The Film Theorists, otherwise shortened to Film Theory, is the second channel created by MatPat under the Theorist brand. The channel is essentially the same as Game Theory, except that MatPat theorizes on film, webseries, and YouTube videos.
The Film Theorists channel was launched on May 12, 2014, and has been viewed 1,588,703,603 times as of November 2020. The channel's very first theory was "Film Theory: Harry Potter ISN'T The Chosen One?" Ever since the channel's introduction, the channel has uploaded 268 videos, and gained 9.23M subscribers as of November 2020. Film Theory is the main series of the channel, similar to the relationship between The Game Theorists and Game Theory. The second series to be launched on the channel was Film Legends, on February 18, 2017, premiering with its first video, "Is Captain America: Civil War the Best Movie Ever?!"
Some of the series presented in Film Theory are
- Film Theory
- Did You Know Movies
- Frame by Frame
- Film Legends
- The Film Theorists is one of the quickest channels to reach one million subscribers on YouTube, doing so in just under a month since its launch.