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Unbelievable Scenes From Historical Movies That Actually Happened

Updated 14 Sep 2020 27.1k votes 6.0k voters 581.9k views12 items

List RulesVote up the movie scenes that feel like they were made up for dramatic effect - but weren't!

Savvy moviegoers know that movies based on historical events are never completely accurate (partly because people like us point it out). It's easy for a film lover to become jaded and assume that every sensational moment in a historical movie was dreamed up by a screenwriter - but just because historical movies fudge the truth, that doesn't mean they're 100% false, either. 

History itself is full of shocking and extreme human behavior, and sometimes filmmakers don't need to exaggerate what really happened. Sometimes real life does play out like a movie, and you might not even be aware of some movie characters based on real historical figures. These 12 movie scenes that actually happened might seem like Hollywood inventions, but sometimes the truth really is stranger than fiction.

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