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The Best Columbia Pictures Movies

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List of Columbia Pictures movies, ranked best to worst, including trailers, genres, and release dates. Columbia Pictures produced and/or distributed these films, which are listed in alphabetical order and sortable by any column. This is a list of all notable and most famous Columbia Pictures films, including movie posters when available. It answers the questions, "What movies did Columbia Pictures produce?" and "What films did Columbia Pictures distribute?" Everything from Rain or Shine to Outside These Walls is included on this list. This best Columbia Pictures movies list displays shorts as well as feature films made by Columbia Pictures, including theatrical releases, limited releases, and made-for-TV Columbia Pictures movies. You can also manipulate this list of movies by this production company. (386 Movies)
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  • Lawrence of Arabia1
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    Lawrence of Arabia

    Omar Sharif, Peter O'Toole

    Released1962

    Directed byDavid Lean

    Lawrence of Arabia is a 1962 British epic adventure drama film based on the life of T. E....  more
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    #10 of 46 Movies That Won Best Picture at the Oscars and Golden Globes#10 of 374 The 50+ Best War Movies Ever Made, Ranked

  • My Girl2
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    My Girl

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Macaulay Culkin

    Released1991

    Directed byHoward Zieff

    My Girl is a 1991 American comedy-drama film directed by Howard Zieff and written by Laurice...  more
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    #64 of 372 'Old' Movies Every Young Person Needs To Watch In Their Lifetime#7 of 277 The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry

  • Gandhi3
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    Gandhi

    Daniel Day-Lewis, Ben Kingsley

    Released1982

    Directed byRichard Attenborough

    Gandhi is a 1982 epic biographical film which dramatises the life of Mohandas Karamchand...  more
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    #23 of 275 The Best Movies Based On True Stories#352 of 522 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked

  • Girl, Interrupted4
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    Girl, Interrupted

    Angelina Jolie, Winona Ryder

    Released1999

    Directed byJames Mangold

    Girl, Interrupted is a 1999 American drama film, and an adaptation of Susanna Kaysen's 1993...  more
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    #119 of 782 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made#35 of 170 The Most Utterly Depressing Movies Ever Made

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo5
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    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara

    Released2011

    Directed byDavid Fincher

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a 2011 Swedish-American mystery thriller film based on the...  more
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    #46 of 230 The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time#80 of 369 The Best Movies Based On Books

  • Yours, Mine and Ours6
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    Yours, Mine and Ours

    Miranda Cosgrove, Dennis Quaid

    Released2005

    Directed byRaja Gosnell

    Yours, Mine & Ours is a 2005 American family comedy film about a family with eighteen...  more
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    #11 of 40 The Best Movies About Men Raising Kids#4 of 26 The Funniest Movies About Parenting

  • Ghostbusters7
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    Ghostbusters

    Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver

    Released1984

    Directed byIvan Reitman

    Ghostbusters is a 1984 American sci-fi-fantasy comedy film, directed and produced by Ivan...  more
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  • Goosebumps8
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    Goosebumps

    Jack Black, Odeya Rush

    Released2015

    Directed byRob Letterman

    Goosebumps is a 2015 American comedy horror fantasy film directed by Rob Letterman and written...  more
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  • The Pink Panther9
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    The Pink Panther

    Beyoncé Knowles, Steve Martin

    Released2006

    Directed byShawn Levy

    The Pink Panther is a 2006 American detective comedy film and a reboot of The Pink Panther...  more
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    #68 of 117 The Best Movies Based on TV Shows#102 of 247 The Best Whodunit Movies

  • Stuart Little 210
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    Stuart Little 2

    Hugh Laurie, Geena Davis

    Released2002

    Directed byRob Minkoff

    Stuart Little 2 is a 2002 American live-action film, directed by Rob Minkoff and starring...  more
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    #42 of 92 The Best James Woods Movies#35 of 60 The Best Movies About Adoption

  • The Adventures of Milo and Otis11
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    The Adventures of Milo and Otis

    Dudley Moore, Shigeru Tsuyugushi

    Released1986

    Directed byMasanori Hata

    The Adventures of Milo and Otis is an Japanese adventure comedy-drama film about two animals,...  more
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    #34 of 190 The Greatest Animal Movies Ever Made#19 of 33 The Greatest Classic Films the Whole Family Will Love

  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind12
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    Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr

    Released1977

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    Close Encounters of the Third Kind is a 1977 science fiction film, written and directed by...  more
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    #624 of 1,189 Every Oscar Winning Film Ever#321 of 1,540 The Most Rewatchable Movies

  • The Karate Kid13
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    The Karate Kid

    Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio

    Released1984

    Directed byJohn G. Avildsen

    The Karate Kid is a 1984 American martial arts romantic drama film directed by John G....  more
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    #31 of 204 The Best Sports Movies Ever Made#14 of 65 The Best Adventure Movies for Kids

  • The Fifth Element14
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    The Fifth Element

    Milla Jovovich, Bruce Willis

    Released1997

    Directed byLuc Besson

    The Fifth Element is a 1997 English-language French science fiction action film directed and...  more
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  • A League of Their Own15
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    A League of Their Own

    Madonna, Tom Hanks

    Released1992

    Directed byPenny Marshall

    A League of Their Own is a 1992 American comedy-drama film that tells a fictionalized account...  more
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    #3 of 12 Movies Where The Cast And Crew Disagreed About Its Meaning#10 of 102 The All-Time Best Baseball Films

  • Peter Pan16
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    Peter Pan

    Jason Isaacs, Saffron Burrows

    Released2003

    Directed byP. J. Hogan

    Peter Pan is a 2003 Australian-American-British fantasy film released by Universal Pictures,...  more
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    #28 of 96 The Best Film Adaptations of Young Adult Novels#18 of 105 The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time

  • The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland17
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    The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland

    Vanessa L. Williams, Mandy Patinkin

    Released1999

    Directed byGary Halvorson

    The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland is a 1999 American musical fantasy-comedy film directed...  more
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    #158 of 244 The Best Movies For Kids#61 of 199 The Best G-Rated Children's Movies

  • A Raisin in the Sun18
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    A Raisin in the Sun

    Sidney Poitier, Louis Gossett

    Released1961

    Directed byDaniel Petrie

    A Raisin in the Sun is a 1961 drama film, starring Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee, Claudia McNeil,...  more
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    #87 of 661 The Best Black Movies Ever Made, Ranked#77 of 91 Great Historical Black Movies Based On True Stories

  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb19

    Released1964

    Directed byStanley Kubrick

    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, more commonly known as...  more
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    #10 of 14 Movies That Threw Book Endings Out The Window Completely#74 of 224 The Best Black and White Movies Ever Made

  • 201220
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    2012

    Amanda Peet, Woody Harrelson

    Released2009

    Directed byRoland Emmerich

    2012 is a 2009 American science fiction disaster adventure film directed and co-written by...  more
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    #7 of 317 The Greatest Disaster Movies of All Time#62 of 81 The Most Patriotic Movies of All Time

  • Venom21
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    Venom

    Tom Hardy, Riz Ahmed

    Released2018

    Directed byRuben Fleischer

    Venom is a 2018 American superhero film directed by Ruben Fleischer, based on the Marvel...  more
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  • Bad Boys22
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    Bad Boys

    Will Smith, Téa Leoni

    Released1995

    Directed byMichael Bay

    Bad Boys is a 1995 American action comedy film produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer,...  more
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    #230 of 480 The Greatest Movies For Guys#38 of 252 The Funniest '90s Movies

  • Taxi Driver23
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    Taxi Driver

    Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster

    Released1976

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

    Taxi Driver is a 1976 American neo-noir psychological thriller film directed by Martin...  more
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    12 Behind-The-Scenes Stories From 'Taxi Driver' That Are As Wild As The Film Itself#15 of 553 The Best '70s Movies

  • Evan Almighty24
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    Evan Almighty

    Morgan Freeman, Steve Carell

    Released2007

    Directed byTom Shadyac

    Evan Almighty is a 2007 American comedy film and the stand-alone sequel/spin-off to Bruce...  more
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    #515 of 922 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films#131 of 224 The Worst Sequels Of All Time

  • RV25
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    RV

    Robin Williams, Kristin Chenoweth

    Released2006

    Directed byBarry Sonnenfeld

    RV is a 2006 American road comedy film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, produced by Lucy Fisher...  more
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    #378 of 541 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies#18 of 31 The Funniest Road Trip Comedy Movies