There’s no such thing as an entirely historically accurate film. Whether certain liberties need to be taken with the truth in order to tell a certain story or there was just an unfortunate lack of accurate historical information at the time the film was shot, there have been plenty of valid reasons over the years why a movie might need to change parts of history. Many movies, however, take these liberties too far and proclaim to tell a historically accurate story, when it is anything but.
It’s because of those lesser films that it’s so easy to appreciate the rare movies that actually get history right. While they may not always be perfect, they represent filmmakers’ greatest attempts to make history come alive through fascinating characters, perfectly scouted locations, a sharp eye for details, and costumes ripped straight from the past.
These are the 15 Movies That Actually Got History Right.