Best Movie Genres


The Top Ten

1 Sci-fi

I love Female androids, Robot Dinosaurs and Outer Space!

Amazing genre, could watch sci fi movies for days straight.


I love star wars, jurassic park and star trek are some of my favourite film franchises

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2 Horror

The only movie that can have a little pinch of all movie sprinkled in, keeps you on edge and always, ALWAYS manages to deliver a memorable charachter or two or even more! With badass movies like Halloween and It, horror wil always win!

Best genre ever!

They're fun but not scary lol - codgtamk34

Horror is the best, because it is the only gene that can have everything else in it like comedy, drama, action, and romance. Go for HORROR!

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3 Comedy

A few films I like dumb and dumber, Wayne's world one and two also the other guys

I love comedies! - KalloFox34

Love comedy

They are life energy for me.

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4 Action

Marvel for the win

A lot of my favorite films - codgtamk34

Action movies are the best!

My Favorite Movie Genre ever. - Soulstealer

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5 Drama

Drama plus a little bit of adventure and action and some sci-fi reminds me of The Walking Dead. It isn't a movie but just pointing it out - tequila

Every truly well told story with high amounts of character development and an intricate plot has to be a 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

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6 Thriller

The least shallow genre of movie

Morons. This should be NO1.

SPLIT with James mcavoy

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

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7 Fantasy

Good book and video game genre, doesn't work so well with movies (with some exceptions like Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter) - yungstirjoey666

Fantasy is so amazing.

Can be very good- it's a shame Disney hijacked it.

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

Have you ever even seen a fantasy movie? Films like Harry Potter, Maleficent, Pirates of the Caribbean and Avatar are all fantasy. - KilljoyWithAPen

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8 Adventure

Indiana Jones - codgtamk34

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

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9 War

Does inglorious basterds count

Full Metal Jacket - codgtamk34

Awesome genre

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..

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10 Mystery

Fair play mysteries. Rational plot twists that sci-fi lack. No metaphysical bs.,no bombs and explosions, just clever plotting and the possibility to catch the murderer before the detective does. By far the best genre ever.

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

Best genre of movie.those who can't understand movies they like action movies.They just like to see stupid,boring slow motion,jason statham movies.
This deserves top on this list than action

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The Contenders

11 Psychological Thriller Psychological Thriller

These are the films that stick in your head long after you watch them

12 Musical

I love watching a great musical and leaving the theater happy and a great mood. - Sa26

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

No other movie genre captures American cultural history like the Western

Westerns give me escapism.
Some have good ethical stories, many have good landscape scenes.
'Dances with Wolves', 'Tombstome', 'Unforgiven', the new 'True Grit', most John Wayne movies.

I Like All Movies

I Like All Movies & T.V. Shows

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14 Documentary
15 Anime

I saw "Your name". #FavMovie

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

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

Best for Otakus.. =))

16 Crime

Depends on the movie - codgtamk34

All the good films are crime films

The Dark Knight - PeeledBanana

17 Suspense
18 Family

Pixar films. - codgtamk34

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.

19 Superhero

I like superhero movies, fight me haters! - codgtamk34

Avengers endgame

A few years ago I hated the genre and only watched the essentials which were highly praised by the critics but I latter got so much into and realized they are really fu to watch with some of the best characters. - Sa26

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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20 History
21 Dark Comedy
22 Cop
23 Spoof

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

24 Coming of Age

Spirited Away is a great example of a coming of age movie. One of my favorite animated movies of all time & this fits perfect with this genre.

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

25 Holiday

Is a great way to feel happy and loved

26 Erotic

Remove this off this list! Porn is disgusting and must be banned!

This is the best movie ganre ever! I like ''fisting'' porn!

27 Romance

Please tell me you're joking.

Romance sucks.

28 Science Fantasy
29 Biography
30 Gothic
31 Film Noir

One of the coolest genres to ever grace the screen. When it's done well it's smooth, suspenseful, profane, dark, elegant, violent, and sexy. It's not as popular now, and completely deserves to make a comeback.

32 Character-Study
33 Shorts

There just good but not the best. - Dang

34 Spy
35 Spaghetti Western
36 Dark Fantasy
37 Cyberpunk

Most underrated genre ever

38 Tech Noir
39 Space Opera
40 Epic
41 Chick Flick
42 Neo-noir

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

43 Gangster

Must be on top 5! Grate genre - Nickmetal

44 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.

45 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?

46 Romantic Comedy
47 Slapstick
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