The Movies That Made Us

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The Movies That Made Us
The Movies That Made Us Title Screen.jpg
Genre
  • Documentary
Written by
Directed byBrian Volk-Weiss
Narrated by
  • Donald Ian Black (Season 1)
  • Danny Wallace (Season 2–present)
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes16
Production
Executive producers
  • Cisco Henson
  • Brian Volk-Weiss
  • Jay Chapman
  • Benjamin J. Frost
Editors
  • Patrick Berry
  • Benjamin J. Frost
  • Nick Ferrell
Running time45–52 minutes
Production companyThe Nacelle Company
DistributorNetflix
Release
Original networkNetflix
Original releaseNovember 29, 2019 (2019-11-29) –
present

The Movies That Made Us is an American documentary streaming television series created by Brian Volk-Weiss, and a spin-off to The Toys That Made Us. The four episode debut season of the new series is dedicated to popular movies from the 1980s and 1990s, and tells the stories behind them.[1][2]

Episodes[edit]

Series overview[edit]

SeriesEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
1429 November 2019
2423 July 2021
3812 October 2021[3]

Season 1 (2019)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title/filmOriginal release date
11Dirty DancingNovember 29, 2019 (2019-11-29)

Participants:

22Home AloneNovember 29, 2019 (2019-11-29)

Participants:

33GhostbustersNovember 29, 2019 (2019-11-29)

Participants:

44Die HardNovember 29, 2019 (2019-11-29)

Participants:

Season 2 (2021)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title/filmOriginal release date
51Back to the FutureJuly 23, 2021 (2021-07-23)

Participants:

62Pretty WomanJuly 23, 2021 (2021-07-23)

Participants:

73Jurassic ParkJuly 23, 2021 (2021-07-23)

Participants:

84Forrest GumpJuly 23, 2021 (2021-07-23)

Participants:

Season 3 (2021)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title/filmOriginal release date
91HalloweenOctober 12, 2021 (2021-10-12)

Participants:

  • Irwin Yablans, executive producer
  • Tommy Lee Wallace, editor, production design
  • Nick Castle, actor
  • Ryan Turek, horror expert
  • David Gordon Green, director
  • Charles Bornstein, actor
  • Louise Jaffe, script supervisor
  • Sean Clark, horror expert
  • Erica Ueland, makeup artist
  • Steve Mathis, best boy
  • Dean Cundey, cinematographer
  • Krishna Rao, second assistant camera
  • Rick Wallace, assistant director
102Friday the 13thOctober 12, 2021 (2021-10-12)

Participants:

113A Nightmare on Elm StreetOctober 12, 2021 (2021-10-12)

Participants:

124RoboCopOctober 12, 2021 (2021-10-12)

Participants:

  • Edward Neumeier, writer and co-producer
  • Michael Miner, writer
  • Paul M Sammon, vp special projects, Orion Pictures
  • Barbara Boyle, senior vp at Orion Pictures
  • Mike Medavoy, co-founder of Orion Pictures
  • Charles Newirth, production manager
  • Arne Schmidt, producer
  • Miles Teves, concept artist
  • Phil Tippett, associate producer stop motion animation
  • Craig Hayes, ED209 creator, designer and fabricator
  • Kurtwood Smith, actor
  • Nancy Allen, actress
  • Michelle-Panelli Venetis, first assistant director
  • Bart Mixon, special effects makeup
  • Gregor Punchatz, special effects makeup
  • Paul McCrane, actor
135AliensOctober 12, 2021 (2021-10-12)

Participants:

  • Roger Corman, co-founder of New World Pictures
  • Ian Nathan, Author and Film Historian
  • Randall Frakes, James Cameron’s friend and collaborator
  • Barbara Boyle, c.o.o of New World Pictures
  • Gale Anne Hurd, producer
  • JW Rinzler, Author and Historian
  • Larry Wilson, director of development at Brandywine Productions
  • Pat McClung, miniature technical supervisor
  • Sigourney Weaver, actress
  • Mark Rolston, actor
  • James Remar, actor
  • Jenette Goldstein, actress
  • William Hope, actor
  • Rico Ross, actor
  • Paul Reiser, actor
  • Sarah Jackson, casting intern
  • Carrie Henn, actress
  • Tom Woodruff Jr, creature effects coordinator
  • Alec Gillis, creature effects coordinator
  • Rick Lazzarini, creature effects crew
  • John Rosengrant & Shane Mahan, creature effects coordinator
  • John Richardson, special effects supervisor
  • Syd Mead, conceptional artist
146Coming to AmericaOctober 12, 2021 (2021-10-12)

Participants:

  • Barry W Blaustein, writer
  • David Sheffield, writer
  • Racquel J Gates, author and historian
  • Mark Bellomo, pop culture expert
  • John Landis, director
  • Michael Tadross, unit production manager
  • George Folsey Jr, producer
  • Kevin Jones, Paramount junior executive
  • John Amos, actor
  • Louie Anderson, actor
  • Gregor Punchatz, special makeup effects
  • Gregg H Bilson, prop master
  • Paula Abdul, choreographer
  • Deborah Nadoolman Landis, costume designer
157The Nightmare Before Christmas[a]October 12, 2021 (2021-10-12)

Participants:

  • Ian Nathan, author and film historian
  • Kathleen Gavin, co-producer
  • Henry Selick, director
  • Rick Heinrichs, visual consultant
  • Danny Elfman, composer, songwriter, actor
  • Caroline Thompson, writer
  • Fon Davis, miniature set builder
  • Kat Alioshin, production coordinator
  • Deane Taylor, art director
  • Gregg Olsson, set designer
  • Mike Beltzer, animator
  • Anthony Scott, animator
  • Lauren Vogt, character fabricator
  • Chris Sarandon, actor
168Elf[a]October 12, 2021 (2021-10-12)

Participants:

  • David Berenbaum, writer
  • Jon Berg, producer
  • Todd Komarnicki, producer
  • Cale Boyter, executive producer
  • Greg Gardiner, director of photography
  • Santiago Quinones, location manager
  • Joe Bauer, visual effects supervisor
  • Kristin Bernstein, 2nd assistant director
  • Rusty Smith, production manager
  • Charlie Chiodo, Stop Motion Animation designer
  • Stephen Chiodo, stop motion animation director
  • Edward Chiodo, stop motion animation producer

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b These two episodes premiered on December 1, 2020 as The Holiday Movies That Made Us, but became part of season 3 later.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stream It Or Skip It: 'The Movies That Made Us' On Netflix, A Docuseries That Gives A Little More Info On '80s And '90s Blockbusters". Decider. 2 December 2019. Retrieved 2020-05-23.
  2. ^ "The Movies That Made Us Review: A Fond, Informative Look At the Classics". Ready Steady Cut. 29 November 2019. Retrieved 2020-05-23.
  3. ^ "'The Movies That Made Us' Season 3 Coming in October 2021". What's on Netflix. September 14, 2021.

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