Thanks to 2020's wasteland of a film schedule, the upcoming Academy Awards will mostly be awarding films that never saw wide popularity, films that were just quietly shot and then sent straight to judges via screeners. So, same as most years then. But when you line all the years of Oscar films together, they add up to a fair number of movies that did leave their mark on cultural consciousness, including a bunch based on true stories. If you thought these actually taught you anything about real events, however, think again. 

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