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Those who get history wrong, are doomed to repeat it. For this list, we’re looking at the most frequent inconsistencies and inaccuracies in films and television shows depicting historical events, people, and things. Join WatchMojo as we count down our picks for the Top 10 Most Common Things Movies and TV Get Wrong About History.

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List Entries and Rank:
10) When Certain Events Happened
9) Customs & Traditions
8) The Appropriate Clothing & Music of the Period
7) The Technology That Did or Didn’t Exist
6) A Character’s Motivation
5) A Person’s Personality
4) How Old Someone Was During a Certain Period
3, 2 & 1???

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  2. Finally a video which states some of the issues I have when it comes to historical accuracies and inaccuracies. Most notable is the modern understanding that sometimes Hollywood uses as politically correct in order not to offend someone, group, or idea. These tactics I find deplorable especially when it comes from creators that try to rewrite or omit the reason why things happened the way they happened because they disagree with one thing or another. Trying to put women for example on a pedestal or not to offend some sjw group by showing how stong women can be even in ancient Greek mythology. Even though Medusa was a Priestess of Athena she was raped by Poseidon and because she was supposed to remain a virgin she was transformed into a Gorgan for her crimes. Try and explain that.

  3. “Gods of Egypt” is a prime example of ALL TEN (and honorable mentions) of theses! That movie erks me to no end.

  4. Well movies and tv shows aren’t made to be historically accurate, if you wanted them to be historically accurate then go watch a documentary

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