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

Updated October 13, 2018 13.7k votes 2.1k voters 59.0k views14 items

List RulesVote 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?
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    Pocahontas

    Mel Gibson, Christian Bale

    Released1995

    Directed byEric Goldberg, Mike Gabriel

    Pocahontas is a 1995 American animated musical romantic-drama film produced by Walt Disney... more on Wikipedia

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  • 2
    Braveheart is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What's The Most Historically Inaccurate Movie You Watched In School?
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    Braveheart

    Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau

    Released1995

    Directed byMel Gibson

    Braveheart is a 1995 epic historical medieval war drama film directed by and starring Mel... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    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?
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    Pearl Harbor

    Kate Beckinsale, Jennifer Garner

    Released2001

    Directed byMichael Bay

    Pearl Harbor is a 2001 American war film with romance and action elements directed by Michael... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    300 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What's The Most Historically Inaccurate Movie You Watched In School?
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    300

    Gerard Butler, Michael Fassbender

    Released2006

    Directed byZack Snyder

    300 is a 2006 American fantasy war film based on the 1998 comic series of the same name by... more on Wikipedia

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    Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What's The Most Historically Inaccurate Movie You Watched In School?
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    Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

    Morgan Freeman, Sean Connery

    Released1991

    Directed byKevin Reynolds

    This film is a 1991 American-British adventure film directed by Kevin Reynolds. The film stars... more on Wikipedia

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  • 6
    Troy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What's The Most Historically Inaccurate Movie You Watched In School?
    665
    243

    Troy

    Brad Pitt, Eric Bana

    Released2004

    Directed byWolfgang Petersen

    Troy is a 2004 epic period war film directed by Wolfgang Petersen, loosely based on Homer's... more on Wikipedia

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    Reefer Madness is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What's The Most Historically Inaccurate Movie You Watched In School?
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    Reefer Madness

    Dave O'Brien, Carleton Young

    Released1936

    Directed byLouis J. Gasnier

    Reefer Madness is a 1936–1939 American propaganda exploitation drama film revolving around the... more on Wikipedia

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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?
    598
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    Gladiator

    Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix

    Released2000

    Directed byRidley Scott

    Gladiator is a 2000 American-British epic historical drama film directed by Ridley Scott,... more on Wikipedia

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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?
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    297

    Inglourious Basterds

    Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender

    Released2009

    Directed byEli Roth, Quentin Tarantino

    Inglourious Basterds is a 2009 German-American war black comedy film written and directed by... more on Wikipedia

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  • 10
    Ice Age is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What's The Most Historically Inaccurate Movie You Watched In School?
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    342

    Ice Age

    Jack Black, Ray Romano

    Released2002

    Directed byChris Wedge, Carlos Saldanha

    Ice Age is a 2002 American computer-animated comedy adventure film directed by Carlos Saldanha... more on Wikipedia

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    Titanic is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What's The Most Historically Inaccurate Movie You Watched In School?
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    442

    Titanic

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet

    Released1997

    Directed byJames Cameron

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    Monty Python and the Holy Grai is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What's The Most Historically Inaccurate Movie You Watched In School?
    255
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    Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    John Cleese, Terry Gilliam

    Released1975

    Directed byTerry Gilliam, Terry Jones

    Monty Python and the Holy Grail is a 1975 British comedy film written and performed by the... more on Wikipedia

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  • 13
    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?
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    Forrest Gump

    Tom Hanks, Sally Field

    Released1994

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

    Forrest Gump is a 1994 American epic romantic-comedy-drama film based on the 1986 novel of the... more on Wikipedia

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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?
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    Schindler's List

    Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes

    Released1993

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    Schindler's List is a 1993 American epic historical period drama, directed and co-produced by... more on Wikipedia
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