Telling Lies for Fun and Profit: 5 Films that Got History Totally Wrong

History Matters, Even at the Movies

Paul Combs
May 4 · 4 min read
Mel Gibson in “Braveheart” (Photo: Paramount Pictures)

It’s no secret that movies shape popular culture; just consider the impact of the Marvel films over the past decade. Movies also shape history and our perception of it in ways you might not expect, and the impact can be long-lasting. To give a very simple example, if you are over a…