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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Trying to identify a high fantasy movie on the SyFy channel, two women accidentally bewitch men?

I've been trying to find a movie (or potentially a series or trilogy - I definitely didn't watch the whole thing and seem to recall having missed a movie or two) that I think I saw on the SyFy channel ...
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Anime where this black haired boy goes to rescue this girl from a villain

Around 2006 I watched an anime (movie) where this black haired boy goes to rescue this girl from a villain. I don’t remember the girl but I distinctly remember two scenes. The first is while on his ...
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Pre-2000 movie set in present time about body-consuming aliens

I am looking for a sci-fi movie set in the present time with nukes, bodysucking alien monsters out of control, and an alien who wants to help. Just splinters from my memory, so: Usual plot: some ...
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Movie about a factory producing humanoids

I'm looking for an old movie that I saw as a child. The story was about a factory where humanoids were produced. Unfortunately, the only part of the movie I remember is an old man sitting with his ...
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Early 2000's or late 90's movie of a toy store with living toys?

When I was young I watched this movie I have limited vivid snapshot of the film, but I think it was a kid who (a boy about 9-13) who visits this toystore and for some reasons the toys were alive. I ...
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Movie played on Sci-Fi about people with blue or green blood

I watched this movie on the Sci Fi Channel sometime between 1992 and 1996. It may have been produced in the late 80s. I vaguely remember watching it as a kid but it took place in the desert. It was ...
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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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Looking for the title of a gold heist movie involving the telekinetic son of an extraterrestrial/alien?

Some 30 years back, I saw a film about the son of an extraterrestrial who gets involved in a gold heist. The main character does not initially know that he is the son of an extraterrestrial and that ...
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Trying to ID a movie/or maybe TV show

I believe it was sometime during the 70/80s I would have seen a movie/TV show with the following elements. I could be combining several shows/movies together. I am unsure. 1) There is a motor-home ...
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80s or 90s movie - Asian man jumps through large spinning fan [duplicate]

I don't have much to go by here... but I'll give it a shot. I would have to say this movie was set in the late 80's early 90's. (May possibly be an episode of a TV show) I remember one of the ...
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Looking for 80s sci-fi movie, Aliens who fuse, Robotic Band Members

So im looking for a movie I think is from the 80s (maybe 90s) involving two aliens and a robot band (I think). I remember seeing this movie as a kid during the 90s. The only thing I can remember ...
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Seeking alien invasion movie

I rented an alien invasion movie in the mid-90s that I recall as being pretty good. I'd like to see it again, but I'm a little short on details. Really, I have only these: The aliens impersonate ...
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Movie where person is buried in coins? [closed]

The only thing I remember about the movie is that there is a scene where a person is placed in a small chamber of plastic or glass, and, in the classic movie villain style, is given his multi million ...
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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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Identify a story in which Jumanji/Zathura type board game gave a player a hot mermaid wife

I remember watching a telefilm or movie on TV in early 00s. I didn't know its name even that time (I missed the beginning and end). In it, there was a board game similar to Jumanji (movie version, not ...
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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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Why is the original “self” lost through death in The 13th Floor and replaced by the virtual one?

In "The 13th Floor" person A experiences a simulation of person B's body and world. If person B dies while person A is experiencing their world, person A's sense of self is destroyed and person B then ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 the 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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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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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 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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Flying Bloodthirsty Lampshades

I vaguely remember an old black and white movie with things that looked like lampshades. The lampshades would settle on a persons head and they would start bleeding and die. Anybody know the movie?
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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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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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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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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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Are Oompa-Loompas human?

I was watching the movie "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and saw that Willy Wonka employed a race of short humanoids with burnt orange skin. It was implied that they are not human, but never ...
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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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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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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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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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