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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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Does the movie described in Flowers for Algernon actually exist?

In Flowers for Algernon (by D. Keyes) (1966) 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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Car crash leaves man in a world devoid of animal and human life. Sees red flashes with demons and voices

It was a movie from the late '80's to the early '90's. A man and his girlfriend/wife are in a car arguing, driving down a road on a stormy night. They wreck, and she is gone, and he has a bad ...
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Old movie involving unexplained handprint on mirror in spaceship

I would like the title of an old black-and-white movie. My best guess is that it would have been released in the 1950s or early 1960s, as I saw at least a small part of it when I was about ten years ...
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"It was him the sea monster!" - Some kid at the end of the movie where a monster hides under human form

I'm looking for help to try to identify this movie I've been searching about for a while. When I saw it and additional infos : I saw it as a young kid in the 90's (I was born in 1993), I'd say ...
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Old black&white sci-fi movie; two kids find a flying saucer

Looking for a movie I saw as a kid which scared the bageebuz out of me. I think it was black and white. Story is: This flying saucer lands in a park but has the ability to be invisible. These 2 kids, ...
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Looking for a Sci-Fi movie about a Nazi scientist that invented a device that detected the truth and see the future

In the early seventies, I remember one night visiting some friends with my family. They were watching on their TV a black and white sci-fi movie about a Nazi scientist that had invented an apparatus -...
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School trip that uncovers a town secret about a large organisation experimenting on young children

I watched a film about 5 years ago when I was a teenager and I remember lots of details about it because this movie genuinely shook me because of some graphic scenes. Anyway I didn't finish watching ...
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Dystopian Sci-fi Biodomes Movie

I'm trying to track down what I think was a movie I watched on British TV as a kid in the mid-early 90s. The key scene I remember is a young girl (maybe 6-10) and an older man (grandad age). They live ...
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Does anyone remember a short live-action film from the Bay Area called The Tower?

When I was a kid in San Francisco - circa 1984 or so - my mother took my sister and me to a sort of underground artists collective party. There was a post-punk, avant garde band playing there called ...
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'80 sci-fi horror movie featuring an incorporeal alien that passes from human body to body like electricity

The movie begins with a truck transporting a metal coffin with a child inside being cryopreserved. An accident follows and the refrigeration system is damaged releasing an incorporeal alien from its ...
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Trying to identify Late Night Bad Sci-Fi Movie

Trying to identify a real bad sci-fi movie that aired on Comet TV. Maybe from the 1990s. Filmed at a school or college campus, possibly during the summer. Main character was the brother of the villain ...
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1960s or 1970s movie about first stage of alien invasion

At a remote US Air Force radar station in the Arctic, the lone airman/engineer on duty is surprised by the arrival of a group of people, and lets them in. Our hero eventually realises that they are ...
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Movie about a scientist that lives on a sphere with two kids

Movie about a scientist that lives on a sphere and two kids are trying to protect him from aliens that look like humans. The scientist is trying to communicate with the kids through mirrors in a truck....
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Can anyone identify what Sci-Fi movie this character was in?

I need help to identify the movie this character was in.
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Name of a movie where Earth surrenders

Looking for the name of a made for TV movie that has an alien weapon on either the Moon or Mars. They fire the weapon which goes through the Earth, in one side out the other. A girl in Maine figures ...
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Movie that included an AI that goes rogue and ends up decimating the human race

I believe it's a SF thriller movie, possibly based on a novel, featuring an artificial intelligence that eventually gets/takes over a body at the end. I think the movie starts and ends in a dystopian/...
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Movie about family that moves to a ranch to keep horses, and there's a lady ghost searching for "Ian"

In 1999/2000 I recorded a movie on VHS that I watched often and even showed my friends but later lost the tape. In the opening credits a boy drowns in a pond in the 1800's. Then in the 1990's a family ...
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Fantasy movie about two characters trying to defeat a villain able to possess people. They walk through a forest and visit a monastery

Setting A fantasy world with invented places (that is, not a fantasy version of our real world). A medieval equivalent setting (swords, torches, horse-riding and the likes). The movie itself was ...
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Movie with scientists running across some kind of desert being chased by a silver tripod

I need help remembering the name of a movie that I want to say showed up on the Syfy channel ages ago, had to be early 2000s. I don't remember it being anywhere besides the Syfy channel (when it was ...
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Horror movie involving a group of friends who take a boat to a desert island. A girl in the group drowns, and her ghost returns to kill the others

I don't have much information about this movie. I saw a description of it a few years ago on another now-dead movie review site. My PC had a crash and I lost the link to it. Group of friends go on a ...
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1980s Vampires/creatures movie about a group of people against the creatures that bleed black

I am trying to figure out a vampires/creatures movie I had watched long back. I do not remember if the creatures shown in the movie were vampires or not. I only remember details from a specific scene ...
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Story about a female space traveler

Anyone know the name of this movie? It is about a female space traveler with narcissistic personality disorder who scams her way into a captain position. However, her ruthless ways end up catching up ...
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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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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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Warehouse full of quiet Android workers that bleed yellow ooze when damaged

This is something I remember watching on TV in the nineties, and it seemed like an older film (so perhaps 70s to 90s). It was in color, though. And it was in English. It looked like it took place on ...
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Movie scene where guy in spacesuit accidentally gets his hand cut off

There is a scene from a movie I saw some time in the last 30 years where a guy in a space suit is trying to fix something outside of a spaceship .One of his tools starts to float away and without ...
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Movie about an invasion of shapeshifting aliens, a college boy dates one in the shape of a model

I saw this on VHS when I was a kid. It's a '70s-'80s film about shapeshifting, sea cockroach-looking aliens that were invading earth. The plot centered around a high school senior/college boy who had ...
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Name of movie or show with female sword fighter in dystopian future or perhaps another planet?

I can't give too many details as I was only flipping through channels and don't know the story line and my memory is horrible. I am guessing it was possibly on the SyFy channel in the early 2000's or ...
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Sci-fi/horror movie: recreating the moment life first appeared on Earth

I'm trying to identify a sci-fi film that involved scientists investigating the moment that life first arose in the prebiotic conditions (the "primordial soup") of early Earth. The story ...
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Late 80s/early 90s movie about a portal to another world/dimension

All I remember was it used to be on HBO/Cinemax all the time in the late 80s/early 90s. Things I remember: The main character was a dork. It was revealed he had asked a cute neighbor out and was ...
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Human survivors in a boat on a lake on some alien planet

I just today remembered a scene from a movie: Two humans (maybe it was a male-female couple, not sure) fall with their capsule (I guess it, don't remember) on the strange alien planet. They get to ...
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A post apocalyptic movie seen mid 80s; man and mechanical companion

I think I saw this on the BBC around the late 1970's or early 1980's I recall a main character (Jack?) who had as a machine companion (on a walking stick of course) being pursued by (Renault???) who ...
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Movie about two kids who find an astronaut in the desert

The setting is an Earth-like desert. A brother and sister find an astronaut they believe to be an alien, although he's entirely human in appearance (as are they). I don't remember much about the plot, ...
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Movie where monster transforms into people's desires

I'm trying to remember the name of this movie where a monster would transform into people's desires in order to kill them. A few scenes I can remember are: The monster transforms into a girl in ...
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Sci-fi b movie about a geek teenager who lives his life according to a fictional book

Shown in the UK on TV in the early 80s about a US geek teenager who is a social outcast and lives his entire life by a (fictional) book called (Corak?). Nothing to do with Tarzan. This Corak is a ...
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Asian movie with Tomb-raider/Indiana-Jones/National-Treasure style boobytraps

I'm trying to remember the name of a movie I saw the ending of quite a few years ago which had people trying to get through multiple booby traps set along this ancient tomb/cave/temple setting. The ...
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Film or TV show episode - Plane crash and a village where few children and no boys are born

I saw a film or an episode of some sci-fi tv series on Finnish tv around 1981-1988. However the film may be much older (color film though). I don't remember much of it, because I was quite young then,...
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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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Old SF movie with bald people, a radiation and mysterious cave

I am looking for SF movie (it is movie between 50s and 70's). My friend remembers only scene, in which immortal people are after radiation. They are probably gray or silver color, they are bald ...
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Pre-80s sci-fi movie/tv show where children stare into mind-control like devices that they hold

Had a conversation with my relative about a movie/TV show they saw in the late 70s/early 80s. It could potentially be a movie from an earlier period. They say: "I was young, I think it was the ...
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Title of a Romantic UFO movie ending in Paris?

Can anyone help me with the title of a movie? Probably from early 00s and maybe shown on Amazon Prime. As best as I can recall, the storyline centres on a young scientist(male) working on a project (...
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Family curse - Halloween fire movie

I’m trying to find a movie that used to play in the UK EVERY YEAR on tv around Halloween. I think late 2000s- early 2010s, because it had phased out from being shown by the time I was a teen. My ...
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1980s teen sci-fi film where a group of kids have a large dog that transforms into a giant beast at the end

A long time ago I watched a movie which at the end has a big twist whereby the bunch of kids we’ve followed through the film have a dog which metamorphoses into a large beast and combats another large ...
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Movie with aliens that looked like rocks and would eat people's faces

I saw a movie when I was a child; I was born in '73. These aliens looked like rocks and lured people in and would eat people's faces when they got too close to them. I believe the rocks were blue. ...
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Science fiction movie, man wandering the desert, tribble-like creature with him

I honestly wish I could remember more. I saw the movie on TV, which was either cable (a sci-fi channel) or just broadcast (in the Houston, TX, area, if that helps) in the late 90s or very early 2000s. ...
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Mad Mechanic makes motorcycle fly through mountain?

I'm looking for an 80’s movie. I only saw one scene briefly in passing at a friends house as late as 1987. A mad scientist charachter was seated, working in a garage that opened up to a high desert ...
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Movie where black shiny rocks fall from the sky and people who touch them start transforming

This is a sci-fi movie where at the beginning some little shiny black rocks fall from the sky randomly around a town. All the people that see the rocks and touch them start getting sick, then they ...
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What is the name of this movie

Kids movie from early 2000s, was quite bad animation ( similar to Happily N’ever after 2006) Original language was English, watched it in the UK Definitely involved some type of ostrich racing or ...
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90s/80s animated movie involving a kid, a worm-like alien, and treasure

I am looking for an animated movie which is about a kid who finds a worm-like alien. Somewhere in the movie this worm-like alien gets captured by a guy in a suit and a woman. Where it finds other ...
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What is the first sci-fi time travel movie where a person can travel back in time, not instantaneously, but at the rate of 1s per second?

In most movies that feature time travel, traveling back in time is instantaneous or takes just a few seconds, regardless of how long ago a person travels back. The exceptions I know of are two of my ...
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