Best Movie Genres


The Top Ten

1 Sci-fi

Can you really rate a movie genre as being ' best genre "? I think that watching a movie has more to do with the state of mind you are in on a certain time or period. Sometimes I want to look at sci-fi movies ( for some period ) ; comedies, adventure, action, dramas and so on ( all for some period )... It's diversity of genres that make watching movies worthwhile. If there would be only one genre ( even if it's your favorite genre at the moment ) you will come to a point that you will be bored to watch that genre. There are no best genres. There's only different genres that you like and some different genres you will never like but it's all subjective. It's not a objective rule.

The Matrix, Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Terminator 2: Judgement Day, TimeCop, Universal Soldier, Predator etc all good movies that are Sci Fi including Alien, Aliens, Alien 3 and Alien Resurrection plus Predator 2 - robertoantonioortuso

I love science fiction, well basically anything! 2001: A Space Odyssey, ET, The Star Wars trilogy, it's all so great! I also love sci-fi cartoons like Rick & Morty, Invader Zim, Futurama, the 2005 Ben 10 series, Darkwing Duck, My Life as a Teenage Robot, Jimmy Neutron, Samurai Jack (look it up it is) and Ready Jet GO. - Cartoonfan202

Best genre

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2 Horror

This the only genre that makes me feel like I'm actually living through the emotions and horror of the movie with the characters. The intense suspense is always what makes the genre so deeply emotional and crazy, but it takes a true masterpiece or a classic, I guess, so its actually true ( like my all time favourite: Halloween, or even the exorcist, the shining, the Texas chainsaw massacre, the ring, friday the13th, the grudge, aliens, the strangers, etc... )

I'm not saying this genre should be #1, but I still love this genre. My favorite horror movies are ones that are based on Stephen King books like The Shining, Cujo, Christine, IT, Maximum Overdrive, The Stand, Misery, The Mist, or Pet Sematary.

It includes movies like Scream, Friday the 13TH, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and many more

Nothing quite like a good Horror film. So many memorable classics. It's also going through somewhat of a Renaissance at the moment. It's a good day to be a horror fan!

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3 Action

I really think action movies are good but they're going overboard with the amount.

A really good action movie is Lone Survivor!

#1 should be action

Terminator franchise - PeeledBanana

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4 Comedy

Unlike the rest of the genres... Comedy is suitable for anyone and is lovelable in anyway possible! GO comedy!

Today's comedy is mostly horrible. The days of SNL stars carrying the industry have been over for nearly two decades. People like Will Smith and Jim Carey have opted for more serious roles. The content now is filthy talk and sex based. I haven't watched a comedy at the movie theatre in over a decade. If somebody has any ideas to save the genre, please do it.

Classic comedy is the best! You got the Monty Python films, a Fish Called Wanda, Airplane!, Dr. Strangelove, Chaplin, and so much more! - MontyPython


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5 Drama

Dramatic films bring so many amazing classics. The Godfather, The Sixth Sense, Casablanca, Gone With the Wind, Citizen Kane, It's a Wonderful Life, all of them are just so outstanding. - MontyPython

So many drama movies are considered the best of all time The Godfather, On the waterfront, Casablanca, one flew over the cuckoos nest, and gone with the wind

this one mixed up with adventure, action and romance can be the perfect combination - MatrixGuy

The Godfather trilogy - PeeledBanana

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6 Thriller

Much more clever and unique genre than horror -

Psychological thrillers only. Not all thrillers are as awesome as this sub-genre. I with they would make more movies of this genre.

Psychological thriller to be precise. An imaginative and intelligent and deeper form of horror. - Britgirl

Bloody bitchy dumbasses, this must be 1! What's so nice in top 5 genres

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7 Fantasy

Nobody wants to watch a movie about a princess and a prince defeating the evil queen and they live happily ever after plus they're misleading to small children and they will think that stuff is real when it isn't

Disney, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, etc - PeeledBanana

The Lord of the Rings franchise - PeeledBanana

Wait you said Sifi is boring!? No fantasy is the boring one with just flying unicorns but for the other ones I admit, they're pretty bad genres

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8 Adventure

Pirates Of The Carribean, Journey To The Center Of The Earth, Indiana Jones, there is so many great movies...

This is one of my favorite movie genres. I really recommend watching the Indiana Jones franchise! - TheFourthWorld

Indiana Jones franchise - PeeledBanana

I like these - PeeledBanana

9 Animation

According to imdb this is a genre. I love animation, it opens up the possibility of creating new, creative worlds, too and people use it to make bad movies. - Phillip873

This isn't a movie genre - PeeledBanana

The Lion King trilogy - PeeledBanana

Animation is not a genre... it's a medium

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10 War

The best movie genre... most realistic... this genre deserves a far better place.. some of the best war movies include saving pvt. ryan, black hawk down, 300, apocalypse now etc..

Yeah, your stoopid barbarian. - MChkflaguard_Yt

Saving Private Ryan - PeeledBanana

Saving Private Ryan - PeeledBanana

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The Contenders

11 Mystery

This deserves a higher position... I really like Mystery... I am happy solving it.. And.. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is my favorite!

Scooby Dooby Doo! Where Are You? - PeeledBanana

My favorite. - LordofL

Should be 1ST!

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12 Musical

It just spreads the joy over me, all the classics like Oliver Twist, that's nice, The lion king is awesome!

How can you hate musicals? Fiddler On The Roof is one of the best movies ever made.

Disney - PeeledBanana

13 Western

You got the Dollars trilogy, django unchained & many more

14 Anime

I love anime. The type of animation is cute and cool at the same time.

Anime is the best thing I ever seen, The Story,Characters,Animation in every anime is the best.

Best for Otakus.. =))

15 Crime

All the good films are crime films

The Dark Knight - PeeledBanana

16 Documentary
17 Romance

Please tell me you're joking.

Romance sucks.

18 Spoof

If you can look past the horrible Aaron Seltzer and Jason Friedberg spoof movies, This genre is very funny.

19 Cop
20 Family

Why would this be considered the best movie genre? Because it is for all ages. Anyone can love it. Examples would be E. T, The Wizard of Oz, Star Wars, The Lion King, Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone, Mary Poppins, Shrek, and, the king of the Family genre, Pixar. This is a great genre.

21 Psychological Thriller Psychological Thriller
22 History
23 Film Noir
24 Science Fantasy
25 Superhero

This genre is awesome defined. You take ordinary people or aliens and grant them powers. People have to choose between good and evil. Good superheroes show what it takes to be heroic. Even if you have no powers like Hawkeye, you can still make a difference to the planet. It shows that good can triumph over evil since good gives hope, while bad gives doom. So this genre should be in the top 10.

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26 Gothic
27 Character-Study
28 Biography
29 Gangster

Must be on top 5! Grate genre - Nickmetal

30 Shorts

There just good but not the best. - Dang

31 Coming of Age

My favorite movie "Stand By Me (1986)" is in this category, but I still have to vote for Horror. - GaretTheCarrot

32 Tragedy

Think about it... the Titanic is about the most popular film I know, everybody knows it. The Titanic is tragedy, so how can it be ranked so low?

33 Dark Fantasy
34 Holiday

Is a great way to feel happy and loved

35 Tech Noir
36 Erotic
37 Spaghetti Western
38 Cyberpunk
39 Epic
40 Chick Flick
41 Neo-noir

Come on Sincity! Blade Runner! Kiss Kiss Bang Bang! They're classics. Neo Noir is slick, cool and stylish

42 Sports

Ok, so technically it's not an official movie genre. But still, millions of sports fans all over the world would love to see more of these. A cross between action and modern life, they show the stories, struggles, and shining moments of all great sports pros. Sports movies open up a wide variety of categories: tennis, baseball, basketball, football, hockey (MIRACLE), boxing/wrestling (ROCKY, REAL STEEL, THE CHAMP, ETC. ), and all others. So next time you have a choice between sports and cheesy, boring musicals, choose sports: not just for you, but for all humanity.

43 Spy
44 Romantic Comedy

Out of all the movies I have ever watched, about a quarter of them are rom coms. - birdechosplash

45 Suspense
46 Dark Comedy
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