Given how much movies have shaped and influenced popular culture, it's no surprise that they make up a fairly hefty chunk of podcast output today.

As with all podcasts, however, each and every one of them is going out of their way to do something different to separate themselves out and you can find a podcast on just about any movie topic you like without much searching.

With that in mind, we've pulled together 7 sure-fire hits for movie fans.

We kick things off with...

7. 'ScriptNotes'

If you love behind-the-scenes stuff on movies, it doesn't come much better than this. Craig Mazin and John August - two working screenwriters - delve into the world of screenwriting, offers insight and context on creative decisions, and generally just lifts the lid on what it's looking to be a working writer in the mainstream Hollywood system. By the way, if you don't know they are, you definitely know their work - Mazin wrote HBO's 'Chernobyl' and August wrote Tim Burton's 'Big Fish' and Doug Liman's cracking late '90s thriller, 'Go'.

Recommended episode: The one with Greta Gerwig is absolutely fantastic.

 

6. 'How Did This Get Made?'

You've probably watched a movie and thought to yourself, "how did this get made?" Well, that's where the podcast 'How Did This Get Made?' comes into focus. Hosted by actors Jason Mantzoukas (Adrian Pimento on 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine'), Paul Scheer (Chuck on 'The Good Place') and June Diane (Brianna on 'Grace & Frankie'), the podcast picks a new movie each episode and tries to earnestly piece together how anyone thought it was a good idea in the first place. Simple, but effective.

Recommended episode: The 'Deep Blue Sea' episode is an all-timer.

 

5. 'The Filum Show'

Yes, of course we were going to plug our own show. How dare you even think for a single, solitary second that we wouldn't do it. To be fair, we've had some pretty decent guests on the show - Michael B. Jordan, Barry Keoghan, Elisabeth Moss, Hugo Weaving came in the studio to do an episode once! - and all the reviews and news you love from us is on the show. If you can stand the cursing and the cackles of laughter, it's a good podcast.

Recommended episode: Literally pick one. They're all golden.

 

4. 'The Director's Cut'

The Director's Guild of America hosts regular talks at its own theatres in Los Angeles and New York, very often hosted by fellow directors interviewing other directors. While some of the conversations can be a little manic in places, it really does show how differently directors think about their movies when questioned by one of their own. Not only that, but they're also more inclined to think up of questions standard and conventional interviewers wouldn't necessarily go for. The result is unwieldy but original listening, to say the least.

Recommended episode: Paul Thomas Anderson and Quentin Tarantino going off on 'Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood' is worth a shout.

 

3. 'Kermode and Mayo's Film Review'

If you somehow have another movie review podcast other than ours, we can heartily recommend Kermode and Mayo's Film Review / Wittertainment. To be fair, Kermode is a legend in this game and the manner in which he absolutely rips into movies that he hates and champions those that he loves - and never once comes across as jaded, by the way - is an inspiration to us all.

Recommended episode: The utter vitriol he had for 'The Entourage Movie' could provide clean, renewable energy for generations to come if it could be harnessed.

 

2. 'One Heat Minute'

Do you love Michael Mann's 1995 crime saga, 'Heat', and if so, could you listen to an entire podcast series about it? If the answer is yes, then odds are you already know about 'One Heat Minute'. Host Blake Howard spends varying amounts of time picking apart each and every minute of 'Heat' per episode, sometimes with special guests, sometimes on his own. The series recently concluded with an interview with none other than Michael Mann himself, and it's gotten some high-profile fans along the way too.

Recommended episode: They're all great, but hearing Mann talk about the movie with Howard after following it for so long felt like a climax to match the movie itself.

 

1. 'You Must Remember This'

If you've ever had a fleeting interest in Old Hollywood and the raucous stories it holds, 'You Must Remember This' has got to be a must-listen. Extensively researched and painstakingly put together, it explores the salacious gossip of Hollywood with the help of some well-known guests, such as comedians John Mulaney and Patton Oswalt, actors Fred Savage and Adam Goldberg, and has delved into some truly wild topics with precision and tenacity.

Recommended episode: The whole series, really, but the mini-season on Charles Manson was fascinating stuff.