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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What Does the Title of Bag of Bones Mean?

I have recently watched the TV miniseries Bag of Bones (based on the Stephen King novel of the same name), and I am confused about the significance of its title to the story. I will refer to it as a ...
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Is the legend of the Ghost Rider in the film's opening based on comics?

At the opening intro to Ghost Rider film, they tell a legend of a Ghost Rider (presumably, Out West ~100 years ago) who had a powerful contract worth 1000 souls, and decided to not give it to the ...
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Has Captain America ever been completely in the wrong?

While watching people pick loyalties in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, some (a tiny bit) of the tension gets lost because of an easy litmus test: if Captain America objects to it, it's wrong. ...
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How many comic-based movies won an Oscar? [on hold]

I'm curious to know how many movies based on any comic source have won an Oscar(s). This can range from the massive Marvel or DC universe comics to individual comics such as Men in Black (originally ...
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Science Fiction Movies and TV based on Non-Science Fiction works [closed]

Forbidden Planet was based on Shakespeares The Tempest, Battle Beyond the Stars is a remake of The Seven Samurai, the Star Trek episode The Doomsday Machine could be seen as a retelling of Moby Dick ...
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During the bank robbery in The Dark Knight (movie), why is a private number dialled?

Related to this post in a way (Is the guy with the shotgun at the start of Dark Knight a regular comic character?), during the robbery, we see that one disables the alarm on the rooftop. Here is the ...
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Can you identify this movie from 80s/90s about memory accessing?

Can you help me recalling the title of a sci-fi movie I saw first in 2000: About the plot: A group of young people can access a (recorded) memory of a man (the man is possibly dead) They must dig ...
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What exactly does Sauron speak in “The Battle of the Five Armies”?

According to sources about Black Speech, there was a single line invented for the LotR movies (the one where Sauron tells Frodo that there's no life in void). However, in The Battle of the Five ...
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Why are the Lonely Mountain and the dwarfs not shown in Lord of the Rings? [duplicate]

This has really been bugging me after watching the three Hobbit films and then, even though I had already watched them thousands of times, the Lord of the Rings trilogy (only to get a real insight ...
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Which buildings were used to create Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films?

It is my understanding that multiple buildings and structures around Britain were combined to create a mock up of Hogwarts, which was ultimately used as the basic working model of Hogwarts for the ...
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Superman's power restoration in Superman II, Donner cut [closed]

In the Donner cut of Superman's II, Superman's Father (Jor-El) restores Clark's powers. Could he give any of his powers away to other beings the same way he restored Superman's? For example, if he ...
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Why didnt Obi-Wan tell the truth to Anakin on Mustafar?

In Star Wars Episode III, before the battle on Mustafar, why didn't Obi-Wan admit to Anakin that it was his idea to hide in Padme's ship to find him. His hate towards her would at least be forgiven, ...
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Looking for a movie about two teens stuck in wilderness and helped by a native [migrated]

There was a movie I watched when I was little so it's probably like 10 years old and it was about two teens, a boy and a girl, who got stranded in the wilderness and were helped by a native guy. There ...
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Resident evil Equipment

In the Resident Evil game "Resident Evil 6" and the movie "Resident Evil Damnation", Chris and Leon have two vials on their chest rigs. What's in them?
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does anyone remember this movie? [migrated]

This is a movie from the 90's. A comedy. I can't remember anyone in it but I remember the story line pretty well. It's about a young girl who is dating a rough and tough kind of bad boy and her ...
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Movie with giant creatures invading our planet from another dimension or portal, maybe based on Stephen King novel

There's an American movie, I believe it's probably 5-12 years old, that is suspense with horror elements. The thing I remember most about it is the end, when it is revealed that there are huge bizarre ...
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SciFi/Mystery Movie featuring soldiers kidnapped by orbs/spheres

It was from the 90s. I don't remember the title but it was about a group of soldiers/army passing through an unknown place like a desert. At the end of the movie the protagonist is kidnapped by the ...
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Was Arroway dreaming or did she travel to Vega (in the movie Contact)?

In the film Contact, after building the giant machine on Hokkaido, Arroway 'travels' to Vega, landing at the beach where her father is. However, the capsule never left earth. It's not clear if ...
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How did Doctor Octopus survive even one punch from Spiderman in Spiderman 2?

In Spiderman 2, Spiderman punches Doctor Octopus in the face a lot. Since Doctor Octopus is just a normal man with robotic arms attached to his back / spine, how is he able to endure all this super ...
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Should I watch the Hobbit trilogy before the LotR trilogy?

I’ve read the LotR books and have watched bits and pieces of the new Hobbit movies. I’m trying to get my son to sit down and watch the currently released movies in succession for a weekend and want ...
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Looking for an obscure movie about time travel

Years ago, I saw a time traveling movie, in the movie people go back hundreds of thousands of years, there are aliens involved, I think they can see into the past at one point on some kind of screen. ...
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Looking for a found footage time travel film

I recall seeing a trailer for a film a while back, sometime in the last 2 years, and was wondering which film it was for. I recall it being a found footage-style film, that centered on a group of ...
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Where did the line “Don't tell Harry.” originate from?

I remember when the original Spider-Man movie hit theaters(the one with Toby McGuire), the line "Don't tell Harry." was spoken alot. When it was first spoken, I remember people giving that ...
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How did the devil get back to earth on Tenacious D - Pick of Destiny?

In Tenacious D - The Pick of Destiny we learned that the devil got banished from earth using the spell From whence you came you shall remain... until you are complete again. But later we ...
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Help me find a movie- some guy starts talking and starts talking trash about America being 1st country in the world [migrated]

So I watched 1 scene and some guy was talking something like "I don't know what the f*** do you mean by saying America is first. It's second in..... 23rd in ......" and then he just continues with ...
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What cracked Raphael's shell?

In TMNT(2014), there is a point near the climax where Raphael hesitates saving Leonardo because his shell is cracked and tells Donatello to duct tape it. However, it's never shown in the movie when ...
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80s or 90s movie about two silver girls that came to the Earth from the Moon

I don't remember much about it except one girl is named Tavi. I'm not sure about the spelling. They had powers like being able to see through eyes of a flying bird. "Sept the bird, Tavi" I remember ...
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How did Draco apparate within Hogwarts?

In the film The Deathly Hallows Pt. 2, right before The Battle of Hogwarts starts, Draco Apparates to the dungeons to get Goyle and Blaise Zabini. Since it's impossible to apparate or disapparate ...
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Story ID: A man is shrunk in a submarine and goes inside another man's body

A movie about a man that is driving a capsule inside another man's blood stream. He control his face by changing it to another man.
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Young boy living on Mars discovers that his parents are robots

As a young boy in the 70's or early 80's, I watched a movie which took place on Mars. There was a family living and the boy discovered that his parents where robots. That's all I can remember. Does ...
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Movie with two kids, one riding on the shoulders of the other [closed]

I don't remember much from the movie, the only thing I remember was this fat kid and this little kid who liked to play with sword and stuff, and the big kid always walked around with the little kid on ...
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Story Identification: Movie with scary living trees from early 80s

I remember seeing a big scary cardboard cutout of a tree in a video rental store in the early 1980s when I was a few years old. I haven't been able to find any information about it. I think I remember ...
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In Dredd (2012), what was Kay thinking about, that freaked Anderson out so much?

In Dredd (the 2012 reboot film), at one point Kay is trying to freak out Anderson by having her read his mind psychically while he thinks of outrageous things. The violent sex thought doesn't seem to ...
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Movie Identification: Fugitive robots chased by military robot

I'm trying to track down a movie I remember from my youth. The movie was live-action, color, and would have been from the late 70's or 80's. The plot centers around two humanoid robots, a "male" and ...
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Why is Galadriel so awesome?

In The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies Surely, at least Saruman should be more powerful (in the modern sense of wizards being powerful) than Elrond and Galadriel, as they aren't minor gods. I ...
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Orodruin erupts before Sam and Frodo escape?

Okay, so once the ring is destroyed and the ground collapses, you have Merry chanting: "Frodo! Frodo!" Then the camera angle points toward the mountain and you see lava erupt out the top of the ...
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So why did they go the dumb way?

In The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies, after Gandalf and Bilbo wander back to the Shire across green grass and pretty forests. However, I seem to remember the route there involving huge ...
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In The Hobbit, what was the first race created?

Since there are many species of different creatures in The Hobbit, I was pondering on the subject of how and when each race was created. Which race was created first and which order were the other ...
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70's or 80's space prison escape movie, reprogramming the prison’s pleasure robots for the escape

I saw this movie on TV sometime in the 80's. It's basically Escape From Alcatraz set in a space prison, definitely made in the 70's or early 80's. There's a small group of prisoners plotting and ...
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Why did Saruman seem to believe that Sauron wouldn't return?

In The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, when Gandalf is meeting with Saruman, Galadriel and Elrond in Rivendell, they are discussing the Necromancer. When Gandalf suggests that it is Sauron returning, ...
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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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A story including an alien hand in jar in a 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." ...