7 films that would be immeasurably improved by the inclusion of a Dalek

The Doctor Who villains make for instant movie magic

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Film criticism is a tricky business. Analysing what makes a movie work or fail is hugely subjective and tricky to quantify, and it’s almost impossible to dissect the careful artistic science that makes a successful project work.

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However, I think it’s clear we can all agree on one thing. EVERY film, no matter the year, genre or box office success could be massively improved if they’d only re-edit it to include a Dalek or two. 

And so with that unassailable fact in mind (and some dodgy PhotoShop skills at the ready), here is the RadioTimes.com specially remastered classic film collection: Dalek edition.


1. Notting Hill

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“I’M ALSO JUST A DALEK, STANDING IN FRONT OF A HUMAN, ASKING HIM TO SUBMIT TO THE SUPERIOR DALEK RACE.”


2. Wimbledon

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“LOVE MEANS NOTHING IN TENNIS. ZERO. IT ONLY MEANS YOU LOSE. LOOOSSSSEEE!!!”


3. Casablanca

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“WE’LL ALWAYS HAVE SKARO!!!!”


4. Titanic

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“DRAW ME LIKE ONE OF YOUR HEAVY WEAPONS DALEKS!!!”


5. Some like it hot

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“BUT YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND OSGOOD! OHHH…I’M A DALEK!”

“Well, nobody’s perfect!”

“HOW DARE YOU! DALEKS ARE PERFECTION! DALEKS REIGN SUPREME! DALEKS REIGN SUPREME!”


6. Four Weddings and a Funeral

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“IS IT STILL RAINING? DALEKS HAVE NO CONCEPT OF MOISTURE.”


7. Forrest Gump

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“MY SUPREME DALEK ALWAYS SAID, ‘LIFE WAS LIKE A FIELD OF INFERIOR GENETIC STOCK IN NEED OF EXTERMINATION.

“YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU’RE GONNA GET.”


And for a special bonus…Saturday Night Fever

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You know we’re right, and don’t even pretend otherwise.

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Doctor Who returns to BBC1 this Christmas, followed by a full series in 2017