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The 1984 Movie Draft

101 films

Join Sean, Amanda, and Chris Ryan as they pick the best movies of 1984. Listen to the episode here.

  • Amadeus
  • Julie & Julia
  • Catch Me If You Can
  • The Queen
  • The Elephant Man

Top 5 Biopics

10 films

To celebrate Judas and the Black Messiah, Sean and Amanda share their favorite biopics—all of which, like Judas, subvert the…

  • Malcolm X
  • Training Day
  • Inside Man
  • Philadelphia
  • Flight

Top 5 Denzel Washington Movies

10 films

Sean, Amanda, Shea Serrano share their favorite Denzel Washington movies. Here are all 10 films the trio picked. Listen to…

  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Sicario
  • Creed
  • Inside Out
  • The Big Short

The 2015 Movie Draft

266 films

Join Sean, Amanda, and Chris Ryan as they pick the best movies of 2015. Listen to the episode here.

  • In & of Itself
  • Some Kind of Heaven
  • The Empty Man
  • Our Friend

10 Early 2021 Streaming Recommendations

10 films

Are the dog days of January and February no more? Sean and Amanda pick 10 new movies to stream in…

  • The Beatles: Get Back
  • Black Widow
  • The Card Counter
  • Death on the Nile
  • Deep Water

The Big Picture's Most Anticipated Movies of 2021

33 films

Sean and Amanda highlight the movies they're most excited about in 2021. There are some, uh, holdovers from 2020. Listen…

  • Apollo 13
  • Heat
  • Se7en
  • Toy Story
  • Die Hard: With a Vengeance

1995 Movie Draft

161 films

Sean, Amanda, and Chris Ryan travel back to '95 to reflect on movie memories and build a squad. Listen to…

  • Out of Sight
  • Ocean's Eleven
  • The Limey
  • Magic Mike
  • sex, lies, and videotape

The Steven Soderbergh Rankings

34 films

Sean and Amanda team up to rank the films and TV projects of one of their favorites filmmakers, the hyper-prolific…

  • Palm Springs
  • Happiest Season
  • David Byrne's American Utopia
  • Mank
  • Time

Our Top 5 Favorite Movies of 2020

18 films

Sean, Amanda, Chris Ryan, and Adam Nayman share their favorite movies of 2020. Listen to the episode here.

Amanda Dobbins

  • Citizen Kane
  • The Magnificent Ambersons
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • The Front Page
  • Monkey Business
  • Inherent Vice
  • Whiplash
  • Under the Skin
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Interstellar


264 films

Sean, Amanda, and Chris Ryan return for another Movie Draft. Listen to the episode here.

  • Guys and Dolls
  • The Hustler
  • The Sting
  • California Split
  • The Color of Money

Top Gambling Movies

14 films

Sean, Amanda, and Chris Ryan, host of the new podcast series Gamblers, pick their favorite gambling movies. Listen to the…