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Question: This has been driving me crazy for a while. I saw this movie as a kid and have been trying to find it ever since. I believe it's from the 80s or 90s. In the movie a little boy (maybe girl) finds some sort of egg and it grows up to be a friendly giant monster who the main character is best friends with. I can't remember much, and I know I'm not giving you much to go on, but I'm pretty sure the beast dies at the end. And it's not The Water Horse, its a pretty old movie. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Answer: Sounds like The Legend of Galgameth to me. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113141.

Question: I'm trying to remember the name of a movie that keeps popping up in my head. The only problem is that all I remember is a lady getting kidnapped by a man somewhere near a train, and towards the end he stabs her with a nail or bolt. He keeps her in a van. This movie was between the years of 1980 and 1995?

Question: I will be surprised if someone can tell me the title of this movie, I remember one minor scene and it's driving me nuts. The scene involves a military transport jeep with the antagonist and a few characters. The characters get out of the truck and are with a female military person. He gives her a chance to run before he shoots her, and she runs for the trees. However he pulls out his gun and shoots her from afar, and she collapses in the distance once he shoots her. The setting is maybe a forest, I just remember trees and plants/bushes.

Question: A few years back I was watching MTV and they played a movie. All I really remember is it had to do with bullying and a guy was on a video chatting website where other people can see him, and he was saying he was going to kill himself so he stared taking pills, and then when he started taking a lot people got worried and were saying they needed to call the police. The boy finally went in his bed and said goodbye - the cops came into his house and brought him to a hospital.

Answer: It could be the movie Suicide Room.

Question: It's been bugging me a while now. There was a movie I saw only a few years ago, that I can not remember the title to, or even what it was about. I just have memory of one particularly funny scene and it's been driving me crazy trying to figure out what movie it was. All I remember from the movie is this scene where a guy and his family come home. They did something to piss someone off in the Navy, so they found their car in their living room. Impossible to fit through the doors, the Navy men had disassembled it piece by piece and put it back together right in his living room as a way of getting back at him for something. I can not remember what, or who plays in it. Anybody know what movie this is?

Answer: Sounds like Youth in Revolt (2009) starring Michael Cera.

Question: I've been looking everywhere for the name of this movie. It's an 80'2 90's drama/scary movie about a couple who are being stalked, or trying to be killed by a police officer. All I remember is that the cop helps them install a home security system and they agree on the password pyramid, and he tells them not to tell anyone what the password is. I remember that they find out the cop is the one after them because he uses the alarm code to enter their house, or something like that. All I clearly remember is the password being pyramid. Please help, if you can.

Answer: You're thinking of the 1992 film called "Unlawful Entry." It starred Kurt Russell and Madeleine Stowe as an affluent young couple who at first are aided by then are stalked by a corrupt cop played by Ray Liotta.

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Question: I can't figure out what movie I saw a few years ago. It may have been made in the 90's and I know few details. There was a woman who was in some sort of mental institution, this movie is not scary in any way. She was blonde and had a brother who may have become her caretaker, I know he taught her how to tie her shoes in the movie. He also got her help with some new special tests that did help her for a while but then began to fade, and she returned to being how she was before. In the institution was a man and they became very fond of each other, once in the movie I'm sure they rode a single bicycle. I also remember the brother living in an apartment and maybe she learned how to paint or draw there? She realized she would return to her normal state of mind and was very upset by it. That is basically all I can remember.

Answer: Molly, starring Elizabeth Shue as the autistic sister and Aaron Eckhart as the brother. She has an experimental surgery to increase her intelligence. He teaches her to tie her shoelaces and ride a bike. But she gets a brain infection and reverts back to her old self.

Question: I'm trying to find a movie I saw on hulu about 3 years ago. Ill try to describe it as best as I can . It wasn't a high budget looking film, possibly made for TV or straight to VHS kind of thing . Timeline 80's to early 90's. in the movie a young girl about 17 runs away from her stepfather and follows a letter to LA I believe to find her older sister who claimed to be a singer living well . She gets off a bus in the beginning with some money and luggage and tracks down the last know address on the letter. When she gets there there's no answer and and she ends up staying in the hallway of the apt overnight where she see some strange things (explicit) in the stairwell. Next morning she is awoken to a guy shooting a gun, and runs out leaving her stuff in the hallway. When she comes back she finds she was robbed. Without anything she leaves again. Later she bumps into a guy who questions her, not knowing he is a cop she kicks him and runs away. He chases her and both fall into a fountain or pool. Meanwhile we find out the sister is a prostitute in hiding? One scene has her setting a man up and tying him to a bed, he is later murdered. The cop takes the sister to the station and finds out she is a runaway. Skip some and he has let her stay with him for a while, meanwhile agreeing to help look for her sister if she stays put. She doesn't and goes to the club where her sister supposedly worked. The guy who runs it is a criminal that the cop is familiar with, he drags her from the club and they fight. Later they make love and begin to fall for each other. The cop and criminal continue to be confrontational and at the end the criminal kidnaps the girl, the cop says not her and fights him and saves her. sorry for the long description it's everything I remember but can't find on Google or hulu. Any suggestions?

Answer: It's been a long time since I saw it, but the plot is similar to Jailbait. Mid 80's. Renee Humphrey plays the girl, who comes to L.A., for some reason, and gets involved with a criminal who runs a club. C. Thomas Howell plays the cop trying to save her. I think.

Question: I am looking for the title of a movie that has girls playing cups like in Pitch Perfect. There are two or more girls sitting on the ground playing cups. I'm not sure if they are singing or not. Thank you.

Question: I'm looking for a black and white film I saw on TV as a child (maybe in the 70s). It had parents whose 2 or 3 year old daughter (blond, curly hair) was kidnapped while playing with water outside and, I think, never found, but possibly shown at the end to the audience to be in a children's home?

Question: I am trying to find the title of a film. I remember watching it in the 1990's-early 2000's. From what I remember, a boy goes swimming at the beach during the storm and there is no lifeguard on duty. He ends up drowning and it shows him underwater drowning. At his funeral, a girl puts a picture of the two of them in his coffin. That's all I can't remember and no one seems to know the movie.

Answer: I'm pretty sure it's "Dancing on the Moon". http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0125058/

Question: The movie I'm looking for is a movie for kids. It's two kids from opposite camps or teams that are in love and there is a weird guy who is trying to hide a bear, who's living in the forest near the camp, to protect it. The kids discover the bear and try to help the guy. I think the movie is from around 1995.

Question: I'm trying to remember a movie that maybe came out in the 70-80's about a man who falls in love with a woman but when he goes to sleep with her he finds out she's a man, and he may have beaten him in a garage?

Answer: Could be 'A Girl Like Me'.

Question: There is a film I watched a couple of years ago, I don't have a clue what the name is or what the characters were called. The film is based on this girl who is about 13, this boy fancies her but she doesn't like him back, at one point she hurts her leg during a PE class - I think and he tries to help by massaging it but she either hurts him or has a go at him for it. In the film he drowns, I think in a lake, and he might have tried to save the person he was swimming with. At the boy's funeral he has an open casket and the girl looks in and sees him holding either something that is a keepsake from one of their meetings or a picture of her. I really want to watch it again and it's been bugging me for years.

Question: I am looking for the name of a movie about a girl who lives in a small town, and when a local girl is killed she starts to obsess about the murder and eventually kidnaps a boy who may or may not be the killer. I saw a review of it 3 years back - it was starring an up and coming young actress. I thought it was Winter's Bone, but it's not.

Answer: Sounds a lot like Hard Candy - the actress was Ellen Page.

Question: I'm looking for a movie, possibly two, that I saw 20+ years ago. This is what I remember. There is a girl (late teens, early 20s) with short dark hair who gets kidnapped by a group of people. She escapes and I remember her running down the street in her underwear (I think) and then she goes up to a house and starts pounding on the door to get help. An older woman comes to the door and the girl is begging to be let in, but the woman gets freaked out, goes back into the house, and shuts the door. The kidnappers find the girl and take her again. The other part I remember is very vague and I don't know if it's from the same movie or a different one. There is a man with longish, dark, curly hair and glasses. There is also an old pick up truck; red, maybe orange. I also remember a mattress being outside and set on fire. Please help me if you can.

Answer: This may be Last House on The Left.

Question: Please bear with me as I remember very little about this movie. All I remember is that there was a very caring woman and a black man that wasn't very smart. He got upset one night and ran out of the door of the house and ended up getting hit by a train.

Question: I am searching for a movie I saw a long time ago. I do not remember much about it other than there was a young girl and a man and I remember them dancing on top of a truck to Bruce Springsteen's Dancing in the Dark. I also remember a scene where this man kills a dog and wraps it in a flag (I think) and the younger girl sees it and runs away in a field.

Answer: Sounds like it could be Lawn Dogs (1997).

Question: I'm looking for this movie, and I can't remember much but it's been nagging at me for ages. I remember this boy, and he's in a hamster ball of sorts, I think he's sick or something. He ran away, was happy, and he got chased by an animal or something - I really can't remember anything else.

Answer: Sounds like it could be Bubble Boy (2001).

Question: What's the name of the movie from either late 70's or early 80's where a girl is kidnapped for child porn?

Answer: "Hardcore", starring George C. Scott.

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