There are so many different kinds of movie podcasts out there, it can be hard to find a good place to start. Do you start with more serious, in-depth discussions about classic Hollywood films, or do you veer toward more wide-ranging podcasts that cover modern blockbusters? Perhaps you skew more in the direction of discussions about foreign films or independent features? Or maybe you prefer talk of fun Bollywood musicals or brightly-colored animated movies? The wide variety of movie genres is obviously a large part of the medium’s appeal, but this doesn’t make the movie podcast selection process any easier. Believe it or not, a great place to dive in is with funny podcasts about movies. They often cover a whole slew of genres and titles, plus they’re a riot to listen to. Who knows? You might even end up discovering a completely new favorite type of movie while you’re at it.
How Did This Get Made? (Earwolf)
One of the most preeminent funny podcasts about movies, Earwolf’s How Did This Get Made? focuses in on one of the greatest niches in pop culture: the movie so incredibly bad it’s hilarious. Alternating between cult classics such as The Room (2003) or Sleepaway Camp (1983) and more modern films like Bloodshot (2020) or Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019), HDTGM hosts and popular comedians Paul Scheer, June Diane Raphael, and Jason Mantzoukas welcome their comedian peers to help them riff on the worst of the worst (or is it the best of the best?) the film industry has to offer.
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Blank Check (Audioboom)
The way Blank Check differentiates itself from other funny podcasts about movies (specifically bad movies, in their case) is by tightening its focus. Instead of hopping from movie to movie or decade to decade from episode to episode, hosts Griffin Newman and David Sims (the former an actor and comedian, the latter a professional film critic) home in on a specific director’s filmography for episodes at a time. Covering filmmakers from Nora Ephron to George Miller to Jonathan Demme to Michael Mann, the two start at the beginning and discuss how a director’s early work allowed for them to have a career full of equal parts successes and failures.
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We Hate Movies (Headgum)
Forget about “so bad it’s funny” — the folks over at We Hate Movies would much rather delve into movies so bad they’re actually miserable. With no real rhyme or reason to the titles they watch or the order in which they watch them, the We Hate Movies hosts Andrew Jupin, Chris Cabin, Eric Szyszka and Stephen Sajdak are mostly just in it for the laughs first and the thought-provoking “discussions” (although it’s really more like relentless skewering) second. If you’ve got some strong opinions on movies like Shrek the Third (2007) or Scooby-Doo (2002), then this is definitely the podcast for you.
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The Flop House
As you might have noticed by now, it seems far easier to gain traction hosting a podcast about bad movies instead of good ones. Further proof is The Flop House, hosted by Elliott Kalan, Dan McCoy, and Stuart Wellington. Still, despite its similarity to some other podcasts, The Flop House still has aspects that distinguish it from the competition. For starters, Elliot, Dan, and Stuart watch each episode’s film immediately before recording to keep their thoughts fresh and their reactions as heated as possible. Additionally, they make sure they’re… ever so slightly inebriated before they start recording. These two factors combined are, of course, going to result in comedic gold more often than not.
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First originating as an entertainment site, Double Toasted brings writers from the site together in podcast form to tackle the latest current movie, television, and pop culture news with equal parts humor and intellect. From reviews to current events to more loosely-structured discussions, Double Toasted hosts Korey Coleman, Martin Thomas, and cohost Oz Green (along with a whole cast of other cohosts who appear from time to time) work incredibly hard to keep up with the latest in film and TV, often releasing multiple episodes a day across a plethora of topics. You’d be hard-pressed to find a more dedicated group of podcasters than the Double Toasted gang.
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If you’re looking for something a bit shorter than some of these other (longer) podcasts, Cinema Clash seems like the perfect choice. In addition to typically keeping things shorter than your average network TV drama, Cinema Clash‘s hilarioushosts, Maryland-based film critics Charlie Juhl and Hannah Buchdahl, are blessed with a treasure trove of vast cinematic knowledge that might actually teach you a thing or two while you listen to their comedic debates over the lastest multiplex offerings. Unfortunately, Cinema Clash hasn’t been able to record any new episodes since the Covid-19 pandemic led movie theaters to close for the public’s safety — still, there’s nothing stopping you from venturing back and perusing their hundreds of past episodes!
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Denzel Washington Is the Greatest Actor of All Time PERIOD (Earwolf)
There’s no mistaking how comedians and podcasters W. Kamau Bell and Kevin Avery feel about prolific, multiple Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington. Denzel Washington Is the Greatest Actor of All Time PERIOD sees Bell and Avery going film to film through Denzel’s filmography in (loose) alphabetical order, occasionally bringing on guests to gush over the actor they’re so confident is the greatest of all time they named their movie podcast after their strong shared opinion. Now, sadly, W. Kamau Bell and Kevin Avery are out of Denzel Washington movies for now, but loyal listeners and newcomers alike can be sure the two will return as soon as their favorite actor graces the screen once more.
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Doug Loves Movies
Every few days, stand-up comedian Doug Benson returns to the airwaves to remind his listeners of a simple truth: he really loves movies. This, of course, explains the name of his podcast Doug Loves Movies. Always accompanied by a set of rotating guest stars, Benson and friends compete against each other in a series of movie trivia games for a grab bag of various prizes. Often recorded in front of a live audience and frequently reliant on audience participation, Doug Loves Movies has recently had to adapt to a remote setup during the Covid-19 pandemic, but not even a virus can stop Doug Benson from doing what he loves to do most: watch and discuss feature films with his funny friends.
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The Rewatchables (The Ringer)
While there’s plenty of merit (and all kinds of success to be found) in making a podcast about watching and discussing movies you’ve just seen for the first time, The Ringer has found greatness in talking about the films that have infinite value on rewatches. Titled The Rewatchables, critic Bill Simmons and a roundtable of funny guest hosts shine a light on the movies they love to watch again and again (and again). From comedies like Fletch (1985) to seminal classics like Back to the Future (1985) to action movies like Furious 7 (2015), The Rewatchables highlights the seemingly endless joy to be found in pressing play for the millionth time on some of your favorite and most cherished films you love to revisit.
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Whether you’re interested in listening to comedic discussions of bad films or good ones (or a mix of both), you can be certain there’s a funny podcast about movies out there for you. Honorable mentions include podcasts Every Movie Reviewed and Ranked, Who Shot Ya?, and The Editing Bay, but there are seemingly endless options out there for even the most casual movie buff. No matter where you hop in or how deep you dive, these funny podcasts about movies are sure to educate you while they entertain you.