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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Why did Captain America crash the Hydra bomber?

In "Captain America: The First Avenger", Cap treats having to suicidally crash the Hydra bomber into the Arctic as an urgent necessity to save New York. This HISHE video and common sense point out... ...
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Story ident: Alien hand in jar in basement

I remember this movie playing on the scifi channel when i was a kid, probably 2003-2006, where 6 kids go to this small town to vacation at this house that one of the kid's uncle owns. They were in ...
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Why was the population so great in Soylent Green?

Soylent Green takes place in the 2040s and the population has become so great that they used up all the foodstuffs on Earth. Starvation is rampant so a company creates an edible product called Soylent ...
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Looking for the name of a movie I saw as a child

I don't have much to go by here... but I'll give it a shot. I would have to say this movie was set in the late 80's early 90's. (May possibly be an episode of a TV show) I remember one of the ...
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Movie about underground monster trying to kill kids

There was a movie that I saw 7-8 years ago about some kids slipping through the gutter or something. They're underground and there are rooms or some temple or something and a type of monster that's ...
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Movie Identification - 1990s VHS Sci-Fi/Horror

Okay, this is a hard one as I don't remember very much, and can't figure out what to Google, but here goes. This is one of those 1990 straight to VHS type movies (probably) with decent production ...
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Were “green eyes” ever mentioned in the movies?

Harry having "green eyes like Lily" is an important point in the books as discussed here: Why are there so many times Harry was told about him having his mother's eyes? However, for the movies, ...
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Sci-fi movie with Armand Assante

I am drawing a blank on a sci-fi movie that starred Armand Assante as a starship captain and it is full of submarine captain cliches. Does anyone remember the movie?
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Early 80s sci-fi movie, cyborg(?), shooting .. had this stuck in my mind for about 30 years

This is an incredibly vague scene depiction, but I'm trying to recall a sci-fi movie I watched as a very young kid. It would have been out perhaps early 80s. I don't recall any of the story but the ...
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What's the source of this PoA fact?

The following fact about PoA movie is fairly popular (even listed on the film's IMDB Trivia page): The symbols under Sirius Black's picture on the Wanted Poster translate as "more or less human." ...
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What was the item that Lucius Malfoy refused to sell to Borgin?

In a deleted scene for "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" film, Harry (hidden in the Vanishing Cabinet?) observes Draco Malfoy and Lucius Malfoy going to Borgin and Burke's shop, and Malfoy ...
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Ending of Edge of Tomorrow makes no sense [duplicate]

In Edge of Tomorrow, when a day resets, the events of that day have not occurred and have to be repeated. Thus at the very end of the movie, if Cage resets back to before the day when they killed the ...
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What is this Sci-Fi time-travel Movie/TV Movie from the 1970's (I think) called?

Does anybody know the title of a film that features robots or androids I think they were called and the humans, I think being chased by these androids, jumping through a time travel machine that ...
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What was the armadillo/canine hybrid in Noah?

The 2014 film Noah (starring Russell Crowe) seemed to contain a number of very unusual animals. What was the armadillo/canine hybrid thing?
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Movie about a man and a woman accelerated in time. The rest of the world was suspended in time

This is a movie I saw on TV in the mid to late sixties, so I’m not sure if it was a made for TV movie or if it was out in theater in the late 50’s or early 60’s. I only remember bits and pieces of ...
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Looking for 1970's UFO movie with underwater base

What was the movie where there was an underwater UFO base? I think it was a feature-length film, in color, as I definitely saw it a theater in the mid to late '70s. Don't remember if it was Japanese ...
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Why is all futuristic architecture always white or gunmetal/decay? [closed]

It seems like in all scifi films that involve a futurist society all halls/rooms/buildings are either white (and also everyone tends to wear white clothes) or gunmetal (or a mix of the two) if it's ...
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Any basis for the Solanum virus in classic zombie movies?

Max Brooks's The Zombie Survival Guide (2003) says that zombies are caused by the Solanum virus. Did Max Brooks completely make that up, or did any of the classic zombie movies (such as the Romero ...
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What's the name of that werewolf movie?

For years I've been trying to find this movie I saw on TV once. I only saw the end. It featured a teenage boy (about 18 years old) and his family hiding out in a cabin. The kid is making molotov ...
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Professor Xavier's suit trousers in X2: X-Men United

I was watching X2:X-Men United and caught the scene when Xavier visits Magneto in the plastic prison. They scanned Xavier for metal and found none. My question is regarding Professor X's suit ...
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After massacre at party, flesh pieces join with each other to become a big pile of flesh

I saw a part of some movie in television when I was 12-13 years old (in 2006 or 2007). I can't remember much but the scene was a guy having dinner or breakfast with some freak or ghosts (unlike wrong ...
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Character searching for a blade to kill a cyborg [duplicate]

I saw this cartoon only once, about 10-15 years ago, and since middle. There was a character called "space fly" or so – the glowing flying ball which help the main character – a man with sword hilt. ...
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Help identifying obscure sci-fi movie from late 1970s/early 1980s

I need help jogging my memory about a low budget science fiction film (or perhaps TV series) from the late 1970s or early 1980s. The first scene of the movie depicts the characters on a disabled ...
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What was Jim Gordon's original plan and who else was involved in it?

In The Dark Knight, When the city calls for Batman to be arrested, Harvey Dent turns himself in as Batman before Bruce has a chance. During transport, the Joker and his men attack the transport. ...
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Story Ident : Film about mind control

People are forced to take an implant or get killed. They're imprisoned (and tortured) for a few weeks they must decide whether take implant or get their head chopped off and other prisoners must watch ...
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Why didn't the crew of the Endurance experience undertow from the massive waves on Miller's planet?

When the crew lands on Miller's planet and notices the giant wave approaching, it seemed odd to me that there would be a lack of current pulling towards the wave. The giant waves would command a ...
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Trying to find a movie - before 90's

It's a movie I heard in movie forums, From 2005 - 2010, more than two dozen people had claimed that they watched it on local TV in 90's. Strangely, nobody remembered its name. I would say there's ...
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Trying to identify a movie, probably from 90's, keywords: Monster, Dog, “Danger” on paper [closed]

I saw this movie on local TV channel about ten years ago. What I can remember is only one scene: rainy night, a man sit on sofa watching TV, suddenly the electric went down. Truth is a monster had ...
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Interstellar movie equations shot

Are the equations appeared on the blackboard in the Interstellar movie real equations of Kip Thorne while working out equations for computing the image of a black hole? Or they are just random ...
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Why does the Id Monster not simply kill everyone?

We know that Morbius has not only increased his intelligence by playing with the Krell technology, but without realizing it allowed his subconscious Id the access to a matter projecting machine with ...
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Sci Fi movie about space battle against aliens that I watched on a VCR

I think it started out with three space ships in space crossing a asteroid field. One battle ship on each side of what I think they were protecting. Then a guy space walked a "space mine" onto a side ...
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Why is Wednesday Addams named … Wednesday?

Her mother's name being Morticia, it strikes me odd that her daughter would be named after a day of the week. Am I missing something? What is the reasoning behind that character being named Wednesday? ...
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In Snowpiercer, could any life survive outside of the train?

In a related question is was asked: Just how cold is it outside in Snowpiercer?. Would it be possible for any life to survive outside the train in these extreme temperatures?
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In Snowpiercer, how often did they freeze passenger's body parts off?

Near the beginning it shows a passenger having his arm frozen off for punishment. There were special holes in the train which were the right size for an arm or leg to be shoved through. They also had ...
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sci fi movie from the 70s or 80s

OK everybody, I'm looking for an older sci-fi movie. It's been some time so I'll give what I remember. This is a movie that takes place in space. There is a human (or at least appears human) male ...
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Did leaving out Tom Bombadil create any plot holes in The Fellowship of the Ring or any subsequent LOTR films?

The article Movie vs. Book:Fellowship of the Ring shows the differences between the book and film of the Fellowship of the Ring. The film leaves out 4 entire chapters. Because of this, Tom Bombadil ...
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Horror movie where mirrors are a gateway to Hell

My recollection of this movie is very poor, it's been easily 10 years since I seen it... It's an American movie from the 1980s. I think the story line revolves around a bunch of paranormal ...
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What made people think the Anti-Kaiju Wall would work?

What are the in-universe reasons for the initial faith in the Anti-Kaiju Wall? This question has bothered me ever since I saw the film many months ago. I realise that it's a spectacle / ...
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What is the equipment in the roof rack on the Ecto-1?

I used to think the Proton packs were what filled up the roof rack on the Ghostbuster's Ecto-1 vehicle, but that turns out to not be the case. What is the equipment on the roof of the car supposed to ...
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Any evidence that Gideon knew what was going on?

In Minority Report, Gideon (the guy who looks after the "haloed" criminals) seems pretty snide and makes a few poignant predictions ("don't dig up the past"). Is there any evidence that he actually ...
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Name of movie with a demon or god made of clouds

This is an extremely vague memory I have of this movie. I can say it was from the late 1970's to the very early 1990's. It was a fantasy movie. The only scene I remember clearly, or at all, is ...
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How did Gally reach the other guys?

How did Gally reach the other guys at the end of the movie? He never was in the maze, he didn't know anything about opening codes, doors, and rooms and the doors were closed after the fight with ...
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Sci-fi Movie Identification - Humans stored alien in a big concrete block and then it escapes

Other things I remember: Saw this movie in the late 90's but may be older An alien couple (that crashed on earth?) was discovered and some scientists and army guys catches them for some experiments. ...
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Movie Identification: Late 1980s - 1990s movie/tv movie?

It is killing me seeing that I cannot find this movie. I vaguely recall the plot being a symbiotic alien transfers to humans when from a black rock and controls them. One scene even showed them having ...
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Black eyed children movie

I'm trying to find a movie from a single scene. There are some children with their eyes completely painted around in black moving like zombies and asking for their moms. I know it is NOT The Village ...
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Was Kramer a half-breed or did he become an angel after his death?

The ending to Constantine confused me. When Kramer rose from his grave, does that imply that he became an angel after his death? Or was he a half-breed like several other characters in the movie. I ...
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80's movie with girl that swims under house

Hi I am looking for a movie that I watched as a young kid. It idea in the 80's, and the only thing I can recall is something about a girl going through a mirror (and/or drain) am swimming under the ...
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An old animated movie about a boy on a spaceship searching for treasure [duplicate]

I'm trying to remember the name of an old animated movie. Description will be a bit vague but here goes: It's a cross between Treasure Planet and Sword in the Stone. (it's not Star Chaser). It's a ...
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In the films, why does Sauron choose Azog instead of the ringwraiths to lead his legions?

It seems like it would make more sense to have your most powerful servants leading your armies, rather than some orc who only cares about revenge. Is there a plot explanation or a description in film ...
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Ender's Game: Simulations before the graduation exam

This question is regarding the Ender's Game movie. After Ender returns to Earth and Valentine encourages him to continue, he travels to the former Formic colony on the planet Shakespeare, where he ...