Best Movie Genres

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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

My personal #1 movie genre. - Alexandr

Yes! Sci-fi is first (for now at least)! But why doesn't sci-fi movies get credit on "The Oscars"? I don't know why, but still, sci-fi deserves number 1!

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2 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

The best!

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3 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

The best genre! - Rusty665

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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!

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

comedy, horror, adventure, sci-fi THE BEST! - nikola94

Who doesn't love a good laugh?

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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

HOW IS THIS NOT NUMBER 1?

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6 Adventure

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

7 Thriller

Much more clever and unique genre than horror -

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

8 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

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

I love fanstasy, Sci-fi is way to boring, horror is scary, Comedy makes meh skinny... so this is better

9 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!

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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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..

Boring, try watching The Battle of Neretva without falling asleep

Best genre ever. Whoo MURICA

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The Contenders

11 Animation

I don't like em

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

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.

13 Western
14 Romance

Please tell me you're joking.

Romance sucks.

15 Anime

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

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16 Spoof

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

17 Crime

All the good films are crime films

18 Science Fantasy
19 Documentary
20 Shorts

There just good but not the best. - Dang

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