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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Can't remember an old movie and only remember a minor scene

I watched a film that was made before 2009. In one of the scenes, near the end, a girl (who is either an alien or a clone) and a human man get in a car, her arm is cut by a screw and there is blue ...
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Terrifying story about 2 friends who spend a night in a deserted mansion, where one of them is killed with an ax by a supernatural being

Upon having their car stuck in the swamp, the boys walk and find an old deserted mansion. As the hour is late, they make a bed by the fireplace and fall asleep. One of the boys is awakened by a ...
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Movie or tv scene with many species of aliens

Decades ago I watched a TV documentary in the USA about science fiction or horror movies or some related subject. I don't remember its title. As I remember a very interesting scene was shown beneath ...
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Film of human versus alien [duplicate]

It was a long time ago, so I remember only some particular. The alien was something like an insect, and they were greater than human. The human was taking a bomb to the alien's home planet (I think), ...
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Why did the Rohirrim throw his spear?

In the film LOTR: The Two Towers, there's a scene where Merry and Pippin are saved by a Rohirrim who throws his spear into the body of an orc that was about to kill them. The Rohorrim then charge in ...
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What is this spell?

Is Voldemort casting Avada Kedavra in this scene in Deathly Hallows II? If not what spell then? There are only a few things that can block Avada Kedavra: Love magic - Priori incantem - Physical ...
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Did Harry not collect all of Snape's tear in DH 2?

In Snape's death scene, Snape gives Harry his memories in the form of a tear. Now in the scene right when Harry turns back around from grabbing Hermonine's flask and puts it up to Snape's tear, ...
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Sci-fi anime about guy who finds dying alien and gets transformation power through somersault

I seem to remember that he helps a crashed/dying bluish skinned alien and in return gets the power to transform/get armour when doing a somersault. I think the crashed UFO looked kind of like a flying ...
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Film seen on television sometime in the late 1970s with astronauts returning to a changed Earth

The film was not "Planet of the Apes", but similar in that there is some sort of time-warp/dimensional travel. I remember that there were about six crew-members, and that the initial landing (after ...
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How/where did the wizards usually carry their wands in the movies?

This question already deals with the books, so I'm asking specifically about the movies. How/where did the wizards usually carry their wands in the movies?
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1990s cartoon movie - Bugs Bunny anti-drugs

I recall that the film had Bugs Bunny and his crew and they talk about drugs and how they're bad for you. It's been bothering me for years about this movie.
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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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Why did the Beatles' proposal to make a Lord of the Rings movie fall through?

As a lifelong Beatles fanatic, I am well aware of their plans to make a Lord of the Rings movie. When they hit the big time, that signed a contract for 3 feature films. The first two were A Hard Day'...
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Did Mazer Rackham have a tattooed face in Ender's Game book?

The first image of Ben Kingsley as Mazer Rackham has surfaced recently : I did not remember him described has having a tattooed face in the book. Is this an addition made to the character especially ...
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Which Marvel movies have NOT included Stan Lee cameos, and why?

I recently saw Fantastic Four 2015 and I noticed that it did not include a Stan Lee cameo. As I thought about it, I think that the: 1989 Captain America movie. 1990s Fantastic Four B movie. ...
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What is Captain America's religion?

In the Avengers movie this conversation occurs between Captain America and Black Widow: Natasha Romanoff: [discussing attacking Loki] They're basically gods. Steve Rogers: Ma'am, there's only ...
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What did the Dwarvish Runes Say in the Final Shot of the Hobbit (Part I)?

In the final shot of the first Hobbit film, there is a series of a runes displayed prominently on the wall I cannot, unfortunately, locate a screenshot for it - too current, I think. Can anyone tell ...
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What did the crowd think it took to win renewal in “Carrousel?”

In the movie Logan’s Run (1976), once you hit the age of 30, you are forced to participate in an event called “Carrousel.” At the beginning of each spectacle, the announcer states: “If you are ...
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Sighted man lands in valley of the blind

I am looking for the name of a 1960s (or earlier) - black & white movie - that involved a normal human having an (airplane?) accident and being stranded in a valley of people with no sight. I ...
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Sci-fi movie — abandoned spaceship returns to Earth

As a child, I saw a movie whose premise is that an abandoned Earth-made spaceship returns to Earth, leaving scientists perplexed. Meanwhile, an astronaut wanders the streets, slowly turning into an ...
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What happened to the original Sean Fentress in Source Code?

In Source Code (major spoiler ahead):
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Why did McCoy need this person in particular to make his serum?

In Star Trek Into Darkness, My Question is:
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Wasn't there going to be a different ending to Total Recall originally?

I once heard that Total Recall was going to have a different ending in which the lead character awoke - the whole story was not real but created by Rekall. Is that correct?
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Movie about “flying spheres with saws” which killed people?

My memory is vague but more than 20 years ago there was a horror movie in tv where there were "flying spheres with saws" which killed people by cutting them, and IIRC there was a kid/teen with a gun ...
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Movie where heroine wakes up to a mirror image enemy that copies her every move?

Do you remember the movie where the heroine wakes up to a mirror image enemy that copies her every move and she tries to escape but the mirror image follows her, ultimately suffocating her by copying ...
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In the end of LOTR, why does the Eye of Sauron burn so vigorously after the Ring gets destroyed?

In The Return of the King, after the Ring got tossed into the fires of Mount Doom, the Eye of Sauron burst into flames, and the tower of Barad-dûr then collapsed. Then then Eye shrank to a small point ...
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In WALL•E, why does everyone get thrown when the Axiom suddenly lists?

In WALL•E when Captain McCrea is fighting for control of the Axiom, he ends up forcing the ship to abruptly list when he's thrown off of Auto. This, of course, has the undesirable side effect of ...
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What is this Hogwarts Tower?

I recently went to Harry Potter world, towards the end is a huge model of Hogwarts they used to film the outside shots. I noticed this tower It stands a long way (over the other side of the bridge) ...
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Man is piloting small cargo ship with young woman stow-away

Several years ago, my wife and I were flipping through channels and came across the end of a movie that looked somewhat interesting, and I've always wanted to watch the rest of it. The only scene I ...
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Movie from 70's or earlier about a genetically created organism that almost took over an island

It was an older movie I watched on TV in the US, probably around mid-80s, but the movie was obviously much older. It had the same cinematic feel as Invasion of the Body Snatchers. I'm pretty sure it ...
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Why don't the forces of Thranduil and Dain aid Gondor in the Battle of the Pelennor Fields? [duplicate]

It seems, that in The Hobbit movie (Battle of Five Armies), Thranduil leads a impressive force of Mirkwood elves to reclaim his treasure in Lonely Mountain, but he doesn't help in the Pelennor Fields ...
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What do the flies represent?

In the movie "The Green Mile", John Coffey heals the prison guard Paul using his special power. He then opens his mouth and hundreds of "flies" appear buzzing away. What are those flies supposed to ...
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What is the correct name for the style of sword the Uruk Hai use?

What is the correct name for the style of sword the Uruk Hai use? I specifically mean the flat blade which either does not taper, or tapers slightly outwards as it gets further from the grip, with no ...
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Movie where a girl taken to a hospital, they discover her blood is blue, neighbour old lady is an alien

I saw this movie as a kid in the late 80s or early 90s. In it, a girl wants to go to a concert but her mother won't let her. They are just moving into a new house. She sneaks out and gets hit by a car....
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Was Saruman's secret plan settled when he meet Gandalf in Rivendell?

In The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), when the company arrive to Rivendell, Gandalf is asked to attend a surprise reunion with Elrond, Galadriel and Saruman the White. Saruman then opposes ...
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Why did they have to attack the Capitol?

All the districts have formed a coalition and they have cut off power supply and food supply to the Capitol. That mountain hangar in district 2 has been disabled as well, so the Capitol cannot mount ...
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Hauser's Mission

If Hauser's memory was wiped and he was never supposed to go to Rekall, what was his mission supposed to be? It seems that if not for him going to Rekall without anyone knowing he would have just live ...
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Post apocalypse movie from the 70s or 80s with a truck in it [duplicate]

For years I have been trying to track down a film that I saw a clip of on an old BBC show called Screen Test. They introduced the film as "having used the most scrap from scrap yards than any other ...
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Mad Max-type Sci-fi movie from the mid-80's with fat blob men

For many years I've been trying to ID a mid-80's cult sci-film that I saw as a kid on TV in the UK. It must have been aired around the late 80's. My recollection is sketchy but it had a Mad-Max ...
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Which movies has Wade Wilson been in?

I recently read that the Wade Wilson character was in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, before he became Deadpool. I had forgotten this because it has been a while since I saw that movie. What other movies ...
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Female detective fights corrupt group that kills for a game [duplicate]

A female detective works a case where an all powerful group meets on the "net" to control the world's business (yeah, it's that old, circa mid 90s to mid 00s). She can immerse herself completely in ...
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Movie about an alien/monster in Antarctica?

So basically some scientists go to Antarctica but find a shape shifting alien but nobody knows who is real or not and in the end only two survive but they will probably die because they are stranded ...
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Who informed the world that Brian Blessed was making laser noises during the filming of Flash Gordon?

A few years ago, I read an article in which it was revealed that while the movie Flash Gordon (1980) was being filmed, the legendary ham, Brian Blessed, kept making laser noises (i.e., saying "Pew Pew!...
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Animated movie about space farmers and BIG blue aliens that had more then one eye and were taught how to do kung-fu by protagonists father

I know this animated movie might have been 3D and it was possibly from pre-2011. In it, there were these space farmers. I think they wore orange space suit sometimes and the protagonist’s father was ...
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70s/80s SciFi film (or series episode?) where a spaceship has only one rescue capsule, so the crew members start killing each other

LATER EDIT: This questions has been resolved, and if the title made you interested in the movie, but you would like to avoid spoilers by reading my more detailed description or the answers, let me ...
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Identify this movie - a robot with a hypodermic needle that causes hallucinations

I am looking for the name of a movie. One of the scenes involves a robot that possesses a kind of hypodermic needle, which injects a substance that causes very intense hallucinations, eventually ...
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Why do the Martian aggressors in Robinson Crusoe on Mars look the same as those in War of the Worlds?

The Martians in the film Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964) look near identical to those in War of the Worlds (1953). Was this a deliberate story element, an artifact of production such a cost-saving (...
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Why couldn't the universal translator be used to communicate with the Klingons?

In Star Trek Into Darkness, Why couldn't the universal translator be used remotely or with security personnel? Note: the Universal Translator was invented before the new timeline diverged from the ...
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Why was the tender still attached?

Apart from the opportunity for Clara Clayton to have an exciting traversal of the distance between the back of the fuel tender and the engine (Golly!) in Back to the Future III: Was there any reason ...
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Please name this 70's/80's (foreign) dystopian totalitarian sci-fi movie [duplicate]

Saw this in the late eighties. Boy escapes the grasp of an all female command and having been misled to believe a holocaust type scenario joins with a girl. They work their way through a series of ...