Monday, March 24, 2008

10 Most Historically Inaccurate Movies

My brother called this to my attention last week, and lo and behold the same link showed up again at Christianity Today Movies! So how could I not share it with the rest of you?

Of course, without even seeing it, I knew Braveheart was inaccurate (it wasn't even accurate to the book it was supposedly inspired by!). And there aren't too many other surprises here. My only question is why movies like "King Arthur" and "Kingdom of Heaven" didn't get listed. I guess they simply didn't have the fame to be worth the time.

2 comments:

Paul Xavier said...

Even though Gladiator, Patriot, and Braveheart made the list, they are still very good movies. But none-the-less, History must be changed to make a good film. Otherwise it could be dreadfully boring...

Josh said...

I think it's very sad when filmmakers have to stray from historical fact just to tell a story. However, I do think movies can be enjoyed simply for the plotline. I've heard good things about some of the films on that list. Nevertheless, it's surely better to have two positives going for a film, rather than just one. Films that combine both a emotional/inspiring story AND historical accuracy are by far the most satisfying to watch. For instance, I just recently watched the movie "Invincible" which is extremely inspiring, but is also extremely historically accurate. I highly recommend the film for anyone interested in seeing what life in a major city was like during the 70's.