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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How can weightlessness be simulated on film?

How can the weightlessness of space be realistically simulated on film? Does it require CG or can a convincing simulation be achieved using wire fu and editing? (I'm happy to hear of good examples of ...
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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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What is the name of this SF-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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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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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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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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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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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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City where everyone falls asleep and gets reprogrammed at midnight

I remember seeing a movie where everyone falls asleep and their memories are changed at midnight. The protagonist somehow stays awake at one time, and he starts hiding from those who are doing the ...
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Nickelodeon show with a wizard and gifted children leaping from adventure to adventure

I'm looking for a show that was on during the early years of Nickelodeon. It was live action and as far as I can remember it had maybe Jonathan Harris (Old English-like actor) playing a frail wizard. ...
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Planet starts to mimic Earth

I need your help identifying a movie. If I recall correctly it was about some cosmonauts being stranded on a distant planet where something they assumed was a plant started to mimic Earth lifeforms. ...
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What movie or TV show is this shuttle-craft prop from?

I'm trying to find out what movie or TV show this sci fi-looking prop is from. I saw the prop, appearing to be some kind of shuttle-craft, recently at the Aviation Warehouse in El Mirage and I suspect ...
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A.I. dies and makes all phones on Earth ring in unison at the end

Can you help me identify the movie where a computer, an artificial intelligence, dies and makes all phones on Earth ring in unison at the end? Here's a list of memories I have from this movie: ...
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Post-apocalyptic world, double agent in team on a mission [closed]

I am trying to find the name of a movie. It's so blurry. I watched that movie may be 10 years ago. So, I'm just writing some of the details. Probably in a post-apocalyptic world. There was a ...
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What was that movie where the bad guys are trapped in a 2d plane in space

I'm trying to remember what movie this was. The bad guys, like 2 or 3, were trapped in a 2 dimensional plane that flew out into space. Family guy did a short parody once I think. I asked a few people ...
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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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Chip implants in humans and an encrypted cube

I remember some scene when someone connects to a computer and put on some glasses and gets some 3d interface or something like that. I think I remember some kind of cube that he tries to open as some ...
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Seeking a circa 50s/60s science fiction movie with a Portal

I was recently watching Schoolhouse Rock with my son and the cartoon for "Nouns" came on. There is a rectangular portal that acts like a giant television that the animated girl watches and at one ...
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Company recreates dead people as androids using data from social networks

Please help identify the name of a movie I saw partially, where there's a company that specializes in collecting information about someone (from social networks), and uploads that data into an ...
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Scientist steals two insect-like aliens and raises them in his shed

I've searched far and wide for this and, as I've got limited memory of it, I've no idea how to find the actual name of the film. The premise of the film was of a scientist that was forced to retire ...
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Movie in which time is money

I saw this movie on an American PBS station, I think in the late '70s or early '80s. The premise was very similar to the Justin Timberlake film "In Time". Time is used as currency, and people die ...
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Alien invasion movie with bird hitting invisible wall

It was about some sort of aliens trying to enter earth. I was watching it on and off on TV so couldn't find more details. Details: They were broadcasting some stuff of what's happening on news or ...
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A movie about getting to a fake utopian planet / virtual environment

A movie about getting to a utopian planet that found out to be a fake one, instead the people were connected to a machine, that took them to a virtual environment, that had the name of the said ...
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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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One-eyed, tentacled aliens that disguise themselves as humans

I saw this when I was very young, so my memories are spotty. I cannot recall if this is a movie or a TV episode (older), nor whether it was color or black and white (though my memories include ...
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What's the name of this movie where people brains' are being erased?

In this movie, after lots of wars and self-destruction, humanity has decided the best way to survive is to make people dumb by placing a device on the head. In the first scene the hero goes to a ...
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President sacrificed to kill the alien but failed?

At first, I'm not native English speaker and I don't have many friends from outside countries. Scene: *"The president (or someone similar, vice president, maybe...) was about going to sacrificed ...
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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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Movie where a little boy and an alien outrun the police in a spacecraft?

I remember watching this movie on the Disney Channel around 1998, but even then it seemed old and out of date. The flying saucer was reflects like polished chrome or like a mirror and a ramp opened ...
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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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Boy's dream about a hairy monster or alien turns out to be real

What is this 1950s sci-fi movie about a boy's dream? I remember its ending where you are convinced that all the action in the movie turns out to just be a dream that occurred when a boy fell asleep ...
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Black and white science fiction movie with aliens and dome

I saw this science fiction a long time ago. I recall a light plane having to land. The pilot and a woman struggling to survive in a town that has had some kind of dome placed over it. I recall ...
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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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Man and daughter marooned on planet until she is kidnapped

I've been trying to recollect what movie or (mini series) I watched in the 90s. It may have been made before the 90s, I'm not sure. In any case, it was about a man and his pre-teen daughter. They ...
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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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Women's Blood Siphoned Out to Feed Invading Aliens

The film is in color and is probably from the late 1970s or the early 1980s. I could not see the ff. scene in Battle Beyond the Stars or Star Crash. A woman is strapped on to a vertical plane, where ...
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Soldiers hiding from robots or mechs in a forest

I'm 25 (born 1987). When I was young (must have been very young) I saw a show or movie that was an anime, but the kind that has a mature drawing style, smaller eyes, more serious, and the character ...
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Sci-Fi show from the 80's - Does anyone remember what it was called?

I have been haunted by a Sci-Fi show from my past. It ran in the early to mid 80's and involved a large spaceship and its crew. I remember several things about the show vividly: In the first ...
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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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Seeking a 1960s Sci-Fi movie about a female humanoid robot

I've only a vague recollection of this science fiction movie, probably released between 1965 and 1972, which features two humanoid alien men on Earth, hunting for a female alien, who has disguised ...
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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. The movie takes place in a post-apocalyptic world. Water is rationed and the world is basically a desert. All the water ...
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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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A movie with a spacechip whose crew contained robots disguised as humans

This is about a movie I haven't seen myself, but which I only got told about. Moreover, the person who told me about it is no longer alive, so I cannot ask for more details. I remembered what I got ...
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Last scene: a man is killed in his own dream and men in suits look over him

In which movie is a man killed in his own dream and men in suits look over him? Also his friend is a dentist who starts to believe that the main character is involved in a conspiracy and then the ...
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1950s Sci-Fi involving a strange box that transports a boy to a different world

I'm looking for the name of a black and white 1950s science fiction movie... it starts out with a man who finds a small black box with a little cone on one side at a construction site dig. A little ...
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Bus teleports into the middle of the desert

I don't remember much of the movie but there was a scene where a bus teleports into the middle of the desert and the bad guy rips off one of the poles and uses it to direct fire out of his hands. It ...
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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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Strange and haunting Science Fiction Film

What is the name of this movie: Possibly filmed in the 70's or 80's, sort of like the movie Silent Running in that it has a greenhouse filled with lots of plants. I only remember the ending of the ...
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Sci-fi movie where people in a submarine see something that starts making their dreams come true

All I remember is that it's about some group of people traveling in a submarine in the sea (i think), they see something in the sea and after they're returning home their dreams starting to come true. ...
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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 ...