I've bumped into an exquisite 80's music+TV compilation on YT. Since I was born in the early 80s, I missed most of these movies at the time. Of course I did later watch most classic, iconic and cult movies that are still shown in regular cable TV today and are easily recognizable. That being said, I fail to identify a great deal of those featured in this clip. Specifically, I'm interested in the name of the movies shown at:

  1. 2:41:01 unknown sci-fi anime movie/series

  2. 2:41:07 unknown sci-fi movie

What I've tried so far: Google Lens, and manually searching on IMDB, but the clips in the video are so short that the only possible way to identify most clips is by actually watching the corresponding movies/series.

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    Only sci-fi and fantasy is on topic here, so please remove any non-sci-fi non-fantasy movies from the question. (Unfortunately no one knows just what "sci-fi" or "fantasy" is, so use your best judgement.)
    – user14111
    Dec 3, 2023 at 6:04
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    Apart from anything else, the first two timestamps clearly point to outtakes from the same scene of the same movie.
    – Buzz
    Dec 3, 2023 at 6:08
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    This question is likely to be closed because 1) only SF allowed here 2) 1 ID per question, multiple IDs not allowed. When you repost as single questions, its perfectly OK to use screenshots.
    – Pete
    Dec 3, 2023 at 8:08
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    I'm voting to reopen this, as I think it does not contain a bunch of unrelated questions but rather asks to identify several sci-fi scenes from a definite source, not unlike other character identification questions that were well received (having screenshots would definitely improve the question, though)
    – lfurini
    Dec 3, 2023 at 10:59
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    @andreszs - The first clip is from Yes, Madam (1985). As noted by NJohnny, the second clip with the bus scene is from Police Story (1985). As noted by lfurini, the third clip is from Akira (1988). (Please consider marking lfurini's answer as accepted by clicking on the check mark on the left side of the answer.) If you post a separate question asking about the fourth clip, I can answer that for you. Dec 3, 2023 at 17:03

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The scene at 2:41:01 (white spherical explosion between tall dark buildings) is from 1988 iconic anime masterpiece "Akira", in particular from the penultimate scene.

Screenshot from the linked YouTube video: Screenshot from youtube video

Screenshot from the movie (time code 1:51:22 in the DVD I checked): Screenshot from movie Akira


The "blue floating face" in scene #4 is from Time Bandits:

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    But which answer should the OP mark as accepted? They're both equally correct. That's why I asked them to post a separate question regarding the fourth clip. Dec 3, 2023 at 17:16
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    Probably would have been better to either ask separate questions or create a community wiki answer that anyone could add to, but I don't mind if OP just marks the Akira comment as accepted.
    – Hypnosifl
    Dec 3, 2023 at 17:29
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    Oh no - missing out on internet points!
    – Ben Thul
    Dec 7, 2023 at 22:55

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