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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Kids movie where kids are turned into gnomes

This movie disturbed me when I was a child. I saw it in the 80s and it was shown on a projector at my local library (Denmark). It was live-action, realistic, current age, but with some fantastical ...
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Movie with zoltar, a trailer park name Paradise and a boy playing a video game and being recruited by aliens to fight in space

The movie starts out in a trailer park named Paradise. A boy plays a video game and then is recruited to help fight in space for Aliens.
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How did Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli know what Uruk-hai were?

In Peter Jackson's film adaptation of The Lord of the Rings, we see Saruman as he takes the initial steps towards creating a new army. The orcs under his command proceed surprisingly quickly, and ...
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Movie about a mysterious girl who turns out to be an alien

Nearly 10 years ago, I watched a movie or short telefilm on TV. I have forgotten most of it, but I am providing highest detail possible based on my faint memory. The story was based on a novel (as ...
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Parallel universe 80s movie

All I remember is a woman in a convertible coming through a portal to a parallel universe. Lots of sand/desert. Running into a Conan/Beastmaster mostly loincloth outfitted guy.
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Why did Willie Scott get on the plane with Indiana Jones?

In the beginning of the Temple of Doom, why wouldn't Willie just stay at the airport with Earl Weber? Maybe even go back to work for Lau Che? She didn't steal the diamond, and Indy basically ...
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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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A horror movie similar to poltergeist and the conjuring

A long time ago (80's or 90's) I saw a good horror movie and I would like to watch it again, but I have no idea what the title was or the names of any of the actors. Here's what I can remember: - it ...
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Guy eats something and a creature comes out of his belly and flies away

This scene has bugged me for years: It's night time IIRC Guy is outside, leaning against a car, probably a parking lot He eats something, most likely a burger/sandwich Feels something strange, ...
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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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Children's telefilm about a handicapped girl's beliefs in fairytale characters

Genre: Children's fantasy Story: Start: Main lead is a girl who believes in fairytale characters, like a fairy from the story Cinderella or Pinocchio etc. They all visit her when nobody is around ...
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Who cast the Patronus in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban?

I'm confused about this sequence - midway through the movie Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry is seen with Sirius Black at the lake with a bunch of dementors. He tries casting Expecto ...
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70s/80s SciFi film (or series episode?) where a spaceship has only one rescue capsule, so the crew members start killing each other

I'm looking for a movie that I once saw on German TV in the early 00s. At least I think it was a movie - I cannot say for sure that it wasn't an episode of some TV series. What ever the case, I'll try ...
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Time travel back to stop a man to commit a disaster

I want to think that it was a series or a TV movie series. The movie/series looks like timeless but it not it well to what I have read in the episodes summary. It looks like a 2010s movie. I did not ...
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Movie with an Indian girl helping a willow tree and a horse after playing with the personified wind; other girl is punished for doing the opposite

This is a long shot, but my cousin had a VHS movie that we used to watch over and over when we were young... during the 2000's. I think her mom had gotten it as a gift or probably as a donation. It ...
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Documentary: Scientist holding guns gets shot from self version in a portal and marble balls animation demonstrating gravity?

I saw a documentary or movie about a long time ago (8-10 years ago), where it delved into the to sort of moral or hypothetical situation about space-time or something about that. EDIT: (Most likely of ...
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Romantic movie about a guy trying to find the woman in his dreams by piecing together faces from magazines

The film is about a love story that starts with: A guy dreaming about the one who will love her and he tries to figure out how she looks like. He starts searching for different shapes of eyes, ...
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70's Horror film with people in a mansion: girl turns to mud in front of a man

I'm looking for a film I watched at home on TV when I was a kid, probably between 1976 and 1980. The film deals with a band of people settling in a big house, perhaps a mansion. I remember a scene ...
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Animated movie about space farmers and BIG blue aliens that had more then one eye and were taught how to do kung-fu by protagonists father

I know this animated movie might have been 3D and it was possibly from pre-2011. In it, there were these space farmers. I think they wore orange space suit sometimes and the protagonist’s father was ...
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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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90s/2000s European(?) movie: alien/machine soccer ball that helps kids

Back in the late 90s or early 00's, I saw this movie about some kids that were being put down by bullies. I think that a soccer ball falls out of nowhere or somehow they find this ball that has life. ...
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Movie with an airplane crash, supernatural element

An NTSB investigator looking at a plane crash. My memory of some of this is hazy. This movie had very odd elements, like him dreaming about being in a plane and seeing cracks developing in the body ...
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Horror Movie where a child had to hide his hands and feet under the bed cover to avoid being caught by a monster

I am searching for the title of a horror movie, which I never saw the end of. As far as I could remember, a brother has to babysit his younger brother, because the parents were out. The younger ...
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Late 90's/early 2000's scifi horror movie: spec ops sent to underground lab, infectious goo takes over hosts; goo transform into spiders

In the movie, a special operations group gets sent to an underground lab where some kinda infectious goo gets loose where it can take over the host and control them just as if they were perfectly ...
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Movie: during a weekend in a house, a young kid befriends someone eating anything, they find the place of a plant scientist who reached immortality

There is a family who went to a house for the weekend. The wife and three kids went to that house first, the husband doesn't come on Saturday because of work. He says he will come after the work. The ...
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80s/90s fantasy movie where flattened wizard slides down stairs

This is a movie I think I saw at a very young age. I recall a boy being with a hopeless wizard/magician and in one scene, the wizard/magician is at the top of the stairs with a much more powerful ...
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Movie with a woman detective in it and a vampire who falls for her

I don't remember the specifics, but after the titles, the opening was about a murder in the streets and a detective was supposed to investigate it.. A man watches her from the roof of one of the ...
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Movie or tv series in 80s/90s which has a rooster wind vane set in a roof [duplicate]

When something is going to happen, it spins/rotate really fast. It's kind of a sci-fi/magic story. I don't remember much because I was maybe 7-10 years old when I watched it. It could be an Australian ...
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Family science fiction movie where aliens chew gumballs to turn into monsters

What is the scifi family movie where aliens(?) have these gumballs that whomever chews it turns into an alien/monster/creature thing. The government is trying to capture the aliens for study and a ...
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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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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 early-1999 or earlier (I remember which house I lived ...
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Time travel film: character with male and female reproductive organs is taken back in time by a barman who turns out to be themselves

I have had a friend give me a rough description of a film and I'm curious to find out what it actually is. I don't know very much. I understand this will be difficult, especially since every time my ...
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What was this story, and why did they have heart plugs?

Many years ago, I remember seeing a film (probably a really naff low-budget SF movie), from which the only line I can remember is an evil dictator saying to a captured baddy, “I see you have a heart ...
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Korean movie where the hero fights monsters to get his limbs back

Next to the studio where my daughter took ballet lessons (around 2011–2015), there was a shop where a guy sold second-hand clothing, bootleg DVDs, and other sundry goods. I sometimes went in to browse ...
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Movie about a house haunted by a teenage girl who possesses the daughter

I believe it's only the mom and the daughter who move to a new house. The house is haunted by a teenage girl who died there and now she wants to possess the daughter. The ghost ends up succeeding, but ...
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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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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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Horror movie: Last scene of the movie: woman coming out of another woman's vagina, and then taking the latter's place

I saw this movie 2-3 yrs back but it's not older than 2000 for sure. The movie scene and quality was really good, the grotesqueness of that scene was comparable to those scenes of the Serbian film. I ...
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What is the early 80's sci-fi/horror movie with floating glowing balls, but is NOT Strange Invaders?

Does anyone know the early 80's sci-fi or horror movie about floating glowing alien balls? I remember a scene where an adult was lying down (in some sort of bed or pod) suddenly shrivels up, it's a ...
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Scientist couple raises alien baby

A science fiction movie where a scientist couple secretly raises a female alien baby. The baby has a tail, and grows into an adult in a matter of months (or weeks). During adolescence, she starts ...
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Sister turns her younger brother to a pig

Back in the late 90s or early 00's I saw this movie about a teen girl, a sister that turns her small brother to a pig with some magic trick or some curse. I think they go to a witch but no helps a ...
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80s/90s movie: teenagers go inside a crashed asteroid/craft, destroy alien eggs except one, alien parent goes on a rampage looking for its offspring

I hope I'm not mixing up movies I have seen, but I remember seeing some movie when I was a kid. I was born in 1978, so I'm thinking it was an 80s or early 90s movie. I'm from Canada if that helps. ...
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Black-and-White Sci-Fi Movie with Cone-shaped Aliens

I really don't know much about this movie anymore, since I've seen it only once as a child more than 30 years ago in the early 80's. It was black-and-white, probably from the 50's or 60's and ...
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What American film was mentioned in Cixin Liu's The Dark Forest?

In The Dark Forest, p. 298, Cixin Liu's character, Rey Diaz, described a dead man's switch. Rey Diaz brought down his left hand and covered the cradle with his sleeve. "I was taught this wonderful ...
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Film where a dropout takes drugs to fight demons

I'm looking for a weird film with people using drugs in order to access some kind of super power to fight evil. My brain cannot put a title on it because the title was not related to the movie, and ...
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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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Extraterrestrial TV Movie from the 70s or early 80s [closed]

If someone remembers a TV movie about a group of people, perhaps a family that are in a cabin but they are surrounded by extraterrestrials. UPDATE I remember it wasn't a comedy it was a kind of ...
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Old movie somewhat related to “Creature from the Black Lagoon”: scuba divers explore a submerged UFO

I am trying to remember a sci-fi horror picture that has a quasi (as I remember it) connection to "Creature from the black lagoon". The major part that I remember is that scuba divers find a ...
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1980s live-action movie where individually-coloured nations on clouds fight

I saw this movie in July or August 1986. It wasn't a commercial movie - I didn't see it in a normal movie theatre. The story takes place somewhere there are 3 nations, each on its own cloud. The ...