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Office Space from 1999. Three engineers have had enough of the daily grind working their dull, mundane jobs at Initech Corporation. Subjected to filling out useless forms, fighting with faulty office equipment, and their obnoxious boss Bill Lumbergh are enough to drive anyone crazy. There's also other odd characters like Tom Smykowski and Milton Waddams. ...


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Catch Me If You Can(2002) A true story about Frank Abagnale Jr., who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars' worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor.


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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy from 2005. Everyone has bad mornings. You wake up late, you stub your toe, you burn the toast...but for a man named Arthur Dent, this goes far beyond a bad day. When he learns that a friend of his is actually an alien with advanced knowledge of Earth's impending destruction, he is transported off the Earth seconds ...


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That sounds like Source Code An action thriller centered on a soldier who wakes up in the body of an unknown man and discovers he's part of a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train.


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This sounds like Luc Besson's Leon: The Professional from 1994 with Natalie Portman about a hitman adopting a girl after her family is wiped out (he also finds her sitting and smoking on the stairs in his building). They also take care of a potted plant together. It ends in the manner you've described (he offs himself with grenades to take out the villain). ...


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Luis Buñuel's Le fantôme de la liberté (The Phantom of Liberty) (1974): One of Luis Bunuel's most free-form and purely Surrealist films, consisting of a series of only vaguely related episodes - most famously, the dinner party scene where people sit on lavatories round a dinner table on, occasionally retiring to a little room to eat. The scene ...


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You are thinking about Episode 2.6 of the series Misfits. The power to control milk is called Lactokinesis. After Milk Man reveals superpowers to the world, he gets ignored for the main cast, a bunch of delinquents with better powers. Milk man starts killing people with his lactokinesis, but one of the Misfits travels back ...


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You are thinking of Pleasantville from 1998. From IMDb: A brother and sister from the 1990s are sucked into their television set and suddenly find themselves trapped in a 1950s style television show. Here they have loving parents, old fashioned values, and an overwhelming amount of innocence and naivete. Not sure how to get home, they integrate ...


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I'm not 100% sure, but it sounds like you're referring to Explorers. This was an 80's movie that featured a ship built by kids, surrounded by a bubble. I don't remember the hole in the earth scene, but it sounds like something that would have been in this movie, and perhaps I just don't remember it.


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I think the movie you are looking for is Toys (1992) starring Robin Williams


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This sounds like Dark City (1998): John Murdoch awakens alone in a strange hotel to find that he has lost his memory and is wanted for a series of brutal and bizarre murders. While trying to piece together his past, he stumbles upon a fiendish underworld controlled by a group of beings known as The Strangers who possess the ability to put people to sleep ...


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This is Law Abiding Citizen from 2009 with Gerard Butler and Jamie Foxx: Clyde Shelton's family is brutally murdered. The ones responsible are caught. However, because of improper procedure, the D.A., Nick Rice only has circumstantial evidence. So he decides to get one of them to testify against the other. When Shelton learns of this, he is not happy. ...


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There are a number of science fiction movies involving ants, and based on your memory, it might be a challenge to determine if it was truly a made-for-tv-movie...or just a very old movie that happened to be broadcast one night on the tube. Nevertheless, the closest matches to your description are: Phase IV (1974) It Happened at Lakewood Manor / Panic at ...


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This is Source Code with Jake Gyllenhaal from 2011:


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This sounds very much like MirrorMask, a wonderful movie. It isn't French or Eastern European, but it does have some bohemian style to it (a bit like The City of Lost Children). So it's not surprising that you might recall the movie like that. The creature is actually a compilation of several creatures, with the ability to use their stilt-caterpillar shape ...


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I believe that you are thinking of Gattaca. It presents a society driven by eugenics. A family has two sons, one "naturally" and one using the genetic manipulations. The natural born son faces much discrimination because of his poor genetics. Eventually, he borrows the identity of a "valid" (since genetically he is unfit for the space program) who has an ...


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Sounds like John Carpenter's cult classic They Live from 1988: Nada, a down-on-his-luck construction worker, discovers a pair of special sunglasses. Wearing them, he is able to see the world as it really is: people being bombarded by media and government with messages like "Stay Asleep", "No Imagination", "Submit to Authority". Even scarier is that he is ...


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The title of the movie is Bitter Moon, which came out in 1992 in the UK and 1994 in the US. It was directed by Roman Polanski and stars Hugh Grant as Nigel.


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This quote is from the beginning of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, when Bilbo first meets Gandalf (a character much similar to Dumbledore in looks and demeanor) in front of his house: Bilbo: Good morning. Gandalf: What do you mean? Do you mean to wish me a good morning or do you mean that it is a good morning whether I want it or not? Or perhaps ...


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The boy gets used for sending messages part suggests you're probably after Enemy at the Gates. Below a few plot fragments matching your description: In 1942, Vasily Zaytsev (Jude Law), a shepherd from the Ural Mountains who is now a soldier in the Red Army, finds himself on the front lines of the Battle of Stalingrad. Forced into a suicidal charge ...


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That is one of four stories in Twilight Zone: The Movie from 1983. As IMDB plot summary describes: "a young woman on the road gives a ride to a mysterious 10-year-old boy to his house and ends up trapped with other people in an alternate reality created by the boy's imagination."


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I believe that you are thinking of Superman 2. The villains (General Zod, Ursa and Non) had been banished from Krypton into the "Phantom Zone" which was depicted as what looked similar to a plane of glass that flew through space. Right up until Superman pushes a nuclear bomb out of Earth's atmosphere and into space to save Paris (I think). When the device ...


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You're thinking of The Truman Show (1998), starring Jim Carrey. He actually learns that he is the subject of a television program earlier; he uses the sailboat to reach the dome surrounding his "world" at the end of the film.


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Is it WarGames? It falls in your 20 year window (1983) and contains the word "war." A "global" war. It also featured a smart hacker kid, played by Matthew Broderick, who inadvertently starts a possible world war. He must "teach" the computer that it is not possible to win a global thermonuclear war. This is accomplished by getting it to run through ...


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That sounds like the movie Big Game starring Samuel L Jackson: The plot is as you describe...Airforce One is attacked, the president ejects and lands in the forest (in Finland, rather than Russia), and a boy hunter helps save him. While it's clearly a movie that doesn't take itself entirely seriously, I don't think I'd classify it as a comedy, however. ...


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Sounds like the romantic comedy from 2004, "50 First Dates". Henry Roth (Adam Sandler) is a man afraid of commitment up until he meets the beautiful Lucy (Drew Barrymore). They hit it off and Henry think he's finally found the girl of his dreams, until he discovers she has short-term memory loss and forgets him the very next day. In this trailer you ...


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This is Tales From the Darkside, the movie. The monster is Tommy Chong's daughter (IRL), I believe. It was 1 of about 3 or 4 stories in the whole thing.


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Probably the best start to identifying a movie from a screenshot, is opening Google Image Search and dragging the screenshot into the search box.


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The plot you've outlined reminds me of Sphere, a 1998 Sci-Fi psychological thriller film adapted from a Michael Chrichton novel — although they don't return "home", they return back to their underwater habitat. Synopsis: In the middle of the southern Pacific Ocean, a thousand feet below the surface, what is believed to be an alien spacecraft is ...


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That sounds like John Carpenter's remake of The Thing, (1982). Scientists in the Antarctic are confronted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people that it kills. There is a scene like you describe, with a severed head pulling itself along the floor with a long prehensile tongue. You can watch that clip here.



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