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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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I used to watch the same movie over and over when I was a kid:

It was a feature, not an episode. Rented it repeatedly on VHS from a place near my house. This was around 1986. It was a live action hero-vs-baddies, and looking back, it was pretty Power Ranger-y ...
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Are the LOTR + Hobbit movies racist? [closed]

As discussed in this question, there are a number of elements in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies that could be construed as racist against Muslim and non-Caucasian people, for example the fact ...
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Time as money movie

I'm looking for the name of a short black and white movie in which people were given an allotted amount of time at birth, and used that time to buy things. For example, a can of beans in the store ...
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Movie where a boy is transported into the future by an alien spaceship

I am attempting to find the title of a live action (not animated) movie I once watched on a VHS tape years ago, sometime around 2000-ish, although I believe that the movie had existed long before I ...
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Animation movie (80's-90's) with brain-sucking insects

I'm looking for a movie I've seen as a kid, the details are foggy and sparse but I'll try my best following the guide: What is it?: An animated movie. Tell us what it isn't: It is not Nausicaä of the ...
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Really awful 1970s movie about mercury dumped in a lake that caused monsters to attack

Sometime in the 1970s (I think) I saw a really awful film set in a small town by a lake. The film opened with some people camping out in the woods. One of them was zipped up in a sleeping bag. ...
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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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An animated sci-fi movie with a fully armoured antagonist and a pale looking child

This is one of the few movies I saw on one of my relative's computer screen when I was little. As I was too young to understand anything, it was approximately 15 to 20 years ago (I believe the movie ...
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Why is Galadriel so awesome?

In The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies Surely, at least Saruman should be more powerful (in the modern sense of wizards being powerful) than Elrond and Galadriel, as they aren't minor gods. I ...
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What was JK Rowling referring to during the Prisoner of Azkaban DVD commentary?

In an interview on the Prisoner of Azkaban DVD Rowling mentioned that the director Alfonso Cuarón had unwittingly foreshadowed developments in then unreleased HP books (and of course would not ...
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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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A movie about artificial intelligence gone rogue

I watched a movie few years ago about a man who was dying. He was attempting to upload his consciousnesses to a computer. And when his wife succeeded, some guys came to destroy him, but she managed ...
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What 70s film has astronauts entering an old alien building?

It is about astronauts entering an old alien building (which may have been a pyramid). In this building some of the astronauts get killed or injured. When the last astronaut arrives at the center of ...
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Movie with humans in a floating cryopod where one believes an alien is his mother

I remember seeing this sci-fi movie in video stores on VHS but don't know the name. I'm guessing its close to late 70s but more likely an 80s movie. It's in color and I remember the graphics as decent....
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ST: First Contact: how did the crew get back to the future having destroyed the main deflector?

In the film First Contact, when in the past, the Borg from the future try to contact the Borg in the past's time period by building a transmitter out of the particle emitter on the main deflector dish....
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What was this 90's movie about 'God'?

I remember watching this movie on TV when I was a kid. It must be around 1997-98, but I'm not sure. Of course, the movie itself must be older. It was about a strange, otherworldly tower-like ...
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Low budget alien movie about the Earth being cooked

I’m looking for an alien movie I watched years ago, mid to late 2000’s about the Earth being cooked or heated up by aliens. The poster is a reflection of the Earth heating up with an orange glow on an ...
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An animated movie about a dwarf or gnome that seems to be good but turns evil by killing the bad guy with a gun at the end

When I was a kid I watched a movie on TV that I never knew its name, it was an old animated movie. I think it was an European very rare movie because of the style of the animation, drawings but above ...
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SciFi/Horror movie featuring alien city landing in a US desert, forshadowed by cave paintings

I finally registered in hope of finding people who maybe know the movie I have been looking for for ages... The movie takes place in a very dry country in the States. I would guess it is Texas or so. ...
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Movie with “Where do the tubes go?”

I'm trying to find a movie with an underground facility with people wearing white suits. The people have been affected such that they show no curiosity. There is one person that does and asks one of ...
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Peasant girl searches for her kidnapped brother who can sense gold. When she (years later) finds him, he's no longer an innocent [duplicate]

I've spent quite a few years searching for a film I saw when I was young which for me was in the 80's so the latest this could have been is 1990. My "memory" of it is very fragmented. I seem to ...
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What movie or tv show has a tribe of “bird men” outside a walled city in the desert?

A long, long time ago in the era known to some as the 90's, I was channel surfing and caught the end of something that might have been a TV show or a movie, I have no idea which. It was set in an ...
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Looking for a sci-fi film from the 80's involving cattle mutilation

I'm trying to identify a movie I watched back in the early-to-mid 80's on cable, most likely HBO or Showtime. In the movie, aliens visit a small town. The visit is witnessed by two children - a local ...
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Made-for-tv(?) scifi movie. Scientist becomes prototype cyborg. Fights another cyborg

I remember seeing this a a boy. The main guy was a scientist. I think he was working on an adaptive suit or possibly a cyborg. He becomes the prototype. I do not remember it all but I know if he is ...
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What powers does Galadriel have?

In The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey movie Galadriel is able to speak telepathically with Gandalf, also doing so later with Frodo in The Fellowship of The Ring. Also she shows Frodo what she calls "...
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Why are newly animated Transformers always evil?

In the Transformers film series, common household electronics like cellphones, radios and blenders are often turned into Transformers when they come in contact with the AllSpark energy. Why are these ...
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Movie with a town where it is always night and the protagonist has amnesia

I can't remember the name of this fairly recent movie. The protagonist wakes up in a bath tub without memories. He breaks up with his wife, gets in touch with a "doctor" who claims to be able to help ...
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Why did Sting glow blue when Orcs were near by?

Out of all the ancient blades made by Elvish weapon-smiths in Gondolin, why was Sting given a distinctive and unique glow whenever an Orc was close by? Secondly, why would they put it on such a ...
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Identify this 80's movie about a force-field shaped like a bubble

I have this vague memory from when I was a kid of a movie that involved a few kids and one of them, somehow, creates a force-field in the shape of a bubble. My memory is faint but I seem to remember ...
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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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Actor with the most comic-book movie roles?

When Ryan Reynolds starred in Green Lantern (2011), I recall seeing jokes based on the fact that he'd recently appeared in another comic-book adaptation, X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009). Even before ...
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Animated film about a society's offering for gods

I watched this film on Cartoon Network India sometime between 2005-10. The society, situated amidst a jungle of sorts, has a recurring ritual to offer their produce to the god(s). It is very taxing ...
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Why wasn't Superman naked when he was lifting Luthor's artificial continent?

In the end of Superman Returns, Superman entered the hot magma below the artificial continent to lift it up. Why wasn't Superman's costume burned up due to the tremendous heat of the magma? I think, ...
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What is the name of the black&white movie about a mirror Earth (universe)?

Astronauts in a spaceship have an accident and fall back to the Earth. They are tried in court. It turns out to be a mirror Earth. As I remember (though maybe I'm not totally right) only one professor ...
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Predestination and Bootstrap Paradox?

Can someone please help me understand the difference between Predestination and Bootstrap Paradox by pointing me in the direction of movies that deals with each of them? For instance, Predestination ...
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Was this scene in Deadpool a reference or nod to the Marvel Cinematic Universe? [duplicate]

During the climactic scene of Deadpool, our eponymous hero travels to a new location The setting of the scene looked quite familiar, Is there any source, official or otherwise (press publication, ...
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Why didn't Voldemort escape after the destruction of his last Horcrux?

I just re-watched the scene of Voldemort's death in the Deathly Hallows Part 2 movie. Voldemort and Harry's wands were locked with each other and then Neville killed Nagini. Suddenly, the green and ...
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Help me remember a 90s or 80s scfi parody like galaxy quest but not galaxy quest

So from what I remember it was on cable TV. The main hero was a TV actor zapped to a alien planet. It had a evil overlord with a virgin priestesses. She wants to get laid but he refuses because the ...
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Movie: A black blob or possessive creature is taking over people in a town

I saw this movie about 14-16 years ago, maybe on TV, seemed like an older movie but not too old, in color. I remember a couple objects/scenes. This one in particular stood out. A dog was possessed at ...
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Does the exterior appearance of Hogwarts really change throughout the series?

The exterior appearance of Hogwarts castle has a unique and easily recognisable look. This article is about the incredible detailed model of the castel, that has been used for every film in the series....
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Why do the trolls turn to stone in daylight?

I've been watching The Hobbit Extended Edition, and saw the scene where the dawn light inundated the three trolls, who promptly turned to stone. What I have to wonder is, why do the trolls turn to ...
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Aspiring human combatant in arena with “handicap field” to equalize combatants' strength

I remember this movie from the late 1980's / early 1990's. It was a VHS rental, and may have been a straight-to-video release. The protagonist is a human aspiring to become the champion of an arena ...
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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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Similar to Lifepod 1993, but not it

This film is very similar to Lifepod 1993, but it takes place in a large ship, not a pod. I can remember three characters... a technical engineer, being the one sabotaging the ship. And also this ...
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An old animated movie about a boy on a spaceship searching for treasure [duplicate]

I'm trying to remember the name of an old animated movie. Description will be a bit vague but here goes: It's a cross between Treasure Planet and Sword in the Stone. (it's not Star Chaser). It's a ...
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Film where aliens looking like humans are waiting in an airport closed due to snowstorm

I saw the movie 6 - 7 years back on cable tv, from the looks of it it seemed to be made in the late 1990's or early 2000's. Unfortunately I could not see the complete movie. The story goes like-- ...
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What is the name of an 80s TV Movie where a man gains self-healing and endurance powers after a crash with a vehicle containing radioactive material?

What is the name of an 80s TV movie where a man acquires endurance powers and quick self-healing ability after a crash with a vehicle containing radioactive material?
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Sci-fi movie with feeling-less duplicates

Plot Details People address doctor about spouses becoming completely feeling-less. Doctor discovers that alien race is taking over Earth. Release Probably 1940s. Pretty old movie.
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80s/90s movie where boy finds out his dad's girlfriend/second wife is actually an alien/monster

To be honest, I vaguely remember this one scene from the movie (I was like 5 when I saw it I think). The scene depicts a teenager spying on this stepmom/dad's girlfriend along with a girl (possibly ...
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Is there a Good Witch of the South?

In the Wizard of Oz (the movie version) the Good Witch of the North, Wicked Witch of the West and Wicked Witch of the East are all mentioned. Was there ever a Witch of the South?