A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
It looks at the different people involved, and events that took place, to make each featured movie the success that it was. Some of them are interesting, creative stories, and others reveal some not-so-nice details about the movie making business.
Positive Role Models
While some involved with these productions benefited from their success, others did not. Cast members, writers, etc. have different personas on screen and off.
Violence & Scariness
Violent film sequences are sometimes featured. Tensions and arguments between creators, cast members, etc. are discussed. Accidents, injuries, and deaths of cast members and others involved with these films are also touched upon.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Contains some strong sexual moments, including some sexy scenes from films. Conversations about sex, abortion, virginity, and related topics are more prevalent in some episodes than others.
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Contains some cursing.
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Products & Purchases
Popular films are featured; sometimes soundtracks and merchandise is visible.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
It contains references to drinking and drug use. Smoking and drinking is sometimes visible in film footage.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Movies that Made Us is a docuseries that offers lots of backstory about some of Hollywood's most popular cult classic films. Some of the archival footage, movie sequences, and interviews feature strong themes (like abortion and drug use), cursing, and strong sexual innuendo. Older teen film buffs should be able to handle it, but it's not an ideal choice for younger viewers.
Is It Any Good?
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.
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