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 (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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Movie where people inhale a child in a field?

On a recent (2021) flight, someone several rows ahead of me was watching a movie on their tablet. I was able to see a few scenes, but not in great detail (because small screen was so far away), and I ...
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Live action movie, space station/colony destroyed by drones at end [duplicate]

This was a sci-fi film that I saw the end of on TV either late 80's/early 90's. Unfortunately I only remember the end where the space station (I think) the main characters live and work on is under ...
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When was the Japanese film Rodan (1956) shown in the USA?

According to Wikipedia, Radon/Rodan was released in 1956 in Japan and 1957 in the USA. The King Brothers Productions 1957 theatrical release of Rodan was quite successful in its first run in the ...
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Animated movie about Snow White, involving a scene with a comb dipped in poison

I absolutely can not find the movie anywhere and I’m hoping someone here can find it. It was an animated version of Snow White, most likely came out between 1990-2005. It stayed more true to the ...
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80s or 90s movie about aliens that go to Earth, some without gender

While looking for a show or movie to watch. I was trying to remember the name of one from 80s or 90s. I was very young then and haven't seen it in years. But here goes: From what I remember the movie ...
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Movie where main guy has a scar on his hand from getting shot by a bullet

Does anyone know a movie where the main guy and his (ex??)girlfriend both have scars on their hands from a gunshot? I watched this movie about 12 years ago at the movie theatres and I've been trying ...
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Post-apocalyptic movie featuring a boat, a waterfall, a blonde woman underwater, and a bald guy in a light-coloured shirt

I found this movie on a Chinese site by chance. Some sort of post-apocalyptic movie. I am not sure if guy in the videos is Vin Diesel. It looks like him, but not sure.
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An old movie about a liquid that melts people

This is a movie I watched when I was younger. I saw this movie in the early 80's, and I think it was produced in the seventies. There is a policeman who finds a corpse that looks like minced meat. I ...
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Identify a French movie about an alien temple in Indochina containing a liquid that mutates people

I am trying to identify a movie I saw as a child in the late 1980's. The movie is in French, and takes place in the modern world (1970's or 1980's) The bad guy was a French helicopter pilot during ...
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Where did I see characters sitting in window openings, behind (decrepit) Jumbotrons?

In answering a related question on the English Language Stack, I had vivid memories of seeing movie scenes that pictured noir or cyberpunkesque* characters, lounging in window openings (open or ...
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In Matrix 4, how did Neo and Trinity keep the whole new Matrix together?

I understood it as this, Pretty much the Frankie Goes To Hollywood explanation, but I am told that this is incorrect. What is the better explanation?
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A sci-fi tv BW movie from the 70s with a mini-sub and a kraken

I remember watching a BW sci-fi tv movie from the 70s with two marine biologists (man and woman) doing a routine reconnaissance in a mini-sub similar -but smaller- to the Proteus from the 1966 ...
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Webbing or cocooning movie

I vaguely remember a movie where people and autos in a town get cocooned/covered in silk in '80s/'90s. Was there such a movie?
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Help identify a 2000-2016s scifi movie about visiting an alien planet that turns out to be Earth

It's set on an Earthlike planet that later turns out to actually be Earth. The main thing I can remember is the main character encounters some sort of 4-legged walking drone that we assume is alien ...
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Why create Rachael in Blade Runner?

In the movie, it is stated that Replicants were designed to live for four years. The stated rationale behind this is that the longer the Replicants live, the more human they become, and it would be ...
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Terrible Sword and Sorcery movie [duplicate]

Musing over my misspent youth brings to mind a memory of a really bad sword and sorcery movie which I would love if the SF&F crew could identify for me. Things I remember: I would have seen it ...
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Movie with guy travelling through some kind of teleport gates to other worlds

I'm trying to find the name of this movie, but I don't remember much of it. What I remember is just that there was this guy that kept travelling through some teleport gates and fighting some guys. I ...
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Help identifying movie where a virus sent from the future is encoded with a message

I have been struggling with trying to come up with this movie name for a while now, but being in the middle of a pandemic has made it next to impossible to google for "virus" related things ...
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Semi-recent sci-fi movie where everyone is chipped and controlled by an evil corporation or government

I’m looking for a movie I watched within the last year (likely released within the last decade), where everyone is chipped, and is in-turn controlled by an evil corporation or government. People ...
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1980s/'90s sci-fi B-movie about a totalitarian future where a boy finds an abandoned combat robot

I once watched this movie on TV. It looks like it was released in the 1980s (or early 1990s). The action takes place in a totalitarian future. At the beginning of the film, a boy hacker uses a ...
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Trying to identify a animated film or series (medieval or fantasy like) I watched once in 1986-1989

I only remember one scene. In Spanish. It was in colour and looked like the main character and other 2 were in a place like a swamp or a cave. Then a person appeared and ask him to fight them but I ...
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Film where a vacuum cleaner attacks

There is a film circa early-mid 80s, it might have been the late 70s. In the scene there’s a vacuum that comes out of the kitchen cupboard and attacks. I also think the vacuum used its cord to kill a ...
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Which sci fi film has what appears to be Guardians of the Galaxy characters doing scavenging and robbing an elevated air train? [duplicate]

This could be 2 separate films, but I know in one of the scenes a scavenger group in an open scooter is trying to make a getaway, not taking any hitchhikers because it would get too heavy. In another ...
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Dark, fantasy animated movie where the antagonist is a tall humanoid with an eye patch, who fights the hero totally naked after his spaceship crashed

I'm looking for a movie I saw at least 20 years ago (1998-2001). I don't remember the story, I don't remember the main character. The only thing I know for sure is the villain was a tall humanoid with ...
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Animated movie in which people live in a land of branches [duplicate]

I remember watching it on TV, over ten years ago. It was animated, 3D modelled perhaps. There was a village inside this world of thick wooden branches in every direction. The villagers took it for ...
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In Van Helsing (2004) why can't Dracula be killed by staking but his brides can?

It can be seen several times in the movie when the vampire brides are killed one after another by staking. However, when Van Helsing stakes Dracula, Dracula just pulls the stake out of his chest and ...
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Short animated film or movie where a boy travels to the future multiple times, each time seeing the Earth in a different stage of its life

The animation style if I remember right is similar to early to mid 2000s. This boy travels through time and makes these stops as if going to all the different stages in the Earth's life. I believe he ...
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Pre-1995 movie where a group enter a portal in a cave to another world

I watched this movie in the late '90s as a kid. A group of people explore a cave and find a portal to another world. It was a murky portal, either on the side of the cave or the ground. There are all ...
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Fantasy movie with a side protagonist who can turn to stone at will but is smashed by the villain

I watched it when I was younger, it was a kids' movie (saw it sometime in the late 2000's or early 2010's). The main protagonist's friend or ally of some sort could turn to stone when he wanted to. ...
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Why does Voldemort hold his wand in this manner?

Is there any reason for the unusual way in which Lord Voldemort holds his wand?
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Why does Lucius look unhappy while offering his wand to his lord?

In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (2010), why does Lucius look unhappy while offering his wand to his lord?
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Movie about a vampire who is/was a cop who helps a girl in a bar

The title of the movie is the vampire's name. I believe that last name began with a C. The vampire was a cop/or a former cop. He helped a girl in a bar and this girl helped him when she found him near ...
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A sphere teleports a boy to another world where mutants are trying to steal it

This movie is I think mid 80's or 90's. A boy finds a sphere, which is some kind of teleporter to another world. There is an old man with funky clothing who I think has some kind of antenna on his ...
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Why is Ron still wearing a bandage if Hermione's spell closed the open wound?

In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (2010), Ron got injured after Apparating, so Hermione treated him with a spell. Yet afterwards he is still shown wearing a bandage: why so?
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2011-2013 Movie about a guy who can shapeshift an arm into a blade and is chased by an organisation of people like him

I'm looking for a movie about a guy who can shapeshift his arm into a long greyish bone blade. He acquired this some time into the movie I think he moved to a new town. He tries reporting weird ...
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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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Can Muggles see or enter Hogwarts? [duplicate]

Are muggles able to see and/or enter Hogwarts? Has anything been said or implied in any of the books or films or any of their supporting materials that would support or conflict with Muggles being ...
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Movie where a girlfriend is abducted by a demon and loses her memory

I'm trying to remember a movie I watched around 2013-2014. In the beginning there is a young couple about to have sex in an old building (church?), and there is a very disturbing scene where she is ...
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Animated movie with a train that visits planets?

I saw this in the late 80s, so it's not newer than that. All I can remember is that this train went to different planets, and then the train had to leave by a certain time, otherwise everyone would ...
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Movie with people being eaten in sleeper pods on crashed ship by monster

I'm trying to rediscover a (presumably low-budget) sci-fi movie from around the 1980's that I saw most of by coincidence. Even 15+ years ago it was not well known, I doubt it was ever in U.S. theaters ...
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A sci fi/ horror movie with black stones that cause bad luck/ curse

All i can remember from this movie is that at some point the dad drives to a house where the driveway was made out of those black rocks, and in another scene i think their kid brought one of the black ...
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Animated movie with a cute little girl, a talking dog, and a talking humanoid robot

Here's everything I remember from this movie: My family rented a VHS for a single weekend. I watched it three times. I can still picture some images from it, but I don't remember the name or the plot. ...
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Help me find the title of a sci-fi apocalyptic movie following a brother-sister duo, but the sister is different somehow

I need help finding the title of this movie I had to have watched sometime between 2009-2016 where the movie takes place in the middle of some kind of zombie apocalypse. The main characters are this ...
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Does the German movie translation of Lord of the Rings intentionally use 'du' in this way?

Over on the German Language StackExchange, RDBury asks Is Gandalf really on 'du' terms with the Balrog? (Odd 'duzen' example) I don't speak German, but I get the impression from their question: ...
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Looking for a Sci-fi movie that’s on VHS [duplicate]

I was young when I watched it so sorry for the vague details. The movie was in color and I have a guess it was released in the 90s due to the visual effects but that is just a guess. To my memory ...
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A horror movie about a group of young people in a haunted mansion

I'm trying to locate a mockumentary horror movie. I remember there were 4-6 friends, who came to a haunted mansion – to film paranormal activity. Right before some of the friends started to sneak into ...
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Movie about zombie vampires

This seemed more or less like a typical zombie action movie. However, the zombies are actually later revealed to be zombie vampires later on. Unlike the regular movie zombies, their head has to be ...
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Vintage movie about early modern humans

Many years ago, I saw a movie that seemed to be set in the stone age. If my memory serves me correctly, the movie looked old even then, leaving it likely in the 1960s-80s range. Since it's been so ...
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What 50s/60s sci-fi movie ends with aliens/martians taking a child in their spaceship and destroying earth?

What '50s or '60s sci-fi movie ends with aliens/Martians taking a child in their spaceship and destroying earth? This is live action. Filmed in black and white. I believe it is American made. It is in ...
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Film with spacecraft departing for a mission to the moon, stating something like "more bombs for New London"

I am trying to ID a film. Very probably a TV movie. US made, live action, seen on British TV late 80s early 90s and almost certainly, from the hair styles I recall, made in the 80s. Most likely ...

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