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The Movies

The Movies   


From Emmy® Award-winning executive producers Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman in association with HBO and Emmy® Award-winning producer Mark Herzog, CNN Original Series The Movies explores American cinema through the decades and the cultural, societal and political shifts that framed its evolution. Combining archival footage and interviews with leading actors, directors, producers, critics and historians, the series showcases the most pivotal moments in film that have stirred the imagination and influenced our culture.

The series features interviews with Paul Thomas Anderson, Alec Baldwin, Ellen Burstyn, Tim Burton, Cameron Crowe, Billy Crystal, Robert De Niro, Jon Favreau, Antoine Fuqua, Morgan Freeman, Bill Hader, Tom Hanks, Amy Heckerling, Ron Howard, Holly Hunter, Anjelica Huston, Baz Luhrmann, Julianne Moore, Ed Norton, Rob Reiner, Molly Ringwald, Maya Rudolph, Ridley Scott, John Singleton, Sharon Stone, Robert Zemeckis, Julia Roberts, Steven Spielberg and many more. 



“A cinephile’s dream look at film and its impact over the decades” - PETE HAMMOND, DEADLINE

“It is a mind-blowing trip to see all these films put together in one place in order to tell the story of our lives through the eyes of cinema” - PETE HAMMOND, DEADLINE


“The Movies is a must watch for any film fan” – TV GUIDE

“If the goal of this six-part series is to stimulate fond memories of moviegoing from years gone by, in a roughly decade-by-decade approach, it has already worked its magic on me” – TV INSIDER

“To quote Spike Lee in his breakthrough film: Do the Right Thing, and watch” – TV INSIDER

“A tackling of this subject matter was sorely needed, and it is wonderful to see that we are finally getting it” - MERRILL BARR, FORBES

“Overall, The Movies is a broad stroke love letter to the medium” - MERRILL BARR, FORBES

“The Movies serves as a nice spin-off addition to the [Decades] franchise” - MERRILL BARR, FORBES

 “A crash course into the world of film history, told from some of the medium’s most influential talents, as well as some of its most knowledgeable analysts” - MERRILL BARR, FORBES

“The series will serve as a great primer for anyone that is interested in learning about one of the must enduring mediums to ever exist” - MERRILL BARR, FORBES

“It delivers old information with some fresh perspective” - MERRILL BARR, FORBES

“Extremely entertaining and a worthwhile watch for any cinephile or casual film fan” - SEAN BOELMAN, POPAXIOM

**** [Four Stars] - SEAN BOELMAN, POPAXIOM

“If the rest of the series is as entertaining as the first episode, CNN's The Movies is sure to be one of the most enjoyable documentary series of the year” - SEAN BOELMAN, POPAXIOM

“There is a good balance between scholars and critics and people who are actually involved in the industry, lending a great deal of credibility to the series” - SEAN BOELMAN, POPAXIOM

“A Movie Lover’s Delight” - LAMBETH HOCHWALD, PARADE

“If you’re always referencing ‘80s and ‘90s movie quotes, you’re going to love The Movies, CNN’s new six-part series highlighting the most popular movies of all time” - LAMBETH HOCHWALD, PARADE

Genre: Non-Fiction

Sub Genre: Arts & Culture, True Story, History, Documentary

Year of Production: 2019

Running Time: 12 x one hour or 6 x two hours

Available in HD: Yes

Country: USA

Production Company:A CNN Original Series produced by The Playtone Company and Herzog & Company