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Futuristic show/film about an empire and rebels where the empire rigs a rebel to explode

This is a very close match to the Blake's 7 Episode "Traitor". It does feature "imperial" type officers interrogating a rebel and after said rebel is sent on his way the "...
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Anime movie with a sick guy who was able to kill vampires by glowing and emitting beams of light

Is this maybe the movie Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust? There are a band of sibling vamp hunters and one is sickly and in a hospital bed, named Grove. He unleashes his light beams and dies soon after. ...
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Looking for name of a B-grade apocalyptic / (sort of) comedy movie set in a bunker where everyone is partying and dying of radiation poisoning

Is this Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em (1988)...? When a nuclear war hits Melbourne, Australia, we find that there's more than one way to survive in the fallout - why sit around wasting what air's left ...
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A 90s (maybe) made-for-TV movie (maybe) about a group of trainees on a spaceship. There is some kind of emergency and all experienced officers die

This sounds like Star Command (also known as In the Fold). Quotations below are from the linked Wikipedia article's plot summary. A 90s (maybe) made-for-TV movie (maybe)... Star Command (secondary ...
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A 90s (maybe) made-for-TV movie (maybe) about a group of trainees on a spaceship. There is some kind of emergency and all experienced officers die

Is this Earth Star Voyager (1988)...? From TV Tropes: Earth☆Star Voyager is a Pilot Movie that originally aired as a 2-part miniseries on ABC's The Disney Sunday Movie in January 1988. It focuses on ...
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Film/series involving a rich/poor divide and a guy and a girl who fall for one another

It is Downsizing with Matt Damon. In this movie people can pay to be shrunk to a tiny size. The very wealthy live in one area. And all of the staff of the community live in another. Paul and Audrey ...
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Pre-90's (?) Sinbad-like fantasy movie with an invisible monster in a Roman-like arena

This is Captain Sindbad (1963). To marry Princess Jana, Captain Sindbad must battle deadly obstacles and fight El Kerim, the evil ruler who also wants to marry the princess. Near the start of the ...
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Fantasy movie from the late 70s or early 80s in which an assassin kills a king in his tent

This is the TV-movie, The Archer: Fugitive from the Empire (1981). The hero is given his mentor's bow (the Heartbow) which chooses its new owner when passed on. It fires arrows that blow up like ...
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Sci-fi movie - men in a bar in a small town, trapped by an alien

This is Phantoms (1998). In the peaceful town of Snowfield, Colorado something evil has wiped out the community. And now, its up to a group of people to stop it, or at least get out of Snowfield ...
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Old animated film with flying creatures born from a pod

Is this Les Maîtres du temps (1982) AKA The Masters of Time...? Les Maîtres du temps (lit. The Masters of Time, a.k.a. Time Masters; Herrscher der Zeit in German; Az idő urai in Hungarian) is a 1982 ...
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Science fiction movie with one or more aliens on Earth and a puppet of a monster that can turn into an actual monster

This is Visitors from the Arkana Galaxy (1981). The motif is a story-within-a-story. Notably the alien family's child has a toy which becomes a gigantic monster. As the city finds out about the ...
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Horror movie about people getting a radio message they don’t understand

This is John Carpenter's Prince of Darkness (1987), a religious horror film with a sci-fi twist. A group of graduate students and scientists uncover an ancient canister in an abandoned church, but ...
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50s or 60s sci-fi movie featuring scientists who learn to operate an abandoned flying saucer

The Bamboo Saucer from 1968? From Wikipedia: The Bamboo Saucer is an independently made 1968 Cold War science fiction film drama about competing American and Russian teams that discover a flying ...
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Movie with a snake-like monster escaping from a borehole in Antarctica?

This is New Alcatraz (2001), AKA Boa. As a result of a drilling accident, a giant man-eating boa constrictor is released into a maximum security prison in Antarctica. The film is mostly set within a ...
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Trying to find an animated film that told the story of King Arthur

Maybe Quest for Camelot? Set in a Celtic mythology, Sir Lionel is a knight of the Round Table, who is killed foiling an assassination attempt on King Arthur by the evil Lord Ruber, who is then driven ...
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Looking for a scifi movie probably 80's. Ends with a shepherd boy falling into an earthquake ravine but becoming a council member of the universe

You might be thinking of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century - The Guardians (Season 2, Episode 3, 1981). This review offers a synopsis Buck is discouraged that his lame-one couldn't be who they seek. An ...
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Film or TV movie involving an elderly lady who raises her cane into the air and transforms into an alien

This is the Australian made-for-TV movie The Distant Home (1992). The Harrison give birth to twins, Bobby and Sally Harrison. As time goes by and Sally suffers from a terrible accident, she is taken ...
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Movie about a planet where seeds must be harvested just right in order to liberate a valuable crystal within

This is Prospect (2018). The film, written and directed by Zeek Earl and Chris Caldwell, features a teenage girl named Cee (Thatcher) and her father Damon (Duplass) who land on a poisonous forest ...
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Fantasy movie involving a wizard who made a tree disappear and reappear, and two friends who were separated then reunited after 15 years

Not sure if this is it, but it does sound similar in parts to the 2006 film The Illusionist: Eisenheim was born Eduard Abramovich, the son of a carpenter, and became interested in magic. He fell in ...
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2018 movie where everyone has chips in their brains and a cop used the chip to see what a suspect could see

Is this Anon (2018)...? In a world without anonymity or crime, a detective meets a woman who threatens their security. The film is set in a near-future society where everyone is required to have an ...
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Movie in which some teenagers (or two) were able to time travel by inserting a chip into their wrist

This is Everywhen (2013). Everywhen is when everything happens at the same time. In the year of 2077 a large count of the worlds population, 3 billion, suddenly disappears. Did they all go to a ...
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Old horror movie about a ship and the end of the world

It is possible the movie was Quatermass and the PIt or Five Million Years to Earth (1967), based on the British television serial Quatermass and the Pit 22 December 1958 to 26 Janaury 1959. https://en....
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A good movie that featured a row of toilets that the seats flipped up on command

I believe it is the movie "No Time for Sargeants" the Toilet salute. However, I agree there is no sci-fi or fantasy element to it.
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Black and white movie about a fog that kills a seaside town

Could she be thinking of Tower of Evil (1972)? I watched it on a Saturday afternoon with my mother in the 1970s. I think this is the movie she remembers. A group of experienced archeologists are ...
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Elderly woman waving her cane in the air to transform into an alien in a made for TV movie from the 90s

Could this be the Australian made-for-TV movie The Distant Home (1992)? It was identified in the linked question by user Rodimus. The Harrison give birth to twins, Bobby and Sally Harrison. As time ...
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Live-action/CGI battlemech movie from before 2005

Is it possible that you're remembering the Hypernauts TV show? Due to its lineage, Hypernauts featured relatively detailed designs of its technology and its aliens, as well as a fairly intricate plot,...
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Old animated movie with boy that has adventures in VR-like environments, using a pod in a science lab

We used to rent this show a lot, had to do some digging, but I think this is it: Adventures in Odyssey - Someone to Watch Over Me. Dylan and Jesse's adventure in the Yucatan jungle ends abruptly when ...
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Old children's film or tv special where man has a magic bucket of paint?

It could be The magical voice of Gelsomino, from 1977. The film is based on the book of Italian writer Gianni Rodari "Gelsomino in the Country of Liars". Plot (wiki) Wandering around the ...
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