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Thu, Mar 12, 2020 6:58 PM

Live Poll: Most Inaccurate Biographical/Historical Movie

Due to varying reasons, some biographies and history movies tell quite a different tale compared to what actually happened. Which of these historically orientated movies is the most inaccurate ?

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls092307153/

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/KvSGmJF04eU/

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6 months ago

My pick:

Argo (2012)

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6 months ago

I would like to suggest Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) for the list.

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Added !

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6 months ago

I'd say Braveheart, definitely.

I'm not British, so I have very little knowledge of their history, but even if 10 percent of the trivia / goof section is true, it must be the most historically inaccurate movie.


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6 months ago

bump

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bump

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FYC:
U-517
Cool Runnings
They Died With Their Boots On
Remember the Titans

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Added Remember the Titans !

Discarded the rest; minimum amount of votes needed is 100.000.

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"Discarded the rest; minimum amount of votes needed is 100.000."
I know you're relatively new to this game of pollmaking. But you need to post these restrictions somewhere other than a belated post in the thread. Maybe consider posting it in the original post and/or the text of the list.

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Yes, I know. I always forget to put it in the description of the post, but I will try to get better at it.

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FYC: Inglorious Basterds: US soldiers being told to commit war crimes on German POWs and Hitler's death.

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You need to do a better job researching your history. US soldiers in WWII were often commanded to commit war crimes on German POWs. All sides committed their fair share of war crimes against the opposing side. It's the nature of warfare. That's a statement of facts, not an endorsement of the historical practice.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allied_war_crimes_during_World_War_II

That said? Inglorious Basterds was never meant to be a Historical film. 

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another thing: German soldiers had been fighting for years. they were hardened soldiers, and they would not be scared of some small rogue band of US war  criminals. If US soldiers were to be know going out and torturing German POWs, it would have put US POWs at risk. The only time it was acceptable to kill a POW was if one was captured behind enemy lines where the soldiers could not take him with them and there was no one to hand him off too.

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6 months ago

Good list. I have no way, short of extensive research, to know which is the least accurate but I'd guess that 'Bohemian Rhapsody' is the one I'm most sure about so that has a good chance of getting my vote. I get the sense that 'Shakespeare in Love' is more whimsical than accurate and 'Remember the Titans' is, I'd guess, quite sanitized, so those are contenders, too: 'Interesting to ponder.

I'd suggest two small edits: 

Which of these historically oriented movies is the most inaccurate?

(no space between "inaccurate" and the question mark; oriented instead of orientated)

Thanks : )

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Thank you for pointing out the spelling mistake !

It is however my personal preference to put a space between the question/exclamation mark and the last word in a sentence :-)

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6 months ago

Pocahontas.  

I hate inaccurate movies!!

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Whilst I have the ability to "forgive them", if you will, some altered plot points of a biography or history film can still be quite hard to gloss over.

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Thank you, Peter !