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This sounds like it could be Rollerball, a 1975 science fiction film starring James Caan. Although it is most famous for the violent sporting scenes, it did include a passage where after a party a group of drunken guests staggered outside and set trees on fire using some kind of futuristic gun. From the DVD commentary : "Here is a scene where I wanted ...


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Doctor Who Season 10 episode 2 "Smile" The Doctor brings Bill to a future human colony, where cute EmojiBots work as willing servants and make sure everybody's happy, but if they're not happy, they're harvested.


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That's not a lot of detail to go on, but my first thought is that it is the 1994 mini-series adaptation of Stephen King's The Stand. The "devil" is Randall Flagg, a mysterious man in black who leads one side of the moral war taking place after a great plague destroyed most of the world's population. Most of the time Flagg appears normal, but does ...


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This is Mr. Right starring Anna Kendrick and Sam Rockwell. The knife juggling happens in her kitchen. The special ability they seem to have is the ability to read the flow of motion in the world around them, and go with it. Ex-CIA agent and ex-mercenary Francis Munch (Rockwell) kills those who try to hire him. On his way out from such a kill, a team ...


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Could this be Laputa: Castle in the Sky? Floating islands, check. Robot giving someone a flower, check.


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Pretty sure this is Teenage Monster (1958). In a 19th century town in the American Southwest, young Charlie Cannon sees a meteorite crash in the desert. While exploring the crash site, he is exposed to mysterious rays emanating from the meteorite that cause him to begin aging rapidly. His mother, a gold prospector named Ruth, hides him and the town believes ...


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Might this be The Man with Rain in His Shoes AKA Twice Upon a Yesterday (1998)...? Victor (Henshall) is an actor in London who is desperate to stop his ex-girlfriend, Sylvia (Headey), to whom he was unfaithful, from marrying another man. After meeting two mysterious dustmen, he is given the chance to travel back in time and relive his romance. However, he ...


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Laputa: Castle in the Sky has a floating island which is the home to some ancient rather large robots many of which are covered in moss. In one scene a robot presents the main character with a flower


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You may be thinking of the 2008 film Eagle Eye. It has a man and a woman being manipulated by the AI, with the woman trying to save her son, but otherwise it matches. In January 2009, Stanford University dropout Jerry Shaw learns that his identical twin brother Ethan, an officer in the U.S. Air Force, has been killed. Following the funeral, Jerry is ...


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The scene (#3) containing Richard Dreyfuss and Bill Murray is from the film What About Bob? The scene (#4) with Sir Anthony Hopkins and Dame Emma Thompson is from The Remains of the Day You may want to note that the scene (#5) with Thomas F. Wilson is from Back to the Future Part II, not Back to the Future. The scene (#6) where Samuel L. Jackson is ...


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Two rooms were cut: The Troll Nothing happens in this room as the troll has already been defeated. It serves no purpose to plot or character, and would require some dull explanation of why it's there and what happened. The Potions This was apparently cut for time or pacing late in production, and appears as a deleted scene. As this was cut, Hermione cannot ...


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Vampires, kids, and a model of the town seems like Lost Boys to me. Released in 1987, it would have been on TV or pay TV by the early 1990s. The protagonists are two (I think?) young teen boys; one of the vampires (after a bit) is the big brother of one of the boys. Set in the fictional Santa Carla (California, judging by terrain and climate), the "...


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Sounds like an episode of Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories, in particular Season 1 Episode 2 'The Main Attraction' From the Wikipedia synopsis A high school jock (Scott Clough) up for Prom King and feeling too cool for a girl (Lisa Jane Persky) develops a "magnetic" personality following a meteor shower.


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Could be Eagle Eye. Made in 2008 which fits. The computer (ARIIA) is a black sphere, and can tap into any networked camera, phone, or other device to observe the protagonists or take action. The plot summary mentions it using a crane, although I don't recall the specific scene. The female FBI agent (Rrachel Monaghan) has a son - finding him is a plot point - ...


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Made an account just to answer this! It's called 2019, After the Fall of New York Love this movie. It's got Snake Plisskin lite in a Children of Men story with a Sleeping Beauty. A little vehicular warfare for good measure. I highly recommend Salute Of The Juggers just because I love that post-apoc flick too. Trailer Intro ...


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This might be G.I. Samurai (1979), also titled I Want To (original title, per IMDb is Sengoku jieitai). The plot description on Wikipedia says: During a defensing exercise, a wildly mixed group of Japanese SDF members with a tank, an APC, a patrol boat and a helicopter suddenly find themselves stranded 400 years in the past and under attack by samurai ...


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I think this is Space Chimps from 2008. Zartog is the big green villain who freezes those who displease him by dipping them in Freznar and turning them into statues. From Alien wiki After the unmanned NASA space probe Infinity is pulled into a wormhole, it lands on a planet called Malgor, and is discovered by Zartog, a grumpy and wicked alien who likes to ...


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This a compilation answer of all the comments above with a few of my own thoughts. First, The Hobbit states clearly in Chapter 1: Instead, it was a very old-looking Dwarf on the step with a white beard and a scarlet hood... And "Balin at your service!" he said with a hand on his breast. Balin, while technically being younger than Thorin, Balin ...


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Answer (Dune 2000) has been given in the comments.


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That's the 2007 film, The Messengers. When the Solomons trade in the craziness of big-city life for the quiet of a North Dakota farm, little do they expect the nightmare that follows. Soon after arriving, teenage Jess (Kristen Stewart) and her younger brother see terrifying apparitions and endure attacks from a supernatural source. Jess must warn her ...


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Possibly My Best Friend Is A Vampire? It came out in 1987, involves kids, has a dream sequence with a "shower scene" with (shower, not window) curtains... can't remember if there was a model of the town in it or not though.


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Might this be KL Zombi (2013)...? Tells the tale of slacker, Nipis who becomes a reluctant hero when a zombie outbreak robs him of the only life he knows. It's a Malaysian film, and the opening scene does match your description, with a group of friends meeting up on an elevated spot near a parked car, and one of them getting bitten by what was presumably ...


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Could this be Prey (1977)? Alien arrives naked - Check. Turns into a dog to evade police - Check. Scene where alien resists being kissed - Check. A deadly shape-shifting alien infiltrates a country house occupied by two lesbians, and proceeds to study their behaviour, for a sinister purpose.


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This sounds like a possible match for "Amanda and the Alien", a made-for-cable movie that aired on Showtime in 1995, and more recently on Rifftrax in 2020. (I highly recommend you pick the Rifftrax version if you're gonna watch this thing...) Most points match your description fairly closely: "two friends find a (naked) guy who turns out to be ...


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My guess is Parasyte: Part 1. @ConMan points out rightly though that it came out in 2014, so it doesn't meet the criteria of being an early 2000s movie. Mysterious aliens called "Parasites" suddenly begin their invasion when some of them infect humans by entering their brain. One of them attempts to enter the brain of high school student Shinichi ...


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I wonder if it was Fright Night (1985). It's been a while since I've seen it, but: There are definitely vampires The main characters are high school age but look pretty young A large plot point of the movie includes looking through the neighbor's window. I think this gets a bit NSFW, but if you YouTube "Fright Night Window," you'll see that it ...


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Could this be Toward the Terra? The story takes place in the distant future sometime after the 31st millennium where humanity exists under the rule of the political order controlled by supercomputers known as Superior Dominance and the carefully selected humans known as the Members Elite. Centuries before the story begins, the human race came to the ...


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I think for a lack of better words, this was an in-movie red herring. There are not one but two scenes where we get the red herring. The entering of the great hall, and when the Goblet of Fire chooses Harry, we get a close-up on Igor's face. It's entirely possible that it was Barty Crouch Jr. disguised as Igor to Harry's name in. Ever since I saw GoF, I ...


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I-Man, a failed TV pilot run on The Disney Sunday Movie. When a man is exposed to an alien gas, he acquires the ability to heal instantly and survive any injury or toxin. The ending has the main character, played by Scott Bakula, driving a bomb in the back of a semi tractor trailer into the ocean. Found with a search for science fiction film sunlight ...


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Found this going down my own rabbit hole. Mine was Circuitry Man (1990) which apparently has a sequel. Can't say if either is your answer, but maybe it will be for the next guy, and maybe they'll know. The titular circuitry man and the main antagonist are cyborg types who can jack-in to vehicles to operate them and remotely use weapons. Each has a blonde ...


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