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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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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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This is Source Code with Jake Gyllenhaal from 2011:


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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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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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It's Contact, released in 1997, starring Jodie Foster. The 'Nazi video' is actually a TV broadcast of the 1936 Olympic opening ceremony. The signal which is received on Earth includes this broadcast, enabling the Earth scientists to calculate how far away the source of the response is.


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This might be Source Code (2011) starring Jake Gyllenhaal plot: 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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Sounds like Wild Child from 2008. From an online synopsis: Poppy (Emma Roberts) is a Malibu barbie in miniature whose misadventures cause her father (Aidan Quinn) to send her to boarding school in England to eradicate her aggressive impulses [...] After a series of mishaps and wacky coincidences, she becomes captain of the Lacrosse team and ends up as an ...


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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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It's 3-iron, actually a Korean movie~ Tae-suk (Jae Hee) is a loner who drives around on his motorbike, taping takeout menus over the keyholes of front doors and breaking into apartments where the menus have not been removed. He lives in those apartments while their owners are away, washing their clothes and mending their broken appliances. When ...


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You are describing a scene from Top Secret: When Nick and Val reach the resistance, a high latch opens and a man appears through it. But when he opens the door, he's short (he's the guy on the left here). Here's the clip: ...


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Might be Spy Hard (1996). Secret agent WD-40 Dick Steele (Leslie Nielsen) has his work cut out for him. Along with the mysterious and lovely Veronique Ukrinsky, Agent 3.14, he must rescue the kidnapped Barbara Dahl and stop the evil genius, a General named Rancor (Andy Griffith), from seizing control of the entire world. Rancor was wounded ...


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If the author is female, not male, I think you're talking about Stranger than Fiction. Stranger than Fiction is a 2006 American comedy-drama-fantasy film directed by Marc Forster, written by Zach Helm, and starring Will Ferrell, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, Queen Latifah, and Emma Thompson. The main plot follows Harold Crick (portrayed by Ferrell), ...


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This is definitely the Mist: best ending to a horror movie ever. Tom Jane, who is fantastic in it, insisted the ending not be changed or he wouldn't complete the movie. He was a big supporter of it. It differs dramatically from the original ending of the Stephen King novella, but King was so impressed with how Frank Darabont adapted it he went on record: ...


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It was Kirsten Dunst. You're looking for Upside Down from 2012. Adam is a seemingly ordinary guy in a very extraordinary universe. He lives humbly trying to make ends meet, but his romantic spirit holds on to the memory of a girl he loved once upon a time from another world, an inverted affluent world with its own gravity, directly above but beyond ...


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I wonder if you're thinking of the 2000 movie Bedazzled in which Elizabeth Hurley plays a female devil who is trying to tempt Elliot (Brendan Fraser) into making some wishes in exchange for his soul. Near the start of the film, she takes him to a red carpet party at her private hell-themed club to help convince him of her power:


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I believe you are thinking about the movie Pleasantville. A brother and his sister are sucked into a 50ies TV show where everything is black and white. They got a remote control that started the process. In the show world everything seems like a positive cliché world without real problems (the firemen don't know how to handle fire, they are just saving ...


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That sounds like Game of Thrones season 1 episode 8, The Pointy End, (2011). More Lannister guardsmen, this time led by Ser Meryn Trant of the Kingsguard, interrupt a "dancing" lesson between Syrio Forel and Arya. Syrio holds Arya back, questioning why Lord Eddard would send Lannister men to find Arya. She then refuses to go with them, and when ...


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Sounds like Knight and Day from 2010 with Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz. From IMDb: June Havens finds her everyday life tangled with that of [Roy Miller], a secret agent who has realized he isn't supposed to survive his latest mission. As their campaign to stay alive stretches across the globe, they soon learn that all they can count on is each other. ...


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What you are describing fits the 2011 movie "In Time" with Justin Timberlake: IMDB link In a future where people stop aging at 25, but are engineered to live only one more year, having the means to buy your way out of the situation is a shot at immortal youth. Here, Will Salas finds himself accused of murder and on the run with a hostage - a connection ...


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Bedazzled from 1967 in which Peter Cook is the devil and offers a young man (Dudley Moore) 7 wishes. Here's a frame from the same scene:


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This sounds very much like a description of H.G. Wells' The Time Machine. It has been adapted to film more than once, but the two most famous ones are from 1960 (which I haven't seen yet though) and from 2002, which I have seen and know that it invloves a partially destroyed moon at some point in the future. And given that you didn't say the movie itself ...


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Briar Patch A woman (Dominique Swain) becomes immersed in a brutal love triangle when an unwelcome admirer kills her abusive husband even though she's already having an affair.


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IMDb's movie connections page for the episode states: Features: The Hunt for Red October (1990) A shot of young Alec Baldwin is shown on the HD Camera monitor Here's a frame from the movie with Baldwin in a similar suit:


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Sounds like Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events with Jim Carrey from 2004. It's about three orphans pursued by an evil relative named Count Olaf who's after their money. Many things you've mentioned take place there: One aunt is presumably killed by leeches because she has cramps while swimming, another uncle is supposedly killed by a giant ...


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The Jackal from 1997. You can see the scene you're describing here. Here's a still of the machine gun:


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Lethal Weapon 2 [In Rudd's office, Hans meets Rudd & Vorstedt after losing the Krugerrands in the chase] Arjen Rudd: Hans, come in. [points in front of his desk] Arjen Rudd: Mind the plastic. I'm having some painting done. Well now, the important thing is, are you all right? Any broken bones? Hans: I'm fine, thank you, Mr. ...


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Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (1989), I think. A Japanese/American animated movie where a little boy, Nemo, travels by flying bed to Slumberland. He spends part of his time in Slumberland in a dirigible (airship aka probably the huge balloon you remember) and shares a kiss with the princess of Slumberland (Camille)-- clip shows dirigible and ...



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