Most historical films forgo a few facts for dramatic flair, but these flicks leave truth to the cutting room floor. Yahoo lists the most inaccurate movies ever:
- 10,000 BC: Woolly mammoths weren't around to help build the pyramids.
- Gladiator: Emperor Commodus didn't kill his dad... chickenpox did.
- 300: Spartan warriors wore bronze armor, not leather Speedos.
- The Last Samurai: 19th-century Japan did have war advisers, but they weren't American.
- Apocalypto: Mel's Mayan saviors actually killed off 90% of the indigenous people.
- Memoirs of a Geisha: It's more Studio 54 light show than Kyoto history.
- Braveheart: The costumes are 300 years too early, and lineage a muddled mess.
- Elizabeth: The Golden Age: The real queen rode sidesaddle and preferred a baton to a sword.
- The Patriot: Mel's hero was more incestuous slave owner than trailblazing family man.
- 2001: A Space Odyssey: Alas, humans weren't flying to Jupiter or dueling sentient machines.
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