Movies about history - whether they are set in ancient civilizations, during wartime conflicts, or at the precipice of great discoveries - almost always impress with their attention to detail. However, as many times as we've seen classics like Gladiator and Saving Private Ryan, we're still learning new things about them in 2022, especially when it comes to props and wardrobe. In subtle ways that reveal character backstories and symbolic meanings, these details make the films we already loved even more enjoyable. As you read ahead, make sure to vote up the examples that give you a new appreciation for these movies set in historically important moments.
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Lucilla Wears An Authentic Ring In 'Gladiator'Photo: DreamWorks Distribution
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Aldo Raine Wears The Insignias Of An Elite WWII Unit In 'Inglourious Basterds'Photo: The Weinstein Company
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A Classic Painting About Redemption Appears In 'The Last Samurai'Photo: Warner Bros.
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The Old Veteran's Pin Reveals His Identity In 'Saving Private Ryan'
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Hawkeye Bluffs With An Empty Rifle In 'The Last of the Mohicans'
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Young William Receives A Symbolic Thistle In 'Braveheart'
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The Basterds Wear Bloodstained German Uniforms In 'Inglourious Basterds'Photo: The Weinstein Company