Best Movie Genres

The Top Ten


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.

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.

I love sci-fi movies! There are lots of awesome sci-fi movies out there such as the Star Wars franchise, Back to the Future trilogy, Jurassic Park, and more!

This should be #1! Sci-Fi movies have me entertained and enchant my dreams. My favorite SciFi movies are Flight of the Navigator, Star Wars, ET: The Extra-Tersetrial, and 2001: A Space Odessy. I could go on and on, that's how good Sci-Fi is!


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... )

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 has been on a really creative upswing since 2000, especially the last 10 years. A huge improvement over the 90's which seemed mired in mediocrity, at best. Films like the Conjuring, Get Out, It Follows, Drag Me To Hell and the Babadook have breathed life back into the industry.

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.


I love to see a good action movie. My favorite action films were made in the 80's and 90's. Nowadays they don't make movies like that. They always mix action with fantasy, adventure or sci-fi.
Bring classic Action movies back please!

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.

Marvel movie are one of the highest rated movies EVER.


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!

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

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


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.

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

Boring but some are good

The Godfather trilogy


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.

Much more clever and unique genre than horror

The least shallow genre of movie


Nobody wants to watch movies about little fairies in little dresses and unicorns flying over a rainbow with a leprechaun under it with a pot of gold.

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

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

Disney, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, etc


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!

Indiana Jones franchise

I like these

Psychological Thriller

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


Boring, try watching The Battle of Neretva without falling asleep

Does inglorious basterds count

Yeah, your stoopid barbarian.

Saving Private Ryan

The Contenders


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!

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

Scooby Dooby Doo! Where Are You?


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.

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


it is simply the best type of genre out there because anime is the genre of all genres because there can be sci-fi anime, romance anime, action anime and horror 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.. =))


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.

No other movie genre captures American cultural history like the Western

Basically the most american movie, but plenty of things I don't like

You got the Dollars trilogy, django unchained & many more


All the good films are crime films

The Dark Knight


Romance often plays into a good story, romance is not the same as romantic comedies. Movies like Memoirs of a Geisha are really period romances.

Please tell me you're joking.

Romance sucks.


Especially foreign history films teach you a lot about different cultures. I would suggest any about pre industrial times in the continent of asia.


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.

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

My favorite


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.

Dark Comedy

Most underrated genre ever

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.

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.

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