Tv/film genre noted for use of physical force by majority of characters against one another to advance plot points.

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Do they really crash super cars in action movies?

Many action movies show super cars (i.e. $200k+) being completely totaled during action. I can imagine that some scenes are not CGI because they look overly natural. I also understand that with a ...
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Looking for a martial arts movie

From what I remember about it: 1980-2000 man saves woman from getting robbed at an ATM man gets recruited by wrestling/ultimate fighting organization man refuses mind-control steroids father of ...
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Ex-convict or cop tries to stop religion based cult

I have been watching this old MGM movie (probably set in 1980's or 90's). It's about this cop/detective (or an ex-convict who was hired as a cop/detective) who tries to stop religion based cult. It's ...
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sci-fi movie from 2010+, probably a blockbuster - involving mutants

I recently watched a sci-fi/action movie and forgot the title... it was probably a blockbuster a recent one (probably after 2010) I cannot remember the main story but it was around people flying in ...
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Girl is drugged and on the run with the protagonist

The protagonist is a secret agent / spy and meets the girl somewhere. The hero is chased by gangs everywhere he lands up and the girl is also targeted by virtue of being with him. Girl goes hysterical ...
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Man who answers a ringing payphone is told about a imminent nuclear attack on North America

Midnight, small diner in a large city, possibly Chicago or New York, an adult male sits and drinks his coffee. A couple others in coffee shop going about their business. He pays for his coffee and ...
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Movie with a bomb triggered by a musical phrase played by an orchestra

I've been trying to recall the title-described movie for days now, and I can't quite place it. It's action/thriller, as I recall, I think with either some mistaken-identity regarding the main ...
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80s TV action series about an “electric man”

I'm looking for an 80s tv-series. The main character was some kind of superhero-ish. He had a blue sparkling/glowing body, and he "healed" himself with electricity. He had a "sidekick" who was a star ...
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In one episode of this cartoon series some copying slime appeared with a real creepy scene

I watched this episode around ten to fifteen years ago in Germany. I'd describe the cartoon style as classical American. I think the setting in this specific episode is partly at a military base. ...
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Movie about a girl taking revenge for the death of her parents

I remember pretty well that I have seen a movie like this on television. American, extremely well produced. Should be between 2005 and 2012. A woman, hot and confident, tries to take revenge on a ...
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What was this movie with a real-life Assassin game?

I saw part of this film on television long ago; probably in the late 1970s. It was a live-action, action-genre film in which the protagonist participated in an international game like ...
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Villain tracks henchmen chasing hero through a maze/labyrinth

I'm trying to ID a movie that I had caught the end of as a child. The specific scenes that I remember are a cat-and-mouse exchange between the protagonist and a couple of henchmen in a giant, ...
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An “older” movie about a man stealing a dead man's identity

All I remember about the movie is that a man in a hotel in Africa (I think) takes the identity of a man that he finds dead next door. The man doesn't realize that people are looking for the man whose ...
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Female lead learns martial arts from an android

Looking for an older most likely 1990's science fiction movie that has a female lead who learns martial arts from an android. I remember the movie was set in post apocalyptic world and had a bit of a ...
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Underground fist fighting, alienated brothers

Can someone please help me identify this? I hope to be able to provide sufficiently detailed information about this movie I'm looking for (I'm guessing it's a psychological drama). I have been trying ...
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Movie where the bad guy fools police into shooting at hostages

I'm looking for the name of an action/thriller movie where the bad guy performs a bank robbery (or some other heist), then escapes by dressing up hostages as hostage-takers and fooling the police into ...
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Cant figure out the name of a sci-fi prisoner transport movie

Ok, this is really bugging me, it was a movie maybe in the 90's, there was a fururistic complex, or city within a very large wall, on the outside of that wall there was desert I believe. A man got ...
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Nick Nolte or Gary Busey lookalike who lives in a warehouse and is a bounty hunter

This movie starts out with a convenience store being robbed in a desert setting. This bounty hunter(a Nolte or Busey lookalike) comes in and shoots the store up with a sawed off shot gun. I believe he ...
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Movie set in scotland or somewhere up north

I am trying to find the title of a film I watched a few years back but never caught the ending. It was set in Scotland or somewhere up north. One of the opening scenes is a young boy being woken up by ...
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Please help me identify an old movie about parallel worlds adventure

When I was little, I saw an old movie that's still obsessing me now. The language is not English, so it's difficult for me to identify the movie. It is about a married man. His current life is ...
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Identify this Dirty Dozen-like Italian (?) movie

I have bought a VHS of the Italian movie Fuoco incrociato (AKA Cross Mission) and although the movie was OK, I was more intrigued by the plot on the back of the VHS cover. It seems that there has been ...
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Help identifying a sniper movie

The opening scene is set in the Balkans where two American (?) snipers are staking out a bombed-out building where hostages are being held. A third guy shows up, kills the snipers, the ...
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Cop partner supposedly dies, yet is alive and the bad guy

Movie where there is a cop partnership, and they are trying to find the bad guy who has files or paperwork, something like that. One of the partners "dies" and the other one continues to look for the ...
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Has the length of action scenes changed over time?

It could just be me getting older but I feel like action movies these days have action scenes that just go on for an eternity. (I don't know what's wrong with me but sometimes I just want the ...
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Identify this alien invasion movie with invisible aliens

There was a movie that came out about 1-3 years ago at most that was about an alien race that invaded Earth and they hid in plain sight, and would literally snuff people right out of thin air. I think ...
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TV villain armed missiles with open source

Help me recognize a tv-series or a movie, AND an open sourced project: The tv-series (or a movie) had a villain hacking a missile system of some sort. The program code was briefly shown on-screen, ...
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Group of assassins that is trying to kill each other until one is left

I don't remember very much of the movie, but here is some: There is a group of assassins that is trying to kill each other till one is left. I think there is a "event" like this every year. Film is ...
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German movie about female assassin who frames a man

The movie takes place in Germany, they visit Cologne. The movie was filmed probably around 2005 or 2006. The killer is a woman with long dark hair and uses a bow and arrow at some point. She's a good ...
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Movie about a former bounty hunter who is threatened by his previous employers

In this film from ~10 years ago, an ordinary guy works as a bartender in a diner. One day the diner gets raided by some robbers and our bartender neutralize them professionally. This accident gets ...
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An early 2000's action movie set in wilderness

Genre: Action, martial arts Language: English (US, 95% sure) Movie seen in between: 2000 - 2004 Aired on: Star Movies (India) Characters description: Three characters who play major roles in the ...
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Looking for title of 80's thriller

I remember watching some probably R rated movie in the mid 80's when I was 6 or 7 on HBO but don't know the name of it. Here is all I can remember: Bad guys are chasing some small boy (maybe 11 or ...
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Looking for a movie between 2005 and 2010 about a betrayed FBI agent

Looking for a movie where an FBI agent is betrayed. For some reason (he gets a note that he has to be there for a conversation, but no one shows up) the agent sits in a (I thought Irish or Italian) ...
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Whats the name of this 2000's action movie set in the U.K.?

I was with my friend while he was getting a tattoo in 2011, there was a movie playing in the background that I was able to watch some of and I've never found an info on the title. I only caught bits ...
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Help find funny ninja movie (Or was it Chips on TV?)

Some rocket was on an island about to be launched by terrorists to the mainland? I think there were hostages? A team of ninja hit the island, American I think, male&female black&white. One ...
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Can't think of movie name from trailer I saw

I saw a movie trailer on iTunes nearly 2 years ago and all I can vaguely remember is that it showed a guy falling through a roof (or maybe a window?) and he landed in someone's city apartment pretty ...
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A kinda sci-fi and action movie where some people have barcodes in their eyes

So, I watched this movie while on a bus. I think it is kinda new based on its vfx. These are some stuff I remembered: The protagonists are two guys, one is red-haired, white-skinned, and the other ...
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A seemingly late 80's or early 90's action thriller featuring a lot of melee weapon fighting scenes

It seems like a late 80's or early 90's movie. I watched it many years ago without knowing the title and any name of actors or actresses. The story is about a man was badly wounded but survived after ...
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Which American film directed by Alfred Hitchcock shows a scene filmed in Mount Rushmore?

I must have seen this film about 50 years ago when I was a little boy. There's a lot of action, and Mount Rushmore. That's all I can remember.
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Title of an action movie from late 80s, early 90s where Soviet is invading USA

The little I remember is that the USSR is invading the USA and we are following a group of students/children. They might have hid in the mountains, and I think there was a scene in a school. The group ...
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Can't recall this action movie against aliens

I'm currently looking for the name of a movie, where it was war with a lot of aliens, and a war commander (I guess) was enrolled to fight. But when dying on the battlefield, some "alien juice" got ...
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Movie where a nude woman escapes from the fbi in her room

There is a movie where this scene happens: a woman is sitting on a chair naked who is going to dress herself before the fbi arrests her. She seduces the policemen while dressing herself. Then, she ...
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Movie about a guy who stays at a family lying about know their dead soldier son

So here's what I remember: The movie's about a guy,who took part in some government experiments, and now he's a killing machine. He arrives at a family's house, and says he knew their son in the ...
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An war movie about undercover troops destroying enemy base by attaching special signs for missile

I think the name of the movie was blah blah - man. paint man? idk... imdb won't come up with the title paint man. The main character was an African-american soldier who is way better in attaching the ...
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A man wins the jackpot at a slot machine

So I remember watching this movie a couple of years back on my laptop, it involves a man who is chased by someone (I think) and enters a casino in which he has a earpiece and the person tells him to ...
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Movie I saw in the 1970s with corrupt sheriff after a man and woman

Movie I saw in the 1970s on TV. It could have been a TV movie, but I doubt it. It was about a nasty and corrupt sheriff after a man and woman. I don't remember why. He kills one of their friends by ...
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Movie about escaping a cryosleep prison

I think it's a drama/action movie from the 90's; it was on tv when I was a child. It's not Demolition Man, but it's similar. So, the plot twist: In the future a man (I think he was a cop) goes to ...
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Gold hijacking movie from the 1990's

I remember watching in 1998 this movie about a gold hijacking operation set in rural towns (maybe in Alaska, Canada or the Northwestern US or another place possibly). Some terrorists who included one ...
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A weekend of survival in Chicago in an RV

A couple of buddies are heading outta town without the wives. They rent an RV for the weekend and load up. They end up getting lost in the bad part of town and spend the whole night trying to escape ...
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French movie with a Russian roulette climax

I'm looking for an old (40s - 50s) French medieval adventure movie. I think the main hero is Jean Marais but recently I began to doubt this, because I haven't found anything similar in his ...
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Probably a 90s/or early 2000's movie

i really don't remember much about this movie because i saw it about 12-13 years ago when i was a kid sitting in a bar with my father who was drinking beer :-) this is a Hollywood movie(pretty ...