A science fiction film is a film with science fiction themes, usually involving space travel, aliens, or high technology. A fantasy film is a film with fantastic themes, usually involving magic, supernatural events, make-believe creatures, or exotic fantasy worlds.

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In what movie did the alien get its head cut off by a plane propeller? [duplicate]

I remember seeing this horror movie when I was a child. There was an alien creature killing the cast in the area. It disguised itself as other people. At the end of the movie, they had it trapped, ...
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Why is The Matrix tinted green?

It's very noticeable that the world of The Matrix is tinted green, whereas scenes outside The Matrix have a much more realistic tone. Why was a green filter chosen to portray the world of The Matrix? ...
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1960's horror film with tentacled slug-like creatures

I vaguely recall a scary movie that I watched, as a kid, approx around 1970. In the movie there were these giant (maybe 1 meter long) slug-like creatures, complete with a tentacle to better terrorize ...
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What did Mark Watney type about his cussing?

Right after he started communicating with Earth, Mark was warned (by Mission Control) that he needed to to stop cussing because the whole world could hear him. What did he type as a response?
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What was this 90's movie about 'God'?

I remember watching this movie on TV when I was a kid. It must be around 1997-98, but I'm not sure. Of course, the movie itself must be older. It was about a strange, otherworldly tower-like ...
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Circa 60's or 70's film about a woman who steals a dead womans ring and the dead woman rises and comes floating after her

I have been searching for this film for decades. I believe it is late 60's early 70's. As a woman lies dead, another woman, possibly an attendant or relative, steals a ring from her finger. ...
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Movie about a factory producing humanoids

I'm looking for an old movie that I saw as a child. The story was about a factory where humanoids were produced. Unfortunately, the only part of the movie I remember is an old man sitting with his ...
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In “The One” (2001), how much did one alter’s death affect those that were still alive?

It’s shown in the film that Yulaw decided to hunt down his alter selves after the very first of them was killed during his service in “Multiverse Authority” (MVA). How much more powerful did that ...
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Movie with big family, cat in microwave, drug-addicted nephew [closed]

There is a big family: mom, dad, few kids, maybe grandparents, nephews and some extra people, that move into the house. All I remember is the youngest boy puts the cat in the microwave, and the ...
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What did Dumbledore mean to say?

In Harry Potter: The Prisoner of Azkaban, what did Dumbledore mean with these words? Are there any references for future events in the same movie? But you know ...
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Why did Legolas save Thorin?

After Legolas clearly hated Thorin Oakenshield, why did he save him? I mean considering that at the beginning of the movie Thorin hated all Elves, but at the battle of the five armies when he was ...
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In Ant-Man Movie, How did the two cops get to the house so fast

Ant man chases yellow jacket to the helicopter. The helicopter flies for some time while they fight in it. Then they drop out of the helicopter with a suitcase, lands in some random house's swimming ...
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Name this early 80's sci fi/alien movie?

I don't remember much about this movie but it's stuck in my mind and I would like to know what it is. I saw it on HBO in the early 80's, probably somewhere between 81 and 83. There is what I think ...
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Are Harry, Ron, and Hermione using hand sanitizer after their dragon ride?

There is a scene in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 that I was wondering about. The scene is before the Battle of Hogwarts just after Harry, Ron, and Hermione disembark from their dragon ...
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How was Bard so accurate with his shot that killed Smaug?

Watching 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies', I saw some grade-A marksmanship from Bard, using one of the dragon-killing black arrows to hit Smaug in precisely the spot where ONE of his scales ...
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What is this Hogwarts Tower?

I recently went to Harry Potter world, towards the end is a huge model of Hogwarts they used to film the outside shots. I noticed this tower It stands a long way (over the other side of the ...
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what movie is this villain from?

The villain of this movie is a samurai looking alien. This alien had a china faced extension that came out of the forehead area. Also its head was the shaped like an Asian sun hat from mortal combat. ...
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Why is Cindy Lou on the top of the sleigh?

In the Jim Carrey version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, the Grinch has a change of heart, his heart grows, and now he doesn't want to destroy Christmas. The sleigh of stolen presents starts ...
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Swordfish the Film: Why in the final scene at the bank, Halle Berry cross your legs in front of Woman's Bank Employee [migrated]

So, in the final part of Swordfish, Halle Berry, when they're gonna withdraw the stolen money at the bank of Monte Carlo city, she crosses her legs when she sits in the chair requesting to withdraw ...
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How did Hagrid vanish into thin air?

In the film Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Hagrid mentions he needs to leave in a hurry and hands Harry the train ticket. Harry asks Hagrid about the ticket as he squints at it in confusion, ...
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Sci-fi anime about guy who finds dying alien and gets transformation power through somersault

I seem to remember that he helps a crashed/dying bluish skinned alien and in return gets the power to transform/get armour when doing a somersault. I think the crashed UFO looked kind of like a flying ...
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Should a question about a Sci-Fi Movie/TV Show be asked in “Science Fiction & Fantasy” or “Movies & TV”? [migrated]

I'm not sure if there is a subsite to ask about Stack Exchange itself. If I have a question about a Sci-Fi movie or TV show, is it better to ask this question here or under the Movies & TV ...
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Movie about an alien probe that burns astronauts trapped on a planet

I am looking for an old B-rated science fiction movie. All I remember are the astronauts are trapped on a planet, and there is a stationary alien probe that burns them every time they get near it. ...
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In the movie Contact, did they get the theory of relativity wrong?

In the movie Contact, at around the 1 hour 20 minute mark, Palmer and Ellie are having a conversation about Einstein's theory of relativity. Palmer confirms with Ellie that if the machine works and ...
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Adventure movie about a boy collecting magic coins

I don't know the year, but the main character was a boy who was collecting magic coins (at least, I think it was coins). The last item was in his eye. It may be like 5-6 coins that he must find. I ...
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I am having trouble keeping up with the Johns(es)

I recently watched Riddick and I enjoyed the film and it felt like it was trying to be more like Pitch Black. Not really a spoiler but there were some references to the earlier film namely that ...
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Movie about prehistoric planet and cure from [all] horrible diseases on it

Few years ago I saw movie about a special forces team, that was send to wild planet through teleport for searching the missing team. In the end it turned out that their goal - to find a wonder drug ...
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Does the exterior appearance of Hogwarts really change throughout the series?

The exterior appearance of Hogwarts castle has a unique and easily recognisable look. This article is about the incredible detailed model of the castel, that has been used for every film in the ...
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A movie where airplane accidentally flies into space and passengers are saved by space-shuttle

I am looking for a movie where an airplane accidentally flies into space and the passengers are saved by a space-shuttle. Specifically by a space tunnel that connects the plane and space shuttle. It ...
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What do the Russian scientists say in this scene of 2001: A Space Odyssey?

29 minutes into the film 2001: A Space Odyssey, there is a scene where some Russian scientists are speaking to each other in Russian. The subtitles on the DVD don't show what they're saying. ...
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What clubs or school organizations exist in Harry Potter?

Inspired by this question, what clubs are there in Harry Potter, overall? This includes both school clubs and organizations, as well as clubs for adult wizards. This includes all media, so film-only ...
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What is the meaning of 'drunk with the power the wand had given him' in DH 3 brothers story? [closed]

In Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows, Hermione reads the story about the three brothers. At some point the following is said about the second brother: "Drunk with the power that the elder wand ...
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Why did the Kryptonian colonies fail?

I recently re-watched Man of Steel after seeing the new Batman v Superman movie. It occurred to me that I couldn't explain the reasoning behind the failure of the Kryptonian colonies in Man of Steel. ...
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Can Gandalf be killed? How powerful is he?

I am not super into the LOTR franchise but, my friend was telling me that Gandalf is super over powered and they don't display it correctly in the movie. His exat words "Gandalf could fart and destroy ...
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In movie Contact, why would Hadden live on an airplane or space station?

In both the movie, Contact, the billionaire owner of Hadden industries lives on an airplane that is almost always airborne. He later moves to the Russian space station, Mir, saying the low gravity and ...
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Searching for a 80s/90s alien sci-fi (tv?) movie inspired by Lonnie Zamora incident

I am looking for a probably 80s or 90s sci-fi movie or TV series inspired by the Lonnie Zamora incident, also refers to Socorro ufo landing. I watched part of the movie in the 90s as I was a child. ...
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What title of space movie where girl's hologram asks: “to be or not be that's the question”?

A sci-fi movie maybe from 90s, where cargo spaceship with some people on it that try to unlock spaceship computer that has recorded women hologram that asks various questions and riddles, one of them ...
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Evidence of what the big alien at the end of Men in Black looks like?

At the very end of Men in Black (the movie), we zoom out into space and then eventually it appears that our galaxy is just something inside a marble that some huge alien is playing with, but we never ...
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Cyborgs chasing humans for parts

I am not exactly sure of the year I saw it. I rented it from Blockbuster Video somewhere between the late 1990s to the early 2000s. (?) What I remember is that it was a hand-drawn animated film. One ...
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Movie where written messages are transmitted to someone's vision to help them avoid capture

Usually Google zeros in immediately on any movie I'm trying to remember (yes, it happens to me not infrequently) but this one I just can't find. It's very roughly ten years ago I think. There is a ...
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Anime movie: kids wearing masks in abandoned city/town to protect against spirits

I saw this anime movie in the early 2000s and unfortunately I don't remember much. All I really remember is that it revolves around a bunch of kids that go to an abandoned city/town and they have to ...
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Who is Dumbledore talking about “who made all the wrong choices”?

Albus Dumbledore: " Draco. Years ago, I knew a boy, who made all the wrong choices. Please, let me help you." Draco Malfoy: " I don't want your help! Don't you see?! I have to do this! I ...
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Movie about astronauts returning to a post-apocalyptic Earth and starting to fight each other

Maybe related to Film seen on television sometime in the late 1970s with astronauts returning to a changed Earth I saw a movie in the early 80's that could be from the late 70's and I remember that ...
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Did “The Machine Stops” inspire “The Matrix”?

Somewhat surprisingly, E. M. Forster, the author of A Passage to India, wrote a science fiction short story, The Machine Stops, that was published in 1909. Many works, both fiction and non-fiction, ...
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Olaf Stapledon stories screen treatments

While researching an answer for an unrelated matter I came across some references to Olaf Stapledon. Arthur C Clarke, James Blish, Brian Aldiss, and Freeman Dyson among others all credit him with ...
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Whose voice was dubbed in for Flash Gordon?

In the 1980 film Flash Gordon, the lead actor, Sam J. Jones playing Flash Gordon himself, departed from the project before post-production, leading to many of his lines being dubbed over by another ...
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What horror movie features half human crawling creatures with no eyes?

I am asking about a movie. I remember, near the end, there were crawling creatures like humans, but with a half-man body (I can't remember well). A woman is stuck at the same home but unseen, and she ...
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What spell was Gandalf summoning in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies?

In the movie the Hobbit Battle of Five Armies, during Gandalf captivity in Dol Guldur (inside the cage), he and Radagast were whispering a spell, what kind of spell is that and what does it do?
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Why did they have to attack the Capitol?

All the districts have formed a coalition and they have cut off power supply and food supply to the Capitol. That mountain hangar in district 2 has been disabled as well, so the Capitol cannot mount ...
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Trying to identify zombie movie from 80's or 90's

I'm trying to find the title of a movie from the 1980's or early 1990's that released in the US. It was a serious movie with more of an action vibe than straight horror - very Resident Evil-ish. In ...