25 Movies And Shows With Shoddy Knowledge Of History

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Movies are make-believe, and can be set in literally any reality. So when filmmakers decide to set their creations in the real world, you'd think they'd be careful about getting their history right. And yet, somehow, they're constantly including historically-impossible details in their creations.

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CRACKEDCON COMR THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION In 1966, Andy Dufresne escapes from Shawshank Prison. In his cell, he has a poster for One Million Years B.C.

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PIRaTes of the CARIBBEAN AT WORLDS END The Pirates of the Caribbean movies are set in the 1700s. Singapore was founded in 1819. Captain Barbossa, welc

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DJANGO LI  N  D  H A IN ED Django is cool. So cool, in fact, that he wore sunglasses 70 years before they were introduced in the late 1920s.

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REDDRAGON The movie is set sometime before 1991, yet the Leeds family managed to get a VHS copy of Mrs. Doubtfire, which came out in 1993. Impressive

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25 Movies And Shows With Shoddy Knowledge Of History

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In 1955, Marty plays a Gibson ES-345-which entered production in 1958. Looks like the DeLorean was prepared for a rock 'n' roll emergency. l BACY TO F

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Judah Ben-Hur, a Jewish prince enslaved by the Romans, wears a Star of David - which didn't become a symbol of Judaism until the Middle Ages. CRACKED.

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saving private ryan A wounded Captain Miller rests against a Ural M-63- a Russian motorcycle from the 1960s. CRACKED.COM

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CRACKED COM AVIATOF THE Howard Hughes was truly a man ahead of his time. He orders chocolate chip cookies in a scene set in 1928, ten years before the

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CRACKEDCO TROY Historians are pretty sure you wouldn't have found modern metal- ribbed beach umbrellas in the city of Troy, over 3,000 years ago.

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CRACKED C COM kintg arthiu LEGEND OF THE SWORD Despite what every King Arthur movie will tell you, no castles were built in Europe until centuries aft

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INDANA ATONES and the KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL The mandatory Indiana Jones traveL BELIZE map includes Belize in 1957. Belize was called British Ho

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THE GOONiES What is this? A 1973 Topps baseball card in the wallet of someone who's been dead since the 1930s? Now that is a treasure! CRACKED.COM

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UNFORGIVEN GARDE oER Curiously enough, belt loops came about in the 20th century, long after belts did. Little Bill Daggett's pants wouldn't come with

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Modern bananas didn't exist in the 1700s. PIRATES of The CARIBBEAN THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL They were created through selective breeding in the 18

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ICRACKED COM BACy TO FUTURE THE In November 1955, the Baines family watch the Honeymooners episode The Man from Space- which first aired in December

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BAITLE OF BRITAIN An Israeli pilot is listed as taking part in the Battle of Britain in 1940. The modern state of Israel wasn't founded until 1948. KI


Help the The movie's themes conceal the shocking revelation that there were apparently modern RJ-type phone jacks in 1963. CRACKED.COM

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CRACKEDco COM BRAVEHEART William Wallace lived in the 13th century. Kilts weren't a thing until the 17th century. But what's 400 years, to someone SO

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PAITODN Using M47 and M48 Patton tanks in a movie about George Patton might seem fitting. -except that those were first manufactured in the '50s. CRAC

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CRACKEDG COM Characters walk past Pinnacle Rock in the Galapagos Islands in the early 19th century. This rock got its shape when the U.S. military use

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CRACKEDC COM TNDANAow AJONES and the LAST CRUSADE Indy rushes to Berlin to prevent his father's diary from being burned. But in 1938, the Nazi book bu

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Iliory A digital wristwatch shows up in Glory- which is a surprising amount of digital wristwatches for a movie set during the American Civil War.

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CRACKEDCO COM ROBIN HOod PRINCE OF THIEVES Robin of Locksley uses a telescope in the 1100s - even though telescopes wouldn't be invented until the 160

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HURT THE LOCKER Getting ready to put me on YouTube, a character remarks about a man with a video camera. The movie is set in 2004, a year before You