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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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 ...
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Identification: An old alien movie with a black & white footage of two captured alien beings

I remember watching this on TV in early 90s. But the movie might be way older than that. I think the movie takes place on an island. The protagonist is stranded there. Some sort of alien creature is ...
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In the movie After Earth, why were humans unable to breath Earth's atmosphere?

In the movie, After Earth: Why did Humans who were not native to Earth appear to be unable to breathe on Earth without technology? I don't remember anyone explaining why humans couldn't breathe there....
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Movie about a magic school with boy who can shapeshift into eagle or falcon

It is a live-action movie. I saw it long ago on TV. It was released before 2010 for sure, and probably earlier. The channel was probably TV2 or RTL klub, which are commercial channels in Hungary in ...
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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 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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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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Time machine movie

I remember watching a time machine movie in the 90's, but I suspect the movie was from the 80's. I only recall some elements of the storyline. There was a kind of time machine that got out of whack ...
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Star Trek movie characters' ranks

How could Kirk become a Captain at the end of the film, or Uhura be a LT, as Spock referred to her before he and Kirk left to rescue Captain Pike, when they both started the mission as Cadets?
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What is the title of this superpowers movie?

I remember watching a SF movie as a kid about 15 years ago about a guy who gains superpowers after he sees a rocket exploding (some red flash if I remember correctly). One of the superpowers was ...
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Name of 80s sci-fi film involving scientists recording a persons memory [duplicate]

This film was made sometime the 80s I think and was concerned with scientists who developed some device that could be used to record memories. The main story was about one of the scientists dying and ...
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What clubs or school organizations exist in Harry Potter?

Inspired by this question, what clubs are there in Harry Potter, overall? This includes both school clubs and organizations, as well as clubs for adult wizards. This includes all media, so film-only ...
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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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Movie that had a nerd kid who goes back to Arthurian period with scientific inventions and gadgets

In this movie, a boy or a teen somehow ends up in the Arthurian period. He wears glasses and has a knack with inventions and gadgets. He almost gets executed by King Arthur, but he performs a magic to ...
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1950's movie includes the line “How about Pi?”

1950's (?) black and white movie, husband and wife scientists have radio in their home picking up transmissions possibly from Mars. Their kid says "How about Pi?" (the number) while eating a piece of ...
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Film about pieces of the sun tracking people thermally and incinerate them

The movie I want to find is about pieces of the sun that come down to Earth and they sense heat, like the pieces see thermally, and if a human touches them they get instantly incinerated. It’s been a ...
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Movie with a space ship full of kids [duplicate]

This movie is from the late 80s, early 90s. I think it was on TV a number of times during the Disney broadcasts on Sunday night. The premise is that earth is going through an environmental collapse. ...
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Movie where memory is switched between people and help solve a murder

I' looking for a movie in which a female police officer takes the memory of a dying victim to catch her murderer. I remember a scene from the movie where the officer's husband, who is a scientist, ...
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80s movie where people go to another planet where civilization is still in the middle ages

Does anybody know the movie from 80's where a crew goes to another planet where the civilization is still in middle ages. Cliff notes I can remember: a crew member pretends to be local and starts ...
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Movie about sleepwalking people repairing an alien spaceship

I saw part of a movie on TV back in the late 1970's about a young couple who are traveling through a small town when they have a car wreck. All of the townspeople are yawning and tired all the time. ...
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Creature crawling under surface of walls - Horror movie

I recall a horror movie featuring a human-like creature/monster that moved under the surface of the building, walls, carpets, and even the kitchen sink, causing the plates to fall to the ground. ...
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80's barbarian movie with female lead, evil scientist, pool of acid

It was the late 80's and my friends and I were having a "bad movie" night with a barbarian theme. The Conan movies were way too high-budget to be eligible. The lead character was a female barbarian ...
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Identify a movie about alien who doesn't like to eat meat

I watched this movie when i was a kid. Now, i'd like to rewatch it again but have no idea what the title is. Can someone tell me the title? Here's what I remember: It's around 1990's - 2000's I ...
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Find a movie about alien invasion implants devices into human heads for mind control

I'm looking for a movie where there was an alien put a devices human heads, and then taking control of their minds. I find some pictures about this movie, but i still don't know the movie's name ...
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Movie about a man and a worm inside his head

I saw this late 1980's(?) movie in the mid/late 1990s when I was only young, so sorry for the lack of details. I remember there was a main character - man, some sort of a junkie. There was also a ...
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Animated movie with father who creates portal and gets captured by giants. His family go to rescue him

This movie's texture is animated realistic 3D CGI, I watched it around 2012-2013 The movie is about a father, who is obviously some kind of scientist with a lab situated in a city in space who does ...
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Movie Identification - Spaceship, earth destroyed but not really [duplicate]

I saw a movie on TV a long time ago that I can't seem to find. Plot is basically this: Earth is going to be destroyed (known or maybe unknown) and a crew is on a spaceship flying somewhere. During ...
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90s film about one alien controlling humans and making them act violently [duplicate]

I am trying to remember the name of a movie I saw when I was a kid (90s). This is about an alien (I vaguely remember being a black scorpion type) that was moving from human to human (as they got ...
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Name of old Sci-fi movie where alien communicates and deceives woman through the TV screen static?

When I was a kid (early 80s) I barely remember watching a movie on TV about an alien who masqueraded as a benevolent humanoid and communicated with a woman through television screen static. The movie ...
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Campy Alien Horror movie with Alien Stowaway on Lunar Lander?

About 10 years ago my brother and I were flipping channels and we came across a movie that we have been looking for ever since. All we really remember is that some kind of slimy alien was stowed away ...
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Name of a 70s made for tv movie about a futuristic private eye

I think the movie was very early 70s, think Columbo or MacMillan and Wife. It was about a future private investigator. He had some quirks for example he still drove a 70s era VW Beetle and he hated ...
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SciFi space film where a young person builds a space ship that comes to life

Can loosely remember seeing a film made in the last 2-10 years of a young person building a space ship. At some point the ship comes to life and an element that it fills with a liquid of sorts to ...
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In Snowpiercer, could any life survive outside of the train?

In a related question is was asked: Just how cold is it outside in Snowpiercer?. Would it be possible for any life to survive outside the train in these extreme temperatures?
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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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Discovery Channel movie about a rover entering an organic spaceship, activating a green light that causes black spheres to appear on Earth

This isn't something I remember well, but I'll do my best to describe it. I watched this around 2013-2014, on Discovery Channel. It was some kind of movie or TV show about a hypothetical situation ...
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Help me find a film with a pegasus, an astronaut and Chosen Children

Stay with me, because my memory of this is going to come in patches. I have this memory of a film I saw at least 10 years ago, and I think the main plot was about these children chosen because they're ...
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80s/90s Scifi movie where an alien family is stuck on Earth

When I was younger I remember watching a copied VHS that had a partial sci-fi movie on it. From what I remember a humanoid alien family somehow gets stuck on earth. There were 2 sisters whose hair ...
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Live action series or movie with kids sucked into a video game

I have this very vague memory of watching some live action series/movie (can't remember which) where these kids got sucked into a video game/computer. I remember that there was this strange blue CGI ...
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What movie are the following gifs from?

Maybe someone can help me out, I can't figure out what the name is of the movie seen in these gifs:
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Movie about a boy transported to a virtual island via a Gameboy-style device

I see there's a recent question on here about a book that sounds similar to this, but this was definitely a movie, most likely a made-for-TV movie, that didn't seem futuristic at all. The plot ...
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What movie was the first to feature onscreen zombie children?

The first zombie children I remember seeing in a movie were in Resident Evil. I may be wrong, but it seems unlikely to me that it was the first zombie flick to include them. What film was the first to ...
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How did Rico survive the initial assault in Starship Troopers?

Twice we see Rico get severely wounded by bugs and left behind by his squad-mates. After the second time this happens, he is listed as KIA, and then turns up in a healing tank. No explanation is made ...
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1980s Vampire Movie Name

I am trying to find out the name of a vampire movie that used to come on TV all the time when I was a kid. This was probably in the early to mid 90s, so I think the movie was from the 1980s. It was a ...
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Movie about a family who gets a game from a friend and are transported to an old well as a challenge

Please help me! I can't remember the name of this movie, but it's basically about a family who gets a game from some friend of theirs. It's an old board game, made from stone, and there are two sticks ...
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What movie features a boy in a wheelchair who eventually becomes a cyborg? [duplicate]

I want to remember one movie, it’s from the 80's or early 90's (or maybe even 70's), about a boy in wheelchair who eventually becomes cyborg. There are also this guy's friends, one girl and one other ...
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Movie about Alien vines-like controlling brain

What movie has aliens form vines control human brains in a small town? Especially, there is a scene in the bath tub of a girl with so many threads going to her head and body even; like really thin ...
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Movie about a boy who can’t turn into an eagle/falcon like his family

The movie I'm looking for is about a boy whose family can change into some kind of bird, but he can't. When he finally can change, he turns into a blue bird. He kinda looks like the bird in the movie ...
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Movie where an astronaut finds a space module by looking his clock

I'm trying to find out the name of a movie (I think 80s) in which an astronaut is lost on the Moon (can't remember why) and needs to go to a different space module that happens to have a red light ...