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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.
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). ...
This is Source Code with Jake Gyllenhaal from 2011:
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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: ...
Taken (2008) Bryan Mills, a retired CIA agent travels across Europe and relies on his old skills to save his estranged daughter, Kim, who has been kidnapped while on a trip to Paris. From the movie's Wikipedia entry, a description of the kidnapping: Kim is pulled out violently from under the bed, and she complies with her father's ...
Surely you mean Dirty Dancing from 1987? :) Starring Jennifer Grey as rich girl Frances "Baby" Houseman and Patrick Swayze as the working-class dance instructor she has a crush on. A massive hit, it contains iconic dance scenes and the famous line "Nobody puts Baby in a corner!" And here's their final performance.
I am 99% sure that the movie you are describing is Oceans 12 with George Clooney, Brad Pitt et al. You've almost perfectly described their attempted robbery of a building where they need to raise the building to fire something through a window to disable security. This is their first attempt to raise the cash to pay off Terry Benedict, and occurs early in ...
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: ...
That could be "Oldboy (2013)". Obsessed with vengeance, a man sets out to find out why he was kidnapped and locked into solitary confinement for 20 years without reason. ~ Stills used are YouTube screenshots Watch the trailer to confirm. Note: If you're interested, check out the original as well.
The reason you didn't find is probably because it features Albert Brooks, not Robin Williams. I ran a google search for "movie india pakistan islam comedian" and found this: Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World: To improve its relations with Muslim countries, the United States government sends comedian Albert Brooks to south Asia to write a report on ...
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:
Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors features a scene where Taryn White comes across Freddie within her dream, where she has formed a punk persona to somehow bolster her confidence in defense against him. Freddie, however, through occupying Taryn's mind knows of her past as a junkie, and as such his blades become syringes filled with a glowing ...
Sounds like Bedknobs & Broomsticks from 1971. The human referee, the blue & yellow jerseys, the various animals you've described... it's all there. You can see the match here.
Sounds like The Dreamers, starring Michael Pitt, Eva Green and Louis Garrel: The Dreamers is a 2003 romantic drama film directed by Bernardo Bertolucci. The screenplay is by Gilbert Adair, based on his own novel The Holy Innocents. An international co-production by companies from France, the United Kingdom, and Italy, the film tells the story of an ...
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. ...
In Never Say Never Again, (1983), James Bond plays "Domination" against Maximilian Largo. There's a video on Youtube.
Could this be Man on the Moon (1999)? Andy Kaufman is being offered a job in a sitcom, and is talking about canned laughter (emphasis added): - I hate sitcoms, George. I've never liked them. [...] - And sitcoms are the lowest form of entertainment. - I mean, it's just stupid jokes and canned laughter! - You don't know why it's there, but it's ...
It must be Push. Cassie Holmes (played by Dakota Fanning) is the emo kid you are referring too. She is a watcher. Main hero is a mover(can move things without touching) . He plans with his group how to change their fate. Because the emo Girl with vision predicted that they are going to die. One man with black nails can erase memories, hero and his group use ...
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 ...
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:
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 ...
That would be North by Northwest.
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