The Movies That Made Us season 3 review – from halloween classics to a Christmas must watch

By Jonathon Wilson
Published: October 12, 2021 (Last updated: December 19, 2023)
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Netflix series The Movies That Made Us Season 3


Quirky, lighthearted, and informative. As expected, there’s behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the cast and crew for each movie. But the amusing charm of The Movies That Made Us brings the entertainment factor, even if the film discussed is not your usual watch.

Netflix series The Movies That Made Us season 3 was released on the streaming service on August 12, 2021.

After two successful seasons, The Movies That Made Us is back for a third installment. Unlike the previous seasons, which only had 4 episodes each, Season 3 has 8 episodes for the audiences to enjoy.

The third season begins with a trio of beloved Halloween films: Halloween, Friday the 13th, and Nightmare on Elm Street. After which, the show moves its focus onto Robocop, Aliens, and Coming to America before concluding with two Christmas classics: Nightmare Before Christmas and Elf. The runtime of each episode is approximately 45 minutes. Robocop is the longest with 54 minutes.

The set-up of The Movies That Made Us is very quirky. The comedic use of its voiceover, blended with excellent interview shots, makes this one of the better “making of” documentaries. The charm present throughout makes it an entertaining watch, even if you might not be a big fan of the film discussed. Naturally, with this kind of show, you may be likely to skip the episodes of the films that you aren’t that as interested in. But above all, I suggest that you watch all episodes. You never know, there might be some facts in The Movies That Made Us that make you view the films differently. 

As would be the case with this kind of show, there’s a range of facts in each episode. Such as, after the shocking success of Halloween, Friday the 13th was created to be a rip-off and to cash in on the slasher success. Friday the 13th was even turned down by Halloween’s exec producer, Irwin Yablans. And how did the idea of Friday the 13th even begin? Well, because Sean S Cunningham didn’t want to work 8 shows a week on Broadway and instead chose to make a movie. If you like these facts, there are plenty more!

The Movies That Made Us is actually a spin-off from the show The Toys That Made Us. How long do you think it’ll be before we get The Albums That Made Us?

P.S. In case you haven’t seen the previous two seasons of The Movies That Made Us, they have episodes dedicated to Dirty Dancing, Home Alone, Ghostbusters, Die Hard, Back To The Future, Pretty Woman, Jurassic Park, and Forrest Gump.

What did you think of The Movies That Made Us Season 3? Comment below. 

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