Look, we all know by this point that Hollywood takes some creative liberties when it comes to attempting to tell a "true" story. Some things you just need to change a little or omit for story flow and character arc purposes.

But then there are those films -- like the ones we cultivated here with master image manipulator AuntieMeme -- where it seems almost criminal to preface them with "Based On A True Story." It's like they said “Let's just take this story and slather it with screenwriting conventions and tricks to get people's butts in the seats and we'll tweet our way through any fallout later.” Not a bad strategy - it seems to work for any other public figure who gets in hot water. 

But we expect more for twenty bucks or whatever it costs these days to go to a theater. We're talking about offenders and movies such as ...

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THE OSCAR WINNER Gandhi collected 8 Oscars in 1983. REALITY THE And completely left out Gandhi's pervy sleeping habits. Despite the fact that he took

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THE OSCAR WINNER 12 Years a Slave ends by saying that details about Solomon's death are unknown. REALITY THE The fact is, Solomon Northup straight-up

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SO03 D THE OSCAR WINNER LAAF'E Schindler's List is about a man who saves over 1,000 Jews from the Nazis. REALITY THE As it turns out, there was no 'S

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THE OSCAR WINNER In Mississippi Burning, the FBI sends two agents to investigate the killings of three civil rights workers. REALITY THE The FBI actua

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THE OSCAR WINNER Gone with the Wind is set in Georgia against the backdrop of the Civil War. REALITY THE Yet it gets the date of the end of the war wr

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THE OSCAR NOMINEE The Danish Girl is the story of one of the first recipients of gender reassignment surgery. REALITY THE But the movie misrepresents

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THE OSCAR WINNER In Bravebeart, William Wallace wore distinctive, blue warpaint on his face. REALITY THE The real Wallace would never have used it. Th

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THE OSCAR WINNER In Amadeus, Mozart is a goof who was fiercely envied (and probably killed) by Salieri. REALITY THE But Mozart and Salieri had a respe

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