The BEST episodes of Film Theory

Every episode of Film Theory ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Film Theory!

In each episode of Film Theorists’ main series, Patrick dives into a specific work and sheds light on elements that less careful consumers may have missed. Despite the channel’s title, it isn’t limited to movies; instead, Patrick is taking on all sorts of pop culture franchises, including Game of Thrones and Harry Potter.

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Thanos Was WRONG... He CAN'T Snap! (Avengers Infinity War)
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#1 - Thanos Was WRONG... He CAN'T Snap! (Avengers Infinity War)

Season 2018 - Episode 26 - Aired 7/12/2018

Thanos - the big bad with a tragic past. We've talked about him a LOT on this channel, except we've missed one BIG mistake. Possibly the biggest mistake Thanos made the ENTIRE movie! He put all his power into a single snap but that metal gauntlet COULDN'T SNAP! That's right, Marvel made a big no no and I am here to set them straight!

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Who WON'T Survive Avengers Endgame! (Spoiler Free Predictions)
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#2 - Who WON'T Survive Avengers Endgame! (Spoiler Free Predictions)

Season 2019 - Episode 15 - Aired 4/20/2019

This theory is 100% SPOILER FREE and does not reference any leaked information. The biggest superhero movie in history is almost here - Marvel's Avengers: Endgame! We've been building to this for YEARS! The biggest question that is plaguing us all is - who will NOT survive to the end? Honestly, the fear is real fellow Theorists. All of our favorite Avengers are on the chopping block. From Iron Man and Captain America to Thor and Black Widow - no one is safe! Today, I am predicting who will live and who will be making friends with the Grim Reaper.

Can You SUE a Superhero? (Disney Pixar's The Incredibles)
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#3 - Can You SUE a Superhero? (Disney Pixar's The Incredibles)

Season 2018 - Episode 23 - Aired 6/19/2018

Here's a superhero question - if someone doesn't want to be saved, what happens when you save them? That's what happened to Mr. Incredible in the first Incredibles movie and we never got a good answer. Today Loyal Theorists, we are figuring out if you can LEGALLY sue a superhero for saving you.

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Willy Wonka and the Golden Ticket SCAM! (Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory)
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#4 - Willy Wonka and the Golden Ticket SCAM! (Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory)

Season 2018 - Episode 20 - Aired 5/27/2018

So you found a Golden Ticket to Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory - now what? You avoid being made into candy, blown up like a blueberry, or any other horrible consequence of being a bad kid. What is your reward? Fame, glory, immense riches? HA, SUCKER!! You are now the proud owner of a failing business and a pile of lawsuits! Today Loyal Theorists, we are delving into the genius business moves of Willy Wonka!

The Horrific Reality of Toy Story (Toy Story 4)
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#5 - The Horrific Reality of Toy Story (Toy Story 4)

Season 2019 - Episode 21 - Aired 5/30/2019

The Toy Story franchise holds a special place in the hearts of many Pixar fans. Now that we are getting a fourth movie, I had to go back and rewatch the other three and I noticed something tragic during the incinerator scene. No, not just the idea that the characters I love were going to perish but the fact that, if you watch all the movies very closely, you notice that the toys are pretty much immortal. Look at Sid's toys: They were mangled and manipulated to the point where you could barely see what they originally were, yet they were STILL ALIVE! Theorists, there is a haunting truth hiding in this beloved children's story.

Don’t Look Away Don’ẗ̶̖́ Loo̶̹͑͜k Aẃ̸̗ạ̵̕ỹ̵͙ Look̵̪͊̈ Away (Local 58)
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#6 - Don’t Look Away Don’ẗ̶̖́ Loo̶̹͑͜k Aẃ̸̗ạ̵̕ỹ̵͙ Look̵̪͊̈ Away (Local 58)

Season 2019 - Episode 23 - Aired 6/15/2019

A little while ago I was told to check out a mysterious YouTube channel called Local58. So, I did. What I found was a creepypasta like story told in fragmented pieces in using footage from a "local news station". Theorists, I am hooked! Today we are going to figure out what is going on in the creepy world of Local58!

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Why Your Favorite Movie Theater Won't Survive 2020!
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#7 - Why Your Favorite Movie Theater Won't Survive 2020!

Season 2020 - Episode 18 - Aired 4/30/2020

With the state of the world at the moment, there is a lot of mystery surrounding what the world's new normal is going to look like. What businesses will make it, what ones won't. One that looks poised to go under and likely not survive is your local movie theater. You see, in a world of streaming, direct to home releases priced like a theater ticket, and the possibility of large scale gatherings being put off for longer yet - it's not looking good. Will movie theaters survive the pandemic? Well, let's talk about it.

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Neo ISN'T The One in The Matrix Trilogy
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#8 - Neo ISN'T The One in The Matrix Trilogy

Season 2015 - Episode 14 - Aired 9/12/2015

Think you know the Matrix? Weren't even born when the first Matrix movie came out? Either way, you probably know this world-is-a-computer-simulation sci-fi series by its slo-mo bullets, screens full of green text, and a whole lot of Keanu Reeves making his "serious face." What you might NOT know about the Matrix is that the main character, Neo, is not actually the savior of the world and acts is actually just a pawn throughout the entire series meant to throw off you and almost everyone else in the movie. But that begs the question: If Neo isn't the ONE, who IS?

Scrooge McDuck's Net Worth SOLVED! (Disney's DuckTales)
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#9 - Scrooge McDuck's Net Worth SOLVED! (Disney's DuckTales)

Season 2017 - Episode 25 - Aired 8/8/2017

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How to SURVIVE the Hunger Games pt. 1
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#10 - How to SURVIVE the Hunger Games pt. 1

Season 2015 - Episode 19 - Aired 11/17/2015

It's time. Your name has been drawn. YOU are the next tribute for the Hunger Games. That leaves you with one question: Will YOU SURVIVE? Well, if you watch this Film Theory, the odds actually will be in your favor because you'll be making smart choices that statistically improve your chances of success. So watch on, fellow Theorists, and make sure you're lounging in Victor's Village instead of ending up dead meat in the arena...

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Did Deadpool WRITE Deadpool?!?
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#11 - Did Deadpool WRITE Deadpool?!?

Season 2017 - Episode 16 - Aired 5/4/2017

DEADPOOL is known for breaking the fourth wall in both the comics and the movie. In fact, his jokes get so meta that it’s hard to catch them all. Sure, there are the obvious ones where he talks to the camera, but there is so much more than that going on! In this episode, I PROVE that the Deadpool movie contains a HUGE Meta-joke that went entirely unnoticed by all of us…Until Now!

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The REAL Reason Wolverine is DYING! (LOGAN)
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#12 - The REAL Reason Wolverine is DYING! (LOGAN)

Season 2017 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/22/2017

LOGAN, you've lived through experimental surgery, countless bullet wounds, an atomic bomb, and EVEN Bodily Disintegration from Jean Grey. But in the end it's your sweet metal exoskeleton that causes your demise? So sad! But there's one little issue - Logan is WRONG! Sure he may be getting poisoned by his metallic upgrade, but in the end, that's not the issue. Then, what's REALLY Killing Logan?! You're about to find out.

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Is Fake News KILLING the Internet?
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#13 - Is Fake News KILLING the Internet?

Season 2016 - Episode 37 - Aired 12/23/2016

It's that time of year again, time for eggnog, caroling, and RANTING about the BREAKDOWN OF THE INTERNET! You know, usual holiday stuff. In all seriousness, though, for those who are new to my channels, once a year I like to delve beyond movies and video games and theorize about the platform I love and spent literally all of my time: YouTube. This year on Film theory the topic of the day is FAKE NEWS and why fake news and clickbait have been so prominent on YouTube this year. Seriously, they've been huge issues that everyone has been talking about and that every single one of you watching have been suckered into at one point or another. So where is it coming from? And more importantly, what do we DO about it? Well, I guess you clicked the video to find out... ;)

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How Batman DESTROYED Gotham (Dark Knight Rises)
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#14 - How Batman DESTROYED Gotham (Dark Knight Rises)

Season 2016 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/28/2016

You thought Batman was a hero...but in true Film Theory style, today's episode tells a VERY different story. Batman in the Dark Knight Rises is supposed to be the realest, grittiest Batman EVER, but there's a MASSIVE scientific and logical error at the end of the Dark Knight Rises that shows Batman for what he actually is: a REAL failure.

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The Matrix has NO ESCAPE
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#15 - The Matrix has NO ESCAPE

Season 2015 - Episode 16 - Aired 10/9/2015

The Red Pill or the Blue Pill? It's one of cinema's most famous choices. But do the differently-colored pills from the Matrix actually do anything...well different? What if the "real world" and Zion are actually constructs of the Machines? Get ready to have your mind blown, Morpheus, because there is no getting out of The Matrix!

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How Disney+ is DESTROYING Streaming
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#16 - How Disney+ is DESTROYING Streaming

Season 2020 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/5/2020

With the addition of Disney+ to the already crowded market of Netflix, Hulu, Apple Tv, and SO MANY other, we've come to one big question. Who will WIN the Streaming Wars? You see Theorists, with such a saturated market the bubble is going to burst - and it won't be that long from now! In the aftermath, who will be crowned the king of streaming? Did one come to mind? WRONG! You see, no one is going to win - not even the viewers. Why? It's a familiar story..

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The Joker Is Not Real (Joker 2019 Spoiler Free)
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#17 - The Joker Is Not Real (Joker 2019 Spoiler Free)

Season 2019 - Episode 35 - Aired 9/8/2019

This year we are getting a seemingly brand new take on the classic Batman villain, the Joker. This version stars Joaquin Phoenix as a failed comedian named Arthur Fleck - a new name for the old character. People are saying it's a whole new origin story for the Joker and I think that's true... but maybe not in the way most people are thinking. I think this Joker is not actually REAL! What do I mean? You're about to find out!

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The 5 Evils of HiImMaryMary
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#18 - The 5 Evils of HiImMaryMary

Season 2019 - Episode 34 - Aired 9/1/2019

We've explored a few of the creepy Youtube Channels around here like Salad Fingers and Local58. Today, I want to dissect a new favorite of mine - HiImMaryMary! These videos started popping up about 3 years ago and have sporadically appeared since. Mary is a girl who wakes up to find herself trapped in a house she can't escape in a world that is empty... except for some doggy characters that torment her day and night. There is more here than a normal haunting and I am going to piece it all together!

Is Thanos Worthy of Thor's Hammer? (Avengers Endgame)
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#19 - Is Thanos Worthy of Thor's Hammer? (Avengers Endgame)

Season 2019 - Episode 25 - Aired 6/27/2019

In Marvel's Avengers Endgame we learned that Captain America is worthy of Thor's hammer, Mjolnir. That is a BIG revelation and it made me wonder - who else is worthy? The scene in Age of Ultron made it seem like no one else was worthy but I believe that over the course of the last few film, that answer is no longer correct. Who is worthy? Time to find out!

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LEGO Batman vs DC Batman - Who's The Strongest Batman?
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#20 - LEGO Batman vs DC Batman - Who's The Strongest Batman?

Season 2019 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/14/2019

The have been a LOT of Batman movies and with those come many different versions of the character. From Tim Burton's cringy armor to the Justice League's Batfleck, we've run the gamut on the caped crusader. Today though, we are going to find out which of these "Batmen" are the strongest Batman of all. To do that we are going to need to compare our top contenders - Lego Batman and the good old Dark Knight himself, Batman from the Christopher Nolan movies. Why these two? Who will be crowned the best Batman in town? Let's find out!

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Tangled - Rapunzel's Hair is KILLING Itself!
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#21 - Tangled - Rapunzel's Hair is KILLING Itself!

Season 2017 - Episode 26 - Aired 8/17/2017

Disney's TANGLED is one of my favorite modern Disney Classics, but the movie begs answers to Several questions about Rapunzel's luscious locks. Have you ever wondered if hair is actually strong enough to carry the weight of a grown man? Or if Rapunzel could manage the weight of so much hair in the first place? Well after getting tangled up in some research, Loyal Theorists, I have found the answers!

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Why Morty WILL KILL Rick! (Rick and Morty)
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#22 - Why Morty WILL KILL Rick! (Rick and Morty)

Season 2017 - Episode 24 - Aired 7/27/2017

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How to NOT DIE! - Hunger Games pt. 2
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#23 - How to NOT DIE! - Hunger Games pt. 2

Season 2015 - Episode 20 - Aired 11/24/2015

So YOU'VE just avoided death at the cornucopia and snatched a mystery bag on the way out. But YOU still have a long way to go before YOU'RE the sole survivor. So what's next? Well, let's jump back into the research to find how to keep the odds forever in your favor. Because you need to keep your beautiful face from being projected in the night sky.

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Wall-E's Unseen CANNIBALISM!
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#24 - Wall-E's Unseen CANNIBALISM!

Season 2016 - Episode 33 - Aired 11/22/2016

Wall-E is one of my all time favorite movies, cheering me up even when I'm in the worst of moods. But the other night when watching it, between the many moments of manly weeping, I came to a horrible realization - Cupcake-in-a-Cup is People! IT'S PEOPLE! I mean where else would their food be coming from? Now you're saying MatPat that seems a little dark, maybe even far fetched; and, I wish you were right. But unfortunately, I'm here to prove it to you.

Thanos Was RIGHT!! (Avengers Infinity War)
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#25 - Thanos Was RIGHT!! (Avengers Infinity War)

Season 2018 - Episode 19 - Aired 5/17/2018

You read that right! Thanos' big plan for the Infinity Stones wasn't crazy! It was awful, sure, but maybe we were to quick to call it WRONG. Today Theorists, I'm playing Devil's Advocate as we try and figure out if Thanos' plan would SAVE US ALL!!

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