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The Movies That Made Us

The Movies That Made Us

Netflix 2019

These blockbusters brought us together and gave us the time of our lives. Meet the actors, directors and industry insiders who made them happen.

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The 10 Best Episodes of The Movies That Made Us

The Movies That Made Us - S1E2

#1 - Home Alone


Season 1 - Episode 2

Mix a "comedy machine" with a novice director. Add a shutdown threat, rotating robbers and terrifying stunts to home in on a ho-ho-ho holiday megahit.

The episode was rated from 179 votes.

The Movies That Made Us - S3E5

#2 - Aliens


Season 3 - Episode 5

A hard-driving director, stressed crew, great expectations β€” and a tiny budget β€” made for a difficult birth in the case of this mother of all sequels.

The episode was rated from 71 votes.

The Movies That Made Us - S1E3

#3 - Ghostbusters


Season 1 - Episode 3

A rickety script, tight timeline and effects issues almost busted this comedy. But thanks to Dan Aykroyd and company, the slimy shenanigans took off.

The episode was rated from 170 votes.

The Movies That Made Us - S1E4

#4 - Die Hard


Season 1 - Episode 4

This box office titan took action movies to the next level, decked out with a relatable hero, a humorous rewrite and a well-played β€œyippee-ki-yay.”

The episode was rated from 167 votes.

The Movies That Made Us - S2E4

#5 - Forrest Gump


Season 2 - Episode 4

Life is like a box of chocolates β€” or a charming script unearthed by chance. Despite casting and budget woes, this humble tale became a '90s classic.

The episode was rated from 88 votes.

The Movies That Made Us - S2E1
#6 - Back to the Future
Season 2 - Episode 1

Vroom or bust: It took a sweet ride and a rising star β€” or two β€” to build a blockbuster from a half-baked idea and the ashes of multiple flops.

The episode was rated from 119 votes.
The Movies That Made Us - S2E3
#7 - Jurassic Park
Season 2 - Episode 3

Crunch the numbers, then make way for a chubby T. rex and visual effects bad boys. This box office heavyweight disrupted the way movies are made.

The episode was rated from 102 votes.
The Movies That Made Us - S1E1
#8 - Dirty Dancing
Season 1 - Episode 1

Stepping on toes and tangling with rejection, the women behind this "girl's movie" touched millions despite co-star tension and a meager budget.

The episode was rated from 173 votes.
The Movies That Made Us - S3E4
#9 - Robocop
Season 3 - Episode 4

A painfully tight suit and budget, a passionate European auteur and on-set tensions fueled this blockbuster takedown of cutthroat corporate America.

The episode was rated from 61 votes.
The Movies That Made Us - S3E6
#10 - Coming to America
Season 3 - Episode 6

The happily ever after? It's on screen. Behind the scenes, this litigious, loveless foray involved fisticuffs, Nostradamus β€” and iconic Black talent.

The episode was rated from 56 votes.

Last updated: jan 16, 2022



I am a sucker for Behind-the-scenes and Making-of stuff. I always watch the extras on any film I watch. This docu seemed like a natural fit for me. I can't blame it for only having two movies in it I like (never saw _Dirty Dancing_ and always disliked _Home Alone_). What I do blame it for is the comedic narration. That really didn't fit well. Informational content it as good as it gets. Supplement for season 2: Everything I wrote about the first season holds true for the second also. Shame, because the stories itself are actually really interesting.


This could have been a good series, but the narration is beyond annoying and very distracting. Does anybody really like Β«funnyΒ» narration like this? I sure as hell don't. It's exhausting.


Like the others haver said, the presentation is shallow, dumbed down and clickbaity but the movies themselves (and their stories) still hold up and offer some good watching.


Fun watch and learn something new about the movies we love win win my ninjas


An interesting watch, I love bts stuff but the narration and editing are anxiety inducing.

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