'The Rewatchables,' a film podcast from the Ringer Podcast Network, features HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons and a roundtable of people from The Ringer universe discussing movies they can’t seem to stop watching.
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons, Van Lathan, and The New York Times’ Wesley Morris enroll in Columbus University to revisit the first film in our series of Flawed Rewatchables, ‘Higher Learning,’ starring Omar Epps, Michael Rapaport, Kristy Swanson, and Ice Cube, directed by John Singleton.
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons, Chris Ryan, and The New York Times’ Wesley Morris spend their Saturday in detention rewatching the 1985 classic ‘The Breakfast Club,’ starring Emilio Estevez, Molly Ringwald, and Anthony Michael Hall, directed by John Hughes.
Live from the Sundance Film Festival, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons and his stunt doubles Sean Fennessey, and Chris Ryan are a gang of has-beens trying to keep the magic alive in the Golden Age of Hollywood when they rewatch 2020 Best Picture nominee ‘Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood,’ starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, and Margot Robbie, directed by Quentin Tarantino.
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons and Chris Ryan feel the heat around the corner and decide to rewatch the movie that started 'The Rewatchables,' the L.A. crime thriller 'Heat,' starring Robert De Niro and Al Pacino, directed by Michael Mann.
For the 100th episode of 'The Rewatchables,' Quentin Tarantino returns for the third and final movie in his three-part series with us. In the final episode, we return from prison to reclaim our spot atop the New York criminal underworld as we rewatch the 1990 crime thriller ‘King of New York,’ starring Christopher Walken, Laurence Fishburne, and David Caruso, and directed by Abel Ferrara.
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons and Chris Ryan are joined by Quentin Tarantino for the second movie in our three-part 'Rewatchables' series curated by Quentin Tarantino. Up next, we try to prevent a half-mile-long freight train from barreling into a city as we celebrate Tony Scott’s 2010 action thriller, ‘Unstoppable,’ starring Denzel Washington, Chris Pine, and Rosario Dawson.
The Ringer’s Sean Fennessey and Chris Ryan are joined by writer-director Quentin Tarantino to rewatch the first movie in a three-part Rewatchables series handpicked by Quentin Tarantino. To begin the series, they set out for the coast of France to retrieve their men to rewatch Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dunkirk,’ starring Fionn Whitehead, Tom Hardy, and Kenneth Branagh. Where does it rank on Quentin’s best movies of the decade list?
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons, Sean Fennessey, and Amanda Dobbins would rather be a fake somebody than a real nobody after they rewatch the 1999 psychological thriller ‘The Talented Mr. Ripley,' starring Matt Damon, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Philip Seymour Hoffman.
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons, Sean Fennessey, and Chris Ryan are joined by writer and filmmaker Brian Koppelman to keep their friends close but their enemies closer as they honor the greatest movie ever made, ‘The Godfather Part II,’ starring Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, and Robert Duvall, directed by Francis Ford Coppola
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons and Sean Fennessey are joined by the directors of ‘Uncut Gems’ Josh and Benny Safdie to tap it in, just tap in, give it a little tappy, tap tap taparoo after rewatching ‘Happy Gilmore’ starring Adam Sandler, Julie Bowen, and Christopher McDonald.
The Ringer's Sean Fennessey, Chris Ryan, and Ryen Russillo see a pay stub for $72,000 and quit their jobs to rewatch Martin Scorsese's box office and critical smash hit ‘The Wolf of Wall Street,' starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, and Margot Robbie.
The Ringer’s Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins are joined by Kari Simmons to swap studios for a much-needed break as they rewatch ‘The Holiday’ starring Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, and Jack Black, and directed by Nancy Meyers.
Bill Simmons, Shea Serrano, and Chris Ryan really don’t appreciate you poppin’ off as they rewatch the 2018 action crime drama, ‘Den of Thieves,’ starring Gerard Butler, Pablo Schreiber, and O'Shea Jackson Jr.
Bill Simmons, Sean Fennessey, and Chris Ryan and 'The New York Times'’s Wesley Morris head to Beverly Hills to solve the murder of their childhood friend as they rewatch the 1984 comedy, ‘Beverly Hills Cop,’ starring Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, and John Ashton.
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons, Sean Fennessey, and screenwriter and director Aaron Sorkin escape to Bolivia after a train heist gone wrong to rewatch the 1969 classic, ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,’ starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford, and written by William Goldman
The Ringer’s Sean Fennessey and The New York Times’s Wesley Morris record this podcast on the hottest day in Brooklyn to rewatch the 1989 classic, ‘Do The Right Thing,’ starring Danny Aiello, Giancarlo Esposito, and John Turturro, and directed by Spike Lee.
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons and Mallory Rubin and The New York Times’s Wesley Morris hop up on the kitchen counter to rewatch the 1987 thriller ‘Fatal Attraction,’ starring Michael Douglas, Glenn Close, and Anne Archer.
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons, Chris Ryan, and Ryen Russillo think they’re betta than you as they revisit the Boston classic ‘The Town’ directed by and starring Ben Affleck, and featuring Jeremy Renner and Jon Hamm.
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons, Sean Fennessey, and Chris Ryan argue over who has to be Mr. Pink as they rewatch Quentin Tarantino’s directorial debut, ‘Reservoir Dogs,’ starring Harvey Keitel, Steve Buscemi, and Tim Roth.
The Ringer’s Chris Ryan, Sean Fennessey, and Mallory Rubin wait for the cream before they eat their strudel as they rewatch Quentin Tarantino’s seventh major film, ‘Inglourious Basterds,’ starring Christoph Waltz, Brad Pitt, and Diane Kruger.
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons and Chris Ryan are joined by Bill Hader to flip a coin and await their fate as they rewatch the 2008 Academy Award winner for Best Picture, ‘No Country for Old Men,’ starring Josh Brolin, Javier Bardem, and Tommy Lee Jones.
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Chris Ryan and Mallory Rubin to build a podcast studio in the middle of a cornfield in Iowa to rewatch the 1989 baseball classic ‘Field of Dreams,’ starring Kevin Costner and James Earl Jones.
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons and Mallory Rubin take the field to face Roy Hobbs and the New York Knights as they rewatch the 1984 classic ‘The Natural,’ starring Robert Redford, Glenn Close, and Robert Duvall.
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons, Chuck Klosterman, Chris Ryan, and Sean Fennessey deliver the hard-hitting facts as they rewatch the James Brooks directed comedy classic ‘Broadcast News,' starring Holly Hunter, William Hurt, and Albert Brooks.
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons, Chris Ryan, and Chuck Klosterman only need a couple smokes, a cup of coffee, and some good conversation about the 1994 coming-of-age dramedy ‘Reality Bites,’ starring Ethan Hawke, Winona Ryder, and Janeane Garofalo.
Stick around at the end of the episode to hear Bill Simmons talk to Ethan Hawke about his experience and interpretation of ‘Reality Bites’ 25 years later.
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons, Sean Fennessey, and Amanda Dobbins take a seat in the Oval Office on Presidents Day to celebrate the 1993 comedy ‘Dave,’ starring Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver, and Frank Langella.
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons, Amanda Dobbins, and Sean Fennessey are off the deep end as they rewatch the 2018 sensation ‘A Star Is Born’, starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, directed by Bradley Cooper.
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons and Shea Serrano live their lives a quarter mile at a time as they honor the 2001 action film that started it all, ‘The Fast and the Furious,’ starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, and Michelle Rodriguez.
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Sean Fennessey and Chris Ryan to make you an offer you can’t refuse as they honor one of the greatest films in American cinema history, ‘The Godfather,’ starring Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, and Robert Duvall.
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons, Sean Fennessey, and Chris Ryan join Wyatt Earp and the gang as they rewatch the 1993 Western classic ‘Tombstone’ starring Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, and Sam Elliott, directed by George P. Cosmatos.
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons, Shea Serrano, and Chris Ryan hijack the podcast to discuss 1997 action thriller 'Con Air' starring Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, and John Malkovich, directed by Simon West. Welcome aboard.
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons, Sean Fennessey, and Chris Ryan take a trip to the Cayman Islands to talk about the 1993 thriller ‘The Firm,’ based on the book by John Grisham and starring Tom Cruise, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Gene Hackman, and Holly Hunter.
The Ringer's Bill Simmons, Sean Fennessey, and Chris Ryan dive deep to uncover the details of the Watergate scandal as they rewatch the 1976 political thriller ‘All the President’s Men’ starring Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman and directed by Alan J. Pakula.
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons, Chris Ryan, and Sean Fennessey came here to do only three things: “kick some ass, and drink some beer” and rewatch the 1993 high school classic ‘Dazed and Confused,’ starring Milla Jovovich, Adam Goldberg, Matthew McConaughey, Ben Affleck, Jason London. and many more and directed by Richard Linklater.
The Ringer's Bill Simmons, Chris Ryan, and Sean Fennessey honor the 25th anniversary of the action-packed romantic black comedy 'True Romance' starring Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, and many more, and written by Quentin Tarantino and directed by Tony Scott.
The Ringer's Bill Simmons and Shea Serrano have "a very special set of skills" that allow them to rewatch and celebrate 2008's action thriller 'Taken' starring Liam Neeson and directed by Pierre Morel.
Oh, what a day, what a lovely day. The Ringer’s Chris Ryan, Sean Fennessey, Micah Peters, and Jason Concepcion ride dirt bikes through a post-apocalyptic wasteland to revisit 2015’s Academy Award–wining ‘Mad Max: Fury Road,’ starring Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy and directed by George Miller.
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons, Chris Ryan and Sean Fennessey toast to the 2005 raunchy comedy classic ‘Wedding Crashers,’ starring Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, and Bradley Cooper and directed by David Dobkin.
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons, Juliet Litman, and Amanda Dobbins set off to disrupt a nuptial and rewatch the classic 1997 rom-com ‘My Best Friend’s Wedding,’ starring Julia Roberts and Cameron Diaz and directed by P. J. Hogan.
Yippee ki-yay motherf-----! The Ringer’s Bill Simmons, Chris Ryan, Jason Concepcion, and Sean Fennessey go shoeless to a holiday party interrupted by terrorists to celebrate the 30th anniversary of 1988’s classic action film 'Die Hard,' starring Bruce Willis and directed by John McTiernan.
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons, Chris Ryan, and Sean Fennessey just became best friends and are off to the Catalina Wine Mixer to rewatch 2008’s hilarious comedy ‘Step Brothers,’ starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly and directed by Adam McKay.
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons, Chris Ryan, Sean Fennessey are gonna need a bigger boat to celebrate the 1975 Academy Award–winning shark-attack thriller starring Roy Scheider and Richard Dreyfuss and directed by Steven Spielberg.
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons, Juliet Litman, and Amanda Dobbins head to the New York City fashion scene for 2006’s 'The Devil Wears Prada,' starring Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, and Stanley Tucci, and directed by David Frankel.
Life is like a box of chocolates … especially when The Ringer’s Bill Simmons and Sean Fennessey revisit 1994's seminal classic 'Forrest Gump’, which won six Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Tom Hanks), and Best Director (Robert Zemeckis).
Hold onto your butts! The Ringer’s Sean Fennessey, David Shoemaker, and Bryan Curtis are taking their helicopter back to 1993's mesmerizing blockbuster ‘Jurassic Park,’ starring Velociraptors, a T-rex, Jeff Goldblum, Laura Dern, and Sam Neill, and directed by Steven Spielberg.
The Ringer’s own Rat Pack is back together. Chris Ryan, Juliet Litman, Sean Fennessey, and Amanda Dobbins head to Vegas to take on a job—to rewatch and celebrate 2001's 'Ocean’s 11,' starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, and Matt Damon and directed by Steven Soderbergh.
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons, Chris Ryan, Sean Fennessey, and Shea Serrano “didn’t know you liked to get wet,” but they did know you liked to rewatch the 2001 crime thriller ‘Training Day,’ directed by Antoine Fuqua and starring Denzel Washington in an Oscar-winning performance for the ages and Ethan Hawke.
With their hoodies and f***-you flip-flops, HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons, Sean Fennessey, and Chris Ryan “aren’t coming back for 30 percent”—they are coming back to recap and celebrate 2010's ‘The Social Network,’ starring Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, and Justin Timberlake; directed by David Fincher; and written by Aaron Sorkin.
The Ringer’s Juliet Litman and David Shoemaker celebrate the release of Ringer Films' ‘Andre the Giant’ documentary on HBO by revisiting the 1987 classic fairy-tale adventure ‘The Princess Bride,’ starring Andre The Giant, Cary Elwes, and Robin Wright and directed by Rob Reiner.
The Ringer’s Chris Ryan, Justin Charity, and Lindsay Zoladz are not miracle workers, they’re janitors looking to delve into ‘Michael Clayton,’ the 2007 legal thriller starring George Clooney and Tilda Swinton and directed by Tony Gilroy.
The Ringer’s Jason Concepcion, Mallory Rubin, Sean Fennessey, and Andrew Gruttadaro dream big and embark on the ambitious task of recording a podcast within a podcast within a podcast to capture the essence of 'Inception,' Christopher Nolan's 2010 visual spectacle starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
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The Ringer’s Bill Simmons, Sean Fennessey, and K. Austin Collins and The New York Times’ Wesley Morris head to Philly to sprint up and down the Rocky steps and revisit 2015’s instant boxing classic ‘Creed,’ starring Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone and directed by Ryan Coogler (3:00). They also go deep on Jordan's and Coogler's career choices and the current state of movies (1:03).
The Ringer’s Chris Ryan, Sean Fennessey, Jason Concepcion, and David Shoemaker lace up their bowling shoes and make themselves a batch of White Russians to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the 1998 cult classic ‘The Big Lebowski,’ starring Jeff Bridges and John Goodman and directed by the Coen brothers.
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons, Sean Fennessey, and K. Austin Collins and The New York Times' Wesley Morris are lured deep into the suburbs under false pretenses to discuss the pivotal social thriller ‘Get Out,’ directed by Jordan Peele and starring Daniel Kaluuya and Allison Williams.
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The Ringer’s Bill Simmons, Shea Serrano, Jason Concepcion, and Mallory Rubin head to Texas wearing shoulder pads and whipped cream bikini’s to rewatch the high school football drama ’Varsity Blues,’ starring James Van Der Beek, Jon Voight, and Paul Walker.
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons, Shea Serrano, Chris Ryan, and Sean Fennessey go see about a girl and rewatch the 1997 classic ‘Good Will Hunting,’ starring Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and Robin Williams. They also discuss alternate endings, sequels, and whether ‘Good Will Hunting’ is the best Boston movie of all time.
The Ringer’s Juliet Litman, Amanda Dobbins, and Andrew Gruttadaro throw on their Sketchers and Prada backpacks and return to high school to rewatch the '90s teen classic ‘10 Things I Hate About You,’ starring Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
The Ringer’s Sean Fennessey, Chris Ryan, and Andy Greenwald head to San Francisco to analyze handwriting and discuss David Fincher’s 2007 noir thriller ‘Zodiac,’ starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, and Robert Downey Jr.
The Ringer’s Donnie Kwak, Hannah Giorgis and Justin Charity hit the sunny side of South L.A. to celebrate the seminal 1995 comedy ‘Friday’ and discuss Ice Cube’s comedic turn, Chris Tucker’s breakout role, and all of the highs of a hood stoner classic.
The Ringer’s Chris Ryan, Sean Fennessey, and Jason Concepcion are the heroes we need right now, but not the ones we deserve, as they dig deep into Christopher Nolan’s gripping 2008 'Batman' sequel, ‘The Dark Knight,’ starring Christian Bale and Heath Ledger.
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons, Andy Greenwald, and Chris Ryan are on the run and eager to clear their good names by rediscovering the 1993 thrill ride ‘The Fugitive,’ starring Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones.
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons, Shea Serrano, Chris Ryan, and Jason Concepcion all undergo “experimental surgery” to assume each other’s identities and execute the perfect live show as they dive deep into 1997's action-sci-fi blockbuster 'Face/Off,' starring John Travolta and Nicolas Cage.
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons, Sean Fennessey, Shea Serrano, K. Austin Collins, and Jason Concepcion take a stab at analyzing the 1996 meta-horror classic ‘Scream,’ starring Neve Campbell and Drew Barrymore. They go deep on the shocking nature of killing your star in the opening scene, the rules and tropes of horror film, and the killers' ridiculous plan to stab each other at the end.
The Ringer's Juliet Litman, Amanda Dobbins, and K. Austin Collins pick out their trendiest '90s outfits and head to Beverly Hills to revisit the 1995 teen classic ‘Clueless,’ starring Alicia Silverstone and Paul Rudd.
The Ringer’s Juliet Litman, Amanda Dobbins, and K. Austin Collins sing Celine Dion and let the disaster jokes fly as they go deep on 1997’s Oscar Award–winning blockbuster ‘Titanic’ starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. They discuss DiCaprio’s "cute factor," James Cameron’s obsession with the actual Titanic, and whether Rose would have chosen Jack if the ship hadn’t sunk.
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Jason Concepcion, Shea Serrano, and Donnie Kwak to relive the 1994 nonstop thrill ride ‘Speed’ starring Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock. They consider the perfect formula for 'Die Hard' remakes, expose the improbability of driving fast through L.A. traffic, and break down the film's critical bus jump.
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons and Chris Ryan lead us deep into the inner recesses of 1991’s Oscar-winning psychological thriller ‘The Silence of the Lambs,’ starring Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster. They pay tribute to Ted Levine’s iconic performance as Buffalo Bill, wonder what would have been with the movie's originally intended cast of Gene Hackman and Michelle Pfeiffer, and rehash their favorite and most haunting moments.
The Ringer’s Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins deep dive into the 1998 romantic comedy ‘You’ve Got Mail,’ starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. They discuss Tom Hank’s epic acting run in the '90s, the hallmarks of a Nora Ephron movie, the formula for a successful romantic comedy, how this movie predicts the future and hints at modern catfishing, and more.
Hot takes fly as The Ringer’s Bill Simmons, Shea Serrano, Jason Concepcion, and Mark Titus dive deep into 1991’s 'Point Break' by debating which scenes have aged the best and worst, where 'Point Break' ranks among bank robbery films, and who won the epic showdown between Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze.
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Chris Ryan to revisit and examine the Oscar-winning ‘The Departed,’ directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Matt Damon and Leonardo DiCaprio. They break down everything from who was in the original intended cast to the film's most memorable moments, as well as what the movie is trying to say about society through DiCaprio’s and Damon’s characters. And, of course, they unpack Jack Nicholson’s memorable Boston accent.
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Chris Ryan and Amanda Dobbins to celebrate and appreciate 1992’s ‘A Few Good Men’ in the inaugural episode of 'The Rewatchables' by discussing what they love about the movie (1:00), which scenes have aged the best and worst (9:30), and whether Jo Galloway was a good lawyer (42:35).
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Chris Ryan to induct ‘Heat’ into the Movie Hall of Fame. Topics include: Was De Niro vs. Pacino worth the hype? (2:50). Was this peak Michael Mann? (8:25). Was this one of the great ensemble casts ever? (14:40). What were the 10 most important lessons from 'Heat'? (21:00). What was Pacino’s best line? (41:50). Who won this movie—Pacino or De Niro? (52:20).
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Chris Ryan and Juliet Litman to induct ‘Jerry Maguire’ into the Sports Movie Hall of Fame. Topics include: Rod Tidwell spin-offs (6:00), Tom Cruise Oscar snubs (12:00), the opening montage (16:00), Jonathan Lipnicki’s pinnacle (22:00), “show me the money” (28:00), the best Cruise movies (35:00), the birth of the modern sports movie (40:00), and Cruise’s romantic-lead chops (45:00).