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

Star Wars franchise - PeeledBanana

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

Hannibal Lecter franchise - PeeledBanana

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

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...

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.

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15 Crime

All the good films are crime films

The Dark Knight - PeeledBanana

16 Romance

Please tell me you're joking.

Romance sucks.

17 Spoof

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

18 Cop
19 Documentary
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.

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