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

In Futurama episode "The Late Philip J Fry", some of the crew travel to the very end of time itself (and back around again... TWICE). They most likely go through the heat death of the universe which ...
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Of all the movies and TV shows ever made, which of them is set furthest in the future?

More of an adjunct to the existing answers - if you're looking for an example where the "usual" setting of the movie or show is far in the future (as opposed to a specific episode or segment) then I'd ...
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Of all the movies and TV shows ever made, which of them is set furthest in the future?

The Doctor Who Episode Utopia is set in the Year 100 Trillion, at literally the very end of time and space itself (according to the show)
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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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In science fiction films and anime, why do we see some planets are close in the sky?

Your question could be interpreted as either: Our Earth doesn't have a view like this. What is different about these planets that makes this view correct? The answer to this is simple. Earth is a ...
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Who had "turbo lasers" first, Star Wars or Battlestar Galactica?

From the original movie: "We count thirty Rebel ships, Lord Vader, but they're so small they're evading our turbolasers." ―Lieutenant Tanbris, to Darth Vader, during the Battle of Yavin Which ...
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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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Of all the movies and TV shows ever made, which of them is set furthest in the future?

Adaptations of "The Time Machine" (H. G. Wells). At least two of them (1960 and 2002) depict quite detailed the year 802,701. And in the 2002 adaptation, there are also landscapes of the year 635 ...
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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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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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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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A man that greets a car(?) and pig aliens

It's one of my favourite. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005) Here's a trailer:
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Is there a specific name for a character that is a sacrificial "example"?

As @BrettFromLA mentioned is the comments, I would suggest this character is called the: Red Shirt Warning! TV Tropes Link! The trope name come from Stark Trek: The Original Series where the new ...
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Patrick Stewart film with naked aliens who turn people into zombies

Hot naked female alien draining Lifeforce from people, with Patrick Stewart in it? Only one candidate - IMDB - Lifeforce (1985) Actress Mathilda May, with almost no wardrobe budget that was ...
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Horror/sci-fi alien attack found-footage movie

This is Cloverfield (2008) and the smaller creatures you are referring to are called Parasites The monster was covered in 2,000 Parasites that are roughly the same weight and height as a dog. They ...
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Can you name this Sci-Fi film set around receiving a signal from space and building a structure?

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, ...
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80s Sci-Fi movie with "fire-lion / fire-wolf" chasing people through locked steel doors

I don't really know that movie, but from your description and my google- foo it might have been "Forbidden Planet" from 1956. The IMDB- Entry features a video, that shows exactly the scene you ...
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Movie about deep-sea divers who encounter alien presence on ocean floor

For what it's worth, your description almost nearly matches what happens in the movie Sphere as well.
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2000's Apocalyptic movie - man in a vault finds a butterfly?

The Island A man living in a futuristic sterile colony begins to question his circumscribed existence when his friend is chosen to go to the Island, the last uncontaminated place on earth. - ...
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Movie about encountering blue alien

It could be The Abyss (1989). Here is a picture of the stingray alien: Another shot of the blue, stingray-like underwater aliens: Here is a shot of Ed Harris, standing in the undwerwater chamber ...
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Sci-fi movie about a alien object found by farmer

I think the movie name is Terminus 2015 Australian science fiction drama.
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Episode From Old Sci-fi TV Series

Distant Early Warning (an episode of the "The Wide World of Mystery" TV series) IMDb: Aliens infiltrate an Arctic research station, and perform experiments on the unsuspecting crew by mind ...
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Enormous robots invade Earth through lightning

It appears to be War of the Worlds. Unexplained changes in the weather occur, including lightning that strikes multiple times in the middle of an intersection and disrupts all electricity. Ray joins ...
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A movie about people moving at the speed of light

Sounds like you're looking for Clockstoppers from 2002. Until now, Zak Gibbs' greatest challenge has been finding a way to buy a car. But when he discovers an odd wristwatch amidst his father's ...
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A woman accepts being transplanted into a younger body

Advantageous (2015) Set in the near future, Gwen sells cosmetic procedures for the Center For Advanced Health And Living. Despite her relatively affluent position in life she works below ...
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