A broad genre of fiction and movies exploring imaginary but non-supernatural ideas. To be used on ID-questions or questions pertaining to the genre of science-fiction in general, not for questions about individual movies.

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What movie mentions that table salt is banned in the future?

I think it was a woman who said this to a man and the genre on the film was sci fi/futuristic. I thought it was Minority Report, but can't confirm that. Charlize Theron and Bruce Willis come to ...
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Old japanese sci-fi about heros who crash lands alien ship on duplicate earth

Japanese sci-fi from 1970-1990. An alien is trying to reach earth but a group of heroes created or duplicated a fake earth to crash land into. The alien had a flat or disc like head. He had more than ...
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What old 50's or 60's Sci Fi movie is this scene from?

I remember watching an old Sci Fi movie scene where some guy is stumbling down a staircase going around one of those big spherical gas storage tanks (like at a refinery). His hand was on the tank as ...
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What format would Lucy's knowledge be saved as?

Nearing the end of Luc's sci-fi film Lucy, she says, "I'll download my knowledge...". Then, at the very end, her knowledge is saved to a hard drive. My question is, what format would it be in, and how ...
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80s sci-fi movie with “tank men”?

I vaguely recall seeing a movie in the 80s (which I assume was made in the 80s) and can't find any information about it. There were two "tank men" - they had the torsos and heads of men, but with ...
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What is this 80's or 90's A.I. car movie?

Okay I watched this when I was quite young, it was on VHS so pretty much late 80's early 90's. It is about this scientist that builds an artificially intelligent car. The car at the beginning is a ...
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A guy controls his friend's mind and makes him fall off the terrace

Made in: Before 2000's (most probably) Watched in: Beginning of 2000's Only scene remembered: There is a party going on at a patio/terrace or a penthouse. There is a guy who has a super power that ...
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Strange comedy involving aliens in a town

I'm looking for a comedy movie which is a little bit strange. I don't have too much details. It's about aliens, looking like bloody balls, that arrive to a town. In one of the strangest scenes, ...
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Sci-fi movie in which life expectancy of a child is determined at birth

The only scene I remember from this movie is that a woman gives birth to a child in a somewhat futuristic looking hospital. Once the baby is out a nurse holds a small hand-held device up to the baby, ...
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Sci-Fi movie where woman flies a ship through a star

My best guess is that this is an 80s or early 90s film. It could be earlier than the 80s, but definitely no later than the early 90s. All I can recall from the movie was that there was a very intense ...
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Help identifying a post-apocalyptic movie with a monster

The movie must be from the 80's maybe early 90's. All I can remember is that it is about a group of people (women and men, young as far as I can remember) wandering through a desert in some kind of ...
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Astronaut turns into a monster

When I was a child, I saw a movie that was about an astronaut who returned from a space mission with a virus or something in him that turned him into a monster at the end. In the movie, he is stopped ...
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1980s movie villain with a cybernetic claw that sprays acid

I watched this cheesy movie on tv when I was a kid in the early 90's. It's probably from the 80's. I believe it was post-apocalyptic. People rode around in a desert in dune-buggy type vehicles. They ...
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Movie about hidden dimensions and appearances being deceiving

This is a science fiction thriller that was probably made in the late 90s or early 2000s. The plot revolves around the protagonist becoming involved with a small group of experts, who specialize in ...
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Can you name this Sci-Fi film set around receiving a signal from space and building a structure?

Trying to remember the name of a film. This one has been bugging me for ages! Published in the 00's, the film's plot goes something like this: The Nazi's broadcast a video into space to celebrate ...
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Movie about a reform school where the staff are ageless and made of stone

I remember seeing an older woman who was part of the staff at the reform school. She was showing someone that she was ageless and maybe made of some kind of stone. I saw it around 1971. I also ...
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Trying to remember old movie with chariots?

I was taken to a double feature as a kid. Now trying to identify the movies. I have very limited, strange snippets of memories of these films. Both were intense. -Late sixties or very early ...
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A movie from the 90s or 2000s, about 2 guys, that everything they could think would simply disappears from existence [duplicate]

Its been soo long so my memories is vague and could be flawed, but I think they were in a house with the windows barricaded and they were on the couch watching the news because they were wanted by the ...
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Futuristic movie - man being tortured, another writing in sand

I really need help identifying a movie. It has plagued me for pretty much all my life because at the very beginning of my life is when I saw it. It had to have been made anywhere from 1980-1990, give ...
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Scientific accuracy of Jurassic Park's premise?

I was just watching a documentary about dinosaurs and this question came to my mind. In Jurassic Park, the whole story is based on the premise that dinosaurs were recreated using the blood found in an ...
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Robot is prize for winning arcade game, then tries to kill everyone?

A local teen gets the high score on an arcade game, and he wins a real life replica of the main enemy in the game. It arrives at his door one day. At first he and his (I'm pretty sure girlfriend, ...
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A kid can see the future

It was about a kid who could sense the future and his father didn't believe him, until a bit later in the series. I think his mom died. I think it might have been math that had him seeing the future. ...
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Can the Omega in “Edge of Tommorow” be killed?

In the movie Edge of Tomorrow , is it possible to kill the omega? Because it seems to me that every time it is killed it will reset the time. At the end Cage killed the omega but still he was ...
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Sci Fi movie with maroon droid, and hero droid with spherical feet

I remember seeing a sci fi movie in the 80s. It was set on a space station. One of the main characters was a levitating squat droid with spheres for feet (which probably powered his levitation), and ...
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Identify this sci-fi movie in which a scientist and his family move into a new house

I've been trying to identify this movie for years now and just now thought of StackExchange. :) So here's all the things I can remember about the plot: Scientist and his family move into new house ...
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An old movie about a father who goes to the moon

I need to find this movie I used to love as a child and I've been searching for so long, without finding it. The movie is about a father who leaves his daughter to go to the moon (or outer space) and ...
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80s 90s Sci Fi Movie - one scene with flying knife auto aiming at a protagonist saved by lifting a chair

I have watched this movie as a kid about 20 years ago, my memory is sketchy, but one scene stuck. Scene: Cantina or bar. Protagonist gets surprise attacked by someone launching a self propelled ...
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First movie where you hear breathing in a helmet?

Is 2001: A Space Odyssey the first movie where you can hear somebody's breathing in a helmet? I talk about Darth Vader's type of breathing; in the case of Kubrik's movie it is breathing in a space ...
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Whats the name of this Sci-Fi Movie? Space prison / deathrow and hacking bug ? cyberpunk

Can someone name this movie/tv episode maybe? Recalling from memory (could be multiple movies linked together? highly doubt it though all fits right) prison deathrow in space ship?, waiting in line ...
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Name of TV series where folks jumped from one magic gate to another on Island in Bermuda Triangle

When I was a child in the 70s (maybe 80s but I think 70s), I saw a sci-fi/fantasy tv series about a group (perhaps a family?) that was on an island in the Bermuda triangle. Each week, they'd go ...
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Post-apocalyptic movie from early 1970's - people turn into powder

I've got another movie from my childhood that I'm trying to find. I saw it on TV (in the US) no later than 1975-76, in English. The plot was an ongoing end-of-civilization event. There was a ...
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Alien mask gives a teenager an exoskeleton and superpowers

I watched this movie sometime in the 90s. It’s about a teen who finds an alien mask, and when he puts it on it covers his body with an exoskeleton and gives him super powers. The only way to defeat ...
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Trainees sent to an island and murdered

I saw this movie 2 years back and now I don't remember the name. I tried searching it on Youtube also but due to lack of information that I have I am unable to find it. It was a Hollywood movie in ...
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Old anime/cartoon about the action inside the body of girl infected with a virus

Watched it when I was a kid, a long time ago... I can only remember that a girl (princess or daughter of someone important) has been injected with some kind of virus, and then you follow the action ...
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A movie about aliens living underground

So I'm trying to find a movie, in which an alien species digs a tunnel and lives underground. In the movie we can see at the beginning a little boy outside a house, and suddenly the ground collapses ...
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A movie about mind control experiment by the government?

A man had terrible voices in his head telling him to shoot his own wife with a shotgun. After a while he couldn't hold himself, grabbed an old shotgun and shot her, only to find that the gun was empty ...
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Who's this actor?

Having no clue where to go, all I know is that this actor might have played sci-fi roles, but then again, I'm clueless to who he is.
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TV show where main character can only see black and white

There was an interesting network TV show in the USA in the last ten years. It was canceled during or after its first season. It had something to do with law enforcement. The main character (possibly ...
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Space-opera movie with Galactica-like ship and battles, ending with final battle/ambush on earth orbit?

I estimate movie to be from 1985-1995. It had strong (old)BSG aura. I am almost sure its original language was English (I encountered it in dubbing). I remember it as having quite good special effects ...
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What is the name of this 90's-2000's sci fi movie?

I remember little about the movie, but the plot was so: In a modern world, wizard or mages or sorcerers exist, and there are magic items. One very powerful item is a staff, which one family man has. ...
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What is the difference between science fiction and horror?

I know that not all science fiction is scary and not all horror has unrealistic monsters or super powerful psycho killers, but at what point do these genres cross and what criteria separates a scifi ...
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Sci-fi disaster movie that includes travel to different dimension through a portal and “Hard Light Bridge”

I can't remember the name of a sci-fi movie that I've seen years ago. I've seen it at least 5 years ago or more. In the movie a corporation was involved in exploring another earth or involved in ...
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Woman in computer taking over while head is in the fridge

I am looking for a sci-fi movie title. Plot(what I recall anyway): A team of three computer scientists, two males (one on a wheelchair) and a female. I don't recall there name so let Adam be the male ...
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Movie with insects attacking humans

I saw a movie long time back in which scientific experiments were being conducted on a particular class of insects, which went wrong and the insects started attacking people and eating them. I ...
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Movie with possible alien invasion and purple challenger

So I vaguely remember watching a movie a few years back. I remember bits and pieces that I'm hoping will lead me to the results. The movie has a scene where there are a bunch of people on a rooftop ...
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Early 90s sci-fi show with a race of mutants

There was an early 90s SciFi show that played in the New York City area on public television. All I remember were there being like two races of people, one being normal human and the other were ...
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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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When you are out of time, you die

One of my friends told me about a movie, but I don't remember the title. In the movie, everyone wears a wrist-watch and time is used as currency. When you get some work done, your time increases. When ...
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Psychedelic sci-fi movie about televisions sucking people into tv shows

This is a movie I watched about 15 years ago. Was looking for it all over the IMDB, but no luck. I don't remember the whole plot, but here is small scene that I can remember: ...A guy breaks an ...
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Does After Earth's sci-fi jargon have any basis in reality or is it complete gibberish?

One of the most quoted lines from After Earth is: Graviton buildup could be a precursor to mass expansion. This phrase is not only very memorable, but it's also quoted in many reviews as ...