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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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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Movie with execution by cartoonish organ harvesting machine

I'm trying to remember a movie in which, after some space flight and perhaps in a hanger, the protagonist and his love interest are queued up to be executed. This is done by being pressed up against a ...
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Movie where children are assigned life role at birth

I'm looking for the name of a movie I saw at least 5 years ago. I believe it had been released relatively recently. The movie is set in a futuristic utopian society. Children are given a bracelet or ...
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How did Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli know what Uruk-hai were?

In Peter Jackson's film adaptation of The Lord of the Rings, we see Saruman as he takes the initial steps towards creating a new army. The orcs under his command proceed surprisingly quickly, and ...
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Old scifi movie from the 50s or 60s with men in solid red uniforms who interrogate a spy from the past

I'm trying to remember the name of an old scifi movie. Here are the things I remember about it: Three military officers in solid red uniforms with no other markings or identifications of rank on ...
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Why did the Enterprise - A have so many high ranking officers?

In most militaries, all assignments have a narrow range of ranks allowed. In Star Trek TOS, the characters were all depicted as having ranks suitable for their position. However, by the later movies, ...
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Does the movie described in Flowers for Algernon actually exist?

In Flowers for Algernon (by D. Keyes) there is a passage describing a movie that main protagonist was watching: A psychological film about a man and woman apparently in love but actually ...
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Sci-fi movie with one survivor and an organism(?) recreating his memories

I watched this movie some time ago. Actual info about plot: There is a man waking up in spaceship/space station. He is awoken by an ex-girlfriend/wife(?). She asks him a couple of times if he ...
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Cartoon movie where humans go to a new world and are treated like gods, play in a soccer-like game

It is a cartoon movie. 2 people (along with a pet) go to a new place where those people think of our 2 people as gods. All I remember is (at last) soccer-like match, the goal is like a basketball ...
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Black and white Italian movie where an audience member gets shot

I'm looking for a black and white Italian movie that I saw a while back during an Italian film fest in Munich. Here are the few plot details I remember: The story has a surreal/fantastic plot, that ...
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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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A movie where airplane accidentally flies into space and passengers are saved by space-shuttle

I am looking for a movie where an airplane accidentally flies into space and the passengers are saved by a space-shuttle. Specifically by a space tunnel that connects the plane and space shuttle. It ...
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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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Why does Frodo fall into the dead marsh?

In the Two Towers movie, Frodo follows the lights and looks down into the marshes and sees a dead body. Then he "jumps" into the marsh. Why does he do this?
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Why does Andrew Wiggin introduce himself as Ender?

In the movie Ender's Game, Andrew just got in the program and was on the space ship. He was late and he introduces himself to kid beside him. He introduces himself as "Ender" instead of "Andrew". ...
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2000s space film where an alien species has almost wiped out the human race in a war

I need to find a film that I watched when I was a kid in 2000-2004 (don't remember the exact time). I remember the film about a person telling a story to his kids. The story is about the fight ...
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70s/80s scifi movie: astronauts return to future earth [duplicate]

I remember seeing a movie when I was young (around late 80s) about a couple of astronauts returning to Earth. They either had some kind of an accident or fluke as there was some sort of time travel ...
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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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1980s movie/series on PBS about a man & his psychiatrist in a post-apocalyptic world

First, a word about the format - I don't know whether this was a movie or a TV series, b/c I saw it aired in pieces on PBS back in the 1980s. I don't even recall if it was originally voiced in english,...
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1960's or 1970's TV movie about about a futuristic society seeking pleasure “Who are you engaging tonight?”

I'm trying to find an obscure 1960's or 1970's movie I once saw on tv. It's about a society where bodily pleasures are encouraged, and pain & discomfort hidden with a "Soma" pill, they even taught ...
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What was this black-and-white film set in the Arctic or Antarctic where the monster/alien gets fried in the end?

Been trying to track an old black-and-white film I saw a long time ago. It was set in the Arctic or Antarctic and the research base was being stalked by an alien or monster. The team eventually kill ...
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What do the Russian scientists say in this scene of 2001: A Space Odyssey?

29 minutes into the film 2001: A Space Odyssey, there is a scene where some Russian scientists are speaking to each other in Russian. The subtitles on the DVD don't show what they're saying. ...
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Trying to find the name of the movie where young men entered a cyber world and meet a girl with pink hair

I don't remember a lot from the movie. I watched it maybe around 2004 to 2011 and all I can remember was that two people (or perhaps more) who were friends in the movie entered some cyber-world. The ...
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Was the pianist in Gattaca an “in-valid”?

Was the pianist in Gattaca a "valid" or "in-valid"? Is there any evidence, in universe, or in RL interviews with the director/producers/cast, to say if the pianist was considered an in-valid or as ...
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How long can Tony Stark survive without his chest piece?

We see a few times where Tony Stark with without a power source for his chest: First Movie: When he has Ms. Potts connect the Mark II chest piece When Stane removes his Mark II chest piece When the ...
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Movie where memories could be shaped into real-world entities

As a child I co-watched a science fiction movie with my parents. It must have been almost 20 years ago. Unfortunately my memories are very vague and I can't recall the name. I didn't even completely ...
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Old movie about a crazy flying car

About 11 years ago I remember seeing a VHS movie about some kids and their dad who made a crazy flying car. The car helped the man rescue his kids from an evil dungeon. I think the dad worked in a ...
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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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In the films, why does Sauron choose Azog instead of the ringwraiths to lead his legions?

It seems like it would make more sense to have your most powerful servants leading your armies, rather than some orc who only cares about revenge. Is there a plot explanation or a description in film ...
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Where did the Minions come from?

I have recently watched the movie Despicable Me. Are Minions personally created by Dr. Gru?
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Why weren't Ron and Hermione allowed to enter the Three Broomsticks?

In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film), why were Ron and Hermione kept from entering the Three Broomsticks by the shrunken heads for being underage, when Hogwarts students went in there ...
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Late 1980's era film about thick white paste controlling people

When I was much younger (1980's), my brother and I recall watching a movie at a sci-fi convention. The premise of the movie is that there's some white paste, resembling marshmallow fluff, that enters ...
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Why is Hagrid's face obscured in the memory recollection in Tom Riddle's Diary?

In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, the movie, the diary of Riddle pulls Harry in to view a memory. Riddle confronts Hagrid about Aragog and accuses him of causing the death of the student. ...
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What is the difference between Marvel's Ultimate universe (Earth-1610) and the Cinematic universe (Earth-199999)?

Thaddeus's comment got me wondering about what exactly is the difference between Marvel's Ultimate universe (Earth-1610) and the Cinematic universe (Earth-199999)? After all from what I've seen of ...
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Why did Hagrid say that Snape was one of the protectors of the Philosopher's Stone?

When Hermione, Ron and Harry tell Hagrid that Severus Snape is trying to steal the Stone, Hagrid replies that he is one of the teachers protecting the Stone. HARRY:...
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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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What movie is this that showed up unexpectedly instead of an internet advertisement?

I was watching short videos on a normal news website, and instead of showing a normal 30 second commercial it unexpectedly started playing a 1 hour (72 minutes I think) SciFi movie! The whole time it ...
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What exactly does Sauron speak in “The Battle of the Five Armies”?

According to sources about Black Speech, there was a single line invented for the LotR movies (the one where Sauron tells Frodo that there's no life in void). However, in The Battle of the Five ...
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Science-Fiction Film Where Memories Are Extracted With a Vacuum

I have frustratingly vague memories of this because I literally saw two scenes of this and then had to switch channels because it wasn't among the movies my mother would let me watch. It was on the ...
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Car crash leaves man in a world devoid of animal and human life. Sees red flashes with demons and voices

It was a movie from the late '80's to the early '90's. A man and his girlfriend/wife are in a car arguing, driving down a road on a stormy night. They wreck, and she is gone, and he has a bad ...
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Star Trek (2009), why does Nero not destroy the Enterprise?

In the movie, Nero is 154 years ahead of the time, and allegedly uses Borg technology - a threat unknown to the Federation at the time. How is it possible that Nero doesn't simply destroy the ...
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How likely that Frank Poole could be revived after 1000 years in space [closed]

How likely is it both scientifically and medically that Frank Poole could have been found in space and revived as in 3001: The Final Odyssey, 1000 years after Hal jettisoned his body from the ...
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80s sci fi film with quest to replace lost female droid companion

I vaguely remember watching a science fiction movie with my mother sometime in the 80s (I was born in 84, so I'd be quite young at the time)... The movie was from the 80s, and this is what I remember ...
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In which order should I watch the X-Men movies to know Wolverine's full sequential story?

I have watched like two X-Men movies before (can't remember which) then I just watched X-men Days of Future Past recently. I got kinda confused about Wolverine (bone claws, then metal claws, then bone ...
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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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Why is Willy Wonka missing a half off of his things?

I just watched a hilarious remix of Willy Wonka saying to Charlie Bucket that he had lost and wouldn't win anything. In it I noticed that Willy Wonka's possessions seem to be chopped in half. Half a ...
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Late 90s movie about people disappearing (down drains, I believe)

I only remember the trailer and vaguely at that. It began with a statistic about how many people go missing every year and are not found. There was an "at first they thought people were being abducted ...
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Who are these characters at the end of Deathly Hallows, Part 2?

In the process of answering this question, I came across the following screenshot of several children on the Hogwarts Express, during the "Epilogue" scene of Deathly Hallows, Part 2: With ...
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Animated movie about a giant metal robot that comes to Earth and befriends a boy

Help me remember the name of an animated movie from the 90's, I think. It was about a giant metal robot who came to Earth and becomes friends with a boy, who tries to hide him from the other people ...

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