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‘The Rewatchables’ Complete Episode Archive

Presenting the full catalog of the podcast that revisits, honors, and breaks down the movies that we just can’t stop watching

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On December 22, 2015, Bill Simmons and Chris Ryan introduced The Rewatchables by diving deep into Michael Mann’s Heat. On September 21, 2020, Bill, Chris, and Sean Fennessey released the podcast’s 150th episode by revisiting David Fincher’s Se7en. Both in between and since, a rotating cast of Ringer staffers has remembered, celebrated, and meticulously dissected the movies that we just can’t stop watching: Jaws, The Godfather, Old School, Mean Girls, Back to the Future, The Social Network, and so, so many more.

Below is a comprehensive list of Rewatchables episodes, ordered alphabetically by movie title. To create an immersive experience, we’ve also included corresponding videos and related links for Ringer stories about many of the movies. What is your favorite actor’s Apex Mountain? What has aged the best and worst? Who has been worthy of the Dion Waiters Heat Check Award? Dig into the archives and find out.

The Rewatchables podcast archive is available exclusively on Spotify. Watch full episodes on YouTube.


10 Things I Hate About You

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.

25th Hour

Bill Simmons is joined by Wesley Morris of The New York Times to spend their last day together watching Spike Lee’s 2002 film, 25th Hour, starring Edward Norton, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Rosario Dawson.

The 40-Year-Old Virgin

Bill Simmons, Sean Fennessey, and Chris Ryan “yah mo burn this place to the ground” after rewatching the 2005 hit comedy The 40-Year-Old Virgin starring Steve Carell, Seth Rogen, Romany Malco, and Paul Rudd and directed by Judd Apatow.

48 Hrs.

Bill Simmons and Chris Ryan team up to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the original buddy-cop movie, 1982’s 48 Hrs. starring Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte.

All the President’s Men

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.

Any Given Sunday

Bill Simmons is joined by Chris Ryan to induct Any Given Sunday into the Sports Movie Hall of Fame. They break down Oliver Stone’s bizarre editing (02:25), Cameron Diaz’s underrated ownership chops (08:15), Al Pacino’s last great performance (11:16), the Tao of James Woods (15:15), the eye-opening concussion/painkiller subplots (16:44), Jamie Foxx’s breakout role as Willie Beamon (21:17), the craziest cameos (34:27), and where the “Inches” monologue ranks in the pantheon of great sports movie speeches (45:04).

Armageddon

NASA hires an unlikely crew of Bill Simmons, Chris Ryan, Shea Serrano, and Jason Concepcion to record a podcast about Michael Bay’s 1998 action thriller Armageddon starring Bruce Willis, Ben Affleck, Liv Tyler, and Billy Bob Thornton.

Back to the Future

Bill Simmons, Sean Fennessey, and Chris Ryan fire up the flux capacitor and hop in Doc Brown’s DeLorean to revisit Robert Zemeckis’s 1985 classic Back to the Future, starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd.

Bad Boys

Bill Simmons, Van Lathan, and Logan Murdock hop in Mike Lowrey’s Porsche and head to Miami to rewatch the 1995 action comedy Bad Boys starring Martin Lawrence, Will Smith, and Téa Leoni.

Basic Instinct

Bill Simmons, Chris Ryan, and Mallory Rubin grab their ice picks and record the pod of the century on the 1992 erotic thriller Basic Instinct starring Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone.

Beverly Hills Cop

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 Big Lebowski

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.

Bloodsport

Bill Simmons, Shea Serrano, and Jason Concepcion head to Hong Kong to fight alongside Frank Dux as they rewatch Bloodsport starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Donald Gibb, and Leah Ayres.

Blue Chips

Bill Simmons is joined by Mark Titus and Chris Ryan to induct Blue Chips into the Sports Movie Hall of Fame. Topics include: the most ridiculous moments (5:00), Nick Nolte’s intense coaching style (14:00), Bob Knight’s mystique (19:00), point-shaving scare tactics (23:00), Shaq’s final college game (30:00), the player cameos (35:00), rebooting Blue Chips (42:00), post-retirement Larry Bird (47:00), and the best college basketball movies (53:00).

Boomerang

Bill Simmons and Van Lathan are joined by The New York Times’ Wesley Morris to give you their mack-daddy vibe in all its splendor after rewatching the 1992 comedy Boomerang starring Eddie Murphy, Robin Givens, Halle Berry, and David Alan Grier.

The Breakfast Club

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.

Broadcast News

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.

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

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.

Caddyshack

Bill Simmons and Sean Fennessey are just a couple of former assistant groundskeepers about to become Masters champions. It looks like a miracle, it’s a … it’s a … it’s Caddyshack, starring Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Ted Knight, and Bill Murray.

Cast Away

Bill Simmons crash-lands in a podcast studio and has no choice but to record an episode with no one but himself. The only movie available in the studio is Robert Zemeckis’s Cast Away, starring Tom Hanks and Helen Hunt.

Clueless

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.

Cocktail

Bill Simmons, Sean Fennessey, and Chris Ryan step behind the bar to rewatch the 1988 hit Cocktail, starring Tom Cruise, Bryan Brown, and Elizabeth Shue. It’s Coughlin’s law.

Collateral

Bill Simmons and Chris Ryan hop in a cab with a contract killer to rewatch Collateral, starring Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx and directed by Michael Mann.

The Conjuring

Bill Simmons, Sean Fennessey, and Chris Ryan investigate a farmhouse with suspicious activity after rewatching the 2013 horror film The Conjuring starring Ron Livingston, Lili Taylor, Vera Farmiga, and Patrick Wilson.

Con Air

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.

Contagion

Bill Simmons, Sean Fennessey, and Chris Ryan reexamine Steven Soderbergh’s 2011 thriller Contagion, starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, and Jude Law.

Creed

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).

Crimson Tide

Bill Simmons, Sean Fennessey, and Chris Ryan do not concur, and therefore must stage a mutiny to rewatch Tony Scott’s thrilling 1995 film Crimson Tide, starring Denzel Washington, Gene Hackman, and Viggo Mortensen.

Dangerous Minds

Bill Simmons, Shea Serrano, and Van Lathan try to figure out who Mr. Tambourine Man is after rewatching Dangerous Minds, starring Michelle Pfeiffer, George Dzundza, and Renoly Santiago.

The Dark Knight

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 Begins sequel, The Dark Knight, starring Christian Bale and Heath Ledger.

Dave

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.

Dazed and Confused

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.

Dead Poets Society

Bill Simmons, Mallory Rubin, and Chris Ryan seize the day as they rewatch the 1989 classic Dead Poets Society starring Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, and Ethan Hawke.

Den of Thieves

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.

The Departed

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.

The Devil Wears Prada

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.

Dunkirk

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 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?

Die Hard

Yippee ki-yay, motherf-----! Bill Simmons, Chris Ryan, Jason Concepcion, and Sean Fennessey go shoeless to a holiday party interrupted by terrorists to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the classic 1998 action film Die Hard, starring Bruce Willis and directed by John McTiernan.

Do the Right Thing

Sean Fennessey and The New York Times’ 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.

Draft Day

Bill Simmons and Mallory Rubin enter the war room of the Cleveland Browns to try to rebuild the franchise as they rewatch Draft Day, starring Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner, and Denis Leary.

Easy A

Juliet Litman, Amanda Dobbins, and Shea Serrano fake rock your world after rewatching one of the last great teen movies, Easy A, starring Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes, and Penn Badgley.

Edge of Tomorrow

Live, pod, repeat. Sean Fennessey and Chris Ryan record the same episode of Edge of Tomorrow starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt over and over again to save the world from an audio invasion.

Enemy of the State

Bill Simmons, Sean Fennessey, and Chris Ryan are on the run after their podcast on Tony Scott’s Enemy of the State starring Will Smith, Gene Hackman, and Jon Voight ends up in the wrong hands.

Escape From New York

Bill Simmons, Shea Serrano, and Chris Ryan record this pod from the inside of a maximum security prison after rewatching John Carpenter’s 1981 sci-fi adventure Escape From New York starring Kurt Russell and Lee Van Cleef.

Face/Off

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 Fast and the Furious

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.

Fast Five

Bill Simmons and Shea Serrano reunite with Dom and Brian on the streets of Brazil to rewatch the 2011 action hit Fast Five starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, and Dwayne Johnson.

Fatal Attraction

Bill Simmons and Mallory Rubin and The New York Times’ Wesley Morris hop up on the kitchen counter to rewatch the 1987 thriller Fatal Attraction, starring Michael Douglas, Glenn Close, and Anne Archer.

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Bill Simmons, Sean Fennessey, and Chris Ryan aren’t feeling too well, so their parents let them stay home to rewatch the 1986 classic Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, starring Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, and Mia Sara.

A Few Good Men

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, which scenes have aged the best and worst, and by debating whether or not Jo Galloway was a good lawyer.

Furious 7

It’s never goodbye when Bill Simmons and Shea Serrano fire up the 2015 action thriller Furious 7, the seventh installment in the Fast & Furious franchise, starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, and Michelle Rodriguez.

Field of Dreams

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 Firm

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.

Fletch

Bill Simmons, Sean Fennessey, and Chris Ryan charge it all to the Underhills’ account after rewatching Fletch, the 1985 comedy starring Chevy Chase, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, and Joe Don Baker.

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Bill Simmons, Chris Ryan, and Sean Fennessey take a trip to Hawaii to try to get over the 2008 hit comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall, starring Jason Segel, Mila Kunis, and Kristen Bell.

Forrest Gump

Life is like a box of chocolates … especially when 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).

Friday

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 Fugitive

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.

Get Out

Bill Simmons, Sean Fennessey, 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.

Ghost

The spirits of Bill Simmons, Chris Ryan, and Amanda Dobbins come back to Earth to rewatch the 1990 romantic thriller Ghost, starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, and Whoopi Goldberg.

Gladiator

ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?! Bill Simmons, Chris Ryan, Shea Serrano, and Jason Concepcion defy the Roman emperor by rewatching Gladiator, starring Russell Crowe and Joaquin Phoenix.

The Godfather

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 Godfather Part II

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 Godfather Part III

As soon as Bill Simmons, Sean Fennessey, and Chris Ryan thought they were out, The Rewatchables pulls them back in. For the fourth movie in our series of Flawed Rewatchables, we revisit The Godfather: Part III starring Al Pacino, Talia Shire, and Andy Garcia and directed by Francis Ford Coppola.

Gone Girl

Bill Simmons, Shea Serrano, Mallory Rubin, and Sean Fennessey fake their own deaths to watch Gone Girl, starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike and directed by David Fincher.

Good Will Hunting

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.

Groundhog Day

Bill Simmons, Sean Fennessey, and actress and writer Issa Rae tell us if we can expect six more weeks of winter or an early spring by rewatching the 1993 classic Groundhog Day starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell.

The Hangover

Bill Simmons, Chris Ryan, and Sean Fennessey try to figure out what happened last night as they talk about The Hangover starring Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, and Zach Galifianakis.

Happy Gilmore

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.

Heat

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).

The Re-Heat

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.

Higher Learning

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 Holiday

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.

Inception

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.

Inglourious Basterds

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.

Jaws

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.

Jerry Maguire

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).

John Wick: Chapter 2

Bill Simmons, Sean Fennessey, and Chris Ryan are forced out of retirement (again) to rewatch the instant classic, John Wick: Chapter 2, starring Keanu Reeves, Ian McShane, and Common.

Jurassic Park

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 Karate Kid

Bill Simmons and Ryen Russillo wax the car, paint the fence, and sand the floor to capture the true essence of the iconic film The Karate Kid, starring Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, and Elisabeth Shue.

King of New York

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.

Last of the Mohicans

Bill Simmons and Chris Ryan try to stay alive no matter what occurs as they rewatch the 1992 American epic The Last of the Mohicans starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Madeleine Stowe and directed by Michael Mann.

Love and Basketball

Bill Simmons and Jemele Hill are just a couple of childhood friends striving to be professional basketball players rewatching the 2000 sports drama Love and Basketball starring Omar Epps, Sanaa Lathan, and Dennis Haysbert.

Mad Max: Fury Road

Oh, what a day; what a lovely day. Chris Ryan, Sean Fennessey, Micah Peters, and Jason Concepcion ride dirt bikes through a postapocalyptic wasteland to revisit the 2015 Academy Award–winning Mad Max: Fury Road, starring Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy and directed by George Miller.

Mean Girls

Bill Simmons, Juliet Litman, and Amanda Dobbins try to make “fetch” happen as they rewatch the 2004 comedy Mean Girls, starring Lindsay Lohan and Rachel McAdams and written by Tina Fey.

Major League

Bill Simmons and Rembert Browne try to bring a pennant to Cleveland as they rewatch the 1989 baseball classic Major League, starring Tom Berenger and Charlie Sheen.

Miami Vice

Bill Simmons and Chris Ryan hop in a speedboat and head to Cuba to celebrate the overlooked and largely misunderstood cult classic Miami Vice, starring Jamie Foxx and Colin Farrell.

Michael Clayton

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.

Midnight Run

Bill Simmons and Chris Ryan got two words for you as they rewatch 1988’s iconic buddy film Midnight Run, starring Robert De Niro and Charles Grodin and directed by Martin Brest.

Mission: Impossible

Chris Ryan, Sean Fennessey, and Jason Concepcion revisit the 1996 action-thriller Mission: Impossible, starring Tom Cruise and Jon Voight and directed by Brian De Palma.

Moneyball

Bill Simmons is joined by Chris Ryan to induct Moneyball into the Sports Movie Hall of Fame. They cover the state of Brad Pitt’s career (0:45), the past 20 years of sports movies (2:34), the making of Moneyball (9:25), their favorite moments from the film (14:20), and the future of sports movies (51:54).

Mr. Mom

Bill Simmons and Amanda Dobbins become stay-at-home podders as they rewatch the 1983 comedy Mr. Mom starring Michael Keaton and Teri Garr.

My Best Friend’s Wedding

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.

The Natural

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.

No Country for Old Men

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 Notebook

Juliet Litman, Amanda Dobbins, and Andrew Gruttadaro live out their love story as they rewatch the 2004 summer romance The Notebook, starring Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling.

Ocean’s 11

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 Eleven, starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, and Matt Damon and directed by Steven Soderbergh.

Ocean’s 12

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan, Sean Fennessey, and Amanda Dobbins thought they all agreed to call it “the Bellagio job” before they rewatched Ocean’s Twelve, the third movie in our Flawed Rewatchables series, starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, and Julia Roberts, directed by Steven Soderbergh.

Old School

Bill Simmons, Chris Ryan, and Sean Fennessey relive the glory days as they rewatch the 2003 comedy Old School, starring Luke Wilson, Vince Vaughn, and Will Ferrell.

Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood

Live from the Sundance Film Festival, 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 Perfect Storm

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons and Chris Ryan set sail on the Andrea Gail to catch some fish and to rewatch the 2000 biographical disaster drama The Perfect Storm, starring George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, and John C. Reilly.

Point Break

Hot takes fly as 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.

Pretty Woman

Bill Simmons, Juliet Litman, and Amanda Dobbins book a room in the penthouse suite to rewatch the 1990 rom-com Pretty Woman starring Richard Gere and Julia Roberts.

The Princess Bride


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.

Proof of Life

Bill Simmons and Chris Ryan head down to the South American jungle to rewatch the 2000 action thriller Proof of Life, starring Meg Ryan, Russell Crowe, and David Morse.

Pump Up the Volume

Bill Simmons, Chris Ryan, and Andy Greenwald eat their cereal with a fork and do their homework in the dark after they rewatch the 1990 coming-of-age film Pump Up the Volume, starring Christian Slater and Samantha Mathis.

Reality Bites

Bill Simmons, Chris Ryan, and Chuck Klosterman need only a couple of 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.

Remember the Titans

Bill Simmons, Shea Serrano, and Rembert Browne will do up-downs until Bill is no longer tired as they rewatch Remember the Titans, starring Denzel Washington, Will Patton, and Wood Harris.

Reservoir Dogs

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.

Ronin

Bill Simmons and Chris Ryan never walk into a place they don’t know how to walk out of after they rewatch the 1998 action thriller Ronin, starring Robert De Niro, Jean Reno, and Natascha McElhone.

Rounders

Bill Simmons and Sean Fennessey set off to “go play some f*cking cards” and relive the 1998 poker classic Rounders, starring Matt Damon and Edward Norton and directed by John Dahl.

The Sandlot

Bill Simmons, Mallory Rubin and ESPN’s Mina Kimes lose a baseball signed by some lady named Babe Ruth after rewatching the 1993 classic The Sandlot starring Tom Guiry, Mike Vitar, and Patrick Renna.

Say Anything…

Bill Simmons and Chris Ryan and writer-director Judd Apatow don’t want to sell anything, buy anything, or process anything as a career. They would rather rewatch the 1989 Cameron Crowe classic Say Anything starring John Cusack, Ione Skye, and John Mahoney.

Scream

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.

Se7en


Bill Simmons, Sean Fennessey, and Chris Ryan talk about what’s in the box after rewatching ‘Se7en,’ starring Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, and Kevin Spacey.

The Shawshank Redemption

Bill Simmons, Chris Ryan, and Bill’s dad get busy living or get busy dying by rewatching The Shawshank Redemption, starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman.

The Shining

All work and no play makes Bill Simmons, Sean Fennessey, and Chris Ryan dull boys as they rewatch Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 horror classic The Shining, starring Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall.

The Silence of the Lambs

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.

Skyfall

Now, Chris Ryan, Sean Fennessey, and Amanda Dobbins only eat rat after rewatching the 2012 hit Skyfall starring Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, and Judi Dench.

The Social Network

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.

Speed

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.

A Star Is Born

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.

St. Elmo’s Fire

Bill Simmons and Chris Ryan just broke your heart. Then again, they break everyone’s hearts. It’s time for the 1985 classic St. Elmo’s Fire, starring Judd Nelson, Emilio Estevez, Demi Moore, and Rob Lowe.

Stand by Me

Bill Simmons and Chris Ryan recount a childhood memory of watching the 1986 classic Stand by Me, starring River Phoenix, Wil Wheaton, Corey Feldman, and Jerry O’Connell, directed by Rob Reiner, based on the Stephen King novella The Body.

Step Brothers

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.

Swingers

Bill Simmons, Sean Fennessey, and Chris Ryan always double down on 11 as they revisit the 1996 classic Swingers, starring Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn.

Taken

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.

The Talented Mr. Ripley

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.

Teen Wolf

It’s a full moon, and Bill Simmons and Kyle Brandt howl into their microphones after they rewatch the 1985 fantasy comedy Teen Wolf starring Michael J. Fox, James Hampton, and Susan Ursitti.

Titanic

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.

Tombstone

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.

Tommy Boy

Bill Simmons, Sean Fennessey, and Cousin Sal are just a couple of fat guys in little coats trying to save their father’s company after they rewatch Tommy Boy starring Chris Farley, David Spade, and Rob Lowe.

Top Gun

Bill Simmons, Chris Ryan, Mallory Rubin, and Jason Concepcion have lost that looooovin’ feeling as they rewatch Top Gun, starring Tom Cruise, Val Kilmer, and Kelly McGillis.

The Town

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.

Total Recall

Bill Simmons, Shea Serrano, and Jason Concepcion head to Mars to try to recall whether this week’s episode, on Total Recall, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sharon Stone, was reality or an implanted memory.

Training Day

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.

True Romance

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.

Unfaithful

Bill Simmons and The New York Times’ Wesley Morris don’t make mistakes, there are no mistakes, only things you do, and don’t do. We rewatch the romantic drama Unfaithful starring Diane Lane, Richard Gere, and Olivier Martinez.

Unstoppable

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 Usual Suspects

The greatest trick Bill Simmons and Chris Ryan ever pulled was convincing the world they didn’t exist. We head to the docks of San Pedro to rewatch The Usual Suspects, starring Kevin Spacey, Gabriel Byrne, and Stephen Baldwin.

Varsity Blues

Bill Simmons, Shea Serrano, Jason Concepcion, and Mallory Rubin head to Texas wearing shoulder pads and whipped-cream bikinis to rewatch the high school football drama Varsity Blues, starring James Van Der Beek, Jon Voight, and Paul Walker.

Vision Quest

Bill Simmons, Chris Ryan, and Ryen Russillo take a jog in their rubber jumpsuits to drop to 168 pounds to revisit the 1985 wrestling classic Vision Quest, starring Matthew Modine and Linda Fiorentino.

The Warriors

Bill Simmons, Shea Serrano, and Sean Fennessey come out to plaaaaaaay to rewatch the 1979 action thriller The Warriors, starring Michael Beck and James Remar. Can you dig it?

Wedding Crashers

Bill Simmons, Chris Ryan, and Sean Fennessey toast the 2005 raunchy comedy classic Wedding Crashers, starring Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, and Bradley Cooper and directed by David Dobkin.

When Harry Met Sally

Bill Simmons, Juliet Litman, and Amanda Dobbins will have what she’s having, which is the 1989 classic When Harry Met Sally starring Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan.

While You Were Sleeping

Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins were asked when they fell in love with this movie and they said While You Were Sleeping, starring Sandra Bullock, Peter Gallagher, and Bill Pullman.

White Men Can’t Jump

Bill Simmons is joined by Chris Ryan and Rembert Browne to induct White Men Can’t Jump’ into the Sports Movie Hall of Fame. They cover Woody Harrelson’s hustling tactics (6:00), Wesley Snipes’s height (11:00), Rosie Perez’s polarizing character (17:00), the essence of pickup basketball (26:00), Woody’s fashion (30:00), Wesley Snipes’s career trajectory (37:00), the black-actor championship belt (44:00), New Jack City power rankings (48:00), and the premise of the planned remake (52:00).

Wolf of Wall Street

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.

You’ve Got Mail

Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins dive deep 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.

Zodiac

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.