Fails in historical Details

by Burgwaechterchen | created - 25 Feb 2017 | updated - 4 months ago | Public

I hate this..History in Films should be recherched exactly..otherwise,if a Director has enough money to realise a film and is too lazy to pay fitting recherche,he/she should make a non-historical one..No Ranking

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1. The McKenzie Break (1970)

PG | 108 min | Action, Drama, War

During WW2, German POWs in Britain plot to escape from their prison camp in Scotland.

Director: Lamont Johnson | Stars: Brian Keith, Helmut Griem, Ian Hendry, Jack Watson

Votes: 1,323

60's Beatnik/Mod-Haircuts and Glasses in the 2nd World War

2. St. Ives (1998)

R | 90 min | Drama, Romance

In 1813, Capitaine Jacques St. Ives, a Hussar in the Napoleonic wars, is captured and sent to a Scottish prison camp. He's a swashbuckler, so the prison's commander, Major Farquar ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Hook | Stars: Jean-Marc Barr, Miranda Richardson, Richard E. Grant, Anna Friel

Votes: 717

British Soldiers of the 18th Century fight against French Soldiers of the 19th Century

3. Allied (2016)

R | 124 min | Action, Drama, Romance

60 Metascore

In 1942, a Canadian intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Jared Harris, Vincent Ebrahim

Votes: 128,643 | Gross: $40.07M

Black uniformed German SS and normal western Front-dark greeen-uniformed Wehrmacht in North Africa..Cliche' ridden and only typical SS-wielding Images,totally wrong..Normal Wehrmacht and especially Normal black SS never appeared in North Africa..Director? Look to The English Patient and to Corelli's Mandoline,then you have correct Uniformation..they wore different brown/beige tones and lighter green;they also wore it in Greece and the Balcans..

4. The Keep (1983)

R | 96 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

34 Metascore

Nazis are forced to turn to a Jewish historian for help in battling the ancient demon they have inadvertently freed from its prison.

Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Scott Glenn, Ian McKellen, Alberta Watson, Jürgen Prochnow

Votes: 10,017 | Gross: $3.76M

Don't get me wrong..I really LOVE this Movie..but here again..the same mistake..black SS Uniforms,like the public meaning imagines the cliche' SS..here,in Romania,Nazi-Germany wouldn't have sent the black,inner-state-uniformed SS,but the more militarically uniformed,dark green or light green Waffen-SS

5. Flesh+Blood (1985)

R | 126 min | Adventure, Drama

In medieval Europe, a young girl from a noble family is obsessed with her captors--commoners.

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Burlinson, Jack Thompson

Votes: 15,359 | Gross: $0.10M

ALMOST perfect..and no question..a GREAT and lasting film..but we have,in some sequences,clothing and,especially hats,from the Napoleonic area(19th Century),but it is set in the early 16th Century("Western Europe 1501")

6. Devil's Bride (2016)

R | 110 min | Drama, History

Anna is a 16-year old in a village where women are accused of witchcraft. It's based on the witch hunts on Åland, Finland in the 1600s.

Director: Saara Cantell | Stars: Tuulia Eloranta, Magnus Krepper, Elin Petersdottir, Claes Malmberg

Votes: 1,035

The Devil's Bride..here we have a setting in the early 1600's..and we have, especially among other fails,hats for the 1600's,the 1700's and the 1800's..ridiculous..

7. The 13th Warrior (1999)

R | 102 min | Action, Adventure, History

42 Metascore

A man, having fallen in love with the wrong woman, is sent by the sultan himself on a diplomatic mission to a distant land as an ambassador. Stopping at a Viking village port to restock on supplies, he finds himself unwittingly embroiled in a quest to banish a mysterious threat in a distant Viking land.

Directors: John McTiernan, Michael Crichton | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Diane Venora, Dennis Storhøi, Vladimir Kulich

Votes: 111,511 | Gross: $32.70M

Again..nice film..i like..but a scenario in the Dark Ages (700-800 A.C.)contains Armor and Helmets of the ancient Romans...I laughed a lot..

8. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

63 Metascore

Blacksmith Will Turner teams up with eccentric pirate "Captain" Jack Sparrow to save his love, the governor's daughter, from Jack's former pirate allies, who are now undead.

Director: Gore Verbinski | Stars: Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley

Votes: 973,330 | Gross: $305.41M

Every part..a pure DESASTER in History..in one sequence..3 hats of three different Centuries in ONE picture..s.c.r.e.w this..

9. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)

PG-13 | 151 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

53 Metascore

Jack Sparrow races to recover the heart of Davy Jones to avoid enslaving his soul to Jones' service, as other friends and foes seek the heart for their own agenda as well.

Director: Gore Verbinski | Stars: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Jack Davenport

Votes: 619,714 | Gross: $423.32M

see above

10. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)

PG-13 | 169 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

50 Metascore

Captain Barbossa, Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann must sail off the edge of the map, navigate treachery and betrayal, find Jack Sparrow, and make their final alliances for one last decisive battle.

Director: Gore Verbinski | Stars: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Geoffrey Rush

Votes: 562,937 | Gross: $309.42M

see above

11. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)

PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

45 Metascore

Jack Sparrow and Barbossa embark on a quest to find the elusive fountain of youth, only to discover that Blackbeard and his daughter are after it too.

Director: Rob Marshall | Stars: Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Ian McShane, Geoffrey Rush

Votes: 453,069 | Gross: $241.07M

see above

12. The Blue Max (1966)

Approved | 156 min | Action, Drama, Romance

A young pilot in the German air force of 1918, disliked as lower-class and unchivalrous, tries ambitiously to earn the medal offered for 20 kills.

Director: John Guillermin | Stars: George Peppard, James Mason, Ursula Andress, Jeremy Kemp

Votes: 5,951

Most disgusting..a pseudo WWI scenario with clearly 60's hippie-fashion..s.c.r.ew this!!!

13. The Godfather: Part III (1990)

R | 162 min | Crime, Drama

60 Metascore

In the midst of trying to legitimize his business dealings in New York City and Italy in 1979, aging Mafia Don Michael Corleone seeks to avow for his sins, while taking his nephew Vincent Mancini under his wing.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Andy Garcia, Talia Shire

Votes: 330,644 | Gross: $66.67M

I know..this is nearly blasphemic..I REALLY LOVE this film..but,no doubt..it is set in 1978..and people are clad in the fashion of the 90's..

14. Brimstone (2016)

R | 148 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

45 Metascore

From the moment the new reverend climbs the pulpit, Liz knows she and her family are in great danger.

Director: Martin Koolhoven | Stars: Guy Pearce, Dakota Fanning, Emilia Jones, Carice van Houten

Votes: 31,421

Excellent Film,but weapons of the fading 19th/beginning 20th Century are false in a setting of at 30 or 40 years earlier: Carabiner-Rifles weren't existing in the 1860's..

15. Kong: Skull Island (2017)

PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

62 Metascore

After the Vietnam war, a team of scientists explores an uncharted island in the Pacific, venturing into the domain of the mighty Kong, and must fight to escape a primal Eden.

Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts | Stars: Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John C. Reilly

Votes: 244,866 | Gross: $168.05M

Why is a Japanese Air Force-Pilot carrying a German Mauser C-96 Pistol,used around the 1900's and not in WWII and FOR SURE not used by Japanese Forces? Instead they used Taisho-Pistols

16. Peter the Great (1986)

371 min | Biography, Drama, History

Biopic of Peter I, Czar of Russia, from childhood in 1682 to the Great Northern War against Sweden during the 1700s.

Stars: Maximilian Schell, Vanessa Redgrave, Omar Sharif, Trevor Howard

Votes: 570

Funny: Soviet Mosin Nagant Rifles of 2nd World War in the Hands of the Russian and Swedish Army of 1709..

17. Mobsters (1991)

R | 104 min | Crime, Drama

From start to finish, it's a story of friendship between 4 street-wise males who don't mind using violence to achieve the lives that they want. They trust no one but each other which is vital to their success as mobsters.

Director: Michael Karbelnikoff | Stars: Christian Slater, Patrick Dempsey, Rodney Eastman, Costas Mandylor

Votes: 7,903 | Gross: $20.25M

Smart suits and Dresses,but 30's men's wear in the early 20's is simply stylish but wrong and badly recherched.

18. Ardor (2014)

R | 101 min | Drama, Western

48 Metascore

A mysterious man emerges from the Argentinean rainforest to help a poor farmer and his daughter, who are threatened by a band of mercenaries hired to force them to sell their land.

Director: Pablo Fendrik | Stars: Alice Braga, Gael García Bernal, Chico Díaz, Claudio Tolcachir

Votes: 707

No Doubt,this one is good..and it's Character is like a kind of Neo-Western,okay..but in the end it is set nowadays and the Rifles they use are THAT old fashioned,that I am sure you will never get such guns from the 1850's and 1860's (like the British,mid-1860's Martini-Henry Rifle),especially not FUNCTIONING..this is either an overambitioned Western-Aspect or simply bad Recherche..

19. The English Patient (1996)

R | 162 min | Drama, Romance, War

87 Metascore

At the close of WWII, a young nurse tends to a badly-burned plane crash victim. His past is shown in flashbacks, revealing an involvement in a fateful love affair.

Director: Anthony Minghella | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe, Kristin Scott Thomas

Votes: 167,706 | Gross: $78.65M

I know..I mentioned this one idealistic above..and the fails are small and only for historically specialized people..but I AM ..so I have to list it in here..The German Uniforms SEEM correct,but the soldiers wear the wrong symbols,wrong attached to the clothing,there were never German Paratroopers to invade Tobruk and the Major Prochnow stands for the SD,the Secret Service of the SS..they never were active in North Africa

20. Belle (2013)

PG | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

64 Metascore

The mixed-race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral is raised by her aristocratic great-uncle in 18th-century England.

Director: Amma Asante | Stars: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Matthew Goode, Emily Watson, Miranda Richardson

Votes: 26,143 | Gross: $10.73M

A Household in 1796 shows a Portrait of a Navy Officer,by Haircut,Beard and Uniform clearly is out of the 1840's

21. The Scarlet and the Black (1983 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 143 min | Drama, History, War

Vatican efforts, lead by Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty, to save Allied P.O.W.s and downed Allied airmen as the Nazis invade Rome.

Director: Jerry London | Stars: Gregory Peck, Christopher Plummer, John Gielgud, Raf Vallone

Votes: 2,403

Okay,this is set during the "German Occupation of Rome and the Vatican"..first of all:Rome was never straight directly occupied in the "classical" way..for the City of Rome it was a special back-and-forth Movement,carried by personal Intrigues and diplomatic Maneuvres.. But: The film states,that the Waffen-SS "commanded" Rome and therefore the *beep* were three..let's say influencial Nazi-German Officials in Rome;NEVER in the Vatican..the Vatican stayed unoccupied during whole WWII.There were Hermann-Bernhard Ramcke,Commander of the most potent German Parachute-Corps,who invaded Rome first..he controlled parts of Rome and so he was in Charge of Parts of Rome..then Albert Kesselring,first of all well-known Officer of the Luftwaffe;NEVER the Waffen-SS..he was a kind of military-dipolmatic Agent to the Representatives of,still ITALIAN Rome..and then,later,Rainer Stahel..Successor of Kesselring..Again,no Waffen-SS..simply Luftwaffe and clear Distance to the papal Borders..The true Vatican NEVER was occupied by any German or German Troops..AND FURTHERMORE: The German whatever Troops are supported by Italian Army Troops in this Film..First of all BULLsieeDDD..that never happened..some Italian Troops fought the former, shortly before allied German Army and Paratroopers-Troops,but only in some Suburb-Lanes of Rome..some Blackshirt-Fascist-Successor-hooliganlike-Packs helped the mixed German Soldiers..again,NO Waffen-SS..and,to end this Speech ;)..in this Film,the German-helping Italian Army-Troops wear the Colonial-Desert-Uniforms of Lybia and Abessinya of the mid-1930's..in ROME..this may only interest historical Nerds..but it's okay to me :)

22. You Can't Win 'Em All (1970)

PG | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

During the 1922 Turkish Civil War, two Americans and a group of foreign mercenaries offer their services to a local Turkish governor who hires them as guards for a secret transport.

Director: Peter Collinson | Stars: Tony Curtis, Charles Bronson, Michèle Mercier, Patrick Magee

Votes: 952

Again..as most of the time..Good one..entertained me..BUT: this tries to summon the "spirit" of the the turning 19th/20th Century..it shows Turkish Military Uniforms and other Military Issues of 1900/1901..BUT this is set in 1920!!!!!And the other Scandal is the clearly,70's originating Hippie-Haircut and Fashion C.r.aP. of it's production Year 1970..

23. Throwback (II) (2014)

Not Rated | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Two treasure hunters, a park ranger and an unhinged ex-cop tangle with a Yowie, the Australian Bigfoot, deep in the jungles of Far North Queensland.

Director: Travis Bain | Stars: Shawn Brack, Anthony Ring, Melanie Serafin, Vernon Wells

Votes: 274

Claims the Plot partially to be in 1825..uaaaaaahhaaaahahahaha

24. Ten (2014)

Not Rated | 83 min | Adventure, Horror, Mystery

Ten women find themselves in a vacant mansion on Spektor Island in December, 1972. Each believes she's traveled to the house on business, but they all agree that something seems strange. ... See full summary »

Directors: Sophia Cacciola, Michael J. Epstein | Stars: Jade Sylvan, Molly Carlisle, Molly Devon, Karin Webb

Votes: 631

This Crap claims to be set in the 70ies..I can't remember much things historically correct..

25. Stranded (2010)

103 min | Horror, Mystery

A platoon of French soldiers on a rescue mission in North Africa confront invisible evil creatures.

Directors: Hugues Martin, Sandra Martin | Stars: Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet, Thierry Frémont, Saïd Taghmaoui, Aurélien Wiik

Votes: 806

This History/Fiction Mix is nice enough,no Century-Shot,but okay.. most people I am sure wouldn't care..and I know I am dainty with this..but everybody has his/her own spleens,doesn't he/she??So here I noticed one small,surely excusable goof..The Arab Rebels use filterless Cigarettes in packs enwrapped in Plastic,what wasn't already existing in the early 50ies of the French-Algerian War..

26. The Heineken Kidnapping (2011)

Not Rated | 127 min | Crime, History, Thriller

A bold, amateur kidnapping goes wildly awry in this fictionalized account of beer magnate Freddy Heineken's 1983 abduction, which would go on to become one of The Netherlands' most infamous crimes.

Director: Maarten Treurniet | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Reinout Scholten van Aschat, Gijs Naber, Teun Kuilboer

Votes: 5,035

Again,just a few things: Wrong Parking Spaces..in 1983,Parking Spaces were drawn with white Colour on the Asphaltstreet...painted...what we see here,is the modern 2010's dark square-printing in modern Parking-Lots..FAIL!...AND the usually Fails,again..Shoes too modern,Haircuts,in this case too old-fashioned,merely remembering the 70's..

27. Dunkirk (2017)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Drama, History

94 Metascore

Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Fionn Whitehead, Barry Keoghan, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy

Votes: 480,349 | Gross: $188.37M

Great one,of course,BUT: The panoramic Views of Dunkirk reveal much too modern Buildings for 1939..Things like Interieur of Trains or Boats are merely from the 60's or even the 80's..not much,sure,but for this List important..

28. Raging Bull (1980)

R | 129 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

89 Metascore

The life of boxer Jake LaMotta, whose violence and temper that led him to the top in the ring destroyed his life outside of it.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci, Frank Vincent

Votes: 293,160 | Gross: $23.38M

In this highly overestimated Film,everybody wears Clothing Details of the 1950's and (with some Glasses)1960's..unnecessary..

29. Jungle (I) (2017)

R | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

48 Metascore

A group of friends join a guide for a trek into the Bolivian jungle, searching for an Indian village. The men soon realize that the jungle is a difficult place to be.

Director: Greg McLean | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Yasmin Kassim, Luis Jose Lopez, Lily Sullivan

Votes: 37,596

This is set in 1981..but this could be set in just 2017..HELL,is it THAT difficult to prepare the costume/make up staff correctly?

30. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)

R | 98 min | Horror

38 Metascore

After picking up a traumatized young hitchhiker, five friends find themselves stalked and hunted by a deformed chainsaw-wielding loon and his family of equally psychopathic killers.

Director: Marcus Nispel | Stars: Jessica Biel, Jonathan Tucker, Andrew Bryniarski, Erica Leerhsen

Votes: 124,217 | Gross: $80.57M

THIS shall portray and claims to be set in the 1970'ies????????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is simply all-day Optic of 2003... RIDICULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

31. The Sea Wolf (1993 TV Movie)

90 min | Adventure, Drama

Jack London's brutal Wolf Larson brings a shipwrecked aristocrat and a con woman aboard his doomed ship, the Ghost.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Charles Bronson, Catherine Mary Stewart, Marc Singer, Len Cariou

Votes: 732

Sporty Shoes of the early nineties on board of a ship in 1890...haaaaaah!!!!

32. Rise of the Footsoldier 3 (2017)

R | 99 min | Action, Biography, Comedy

Notorious gangster, Pat Tate, rises through the ranks of Essex's criminal underworld. A prequel to the 'Rise of the Footsoldier' franchise.

Director: Zackary Adler | Stars: Craig Fairbrass, Terry Stone, Roland Manookian, Jamie Foreman

Votes: 1,063

This unnecessary crap claims to be set in 1988..this simply made 2017 and it simply looks this way..they didn't even change one trouser.a pure brazenness

33. King Solomon's Mines (1985)

PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Fortune hunter Allan Quatermain teams up with a resourceful woman to help her find her missing father lost in the wilds of 1900s Africa while being pursued by hostile tribes and a rival German explorer.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Sharon Stone, Herbert Lom, John Rhys-Davies

Votes: 11,637 | Gross: $15.06M

World War II equipment before WWI,German Army with British Equipment

34. Hanna's War (1988)

PG-13 | 148 min | Biography, Drama, War

During WW2 Hanna Szenes, a Hungarian Jew living in British Palestine, volunteers to go behind enemy lines to rescue Jews from deportation to death camps.

Director: Menahem Golan | Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Maruschka Detmers, Anthony Andrews, Donald Pleasence

Votes: 348 | Gross: $0.14M

Military mistakes en gros,ISRAELIAN MP's of the 1960's in the hands of British Parachuters of WWII

35. The Lighthouse (I) (2016)

102 min | Thriller

58 Metascore

Based on real events which saw two lighthouse keepers stranded for months at sea in a freak storm, the film tells a tale of death, madness and isolation; a desolate trip into the heart of human darkness.

Director: Chris Crow | Stars: Mark Lewis Jones, Michael Jibson, Ian Virgo, Nathan Sussex

Votes: 386

LOOKS cool,in modern-washed-greyveiled pictures,but historically: N'aaaaaaaahhh...claims to be set in 1801(Napoleonic Age),but fashion and clothing of the usual British late 1880's/1890's

36. 3 Days in Quiberon (2018)

115 min | Drama

In a rehab clinic Romy Schneider gives her last interview to two journalists. Three days, driven by romantic desire, professional ambition and the urge for living.

Director: Emily Atef | Stars: Marie Bäumer, Birgit Minichmayr, Charly Hübner, Robert Gwisdek

Votes: 776

Modern plastic package,boxing modern Pralinés,available in every supermarket.But claims to be set in 1981

37. The Godfather (1972)

R | 175 min | Crime, Drama

100 Metascore

The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Diane Keaton

Votes: 1,466,040 | Gross: $134.97M

I know,this world/earth absolutely best film of all times,lifetime-favorite and god-given masterpiece is undoubtable;but at Louie's,where Michael kills McCluskey and Solozzo,there's one total where we see one customer with a nice 70ies haircut and glasses :-)



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