Most widely held works by Aaron Eckhart
The dark knight ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 2,276 libraries worldwide
With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman raises the stakes on his war on crime and sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the city streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a reign of chaos unleashed by a rising criminal mastermind known to the terrified citizens of Gotham as The Joker. The Joker, whose eerie grin and laughter characterize his emotional and mental instability, becomes a dangerous adversary that Batman seeks to stop at all costs.
Erin Brockovich ( Visual )
26 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,827 libraries worldwide
Erin Brockovich is a feisty young mother who convinces attorney Ed Masry to hire her and promptly stumbles upon a monumental law case against a giant corporation. Erin's determined to take on this powerful adversary even though no law firm has dared to do it before. The two begin an incredible and sometimes hilarious fight that will bring a small town to its feet and a huge company to its knees.
No reservations ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1,420 libraries worldwide
Master chef Kate Armstrong is a perfectionist who leads a regimented life while running the kitchen of an exclusive restaurant. She revels in the sense of power and control her career affords. When her sister is killed in an automobile accident, her nine-year old niece Zoe comes to live with her. Kate's life is turned completely upside down and she is suddenly forced to split her focus between work and family. Nick Palmer is the newly hired, fun-loving, opera-singing sous chef, whom Kate perceives as a serious rival. She then begins an impassioned struggle to rein in Nick's exuberance and maintain control over her kitchen staff. Even as they clash, Kate is drawn toward Nick, eventually coming to the realization that Nick offers something that she needs both in her restaurant kitchen and her new life with Zoe.
Thank you for smoking ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1,321 libraries worldwide
A charismatic spin-doctor for Big Tobacco struggles with the twin demands of being successful at his job and acting as a good role model for his son.
Rabbit hole ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,310 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 missing ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,233 libraries worldwide
Maggie is a young plainswoman raising her two daughters in the desolate wilderness of New Mexico. When daughter Lily is kidnapped by a dark-hooded phantom with shape-shifting powers, Maggie's long-estranged father offers to help find her. Though stunned by his return, Maggie knows she must swallow both hurt and pride if she is ever to see Lily again. Unaware of the frightening events that lurk in the distance, father and daughter set out to track down the fiend that took Lily. But lying in wait is horror so unspeakable it will change them all forever.
The Black Dahlia ( Visual )
15 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,168 libraries worldwide
Set in 1940s Los Angeles. Two police officers, Bucky Bleichert and his partner, Lee Blanchard, investigate the death of Elizabeth Short - also known as The Black Dahlia, a young woman who is found brutally murdered. With a corpse so mutilated, the photos are kept from the public. Bucky soon realizes that his girlfriend had ties to the deceased, and soon after that, he begins uncovering corruption and conspiracy within the police department. The case becomes an obsession for the two men and their lives begin to unravel.
Love happens ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,167 libraries worldwide
When self-help author Dr. Burke Ryan arrives in Seattle to teach a sold-out seminar, he unexpectedly meets florist Eloise Chandler, the one person who might be able to help him help himself. But will two people who have met the right person at exactly the wrong time be able to give love another chance? They'll find that sometimes when you least expect it ... love happens.
Erin Brockovich ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and Portuguese and held by 1,150 libraries worldwide
Erin Brockovich is a feisty young mother who convinces attorney Ed Masry to hire her and promptly stumbles upon a law case against a giant corporation for water pollution. Erin's determined to take on this powerful adversary even though no law firm has dared to do it before. The two begin a legal fight that will bring a small town to its feet and a huge company to its knees.
Possession ( Visual )
21 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 957 libraries worldwide
Roland is an academic researcher who discovers some important letters written by a famous Victorian poet, Randolph Henry Ash. Ash was presumed to have been totally devoted to his wife, but Roland finds letters written to another unnamed woman, and soon determines that the intended recipient was another, less well-known poet, Christabel LaMotte. Roland contacts Maud, an expert on LaMotte's life and work. Despite her skepticism, the two begin to investigate, and uncover a wealth of information about the affair between the two poets.
Paycheck ( Visual )
19 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 941 libraries worldwide
Jennings is the best reverse-engineer in the business. He is hired by his friend Rethrick to do a special job, with the promise of a multi-million dollar paycheck when sucessfully completed. When he is finished, all memory of what he had been working on is erased from his mind. That's when his problem really start to begin. He is hunted by the FBI for something he has no recollection of doing and has little time to work it out. Before his memory wipe, he sent himself 19 seemingly unconnected objects, to allow him to put the puzzle together and discover just what has gone on and what he has done.
Battle Los Angeles ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and Multiple languages and held by 921 libraries worldwide
For years, there have been documented cases of UFO sightings around the world. But in 2011, what were once just sightings will become a terrifying reality when Earth is attacked by unknown forces. As people everywhere watch the world's great cities fall, Los Angeles becomes the last stand for mankind in a battle no one expected. It's up to a Marine staff sergeant and his new platoon to draw a line in the sand as they take on an enemy unlike any they've ever encountered before.
The core ( Visual )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 886 libraries worldwide
A team of top scientific minds from around the world are assembled to determine what has been happening to Earth. Dr. Keyes makes the startling discovery that the Earth's electromagnetic forces have begun to collapse. If the planet is to be saved, the core of the Earth needs a jump start, and Keyes assembles a team to burrow to the center of the planet and bomb the insides back into action. However, as the crew digs deeper into the Earth, the more they discover what they haven't been told about their mission and what's really been causing the worldwide chaos.
Any given Sunday ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 558 libraries worldwide
Tony D'Amato, the embattled Sharks coach, faces a full-on blitz of team strife plus a new, marketing-savvy Sharks owner who's sure Tony is way behind the times.
Suspect zero ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 531 libraries worldwide
An FBI agent pursues a man who himself is chasing Suspect Zero, the ultimate serial killer so mysterious, they're unsure whether he actually exists.
Thank you for smoking ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and German and held by 512 libraries worldwide
Nick Naylor is a sexy, smart and charismatic spin-doctor for Big Tobacco who will fight to protect American's right to smoke. At the same time he is trying to maintain the idea of a perfect role model for his 12-year-old son. When Nick incurs the wrath of a senator bent on snuffing out cigarettes, Nick's powers of "filtering the truth" will be put to the test.
In the company of men ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 502 libraries worldwide
Two junior executives callously plan to date, then dump a vulnerable young secretary.
Towelhead ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 481 libraries worldwide
Jasira, a 13-year-old Lebanese-American girl, moves to suburban Houston to live with her extremely strict father.
Conversations with other women ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and German and held by 443 libraries worldwide
Two apparent strangers at a New York City wedding reception become entangled in a sexually charged battle of wits. As the night carries on, however, the passion of their two-decades-past love affair is revealed. Unfolds entirely in split-screen.
Meet Bill ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 312 libraries worldwide
By all appearances Bill's life is perfect-- a perfect mess, that is. His wife is having an affair with the local news anchor and he is stuck in a dead-end job at his father-in-law's bank. Bill sees no escape from his miserable life until he becomes a mentor to a self-assured teen who is determined to help Bill reinvent his life by setting him up with a sexy lingerie saleswoman who promises to spice things up. Together, the trio confronts Bill's hapless life with humor and energy while forcing him to capture his dream of becoming his own man.
Action and adventure films Batman (Fictitious character) Batman films Bereavement--Psychological aspects California California--Los Angeles Children--Death Class actions (Civil procedure) Comedy films Cooks Courtship Criminal behavior Criminal investigation Death--Psychological aspects Detective and mystery films Drama Drinking water--Contamination Fathers and daughters Fathers and sons Feature films Feature films Fiction films Films for the hearing impaired Florists Grief--Psychological aspects Guardian and ward Hazardous wastes Historical films Joker (Fictitious character) Kidnapping victims Legal assistants Legal films Liability for water pollution damages Man-woman relationships Murder--Investigation Mutilation Police Romance films Romantic comedy films Science fiction films Self-help techniques Short, Elizabeth,--1924-1947 Single mothers Spin doctors Thrillers (Motion pictures) Tobacco industry United States Video recordings for the hearing impaired Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Workaholics
Eckhart, Aaron E. 1968-
Multiple languages (13)