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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He helps terraform Mars, and then regrets it [duplicate]

I saw a story on TV when I was a child (in the 80s) that involved a man working from earth to transform the climate of Mars. Then, later, he travels to the surface of Mars, and discovers the corpses ...
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Movie with crashed UFO and floor panels that light up (and kill the people standing on them)

Looking for a sci-fi movie, probably late 1950's or early 1960's. I'm pretty sure that it was B&W. The only thing I can remember is that people were trying to walk across what I think was a ...
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Aspiring human combatant in arena with “handicap field” to equalize combatants' strength

I remember this movie from the late 1980's / early 1990's. It was a VHS rental, and may have been a straight-to-video release. The protagonist is a human aspiring to become the champion of an arena ...
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Seeking the name of an animated sci-fi film about a world mined to the point of collapse

I saw an animated film, perhaps a short, about a planet with two levels and two classes. The surface level was enjoyed by a leisure class bent on using as much natural resource as possible. The ...
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In Hulk (2003) why did David fail to kill his son when he was a baby?

Very morbid I know. David wanted to kill Bruce when he was a baby but his mother wouldn't let him and in a scuffle, the mother fell on the knife David was about to stab little Bruce with. Why didn't ...
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In Hulk (2003) why did Bruce survive and David didn't?

At the end of the movie (spoiler alert!) when David was trying to absorb the life from Bruce and the military airplane dropped a bomb on them, afterwards it was shown Bruce was still alive but did ...
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Black Hole Gargantua in Interstellar [closed]

if Gargantua is a black hole in interstellar, why didn't it swallow the planets?
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How do the robots disobey the 3 laws in the film I, Robot?

In the movie I, Robot ... there is a chip that helps robots disobey the 3 laws of robotics: A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. A ...
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What movie are these gifs from?

Maybe someone can help me out, I can't figure out what the name is of the movie seen in these gifs:
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What Movie is this?A Black slick oil like monster, similar to the blob but liquid like

I will guess this movie was from between 1960-70, not sure, I was a small kid but it gave me nightmares. The monster is like THE BLOB, but an oil slick/slime that went about and ate/dissolved people. ...
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Avengers movie - Were the chitauri 'ships' living creatures? [duplicate]

I repeated the avengers movie yesterday in HD and saw something weird - were the Chitauri 'ships' living creatures? They kinda looked like they had flesh underneath all that metal stuff or did I just ...
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Identification: Movie about hostile robots disguised as footballs

I saw this on TV in mid 90s I think. One or more people travel to another celestial body (might or might not be the/a moon or mars), they find an American football. The football transforms into a ...
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Proof that 40K inspirations in Chronicles of Riddick are intentional?

Is there any kind of direct mention anywhere, (like in an interview or something) or at least strong indirect evidence, that the striking similarities between aspects of The Chronicles of Riddick and ...
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Movie about a boy finding the girl('s spirit) and falling in love with her

I vaguely remember this story (which I saw a long time ago) where a guy meets this new girl while all alone on a bridge at night. She comes into his life and makes everything alright about him. He ...
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Why is Thor an Avenger?

In the movie Avengers Assemble, Loki says: ......what have I to fear? Tony tells Loki: The avengers. That's what we call ourselves. Earth's mightiest heroes..... Then why does Thor form ...
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Film where aliens looking like humans are waiting in an airport closed due to snowstorm

I saw the movie 6 - 7 years back on cable tv, from the looks of it it seemed to be made in the late 1990's or early 2000's. Unfortunately I could not see the complete movie. The story goes like-- ...
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Part-machine scavenger with a red eye trying to save a girl from a tank with spikes and saws

I'm trying to figure out the name of a movie. The protagonist is a scavenger or something similar. He is forced to help save a girl from this cyborg guy who has a red eye, whose body is mostly ...
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Why was Gimli chosen to sound the horn at Helm's Deep?

In the Two Towers movie near the end of the battle of Helm's Deep, the survivors barricade themselves before deciding to charge out "and meet them". For all they knew, it could have been their last ...
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Group of astronauts discover grass growing on the Moon

I saw a movie a few years ago about a group of astronauts who discovered grass growing on the moon. Unfortunately, that's as much as I know for sure. I believe it also involved the following: One of ...
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Why was Boromir left out in receiving gifts from Galadriel?

Did the producers provide a reason as to why Boromir didn't receive a personal gift from Lady Galadriel? In the extended movie, Fellowship of the Ring, we see all the other members receive gifts ...
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What are the differences between the original movie Ghost in the Shell and the 2.0 remastered version

The original "Ghost in the Shell" movie was released in 1995. In 2008, a remastered version called "Ghost in the Shell 2.0" was released. Are there major differences between these two versions and ...
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If this character from Blade Runner is a replicant, why does he feel pain?

I remember the scene where Sebastian asks the replicants to demonstrate something, and then Pris puts her hand into a boiling water to take an egg without feeling pain and at another point Batty ...
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Why wasn't Jason Stryker affected by Cerebro?

In X-2: X-Men United, Xavier is being controlled by Jason's illusions and made to try to kill all the mutants. However, Jason is not affected by Xavier's attack. Being a mutant, shouldn't he have ...
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Science-Fiction Film Where Memories Are Extracted With a Vacuum

I have frustratingly vague memories of this because I literally saw two scenes of this and then had to switch channels because it wasn't among the movies my mother would let me watch. It was on the ...
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trying to identify movie with glowing meteorite on a beach

Years ago I saw a movie where a glowing rock was found on a beach. Bad things happened to people who touched it. I think it glowed (possibly red, which would suggest this was a colour film, but that ...
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How did Wolverine pass through the spinning blades unharmed?

In the first X-Men film (2000) near the end when Wolverine gets lifted up by Storm (and Jean to stabilize him) and he catches the "helm" of the device containing Rogue who was surrounded by spinning ...
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Why didn't the Death Eaters capture Harry Potter at the end of the Half-Blood Prince?

I was watching the Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince movie recently and when Harry tries to take down Snape at the end it was a perfect opportunity for the Death Eaters to take Harry to ...
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District 9: Is there an official explanation why the prawns' mother-ship landed on Earth? [duplicate]

The movie shows the majority of the aliens as unintelligent and seemingly incapable of operating, let alone inventing, a space ship. However, the exosuit/mech was clearly created in their image, ...
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Why do the Agents bother trying to get the Zion mainframe codes?

In the first film, Agent Smith spends a lot of time torturing Morpheus because he knew the code for Zion's mainframe. My question is, why did they even need that code, I mean, surely they would ...
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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? [closed]

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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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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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 ...