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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Old scifi b movie about mechs

I remember from the early nineties watching a film on the Syfy channel (when it was actually a good channel). It was about - or, what I can remember - is a male and a female character find an old ...
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What movie featured a Pegasus dying in quicksand?

This has literally been bugging me for a good few weeks. I used to be obsessed with this movie that my dad showed me. It has two main boys in it if I remember correctly, and there was a Pegasus that ...
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Help identifying movie from Russia or similar

My recollection is very sketchy but this is what I remember.... Film was possibly black and white I saw it as a child in the late '80s early '90s but it's older It was subtitled and in Russian or ...
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Movie scene where guy in spacesuit accidentally gets his hand cut off

There is a scene from a movie I saw some time in the last 30 years where a guy in a space suit is trying to fix something outside of a spaceship .One of his tools starts to float away and without ...
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What's a list of great science fiction philosophical movies? [closed]

I'm looking for movies like The Matrix, Mr. Nobody, Men in Black, Enders Games, or even like The Prestige. A list of movies that makes you actually think and preferably does not follow the current ...
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Captain becomes sleeping pod

What's the movie where they have upright hypersleep pods. The crew is strapped in and when they wake up they find that their captains harness slipped (I guess years back) because his face was pressed ...
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Why was blowing up most of the bridges advantageous in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (movie)?

As I understand it, the initial setting of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (movie) is this: London has a giant wall around it, is safe from the zombies. The Royal Canal is a moat at some distance ...
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What does Mark Watney say to NASA?

On my way to my holidays, I watched "the Martian" on the plane. At the beginning of the movie, a disclaimer told the movie had been "edited for content". In fact, it seems no profanities were allowed ...
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Which member of the fellowship made the most onscreen kills?

Of the nine members of the fellowship, who had the highest onscreen kills? Rules: Only the three LotR trilogy films count Any individual creature counts as 1 (eg. when Legolas kills enemies on top ...
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Animated Movie identification (before 1990)

I would like to identify an animated Sci-Fi Movie from my childhood. I think that movie was more or less child friendly without mature elements. Here is what I can remember: The main characters are ...
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Amicus third dalek movie

In the Wikepedia article on Daleks – Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D., it is stated that a third Dalek movie was considered but was never realised. The claim is that it was to be based upon the serial The ...
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80's barbarian movie with female lead, evil scientist, pool of acid

It was the late 80's and my friends and I were having a "bad movie" night with a barbarian theme. The Conan movies were way too high-budget to be eligible. The lead character was a female barbarian ...
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Are Red and Terrence brothers?

So in the Angry Birds movie is is made clear that Red has no family and does not know who his family is. Also they are really the only red birds in town - Not only are they the only red birds ...
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Why do immortal Elves grow old? [duplicate]

Simple question, why do Elves grow old(er) if they are immortal? And if it is to maturity, why does Elrond "mature" at a much older age?
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Cheesy '80s spoof movie

It's the early to mid 1980s. A group of us are members of a school movie club -- once a week we get to stay late after school, take over the commonroom and watch a movie of our choice. The group has ...
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Trying to find the name of the movie where young men entered a cyber world and meet a girl with pink hair

I don't remember a lot from the movie. I watched it maybe around 2004 to 2011 and all I can remember was that two people (or perhaps more) who were friends in the movie entered some cyber-world. The ...
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Movie with teenage alien girl living on Earth

There was a movie that I remember watching in the early 90s, I think, that has been bugging me. All I really remember is that the main female character, possibly with light brown hair, was a teenaged ...
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Is eating in Miyazaki films tied to Japanese culture?

In several Miyazaki films, eating seems to hold strong weight as a method of performing magic. For example: Spirited Away: Chihiro's parents are transformed after eating the spirits' food No Face ...
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Sci-fi movie identification: on TV in early 2000s or earlier - cannibal alien family

So this has bothered me for ages, I have never been able to figure out what the movie was despite many attempts. When I was a kid (it was around New Years in either 2000/2001, or 2001/2002) my family ...
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Ant-Man Movie glossed over an amazing weapon

So I just rewatched Ant-Man and I realized something I didnt notice before. There is a scene in the bathroom where Cross (the villian) kills the man concerned about the applications of the Yellow ...
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Boy's father gets cloned by aliens and starts trying to abduct others on a hunting trip

The boys father was cloned by an alien, boy suspects something wrong. The man took friends hunting in forest where they became cloned by aliens. The clones would then return home living normal life. ...
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spy story with sci fi element

The story was about an American spy on the track of (probably) some Russian spies. For some reason he had a device that enabled him to go backward (forward?) in time by a few minutes. I'm pretty sure ...
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Looking for a sci-fi movie about astronauts helping aliens fix their craft on the moon

Ok,this is going back into my past and it may be 1 movie or a combination of 2 or more. I would have watched this movie somewhere in the 60's or 70's, the plot is that astronauts go to the moon and ...
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Film - White rooms, some sort of tests

After watching Divergent and talking with some friends, I've linked it with another film, which I'm trying to recall. I clearly remember white rooms, lots of lights, some sort of tests (and there was ...
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What SF&F movies are referenced in this gif?

This adorably badass gif is the work of Truck Torrence, aka 100% Soft Obviously, the whole thing is a reference to John Carpenter's They Live, and it appears that all the references are to ...
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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 ...