Questions tagged [science-fiction]

A broad genre of fiction and movies exploring imaginary but non-supernatural ideas. To be used on questions pertaining to the genre of science-fiction in general, not for questions about individual movies.

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Of all the movies and TV shows ever made, which of them is set furthest in the future?

Lately I've been comparing how futuristic-set TV shows & movies have evolved over time, and while doing so, I became curious of the following... What's the furthest-forward-in-time time period ...
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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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Name of this somewhat sci-fi but also fantasy movie based on people on bikes with walls coming out behind them? [closed]

There was this one movie I watched ages ago and here are the points of interest: Necessary points of detail not related to any plot: It was in colour It was in English The characters I believe were ...
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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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Is there a specific name for a character that is a sacrificial “example”?

I was wondering if there is a title/role in movies, specifically horror or Sci-fi movies, for characters that are cast specifically to die as a way of being an example. This could be as a way to show ...
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Looking for a movie of about futuristic city and alien society [closed]

I can't describe the title well.So, maybe it's a bit confusing. Anyway, I am looking for this movie. I watched it maybe around 10-15 years ago. These are what I know about it: Year : I guess it'...
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Man's wife turns back into a monster when he talks about it [closed]

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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Movie involving a cute blonde woman that fights a dragon [closed]

I'm looking for a movie involving a beautiful blonde woman that fights a dragon. This is what I know about this movie: Year I watched this movie 2-3 years ago. Its CGI is amazing. I guess it's from ...
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Movie about deep-sea divers who encounter alien presence on ocean floor [closed]

In this movie, professional divers, or scientists, dive to a very deep portion of the ocean floor, perhaps the Marianas trench. I can't recall the purpose. There is storm and the divers lose contact ...
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Who had “turbo lasers” first, Star Wars or Battlestar Galactica?

Most recently in Star Wars VII, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, they mention "turbo laser" turrets, but wasn't the idea of turbo lasers in Battlestar Galactica first? Given that a laser being turbo is ...
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Movie about frozen person who wakes up in the future [closed]

I know that there are lots of movies out there about frozen people waking up in the future, but I have looked far and wide for this and haven't been able to find it. (This may be a novel, but I ...
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What is the name of this movie with (intelligent?) ants? [closed]

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 robots from mid to early 2000's [duplicate]

There is a movie that I watched when I was very young (I'm talking around mid-early 2000's), though I can not remember it. But here is what I remember from it: There was a young man that was in this ...
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Kids that build some sort of space craft [closed]

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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Enormous robots invade Earth through lightning [closed]

I watched a film not longer than 7 years ago. I remember that there was thunder and on the next(?) day enormous robots came out of Earth (they were underground). Later the main character discovered ...
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Looking for a movie about a beautiful shapeshifting woman that seduces men [closed]

There is a beautiful woman who can shapeshift into a monster. I think she was created in a lab or something. She has blonde hair, and is tall and slim. There were a group of people looking for her. ...
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A man that greets a car(?) and pig aliens [closed]

I'd like to know the title of a movie that I watched around eight years ago. This movie is in English. I don't remember much about this movie. Some of the plot/scenes that I remember: A man greets ...
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2000's Apocalyptic movie - man in a vault finds a butterfly? [closed]

I remember the plot going something like this: A society of people are living underground in a vault. After a while, when the main character (white, male) is instructed to go to a class or something, ...
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A woman accepts being transplanted into a younger body [closed]

It is a futuristic movie. There's a woman who lives with her daughter. An asian woman. She has a well payed job. She's the image of the company. But because of her age (about 35) they need to change ...
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Modern Sci-fi movie about device that kills people who look at it [closed]

I have been searching for this film for at least 8 years now, this film is what I would consider Sci-fi ish, meaning it takes place in a normal world, normal city (unlike say star wars). The plot ...
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Can the Omega in “Edge of Tommorow” be killed?

In the movie Edge of Tomorrow , is it possible to kill the omega? Because it seems to me that every time it is killed it will reset the time. At the end Cage killed the omega but still he was ...
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Sci-fi movie about a alien object found by farmer [closed]

I'm trying to remember the name of a movie where a father misses the birthday of his daughter, at some point, the man finds a alien object which sustains life around it, the man started to build a ...
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Identify this sci-fi movie in which a scientist and his family move into a new house [closed]

I've been trying to identify this movie for years now and just now thought of StackExchange. :) So here's all the things I can remember about the plot: Scientist and his family move into new house ...
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Help me identify a movie with a son and a daughter looking for their father on another dimension/world with 3 suns? [closed]

I need help identifying a movie which I've been looking for for the last maybe 10 years, without any success. The information I remember about the movie are as such: The father was conducting some ...
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Movie where everybody had a microchip implanted [closed]

I'm looking for a movie I saw more than fifteen years ago. I vaguely remember the plot but I can't find it! In this movie everyone has a microchip implanted that does everything for them: they don't ...
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A movie about people moving at the speed of light [closed]

It's a nice film and I'd like to watch it again. I think it is from the early 2000's. In English language. Not animated. Probably American. These are some scenes which I vaguely remember: People able ...
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Does the movie featured in this Mike and the Mechanics music video exist? [closed]

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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A sci-fi prison where you don't age [closed]

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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Sci-fi thriller mini stories movie (90s-early 2000s) [closed]

I remember watching this movie as a kid but I can't get myself to recall the title. The movie is about this doctor/scientist/journalist at an old age who talks about his experiences with his young ...
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Movie or TV show from 70's or 80's about a (Russian?) scientist? with brain replaced by a computer [closed]

I am going crazy searching for the movie or TV show that I saw in childhood. The plot goes like this: A man was severely injured in some accident and lost his ability to move or talk. His brain ...
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An alien lands on Earth, women believes he's good turns out he's bad [closed]

I remember watching a film some time ago (not more than 5 years ago, so the film probably isn't older than 2007 I'd guess). It was in English. I watched it in Europe. I think in Paris to be exact but ...
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Crew try to make contact with an intelligent storm [closed]

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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80s Sci-Fi movie with “fire-lion / fire-wolf” chasing people through locked steel doors [closed]

I am looking for a sci-fi movie that I saw on late night German television in the early nineties, and I believe it must have been made sometime in the eighties. I remember that a man (and a woman?) ...
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Can you name this Sci-Fi film set around receiving a signal from space and building a structure? [closed]

Trying to remember the name of a film. This one has been bugging me for ages! Published in the 00's, the film's plot goes something like this: The Nazi's broadcast a video into space to celebrate ...
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Town infested with alien parasites causing people to lose their teeth [closed]

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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What movie or TV show is this shuttle-craft prop from? [closed]

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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Comedy about a red slime monster alien devouring a spaceship's crew [closed]

I saw a movie when I was about 5 years old, and the cartoonish antagonist in it became the monster under my bed. Here's what I remember: Saw it in circa 1983, probably on HBO; I don't think it came ...
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One-eyed, tentacled aliens that disguise themselves as humans [closed]

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 color,...
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Soldiers in spaceship travel into the past to stop a religious book from being written [closed]

I watched the movie as a teen. I believe the movie is from 80's. One of the actors is not Jean Claude Van Damme but is similar to him but in less famous movies. In the future some soldiers were ...
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Horror/sci-fi alien attack found-footage movie [closed]

I faintly remember this "found-footage"-esque movie of, I believe, 4 teens/young adults recording an alien attack on what is probably New York or another American city. At some point they were in a ...
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Upcoming movie about an android [closed]

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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A.I. dies and makes all phones on Earth ring in unison at the end [closed]

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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Technology brain implant movie [closed]

I only remember the following scenes: A man on his laptop with a group of other men (he is the leader). They are watching an Eye-Cam of a man that is going into some kind of whorehouse, where the ...
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Team freezes various people in apartment building [closed]

There was a show or movie that I saw quite some time ago (like 2001, maybe). I think it was on the Sci-Fi channel but not 100% sure. These people there had invented this technology that was like a ...
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Identify B-grade Sci-Fi 1970-1995: alien animal with long tail connected to researcher via cable, hallucinations, then bloodbath [closed]

I've seen part of a movie on a local cable network in the 90's. Movie was cut in the middle due to technical issues and I never was able to see it through the end or find it. Originally this B-grade ...
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sci-fi movie from 2010+, probably a blockbuster - involving mutants [closed]

I recently watched a sci-fi/action movie and forgot the title... it was probably a blockbuster a recent one (probably after 2010) I cannot remember the main story but it was around people flying in ...
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Need name of a classic Sci Fi episode, involving a soldier frozen in time saving a woman? [closed]

I'm looking for the name of a tv episode about a soldier who somehow is the only one that is NOT frozen in time. He has a dilemma of saving everyone (I think) or saving his wife, who will have a car ...
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Nickelodeon show with a wizard and gifted children leaping from adventure to adventure [closed]

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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Movie in which time is money [closed]

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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Sci-fi movie about a laser weapon that eventually selfdestructs [closed]

Looking for a movie I watched about ten years ago. Main story line: not much I remember, but one of the main characters is a kid whose dad got locked up in some kind of weird brain research ...