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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Animated movie about a giant metal robot that comes to Earth and befriends a boy

Help me remember the name of an animated movie from the 90's, I think. It was about a giant metal robot who came to Earth and becomes friends with a boy, who tries to hide him from the other people ...
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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 movie has a scene near the end where a guy gets covered by newspapers blown by the wind, then disappears?

I saw this movie on TV, cable, or Cinemax, at least 10 years ago, maybe 20. I don't think it was sci-fi, but maybe involved "magic" of some kind, and was set in a large city. (NYC or Chicago perhaps?...
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Early 2000s movie about time travel, protagonist travels back to save girlfriend, then into multiple points in future

I'm trying to identify a movie I saw once in the early 2000s. It was a movie my mom had rented from Blockbuster and I remember walking in at some point to watch a fairly significant portion of it - I ...
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Film where a boy turns into a princess

I am trying to remember a film I saw as a child where at the very end (I think), a boy who I think is the main character is turned into a princess (or maybe a queen). It turned out that he was always ...
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What does the train guard shout in Philosopher's Stone and Chamber of Secrets?

In some of the Harry Potter movies, the train guard at King's Cross station shouts something. It sounds like "Egg jewel on!" Philosopher's Stone: Chamber of Secrets:...
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What was the point of bringing Enterprise to the surface of a planet?

In the original timeline, I haven't seen a federation starship other than USS Voyager on the surface of a planet, whether it was capable of landing or not. In Star Trek Into Darkness, My Question:
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TV Movie: Villain absorbs glass to heal

I recall watching a movie in the late 90's or early 00's that involved a nanotech-enhanced cyborg, who I believe was some sort of experiment or secret military project in an otherwise normal near-...
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What are the differences between the original movie Ghost in the Shell and the 2.0 remastered version

The original "Ghost in the Shell" movie was released in 1995. In 2008, a remastered version called "Ghost in the Shell 2.0" was released. Are there major differences between these two versions and ...
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Has the mystery of God stuck at the center of the galaxy ever been resolved?

In Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, the Enterprise reached the self-proclaimed God who seemed to be stuck at the center of galaxy. He even needed a starship to escape. Spock even asked why he needed ...
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Crookes Radiometer at the end of a telescope in old movie scene, something about a comet?

Here is what I remember: an old black and white movie on TV Sunday afternoon, perhaps in the 1970's, a scientist holding a Crookes Radiometer at the eyepiece end of a large telescope pointed at the ...
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B-Movie. Spaceship uses chickens as a power-source. Planets shaped like butts

So there's this movie my friend keeps remembering watching some years back on the TV, which sounds SO BAD that I really want to find it and have a look as well! Unforgettable details you'd remember ...
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What is the source of the translated text in the wanted poster of Sirius Black in the Prisoner of Azkaban?

The following fact about Prisoner of Azkaban movie is fairly popular (even listed on the film's IMDB Trivia page): The symbols under Sirius Black's picture on the Wanted Poster translate as "more ...
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How could Barty Crouch Jr. have run out of Polyjuice Potion at the end of the Goblet of Fire movie?

Why did Barty Crouch Jr. run of of Polyjuice Potion at the end of the movie Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire? I mean, it takes literally weeks to prepare, as we've seen in Harry Potter and the ...
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Teens on an island, forced to kill each other, collars prevent cooperation

This is something I heard mentioned in passing several (around five?) years ago, so I haven't read the book, nor have I watched the movie. I think I heard about the movie, but I believe it's based on ...
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Who is Tauriel and why are they adding her to the Hobbit movies?

Peter Jackson has added a new character Tauriel (played by Evangeline Lily) to the Hobbit movie. She's apparently a Mirkwood elf and a love interest for Legolas and not in the original. Does anyone ...
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What short movie was about humans having a 7-day lifespan? [duplicate]

I've seen this short movie when I was a kid, but I don't remember the title. The story is that humans live underground, and have a lifespan of seven days. They train a newborn on his first day and ...
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What happened after the Ring was dropped into Mount Doom?

In the Peter Jackson movie, once the One Ring is thrown into the volcano in Mount Doom, why does the mountain and tower collapse, and the ground disappears everywhere where the orcs are standing but ...
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Why didn't the Death Eaters capture Harry Potter at the end of the Half-Blood Prince?

I was watching the Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince movie recently and when Harry tries to take down Snape at the end it was a perfect opportunity for the Death Eaters to take Harry to ...
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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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When did toons come to life?

Who Framed Roger Rabbit had toons and people living together. Now my question is this: when did toons and people start living in the living universe or did humans start living in the toon universe ...
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Is the movie “In Time” based on a short story?

Today I read a review of a new movie called "In Time", directed by Andrew Niccol. People have a certain amount of time to live, people can buy and sell time and extend their lives. I feel I have read ...
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Futuristic prison escape movie where convicts wear linked collars

In this movie, convicts are forced to wear collars linked to other convicts (they don't know which ones), and if one prisoner moves too far from the other, both collars explode. Two prisoners figure ...
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Movie where a bereaved woman raises an angel to help her cross over

I saw this interesting movie few years ago online, have lost it, want to re-visit. It has elements of fantasy and magic within the main theme. English language, story set in England, made within last ...
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Did Westley give Prince Humperdinck exactly what he wanted at the end of Princess Bride?

Westley left the prince alive, tied to a chair, "alone with his cowardice" and ran off with the princess. The prince was just going to kill her and frame the whole thing on Guilder, so doesn't he ...
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Why was Boromir left out in receiving gifts from Galadriel?

Did the producers provide a reason as to why Boromir didn't receive a personal gift from Lady Galadriel? In the extended movie, Fellowship of the Ring, we see all the other members receive gifts ...
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Movie with red/orange mist cloud that swallows people and kills them

I remember my parents watching this as a kid and I have a vague memory of it, I remember seeing it at HMV so it does exist... should have written the name down. From what I recall, there is a team of ...
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Looking for a sci-fi movie about people who have to play a game to obtain a life-prolonging drug

I am looking for a sci-fi movie I remember from my youth. Given my age, I probably saw this movie in the 90es or early 2000s. I have no idea what the title was, but I remember this from the plot: In ...
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Film about a man who had a boil on his shoulder that turned into another head

I remember being quite young, so I would have seen it on television in the early 90's. It was a film about a man who developed a condition (can't quite remember the circumstances that brought about ...
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In the movie Contact, did they get the theory of relativity wrong?

In the movie Contact, at around the 1 hour 20 minute mark, Palmer and Ellie are having a conversation about Einstein's theory of relativity. Palmer confirms with Ellie that if the machine works and ...
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Why don't people in zombie movies ever know what zombies are?

It seems like all of the films set in modern day cities have an error, the people never know what zombies are even though zombies have been in popular culture for some time. Even parodies like "Shaun ...
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Which is the movie where aliens are all around us and control our minds?

I remember a movie where aliens are living around us and look like us too, but then a man finds some glasses through which he can see how they really look. He also finds out that there are subliminal ...
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What feature film had a giant metal military statue which moved, in front of a building?

I am trying to identify a SciFi feature film I saw perhaps five to ten years ago. The setting was on another planet, there was a dark theme, and there was a large building with a giant metal statue ...
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What information exists about the Zimmerman script for Lord of the Rings?

The first proposed cinematisation of the Lord of the Rings books was a project created in 1957 by Forrest J. Ackerman, Morton Grady Zimmerman, and Al Brodax. According to Wikipedia: The proposed ...
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Did Radagast's saving of the hedgehog scare away the spiders?

I did not understand this scene. It was presented in a way that somehow communicated that saving the dying hedgehog somehow drove away the attacking spiders. They made it look like if the hedgehog ...
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Why did McCoy need this person in particular to make his serum?

In Star Trek Into Darkness, My Question is:
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What is the purpose of this room on board the Engineer's ship?

Where is this room and what is it used for? Technically it is not confirmed where this room is, whether it is on the ship or on the planet but in either case, I could not determine what the purpose ...
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Low budget, 70s look, about aliens wearing tunics and old vessels sailing the desert [duplicate]

I saw a movie or TV show when I was a little child in the 80s. It had a low budget, 70s look. I can remember only two scenes from it. In the first, there is a guy with a cow boy hat and a gun, Magnum ...
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What happened to the original Sean Fentress in Source Code?

In Source Code (major spoiler ahead):
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What was the First Science Fiction Film?

Is Georges Méliès' film A Trip to the Moon (1902) the first science fiction film ever made? Or are there any SF films before it? I've searched and researched, on and off since I first saw it in a ...
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Movie/show with people with life countdowns on their foreheads

My wife was telling me about a movie or tv shows she saw a long time ago...but can't remember what it was. A group of people have numbers on their foreheads, which is atypical. They don't know what ...
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Who wrote/directed what in A.I. (Artificial Intelligence)?

As I understand the development history of this film, Kubrick eventually wrote a screenplay himself, based on the work of previous writers, which he intended to direct himself. He then attempted to ...
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90s movie about people confined to the dark side of a 'half earth'?

This is a tough one. I'm trying to identify a Sci-Fi movie I saw at least a decade ago. I only remember fragments, and some points might be false, but I hope it's still possible. From the late '80s, ...
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Why didn't Brad Pitt's character in World War Z communicate better while trapped in the Bio Lab?

In World War Z when Brad Pitt's character is trapped in the WHO bio lab room, why doesn't he attempt to better communicate with the scientists outside? You could see from the expression on his face he ...
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Did Dobby do a “camera-take?”

In Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets, Lucius Malfoy enters Dumbledore's office with Dobby. Harry is already present. But when Dobby begins to walk to the stairs leading to Dumbledore's desk, it ...
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What was the item that Lucius Malfoy refused to sell to Borgin?

In a deleted scene for "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" film, Harry (hidden in the Vanishing Cabinet?) observes Draco Malfoy and Lucius Malfoy going to Borgin and Burke's shop, and Malfoy ...
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Are there any movies based on Robert Heinlein's works?

Is there any movie based on Robert Heinlein's work? If so, is there more than one?
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In the film The Two Towers, why was Éomer so hostile towards Aragorn, Legolas and especially Gimli when they first met?

When Éomer first meets the three characters, his éored surrounds them and points spears. When Gimli asks him what his name is, Éomer racially abuses him and threatens to kill him. What are the ...
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Why did the all member of the middle earth council agree with Frodo as ring-bearer?

In the Fellowship of the Rings movie, the Middle Earth Council('Elrond's Council') were arguing about who was to bear the Ring. The scene was fierce because of the differences between races (conflicts ...
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With which spell did Harry Potter kill Voldemort?

As I've seen in the movie Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows (part - 2), Voldemort's last spell produced a green light. I think it was Avada Kedavra. On the other hand, Harry's spell which was ...