Fails in historical Detailsby 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.
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 »
British Soldiers of the 18th Century fight against French Soldiers of the 19th Century
3. Allied (2016)
R | 124 min | Action, Drama, Romance
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.
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
Nazis are forced to turn to a Jewish historian for help in battling the ancient demon they have inadvertently freed from its prison.
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.
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.
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
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.
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..
PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
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.
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..
PG-13 | 151 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 619,714 | Gross: $423.32M
10. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)
PG-13 | 169 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 562,937 | Gross: $309.42M
11. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 453,069 | Gross: $241.07M
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.
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
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.
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
From the moment the new reverend climbs the pulpit, Liz knows she and her family are in great danger.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
The mixed-race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral is raised by her aristocratic great-uncle in 18th-century England.
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.
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.
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.
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 »
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.
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 :-)