By far some of the most unsung heroes of filmmaking are costume designers. Actors provide the faces, but costume designers provide the looks. Would Darth Vader be half as scary without his mask? Would Mos Eisley be half as nefarious without a literal Satan hanging around listening to jizz music? But that's a mythological sci-fi world. We're here today to talk about historical epics. War movies, sword and sandals epics, and even slapstick comedy where a moron stumbles through 20th century American history—all of those take plenty of liberties with what historians call “primary sources.” 

For whatever reason, filmmakers love to mess with the space-time continuum in their own films. Sure, it's all in the service of artistic and poetic license, but come on! This is the internet! From wrist watches to beach umbrellas, our readers compiled the most glaring historical inaccuracies Hollywood has ever produced. Winner got 100 bucks ...

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In Battlestar Galactica, a couple different characters become haunted for no apparent reason by Bob Dylan's song All Along The Watchtower. Accordi

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Pirates of the Caribbean is set on the D yoO's Singapore doesn't come about until 18190. guess they also time travel. CRACKED COM

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In the film Public Enemies both Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd are killed long before John Dillinger. In reality they both outlived Dilling

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The letter Forrest Gump received from Apple is dated September 23, 1975. However, Apple didn't become publicly traded until 1981. Apple Computer, Inc

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Can anybody explain why the namesake Ben-Hur wears a Star of David in Roman times while the first recorded use of that symbol dates to the Twelfth Cen

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CRACKED COM The poster that Andy uses to cover up his escape hole in The Shawshank Redemption is from the film One Million Years B.C. It was released

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BAGHDAD PALESUINE DAN WHEN INDY TRAVELS IN RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK BOTH JORDAN AND THAILAND CAN BE SEEN ON THE MAP As THE PLANE FLIES BY. THE FILM IS

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CRACKED In the fllm Master and Commander: The Far SiIde of the World, ser in the year 1805, shorly afer Dr. Maturin tells ack that he will name a grea

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