Top Movie Podcasts

I was curious as to what shows out there are ranked among the Best Movie Podcasts. I poked around and located a handful of lists and did a very unscientific survey of them to come up with what are consistently ranked the top five shows. Here's what I discovered:

Top Over All (4 or More Votes)

  1. /Filmcast (10)
  2. Filmspotting (9)
  3. Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo's Film Reviews (6)
  4. The Projection Booth (6)
  5. Filmspotting SVU (5)
  6. How Did This Get Made (5)
  7. Slate.com Spoiler Specials (5)
  8. The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith (5)
  9. Doug Loves Movies (4)
  10. Film Junk (4)
  11. KCRW's The Business (4)
  12. KCRW's The Treatment (4)
  13. Scriptnotes (4)

Supporting data:


32 INCREDIBLE PODCASTS YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO by James Walker of WOW 24/7
  1. Kermode and Mayo's Film Review
  2. The Projection Booth
  3. The /Filmcast
  4. James Bond Radio
  5. The Film Programme
  6. Criterion Cast
  7. The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith
  8. BBC Front Row
Pod City: 19 Popcorn-Worthy Movie Podcasts (Part 2) by Whitney Matheson of Mental_Floss
  1. You Must Remember This
  2. Greg Proops Film Club
  3. Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast!
  4. Criterion Cast
  5. I Was There Too
  6. The Close-Up
  7. The Empire Film Podcast
  8. The Q&Amp;A With Jeff Goldsmith
  9. The /Filmcast
  10. Rotten Tomatoes
  11. Indiewire: Screen Talk
  12. Filmspotting: Streaming Video Unit
  13. Box Office Breakdown
  14. Doug Loves Movies
  15. Maltin On Movies
  16. Profiles
  17. Denzel Washington Is The Greatest Actor Of All Time Period
  18. Popcorn Poops
  19. How Did This Get Made?
  20. The Projection Booth
  21. Slate's Spoiler Specials
  22. The Dissolve
  23. Fighting In The War Room
  24. Film Junk
  25. Comedy Film Nerds
  26. War Machine Vs. War Horse
  27. We Hate Movies
  28. The Flop House
  29. James Bonding
  30. The Frame
  31. Marvel Movie News
  32. AMC Movie News
  33. American Cinematographer
  34. Scriptnotes
  35. Offcamera
  36. Attaboy Clarence
  37. Zach On Film
  38. Scream Queenz
Ten Movie Podcasts for Your Ears' Enjoyment by Movie Vigilante
  1. B-Movie Cast
  2. Proudly Resents
  3. /Filmcast
  4. Alcohollywood
  5. Bad Movie Fiends
  6. Film Sack
  7. Horror Etc
  8. Mamo
  9. The Projection Booth
  10. Film Junk
THE TOP 10 FILM PODCASTS PLUS 10 OTHERS YOU SHOULD SUBSCRIBE TO by Geoff Todd
  1. THE RIALTO REPORT
  2. THE CRITERION CAST
  3. SILVA & GOLD
  4. BADASSES, BOOBS, AND BODY COUNTS
  5. THE PROJECTION BOOTH
  6. GGTMC (Gentlemen's Guide to Midnight Cinema)
  7. THE GOLDEN BRIEFCASE
  8. THE Q&A WITH JEFF GOLDSMITH
  9. THE TREATMENT
  10. FILMSPOTTING
10 Movie-Related Podcasts You Should Be Listening To by James Garcia
  1. Kevin Pollak's Chat Show
  2. How Did This Get Made?
  3. Film Junk
  4. /Filmcast
  5. Doug Loves Movies
  6. The Golden Briefcase
  7. The ScreenRant Underground
  8. Modern Myth Media
  9. Slate's Spoiler Specials
  10. F This Movie!
Pop Podcast Primer: My top 10 film podcasts by Whitney Matheson
  1. The Documentary Blog
  2. KCRW's The Treatment
  3. Movies You Should See
  4. Slate Spoiler Specials
  5. Criterion Cast
  6. Hollywood Babble-On
  7. /Filmcast
  8. Creative Screenwriting
  9. The Tobolowsky Files
  10. Filmspotting
The Best Movie Podcasts by WixPix
  1. The Film Podcast
  2. The Gentlemen's Guide To Midnite Cinema
  3. How Did This Get Made
  4. Filmspotting: Svu
  5. KCRW's The Business
  6. Animation Fascination
  7. Linoleum Knife
  8. The Warner Archive
Essential podcasts for movie geeks by Glen Chapman
  1. Smodcast
  2. Spill
  3. Mondo Movie
  4. /Filmcast
  5. Filmspotting
  6. Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo's Film Reviews
  7. Creative Screenwriting
Five Film Podcasts You Should Be Listening To by Kate McCall
  1. Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo's Film Reviews
  2. Filmspotting
  3. The Empire Podcast
  4. /Filmcast
  5. Filmspotting SVU (Streaming Video Unit)
5 Movie Podcasts you Should be Listening to by Adam
  1. Filmspotting
  2. Brad N' Laremy on Movies
  3. /Filmcast
  4. Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo's Film Reviews
  5. Empire
5 Best Movie Podcasts by Thomas Winward
  1. Filmcast
  2. The Empire Podcast
  3. BAFTA Screenwriters Lecture Series
  4. Scriptnotes
  5. Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo's Film Reviews
The Guardian (UK Newspaper/Website) did their own survey recently, The Q&A and Box Angeles: readers recommend the best film podcasts.
  1. Bonnie and Maude
  2. The Flophouse
  3. Box Angeles
  4. Slate Spoiler Special
  5. The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith

And Film.com had their list of "11 Must-Download Podcasts for Movie Lovers."
  1. Scriptnotes
  2. The Nerdist Podcast
  3. KCRW's The Treatment
  4. How Did This Get Made?
  5. The Auteurcast
  6. Doug Loves Movies
  7. The Tobolowsky Files
  8. NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour
  9. Oscar Podcast
  10. BBC's Desert Island Discs
  11. Fighting in the War Room
Filmmaker Magazine did a list of A Guide to the World of Film Podcasts
  1. KCRW's The Treatment with Elvis Mitchell
  2. IndieWire's Screen Talk with Eric Kohn & Anne Thompson
  3. Filmspotting with Adam Kempenaar & Josh Larsen.
  4. Filmspotting SVU with Alison Wilmore & Matt Singer
  5. The Dissolve with Tasha Robinson
  6. The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith
  7. KCRW's The Business with Kim Masters
  8. The Projection Booth
Shipra Gupta at IndieWire wrote 10 Podcasts for Filmmakers, Film Fans and Industry Folks
  • KCRW's The Business
  • The Dissolve
  • Filmspotting / Filmspotting SVU
  • Filmwax Radio
  • The Frame
  • Maltin On Movies
  • The Projection Booth
  • Scriptnotes
  • KCRW's The Treatment
  • You Must Remember This
Karen Kemmerle at Tribecca Films listed the 5 Best Podcasts for Movie Lovers:
  • Filmwax Radio
  • Do You Like Prince Movies?
  • How Did This Get Made?
  • The Flop House
  • You Must Remember This
Finally, if you can't believe a random person on Reddit then who else are you going to believe?

4 comments:

  1. For what it's worth, my recent favorites in no particular order have been: TPB, The After Movie Diner/Dr. Action and the Kickass Kid (and anywhere else Jon Cross graces his presence,) Schlock Treatment, Bloodbaths and Boomsticks, Drunk on VHS, Badasses, Boobs, and Body Counts, and B-Movie Breakdown.

    I used to be a regular listener of both Film Sack and Bad Movie Fiends, but something about each turned me off over time. I remember liking BMF more, so perhaps I'll revisit them first. Your Favorite Podcast kind of lost me when they decided to tweak their format a bit, but Jim and Josh are damn hilarious so I definitely owe it to them and myself to catch up.

    Not to sound like "that guy," for as popular as a lot of those listed podcasts apparently are, I've honestly only heard of 2 or 3 of them I didn't already mention. Yay... ?

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  2. No Outside the Cinema on any of those lists. Shame on every single person above.

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    1. Agreed. Any show that is foolhardy enough to have us on it multiple times is doing something right. :)

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  3. Besides tuning in each week to the Projection Booth, I am a loyal every-episode listener of both the Rialto Report and the B-Movie Cast, but these are both specialty-interest shows with fairly narrow focus. If old B movies or 1970s porn don't interest you, you probably don't listen to these programs. It seems like, by and large, these "best movie podcasts" lists are dominated by more general-interest, across-the-board type shows with a wider appeal. TPB is probably the only show in that category I really listen to. I used to listen to both Filmspotting and Battleship Pretension, but I kind of lost interest in those and gravitated toward more niche podcasts.

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