Science fiction film is a film genre that uses science fiction. Fantasy films are films with fantastic themes, usually involving magic, supernatural events, make-believe creatures, or exotic fantasy worlds.

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Movie with a man/woman fighting over a giant truck in the desert

I saw this movie a while ago and I remember a lot of images of huge desert landscapes and a man/woman fighting over the control of a huge truck (or maybe they had a truck each and were fighting over ...
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Animated Film about “noise marines” in the 80s

I am looking to see if anyone can remember the title of an animated film about noise marine-like characters: their weapons were psychic guitars which they used to create a sonic/psychic attack. I ...
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How did Harry Potter survive as a baby when Voldemort used Avada Kedavra, but get killed in Deathly Hallows 2? [duplicate]

I don't know if Voldemort failed at something, and also, when he failed, why did Voldemort give up? he could just try other magics, but the question up here is it what makes me curious...
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What track plays in the background of Mark Wahlberg’s introduction in Transformers 4?

In the movie Transformers: Age of Extinction, what is the song played in the background during the introduction of the hero (played by Mark Wahlberg)? It plays at time 3:15 in the timeline of the ...
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What level of government employee does “Level 10 and higher” represent?

With the pending release of the latest installment of the The Purge movie series, I am curious. Is there a canon answer for what actually defines the "Level 10 and above" referenced in the Emergency ...
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Looking for animated movie with a scene where a young man makes flowers grow from his father's hair

This was a movie I saw as a young child, which means it was probably made in the 80's or earlier, though conceivably it could have been early 90's. It was animated, but I don't recall if it was ...
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Why does the Weasleys' clock have a dentist setting?

After recently re-watching the Harry Potter series, I noticed that the Weasleys' clock shown in The Chamber of Secrets has a location setting of "dentist" for the family members. However, during the ...
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Movie on daytime TV in the mid-80's … Children enter pink cave, each of them gets a visible “neck drill” making them part of the evil/alien/robot/

Daytime TV played this movie sometime 1983-1989. A young preteen boy is main character (and a girl, his friend of similar age) They individually wander into a unique hot-pink-walled cave tunnel, where ...
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Old SciFi movie - glowing lights in chests to indicate attraction

I'm trying to figure out the name of a movie I saw on TV as a kid. I remember it being kind of Starship Troopers-esque, but everyone had these glowing lights in their chests. They glowed in ...
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Fantasy movie about a red gem/necklace sealed away inside a family box?

I am looking for a Fantasy/magic movie which looked really new and maybe watched it between the years of 2007-2012. From what I remember it was a movie about two worlds. These worlds could only be ...
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Looking for movie - Underground laser tank

I'm trying to remember a movie I saw many years ago. I think the movie was made in the late 60's or early 70's. One of the main gadgets was a kind of tank that burrowed underground with a laser ...
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Looking for 70's movie title — Secret agent with camera in glass eye

I'm trying to find a movie from the mid to late 1970's. The scene that is stuck in my brain goes something like this: A man walks into a very high security vault. One of the security systems was a ...
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Man is piloting small cargo ship with young woman stow-away

Several years ago, my wife and I were flipping through channels and came across the end of a movie that looked somewhat interesting, and I've always wanted to watch the rest of it. The only scene I ...
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Why does Mary Poppins turn her feet out when she flies?

I noticed at the end of the movie, when Mary Poppins flies away, she turns her feet out (super duck-footed). She seems to always do it. Why?
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Low-budget film with an amnesiac woman on a spaceship turning evil

Can anyone help me find the title of an indie sci fi film? My guess is that the film is probably somewhere between 2007-12. It is a lower budget film that is a mix of Pandorum, Doom or Resident Evil. ...
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Trying to ID film based on poster; robot or cyborg themed?

Back in the early to mid 90s, I saw this video at Blockbuster all the time and thought it looked interesting; but it also looked "scary" and I knew my overprotective mom would never let me rent it. ...
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Why did the movie version(s) of Dune have Paul Atreides making it rain?

I've watched David Lynch's Dune, the 3-hour cut (complete with expository animation sequence) and overall I think it holds up pretty well aside from the strong homophobic bent. However, one of the ...
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Vampire movie about the making of Nosferatu

I remember seeing a movie when I was ten about the making of Nosferatu, but the character of Max Schreck was an actual vampire. I recall a scene with him explaining that he is too old to create other ...
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Toο much work to cut the rest of that axle in half in Terminator 2?

What's with that thing in the middle of the tire? At a better resolution, you can see gears on the end of it. Shouldn't it be a conical shaped piece of glowing metal? I don't know what that part's ...
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Movie ID: purple teleportation

I'm trying to remember a movie I saw on TV in the mid to late 90s. It was live action and probably on the Disney Channel or Nickelodeon. It involved a strange teenage girl who was gradually revealed ...
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What is the name of an 80s TV Movie where a man gains self-healing and endurance powers after a crash with a vehicle containing radioactive material?

What is the name of an 80s TV movie where a man acquires endurance powers and quick self-healing ability after a crash with a vehicle containing radioactive material?
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What is the name of the movie from 80's with ray cyclotron from observatory?

I remember a movie from the 80s where a beam emitted from an observatory with a cyclotron within it, reduced objects of any size, remember that the main actor was a spy or something, and the actor in ...
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What movie features a soldier on a train trying to stop it blowing up?

I am looking for a movie which sounds like this: This soldier dies in a US war (I think) The soldier believes he is still alive, but had actually died two/three months ago He keeps on reliving these ...
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Has Wyatt Earp ever been a character basis for science fiction? [closed]

Not looking for the archatype "Old West Lawman" Im looking for specific instances where Wyatt Earp was the Prime character influence.
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Movie identification: Virtual reality future, polluted world, human mincer

I'm looking for a film made in the early 90s (maybe even 80s). Seen it in my childhood: There was a girl living in a future where everybody basically lives in virtual reality. She accidentally ...
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In “Close Encounters”, what happened to the tall alien?

I've watched this movie hundreds of times and for decades this has always bothered me. When the tall alien comes out, he raises his hands, everything is cool, and then he disappears. There's nothing ...
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Sci-fi movie identification - men fight in futuristic chairs and get zapped to death

I'm trying to find a sci-fi movie that I saw on TV in the 90s or early 2000s. It might have been a little older but not much because it had some special effects from around that time (and of course it ...
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Who was the AI in transcendence the movie?

In the movie "Transcendence" one of the lead characters is the AI itself: A scientist's drive for artificial intelligence, takes on dangerous implications when his consciousness is uploaded into ...
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What is the name of this movie? [closed]

I found a gif-animation and by any means can't identify the movie it was taken from:
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Movie with a space ship full of kids

This movie is from the late 80s, early 90s. I think it was on TV a number of times during the Disney broadcasts on Sunday night. The premise is that earth is going through an environmental collapse. ...
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Movie identification: Movie with alien type insects fighting on desert type planet against marines

I can't remember much about the movie, just that the aliens were kind of insect like and had something to do with using the humans brains for something. One key part of the movie I remember is a guy ...
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Film of human versus alien [duplicate]

It was a long time ago, so I remember only some particular. The alien was something like an insect, and they were greater than human. The human was taking a bomb to the alien's home planet (I think), ...
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Movie, Parents House near Desert, Destroyed, Sneak onto Spaceship to Escape

I've been searching for a space movie from about 1992 or later. The premise is a young man and woman are in some sort of training to become space pilots or cadets or military people. There is some ...
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Name of movie involving time travel with a ruby ring?

I'm looking for the name of a movie that aired on TV I think in the early 2000's. From what I remember of the plot it involved a young woman who traveled back in time (i think to the 1800's) by a ruby ...
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Alien Invasion Cartoon Movie

I need help finding the name of a cartoon (movie) which I saw in my childhood. I only have vague memories of the movie, but the details I remember are: It is about an Alien invasion, and this human ...
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which “The Fly” movie is more accurate to the short story?

I have seen both the '58 and '86 movies of The Fly. I have yet to read the short story and am curious as to which is more accurate. How do the two movies diverge from the short story? Which one is the ...
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What movie is this spaceship from?

When I was a kid, during the mid 90's, I once watched the first minutes of a sci-fi movie that scared me quite a bit back then. From what I recall the movie was about a small group of people piloting ...
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Movie where girl who lives with father's talking head and repairs androids, mistakes protagonist for android

Two scenes from an unidentified sci-fi movie have started to pop into my head while browsing scifi.stackexchange: Scene #1: A girl is talking with her father. They might be on a space station but not ...
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Surrendering rebel in Return of the Jedi wearing scout trooper armor?

At 1:36 in Return of the Jedi (on my DVD, at least) there is a scene in which rebels on Endor are surrendering to Imperial forces. One of them appears to be wearing scout trooper armor without a ...
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(film) At Buckbeak's execution scene, how was Dumbledore in on the plan that he wouldn't set in motion until hours later?

In the Buckbeak execution scene, I'm almost certain that Dumbledore is in on the mission for the hippogriff's "break-out"; The scene makes it very clear that Dumbledore is purposely stalling the ...
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What movie has earth’s atmosphere depleted, and spaceships that look like winged bubbles?

I’m looking for a movie that involves a depleted earth's atmosphere. In the beginning of the movie, there is a space battle in orbit with odd-looking spaceships that look like bubbles with wings. The ...
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Which fictional character has the greatest volume of content created about him/her? [closed]

Perhaps there is a better place to put this, as it transcends sci-fi and fantasy, but my proposed answer fits in with sci-fi and fantasy, and there is no "literature" or "narrative" SE that I could ...
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Looking for title of 1990s movie from memories of scenes

This little puzzle has been bothering me for about fifteen years now. A while back I re-watched a bunch of sci fi films from the 1990s, but one was missing that I had some clear and rather embarassing ...
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Was V blind in the film “V for Vendetta”?

During the film V for Vendetta, the character Delia Surridge recounts her experiences at Larkhill in her journal. She describes V developing abnormal abilities and kinesthesia, and when encountering V ...
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Is it true that Anakin Skywalker was made by the Dark Side of the Force? [duplicate]

I heard that all the midi-chlorians combined to make Shmi Skywalker pregnant. Does this mean that Anakin Skywalker was made by the Dark Side of the force?
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Why the popular refrence to zombies eating brains, when it's very rare to see zombies eating brains? [closed]

I was thinking, you see references to zombies eating brains constantly. Yet even in the movies/games in which they mention zombies eating brains, zombies are much more likely to eat other body parts, ...
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Late 1960s-early1970s sci fi film following “and then there were none” plotline in a group of people cryogenically frozen to avoid a plague?

Over a decade ago, I watched a sci-fi movie but never saw the ending, and it has bugged me ever since. The plot, as I remember it, is that there was a group of ~10 people who were cryogenically ...
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Why doesn't the duke marry Jessica?

I remember in the book of Dune, the duke won't marry Jessica. Why doesn't Duke Leto marry Lady Jessica?
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Identify a movie with a tribe of children, with one on a quest

I am trying to find the title of a film I watched in high school. The premise was a tribe(?) of people, and each person's entire life span was either 7 or 14 days (I cannot recall which). Each child ...
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Why did Thanos plan the Chitauri invasion when he only needed Tesseract?

In the Avengers movie, Loki got the Tesseract from S.H.I.E.L.D., which he then used to open the portal. Since the primary objective of Thanos was to obtain the Tesseract, which Loki already had and ...