The Movies That Made Us [Netflix]

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  1. Incepticon

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    New documentary series from the guys that brought us The Toys That Made Us. Netflix summary reads as:

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

    Starts this Friday with Season 1 episodes focusing on Home Alone, Die Hard, Ghostbusters and Dirty Dancing.

    Edit: Netflix has once again stupidly not released the trailer on YouTube or made it shareable from anywhere, so you can only view it on their own site or Twitter for the time being...

    The Movies That Made Us | Netflix Official Site

    TVweb on Twitter

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    I'm all over it - I love these kinds of documentaries.
     
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    Interesting.
     
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    Great idea. Be nice to see some of the back story for some of these films.
     
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    Oh. This should be a fun watch. I've really enjoyed Toys That Made Us and seeing behind the scenes of movies is just as cool.
     
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    Nice! My wife and I are 80's kids and we really enjoyed The Toys That Made Us, so we'll definitely be tuning into this mini series!
     
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    Lets make wild guesses for Season 2.
    Goonies
    Back to the Future
    Breakfast Club
    Gremlins
     
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    I'd be perfectly happy with any or all of those.

    But oh man, when it comes to iconic 80's movies, the options really are endless... The Terminator, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Sixteen Candles, Top Gun, all of teh original Indiana Jones', Stand By Me, Blade Runner, The Shining, Aliens, Weird Science, Karate Kid, Vacation, Scarface, Labyrinth, Footloose, Short Circuit, Willow, Spaceballs, Better Off Dead, The Lost Boys, Beetlejuice, Commando, Big, Lethal Weapon, Beverly Hills Cop, Police Academy, Neverending Story, Batman, and on and on and on and on... lol it's just nuts.

    One thing's for sure; this show already has years worth of content ripe for the picking than their The Toys counterpart. Really hope this is the start of something great.
     
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    What's really hilarious is that I own just about all the films that you both mentioned. :lol  Yeah, there's certainly no shortage of great films from that time period.
     
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    Gimme a fucking break. Next will be the music that made us.
     
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    My man. :thumb  Same with me.

    As there should be. That would be fucking faaaaaaaantastic.
     
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    Like @Incepticon said; there totally should be. Plenty of iconic music from that era from all genres. Including the unique songs made for films at the time.
     
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    The Bands That Made Us.

    Season 1
    Madonna
    Van Halen
    KISS
    Cyndi Lauper
     
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    All right i can't wait cause I'm just going to make it in time before my trial ends December 11th. I will be turning this on to watch you can bet on it.
     
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    I wish that was season 1.

    Can't say I'm all that eager to watch what the actually have. I mean, Ghostbusters, sure, but it's likely going to retread some stuff we already know. Like how they got the rights to make a movie called "Ghostbusters" from the makers of the "The Ghost Busters" 1975 TV show. (And then they may or may not get into the dueling cartoons)
     
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    Same here!

    None of the movies for S1 listed "made" me. S2 looks more for me. Much like S1 of Toys that Made us, I'll pass on the 1st season.
     
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    Yeah, as interesting as I'm sure these will still be, I actually already know damn near everything there is because of past documentaries and whatnot. The one for Die Hard is what I'm looking forward to the most with this batch.

    Where are you seeing anything about S2 already?
     
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    I wouldn't mind a The Videogames That Made Us.
     
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    I'm actually surprised they didn't go for The Cartoons That Made Us first. It might retread some of what we've seen in the Toys episodes, but still, if we're talking childhood, toys and cartoons go hand in hand.
     
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    I don't see this being as fascinating as TTTMU, simply because behind the scenes, even on older movies, is common and well-documented. The origins and inner workings of toylines are largely unknown even to collectors, so there's much more to learn.

    Gonna watch it regardless, of course.