Top Ten Movies that are the Best in Their Genre


The Top Ten

1 The Godfather- Crime

I prefer The Godfather Part II and Goodfellas. But I definitely approve of The Godfather. - BeatlesFan1964

I prefer Goodfellas and Scarface, but I do agree that this might be the best mob movie. - Alpha101

2 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Drama

I was trying to say the same thing. I mean it's not my opinion that Forrest Gump is considered as the best drama movie ever. Critics choose The Godfather for the best movie ever. For me it isn't. I like Green Mile more than The Godfather. It's my opinion. I was trying to say it's possible that Forrest Gump is more popular for Drama movie. - zxm

Drama is not a specific genre. - BeatlesFan1964

Yes this movie is awesome. But usually Forrest Gump is considered as the best drama movie of all time. - zxm

@anonymous visitor - while it may not universally be considered the best, it most definitely is regarded as drama by the industry and by most intelligent people and those who understand the meaning of drama and the "drama genre".

Your logic of questioning the poster's choice of best ("by whom") yet proposing your opinion that it's not "drama" or "dramedy" seems severely flawed. - Billyv

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3 Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope - Sci Fi

I like the empire strikes back better most people do to

Empire Strikes Back is far, far better than the OG. Star Wars OG doesn't hold up quite as well as you'd think. Plus, 2001: A Space Odyssey and Blade Runner are usually considered the best of the sci-fi genre. - BeatlesFan1964

4 The Exorcist - Horror

All except for the fake pea-soup vomit.

There's been a lot of horror movies. but this movie still holds the title for the best horror movie of all time. - zxm

5 The Good the Bad & the Ugly - Western

I think I slightly prefer Unforgiven, but this is my second favorite western. - Alpha101

"It's not even close to Tombstone?! " Don't know about others. But Tombstone was a piece of crap. - zxm

Best movie ever made

The Searchers - BeatlesFan1964

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6 The Dark Knight - Superhero

There are better superhero films, but with great characters, story and thematic content, this is still one of the best in the genre. - Mrveteran

As a superhero movie, no. As a movie that happens to have Batman in it, totally. It's more of a crime drama. - BeatlesFan1964

Not really a genre but still it's the best movie of this type of movies - zxm

Batman! ❤

7 Apocalypse Now - War

I never finished the movie. But I think Saving Private Ryan is better than this. I think Apocalypse Now is more of a drama movie. - zxm

Yup - BeatlesFan1964

8 The Rocky Horror Picture Show - Musical

This definitely wouldn't have been my choice likes what you like. I wonder how many people would agree with me if I suggested Singin' In The Rain? - Britgirl

I'd go with Singin' in the Rain or South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut. - BeatlesFan1964

This freakish, cult atrocity is the best musical? Seriously?

9 Dumb and Dumber - Comedy

This joke is for those deficient in brainwaves.

I can name 15 better comedies/satires. In fact, I'll do that right now.

The Big Lebowski
Young Frankenstein
This is Spinal Tap
Annie Hall
The Grand Budapest Hotel
American Psycho
City Lights
The Royal Tenenbaums
Blazing Saddles
Pee-Wee's Big Adventure - BeatlesFan1964

10 Se7en - Thriller

Can't think of any thriller movie better than this. - zxm

The Contenders

11 The Shining - Horror
12 Titanic - Romance

Gone with the Wind, Wuthering Heights, La Belle et la Bête (Beauty and the Beast OG), Vertigo, Say Anything, Beauty and the Beast (Disney), and Linklater's Before Trilogy are all usually considered superior. - BeatlesFan1964

Leo the climate-change charlatan was stiff as a board, long before he froze, and the special effects were fake and obvious.

13 The Passion of the Christ - Religious Drama

A mediocre film whose needless violence hinders more than it helps. In a world where we have The Ten Commandments & The Passion Of The Joan Of Arc, this is nowhere near the best religious drama ever made. - Mrveteran

Last Temptation was an atrocity. Passion was a masterpiece. Shows how useless that website is.

The Passion of Joan of Arc, The Gospel According to St. Matthew, The
Last Temptation of Christ. - BeatlesFan1964

Mr. Veteran: That "needless violence" to which you refer is what HAPPENED; what WAS, as in, REALITY. If it's too much for your delicate sensibilities, then by all means, stick to G ratings.

14 Rocky - Sports

While there may be more complex or edgier sports films, I can't think any of them can compare to the authenticity, emotional punch & feel good factor that this film delivers. - Mrveteran

Raging Bull - BeatlesFan1964

"Authenticity? " Seriously? The fight was fantasy-world, bout as believable as the WWE.

15 The Lion King - Family
16 The Shawshank Redemption - Drama
17 Inglourious Basterds - War
18 The Avengers - Superhero

Ever heard of the Dark Knight? Honestly, I liked the Avengers, but I never understood why people worshipped this movie. - Alpha101

I love The Avengers it’s a really fun film to watch with the Whole family and there is great chemistry between the whole cast - Sa26

19 Fight Club - Action Drama

Also psychological thriller - zxm

20 Pulp Fiction - Crime
21 Terminator 2: Judgment Day - Science-Fiction Action

I think it's the best - zxm

Robocop - BeatlesFan1964

22 South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut - Animation
23 Misery - Psychological Thriller

Misery is extremely well-written and acted. It's impossible to fault it. - Britgirl

24 Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back - Space Opera
25 Saving Private Ryan - War
26 Captain America: The Winter Soldier
27 The King's Speech - Biographical Drama
28 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Fantasy
29 Psycho - Psychological Thriller

I prefer Shutter Island but this is more famous and usually people choose this movie for best psychological thriller movie. - zxm

Vertigo is higher on most lists. Plus, it is the better movie. - BeatlesFan1964

30 A Hard Day's Night - Musical
31 Captain America: Civil War - Superhero Genre Captain America: Civil War - Superhero Genre
32 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King - Fantasy

The most grand, epic and beautiful films of all time. It's definitely one of cinema's great films, and probably the best fantasy film too. - Mrveteran

33 The Hangover - Comedy

Ha. No. - BeatlesFan1964

Big stank.

34 Deadoool - Superhero

Eh, it was boring (my own opinion). - zxm

35 Inside Out - Animated Comedy-Drama

I know some people will disagree with this but I truly believe Inside Out is the greatest animated movie ever. - phillysports

36 Cape Fear - Psychological Thriller
37 Fiddler on the Roof - Drama
38 Avengers: Age of Ultron - Superhero

Hell no. - BeatlesFan1964

39 The Theory of Everything - Romance

One of the most honest and true to life love stories I've seen in cinema.

40 Shaun of the Dead - Horror Comedy
41 Jason and the Argonauts - Fantasy
42 2001: A Space Odyssey - Sci-Fi
43 A Clockwork Orange - Crime
44 Mean Girls - Teen Comedy
45 Captain America: The Winter Soldier - Political Thriller
46 Iron Man - Superhero

My all time Favorite Superhero movie.
I love so much it’s light hearted tone and yet is a grounded in reality. It’s a film which you can easily suspend your disbelief.

Robert Downey Jr was perfect as IronMan: Charming, Funny, cocky and he believes he is IronMan. - Sa26

47 Fantasia - Animation
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Top Remixes (4)

1. The Godfather- Crime
2. The Dark Knight - Superhero
3. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope - Sci Fi
1. The Godfather- Crime
2. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Drama
3. The Exorcist - Horror
1. The Shawshank Redemption - Drama
2. Inglourious Basterds - War
3. Pulp Fiction - Crime

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