Most Inaccurate Biographical/Historical Movie

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Due to varying reasons, some biographies and history movies tell quite a different tale compared to what actually happened. Which of these historically orientated movies is the most inaccurate ?

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I would like to suggest Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) for the list.
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Added !
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I'd say Braveheart, definitely.

I'm not British, so I have very little knowledge of their history, but even if 10 percent of the trivia / goof section is true, it must be the most historically inaccurate movie.

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Good list. I have no way, short of extensive research, to know which is the least accurate but I'd guess that 'Bohemian Rhapsody' is the one I'm most sure about so that has a good chance of getting my vote. I get the sense that 'Shakespeare in Love' is more whimsical than accurate and 'Remember the Titans' is, I'd guess, quite sanitized, so those are contenders, too: 'Interesting to ponder.

I'd suggest two small edits: 

Which of these historically oriented movies is the most inaccurate?

(no space between "inaccurate" and the question mark; oriented instead of orientated)

Thanks : )

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Thank you for pointing out the spelling mistake !

It is however my personal preference to put a space between the question/exclamation mark and the last word in a sentence :-)
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i'd say ARGO! Can't believe that it won best picture at the oscars!!!
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One of various recent mistakes
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The Conqueror (1956) with John Wayne as Genghis Kahn
The Far Horizons (1955) Meriwether Lewis and William Clark expedition with Fred MacMurray, Charlton Heston, and as Sacajawea; Donna Reed wearing a lot of red makeup. This movie is so far from what really happened, it's almost a comedic parody of the Lewis and Clark journey.
On Dragnet the announcer said the story is true, but, the names have been changed to protect the innocent. With many of the movies listed; they included the actual names, but, changed almost everything else.