Hollywood's Most Authentic Historical Films

Historical movies often get scrutinized for their accuracy of how the story that was told verse how it actually played out in real life. The period of time, clothing, and actual events all matter to the audience, so film directors pay careful attention to details as they are filming. As a result of their realistic characters, settings, and stories, these films were able to achieve the goal of educating, energizing and captiviating their audience. Furthermore, they were also enjoyable to watch.


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The More You Know

  • While Titanic holds the record for consecutive weeks at the top spot (15), E.T. beats it by one in total weeks at Number One.
  • Iron Man first appeared in the Marvel Comic “Tales of Suspense” in 1963.
  • Orson Welles directed much of Citizen Kane from a wheelchair, after injuring himself on set.
  • The skeletons in "Poltergeist" are not props. They are real human skeletons.
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