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The Last Starfighter (1984) Video game expert Alex Rogan finds himself transported to another planet after conquering The Last Starfighter video game only to find out it was just a test. He was recruited to join the team of best starfighters to defend their world from the attack.


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The Time Machine (2002), based on the 1895 book by H. G. Wells and the 1960 movie adaptation. Wikipedia's summary (emphasis mine): After a mugger kills his fiancée, Emma, he devotes himself to building a time machine that will allow him to travel back in time to save her... ...Alexander travels to 2030 to discover whether science has been able to ...


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In the book he doesn't run out, he just forgets to take it frequently that night. When Crouch (still appearing to be Moody) is knocked out, Dumbledore says the following. But I think, in the excitement of tonight, our fake Moody might have forgotten to take (the Polyjuice potion) as frequently as he should have done...on the hour...every hour.... We ...


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HorusKol’s answer is correct. However, The Last Starfighter had no character named Zoltar. Similar sounding names that were in the film may be Xur played by Norman Snow or the bounty hunting Zando-Zan. Zoltar was the name of a coin-operated fortune telling machine in Big (1988). Tom Hanks played the lead role of Josh Baskin, aged 12 or 13 at the beginning ...


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This might be the 1987 short "The Price of Life" which I found referenced on the Wikipedia page for "In Time" (2011). I have never heard of this, so I'm just going to quote the Wikipedia summary: The basic premise of the film is that a time account is physically linked to every infant at birth, with death automatic when the balance drops to zero. An ...


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Okay! Going by British older mentor, young man he mentoring, a sibling, and some signs, I thought it sounded a bit like The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper. I know they made a not-very-well-reviewed movie a few years ago that had changed the storyline. As it turned out, The Seeker is the movie decuser was looking for. I can't give you details about the movie ...


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This is The Time Machine, which was released in 2002. A movie of the H.G. Wells book by the same name. From wikipedia: In 1899, Dr. Alexander Hartdegen is an inventor teaching at Columbia University in New York City. Unlike his friend David Philby, Alexander would rather do pure research than work in the world of business. After a mugger kills his ...


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I think the movie that you (and Valorum) are looking for is Poligamy, though it seems you've misremembered a few extraenous details: It's a bit more recent than you thought (2009) and it's Hungarian, not French. From IMDb: Andras, the struggling screenwriter one day wakes up to find his girlfriend replaced by a different girl, who acts like nothing ...


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Possibly the car driven by the character "Centauri" from the movie "The Last Starfighter" Its hard to be sure if it IS a DeLorean, but it looks like it could be a heavily modified one. It is involved in at least one chase scene. The movie is a Cult classic. But the car plays only a minor role in the movie. Usually shown when "Centauri" is on screen.


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You're looking for the Chinese film 'Mars Baby' (AKA 'Mars Is Fine'? I think?) from 2009. It's not on IMDb, but there's some info about it on Chinese websites here and here (and here's the poster). The title in Chinese is 火星没事 (I hope I'm doing this right). It's about a widower who discovers his son is an alien with special powers and everything you ...


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Blood Hunters (2016). I don't think there's anything I can add to this review, which basically matches all your points: The story begins as a mother and junkie Ellie (Lara Gilchrist) falls to the ground outside in front of her house, seemingly passing out; lay there, alone and falling into the darkness. She awakens to find herself in what she believes to ...


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The Questor Tapes 1974 See image below of ears molded to the head. The android was designed and the components were made by Dr. Emil Vaslovik, who mysteriously disappeared. Other scientists assembled the android. But their efforts to decode the programming tape resulted in erasing half the tape. And yes, the robot's job was saving the world. This was ...


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This sounds like the movie Transcendence (2014) starring Johnny Depp and Rebecca Hall. Depp's character is working to create an artificial intelligence, but after he is poisoned by terrorists, Hall's character (his wife) uploads his consciousness into the computer he was developing. Joseph Tagger: Can you prove you're self-aware? Will Caster: That'...


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Could this be the film Ssssss from 1973? While it does have a young man being transformed into a snake, and there is a scene at a freak show as you describe, I don't recall the "romantic" scene in the woods you mention. (But then, I haven't seen the movie in a very long time, either.) From the Wikipedia entry: Dr. Carl Stoner (Martin), a herpetologist, ...


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Possibly the 1970 film Skullduggery, based on a novel by "Vercors" variously titled but in English generally called You Shall Know Them. I haven't seen the movie nor read the novel, but from my memory of having read reviews of both in the past it sounds like a possibility. Someone who has seen the movie can perhaps elaborate. On an expedition in Papua ...


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Could this be The Tomorrow People (1973), specifically the episode "The Medusa Strain: Part 2" which features teleportation, a trip to the tower of London and various hijinks that ensue. As Stephen and Carol discover the world caught in a time-freeze, they hear Peter's telepathic cry for help. Jaunting to the Tower of London, they find Rabowski ...


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Description is really vague... But if we convert "pistols" into "revolvers", then plot matches very well with *The Dark Tower". https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1648190/


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Society (1989) An ordinary teenage boy discovers his family is part of a gruesome orgy cult for the social elite. The girl's body is actually contorted so that the top/bottom halves don't match. Slightly NSFW Image & Video A french version of the scene in question is on youtube. Wikipedia Society is a 1989 ...


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The Gruesome Gray Monster (Finding Colors) (1974) The Gruesome Gray Monster takes all the colors from the world and nobody notices except Kathy. Luckily, the Red escapes and goes with Kathy to the Monster’s gruesome gray castle to get back all the colors. A Coronet release. I found this by Googling educational film colours kidnapped by gray monster which ...


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This is Teenagers from Outer Space (1959): Go to about 1:07:00 in the video.


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Early 2000's. I heard about this in early 2000's and found info about it on Wikipedia. In short he stated that Star Wars was his and that he'd be too old to direct more trilogies and didn't want anyone else making Star Wars movies: In an interview published in the February 1999 issue of Vanity Fair, Lucas said: "When you see it in six parts, you'll ...


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That's Godzilla (2014) and the other creature is a MUTO. This review has other images similar to the ones above:


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The description closely resembles "Starship Groove" music video as part of the Animusic series. Animusic was a series of video DVDs from the early 2000s to early 2010s. They featured 3D animated music videos. Often times of elaborate music machines that plays the song. It was popular to play them school (at least according ...


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Time Masters (1982) (originally titled: Les Maîtres du temps) Piel, a little boy, is left marooned on the planet Perdide after both his parents have been killed by giant hornet-like aliens. Thankfully an emergency transmitter provides him with instantaneous communication with Jaffar, an adventurer who was a friend of his father. This Jaffar convinces the ...


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I googled the phrase "time travel disaster tourist movie" and the second hit is for https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thrill_Seekers_(film) which seems to match your description.


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Could this be Karate-Robo Zaborgar? The basic plot is that there's a loose-cannon cop named Yutaka Daimon who rides around on a motorcycle kicking the living crap out of Sigma, an organization of criminal cyborgs. His secret weapon: his motorcycle, which is actually a transforming robot that knows karate, has a machine gun in its mouth, and shoots remote ...


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I FOUND IT! It was a scene from Dungeons and Dragons 2: The Wrath of the Dragon God. Based on the phenomenally successful role-playing game, Dungeons & Dragons 2 takes you deeper into the dark and fantastical world of this fantasy epic. When the evil sorcerer Damodar braves a perilous whirlwind vortex to steal the elemental black orb he declares a ...


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I've already answered a similar question someplace else, so I might as well put it up here too. This matches all the plot elements of Fuga dal paradiso (AKA Flight\Escape from Paradise), an obscure Italian sci-fi film from 1990. From an IMDb review: [A ]film that takes place sometime in the future after an ecological disaster has occurred. [...] The tale ...


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Probably King of Thorn (2005), adaptation of the 2002 manga Ibara no Ou. Summary of the manga, from MyAnimeList: Two twins, separated by fatal illness and a selective cure. Kasumi and her sister, Shizuku, were infected with the Medusa virus, which slowly turns the victim to stone. There is no cure, but of the two only Kasumi is selected to go into a sort ...


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Though it's a little older than you thought, this sounds very much like The Boy Who Turned Yellow from 1972 about the strange adventure of a British kid: John (Mark Dightam) loses one of his pet mice, Alice, whilst on a school trip to the Tower of London. Upset back in class, he is sent home by his teacher for not paying attention during a lesson on ...


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