Best Movie Genres

The Top Ten

1 Sci-fi

Great genre! Also really good when mixed with action and some horror.

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.

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!

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!

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... )

Because horror may be a true story and it gives u some little tiny nightmares
That is why I love horror.

3 Action

I mean, the Marvel movies are action... what else is there to say (obviously other action movies are good too)

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

4 Comedy

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

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

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

6 Thriller

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

Morons. This should be NO1.

Much more clever and unique genre than horror -

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

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

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

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

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

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 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..

Does inglorious basterds count

Yeah, your stoopid barbarian. - MChkflaguard_Yt

Saving Private Ryan - PeeledBanana

10 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

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.

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

The Contenders

11 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 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.

I saw "Your name". #FavMovie

Best for Otakus.. =))

14 Documentary
15 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.

You got the Dollars trilogy, django unchained & many more

I Like All Movies

16 Crime

All the good films are crime films

The Dark Knight - PeeledBanana

17 Suspense
18 History
19 Erotic

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

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

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 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.

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 should at least be top 10... Avengers anyone?

Avengers endgame

22 Dark Comedy
23 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

24 Science Fantasy
25 Cop
26 Romance

Please tell me you're joking.

Romance sucks.

27 Dark Fantasy
28 Gangster

Must be on top 5! Grate genre - Nickmetal

29 Biography
30 Gothic
31 Spoof

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

32 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.

33 Character-Study
34 Holiday

Is a great way to feel happy and loved

35 Space Opera
36 Shorts

There just good but not the best. - Dang

37 Spaghetti Western
38 Spy
39 Cyberpunk

Most underrated genre ever

40 Tech Noir
41 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?

42 Epic
43 Chick Flick
44 Neo-noir

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

45 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.

46 Romantic Comedy
47 Slapstick
48 Parody
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