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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Anime about Humans Fighting Aliens on Other Planet

I'm looking for an old anime, probably from the 1980s or early 1990s, where humans are fighting against aliens on another planet, possibly on mars (definitely a desert planet). The humans were ...
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Help ID Japanese Science Fiction/Tokusatsu film from single small image. 1950s - 1980s [on hold]

This image is from a Japanese Science Fiction/Tokusato film. I know it's Japanese. Other than that I know nothing about it. Although I know what it's NOT. This whole thing is made more difficult ...
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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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The first human robot?

Can anyone find an example of the first robot that was human in appearance? The earliest I can think of is in the 1973 film Westworld. I'm looking for the first cinematic android that was created ...
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Apples in a greenhouse on a spacestation

As a child sometime in the late seventies or very early eighties, I saw a sci-fi movie on TV - there was a scene in a greenhouse, either on a spaceship or space station - you could see stars out the ...
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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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Sci-fi movie on HBO from the early to mid 1980s that freaked me out as a kid

So, this was maybe 30-35 years ago and here's all I can remember. It starts out with a young couple making out in a car overlooking the town. As the couple is preoccupied, a UFO lands. When one of ...
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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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Kids in a post-apocalyptic world playing a hockey-like game

I've been trying to remember the name of a movie I saw once, when I was younger - maybe early 1990s. The movie takes place in a post-apocalyptic world. Water is rationed and the world is basically a ...
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Asteroid/comet heading for Earth and female assassin on spaceship trying to stop it

I saw the last third of this movie on TV about 15 years ago. The plot seemed to be that an asteroid or comet was on course to hit earth and this had been known about for many years. A spaceship had ...
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Seeking a sci-fi movie with a laser pistol and an amulet

I'm looking for a movie (Circa early 80s, maybe late 70s) about a teenager who finds a laser pistol and succumbs to "Power corrupts" eventually going on a killing spree. I remember that the gun ...
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A woman gets turned into a man by a makeover machine

I remember seeing this movie between 2000 and 2008 on one of the premium TV channels like HBO or Showtime. In the movie there is this girl that’s not entirely happy with her life. Early in the movie ...
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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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Movie about programers that make a game with a robot and it kills them [duplicate]

10 years ago I saw a movie about a group of College Programmer kids that made a game which somehow involved a real life robot. That robot then gets control over itself and starts killing everybody. I ...
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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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80's-90's Science Fiction Time Travel TV Series,

Okay, so I remember this TV Show but the details are a little fuzzy. I remember the show must of taken place in the eighties or somewhere around there, the characters had crazy eighties hair and ...
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Help identifying an alien from a film or tv

I need help trying to find a monster/alien from film or tv that traumatised me as a kid, so at least a couple of decades ago. I've scoured the web and found absolutely nothing. I'm hoping you can ...
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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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Searching for movie where criminals are punished with aging

I'm trying to find the name of this movie. The description: If anyone commits a crime and is found guilty, instead of serving time, they get aged for that amount of time. No one is sent to ...
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Artifact affects crew in outer space

Looked through dozens of lists but can't find it. What I recall is a somewhat common premise: a crew aboard a space-craft (think Nostromo from Alien) discover an alien(?) artifact that has a peculiar ...
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Why doesn't time dilation take place when travelling at warp?

In Star Trek ships are frequently seen travelling many times faster than the speed of light. My understanding of the theory of relativity is a little rusty but my understanding is that if you travel ...
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1990s sci-fi tv show with invading humanoids and dull crosshatched eyes

I am remembering a sci fi tv show from probably around the 90s in which the enemies had strange eyes. The eyes were dull and had either a cross or a line through them. Weaponry was like assault ...
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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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Car Warriors in a Junkyard

My friend and I were talking about this show the other day. It aired weekdays at 6 or 6:30 AM. Some or all of these details may be wrong, but it had a group of people (potentially Mighty Morphin' ...
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Movie about people who go back to the surface after living underground

I'm looking for a movie about people who go back to the surface after living underground, they thought there was a war or something so they lived many years underground but hen th son, I think, goes ...
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Primer question to better understand the movie

I just discovered Primer: it is nothing short of amazing IMHO. I've read various sites and graphics explaining how their machine work and I've got a question which, I think, would help me better ...
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I'm trying to find a B/W sci fi movie

I remember that two men and a woman were picked up by a space ship. They were in a room that was lined with boxes, somewhat like post office boxes. They figured out how to open them and found useful ...
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1980s sci-fi show about a family transported through a pyramid?

I saw part of a show sometime in the 80s (early or late, I couldn't say) that I have been trying to remember for some time. Figured I never would, because no Google search I ever tried had ever ...
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Looking for the name of a children's Sci-fi film series in the late 90s to early 2000s

I am looking for a Film series which had 5-6 parts where: a blond high school kid meets up with a white haired scientist and are being chased by a black guy who uses a exo-suit into different ...
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Movie about a concave (Hollow) world

A movie about a man ending up in a concave or (Hollow) world think the movie was Russian or Eastern European. Pretty sure the movie was made since 2000 but not 100% sure. I remember him talking to a ...
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Looking for a “Space Nazi” movie from mid 2000s

I remember seeing a movie about 8 or so years ago. It was a rather interesting science fiction movie that was very well directed for being as old as it was. I don't remember the plot, only a short ...
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Does anybody recognise what this tv show is? I thought it was The Outer Limits but maybe no?

So, at least 15 years ago I watched what I thought was an episode of The Outer Limits which was really good. But as I've looked back through the synopsis of them I can't find it so I'm hoping that ...
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Watched a film years ago about a monster slug thing that killed people with electricity

I watched a film about 20 years ago and it traumatised me for a while (I was 6). I only remember very small parts of it but it was basically some kind of slug monster that killed people (Think tremors ...
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Kid's dog chewing on device that looks like a bone, turns out to be a bomb

So this was a Sci-Fi TV series about a kid who happens to find part of a device that looked like a bone that his dog was chewing. This device was later known to be a bomb. The boy was joined by some ...
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Looking for UK Sci-Fi TV Movie about sentient alien plants

This is vague, but this was shown possibly late 80's early 90's on UK TV and certainly a British production. The movie (tv movie or possibly a 2,3-part series?) starts with the filming of a gardening ...
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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 ...
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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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Identify this movie with a black blob-like creature breaks out of some sort of chamber

I have this vague memory of a film… could be 50s – 60s, black and white as I recall, possibly British. The scene that I remember most takes place in some sort of industrial facility, could be like a ...
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Help identifying an old alien movie

I need help identifying an old alien / sci-fi movie. I think it was from the 80s or early 90s possibly. I remember a couple of things about the movie such as these scenes: The movie begins or ends ...
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What movie has alien assassin feeding his own stomach “mouth”

I saw this movie when I was a kid and I was very creeped out by it. All I can remember is a White male, mid 30's, wearing black sunglasses and a black trench coat, who was secretly an alien, assassin. ...
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A movie about tiny aliens [duplicate]

I ran across some scenes from a movie in 1993, which mean it can't be made later than that. In that movie, there are two characters that are tiny humans, about the size of a doll, both men, and travel ...
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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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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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Movie where the Earth breaks in two?

I remember seeing a movie on TV well over 30 years ago where scientists are drilling into the Earth's core, but at the end the drilling causes the entire Earth to split apart and break into two ...
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B&W sci-fi: crashed meteor that hypnotizes people that encounter it

It started off with a crashed meteor/asteroid/comet and whoever looked/touched it became hypnotized. I think it made a high pitched noise when someone would touch it.. In the middle of the movie I ...
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Man carries amber coloured stone and straps it to a wood staff

All I remember is a scene in a desert where a man holds the staff and the magic crystal or stone is strapped to the staff with a thin leather strap. Live action and they spoke english (not sure if ...
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Scientists tunnel underground and find albino aliens living in caves

Can you help me identify a science fiction movie I saw as a kid? It was about these scientists who go into underground caves and tunnels where they find these strange, almost albino aliens living ...
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Film about seeing into the past

I'm looking for the name of a film where the plot revolves around some technology that the government have for "seeing" 2 or 3 days into the past. The non-spoiler version of the story is that they are ...
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Upcoming movie about an android

At some point in the last year, I saw a preview for a movie at the theater. What I remember is a person dressed in a hoodie walking into a private bathroom at a gas station or something. The ...
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Trying to locate a movie with worlds with in a world [closed]

I'm unable to locate the name of this movie that was about how a bunch of folks who used a device to enter a virtual world. This movie also talked about a world within another world. I think some ...