We all know that there is a certain amount of artistic license that goes into telling anyone's story on the big screen, however, it's interesting to note just how much of recent fact-based movies are accurate.

A study was conducted recently by data-based site Information is Beautiful who assessed the accuracy of 14 fact-based Oscar contenders since 2010.

The movie that came out on top was Selma, the 2016 biopic on civil rights leader Martin Luther King, which was found to be 100% historically accurate.

Other movies didn't fare so well, with The Imitation Game coming in at just 41.4% accuracy

Analysts said: "To be fair, shoe-horning the incredible complexity of the Enigma machine and cryptography in general was never going to be easy. But this film just rips the historical record to shreds."

Coming in behind Selma, was The Big Short with 91.4% while The Wolf of Wall Street didn't do too badly with 74.6%.

Other films included Bridge of Spies (89.9%), 12 Years a Slave (88.1%), Spotlight (81.6%), as well as Rush (81.9%), Captain Phillips (81.4%), The Social Network (76.1%), The King's Speech (73.4%), Philomena (69.8%) and Dallas Buyers Club (61.4%).

So now you know, sometimes you have to take "Based on historical events" with a gigantic grain of salt.