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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Sci-Fi movie with 3 boys and an alien

This sci-fi movie is about 3 friends (boys) who are also neighbors. But then the city wants to put an overpass above their homes, and so they have to move. I do not remember most parts of this. They ...
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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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Tomboy girl befriends some clockwork robot and has an older sister who's evil and brainwashed her to wear makeup

I can't quite remember the name of this movie. Somewhere before 2010 but is probably older than that. It was either on Encore channel or HBO. I can only remember the film being very clockwork/...
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What sci fi movie was set in a cavern & dealt with electricity generation?

What sci fi movie (could have been a "TV" movie) was set in a cavern & dealt with electricity generation? The struggle in the movie was "cowboy inventor dude" vs "evil corporation". Protagonist ...
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How wide is the beam of the death star's main weapon?

At the point of impact on the surface of a planet (or capital ship in the case of death star 2) how wide is the laser(?) beam of the death stars' main weapons? From what I can see on-screen, there is ...
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Older film involving a murderous ghost of a mountain climber

I unfortunately never watched the movie myself, but I remember reading about it in an article about 4-5 years ago, which had a decent amount of details. It was an older horror movie, considered to be ...
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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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Why did the LOTR and Hobbit films use the “Wilhelm Scream” so much?

I was wondering if there was a reason the director (or people who choose sound effects) littered the LOTR and Hobbit films with so many "Wilhelm Screams"? It really ruined the movies for me, to a ...
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90s sci-fi movie where the alien invaders are worm-like?

So I'm trying to find an alien invasion type movie that probably came out in the late 90s. The aliens were worm-like. The characters think they've won but then at the end you see one of the worm-...
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'80s kids movie with 3 orbs in a house, and one is evil

I really don’t know if it’s from the '80s, but I think so. It’s about a family that moves in a house and there are three orbs that are trapped there. One is evil and won’t let the other two leave. ...
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Animated movie with dwarves who don't have hearts

I watched this animated movie when I was a kid, between 1998 and 2015. In the movie there was a race of dwarves and it was known that they didn't have hearts. When emptiness started to take over and ...
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Movies Where Reality Changes at Night and People Wake Up to a Different World Every Day [duplicate]

I am looking to identify a movie where the world is changed every night and people wake up in a different world. The only scene I can remember is of a City (vaguely 'Gotham' in muted colors) being ...
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For how long does the Earth 'stand still' in the original “The Day The Earth Stood Still”?

In The Day The Earth Stood Still (the 1951 movie), how long does Klaatu set up the 'stood still' part to last? Was it an hour?
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Movie where person reads ads to you

I believe this movie was futuristic, perhaps a view into what life would be like in the future. It dates from 2015 or later. In the movie (I believe) someone is eating at a diner and doesn't have the ...
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What were the abilities of Li Chi-Tak's Black Mask?

Aside from some references to the Jet Li film Black Mask based on the same character, in which he's simply a highly trained super soldier who can't feel pain, I can't find too much on the character in ...
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B/w movie 1950s or 60s, communist scare, signals are being sent to earth. Religious undertones

The movie is from the late 1950s or perhaps early 1960s that used to be in circulation on a channel out of Boston. The movie centred around these two scientist who are receiving transmission pulses ...
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Movie about a couple doing calculations to open a door to another world

My mom told me that she watched a movie a couple years ago (maybe 4 years) in it, a guy (medium size, brown hair) and a girl (normal size and medium length brown hair) work in a company. They were ...
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Was Toad's slime attack meant to do more than kill Jean Grey in X1?

During the short sequence between Jean Grey and Toad. Seeing Toad spit his slimy substance on Jean's face, was it strictly supposed to suffocate Jean Grey or was it also meant to carry an odor to make ...
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Order of watching Spider-Man movies

What is the order for watching the Spider-Man movies? I tried finding it online, but it included all the "failed projects" and animated TV shows. Could someone please make a list of the (live-action) ...
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Movie with “White box dimensions” where woman is shot at the end

My dad was watching a movie on TV roughly 15 years ago (maybe a little less), where people were dying in what looked like "White box dimensions". I say this because that's what it looked like, from ...
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Horror film (scene) where a guy tries to escape from a haunted house and is swallowed by the pavement

I remember this odd scene from when I was really young in the late 80's though judging by the clothing styles in this movie this film may have been from the 70's. I think the characters where sort of ...
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Film about man who finds alien orbs on planets

Best I can remember about movie: Man leaves his wife for a 30 year journey to track a signal on another planet. The USA races China to get to the planet and it is one guy on a ship with 2 AI ...
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Movie where people enter a church but find they can't leave, not in English

I was watching this on UK television one afternoon in the 1980's. Subtitles and I think they were speaking Spanish (or Italian/French maybe - poor ear for languages) but my first wife came home and ...
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Early 80's fantasy (ish?) film where some kids are trying to save a magical creature by returning it to the ocean

I am trying to recall a movie I'd seen circa early 90's (via a pre-'tweenified' Disney Channel) and what I recall of it involved kids on a beach or some kind of coast discovering a magical creature (...
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Post-apocalyptic family survivors of a nuclear attack are grouped together for days in the basement of their house

I watched that (B&W) nuclear movie in 1988 on TV. Post-apocalyptic family survivors of a nuclear attack are grouped together for days in the basement of their house, where fear and dwindling ...
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Old movie with abandoned spaceship and skull in helmet

I remember a scene from a movie or TV series that I saw in the 80's. It was set on what I think was an abandoned spaceship. An astronaut (main character?) finds a dead crew-member in full space-suit, ...
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Unknown 80s/90s supernatural thriller movie

I saw a movie many years ago (25+) and haven't found it again since. US made movie. It starts with a woman walking through a parking lot and she's being harassed by some guy and a stranger steps in ...
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Identify this fantasy sci-fi movie where babies refuse to be born

I saw a movie during the early nineties on Indian television. I vaguely remember the plot as follows: A woman admitted to give birth could not deliver the child in time. Like a disease, the situation ...
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Why did Igor Karkaroff enter the Great Hall?

In a scene in the movie version of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, we are shown the Great Hall and the Goblet of Fire, and then Igor Karkaroff, the headmaster of Durmstrang, entering the room and ...
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Dystopian Arthouse film about a man making a robot in a dystopian destroyed city

I found a movie a while ago that I just can not remember the name of. It was centered around a man in a dystopian destroyed city who was making a robot in his basement. He makes the robot look like ...
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Sci fi film similar to Village of the Damned

I saw this in the late 1960's/early 1970's on UK television. It was black and white but that was the only telly my parents had (so it might have been in colour) I don't recall the full plot. ...
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Why did Voldemort fall with Harry in the final battle?

In the finale battle between Harry and Voldemort, Harry leaps off a certain height dragging Voldemort down with him. This causes them both to be disoriented when they land, which ultimately places ...
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1950-60's movie about alien that crashes to Earth and loses its hand which proceeds to attack people

Does anyone know about an old movie (I think it's black & white) in which an alien that crashes to Earth loses its hand. The thought has occurred to me that this may not be a movie, but a TV show ...
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80s(?) animated scifi/fantasy movie with spaceships, a fantasy castle, and a princess wrapped up in a carpet by bad guys

I had this film on VHS as a child but can for the life of me not remember its name. I know it was a scifi/fantasy film. There was a princess who had to be rescued frequently. In one scene she was ...
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90s (or earlier) SciFi movie - glowing lights in chests to indicate attraction

I'm trying to figure out the name of a movie I saw on TV as a kid, in the mid-to-late 90s, in the US, in English, on daytime TV. I remember it being kind of Starship Troopers-esque, but everyone had ...
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70s(?) movie with abandoned spaceship, onboard computer can answer simple questions, talks about “warning the bridge” when asked elaborate questions [duplicate]

I am looking for a movie, problably from the 1970s, where a couple boards a deserted spaceship. When using the onboard computer terminals, the computer answers a few simple questions but on more ...
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Recent movie, girl wakes up and answers A.I. questions while dressing

I saw recently at the exhibition "Into the Unknown" a clip from a sci-fi movie but I can't remember the title. In the clip, a dark-haired girl wakes up in a futuristic house/station and starts ...
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1980s movie or TV show where a woman is turned into a Raggedy ann-like doll at the end

I must have been about 6 when I saw this show; it was late at night, and seemed more for adults, so the details are vague. From what I remember: There was a woman with some type of supernatural power,...
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Sword-and-sorcery flick from the 80s with a magic scarf that saves the hero's life

The only thing I can remember about this 80s sword-and-sorcery movie is that the knight received a green scarf from a (possibly magical) maiden/princess, and at the very end of the film, his enemy ...
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Old nuclear war film [closed]

This Film was during the gung-ho period of war movies 50-60's and I think black and white. What I remember Part of it was on an SAC airbase in the Midwest. They knew that there was going to be an ...
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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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Horror movie which takes place in an old house with a girl with powers.

So, I saw this movie, like 4 (or more) years ago. The action took place in an old house. The main character is a girl (around 25 years old) who has the power to see the dead people, demons and so on. ...
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Identify a short animated movie about a walking tree in red shoes

I flew with Norwegian airlines and they played some cartoons on board. Among these there was this funny weird short animated story about a tree who took red shoes of a sleeping man and went on ...
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Movie about a woman and her young daughter; a person they know killed her in her past life

I don’t think it was a movie that made it to the big screen. Possibly lifetime movie? I think it came out in the early 2000’s The movie was about a woman and her young daughter maybe 10 years old ...
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90's/00's scifi movie with non-humanoids “good guys” fighting human-shaped “bad guys”, including a bald one and someone with a green sword

I cannot recall much of the movie... I can vaguely remember that there were two groups of five(?) fighting each other. One group are good guys, and are not human-shaped; the other group are bad guys, ...
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Time travel movie: police officer/government agent observes the past through a wormhole to prevent a terrorist attack

I was talking with some friends about a movie that I saw maybe five years ago that starred Jim Caviezel, Val Kilmer and possibly Denzel Washington. It was about this guy that was a police officer or ...
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Horror ghost movie with people trapped in a house

I watched this movie as a child, and I would like to watch it again. These people are trapped in a house and there is a box full of heads that was supposed to stay buried so the spirits wouldn’t ...
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90s (or earlier) Japanese anime movie: two planets at war, young man is in love with princess from the other planet, and floods his own village

I would like to find out the title of a Japanese anime feature film (not a series) that I saw on Romanian TV in the early 90s. It was about a feud between the peoples of two planets (one very ...
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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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Obscure movie from 1980s/1990s - Cartoon (maybe anime) with girl

I remember watching a movie as a child, in the 80s or early 90s (I'm 27 now) and for the life of me I can't remember the title (or a lot of details about it). So I'm hoping the few and random bits I ...