Actually, I cannot find a good answer about where the relative clause is used.

1) There are a lot of people who do not like science-fiction movies in the world.

2) There are a lot of people in the world who do not like science-fiction movies.

Which one is true or convenient ?

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    The second. "people in the world "is a noun phrase and if you break it, the sentence has no sense. – V.V. Mar 9 '18 at 14:44
  • What do you mean by "where it is used"? Do you mean placed correctly in the sentence? – Lambie Mar 9 '18 at 14:45
  • I don't think there's a rule, but there's common sense. – V.V. Mar 9 '18 at 14:46
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    In general it is possible for a relative clause to occur in postposed position, at the end of the clause containing its antecedent -- provided, of course, that it does not cause confusion as to what is the intended antecedent. In fact, of your two examples, placing the locative item adjacent to the antecedent is the only sensible option. – BillJ Mar 9 '18 at 14:50

Generally sentences are easier to understand when subjects and qualifiers are close together. In your example, this is option 2, where it refers to people in the world, which I'm guessing is the intention. The first example sounds like it's referring to science fiction movies in the world, not people, which is a possibility, if other planets have science fiction movies, and why not? So it comes down to who "in the world" is referring to. (Please ignore my dangling participle.)

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