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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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Weird (japanese?) live action movie with man in full metal suit that fights giant creatures

Now this one is tough, i have talked to so many people and i have tried to search so much. I saw a film when i was a kid, it was this strangest thing. In my country the film was actually called "man ...
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Why exactly does Sauron say this to Frodo in the movie?

"There is no life in the void, only death," says Sauron to Frodo immediately after a terrifying "I see you," when Frodo puts on the One Ring at the Prancing Pony in Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship ...
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Identify a 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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Were the Isengard Uruk-Hai swords supposed to be armor-piercing?

Notice their shape and the hook on the edge. They're obviously not designed for sword fighting due to their odd shape and weight forward design. What was these weapon's base function?
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Giant alien robots controlled by dinosaurs

I'm looking for a movie I watched in early 2000s, but I'm not sure when it was filmed, maybe in the 80s. It was about aliens having invaded Earth using giant robots. The rebels build their own robot ...
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Sci-fi movie with Armand Assante as a starship captain

I am drawing a blank on a sci-fi movie that starred Armand Assante as a starship captain and it is full of submarine captain cliches. Does anyone remember the movie?
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90s Movie/TV series in which a boy travels to different worlds, fighting an evil scientist [duplicate]

Saw this movie/TV series the 90s, though could have been made in the 80s. It was a live action show. Boy meets a scientist, who can open a portal to different worlds They are being chased by an evil ...
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1960’s sci-fi film black and white: lab in the woods with alien/monstrous woman being experimented on

Here is what I recall of the film: It took place somewhere in the woods and there was a laboratory in the woods. I think the main antagonist was a woman but almost alien or a monster of sorts. Like ...
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Was the technical manual influenced by the writers of Star Trek? [on hold]

Did the writers of the Star Trek movies or series have a major part in writing the technical manuals? How much of it was not from video or the script?
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Early 80s movie about a kind of superhero by accident, the guy breaks a car's wheels with his bare hands

This is a movie I was taken by the school teachers to watch with my peers in 2nd grade. I just remember a few frames, the one in the title, the good guy breaking the a car's wheeldrive with his bare ...
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Movie about an alien discovered by a drilling team, and a goo that heals sick humans

It's a movie from some time ago (15+ years). A team is drilling, I think drilling in cold weather when the drill hits some goo. One of the drillers was sick came in contact with the goo and a few ...
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Animated film about a society's offering for gods

I watched this film on Cartoon Network India sometime between 2005-10. The society, situated amidst a jungle of sorts, has a recurring ritual to offer their produce to the god(s). It is very taxing ...
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Movie about afterlife, large towers with clothing and food [duplicate]

I saw this movie (or maybe it was a TV show) a long time ago. All I remember is a larger number of people waking up in water and making it to the shore, I want to say they died and are waking up in ...
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60's-70's movie: home appliances revolting against the owners

My children asked me about the oldest movie I can remember (as a kid). It is a movie from before 1977 (probably mid 60's - early 70's) about a house where (children? owners?) were not taking care of ...
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Story Identification - zombie movie on a ship

I remember seeing part of a movie about a bunch of commandos or other "hard men" that storm a ship at sea only to be suprised by a hoard of zombies on the ship. What is that movie? This is driving ...
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Movie played on Sci-Fi about people with blue or green blood

I watched this movie on the Sci Fi Channel sometime between 1992 and 1996. It may have been produced in the late 80s. I vaguely remember watching it as a kid but it took place in the desert. It was ...
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Old scifi movie from the 50s or 60s with men in solid red uniforms who interrogate a spy from the past

I'm trying to remember the name of an old scifi movie. Here are the things I remember about it: Three military officers in solid red uniforms with no other markings or identifications of rank on ...
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What are Neville, Seamus, and McGonagall talking about blowing up?

In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, the following exchange occurs: Neville Longbottom: Are you really giving us permission to do this? Minerva McGonagall: Yes, Longbottom. Neville ...
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Why did the singing bird die in the Vanishing Cabinet?

In the sixth Harry Potter movie Draco put a singing bird into the Vanishing Cabinet. The bird arrives alive to Borgin and Burke's because we can hear it singing, but it came back dead. Why did this ...
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50's/60's (?) sci fi movie: exploration spaceship escapes a star's supernova, ends up in another universe after being sucked in a black hole

In the early 1970’s I watched a movie on TV as a little kid, about an exploration spaceship that found a red super giant star that was about to go supernova. They tried to escape and got sucked into ...
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How is the universal translator device in Star Trek supposed to work?

It is stated that Star Trek characters can talk freely with aliens using the universal translators, later built-in their com badges; but is it also mentioned somewhere how this device is supposed to ...
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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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Flying Bloodthirsty Lampshades

I vaguely remember an old black and white movie with things that looked like lampshades. The lampshades would settle on a persons head and they would start bleeding and die. Anybody know the movie?
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Sy-fy channel movie: scarecrow comes alive and attacks a farmer's son and a school bus, farmer retaliates

There is a movie that was on either one or two years ago. There was a scarecrow that came alive and starting attacking people. First it gets a farmer's son who later went after it for revenge, and a ...
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Movie or TV show where a man drowns himself in a lake to plug a hole while a woman feeds him grapes

I am trying to figure out where a scene came from, either a movie or TV show, in a medieval setting, where a man is sacrificing himself in a lake to plug a hole that would otherwise drain the lake. ...
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Why did they have to attack the Capitol?

All the districts have formed a coalition and they have cut off power supply and food supply to the Capitol. That mountain hangar in district 2 has been disabled as well, so the Capitol cannot mount ...
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Why do the Harry Potter films contain scenes which aren't in the books? [closed]

I have read the Harry Potter books, and am still reading. I have also watched the movies. Whereas the first film is rather close to the book, except for a few very minor scenes, the second is less ...
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Sci Fi movie with a pen writing the pages of someone's life

I've done countless Google searches trying to find this movie which I saw on Netflix a couple years ago. I'm not sure of the release date of the film. One scene I remember is where the guy is ...
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Movie with a hockey player saving the world from extra terrestrials

I watched it in 2015. It's in English. Possibly Hollywood movie with Russell Casse (I'm not sure). A group of people have been abducted and a blonde girl is used for experiments. The extra ...
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How did they determine the music for the songs sung in Peter Jackson's “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” film trilogies?

The novels The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien both contain a number of songs, mostly sung by Hobbits, with fully fleshed out lyrics. A few of these songs even made it into the ...
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Did Voldemort actually come to the train station in Order of the Phoenix movie?

In OoTP movie, Harry is walking along the platform to return to Hogwarts when he sees Voldemort standing there wearing a black suit.Was Voldemort actually present or is it Harry's mind playing tricks?...
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Horror movie about a virus at the prom; beginning and end are stylized as a cartoon

Movie seen around 2010, about the virus at the prom, a lot of blood, in some places disgusting, but with humor. The beginning and end are stylized as a cartoon.
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Ender's Game: Simulations before the graduation exam

This question is regarding the Ender's Game movie. After Ender returns to Earth and Valentine encourages him to continue, he travels to the former Formic colony on the planet Shakespeare, where he ...
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Horror movie about a demon (or telekinetic ?) boy who kills his family members

There was a film I saw a few scenes of sometime during the early to mid 90s. I just remember a short scene but I think the scene is unique enough for someone to be able to identify it. It had a ...
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90's horror movie with a robot living on the ceiling in a house and turns evil

I've been looking to find the title of this horror movie for years. Here's what I know: A family living in a large house decides to install a helper robot. It lives from the ceiling and moves around ...
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Movie: hero can control movement of people or things by sticking a paper on his forehead

Long ago there was this movie, set in Africa I guess, where the hero would control another thing (human or not) by sticking a paper or something similar to it on his forehead to control his movement. ...
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Old animated film with bald blue people

What is it? An animated movie, full length (I think) What it isn't: It's not La Planète sauvage/Fantastic planet and it's not Gandahar What made it memorable: Animation was very trippy (at least in my ...
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How Do the Catapults at Minas Tirith Work?

This question refers to the movie LoTR: The Return of the King. I'm hoping someone can help me figure out how the Minas Tirith catapults work. I can see how the Uruk-hai catapults function -- they ...
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Movie: astronauts visit a Mars-like planet with aliens passing as humans, alien embarks the ship, which destructs before landing on Earth

The only things I remember are a group of astronauts visit a Mars-like brown planet (or Mars itself) where they find a small group of humans living there. They are trapped because of some type of ...
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What clubs or school organizations exist in Harry Potter?

Inspired by this question, what clubs are there in Harry Potter, overall? This includes both school clubs and organizations, as well as clubs for adult wizards. This includes all media, so film-only ...
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Sci-fi horror movie with sentient goop, reasonably recent

For the longest time I've failed to remember the name of a movie, which was definitely released post-2000. I think the main character had a buzz cut, and it opened either on a military base or in a ...
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Horror film about a man brought out of cryogenic suspension without a soul, around 1990

This is a matter of vague childhood memories, but I remember seeing a preview for a film on TV where a man was brought out of cryogenic suspension and somehow, the process had made him a killer. I ...
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Film where the government was corrupt with aliens, people sent to kill aliens are given rigged visors not showing the right targets

I remember a film where the government was corrupt with aliens, people were sent out to kill these said aliens with visors which would show an alien if there was a green heart present, however these ...
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Scary film where a woman has vaginal teeth

I started watching this film late at night a few years ago. UK. I suddenly leaped up and grabbed the remote and switched it off. This woman was setting off to have sex with a bloke and the viewpoint ...
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Movie about a man trapping his soul in a box thus making him immortal

Saw the ending for this in the early 80's. His soul is trapped in a box or placed there making him unable to die. Ends with him walking into the street and being messed up by a car hitting him but ...
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Film about a guy who travels back in time through a cave, brings an old man to the present and tells him the “strange bird” he's seeing is a plane

It was sometime between 2007-2014 I saw this (colored) film, and I only remember very few details. It was about a young guy (between 15-25), who went into a cave. Inside, there was a shape of a hand ...
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Movie where a girl taken to a hospital, they discover her blood is blue, neighbour old lady is an alien

I saw this movie as a kid in the late 80s or early 90s. In it, a girl wants to go to a concert but her mother won't let her. They are just moving into a new house. She sneaks out and gets hit by a car....
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Movie about a blue-blooded alien princess, sent to Earth for safekeeping [duplicate]

The movie was about a girl who seemed normal, she had a brother (I think they were twins but not sure). She gets sick or is injured and is taken to the hospital. They take blood from her and it turns ...
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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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Late 1950s sci fi movie where two pilots tested out an experimental military jet and landed on another planet

I saw a movie in about 1957 or '58 which began with two pilots who were testing some sort of experimental military jet. They went so fast and so high that when they landed, it turned out that they ...