The 10 Most Historically Inaccurate Movies

Yahoo’s 10 Most Historically Inaccurate Movies also happen to be bad or mediocre movies, except for one which just doesn’t count. Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey was futuristic when made in the ’60s and obviously can’t be judged as an historical film. It’s also the only truly great film on the list, as evidenced by its near perfect (96%) Tomatometer rating (and because I say so!). I’ve seen most of the others, and for the most part they left me nonplussed (irrespective of the bogus history) — even Gladiator and Braveheart. Sloppy history and mediocre filmmaking tend to go hand-in-hand.

10,000 BC. 9%
Gladiator. 77%
300. 60%
The Last Samurai. 66%
Apocalypto. 65%
Memoirs of a Geisha. 35%
Braveheart. 76%
Elizabeth: The Golden Age. 34%
The Patriot. 62%
2001: A Space Odyssey. 96%


3 thoughts on “The 10 Most Historically Inaccurate Movies

  1. 2001 should be removed from the list. In its place, I recommend < HREF="" REL="nofollow">Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs<>.Another step backwards for science. 😦

  2. Probably because <>Passion of the Christ<> is medievally confessional, even if Gibson himself isn’t good at distinguishing history from devotion and thinks his film is “the way it happened”.

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