Don’t miss CNN Original series ‘The Movies’ from Monday 7 July 0630 hrs IST


The Movies  is a new six-part CNN Original Series, Executive Produced by Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman and Mark Herzog, features interviews with Steven Spielberg, Julia Roberts, Ron Howard, Morgan Freeman, Robert De Niro and more

This is a series no movie lover would want to miss — The Movies. Emmy Award-winning executive producers Tom HanksGary Goetzman and Mark Herzog bring The Movies to CNN on Sunday, July 7, at 9 p.m. ET/PT (which corresponds to 6.30 am Mondays, India time).

The new six-part CNN Original Series 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 AndersonAlec BaldwinEllen BurstynTim BurtonCameron CroweBilly CrystalRobert De NiroJon FavreauAntoine FuquaMorgan FreemanBill HaderTom HanksAmy HeckerlingRon HowardHolly HunterAngelica HustonBaz LuhrmannJulianne MooreEd NortonRob ReinerMolly RingwaldJulia RobertsMaya RudolphRidley ScottJohn SingletonSteven SpielbergSharon StoneRobert Zemeckis and many more.

The Movies: Watch the trailer

The Movies, which follows in the footsteps of CNN’s popular Decades series, kicks off with a two-hour episode highlighting the groundbreaking films of the 80s including The Empire Strikes BackE.T.The Breakfast ClubBack to the FutureComing to AmericaWhen Harry Met Sally and Do The Right Thing.

Following are airdates and episode descriptions for The Movies (all times are Sunday, 9-11 p.m. ET/PT. 6.30 am Mondays, in India)   

  • (7/7)The Eighties – The episode explores the crowd-pleasing titles of the 80s such as The Empire Strikes Back,  and The Breakfast Club.
  • (7/14) The Nineties– The episode explores movie stars of the 90s like Julia Roberts and Will Smith and beloved films such as Jurassic ParkTitanic and Pulp Fiction.
  • (7/21) The 2000s To Today– The episode explores popular films of the 2000s such as Harry PotterThe Lord of the Rings and Moulin Rouge.
  • (7/28) The Seventies– The episode explores the films of the 70s that pushed the medium of movie-making such as The GodfatherThe Exorcist and Jaws.
  • (8/4) The Sixties– The episode explores the popular films of the 60s such as West Side StoryBonnie and Clyde, and The Graduate.
  • (8/11) The Golden Age– The episode explores the most iconic films from the 1930s through the 1950s such as King Kong, Casablanca and A Star is Born.

Also a 6-part companion podcast series

CNN is producing a six-part companion podcast to The Movies where entertainment experts Lisa France, Sandra Gonzalez and Kristen Meinzer discuss the groundbreaking films of each decade and talk to some of today’s biggest movie stars. The podcast will launch Monday, July 8 on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Spotify and other podcast platforms, with new episodes available weekly.

Pop-up video store

To celebrate The Movies launch, CNN Original Series is creating a pop-up video store at Hudson Yards in New York City, which will be free and open to the public on Sunday, July 7. The experience will include branded giveaways, concessions, photo ops, games and entertainment.

Will stream live for subscribers

The Movies will stream live for subscribers on Sunday, July 7 via CNNgo (at and via CNNgo apps for Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Samsung Smart TV and Android TV) and on the CNN mobile apps for iOS and Android. The series will also be available the day after the broadcast premiere on demand via cable/satellite systems, CNNgo platforms and CNN mobile apps. In addition, viewers will get to watch a sneak peek of The Movies following the 9 p.m. ET/PT premiere of the CNN Film, Apollo 11, on June 23.

The CNN Original Series group develops non-scripted programming for television via commissioned projects, acquisitions and in-house production. Amy Entelis, executive vice president of talent and content development, oversees CNN Original Series and CNN Films for CNN Worldwide.  Lizzie Fox, vice president of current programming, supervises production of all CNN Original Series.

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