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Old 27-06-2006, 13:47   #1
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Alternate History films...

Can anyone recommend some good ones?
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Old 27-06-2006, 13:54   #2
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Pretty much every film with the tag "Based on a true story"
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Can you elaborate on what you mean?
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Old 27-06-2006, 14:15   #4
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It Happened Here (Nazi's invaded Britain)

The Back to the Future films (especially #2)

Sky Captain (alternate 1930's universe)

Donnie Darko (as Donnie exists in a present that shouldn't have happened)

Groundhog Day (various versions of one day)

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Old 27-06-2006, 14:17   #5
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Bold textFATHERLAND

Hitler wins World War II and takes control of Europe. Germany has managed to keep her war crimes secret in this universe. The film opens in the 1960s of that world with Germany seeking to normalize relations with the US as Germany's war with the Soviets continues to grind on. However, a German SS-Sturmbannführer (Rutger Howard) and a US reporter assigned to cover the opening of relations (Miranda Richardson) find evidence of the Holocost. Based on the book, made for HBO

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Churchill: The Hollywood Years

But it's crap.
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Old 27-06-2006, 14:23   #7
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I've not seen it, but...

White Man's Burden

'Starring John Travolta'. Hmmm.
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But it's crap.
But, as crap goes, it is fun.
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The Philadelphia Experiment II - (a stealth aircraft is accidently transported back through time to 1943 into the hands of the Nazis, who then end up winning the war).

Dire film though.

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Are there any which aren't dire or crap?
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A Sound of Thunder
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That Simpsons ep where Homer changes the course of history.
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The BUtterfly Effect.
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Fatherland.
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Old 27-06-2006, 16:23   #15
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Fatherland.
Fantastic BOOK by Robert Harris but the film was mediocre despite good choice of Rouger Hauer for the hero's role.

I have seen another 'alternate history' film called "Quest for Love" with Joan Collins. Made and set in 1971, the hero goes into a different dimension during a reseach accicent where things are a bit different...eg Mount everest has still not been conquered etc.
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The recently released (in this country at least) CSA: The Confederate States of America has an elseworld premise of "What if the Confederacy won the American Civil war?"

It's not supposed to be much cop.
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What was the name of the film where women were used for breeding purposes? I think Joely Richardson was in it?
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Timeline, it might get crap reviews but I caught this film late one night on Sky and thought it was half decent as it kept me interested for a couple of hours
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What was the name of the film where women were used for breeding purposes? I think Joely Richardson was in it?
The Handmaid's Tale.
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The Handmaid's Tale.
Nice one. Good film if i recall correctly.
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