History We Asked, You Answered: What's The Most Historically Inaccurate Movie You Watched In School?  

Jacob Bryant
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List Rules Vote up the most historically inaccurate movies you were forced to watch in school.

It was a great day in the classroom when your teacher announced that the day's agenda was to sit back, relax, and watch a movie. It was even better when it happened to be a popular, well-liked movie. But some of the movie choices history teachers made were more than a little suspect - some of them being downright inaccurate. 

We asked our audience which historically inaccurate films they remember watching in school. Be sure to vote up the movies you remember contradicting history books the most.

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Pocahontas is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What's The Most Historically Inaccurate Movie You Watched In School?
Mel Gibson, Christian Bale, Billy Connolly
Pocahontas is a 1995 American animated musical romantic-drama film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 33rd film in the Walt Disney Animated ...more
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Braveheart is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What's The Most Historically Inaccurate Movie You Watched In School?
Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Brendan Gleeson
Braveheart is a 1995 epic historical medieval war drama film directed by and starring Mel Gibson. Gibson portrays William Wallace, a 13th-century Scottish warrior who led the Scots in the First ...more
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Pearl Harbor is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What's The Most Historically Inaccurate Movie You Watched In School?
Kate Beckinsale, Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck
Pearl Harbor is a 2001 American war film with romance and action elements directed by Michael Bay, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and written by Randall Wallace. It features an ensemble cast, ...more
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300 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What's The Most Historically Inaccurate Movie You Watched In School?
Gerard Butler, Michael Fassbender, Lena Headey
300 is a 2006 American fantasy war film based on the 1998 comic series of the same name by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley. Both are fictionalized retellings of the Battle of Thermopylae which took ...more
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Ice Age is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What's The Most Historically Inaccurate Movie You Watched In School?
Jack Black, Ray Romano, Jane Krakowski
Ice Age is a 2002 American computer-animated comedy adventure film directed by Carlos Saldanha and Chris Wedge from a story by Michael J. Wilson. It was produced by Blue Sky Studios and ...more
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Reefer Madness is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What's The Most Historically Inaccurate Movie You Watched In School?
Dave O'Brien, Carleton Young, Harry Harvey Jr.
Reefer Madness is a 1936–1939 American propaganda exploitation drama film revolving around the melodramatic events that ensue when high school students are lured by pushers to try marijuana—from ...more
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Troy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What's The Most Historically Inaccurate Movie You Watched In School?
Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom
Troy is a 2004 epic period war film directed by Wolfgang Petersen, loosely based on Homer's Iliad. After Paris smuggles Queen Helen to Troy, Achilles leads his Myrmidons along with the rest of ...more
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Gladiator is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What's The Most Historically Inaccurate Movie You Watched In School?
Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Sheen
Gladiator is a 2000 American-British epic historical drama film directed by Ridley Scott, starring Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Ralf Möller, Oliver Reed, Djimon Hounsou, ...more
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Inglourious Basterds is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What's The Most Historically Inaccurate Movie You Watched In School?
Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Diane Kruger
Inglourious Basterds is a 2009 German-American war black comedy film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino and starring Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, Mélanie Laurent, Michael ...more
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Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What's The Most Historically Inaccurate Movie You Watched In School?
Morgan Freeman, Sean Connery, Kevin Costner
This film is a 1991 American-British adventure film directed by Kevin Reynolds. The film stars Kevin Costner as Robin Hood, Morgan Freeman as Azeem, Christian Slater as Will Scarlet, Mary ...more
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Monty Python and the Holy Grai... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What's The Most Historically Inaccurate Movie You Watched In School?
John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle
Monty Python and the Holy Grail is a 1975 British comedy film written and performed by the comedy group of Monty Python, and directed by Gilliam and Jones. It was conceived during the hiatus ...more
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Titanic is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What's The Most Historically Inaccurate Movie You Watched In School?
Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates
Titanic is a 1997 American epic romantic disaster drama film directed, written, co-produced, and co-edited by James Cameron. A fictionalized account of what happened to the RMS Titanic, it stars ...more
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Forrest Gump is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What's The Most Historically Inaccurate Movie You Watched In School?
Tom Hanks, Kurt Russell, Sally Field
Forrest Gump is a 1994 American epic romantic-comedy-drama film based on the 1986 novel of the same name by Winston Groom. The film was directed by Robert Zemeckis and stars Tom Hanks, Robin ...more
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Schindler's List is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What's The Most Historically Inaccurate Movie You Watched In School?
Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley
Schindler's List is a 1993 American epic historical period drama, directed and co-produced by Steven Spielberg and scripted by Steven Zaillian. It is based on the novel Schindler's Ark by Thomas ...more