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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Are there any actors besides Sean Bean who were in both Game of Thrones and The Lord of the Rings?

I'm a big fan of both Game of Thrones TV show and The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy and I really want to know if there is any actors who appeared in both of them, because I haven't noticed anyone ...
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Has anyone considered making a Dragonlance motion picture?

Has anyone considered making a Dragonlance movie? Even just the original Chronicles and Legends trilogies could yield 6 very good films.
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Was This Robot able to feel his arm being sawed off?

The movie Chappie Is mostly about this robot (or more specifically AI) that can think for itself. Chappie (the main robot protagonist) is very cute, and has a very quick way of learning, anyways later ...
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Eloi Mara as breeding stock

In the 2002 film The Time Machine, the Über-Morlock says to Dr. Alexander Hartdegen that Mara is being kept alive to be used as breeding stock for other colonies or something like that. Did he mean ...
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Terrifying story about 2 friends who spend a night in a deserted mansion, where one of them is killed with an ax by a supernatural being

Upon having their car stuck in the swamp, the boys walk and find an old deserted mansion. As the hour is late, they make a bed by the fireplace and fall asleep. One of the boys is awakened by a ...
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What subtle facial twitches?

In the climactic scene of Watchmen, Ozymandias says: I've known Jon [Osterman, AKA Dr. Manhattan] long enough to see he isn't devoid of emotion. His subtle facial twitches wouldn't be noticed by ...
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Which country produced the television series “LEXX”, and where did it first air?

A bumbling security officer, and a woman transformed into a love slave escape on the dragonfly spaceship amalgam LEXX, capable of destroying worlds. They are joined by an assassin named KHI, the last ...
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When Gandalf fell into the mine after the Balrog, did he do it willingly? [duplicate]

In the movie, when Gandalf was hanging onto the rock after he was struck by the Balrog, it seemed that he was capable of climbing back up to join the Fellowship. If he let go willingly to go fight ...
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Kids help family of aliens get to space

I have been going crazy looking for it. I know a group of kids help a family of aliens hiding out on a windfarm to get home to outer space. I remember one of the aliens being pregnant. The aliens ...
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Which studio owns the rights to the Watcher?

I understand that the first time that the Watcher shows up in the comics is in the Fantastic Four to warn about Galactus, but he is involved throughout several events in the Marvel Universe (such as ...
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Elric: the movie

About a decade ago a discussion emerged at Michael Moorcock's Miscellany forum regarding a series of pictures based on the Elric Saga (aka Chronicles of the Black Sword). If I recall correctly, this ...
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Has The Watcher (Uatu) ever been mentioned or referred to in a Marvel movie or TV show

Has The Watcher (Uatu) ever been mentioned or referred to in a Marvel movie or TV show?
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Movie About AI Taking Over

Looking for a movie about the military (or intelligence agency) creating an AI system that decides to act on its own. I do not recall the system's primary function. Near the beginning of the movie, ...
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Help ID a Mad Max-type Sci-fi movie from the mid-80's with fat blob men

for many years I've been trying to ID a mid-80's cult sci-film that I saw as a kid on TV in the UK. It must have been aired around the late 80's. My recollection is sketchy but it had a Mad-Max ...
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Looking for a story about a group of children in a scary amusement park

I remember an animated cartoon movie (American I think), in the early 2000's about a group of children (8-12 yo), who are in an abandoned amusement park. In the beginning, the place is cool, they ...
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Vintage sci fi movie about a group of people

While searching for less known sci fi movies online I run into a movie, saw few screenshots but can't remember the name of the movie now. Here's what I know: The movie was roughly called something ...
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Looking for proper name of 1970s film the TV Show Continuum was based on

I'm trying to find the correct name of the movie that the Continuum TV show was loosely based on. The movie's premise was a futuristic group of individuals who go back in time, and take bodies that ...
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Are the Mystics ever clearly depicted as having four hands?

Having watched The Dark Crystal at a young age, I grew up thinking that the Mystics had three arms. However this source says that they have four. I know they used puppetry for all of the creatures ...
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How were the swords made safe to humans?

In the film "Westworld" (1973) starring Yul Brynner, it's shown that the firearms in Westworld will not fire on humans because they contain a heat sensor, allowing the gun to fire if pointed at a cold ...
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What changes have been made to Hogwarts throughout the series?

The question Does the exterior appearance of Hogwarts really change throughout the series? merely addresses the fact that Hogwarts does indeed change depending on what movie you're watching. I want to ...
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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 that occur outside of The Matrix have a much more realistic tone. Why was a green filter chosen to portray 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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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 bridge)...
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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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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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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 series....
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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 ...