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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What was the point of the 'Spear'?

Around halfway through the film, the ship encounters a 'spear', a long cylindrical object moving on a parallel trajectory to the Aniara, at a marginally higher speed. The captain and senior crew seem ...
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Story where hospital staff succumb to aliens and wear them close to their bodies

I recently took some tries on Google but I was unable to identify the movie by its plot keywords alone, so here is a challenge for you: The movie or episode is from the 90's or around 2000 maybe ...
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Evidence of what the big alien at the end of Men in Black looks like?

At the very end of Men in Black (the movie), we zoom out into space and then eventually it appears that our galaxy is just something inside a marble that some huge alien is playing with, but we never ...
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Film about World War I soldiers in the trenches who find themselves in a hellish maze

I think I watched this 3-5 years ago on a DVD from the library. The setting is a set of trenches, I'm pretty sure in World War I. A group of English speaking soldiers storm the other side's trenches, ...
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Movie where a protagonist wears a helmet that contains lost or ancient knowledge [closed]

There is an old movie (70s or early 80s) where the protagonist in the later part of the film wears a helmet that restores (his?) memory, they come to him in fast forward imagery. From what I recall ...
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Movie with humans battling aliens piloting giant animalistic, water-walking robots or sea warships

I have memories of watching it a few years ago (I was a kid then) in the early 2000s probably; before 2010 I think. It was a movie with giant robots, and the enemies were aliens piloting what I ...
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Movie with laser shooting into space and two white guys at a bar [duplicate]

While flying to a wedding last weekend I caught a few glimpses of a movie that a fellow passenger was watching that looked interesting. I could not hear any audio and I only caught a couple minutes of ...
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Film about a young man implanted with visual spy gear who must continually see light

I’m trying to identify a film I probably saw in the 70s or 80s. The protagonist is a young man who has had spy gear implanted to allow an un-named agency to see through his eyes. The problem with the ...
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SF Movie containing a psychic girl, a time capsule that is unearthed (or buried?) and lots of numbers

The movie was released probably in the latter half of the 2000-2010 period. There is a time capsule that is shown to have been buried earlier and is then unearthed (although I'm not sure of the ...
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Searching for scifi movie from the 2000's

Looking for a movie I saw in the mid-2000's. I think some of it was set in Florida. A kid is being chased by government ops. They're trying to catch him before he is reunited with his people. They ...
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Film About a city surrounded by a wall, healthy people on the inside and infected on the outside

It’s about a city rounded by a wall, inside the wall only for healthy people and outside the wall for infected people. One time the gate is open and people from outside trying to get to the city and ...
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Movie (“The Host”?) with alien overtaking human bodies and “solving” the problems of human society

A few years ago (or, maybe, more than a few) I saw a movie on Netflix. I thought that it was called "The Host," but when I went to find this movie again I found two other movies that are ...
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What is the earliest official Marvel property adapted into a live-action film, Pre MCU?

Most people would be more than familiar with the Marvel movies and shared Cinematic Universe (MCU), of which everything from The Avengers to Black Panther to The Incredible Hulk to Guardians of the ...
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Indie-like OVA anime where a girl commands a pet alien which can transform into anything

I can't remember when I watched it, but I know it was an OVA (Original Video Animation), something of an indie. The girl had a "pet" alien that could transform into absolutely anything. I believe her ...
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Soviet Sci-Fi movie from the '60s(?)/'70s(?)

I saw this Soviet sci-fi movie in the '80s, but think it was made earlier, maybe '60s/'70s? A very few aliens come to Earth, to Russia, I guess. One of them, a blonde woman (perhaps after shape-...
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Looking for a Sci-fi comedy movie, where enemy steals mojo

Looking for the name of the movie where the enemy stole (don't remember exactly) mojo from other persons. It was a sci-fi action comedy movie. I have this one clip, the enemy is the one with the bald ...
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Looking For Title of Circa 1990s English-Language Sci-Fi Film

I am looking for the title of a Sci-Fi movie, perhaps circa +-1990s. I recall alien main character striking me as looking something like Data in Star Trek. I further recall this alien character in the ...
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Why did Wonka wait till the end to scold Charlie?

In Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (the 1971 musical), Wonka systematically removed the children from the competition as they each did something horrible that reflected their personalities. ...
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People running into the shadows to hide from killer sunlight, climbing scene

In the movie there are several people running into the shadows to hide from the sun that kills them. Whenever the sun hits them, they start to burn alive. I remember one scene where they are climbing ...
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“Horror” movie involving a young girl who underwent some ritual as an infant, is neglected by her adoptive parents and bullied by other kids

I don't quite remember the name of this movie, but I do remember watching it. The plot is as follows: The protagonist participated in some ritual as an infant in the beginning of the movie Her ...
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What is this movie with creature scared off by bright light?

In this suspense/thriller movie which was probably early 2000s, a blondish young woman sees a spiderlike creature crawling on the ceiling. She is later put in a mental institution, but later she is ...
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A bald guy cuts his hand off instead of a chain to make an other guy fall into the void

I'm looking movie from the 70's may be early 80's. Their clothes and the atmosphere of the scene make me think that it is a science fiction movie, but I am not sure. I remember a scene from the end: ...
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Old costume/monster movie where monster emitted smoke and turned people to stone

I watched an English movie during the seventies (movie could be of much earlier time). In that movie there was an odd looking monster (more like a plant) that emitted smoke and turned its victim to ...
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2010s movie where a girl gets this gem thingy that can stop/turn back time

It was a movie I watched a few years back. 2012-2015 I’m sure. This girl gets this object that allows her to turn back time/look into the future I guess.
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Film where aliens invade high school

I need to find a film that I watched in 2000-2010. I remember the invasion started in a high school football stadium. A group of teenagers figure it out and run home. People look normal but get mind ...
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70s or 80s TV Movie about an identical Earth

It was a TV sci-fi movie or short episode (maybe like The Twilight Zone series), colored. An astronaut goes to a planet (may be Jupiter or one of its moons) and land. It looks identical to Earth ...
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Movie about robots who can get pregnant and motorcycles throwing their drivers in the air [duplicate]

I believe this is an old movie, since I watched it 10+ years ago. The story is about a robot (female robot) who is pregnant with—I'm not sure, a robot or human baby. The opening sequence is pretty ...
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80/90's movie – community living a bunker, separated by families, youth pair escapes

There was a movie in 80's or 90's in TV that I'm trying to identify. The key points were: people are living in a kind of bunker, separated by families, supplies are delivered from outside pair of ...
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Movie about a guy travelling to a UFO landing place

I'm looking for an American movie (probably '90s-early '00s) about a man, who travelling through a desert heading toward (?) a UFO landing place. Movie begins in the city, during the night. One ...
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Early 2000s sci-fi (thriller?) movie?

I watched this movie when I was a little kid so my memory of it is kinda messy. And I'm not sure if I remember it correctly. But I remember the movie was set inside a building or office building, ...
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90's cartoon movie: love story between a girl and a prince who both turn into cranes

It's a 90's movie I think. It is a love story involving a girl who turns into a crane. I think a jewel is involved. At the end of the movie, both her and her prince are cranes and they fly away. ...
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Why do the dwarven hoards of Erebor contain elven heirlooms?

In the film The Hobbit, after the dragon Smaug is dead, Thranduil comes with some elves to Erebor and wants his heirlooms, the white gems of Lasgalen, back. Why do the dwarves have these in the ...
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Movie about a cursed coat

I saw an old black and white film about a coat or jacket that was cursed or maybe those who wore it just had bad luck. I didn't see the beginning but I started in where several bank robbers finished ...
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Does the movie described in Flowers for Algernon actually exist?

In Flowers for Algernon (by D. Keyes) there is a passage describing a movie that main protagonist was watching: A psychological film about a man and woman apparently in love but actually ...
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What brand of record player was used in “Oblivion”?

This picture shows the record player owned by Jack in the movie Oblivion. What brand was it?
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What was the first movie with an object associated with a person being depicted to fall more slowly on Mars than it would on Earth?

This comment in Space SE got me wondering, and I can't think of a counterexample. Especially since Hollywood seems to think that Mars has 1g (and all other planets too). :-) When an object is ...
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What's that 1950s movie where astronauts land on Mars but Martians trick them to thinking it's their Earth hometown?

I've been looking for this movie for years. When I was a kid I saw a 1950s/60s sci fi about astronauts that land on Mars (I think it was Mars) but the Martians transform the landing site to look like ...
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Old cartoon about some characters looking for elemental crystals

I remember as a kid watching a movie where there's a guy who is topless, and he searches for some magical elemental crystals. He has a crystal that when he puts in a hole in a cave during sunset it ...
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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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What movie is this? Alien living as humans

I can't remember the name of this movie, but is old, from the 1960's or 70's. It was about a community hidden out in the boonies. Maybe farmers. A couple visits this community, probably to study them. ...
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Why does George Weasley have a toothbrush stuck in his ear?

In the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part I, George walks in on Harry and Ginny kissing. The intriguing thing is that he has a toothbrush stuck in his ear. ...
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Pre-90s anime movie, girl on a journey to find her brother encounters a dragon/dinosaur-shaped patrol vehicle [duplicate]

I'm trying to find the title of an anime I saw when I was really young. Most likely pre-90's but definitely before 1995. I only vaguely remember some details. It follows a girl who journeys to find ...
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80s/90s movie with a centaur-shaped alien trapped in a military base

The movies is from the 80s-90s. A centaur-shaped alien is trapped in a military base, builds a death ray at the end of the movie, folds a man in half in one scene.
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Movie in which all paper vanishes because of a bacterium

I am looking for an older scifi movie, maybe watched it like 40 years ago(?), in which a bacterium (or similar) eats all paper (books, newspaper, etc.) and tosses humanity close to extinction. As far ...
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Movie about a creature that feeds on energy

It's a movie about a creature that feeds on any kind of energy. Not only is it immune to bullets, but they also make it bigger. I think it looks like a cloud and may have tentacles. It sort of infests ...
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Movie where a woman is running away from a plant creature which rips her shorts?

I'm trying to figure out a movie's name. In the movie there was a woman running away from some plant creature, and she was knocked out. I remember it tried to rape her and ripped her shorts as its ...
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ST: First Contact: how did the crew get back to the future having destroyed the main deflector?

In the film First Contact, when in the past, the Borg from the future try to contact the Borg in the past's time period by building a transmitter out of the particle emitter on the main deflector dish....
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Movie about a boy who was born old and grew young

It's a non-animated movie about a boy who was born old, but grew young and dies as a baby. He fell in love, but the girl grew old normally and dies, while this guy grows younger and finally dies as a ...
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Realistically-looking feature film - menacing microscopic life-forms discovered during Apollo-like moon landing [duplicate]

I am trying to locate a movie I watched around 2012, released (I think) about 4-6 years earlier. It was about an Apollo-like moon landing, where the astronauts bumped upon an unknown till then ...
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90s (or earlier) movie involving Nazis and the devil trapped in a mountain

I'm searching for a movie I saw maybe 30-35 years ago. The story was the Nazis during the Second World War had either captured the devil or found him captured inside a mountain. I don't remember it ...

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