1. 10,000 BC

Image: Warner Bros.

This one takes the top spot for reasons that will soon become very, very clear, but let’s start by saying that a movie set thousands of years before any historical records really begin was never going to be entirely accurate, and it would be unreasonable to hold 10,000 BC to too high a standard of historical accuracy.

That said, it’s time to pick apart the movie’s biggest historical crimes.

10,000 BC is set – you guessed it – approximately 12,000 years ago. Although our specific knowledge of that period isn’t extensive, the movie decided to go against even the small amount of facts we have about the era it’s set in.

One of the worst moments comes courtesy of desert dwelling woolly mammoths, which is ridiculous enough even before they are enlisted to help build the pyramids. Yes, those pyramids – here displayed as being built approximately 8,000 years before their documented construction.

There’s also the small matter of the tools used in the film. Despite its mesolithic setting, metal tools were used, despite their earliest use being approximated at around 6,000 years later.

10,000 BC‘s crimes are somewhat small in nature, but the fact that they’re so many thousand years away from any sort of accuracy should ensure that the film is considered more fantasy than history.


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