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Identify a movie featuring a mechanical spider

Sounds like Wild Wild West which was released in 1999 and starred Will Smith and Kevin Kline and was a Steam Punk Western. It featured a large mechanical spider
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Spy movie where recruits are tested by flooding their dormitory

You're looking for Kingsman: The Secret Service A spy organization recruits an unrefined, but promising street kid into the agency's ultra-competitive training program, just as a global threat ...
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Movie about the last man on Earth who loses his glasses and can't read books

Aha..."Time Enough at Last" is the eighth episode of the American television anthology series The Twilight Zone. Wikipedia "Witness Mr. Henry Bemis, a charter member in the fraternity of dreamers. ...
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Movie about deep-sea divers who encounter alien presence on ocean floor

The Abyss (1989) by James Cameron:
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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?

Based on the timeframe given and the "bikes with walls coming off the back wheel" bit, this is almost certainly Tron: Legacy (2010.) Here's one of the bikes from Legacy, tell me if I'm right: ...
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What is this movie where a father convinces his son that the concentration camp they are in is all just a game?

Life is Beautiful (AKA La Vita È Bella) (1997) "Life is beautiful" (La Vita È Bella, 1997), directed and interpreted by Roberto Benigni, is an Italian movie that ...
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Kids find pirate treasure map

Possibly The Goonies from 1985. Synopsis: The Goonies include optimist Mikey Walsh, his older brother, Brandon, the inventive Data, the talkative Mouth, and the overweight klutz Chunk. While ...
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A movie in which aliens attack the Earth and destroy it, and then replace it with a new Earth

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. ...
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Movie about a guy who uses a notebook to relive and fix horrible accidents that he and his friends caused

It is The Butterfly Effect (2004). From Wikipedia: Kutcher plays 20-year-old college student Evan Treborn, with Amy Smart as his childhood sweetheart Kayleigh Miller, William Lee Scott as her ...
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Movie where father, mother and son are the same person?

Predestination For his final assignment, a top temporal agent must pursue the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time. The chase turns into a unique, surprising and mind-bending ...
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Sleeping Beauty and Snow White in the same movie

Your daughter can rest easy; she's absolutely right. You are looking for The Seventh Dwarf (2014), a German 3D-animated film based on Sleeping Beauty that borrows characters from Snow White (and other ...
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Action movie which shows the story of a terrorist attack on the US president from different characters' perspectives

I think you're looking for the movie Vantage Point 2008. A lot of the plot involves different people's perspectives. Plot details: The President of the United States is in Salamanca, Spain, about ...
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Looking for a movie of about futuristic city and alien society

I believe you're looking for the movie The Fifth Element 1997 starring Bruce Willis. It features flying cars/ Aliens and lots of futuristic tech. It has a scene at the beginning where Aliens visit a ...
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Identify movie about a mother and daughter trapped in their home due to a break in

Sounds like David Fincher's Panic Room from 2002 with Jodie Foster and Kristen Stewart. A divorced woman and her diabetic daughter take refuge in their newly-purchased house's safe room, when three ...
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Movie involving a cute blonde woman that fights a dragon

I am sure you're looking for Sucker Punch (2011) Here's a trailer: And here's your dragon scene:
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Movie about aliens vs humans on a total war (1990s)

I think this might be Starship Troopers. Massive aliens and only human soldiers. And there is a scene where a trooper jumps onto the back of an alien and 'shoots' a hole into it and drops a grenade ...
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Enormous robots invade Earth through lightning

War of the Worlds 2005 Ray Ferrier (Cruise) is a divorced dockworker and less-than-perfect father. When his ex-wife and her new husband drop off his teenage son Robbie and young daughter Rachel for ...
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Movie about frozen person who wakes up in the future

Pretty sure you're looking for Woody Allen's comedy Sleeper from 1973. Miles, a nebbishy clarinet player who also runs a health food store in NYC's Greenwich Village, is cryogenically frozen, and ...
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Movie about robots from mid to early 2000's

It vaguely sounds like you might be thinking of I, Robot, which was released in 2004, starring Will Smith. Your description is a bit vague, as most of it sounds generic to the "Sci Fi with Robots&...
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Transparent wall or Force field in the middle where planes, cars, birds hit

I haven't seen it or know much about it, but it perhaps could be Stephen King's Under the Dome (2013) tv series. Trailer Under the Dome tells the story of the residents of the fictional small ...
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Puppet-like fantasy characters. Female has wings while male does not

You're describing "The Dark Crystal," 1982, a Jim Henson production billed as featuring no human actors at all. It's a kind of precursor to the lighter, more popular "Labyrinth." The protagonists are ...
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Movie about a white father being killed by a black man causing them to become skinheads?

I just saw that last description and I immediatly thought American History X If you type in on Google "Nazi tattoo on chest movie" your first result should be American History X ;-) I think the ...
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Movie with a scene about how god answered character's prayers

This is actually an exchange from Game of Thrones between Davos and his son Matthos. Matthos: The holy books are much more persuasive than I can be. Davos: I wish I had a god, truly. I'm not ...
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Movie referencing the three most powerful people in the world

By the text on the screen, I think your movie is Crimson Tide. Crimson Tide is a 1995 American submarine film directed by Tony Scott, and produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer. It takes ...
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Which movie is this scene from: Failed chair door lock

The scene is from The Big Lebowski: The Dude is trying to stop Jackie Treehorn's thugs from coming to get him. Dull fact; external doors always open inwards so this ...
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Movie about a man murdering his wife and almost getting away with it

Possibly Fracture with Anthony Hopkins and Ryan Gosling from 2007. It matches your description perfectly. Wikipedia. Hopkins plays the husband (Ted Crawford) who tries to kill his wife. He then ...
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Looking for a movie about a beautiful shapeshifting woman that seduces men

I am sure you are describing Species (1995). Some of its plot from wiki: A government team led by Xavier Fitch (Ben Kingsley) goes forward with the genetic experiment attempting to induce a female,...
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Movie about the last man on Earth who loses his glasses and can't read books

You're thinking of the Twilight Zone episode "Time Enough At Last". The main character is an avid bookworm, and gets in trouble for reading on his job at a bank. He goes into the vault to read ...
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A movie about a man who discovers he is a character in a novel

In the Mouth of Madness by John Carpenter fits the description. It's about a private investigator John Trent (Sam Neill), who travels to the small town of Hobb's End in New Hampshire to retrieve a ...
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