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16 Movies That Actually Get History (Mostly) Right

These compelling films know their facts.

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  • A still from the film 'Lincoln' (2012).Photo Credit: 20th Century Fox

Glory (1989)

Glory
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  • Photo Credit: TriStar Pictures

Good Night, and Good Luck (2005)

Good Night, and Good Luck
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  • Photo Credit: Warner Independent Pictures

Selma (2014)

Selma
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  • Photo Credit: Paramount Pictures

The Big Short (2015)

The Big Short
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  • Photo Credit: Paramount Pictures

Lincoln (2012)

Lincoln
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  • Photo Credit: Walt Disney Studios

A Night to Remember (1958)

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  • Photo Credit: The Rank Organisation

Schindler's List (1993)

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  • Photo Credit: Universal Pictures

All the President's Men (1976)

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  • Photo Credit: Warner Bros.

Das Boot (1981)

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  • Photo Credit: Bavaria Film

Apollo 13 (1995)

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  • Photo Credit: Universal Pictures

Downfall (2004)

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  • Photo Credit: Constantin Films

Zodiac (2007)

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  • Photo Credit: Paramount Pictures

12 Years a Slave (2013)

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  • Photo Credit: Summit Entertainment

Spotlight (2015)

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  • Photo Credit: Open Road Films

Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)

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  • Photo Credit: Twentieth Century Fox

The Lion in Winter (1968)

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  • Photo Credit: Haworth Productions