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Questions tagged [movie]

This tag has three different uses: for questions specifically about the movie version of a work which has been adapted for different media (answers may draw on any adaptation but must be relevant to the question); for questions seeking identification of a movie (use together with the [story-identification] tag); or for wider genre questions about movies as a whole (generally together with the [history-of] tag).

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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 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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Movie where a girl helps an injured bird and receives gifts from it [on hold]

I don’t remember details but I remember that a bird was injured and a girl (I think that she was poor) saved the bird and in exchange the bird gave her a lot of things. I remember that a guy, later, ...
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What did Harry tell the snake at the Duelling Club in the movie?

In the second movie, Harry Potter is seen communicating with the snake that Draco Malfoy conjured with the spell "Serpensortia!" in the duelling club. He communicates with the snake in Parseltongue, ...
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Damsel in distress adventure/fantasy movie

Definitely a feature length movie. Probably in theaters at some point, but might have been a 'made for TV movie'. It was on TV, in the USA, by 1999 or earlier (I remember which house I lived in ...
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Was V blind in the film “V for Vendetta”?

During the film V for Vendetta, the character Delia Surridge recounts her experiences at Larkhill in her journal. She describes V developing abnormal abilities and kinesthesia, and when encountering V ...
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Old movie about a boy reading a book that is blank when he tries to flip ahead of the action

This is a kids' movie about kids; what I can remember from this pretty old movie is vague. A boy reads a book, in that book is a scene where a man or a boy is riding a horse to a fountain. They try ...
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What movie is playing in this Android phone review?

At 3'37 in this phone review, a movie is playing. What is it?
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Is there an in-universe scientific explanation for the Engineers having white skin?

In Prometheus, the Engineers have very pale white skin. Is it explained why? Has an in-universe scientific explanation been given?
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70s-80s movie: crossbowmen get ambushed by lizardmen when looking for an artifact/sword

Someone else sought help with identifying a film they remembered. I think I remember the same film, but I don't think it is the film they accepted as their answer — Krull (1983). From their ...
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50s movie where humans escape alien planet

Aliens with antennae threaten humans when their ship breaks down on another planet so the humans try to escape. Some or one of the aliens help the humans escape.
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What was Gandalf doing with his hand in this scene at the Black Gate?

At about 0:31 onwards in this video, Aragorn turned around and the camera then focused on Gandalf who proceeded to wave his hand: What is Gandalf doing here? Is it ...
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Film about a spacecraft AI trying to breed a new mechanic

This was a film which features a spacecraft that has an AI. There is only one man and one woman in the movie. The man is the only one on the spaceship and he is just there as a mechanic. The AI ...
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Why was Harry at the Weasleys' at the beginning of Goblet of Fire but at the Dursleys' after?

In the film, the Goblet of Fire, Harry is seen waking up at the Weasley residence. But at the beginning of the Order of the Phoenix he is back at the Dursleys'. Why did he go back after running away ...
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How did Alice get boots in the hospital?

When Alice escapes the hospital she's barefoot. Then when she gets to the roof she suddenly has boots on. How did she get boots on when the whole time we saw her escaping the hospital she was ...
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Old robot movie with robots in cages being hurt at a carnival show

This was definitely not a movie I was supposed to be watching for my age. That's the reason this movie is very faint in my memory. I have spent well over 4 hours, on and off, looking for this movie ...
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Movie with red/orange mist cloud that swallows people and kills them

I remember my parents watching this as a kid and I have a vague memory of it, I remember seeing it at HMV so it does exist... should have written the name down. From what I recall, there is a team of ...
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Movie or TV series: breaking a pile of plates, escaping a prison [closed]

The scene happens in a prison (and I believe a significant part of the film/series occurs in that prison too). There are some people trying to escape, and the escaping involves a loud noise in a ...
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80-90s TV (?) movie with symbiotic, liquid-looking alien that shocks people touching it

I vaguely recall the plot being a symbiotic alien transfers to humans from a black rock and controls them. One scene even showed them having the rock in a glass container with rubber gloves so they ...
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Sci-fi movie with feeling-less duplicates

Plot Details People address doctor about spouses becoming completely feeling-less. Doctor discovers that alien race is taking over Earth. Release Probably 1940s. Pretty old movie.
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Post-apocalyptic (horror) movie with mankind surviving in a bunker

I'm trying to recall a specific post-apocalyptic movies. It is kinda like The Colony (2013), where mankind is surviving in a bunker. I can't remember if it is due to climate change or nuclear fallout ...
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Did Solara ever learn Eli's secret?

At the end of The Book of Eli, we the audience learn that Did Solara ever learn Eli's secret?
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90s (or earlier) movie with experimental, invisible, teleporting, time-traveling ship

So, I watched this in 1996 and thought it was pretty good, and now I want to find its title so I can rewatch it! There's an experiment with a ship in order to make it completely invisible. ...
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1980s/90s horror movie where a group of friends go to a house where monsters and contagious illness are waiting for them

I only have flashbacks from my childhood of some scenes, the scenes I remember are: A group of friends go to a house/place, as they enter they see a person sitting on the ground with his back tilted ...
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Live action series or movie with kids sucked into a video game

I have this very vague memory of watching some live action series/movie (can't remember which) where these kids got sucked into a video game/computer. I remember that there was this strange blue CGI ...
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Animated movie with dwarves who don't have hearts

I watched this animated movie when I was a kid.(between 1998-2015) In the movie there was a race of dwarves and it was known that they didn't have hearts. When emptiness started to take over and ...
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Film/miniseries shown in late 1980s school library

I watched this seemingly older movie probably in 1988-1991 in Kentucky in the library at school. What I recall is a futuristic setting - perhaps in a desert. There were domes, and I recall white ...
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What's the name of this 80s SciFi Alien movie

There was a movie in the 80s' I cannot remember the title. It was about an alien ship that lands in a city(New York, Los Angeles??) It is in female form ( my memory has her looking a bit like a Til ...
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Movie where heroine wakes up to a mirror image enemy that copies her every move?

Do you remember the movie where the heroine wakes up to a mirror image enemy that copies her every move and she tries to escape but the mirror image follows her, ultimately suffocating her by copying ...
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Does Stan Lee get paid for his appearances in Marvel movies?

Stan Lee appears in a lot of Marvel movies, such titles include: The Amazing Spider-Man The Avengers Thor The Incredible Hulk Spider-Man 3 X-Men: The Last Stand Fantastic Four Spider-Man 2 Hulk ...
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What movie or TV series had crosses that were burned into people's necks, hypnotizing them?

I remember seeing this on tv when I was a kid (in 1980's). I'm not sure whether it was a movie or a TV series. I remember two things about it: A cross was burned to the necks of people, and they ...
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1950s or 1960s movie about an expedition to a living planet

I saw this movie on TV in the US in about 1971 or 1972. I'm pretty sure that the movie was older than that, though. My impression now is that it could have been made in the 60s or late 50s, not sure ...
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Who are the people in the portraits in M's meeting room?

At the beginning of "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" movie, Alan Quartermain is meeting with M. in a room. As M. reveals, ""There have been other times when a danger upon the world required ...
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Movie that had a nerd kid who goes back to Arthurian period with scientific inventions and gadgets

In this movie, a boy or a teen somehow ends up in the Arthurian period. He wears glasses and has a knack with inventions and gadgets. He almost gets executed by King Arthur, but he performs a magic to ...
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80s movie with futuristic vehicle with dome on top in desert-like universe [duplicate]

I remember watching it on HBO all the time as a kid. Vehicle was gray, had a dome up top and possibly a dome on back. It had huge tires strapped together with bungee cords. It broke down and a girl ...
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60s-70s Sci-fi film where two competing alien races send agents disguised as humans to determine control of Earth (one side cheats)

Plot Details/Summary A pair of alien races have decided to settle rival claims on the Earth by agreeing to a competition between their best agents. The competition is a deadly one, with the winner ...
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90's era robot horror/thiller movie opening with adults escaping a malfunctioning robot, leaving their baby in the crib

I was pretty young when my parents had a movie on, probably around 1993-96. Opening scene of the movie is set in a modern suburban neighborhood at night, and there is a police cordon surrounding a ...
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80s/90s zombie movie: zombie studied in a military facility fakes sleep when injected with freezing “tranqs”

90s or 80s zombie movie. I distinctly remember a scene where a zombie is being observed in a secret military facility "clean room" in a random warehouse. A scientist/soldier goes in to pacify the ...
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French animated movie with talking cat and missing scientists

About a year and a half ago, my friend showed me this movie and it was in French. All I can remember was there there was a talking cat and this black cloud that took people away to some fort or ...
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Movie identification: A 1970s color made-for-TV movie involving metamorphosis

When I was in grade school in the 1970s, I saw a movie on TV. This would have been during the "Movie of the Week" heyday, and the movie was shown on prime time network TV (in the US). I'll describe ...
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B&W film showing a man in atmospheric diving suit holding on to a scuba diver

B&W film showing a man in atmospheric diving suit holding on to a scuba diver.
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Which story is the movie Wandering Earth based upon?

I just saw yesterday The Wandering Earth Project . While it is a Chinese movie, pretty well-made, this is perhaps the first time I came across the concept of using propellers, earth-engines to push ...
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1980's-90's PBS Sci-fi mini series about light and kids looking for a laser-firing ruby

Ok, this movie I watched as part of my science class. It is a 1980's-90's PBS Sci-fi mini series about light. I think there was at least 6 episodes. It was a live action, and the show was about 4 ...
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80's/90's Show/movie about a telekinetic Alien Cat crash-landed on Earth

When I was just a kid, I remember watching a movie or TV show. I have tried many times to find it but failed. The details are very slim, but I strongly remember that the main character kept talking ...
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Has Iron Man ever had a suit without flight, and if so, how effective was it?

In the movies and cartoons (and presumably the comics), one of the major advantages Iron Man has is flight. Most superheroes have it, actually. Even the Mark 1 prototype (in the movie) has a limited ...
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What does the title of “Bag of Bones” mean with respect to the story of the film?

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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Older movie/show about humans on derelict alien warship which refuels by passing through a star

I am trying to find the title to a show (or movie?) from several years ago. The basic premise was a small group of people who ended up in deep space on a large alien warship that was heavily ...
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One of your Earth catch-phrases

We will return in two of your Earth days. I wish to purchase one of your Earth pizzas, fellow typical human who, like me, is totally not from any other planet. Does the cliché “[number] of your ...
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Movie with a town where it is always night and the protagonist has amnesia

I can't remember the name of this fairly recent movie. The protagonist wakes up in a bath tub without memories. He breaks up with his wife, gets in touch with a "doctor" who claims to be able to help ...
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Asian movie from alternate reality with Tesla coil in Tokyo

A friend of mine saw a movie some time ago on the TV, but he can't recall the name. Here is the description he gives: Japanese or Chinese movie, in the end, there was a Tesla coil (or some device ...