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The Movies That Made Us

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Fun film backstory docu has some mature themes, cursing.

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This fun series offers lots of details, interesting interviews, and behind the scenes footage about each of popular classic film it features. Creators, writers, and producers discuss the origins of films like the original Dirty Dancing and the first installment of the Die Hard franchise, often noting how the story's original premise was reworked and renegotiated in order to become a viable tale. Interesting obstacles are faced during production, including not securing the rights to a movie title until the last minute, and not knowing if actors were going to show up to to make the film, are also highlighted. But some of the most entertaining bits center on the relationships between cast members, a few of which were better on screen than off. Overall, The Movies That Made Us offers film buffs and and pop culture fans a chance to revisit some of their favorite classic movies, and learn some new things about them along the way.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: November 29, 2019
  • Network: Netflix
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-MA
  • Last updated: February 18, 2023

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