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Eating and toilet taboos are reversed

Can anyone identify a (possibly French) film where the cultural taboos about going to the toilet and eating (not at the same time!) are reversed? I remember seeing a scene with someone knocking on a ...
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Boy sent to a mental asylum for teenagers where he falls in love

I watched one movie when I was a boy, around 18 years ago maybe and I did not know the name nor the name of any actor, even worse it is not a popular movie. I am asking here because years of googling ...
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A girl lost in a strange animated city

From what I recall, a girl who is about twenty years old finds herself in a strange and gloomy stop-frame animated city. A very distinct scene, which should identify the film, involves the girl ...
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Man's wife turns back into a monster when he talks about it

I'd say it's a movie from the 80's or 90's. At one point the main character sees a monster in the street (I'd say at night, in an alley). It's quite a big monster and the monster can talk. They ...
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Movie about a toy factory and war toys?

I'm looking for a movie about a toy factory. From what I remember, it was about competing sides making toys - one side made violent war toys and the others made nice friendly ones. The makers of the ...
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A hitman falls in love with a victim girl

I have seen this movie when I was very young (11 or 12). I am 19 now and I want to know the name of this movie. The movie is obviously produced before the 2000. Genre: Drama. Seen on television. ...
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966 views

Stop-motion animation about a conductor with a large moustache

I don't have a whole lot to go on here, but I am trying to identify a very old children's VHS. I would have seen the VHS in the very early 90's, but I believe the actual short films were from the 50's ...
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What is the name of this movie with (intelligent?) ants?

I try to remember a movie I saw long time ago on TV. It must be at the beginning of the 90s, possibly the end of the 80s. The movie might be older though. It was something about a scientist ...
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839 views

Man pays woman's fare on a bus and falls in love

I once saw a movie about a man who pays the fare of a woman on a bus. From there he falls in love with the girl. They then become friends, and indulge in many acts of sexual fetish in their ...
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Woman mistakenly orders a hit on herself

It was a live action film set in the US. I saw the first part of it about 25 years ago on TV. I only saw the first part and am keen to watch the whole thing. The below scenes are all from the first ...
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713 views

What ('70s cop?) movie is this from?

Can you identify this film? You can hear him say "...just what..." at ~0:57 in this clip. I guess he's a policeman in a '70s film, and there's a "LT. V..." on the office door window, must be some ...
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Man sent many times to the past to find a train bomber

A man is sent back to the past so many times to find a man who puts a bomb in the train. The train actually explodes but the man's brain which is still functional was used by some officials to find ...
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A guy and a girl become colorful in a black and white world

As the title suggests the movie is black and white but two actors become colored in the b&w world. One of them accepts this but the other (the girl) begins to wear grey makeup to hide the fact ...
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Special sunglasses that enable you to see aliens

The main character finds special sunglasses that, somehow, show the reality as it is: rich people are actually aliens that took over the Earth (or are trying, I don't remember). I think this was ...
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Kids that build some sort of space craft

This movie was about a bunch of kids that were building a type of space ship and they built something that projected a bubble around their craft and this bubble allowed them to travel great distances ...
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Japanese movie about young man living in “blind spot”

There is a Japanese movie stuck in my head: It's about a young man, who delivers flyers (coupons, advertising maybe?) around the city, and he sometimes breaks into flats and houses that he can see ...
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An Animated Short Film About Horses Living In Heaven

A long time ago (about 16 years ago) I watched a large portion of an animated short film. Thinking about it now, I'm not sure it was suitable for an audience of 6-8 year olds. I still have some very ...
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Man is recruited to talk to a captured alien

I need a real movie-buff on this one. I'm looking for movie which concerns a man who is recruited to try and talk to a captured alien. Now this is where things are getting a little hazy so I'll just ...
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Spy movie\thriller with stakeout van and laser beam?

I'm looking for the title of a movie I've seen in the 80s or early 90s. But all I remember of it are the following sequences: There was some sort of laser beam or beacon at night. A man and a ...
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Girl looks into mirror, sees demon swimming towards her

I remember watching parts of a movie on tv some years ago. I missed the beginning, and saw some parts from the middle and the end. I didn't really understand what was happening, but I can provide some ...
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Hollywood movie where a person takes different roles but escapes most of time

I read about a hollywood movie where the plot goes on similar to this. A person takes different roles (pilot, banker, etc., ) and cheats continuously but escapes most of the time. He starts cheating ...
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Fake German postwar hospital to trick allied soldier into revealing secrets

I would like to identify a probable 70's movie about a captured allied soldier. The German captors set up a fake hospital away from the city, complete with ingenious and very convincing details. The ...
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Movie about a guy who receives a mysterious list of all his girlfriends, past and future

I watched a movie a few years ago, and now can't remember the title. The main character received a mysterious email at work containing a list of every woman he had, or would have sex with--past and ...
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Girl Becomes Captain of College Team Her Mother Captained

I have seen a movie 2-3 weeks ago and I do not know the title. I even forgot to check for the title. I do not know the name of any actor, but I remember the plot. So, the movie talks about a girl, ...
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Does the movie featured in this Mike and the Mechanics music video exist?

In the 1980s Genesis spin off group "Mike and the Mechanics" released a song called, "Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground)." The video (a copy on youtube) is the subject of a question I've been trying ...
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Elderly couple manipulate people in order to steal their bodies

I have once seen a movie (or a TV episode, but probably not) with the following plot: In the beginning, a reporter is making a story on immortality and does interview with a an elderly couple who ...
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Spirit of murdered waitress seeks revenge

This horror movie was probably released around the same time as Titanic, but not very sure. A young waitress was serving in a bar/night club and some drunk men put her on the table and asked her to ...
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Strange movie with a hand going through a meat grinder, but it didn't actually happen

My uncle once rented a strange movie for my cousin and me to watch. It was entirely not appropriate for our age, and we talk to this day about how weird it was. We saw it probably 20-25 years ago, and ...
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Does anyone know which movie has a clever retort about “Good Day / Good morning”?

I have read many books and watched many movies, and I just thought of a specific retort that a character made, possibly in the Harry Potter movies (I want to say this was Dumbledore), to being bid ...
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Town infested with alien parasites causing people to lose their teeth

I saw this movie a long time ago. The action takes places in a small town as far as I can remember. The people there get "infested" with some sort of parasite and they start losing their teeth. I only ...
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Movie where automated house creates personality and falls in love with the father of a family, watches them and tries to kill them

Movie I remember is about a programmer guy who created this house, completely automated who made food, turned in water for all the house, talked with a woman's voice and practically had a personality ...
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What is this recent movie about family secrets?

This should be easy for someone to remember. It was possibly made in 2009-2010, set in an isolated seaside town in New York. The wife thinks her husband is cheating on her but he's really taking ...
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Kids that fight troll-like monsters with water guns filled with milk?

I remember watching this kids movie where they are being attacked by some sort of trollish type monsters/creatures and they could only be defeated by using water guns filled with milk to shoot them ...
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Deaf girl finds a dog and trains him to be a service dog

I saw this movie about 10-15 years ago. It is a movie about a deaf girl. One day she walks across the street and doesn't hear a car comming and an ownerless dog saves her life. She takes the dog ...
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What is the name of this movie about a secret group of freaks/monsters

I'm looking for the title of this movie I watched years ago set in modern times where the hero comes across this society of monsters (mutated people with strange powers) living underground in secret. ...
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Christmassy movie about a rat in a toy store

I suddenly remembered seeing a movie on T.V. when I was a kid. I have no idea what the story was about, but I remember the following things: was animated in a very distinct non-Disney style (unlike ...
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Astronaut rescues corrupted wife from hell

It was a live action film set in the US, I saw it about 20 years ago on TV. I do not recall anyone famous being in it. I think the family moved to a new place somewhere in the US. The leading ...
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920 views

Apprentice magician kidnaps people to turn them into human-shaped building blocks

I have a memory of watching a movie on TV when I was a kid. I wasn't familiar with anime at the time, but looking back I believe it was anime. I would have watched it sometime between 1982 and 1986 on ...
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Strange creatures crawl out of the house's fireplace and attack the inhabitants

Approximately 30 years ago, I watched a horror movie which I have been trying to identify for years. The problem is that after so many years I don't remember a lot about the movie and the only things ...
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A sci-fi prison where you don't age

A sci-fi prison where you don't age The main character is male, he gets sent to prison (unsure if he committed the crime) He keeps trying to escape, earning the nickname slider The walls are like ...
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Son secretly records family for internet show

I am stuck trying to find this movie, here is what I remember of it: Basically, there is a family, the son in the family for whatever reason secretly sets up hidden cameras all around the house, and ...
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Abstract art snuck into Disney film?

I remember reading an article about one of the animators or layout artists on a Disney animated film sneaking in one of their own original abstract paintings into a frame. I thought it was Bill ...
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Crew try to make contact with an intelligent storm

I'm trying to find a movie I saw in the late 1990s in Russian language, but it was definitely originally in English. The plot of this movie is very like Solaris, but it is not the one released in ...
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A film about a boy and his big idea for society?

This is what I remember: A boy, living on a farm or so, tells someone, could've been the postman, about his idea, his big idea for society and the world. It's about being good, sharing or something ...
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Movie about a kid with a terrible illness (with many phases of body function losses)

I've been looking for this movie about a boy who gets a rare illness. This illness starts when the boy is between 5-9 years old and is based on a real person's story. The illness has many symptoms ...
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A cartoon about two men in top hats chasing after a girl in distress

I remember watching a movie on Cartoon Network as a child with two men in top hats chasing after a girl in these very colorful, very vivid scenes. The only characters are the two men in top hats, the ...
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Scientist assembles a robot which is a duplicate of himself

I don't remember much apart from that. A scientist, not good at human relations, makes a robot that is his exact duplicate with the plan of sending it into space for a long trip. The robot through the ...
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Reality show in secluded house in the woods, contestants are kidnapped, at the end it was all a prank

Trying to recall of a movie I saw around 2005-2007 (movie date might be around this time as well), one of those "group of young people go to a house in the woods, away from the city". But this one ...
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Man washes up on a beach without memory

I'm looking for the name of a movie I vaguely remember watching around 1997. The plot was about a man being washed up on a beach with memory loss. He's taken in by a woman who is a psychology ...
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Post apocalyptic movie with people living underground

I can not remember the movie title, but I am trying to find it for maybe 2 years. I am remembering only few scenes, could you please help me? The scenes are these, or so: It is a post apocalyptic ...