7.6
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The Movies That Made Us

The Movies That Made Us

Netflix 2019

A deep nostalgic dive into pop-culture that entertained the masses.

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The 10 Best Episodes of The Movies That Made Us

The Movies That Made Us - S1E2

#1 - Home Alone

7.81

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 149 votes.

The Movies That Made Us - S1E3

#2 - Ghostbusters

7.72

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 138 votes.

The Movies That Made Us - S1E4

#3 - Die Hard

7.69

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 “yippee-ki-yay.”

The episode was rated from 137 votes.

The Movies That Made Us - S2E4

#4 - Forrest Gump

7.66

Season 2 - Episode 4

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

The episode was rated from 59 votes.

The Movies That Made Us - S2E1

#5 - Back to the Future

7.63

Season 2 - Episode 1

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

The episode was rated from 81 votes.

#6 - Dirty Dancing
7.57
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 145 votes.
#7 - Jurassic Park
7.50
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 66 votes.
#8 - Pretty Woman
7.26
Season 2 - Episode 2

Turning an unknown into a superstar and revamping the rom-com rules amid many rewrites, this megahit's success still leaves insiders pretty shocked.

The episode was rated from 50 votes.

Last updated: sep 20, 2021

Comments

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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.

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

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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.

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