Top Ten Movies that are the Best in Their Genre

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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

The one item no one argued about. Wow. - LightningBlade

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.

I'm neutral to the exorcist. It was a good movie though. - LightningBlade

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5 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

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6 The Rocky Horror Picture Show - Musical

This definitely wouldn't have been my choice but...you 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

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7 Dumb and Dumber - Comedy V 4 Comments
8 Titanic - Romance

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

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9 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

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10 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

The Contenders

11 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

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12 Fight Club - Action Drama V 1 Comment
13 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Fantasy
14 The Avengers - Superhero

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

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15 Misery - Psychological Thriller

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

16 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

This movie has 49% on Rotten Tomatoes. Last Temptation has 82%. Plus, Passion of Joan of Arc. - BeatlesFan1964

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

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.

17 The King's Speech - Biographical Drama
18 Se7en - Thriller

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

19 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

20 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

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