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The 10 Most Historically Inaccurate Movies

OK, history buffs, time to vent out all your indignation at the mind-boggling liberties Hollywood takes with its "historical" films. Yahoo! Movies has put together a rather witty list of the 10 most historically inaccurate movies, and seeing these films ballasted for the laughable inaccuracies is actually more entertaining than some of the movies themselves.

I feel validated by the inclusion of Elizabeth: The Golden Age which was simply ridiculous, and I laughed out loud at the comment on The Last Samurai: "It's doubtful that a 40-something alcoholic Civil War vet, even one with great hair, would master the chopsticks much less the samurai sword." Ha!

Also, might I point out that Mel Gibson stars in two of the movies, and another one of them is Apocalypto. Three out of 10, Gibson. Well done! To see the full list, which appears to be in no particular order,


Yahoo! Movies' 10 Most Historically Inaccurate Movies:
10,000 B.C.
The Last Samurai
Memoirs of a Geisha
Elizabeth: The Golden Age
The Patriot
2001: A Space Odyssey

Well, what do you think? Would these films, more than any others, "make your high school history teacher cry"?


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