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

Updated October 13, 2018 15.8k votes 2.4k voters 66.3k 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.

  • Pocahontas1
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    Pocahontas

    Mel Gibson, Christian Bale

    Released1995

    Directed byEric Goldberg, Mike Gabriel

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  • Braveheart2
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    Braveheart

    Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau

    Released1995

    Directed byMel Gibson

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  • Pearl Harbor3
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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

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    300

    Gerard Butler, Michael Fassbender

    Released2006

    Directed byZack Snyder

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  • Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves5
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    Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

    Morgan Freeman, Sean Connery

    Released1991

    Directed byKevin Reynolds

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  • Troy6
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    Troy

    Brad Pitt, Eric Bana

    Released2004

    Directed byWolfgang Petersen

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  • Reefer Madness7
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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

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  • Gladiator8
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    Gladiator

    Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix

    Released2000

    Directed byRidley Scott

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  • Inglourious Basterds9
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    Inglourious Basterds

    Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender

    Released2009

    Directed byQuentin Tarantino

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  • Ice Age10
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    Ice Age

    Jack Black, Ray Romano

    Released2002

    Directed byChris Wedge, Carlos Saldanha

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  • Titanic11
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    Titanic

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet

    Released1997

    Directed byJames Cameron

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  • Forrest Gump12
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    Forrest Gump

    Tom Hanks, Sally Field

    Released1994

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

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  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail13
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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

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  • Schindler's List14
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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

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