15 Silly Historical Mistakes From Famous Movies

Nobody expects filmmakers to get everything 100% right when they’re doing a movie set in the past. However, some mistakes can’t be overlooked… well, they can, but it’s really fun to point them out anyway. Mistakes like:

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John Coffey is executed by electric chair in The Green Mile. That should've been impossible considering the film takes place in 1935 Louisiana. The stAngola Museum

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Like he did in real life, Eazy-E sports his iconic White Sox hat in Straight Outta Compton. SOX CHICAGO WHITE SOX However, he also wears the hat durinThe Hollywood Reporter, MLB

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The Hurt Locker is set in 2004 and features a YouTube reference. When Owen Eldridge spots an Iraqi man filming him with a camera, he jokingly says, HEW

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Bernie tells the real-life story of the 1996 murder of Marjorie Nugent. Hornbuckle L. work answe to slioe It does not, however, tell the story of whicGQ

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Cinematic classic Ben-Hur is set during the 1st century. BE Before the big race, Ben-Hur is given the Star of David so he can proudly display his JewiMy Jewish Learning

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President Lyndon B. Johnson is using the wrong desk in Selma. JOHNSON'S ACTUAL DESK In the movie, we see Johnson use the iconic Resolute Desk, howeverSlate, LBJ Presidential Library

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In Troy, two llamas can be spotted walking around a marketplace. The film is set around 1250 BC, so those llamas either swam across the Atlantic or soThe Guardian

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Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End starts with our heroes visiting Singapore. That is more unbelievable than Jack Sparrow getting rescued from tScreen Rant, VisitSingapore.com

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An episode of Breaking Bad references the 2011 assassination of Osama bin Laden. When Walt lays out his plan to simultaneously kill all of Mike's men Slate

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In Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Sherlock uses lipstick to sabotage a gun. 
Unless Sherlock invented tube lipstick, that trick should’ve been Harvard

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In Back to the Future Part lI, Marty travels to his parents' prom in 1955. 2 It seems 1955 wasn't his only stop, because while he's there, he jams outReverb

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Braveheart depicts William Wallace and his soldiers proudly wearing kilts into battle. Although kilts are iconic pieces of Scottish culture, they didnThe Telegraph

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The Last Samurai takes us to 19th century Japan during the Meiji Restoration. During one part of the film, Katsumoto's village gets attacked by ninjasCIA

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Django sports badass shades in Django Unchained. Unfortunately, those didn't exist in 1858 modern sunglasses were introduced in the early 20th centuryVulture