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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Is Kurse's sword poisoned or otherwise magically enhanced to cause inevitable death?

(I'm not using spoiler tags since the movie's been out on DVD for a couple of months now, and the question I'm asking is basically one giant spoiler. However, if the community feels that this question ...
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Why didn't Thor grieve for his mother, Frigga

After Kurse kills Frigga, Odin rushes to his fallen wife and begins to mourn as he holds her corpse tightly in his arms, whilst Thor just stands there behind him with a disinterested demeanour, as if ...
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What film has The Rock investigating murders on Mars (and was there a sequel?)

This movie is set in the future, with a lot of sci-fi elements. If I'm not mistaken, the plot consists of mysterious murders on a lunar/Martian base (not sure which) which is used for scientific ...
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What movie is set at Hitler’s 80th birthday party in Berlin?

A long time ago I watched a movie in which Nazi Germany didn't lose WW2, but made some peace agreement with western allies. The movie was set in Berlin on Hitler's 80th (?) birthday. Does anyone have ...
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Why wasn't Malekith able to see through Frigga's illusion?

This is arguably a plot hole but when Malekith and Kurse barged into Frigga's room looking for the Aether, after a brief skirmish, he approaches Jane and proceeds to extract the Aether from her body ...
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Why doesn't Loki use his telekinetic powers more in the Avengers or Thor movies?

In the recent Thor installment, 'Thor: The Dark World', upon receiving the news of Frigga's death, Loki in his cell, out of anger and frustration uses some form of telekinesis to throw all the ...
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Why did Malekith have such a strong connection to the Aether?

Why did Malekith have such a strong connection to the Aether, and how was he able utilise its powers in ways no one else could — for instance, being able to extract it from Jane's body and absorb into ...
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Looking for a 1980s American zombie movie where the people in a hospital turn into a mannequin-like zombies without being bitten

They don't run, they just walk slowly. There is one scene where a few soldiers were trapped inside a glass walled room. Also, there is this zombie in a red shirt who stares at the female soldier ...
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Was General Swanwick & the army aware of Superman's powers (Man of Steel)

In the scene where Clark and Lois are conversing in the interrogation room: Clark reveals that he can in fact see a squad of soldiers in the next room, preparing a tranquilizing agent to subdue him, ...
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How was Loki able to visit Earth without Bifrost? (Thor 2011)

During Thor's interrogation, Agent Coulson exits the room and Loki enters and informs him that his father Odin had passed away and that he cannot undo his banishment. Not only does he communicate with ...
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Is “Crack in the World” available on DVD/online?

I remember watching this film years ago on Channel 4 as part of a sci-fi festival of film but can't find it anywhere on DVD. Has it ever been released,or is available to stream from any legit site?
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Book/Movie where criminal is punished in a stadium by focused thoughts

Forgive me if this sounds like a vague question, but I remember in school once, our teacher told us about a book or movie where a criminal is taken into a stadium and is punished by the focused energy ...
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Why Neo is the only one who does not use leather clothes in The Matrix movies?

All the other main characters; Morpheus, Trinity and Niobe persistently wear leather or PVC outfits (including jackets and pants) when they're in the Matrix but Neo doesn't. Is there a special reason ...
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Black and white TV show or movie with human sized bird creatures killing people at night

I remember people trying to run from one house/cabin to another and being killed off by these man sized bird creatures, I think they had large beaks. this was taking place at night in an outdoor ...
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Why doesn't Judge Anderson wear a helmet in Dredd

She states that she can't wear a helmet because it interferes with he mind reading yet she can read the mind of a Dredd and also the cop who tries to kill her just as easy as someone without a helmet. ...
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Why did Dredd not take the first cop's bullets?

I watched the 2012 Dredd movie last night and in the scene when he has a shootout with the two cops, he takes the ammo magazines from the second cop that gets killed because Dredd runs out of bullets. ...
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Movie identification: girl taken to a hospital, they discover her blood is blue, neighbour old lady is an alien

Looking for a movie I saw as a kid in the late 80s or early 90s. A girl wants to go to a concert but her mother won't let her, they are just moving into a new house, she sneaks out and gets hit by a ...
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Trying to identify Sci Fi movie (eighties or older; “Citadel”, robot, sound paralysing rotating crytal,..)

Requesting help with identifying a science fiction movie that I saw once as a kid during eighties (so it could be older than that). I remember just a few scenes, and I am not certain about the ...
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Old nuclear war film

This Film was during the gung ho period of war movies 50-60's and I think black and white. What I remember part of it was on a SAC airbase in the Midwest. They knew that there was going to be an ...
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Why was Mr. Smith removed as an agent?

In the Matrix, Mr. Smith is an agent at the beginning of the story. Agents are rule-based programs but why was Mr. Smith removed as an agent? What has he become?
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What kind of program is Merovingian

Merovingian or the Frenchman is said to be a powerful program. What kind of program is he? Why is he considered powerful? Is he vital to the Matrix?
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Did Jack Torrance get arrested for assault against a minor before he became the caretaker?

Did Jack Torrance from The Shining get charged for assaulting a minor before he became the caretaker at the Overlook hotel?
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In “The Fifth Estate”, what is the name of the program that Julian and Daniel are using? [migrated]

It seems to be a combined interface for chatting, compiling source, and monitoring server traffic all in one. Is this a real user interface, or something purely fictional? In fact, one of the ...
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Conan the Barbarian and The Wheel of Pain

Is the Wheel of Pain a grinding mill or a torture device? It is after all The Wheel of "Pain". Looking at the footage its hard to say if there is a lower level where the grind stone would be. Also ...
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In the movies, is Sauron's armor correctly portrayed?

Is there in the books or on Tolkien's letters a description of Sauron's armor during the first or third age, when he was not trying to "seduce" other races? Is it accurately portrayed in the ...
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What movie has aliens hunt people using living tentacled discs?

I saw a movie in the 80's where aliens were hunting people — from what I remember in the woods, or a real rural area — and they would throw these living disc-like creatures with small tentacles on ...
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Could Coraline have rescued Wybie's grandma's sister rather than locking her up for all eternity? [closed]

Coraline enjoyed Wybie's grandmother's sister (does she have a name? let's call her WGS) company at first and WGS seemed to want to love Coraline. When Coraline didn't want to stay and exchange her ...
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Movie about flying shark type of creatures

So I am trying to figure out an old movie that I watched as a kid (roughly 8-10 years ago). Parts of the movie I can remember is that there were these shark-like (or eel-like) creatures that flew ...
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Can't remember an old movie and only remember a minor scene

I watched a film that was made before 2009. In one of the scenes, near the end, a girl (who is either an alien or a clone) and a human man get in a car, her arm is cut by screw and there is blue stuff ...
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Movie about a haunted house

It may be a famous movie. I saw it some 10 years back in TV. A family moves to a house which is haunted. I think there is a 15 year old girl and a little boy. There is a man who works in the farm, and ...
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Movie Identification: 1980/1990's movie with flying creatures and a beautiful actress

Key facts about the movie: Late 80's to mid 90's. I think I watched it about 20 years ago around 1995 ±5 years. Horror. Not overly gory and a little bit sleazy. Most likely some kind of age ...
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1940's haunted house movie

I remember seeing an old 1940's B&W movie when I was a kid about a house that was supposedly haunted. All I remember was that there was a group of people in the house and a lot of comically ...
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Movie Identification: 1980/1990's sci-fi with people on a spaceship getting killed in cryosleep/Virtual reality

Key facts about the movie: Late 80's to mid 90's. I think I watched it about 20 years ago around 1995 +/- 5 years. Sci-fi Either involved cryo-sleep or virtual reality sequences where the ...
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Please help identify disaster movie

Sixties or Seventies film where there is a flash and lots of the population disappear, leaving behind their clothes. A father and his kids try to make it back to their home to the mother of the ...
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What 60s movie has a girl with alien and human identities who leaves earth with a human man?

I’m searching for the name of the movie from the sixties (if I remember correctly). It is about the aliens from a spaceship that crashed on Earth. The movie ends in K-PAX style - the main hero from ...
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Looking for old comedy movie set in medieval times

Its an old movie I saw as a kid. It's a comedy set in a medieval court. The main character is sort of helpless. I remember when he has to fight in a joust and his armor gets magnetized by a lightning ...
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In Star Trek (2009), why is the Enterprise not destroyed by Nero?

In the movie, Nero is 154 years ahead of the time, and allegedly uses Borg technology - a threat unknown to the Federation at the time. How is it possible that Nero doesn't simply destroy the ...
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Cannibal eats himself, in movie or series episode

I can't recall the name of a movie, maybe a TV series episode, where one character that was a cannibal started eating himself, so that after a while only the skull remained eating the last piece of ...
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In the Resident Evil film, why does the Red Queen kill everybody in The Hive?

She says it's to contain the infection, but she also must have known that everyone she killed would have been reanimated. I mean what's worse than a thousand people infected with a deadly disease? A ...
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Film identification : Possesion of cursed document leads to death (by giant gargoyle)

I'm trying to identify an old classic (black and white) film from the UK. The main plot consisted of a cursed document and the film featured a dramatic ending with giant gargoyle and train wreck.
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Film (Book?) Trilogy about sentient weapons

I realize this is a somewhat vague question, but I'm working off 20-year-old memories here. Back around 1980 there were three movies released which featured sentient, or at least living, weapons. I ...
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Film about a dying earth, so a crew of astronauts are sent to save human race in a distant planet

Film might be base on a novel from Stephen Baxter: Ark extreme climate (flood, huricane..) has made life impossible in earth astronauts are sent to another star so they can save human race spaceship ...
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Help me find a film with a pegasus, an astronaut and Chosen Children

Stay with me, because my memory of this is going to come in patches. I have this memory of a film I saw at least 10 years ago, and I think the main plot was about these children chosen because they're ...
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Any Recent News on a Foundation (Asimov) Series of Movies? [duplicate]

Haven't heard anything recently and wanted to know if anyone had any idea whats going on with this film.
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Why did Marlon Brando want the “S” to be the symbol of the “House of El”?

This is a follow on from a prior question, to get some details on the "S" symbol. Prior to the 1978 Superman movie the "S" Symbol had no fixed source. However, it is stated that 'it was Marlon ...
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Which movie/TV show has an evil cyborg harvesting eyes from androids in a hidden town?

I watched it maybe more than 8 to 12 years ago, but as far as I remember there was this place where androids (or maybe they were cyborgs) lived. (I think it was more like a hidden town). This guy ...
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In X-Men: First Class, in the beginning scene, why doesn't the child Erik attempt to kill Shaw?

Near the beginning of the movie, in the Shaw's office scene, after Shaw shot Erik's mother, Erik got really mad and he killed the two soldiers and messed the room up. Why didn't he attempt to kill ...
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Did Dobby do a “camera-take?”

In Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets, Lucius Malfoy enters Dumbledore's office with Dobby. Harry is already present. But when Dobby begins to walk up the stairs, it looks like he glances towards ...
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What was the significance of the hummingbird in the movie Cowboys & Aliens(2011)?

While watching Cowboys & Aliens(2011) in a couple of scenes there was a hummingbird. It was not clear if it was actually present or if it was only in Jake's mind. I watched all the bonus ...