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Movie with magical book showing events of any day in history, except missing days of the Gregorian calendar change

I once saw a movie on the TV sometime in the 1990s. I don't remember a whole lot (maybe I didn't even see the whole movie), only one particular scene, which made quite an impression on my young self, ...
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Movie about a boy, two men, a robot and a war

I saw this movie about 12 years ago (2005) when I was about 8 years old but it probably came out way earlier than that since I saw it on local TV in West Africa. I remember there being a little boy ...
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Movie where protagonist time-travels to dystopian future when people become mentally degraded

Please help me identify a movie referred by an acquaintance. (I haven't watched it.) No cast or director info is available. The protagonist is today's average man who participates in a scientific ...
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1980s live-action movie where individually-coloured nations on clouds fight

I saw this movie in July or August 1986. It wasn't a commercial movie - I didn't see it in a normal movie theatre. The story takes place somewhere there are 3 nations, each on its own cloud. The ...
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The boy at the bottom of the river who spent 2,000 years looking at a statue of an angel? [duplicate]

I'd really like to re-watch this sci-fi flick: a young boy is presumed dead because he fell into a river/was in a car that drove off a pier in New York. He freezes but doesn't die, and spends +/- 2,...
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Movie where a boy is transported into the future by an alien spaceship

I am attempting to find the title of a live action (not animated) movie I once watched on a VHS tape years ago, sometime around 2000-ish, although I believe that the movie had existed long before I ...
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Time as money movie

I'm looking for the name of a short black and white movie in which people were given an allotted amount of time at birth, and used that time to buy things. For example, a can of beans in the store ...
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Movie about a civilization with limited life span and an integrated light indicator in their hands showing when they were about to die

I recall when I was young (about 30+ years ago) I saw on TV a movie about a civilization (possibly humans in the future) with limited life span (they died young) and if I recall correctly, an ...
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Film about some dude who fell in love with a star (a literal stellar object)

Yes, the plot is pretty weird. There is this "star" (whose incarnation is a woman dressed in white) and some random guy who falls in love with her. There's the arc of "if you cross a specific border ...
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Animation movie (80's-90's) with brain-sucking insects

I'm looking for a movie I've seen as a kid, the details are foggy and sparse but I'll try my best following the guide: What is it?: An animated movie. Tell us what it isn't: It is not Nausicaä of the ...
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Old part-animated live action movie musical; single mom takes a correspondence course on magic

A question yesterday gave me a flashback about a movie I saw a part of long ago, and I'm wondering if someone here could identify it for me. I seem to recall the colors striking me as technicolor, and ...
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Movie about Space Pirates that have bodies tied to their ships

I'm trying to identify a Sci-Fi movie from I believe the 80's or 90's where a spaceship has to travel through a group of spaceships that belonged to cannibal people with bodies tied to their ships. ...
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Movie with Zoltar in a trailer park named Paradise and a boy playing a video game then being recruited by aliens to fight in space

The movie starts out in a trailer park named Paradise. A boy plays a video game and then is recruited to help fight in space for Aliens.
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Animated movie with fight scene in Big Ben

I vaguely recall a movie from my childhood (so probably some time in the 80s or 90s). It was an animated movie (not anime) and it culminated with a fight inside Big Ben or another huge clock tower, ...
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70s(?) film with rich folks using guns to burn trees for fun?

Trying to find 70s, perhaps 80s, movie with a scene in which rich folks get drunk and shoot trees with futuristic guns setting them on fire. Not a great movie, as I recall, but a memorable scene.
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Movie with two parallel universes, each of which is a television show in the other's universe

I didn't expect this to be so difficult to find since it was relatively recent, but my Google searches are turning up nothing but listicles. Details: Most likely made sometime between 2005 and 2015 ...
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Does the movie described in Flowers for Algernon actually exist?

In Flowers for Algernon (by D. Keyes) (1966) 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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Can you identify the flying ship in this screenshot?

I'm trying to identify this ship (flying ship with two side rudders and a balloon/dirigible holding it in the air). It came from a youtube video I saw a while ago, but I don't have the video anymore ...
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Movie/telefilm in which a princess needed true love's kiss to revive from a poisonous apple

I don't remember when I watched this movie or telefilm, but I remember few details of it: The setting was modern i.e. 21st century or late 20th century, but the princess didn't belong to this time. ...
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French film where the wife/girlfriend changes every morning after sex

I saw a movie about 15 plus years ago. It was a French language movie about a man who wakes up with a different wife or girlfriend after he sleeps with her. The wife/girlfriend doesn't realize that ...
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What was this story, and why did they have heart plugs?

Many years ago, I remember seeing a film (probably a really naff low-budget SF movie), from which the only line I can remember is an evil dictator saying to a captured baddy, “I see you have a heart ...
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Really bizarre dystopian children’s film with hundreds of young boys forced to play piano

There’s a bizarre kids' movie from the 60s (maybe earlier or later) where an evil man has a huge piano that he forces hundreds of young boys to play constantly. I remember a shot of it showing that it ...
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Superheroine and Supervillainess who oppose each other in day time jobs

A long time ago I saw a movie on television about a superheroine and a supervillainess. I do not remember much, but in the superheroine's day job her boss was the supervillainess. And the villainess ...
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Where are these floating eyeball creatures from?

I feel I saw these creatures somewhere (in a movies or a TV series...) but I can't remember a single detail. Can anyone identify what they are? Here's a drawing representation.
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Film about a spacecraft AI trying to breed a new mechanic

This was a film which features a spacecraft that has an AI. There is only one man and one woman in the movie. The man is the only one on the spaceship and he is just there as a mechanic. The AI ...
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Movie: Scientists travel to the future to avoid nuclear war, last surviving one is used as fuel by future humans

My family used to rent a lot of VHS tapes over the school holidays when I was young, and this movie was amongst them, which would make it pre-mid 90's, (possibly 70's or 80's from what I remember of ...
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Movie or TV episode where scientists go through a successively less and less probable set of circumstances to finally make first contact

I am trying to remember the name of a science fiction either movie or episode of a show like Black Mirror. The scenario starts where a group of astronauts is scheduled to blast off from Earth and ...
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Really awful 1970s movie about mercury dumped in a lake that caused monsters to attack

Sometime in the 1970s (I think) I saw a really awful film set in a small town by a lake. The film opened with some people camping out in the woods. One of them was zipped up in a sleeping bag. ...
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80's/90's Show/movie about a telekinetic Alien Cat crash-landed on Earth

When I was just a kid, I remember watching a movie or TV show. I have tried many times to find it but failed. The details are very slim, but I strongly remember that the main character kept talking ...
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Name of a movie where a guy is committed to a hospital because he sees patterns in everything and has to make gestures so that the world doesn't end

I remember this movie that begins with a guy brought to a mental institution by the police because he was doing some weird things in a park. He explains to the doctor that god send him patterns and he ...
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He is a wolf during the night and she is a crow during the day

I’d like to find the title of a movie I saw when I was younger. I remember watching it in the 90’s but it could be older. It’s kind of a love story, I guess, between a man and a woman, but a priest ...
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Romantic movie about a guy trying to find the woman in his dreams by piecing together faces from magazines [closed]

The film is about a love story that starts with: A guy dreaming about the one who will love her and he tries to figure out how she looks like. He starts searching for different shapes of eyes, ...
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Movie about man who is teleported to Mars?

I watched a movie around 8 years ago about a man who came across an old tomb, with some sort of relic that teleported him to Mars. He discovers that he is super strong, as the gravity doesn’t affect ...
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What vintage movie had this blue floating holographic head talking to some kind of military installation?

In the comedic music video SPACE FORCE - The Theme Song there are many clips of vintage scifi films, some of which I recognize. This one however, of a large blue floating holographic head talking to ...
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Film where a preternaturally talented hitman falls in love with a woman with the same skills, but she doesn't know it yet

I watched this within the last five years, I think on Netflix. We get introduced to a hitman who is extremely talented, able to take down multiple targets without getting injured, and dodging shots ...
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Movie where people inhale a child in a field?

On a recent (2021) flight, someone several rows ahead of me was watching a movie on their tablet. I was able to see a few scenes, but not in great detail (because small screen was so far away), and I ...
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What movie has a spaceship with spikes on the front impaling a ship returning to earth?

When I was a kid, during the mid 90's, I once watched the first minutes of a sci-fi movie that scared me quite a bit back then. From what I recall the movie was about a small group of people piloting ...
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Weird 2D animated bug movie, possible lost media

This movie has plagued my mind ever since I’ve seen it. I’ve racked my brain for years trying to remember what it was called. What Is It: 2D Animated Movie What It Is Not: A Bug’s Life or Minuscule: ...
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80s fantasy movie with tiny hunters. One uses a love potion and falls in love with a cat

My memory and google-fu are failing me in trying to remember the name of a fantasy movie from the '80s. The problem is that I can only remember two minor characters. These two characters are tiny ...
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80s 90s movie involving a futuristic society with no crime

I'm looking for a movie. From what I remember, all cars are white and unlocked, as in nobody commits any crime. If you commit a crime, the public chases you with baseball bats. There's something about ...
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Can you name this sci fi film that is similar to The Matrix?

In this movie there are scientists who (spoilers ahead) Hints: I remember this being an older film (70's?); it might have been foreign film possibly with subtitles (not Hollywood); it might have ...
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Movie with a town where it is always night and the protagonist has amnesia

I can't remember the name of this fairly recent movie. The protagonist wakes up in a bath tub without memories. He breaks up with his wife, gets in touch with a "doctor" who claims to be able to help ...
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Older space movie with a half-rotten cyborg prostitute in a vending machine?

All I can remember is that the group of main characters were running and decided to hideout in an abandoned spaceport/mining camp bar. One of them activates a cyborg prostitute "vending machine&...
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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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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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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 Male Playwright Brings Characters into Existence by Speaking into a Recorder

I remember watching a movie in which a playwright has a special recorder that he can speak into to make it reality. For example, he described his image of an ideal woman and the woman walked in ...
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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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Trying to remember a short film about an assembly line AI becoming self-aware

I'm trying to remember the name of a short film I saw a number of years ago. There was a guy who was a supervisor on an assembly line who's coming near the end of his shift, and he gets a message on ...
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