This time around, I was challenged to come up with a list of 5 lesser known Cold War films that fit roughly in the sf/f genre. The rules were as follows:
- The film must be sf/f-ish (duh)
- The film must be set in the historical period called the Cold War OR
- The film must directly engage with the Cold War via alternate or future history (metaphors and obscure allegories do not count)
- The film must be "lesser known" based on my interpretation of that phrase
The Place Promised in Our Early Days (2004)
Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970)
The Iron Giant (1999)
The Day After (1983)
There you have it. My list. If you think I've missed something, feel free to let me know in the comments!
Now for a new challenge for Ian:
Since my list is very U.S.-centric, I challenge you to come up with a list of 5 Russian/Soviet sf/f-ish films about the Cold War! Bring it!