundred years. Along the way, while attempting to outmaneuver scores of killers, Jason learns about honor, loyalty and friendship and the true meaning of kungfu.
Dogma ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 1,032 libraries worldwide
Two banished angels find a loophole that would get them back into heaven. The only snag? They'll be destroying existence in the process. In an effort to stop them, the overworked voice of God (Alan Rickman) taps cynical mortal Bethany to save the world by preventing the angels from reaching their unholy destination.
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