13 Movies Created Massive Misconceptions That Viewers Totally Believe

We’re a screen-soaked culture, and that means what we see on TV and in movies can be considered a framework for looking at the world around us. However, that's not always the case. There are some things that these stories always get wrong! Understandably, many filmmakers are more interested in creating dramatic, stirring films than in providing accurate information. After all, they’re entertainers, not educators. Sometimes, the plot of a movie or a film’s dramatic appeal depends on a misconception. From the existence of troubling double standards to factual inaccuracies regarding historical pieces, misconceptions appear in a variety of films, whether accidentally or intentionally included.
Today, we're going to take a look at some straight-up wrong information and ideas in some famous movies that people adamantly believe to be true. Keep reading for more details!

#1 Double Standards: Male villains have a better chance of being forgiven than females.

Source: © Thor: Ragnarok , © Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker

There are limited chances for female villains to atone than there are for male ones. Female villains are either overly aggressive or given little support and opportunities to improve. Hela experienced this in Thor: Ragnarok. She only made an appearance in one of the series' movies and was never given another chance.
The quarrel between Thor and Loki lasted for multiple movies, and Thor always forgave his brother. Star Wars character Kylo Ren was able to atone. Several individuals concur that he committed crimes against humanity, but they made an exception for him since the Sith used him as a pawn.

#2 Double Standards: If a father doesn’t pay enough attention to the child, we forgive him. If a mother does this, she will always be despised.

Source: © Liar Liar ,  © Home Alone 

In movies, we commonly witness parents who don't give their children enough attention. Yet, whereas terrible moms are typically shown in dramas, bad fathers are frequently featured in comic works. The central plot of the comedy Liar Liar involves a parent who consistently fails his child. In the movie, Jim Carrey's character missed his son's birthday but was later able to make amends.
But, even when a mother who erred is a comic figure and ultimately makes things right, viewers don't always forgive her. One of the worst mothers in cinematic history is still regarded as Kate McCallister from Home Alone. Many people choose to disregard the reality that her spouse also forgot about Kevin, in addition to herself.

#3 Double Standards: Unemployed women are housewives, and unemployed men are losers.

Source: © Desperate Housewives ,  © Friends

We witnessed average folks in Desperate Housewives, which is typical of women who don't work and identify as housewives. In contrast to jobless males, they are not made fun of. Also, males frequently disagree with their own positions, which causes friction. In the movie The Intern, the main character's spouse made the decision to look after their daughter so that the wife could manage the family company.
And as a result, their relationship deteriorated. When Chandler lost his job on the popular sitcom Friends, it served as another illustration of this double standard. He bemoaned his lack of direction, forcing his wife Monica to assist him in getting jobs.

#4 Double Standards: When it’s creepy, but when it’s vice versa, it’s cute.

Source: © You,© Legally Blonde

Men who stalk the woman they like are frightening in movies and television programs. Yet there's a good reason for it—they lack the ability to recognize when to quit, leading them to commit grave errors, such as the main character in the film You did.
But it's funny if a female begins following a guy. Helga from Hey Arnold! created an altar for the boy she admired, as an illustration. In order to get her ex back, Elle Woods from the movie Legally Blonde pursued him and even enrolled at the same institution.

#5 Factual Inaccuracy: Women who belonged in the upper class wouldn’t usually breastfeed their children.

Source: © Marie-Lan Nguyen, © CC BY 3.0

Roman women who were well off did not breastfeed their children. Wet nurses received newborns and gave them to them. A mother was too fatigued to nurse a child after giving birth, according to powerful physician Soranus of that era.
A further benefit of hiring a Greek wet nurse, according to this Roman doctor, is that she will be able to pass down her native tongue to the infant along with her milk.

#6 Factual Inaccuracy: Whether they were rich or poor, women in Ancient Rome had to work really hard.

Source: © Spartacus ,© Domina

In general, Roman women's lives under the reign of Emperor Augustus were difficult. A woman's freedom of movement was less restricted if she belonged to a lower social class than an elite lady. Yet, they also had to put in greater hours at work, such as working on farms.
A woman who resided in a town had a variety of career options, including those of a midwife, wet nurse, hairdresser, seamstress, actor, waitress, chef, or juggler who could amuse the Romans. The women in charge of housekeeping were from the higher classes.

#7 Factual Inaccuracy: Looks are very important in Hollywood, so actors don’t always get cast based on their similarities with their character.

Source: WARNER BROS., JAAP/ East News

When we see the gorgeous Angelina Jolie in the role of Queen Olympias, the mother of Alexander the Great, we begin to unconsciously believe that all Ancient ladies had a flawless nose, full lips, and sculpted cheekbones. To be told, Queen Olympias was far different from the portrayal she received from Hollywood. Queen Olympias had a traditional Greek profile, with a low forehead, an upturned chin, and a gentle face, according to the one portrait of her that has survived to the present day.

Source: © Troy / Warner Bros.

The beauty of Helen of Troy is the focus of several stories. It also comes as no surprise that the most beautiful actress of the day typically plays her in movies. Whilst it is unknown exactly what traits Helen had, it can be declared with certainty that her beauty matched the standards of her era.
Helen of Troy's features are inferred to have included a low forehead, a broad, straight nose (without emphasizing the bridge), a somewhat turned-up chin, and a sinuous form. The most attractive ladies had light complexion and hair, big eyes, and a little mole between their brows, according to A History of the Fall of Troy, which has been brought down to us.

#8 Factual Inaccuracy: Historical movies don’t always get the style of the era correctly.

Source: Capital Pictures / East News,

Many people have the misconception that Spartans were barbaric warriors who cared little about their appearance. The fact that Spartan men took such meticulous care of their looks greatly astounded us.
Their hair, which they would braid, received extra attention. Ancient writings make mention of thick, mid-back length hair. The photos that have been passed down to us further demonstrate how common this haircut is.

#9 Factual Inaccuracy: When it came to beauty regime, women back in the day weren’t really plucking their eyebrows.

Source: © Troy / Warner Bros., © Agora / Mod Producciones

In movies, ancient Greek women are portrayed as having long hair that is styled to flutter in the breeze, perfectly arched brows, and a stunning Mediterranean tan. Nevertheless, the truth was a little different. Ancient Greeks thought fair complexion, long hair pulled back in a bun and naturally linked eyebrows were all attractive features.
Women attempted to whiten their complexion, tint their brows with soot, and affix fake eyebrows made of goat hair that had been colored in order to seem more like the ideal.

#10 Factual Inaccuracy: In Ancient Rome, women didn’t have their own personal names.

Source: © Nicolas Guy Brenet, © CC BY 4.0

Women did not often have their own names throughout the time of Ancient Rome. They were given names based on the clan to which they belonged (Cornelia came from the gens, Cornelia). If a household had numerous daughters, the birth order can be indicated with a cognomen like Tertia (third). Moreover, newborn girls were given names based on their fathers' names (Vipsania, the daughter of Vipsanius).
Later, a girl received two names by fusing her father's last name with the name of the city where she was born. Girls were frequently given saint names in late antiquity when they were given the names of their mothers or other female relatives.

#11 Double Standards: Strict businesswomen are harpies, and strict businessmen are great guys.

Source: © The Devil Wears Prada , © Fifty Shades of Grey

A businesswoman will almost always be a really unpleasant character in a movie. She humiliates and even threatens her workers. Due of their fear of her, no one is thrilled for her accomplishment. Consider Miranda Priestly from The Devil Wears Prada as an illustration.
Yet because of their strength, strong guys like Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey seem even more alluring.

#12 Double Standards: Couples in which the woman is more attractive than the man are normal, but the reverse is very rare.

Source: © Sex and the City,© Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

Beautiful ladies dating less handsome guys is a common theme in films and television shows. However, it's not just our viewpoint; it's also what the screenwriters intended to say. For instance, Charlotte in Sex and the City initially had little interest in Harry due to his looks, but she subsequently developed romantic feelings for him.
Yet "ordinary" women seldom win over gorgeous men. The main character from Bridget Jones's Diary is a rare exception. Despite her fears, she managed to date two very attractive men.

#13 Double Standards: If men play video games, it’s normal or even cool. When women do it, it’s weird or funny.

Source: © The Big Bang Theory

The majority of video game characters are male. Less frequently, and typically in comic ways, are female gamers depicted in films and television programs.
For instance, it appears that a female may play even more proficiently than a guy. Sheldon couldn't believe how good Penny was at games on The Big Bang Theory. And after a few incidents, she started to become addicted to gaming.
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