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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Is there a movie that is based on or very similar to Robert Heinlein's “Tunnel in the Sky”? [on hold]

One book that I've always wished there was a good movie for, was Robert Heinlein's "Tunnel in the Sky". I really loved that book when I read it as a teen. I was just wondering if there was ever a ...
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What kids film had two flying spheres, one red, one yellow?

I am trying to remember a film, from the '80s maybe. I think it was a children's movie. In the film there were flying spheres. It may have had a sequel with the wedding the two of the spheres: one of ...
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Chained up dog turns into a woman

I saw this movie or show on TV sometime between 2005 and 2010. It's where a man wakes up and goes over to a shed and finds a dog chained there, but then the dog starts to turn into a woman, and in the ...
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Underwater sci fi movie in English but with italian actors or director

I'm looking for a science fiction movie (with some type of Italian influence) about an underwater community that runs into some type of problem. I am older and this movie could date around the 70's or ...
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Film about alien/android that molds facial features

I'm trying to identify a scifi film from the 60s or 70s about an android (or possibly alien) that was awoken and had to create his own facial features before. He was some kind of guardian of the human ...
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Looking for the name of a SciFi film with a lamp that shows invisible snake-like creatures floating in the air

This film was a turn of the century 1900s time frame color film. It was a movie not a TV show. British I think. It was about the invention of a projector / lamp that would show creatures that were ...
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How/where did the wizards usually carry their wands in the movies?

This question already deals with the books, so I'm asking specifically about the movies. How/where did the wizards usually carry their wands in the movies?
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Do witches and wizards play vinyl records?

In the movie Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, there's a scene where the students are preparing for the Yule Ball. Professor McGonagall is instructing the boys and girls, while Filch is choosing ...
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Why was Gandalf afraid when he saw Grond at Minas Tirith?

During the battle after he sends Pippin back up to the Citadel, three lard rams and trolls push the battering ram known as Grond toward the gate of Minas Tirith and Orcs are shouting Grond, there is a ...
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Looking for old (maybe 60's) b&w movie with colliding planets and dinosaurs!

I'm looking for an old SciFi movie I'd seen as a child (a long time ago). I just remember, the earth is colliding with another planet (and it's not "When Worlds collide") and the atmospheres of the 2 ...
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How was Ultron aware of the Infinity Stone inside Loki's Scepter?

In Avengers: Age of Ultron, we are aware that the Vision's body (the Vibranium-infused body Ultron had created) had the Mind Stone embedded in it and wielded the stone. We also know that Ultron had ...
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Has any character or setting introduced in a Marvel TV show gone on to appear in a movie?

As may be well known, there is a rift between Marvel Studios and Marvel Television. In general, while officially set in the same universe, the shows will reference the movies, but the movies won't ...
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Name of a movie where Earth surrenders

Looking for the name of a made for TV movie that has an alien weapon on either the Moon or Mars. They fire the weapon which goes through the Earth, in one side out the other. A girl in Maine figures ...
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Why do the dwarven hoards of Erebor contain elven heirlooms?

In the film The Hobbit, after the dragon Smaug is dead, Thranduil comes with some elves to Erebor and wants his heirlooms, the white gems of Lasgalen, back. Why do the dwarves have these in the ...
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Why is Smeagol called Gollum? [duplicate]

In the film Smeagol found the ring, went in the mountains and turned into Gollum. At the time when Gollum followed the Fellowship of the Ring, Gandalf called him Gollum. Who gave him this name, or why ...
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Are Frodo and Bilbo immortal after they go to Valinor? [duplicate]

In the end of the last film Frodo and Bilbo gain Access to Valinor. Are they immortal like the elves when they get there or do they die "normal"?
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Identify This Movie: Robed creature sent by white-noise bad guys to abduct little girl

Apologies if this is best suited for "Movies & TV", but the plot elements of the movie seem to fit "Fantasy" pretty well. This movie was available to stream on Netflix a few years ago. It was a ...
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Well-done novel alien accents in sci-fi movies? [closed]

As we all know, aliens tend to have either the actor's own accent or posh english accents. Notable exceptions to this that i've seen have been some alien races in Babylon 5 who consistently spoke ...
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How certain are we about the results when Kylo Ren sees Han?

(I apologize for so many spoiler tags... I suggest staying away from this question entirely before seeing The Force Awakens.) In what is probably considered to be the most pivotal moment of the ...
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Post apocalypse movie from the 70s or 80s with a truck in it

For years I have been trying to track down a film that I saw a clip of on an old BBC show called Screen Test. They introduced the film as "having used the most scrap from scrap yards than any other ...
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Looking for name of an 80's movie or series about young people on a spaceship getting sucked into a black hole?

Can't seem to remember the name of this movie, but I saw it as a child, and also read a picture book about it so it must have been franchised! It was an obvious star wars rip off, with two or more ...
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Iconic line altered in Batman (1989)?

In his comments here, our esteemed colleague Tango insists that he saw a version of Batman (1989) in which the Joker's iconic line: Where does he get those wonderful toys? was edited down to: ...
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Help with identification of old movie about aliens

About 15 or so years ago, I dimly recall watching a movie on TV about aliens, which really struck a chord, but I can't remember enough to google a name or anything more specific. The action takes ...
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Movie with a character named Swordfish and a “Star Wars cantina”-type scene

There is a movie with a "Star Wars cantina" type scene, and all I can remember is that there was a character named Swordfish. No, it's not the movie "Swordfish." It's got to be from the 80's or ...
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What movie or tv show has a tribe of “bird men” outside a walled city in the desert?

A long, long time ago in the era known to some as the 90's, I was channel surfing and caught the end of something that might have been a TV show or a movie, I have no idea which. It was set in an ...
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Potty breaks during The Force Awakens

Ok so this's going to be a different kind of question. My kids and are going to see the movie tonight. I/we always have a difficult time deciding if "now" is a good time to run to the rest room. ...
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Looking for a sci-fi movie in which a human astronaut befriends an alien on a reddish planet

This probably wasn't a blockbuster back in its time as I remember the special effects didn't seem all that bombastic, but I do remember a few details. A human astronaut lands (or crash-lands) on a ...
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Looking for a movie from my childhood [duplicate]

I once saw a movie(sci-fi/fantasy) that I can't remember, but I know I liked it. I was really small and can't get any of the plot back together, but it was fairly old-ish movie (my guess would be 70's ...
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Title of science fiction horror film

I'm in the process of tracking down a number of sf books/tv shows/films I saw or read as a child. Today I'm hunting for a science fiction/horror film that would have been made in the early or mid ...
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Is Deadpool from the movie the same character as Wade in X-Men Origins Wolverine? [duplicate]

Is the character played by Ryan Reynolds (Wade Wilson) in X-Men Origins: Wolverine the same as the character played by Ryan Reynolds in the upcoming movie Deadpool? Or is the X-Men Origins: Wolverine ...
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Is Brutus's fate ever covered in film canon?

In the book Catching Fire, during the frantic last half hour or so of the Quarter Quell, Katniss hears two cannons, and knows that two of Chaff, Brutus, and Johanna are dead. When the hovercrafts have ...
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Movie about a boy who accidently went back in time and ends up on a battle field

The movie was about a boy who accidentally travels back in time. He ends up on a field during a war. He also meets a girl about the same age; I think they were 10-12 years old. I forget the middle of ...
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What movie has miners release a monster with thermal vision that hunts a trucker?

About a year ago, I was watching a movie and I can't remember the name. A group of miners released a monster that uses thermal vision to find the victims. The movie follows a trucker as he tries to ...
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movie about humanoid alien brother and sister stranded on earth

I watched this movie as a kid. It is about two kids (brother and sister) who are from outer space but somehow stranded on earth and have lost contact to their parents. I remember that they wanted to ...
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Was Spider-Man granted his powers by a retrovirus like HIV?

I know this sound crazy, Actual I saw "Spider-Man Tech" TV program regarding the Spider-Man movies & comics etc... And they (the actors in the TV program) said that Spider-Man got a Retrovirus ...
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Sci-fi story with androids, nano-machines, robot dogs and time travel

My memories of the plot are vague, but in the end, a female android was caught in a huge explosion and sent back in time. I don't know when it was made or exactly when I watched it, but it may have ...
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Looking for a title to a 80s sci fi film

Does anyone know the title of an 80s or early 90s sci-fi flick where there's a group in an underground facility and there's some type of monster mutants chasing them. The only part I remember at the ...
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Looking for a lower budget science fiction movie from the 1990s

I'm trying to find the name of a lower-budget science fiction film that was available for viewing on demands on MIT student cable in the late 1990s. I suspect the film was made earlier in that ...
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How did Rico survive the initial assault in Starship Troopers?

Twice we see Rico get severely wounded by bugs and left behind by his squad-mates. After the second time this happens, he is listed as KIA, and then turns up in a healing tank. No explanation is made ...
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How does Leland know so much in Pandorum?

In the 2009 sci-fi movie Pandorum the protagonists group encounters a character named Leland who has been awake on the ship for much longer than they have been. He relates much of the background story ...
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What was Gandalf doing with his hand in this scene at the Black Gate?

At about 0:31 onwards in this video, Aragorn turned around and the camera then focused on Gandalf who proceeded to wave his hand: What is Gandalf doing here? Is it ...
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Looking for a creepy worm in a movie scene

There is one particular scene in an ~80s Horror-Scifi movie I remember which has been very fascinating as a child. Now I'm looking for the movie title. There is a flesh-colored, slimy worm crouching ...
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What is the name of sci-fi movie about miniature aliens battling in space and fragment of one ship enters person's body giving them super powers?

Trying to remember the name of Sci Fi movie about a man who gains super abilities when the fragment of a miniature space craft accidentally enters his finger. Live action American film.
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Movie about a game show where the prize is a new life

Some years ago I watched a movie I can't remember the title of. The action is kind of blurry as well, but I seem to remember some kind of 'game show' where the contestant got a 'new life'. The main ...
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Need title of early sci-fi Mars movie

I need the name of an early sci-fi movie, 1950s or early 1960s. I'd call it a C-movie. It was a Mars landing, in a spaceship that looked basically like a coffee can. The seats in the ship were ...
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Superman throwing the S!

Was this an original comic book power of Superman or Fortress defence... or was this completely made up by the director Richard Lester? There's quite a few sites which talks about this, probably the ...
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Why did Ron sacrifice himself in the game of wizard chess?

At the end of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Ron sacrifices himself in a game of wizard chess so that Harry would be free to checkmate the king. However, I don't understand why Ron was even ...
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Desperately looking for a particular anime

About 30 years or so ago, I remember watching a Japanese cartoon on tv....I can't remember what it was called...but I remember it used scenes directly taken from the first "Star Wars" movie...I ...
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Why didn't Voldemort escape after the destruction of his last Horcrux?

I just re-watched the scene of Voldemort's death in the Deathly Hallows Part 2 movie. Voldemort and Harry's wands were locked with each other and then Neville killed Nagini. Suddenly, the green and ...
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An Old 80's or early 90's Movie involving a Magic Coin

I am looking for any information about an old 80's - early 90's movie involving 2 guys who find a magic coin and make wishes from it. The only parts I can recall is I think one of the guys wishes for ...