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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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Pre-80s movie with an alien monster who looks like a rock

This has been bothering me for quite a while. This is a movie I saw as a kid back in the 80's, but it could easily have been produced in the 70's (I vaguely remember actors with 70's hair). I'll try ...
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What was that movie where people drilling in an asteroid awaken a monster?

I watched this movie on TV 10-15 years ago, and I remember the title as it was translated to my native language, when I translate it back to English, it was something like "The Rock" or "The stone" (...
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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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ID this 90's stop motion film about little people

It was a sci-fi/fantasy movie probably from the 90's, and I believe it was a stop motion film. Little people from outer space are trying to find way back home guided by this small computer cube. At ...
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Sci fi movie where a killer robot wears the face of the main character [duplicate]

There's a movie, that I watched in the mid 90's, with a scene where a killer robot wears the face of the friend of the main character. The scene I remember is on a planet e.g. the moon, and that the ...
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Did Hammond not pay Nedry well?

During the initial tour of Jurassic Park in a scene in the command center John Hammond and Dennis Nedry have the following exchange: Hammond: Dennis, our lives are in your hands and you have butter ...
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How did Saruman's army reach Helm's Deep so quickly?

In the Lord of the Rings movies, when Saruman sends his army to attack Helm's Deep, he says "This night the land will be stained with the blood of Rohan. March to Helm's Deep. Leave none alive. To ...
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Sci Fi action movie where an elite group of people control business through a game they play online

I saw a movie where people are running from a group of powerful killers or a naughty company/organization. A woman was hired to find the entity/company. A very overweight Asian man talks to them on ...
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In the Wrath of Khan poster, why is the Enterprise firing on Regula One?

IMDB notes the oddity, but has no explanation. Does anyone know if this perhaps occurred in another version of the script, or a deleted scene, or know of another explanation?
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Where to check if a Movie has a post-credit scene without being spoiled?

I recently missed some information because I did not watch a movie until the end of the credits. I usually don't search on-line about a movie before watching it because I fear being spoiled. So, is ...
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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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In 'The Hobbit: AUJ', why is Gandalf submissive in Saruman's presence?

In The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey movie, Gandalf appears particularly subdued/submissive in Saruman's presence during their meeting at Rivendell. Why is this so? Is it simply because Saruman is of ...
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Older movie/show about humans on derelict alien warship which refuels by passing through a star

I am trying to find the title to a show (or movie?) from several years ago. The basic premise was a small group of people who ended up in deep space on a large alien warship that was heavily ...
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Have any movies been based on Isaac Asimov's Foundation Series?

Have any movies been produced based on Isaac Asimov's Foundation series? If not, why not?
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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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Why was Gandalf afraid when he saw Grond at Minas Tirith?

During the battle after he sends Pippin back up to the Citadel, three lard rams and trolls push the battering ram known as Grond toward the gate of Minas Tirith and Orcs are shouting Grond, there is a ...
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What 80s movie features a mad scientist building an inter-dimensional portal in his attic?

From what I can remember of the movie, it features an increasingly isolated loner building or inheriting a machine in his Attic that starts bringing back monsters from outside reality when he turns it ...
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What movie features a soldier on a train trying to stop it blowing up?

I am looking for a movie which sounds like this: This soldier dies in a US war (I think) The soldier believes he is still alive, but had actually died two/three months ago He keeps on reliving these ...
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What is the name of the movie from the 80's about scientists that build a machine that helps people share their experiences?

My boyfriend remembers parts of this movie, but not any actors or the name. He said that there is a machine that they put on their heads and it takes their experiences and gives them to another person....
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Identify a movie where a person can travel back to recent past by getting inside a box

This request comes from a friend of mine. She heard about a movie where a person could flip a switch on a box, wait a few hours, then get inside the box to travel back to the moment when they switched ...
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What are the marks/lesions on Mark Watney's body?

Near the end of The Martian movie we see Mark Watney shirtless, and his body appears to be bruised. What is the cause of these marks? I thought it might be from scurvy or some other malnutrition.
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Cheesy '80s spoof movie

It's the early to mid 1980s. A group of us are members of a school movie club -- once a week we get to stay late after school, take over the commonroom and watch a movie of our choice. The group has ...
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Movie where lightning brings people back to life as “blue people”

I have been looking for this movie over the past 6 years and I could never find it. It is an Asian sci/fi, romance, war movie. I think it started where a young man (protagonist) was in a war. As his ...
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Movie (pre-1998) - Alien like creatures on an abandoned airport [duplicate]

I saw this movie when I was a very young kid with my grandpa circa 1995-1997. I don't remember when the movie was actually produced, but I have a feeling it wasn't a very old movie, like pre 1990s, or ...
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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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What Sci-fi film scores and soundtracks have won an Oscar? [closed]

Are there any sci-fi films whose musical score or soundtrack went on to win an Academy Award for best musical score? The Fountain comes to mind as having been nominated for a Golden Globe.
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How did the virus in World War Z go global?

I know that in the movie they say "airplanes were a perfect delivery system", but.... yeah that doesn't actually seem plausible. Pitt's character times the change from human to zombie as ten seconds,...
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A Movie with Repopulation of Earth in Far Future

I am looking for a movie which ended when a group of young people emerge from a kind of spaceship in the far future where mankind had ceased to exist. The spaceship is a kind of intelligent spaceship (...
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Does Mark Watney's pirate line make sense in the film?

In Andy Weir's novel The Martian, Mark Watney declares at one point that he's technically a space pirate because In the film, he delivers the same line about being a space pirate; however Given this ...
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1980s movie with chemicals placed in toothpaste make man explode

I have been searching for the name of this movie for so many years with no results. I can just remember bits and pieces. A man found out some secret information that he wasn't supposed to know, so ...
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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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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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Was Verhoeven's Starship Troopers intended to be a satire on war or a parody of the book? Was it authorised to be such?

From WP's page on the film: Director Verhoeven says his satirical use of irony and hyperbole is "playing with fascism or fascist imagery to point out certain aspects of American society... of ...
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Why are the Bene Gesserit tonsured/bald in the movie?

The opening paragraphs of Dune explicitly state that the Bene Gesserit Reverend Mother has a full head of hair: The old woman was let in by the side door down the vaulted passage by Paul’s room and ...
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Movie featuring space crew, murders, a forbidden door and ending with a revelation

I searched wide and far and couldn't come up with a title for a movie I watched somewhere around the mid-90ies up to early 00's as a rerun in late-night television (in Germany, specifically on Vox; ...
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What made people think the Anti-Kaiju Wall would work?

What are the in-universe reasons for the initial faith in the Anti-Kaiju Wall? This question has bothered me ever since I saw the film many months ago. I realise that it's a spectacle / monster-...
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Anyone remember a movie where a man is hunting a killer and a scientist gives him an arm band that resurrects the wearer?

I am trying hard to remember a movie, it was on the early Sci-Fi channel but I'm not sure if it was made by Sci-Fi (actually, I think it was a good movie). I've been searching Google and Scy-Fy but no ...
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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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Science fiction film/TV show about a plane about to crash, transferred somewhere, its passengers replaced with already dead people?

Science fiction film or tv show where a plane was about to crash, and the plane was transferred somewhere? And the live people were removed and replaced with already dead people before it crashed. ...
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Looking for a 70s movie with a generation ship that had farming modules

Movie identification. I vaguely remember a colonization ship with farming modules as the setting. I think it was from the 70s. Simon & Garfunkel's "The Sound of Silence" was on the soundtrack ...
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Old black and white movie: glowing black rocks slowly turn you into stone upon touch

This movie was about a town that was being swallowed by the growing black towering rocks that looked like coal. If you touched them you would slowly turn to stone. One child that was affected was ...
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What happened to this scene?

I've watched LOTR mutliple times and the extended editions. Read multiple making of the film books and character and extra etc. I'm a LOTR movie nerd however I have never seen this scene except this ...
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Will there be a movie based on “American Gods” by Neil Gaiman?

I loved reading excerpts out of "American Gods" by Neil Gaiman and I also saw that it was received very well by receiving a bunch of awards, especially the Hugo and the Nebula, so I was wondering if ...
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What is the name of the movie where a guy gets a bullet to the head, and survives because of a gel like gauze?

Does anyone know the name of the movie where a guy gets shot in the face, but his friend immediately puts a weird gauze-like gel on that stops the bullet from going any further? The gel wraps around ...
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Why did Sauron's tower fall?

When Sauron is finally defeated near the end of Return of the King, why does his tower collapse? Is the collapse of the tower what triggers the ground collapse that (conveniently) consumes only his ...
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What movie featured a Pegasus dying in quicksand?

This has literally been bugging me for a good few weeks. I used to be obsessed with this movie that my dad showed me. It has two main boys in it if I remember correctly, and there was a Pegasus that ...
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Creepy film with tentacle alien attacking crew members in a vessel in space or underwater

I think it must have been before 1991 the film came out. I think it was set in space or maybe deep underwater. The vessel had narrow rounded sci-fi corridors. They seemed trapped so definitely a ...
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SciFi movie (or miniseries) of the afterlife

I am trying to find the name of a direct to TV movie, possibly a 2-3 part miniseries which I believe aired on the SciFi channel in the 90s. I don't remember who starred in it, but the movie opened ...
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What sci-fi movie has a man go to a shop to buy an experience/memory of being a spy, only to find out that he is one?

The main character works in a manual labor job, feels dissatisfied with life and goes to the shop to have an exciting time; but ends up killing all the people there, expertly. He then goes home to his ...
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Movie ID: Alien lifeform runs rampant on ISS

I saw this sci-fi movie a while ago. Anyways, the movie wasn't made more than 4 years ago, and it is about this single-cell alien lifeform that is found on Mars. It is sent to the ISS to be studied. ...