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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What film has a girl with short blonde hair pushed onto a conveyor belt crushing machine?

I'm trying to find a sci fi/horror film that traumatised me when I watched as a child and was way too young to be watching it. I don't remember hardly anything about it except for one scene involved ...
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Old horror movie with creatures eating all matter in the past [duplicate]

I remember watching this as a child, it was very scary for me, I had nightmares. I think it's around 25-30 years old. It's happening on an airport, there is some time traveling included I think, and ...
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Why did the singing bird die in the Vanishing Cabinet?

In the sixth Harry Potter movie Draco put a singing bird into the Vanishing Cabinet. The bird arrives alive to Borgin and Burke's because we can hear it singing, but it came back dead. Why did this ...
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What is the first instance of teleportation using a machine (aka transporter) in Sci-Fi movies or TV?

I know of only a few uses of teleportation prior to Star Trek's (TOS) transporter that appeared in movies or TV shows. What is the earliest example of teleportation by a machine, shown in a movie or ...
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Sci-fi movie with one survivor and an organism(?) recreating his memories

I watched this movie some time ago. Actual info about plot: There is a man waking up in spaceship/space station. He is awoken by an ex-girlfriend/wife(?). She asks him a couple of times if he ...
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Movie called “Predator” or “Predator 5” with Predator-like creatures inside of people

I have been trying to find this movie for many years now. I remember watching it in around 2005 or so. It wasn't a popular one. In local video centers the movie was rented as "Predator 5". I remember ...
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1990s film, knockoff of Alien and Predator franchises, included a jetpack and a fanged frisbee

I remember a group of people (soldiers?) stuck in a jungle and attacked by two different sorts of aliens. One looked a lot like the Xenomorphs from the Alien movies, very bestial. The other was a ...
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Movie Identification: Police chase in a SF movie

Based in the future. The only scene I remember is that the guy is running away from the police. As the police are chasing him (in a tunnel-like environment), the cost of the chase (i.e. the fuel cost ...
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Film about ancient hypnotist magician who uses hypnosis to control people around him

I remember that the protagonist (average looking white guy) was fighting an ancient sorcerer/magician who looked like a Mongol/Chinese guy and was using hypnosis to control people around him. The ...
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Short film with a young adult female talking to her boyfriend over video chat about the ghosts in her apartment

I watched this somewhere in the last five years, I think as part of an anthology (or maybe just a collection) of horror shorts. The opening has a young adult female (might have been Asian?) talking to ...
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Why didn't Data give Picard the stardate instead of the Gregorian date?

In the movie Star Trek: First Contact the Enterprise enters the past through a temporal vortex created by the Borg. Upon arriving there is the following exchange: PICARD: A missile complex? ...The ...
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Movie about about alien invasion and resistance by kamikazes wearing bombs in a forest that's sucked by the aliens

I once watched this movie about alien invasion long time ago (maybe 10 years ago). I only have a little clue about it. The only thing I remember is this alien spaceship suck forest and maybe other ...
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Movie where man is fastened on table and ants are eating/torturing him

As a kid, in the early 90s (maximum 91) or late 80s (87 till 89) I was in the cinema and saw some SciFi apocalyptic movie. I only remember one scene when one man is fastened on some table and ants ...
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Space station with sentient spiders

I saw a film a few years ago. They had a spaceship and went to their spaceship station where these spider type things were on board where they later found out. They leave and blow up the station and ...
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Who was the student that previously brewed a potion of sufficient quality to claim the Felix Felicis?

In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince during the potions class Slughorn claimed that the prize of Felix Felicis was won only once before by a student. I should point out, however, only once did ...
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B&W horror sci-fi movie where a mad scientist sends a monster to kidnap the female lead, ends with a hairy shoulder

I don't know the name of the movie and I haven't seen it completely. I just watched it for the last 15-20 minutes and so, I can't tell all the details. The movie was in black and white. I saw the ...
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Movie about cop with a control chip in his head which breaks

In the 90s or early 00s I watched a film about a corporation who controlled society. All citizens had a chip in their heads, that substitutes and decors their reality. For example, a future style city ...
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Old zombie movie I saw in the early 90's where a girl crawls through the duct vents of the apt building to escape them

It was a movie that took place in I think an apartment complex. There was a little girl who got attacked in her apartment and she had to escape by crawling from room to room through the duct vents. ...
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80s sci fi film with line “Paris? Bye bye!” [duplicate]

I've just been reminded by a friend of a line in a film we saw mid/late '80s (on video, so may have been earlier but it definitely had an 80s feel to it). It was a humorous sci fi involving humans and ...
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2000s space film where an alien species has almost wiped out the human race in a war

I need to find a film that I watched when I was a kid in 2000-2004 (don't remember the exact time). I remember the film about a person telling a story to his kids. The story is about the fight ...
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Movie where a prisoner escapes from a crashed ship on a desolate alien planet

The movie starts off with a crashed ship on a desolate alien planet. This ship was holding a prisoner who escapes and the guards on the ship have to find and bring him back. BOOM plot twist the guards ...
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Movie with female protagonist that can travel a few seconds back in time

Looking for a movie, released probably after 2000, about a woman that can travel back in time. I think she is not the only one and eventually a group is after her, including her boss, who sets a ...
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Movie name with invisible man

Around 6 years back I started watching a movie on television and could never finish. In the very start of the movie, a male actor wearing a red T-Shirt (let's say his name is Tom) became invisible ...
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What was this black-and-white film set in the Arctic or Antarctic where the monster/alien gets fried in the end?

Been trying to track an old black-and-white film I saw a long time ago. It was set in the Arctic or Antarctic and the research base was being stalked by an alien or monster. The team eventually kill ...
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80's alien movie: young boy finds and protects a glowing alien green rock which becomes his friend

I've been trying to remember the name of this movie that I watched when I was really young. It's a kids movie about a young boy who finds a green rock/stone, which is an alien, and then has to run ...
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Black & White SF Movie - Man with Puffy, Black Skin

I have faint memories of a poignant, B&W S.F. movie from the late 50s or early 60s - which may have been British. All I recall is a man dressed in a normal suit, but something had happened to him ...
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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 (...