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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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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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 "...
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80s film about a ghost hotel

Back in the 80s I watched a film whose name I've forgotten. The story was about this: There was an old castle that has been repurposed by the last surviving inheritor into a hotel. The attracting ...
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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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Did Kubrick take care to get the strength of artificial gravity correct in “2001: A Space Odyssey”?

This answer in Space Exploration SE has got me wondering how careful and meticulous Kubrick was about getting the diameter and speeds of rotation for the two major instances of artificial gravity ...
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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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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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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 movie are the following gifs of angels from?

Maybe someone can help me out, I can't figure out what the name is of the movie seen in these gifs: These are two short segments from live action scenes. The first one shows a woman with long black ...
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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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Movie about a young boy and girl who escape from underground to the surface

Plot elements: Families live underground, contact is forbidden, but the protagonist kids want to meet and eventually also escape to the surface, which seems to be a desert. The air is breathable, ...
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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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Old children's film or tv special where man has a magic bucket of paint?

Plot Details/Summary This one is going to be a real longshot, I fear. I can really remember only one scene from the film or tv special, and not sure of the context of it. Anyway, here we go. The ...
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What is this Sci-Fi time-travel Movie/TV Movie from the 1970's (I think) called? [duplicate]

Does anybody know the title of a film that features robots or androids I think they were called and the humans, I think being chased by these androids, jumping through a time travel machine that ...
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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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Film where girl falls in love in virtual reality. Ultimately meets the object of her desire only to find that she's elderly

A girl goes into virtual reality that is set in the past, she meets a girl there and falls for her, she keeps going back to try and find her, it's set in the 80's initially but then as she tries to ...
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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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Movie about a boy who enters a fantasy world from a basement

Looking for a late 80s/Early 90s fantasy film: Boy is given necklace with green gem from grandfather. The necklace opens a portal to a fantasy world in the basement. I believe the gem creates a door ...
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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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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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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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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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Looking for a title to a 80s sci fi film

Does anyone know the title of an 80s or early 90s sci-fi flick where there's a group in an underground facility and there's some type of monster mutants chasing them. The only part I remember at the ...
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80s movie about a genius boy who invents a force field to deflect football balls

It's a movie about a boy who is the typical little genius. I watched it in Italy in the early 80s. The things I remember about the protagonist: his chamber was full of electrical devices he ...
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First contact filmed like it was real life

Hard to describe the film in the subject, sorry about that... I remember watching this movie more than 10 years ago. Somehow (I don't remember the details) an asteroid is detected in a collision ...
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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 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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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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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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How was Bard so accurate with his shot that killed Smaug?

Watching 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies', I saw some grade-A marksmanship from Bard, using one of the dragon-killing black arrows to hit Smaug in precisely the spot where ONE of his scales ...
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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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Movie where a memory is switched between people which helps to solve a murder

I'm 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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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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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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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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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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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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Movie about a creature that feeds on energy

It's a movie about a creature that feeds on any kind of energy. Not only is it immune to bullets, but they also make it bigger. I think it looks like a cloud and may have tentacles. It sort of infests ...
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Campy Alien Horror movie with Alien Stowaway on Lunar Lander? [duplicate]

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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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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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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80s/90s Scifi movie where an alien family is stuck on Earth [duplicate]

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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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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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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Virtual reality movie where they upload after death the consciousness into the cloud

The virtual world is an escape for an old lady before she dies and she goes to party in a young avatar of herself. Then she meets with the main male character and he chases her thought several virtual ...
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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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80's-90's sci-fi kids movie (possibly a live-action Disney), two alien girls stranded on Earth in a ranch/farm

I'm trying to find the title of a movie I saw as a kid. It is a sci-fi kids/young adults movie from the 80's, 90's, or very early 2000's about two alien girls (probably sisters, one teenager age-15-17,...
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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 Identification - 80s Ghost Romance Involving A Medieval Castle?

I recall seeing a movie when I was a young child in the early 80s about a man who fell in love with the ghost of a medieval woman. As best as I can recollect the man was a reporter or author and was ...
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90s/2000s sci-fi movie about a psychic girl and an alien woman [duplicate]

I remember some parts of a live-action sci-fi movie I saw sometime in the 90's or maybe early 00's. The movie was set in present day and centered around a small girl, about 5 years old, I think. The ...

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