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 (use together with the work tag); 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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Why didn't Data give Picard the stardate instead of the Gregorian date?

In the movie Star Trek: First Contact the Enterprise enters the past through a temporal vortex created by the Borg. Upon arriving there is the following exchange: PICARD: A missile complex? ...The ...
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Movie about about alien invasion and resistance by kamikazes wearing bombs in a forest that's sucked by the aliens

I once watched this movie about alien invasion long time ago (maybe 10 years ago). I only have a little clue about it. The only thing I remember is this alien spaceship suck forest and maybe other ...
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Movie where man is fastened on table and ants are eating/torturing him

As a kid, in the early 90s (maximum 91) or late 80s (87 till 89) I was in the cinema and saw some SciFi apocalyptic movie. I only remember one scene when one man is fastened on some table and ants ...
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Space station with sentient spiders

I saw a film a few years ago. They had a spaceship and went to their spaceship station where these spider type things were on board where they later found out. They leave and blow up the station and ...
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Animated 70s/80s movie or series with haunting soundtrack and an egg shaped spaceship

This has been bugging me for years. I watched this incredibly memorable animated film or series as a child in France in the 80s/90s and cannot find the name of it. It has a particularly haunting ...
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Who was the student that previously brewed a potion of sufficient quality to claim the Felix Felicis?

In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince during the potions class Slughorn claimed that the prize of Felix Felicis was won only once before by a student. I should point out, however, only once did ...
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Anime Movie: Floating Islands, Post-Apocalypse Fantasy/Steampunk, Clans at War, Brother and Sister

I've been searching everywhere for this film, any help would be great! I remember so many details but still can't find it... (tl;dr - Anime Brother and One-Armed Sister on Post-Apocalypse Floating ...
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B&W horror sci-fi movie where a mad scientist sends a monster to kidnap the female lead, ends with a hairy shoulder

I don't know the name of the movie and I haven't seen it completely. I just watched it for the last 15-20 minutes and so, I can't tell all the details. The movie was in black and white. I saw the ...
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Movie about cop with a control chip in his head which breaks

In the 90s or early 00s I watched a film about a corporation who controlled society. All citizens had a chip in their heads, that substitutes and decors their reality. For example, a future style city ...
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Old zombie movie I saw in the early 90's where a girl crawls through the duct vents of the apt building to escape them

It was a movie that took place in I think an apartment complex. There was a little girl who got attacked in her apartment and she had to escape by crawling from room to room through the duct vents. ...
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80s sci fi film with line “Paris? Bye bye!” [duplicate]

I've just been reminded by a friend of a line in a film we saw mid/late '80s (on video, so may have been earlier but it definitely had an 80s feel to it). It was a humorous sci fi involving humans and ...
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2000s space film where an alien species has almost wiped out the human race in a war

I need to find a film that I watched when I was a kid in 2000-2004 (don't remember the exact time). I remember the film about a person telling a story to his kids. The story is about the fight ...
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Movie where a prisoner escapes from a crashed ship on a desolate alien planet

The movie starts off with a crashed ship on a desolate alien planet. This ship was holding a prisoner who escapes and the guards on the ship have to find and bring him back. BOOM plot twist the guards ...
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Movie with female protagonist that can travel a few seconds back in time

Looking for a movie, released probably after 2000, about a woman that can travel back in time. I think she is not the only one and eventually a group is after her, including her boss, who sets a ...
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Movie name with invisible man

Around 6 years back I started watching a movie on television and could never finish. In the very start of the movie, a male actor wearing a red T-Shirt (let's say his name is Tom) became invisible ...
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What was this black-and-white film set in the Arctic or Antarctic where the monster/alien gets fried in the end?

Been trying to track an old black-and-white film I saw a long time ago. It was set in the Arctic or Antarctic and the research base was being stalked by an alien or monster. The team eventually kill ...
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80's alien movie: young boy finds and protects a glowing alien green rock which becomes his friend

I've been trying to remember the name of this movie that I watched when I was really young. It's a kids movie about a young boy who finds a green rock/stone, which is an alien, and then has to run ...
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Black & White SF Movie - Man with Puffy, Black Skin

I have faint memories of a poignant, B&W S.F. movie from the late 50s or early 60s - which may have been British. All I recall is a man dressed in a normal suit, but something had happened to him ...
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Sci-fi movie featuring octopus type alien

Trying to remember a sci-fi movie featuring a purple (?) Octopus type alien stalking the crew of a spaceship. I only remember one scene. The creature only had one eye and I think was acidic. Maybe 6 ...
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Sci-Fi movie with 3 boys and an alien

This sci-fi movie is about 3 friends (boys) who are also neighbors. But then the city wants to put an overpass above their homes, and so they have to move. I do not remember most parts of this. They ...
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Black and white movie with an alien octopus that emerges from a sphere

When I was 13 (in the late 70s) I stayed with my aunt and uncle for a few weeks. One day on the tv there was a black and white scifi movie. The only thing I remember about this movie is a scene of an ...
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Tomboy girl befriends some clockwork robot and has an older sister who's evil and brainwashed her to wear makeup

I can't quite remember the name of this movie. Somewhere before 2010 but is probably older than that. It was either on Encore channel or HBO. I can only remember the film being very clockwork/...
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What sci fi movie was set in a cavern & dealt with electricity generation?

What sci fi movie (could have been a "TV" movie) was set in a cavern & dealt with electricity generation? The struggle in the movie was "cowboy inventor dude" vs "evil corporation". Protagonist ...
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How wide is the beam of the death star's main weapon?

At the point of impact on the surface of a planet (or capital ship in the case of death star 2) how wide is the laser(?) beam of the death stars' main weapons? From what I can see on-screen, there is ...
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Older film involving a murderous ghost of a mountain climber

I unfortunately never watched the movie myself, but I remember reading about it in an article about 4-5 years ago, which had a decent amount of details. It was an older horror movie, considered to be ...
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Why did Dark Superman become weak while fighting Clark Kent?

In the 1983 film "Superman III", Superman - while infected by synthetic kryptonite - ends up fighting his normal "good" personality in the form of Clark Kent. The scene is highly symbolic in nature, ...
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Why did the LOTR and Hobbit films use the “Wilhelm Scream” so much?

I was wondering if there was a reason the director (or people who choose sound effects) littered the LOTR and Hobbit films with so many "Wilhelm Screams"? It really ruined the movies for me, to a ...
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Movie about space rangers fighting giant yellow bugs

I think it’s a 90’s scifi movie about giant alien bugs attacking a space ship with lots of people on it and there are a couple of rangers fighting them. If I recall correctly they kinda look like ...
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90s sci-fi movie where the alien invaders are worm-like?

So I'm trying to find an alien invasion type movie that probably came out in the late 90s. The aliens were worm-like. The characters think they've won but then at the end you see one of the worm-...
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'80s kids movie with 3 orbs in a house, and one is evil

I really don’t know if it’s from the '80s, but I think so. It’s about a family that moves in a house and there are three orbs that are trapped there. One is evil and won’t let the other two leave. ...
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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 and 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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Movies Where Reality Changes at Night and People Wake Up to a Different World Every Day [duplicate]

I am looking to identify a movie where the world is changed every night and people wake up in a different world. The only scene I can remember is of a City (vaguely 'Gotham' in muted colors) being ...
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For how long does the Earth 'stand still' in the original “The Day The Earth Stood Still”?

In The Day The Earth Stood Still (the 1951 movie), how long does Klaatu set up the 'stood still' part to last? Was it an hour?
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Movie where person reads ads to you

I believe this movie was futuristic, perhaps a view into what life would be like in the future. It dates from 2015 or later. In the movie (I believe) someone is eating at a diner and doesn't have the ...
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What were the abilities of Li Chi-Tak's Black Mask?

Aside from some references to the Jet Li film Black Mask based on the same character, in which he's simply a highly trained super soldier who can't feel pain, I can't find too much on the character in ...
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B/w movie 1950s or 60s, communist scare, signals are being sent to earth. Religious undertones

The movie is from the late 1950s or perhaps early 1960s that used to be in circulation on a channel out of Boston. The movie centred around these two scientist who are receiving transmission pulses ...
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Movie about a couple doing calculations to open a door to another world

My mom told me that she watched a movie a couple years ago (maybe 4 years) in it, a guy (medium size, brown hair) and a girl (normal size and medium length brown hair) work in a company. They were ...
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Was Toad's slime attack meant to do more than kill Jean Grey in X1?

During the short sequence between Jean Grey and Toad. Seeing Toad spit his slimy substance on Jean's face, was it strictly supposed to suffocate Jean Grey or was it also meant to carry an odor to make ...
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Order of watching Spider-Man movies

What is the order for watching the Spider-Man movies? I tried finding it online, but it included all the "failed projects" and animated TV shows. Could someone please make a list of the (live-action) ...
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Movie with “White box dimensions” where woman is shot at the end

My dad was watching a movie on TV roughly 15 years ago (maybe a little less), where people were dying in what looked like "White box dimensions". I say this because that's what it looked like, from ...
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Horror film (scene) where a guy tries to escape from a haunted house and is swallowed by the pavement

I remember this odd scene from when I was really young in the late 80's though judging by the clothing styles in this movie this film may have been from the 70's. I think the characters where sort of ...
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Film about man who finds alien orbs on planets

Best I can remember about movie: Man leaves his wife for a 30 year journey to track a signal on another planet. The USA races China to get to the planet and it is one guy on a ship with 2 AI ...
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Movie where people enter a church but find they can't leave, not in English

I was watching this on UK television one afternoon in the 1980's. Subtitles and I think they were speaking Spanish (or Italian/French maybe - poor ear for languages) but my first wife came home and ...
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Early 80's fantasy (ish?) film where some kids are trying to save a magical creature by returning it to the ocean

I am trying to recall a movie I'd seen circa early 90's (via a pre-'tweenified' Disney Channel) and what I recall of it involved kids on a beach or some kind of coast discovering a magical creature (...
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Post-apocalyptic family survivors of a nuclear attack are grouped together for days in the basement of their house

I watched that (B&W) nuclear movie in 1988 on TV. Post-apocalyptic family survivors of a nuclear attack are grouped together for days in the basement of their house, where fear and dwindling ...
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Old movie with abandoned spaceship and skull in helmet

I remember a scene from a movie or TV series that I saw in the 80's. It was set on what I think was an abandoned spaceship. An astronaut (main character?) finds a dead crew-member in full space-suit, ...
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Unknown 80s/90s supernatural thriller movie

I saw a movie many years ago (25+) and haven't found it again since. US made movie. It starts with a woman walking through a parking lot and she's being harassed by some guy and a stranger steps in ...
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Identify this fantasy sci-fi movie where babies refuse to be born

I saw a movie during the early nineties on Indian television. I vaguely remember the plot as follows: A woman admitted to give birth could not deliver the child in time. Like a disease, the situation ...
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Why did Igor Karkaroff enter the Great Hall?

In a scene in the movie version of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, we are shown the Great Hall and the Goblet of Fire, and then Igor Karkaroff, the headmaster of Durmstrang, entering the room and ...
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Dystopian Arthouse film about a man making a robot in a dystopian destroyed city

I found a movie a while ago that I just can not remember the name of. It was centered around a man in a dystopian destroyed city who was making a robot in his basement. He makes the robot look like ...