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The Movies That Made Me

Filmmakers and entertainers discuss the movies that inspired them. Hosted by Oscar nominated screenwriter and TFH Guru Josh Olson and fearless leader himself, director Joe Dante.The Movies That Made Me is recorded live in Hollywood and engineered by film composer Don Barrett.

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Bill Hader, Chapter 1

Our 50th guest takes us on a journey through some of the movies that inspired him in the creation and making of his hit HBO show Barry.

1hr 3mins

16 Jul 2019

Rank #1

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Chapo Trap House

Will Menaker and Matt Christman of Chapo Trap House run us through their favorite movies that are great in spite of their terrible politics.

1hr 16mins

21 May 2019

Rank #2

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William Friedkin

Living legend William Friedkin joins Josh and Joe to discuss the movies that made him.

1hr 34mins

8 Jan 2019

Rank #3

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Director Eli Roth

Director Eli Roth (Cabin Fever, Hostel, Eli Roth's History of Horror) takes us on a journey through endlessly rewatchable cable movies of the 80s.

1hr 21mins

18 Feb 2020

Rank #4

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Bobcat Goldthwait

Legendary comedian and filmmaker Bobcat Goldthwait chats with Josh and Joe about his undying love for the live-action Disney movies of the 1970s.

1hr 26mins

7 Aug 2018

Rank #5

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Daniel Noah & Elijah Wood Chapter One

Elijah Wood and Daniel Noah of indie production company SpectreVision (producers of MANDY and the upcoming Joe Dante film The Man with Kaleidoscope Eyes) discuss the horror films that turned them into the twisted deviants they are today.

1hr 10mins

10 Sep 2019

Rank #6

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John Landis

Legendary director and Trailers From Hell guru John Landis visits with Josh and Joe about his favorite musicals... sort of.

1hr 30mins

19 Mar 2019

Rank #7

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Joe Bob Briggs

The legendary drive-in movie critic joins us to discuss some of the movies he never gets to talk about. From Pat Boone to pig-fucking, this one has it all!

1hr 5mins

18 Dec 2018

Rank #8

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Daniel Noah & Elijah Wood: Chapter 2

The exploration of the horror films that inspired Daniel Noah and Elijah Wood continues...

1hr 7mins

17 Sep 2019

Rank #9

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Bill Hader Chapter 2

More of this dweeb.

52mins

23 Jul 2019

Rank #10

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The Pandemic Parade

Movies to watch when you’re staying in for a while.

1hr 33mins

27 Mar 2020

Rank #11

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Legendary filmmaker John Sayles

Our 75th guest! The legendary filmmaker John Sayles joins Josh and Joe to explore some of his favorite movies.

1hr 28mins

7 Apr 2020

Rank #12

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Panos Cosmatos

The writer/director of Mandy joins us to talk about his favorite futuristic fascist police state movies, and changes the way we think about strawberries.

1hr 14mins

5 Feb 2019

Rank #13

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The Dollop

Comedians and hosts of The Dollop podcast, Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds take Josh on a march through history, discussing their favorite history-based movies. 

1hr 16mins

11 Sep 2018

Rank #14

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Lodge 49 creator Jim Gavin

The creator of Lodge 49 walks us through some of the movies that reduce him to tears.

1hr 12mins

14 Jan 2020

Rank #15

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Illeana Douglas

Actress/Producer/Writer/Director Illeana Douglas (Cape Fear, Ghost World, Grace of My Heart) sits with Josh and Joe to talk about her 10 all time favorite movie scenes. 

1hr 5mins

31 Jul 2018

Rank #16

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The Color Out of Space's director Richard Stanley

The Color Out Of Space writer and director discusses HP Lovecraft's influences on the movies

1hr 5mins

4 Feb 2020

Rank #17

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Alex Cox

Writer/Director Alex Cox (Sid & Nancy, Repo Man) graciously stops by the TFH studios to discuss portrayals of nuclear war and the apocalypse on film and TV with Josh & Joe.

1hr 5mins

26 Mar 2019

Rank #18

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Pandemic Parade 5: The Quest for Peace

A never ending mission to save the world featuring Ron Perlman, Peter Ramsey, James Adomian, Will Menaker, and Blaire Bercy from the Hollywood Food Coalition.Please support the Hollywood Food Coalition. Text "Give" to 323.402.5704 or visit https://hofoco.org/donate!

2hr 6mins

24 Apr 2020

Rank #19

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Paul Rust

Comedian, writer (Love, Pee Wee's Big Holiday), actor, and Movies That Made Me fan, Paul Rust, discusses The Movies That Made Me Podcast with the hosts of The Movies That Made Me. This episode is meta AF.

1hr 26mins

20 Aug 2019

Rank #20