Top 10 Best Movie Genres

The Top Ten
1 Horror

I LOVE horror. I love how much I get scared and it's just interesting to watch. My favorite horror movie is Evil Dead Rise. If you haven't watched it, I 100% would recommend.

This is 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 what makes the genre so deeply emotional and crazy. But it takes a true masterpiece or a classic, I guess, to make it actually true. My all-time favorites include Halloween, The Exorcist, The Shining, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Ring, Friday the 13th, The Grudge, Aliens, The Strangers, and more.

2 Sci-fi

I love science fiction - well, basically anything! Favorites include 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, and Ready Jet Go.

Science fiction is practically just my thing. A lot of things I like, such as Dr. Who, Star Wars, Avengers, and a bunch of other stuff, really take things from science fiction. Then again, I am a pretty big nerd.

Sci-Fi! My second favorite film genre. Some of my favorite sci-fi films are Inception, Interstellar, I Am Legend, and many more.

I like sci-fi because it's interesting, and my ambition is to become a scientist.

3 Action

I love to see a good action movie. My favorite action films were made in the 80s and 90s. 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 really think action movies are good, but they're going overboard with the amount.

I think almost all movies in this world are action movies. Even though there are so many action movies, we will never ever get bored.

4 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.

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.

My favourite genre is obviously horror movies, but some dramas are great too.

5 Comedy

My absolute favorite genre. I love a good comedy movie whenever.

It keeps me entertained, it keeps me laughing, it keeps me smiling. Laughing is just so enjoyable, and sometimes it feels special when it's really funny.

Toy Story, Finding Nemo, The Emperor's New Groove, Pinocchio 1940 and 2022, Cars, Despicable Me, Minions. The list goes on. That's why Comedy is my favorite movie genre. It's funny.

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

6 Thriller

Psychological thrillers only. Not all thrillers are as awesome as this sub-genre. I wish they would make more movies of this genre.

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

Silence of the Lambs, enough said.

7 Fantasy

Probably the most underrated and under-appreciated film genre.

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

Fantasy is more than unicorns and fairies...

8 Adventure

Pirates of the Caribbean, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Indiana Jones. There are so many great movies.

This is one of my favorite movie genres. I really recommend watching the Indiana Jones franchise!

9 War
10 Psychological Thriller

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

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!

Fair play to mysteries! Rational plot twists that sci-fi lacks. No metaphysical nonsense, no bombs and explosions, just clever plotting and the possibility to catch the murderer before the detective does. By far the best genre ever.

12 Anime

Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Howl's Moving Castle, Ponyo, Grave of the Fireflies, Akira, Ghost in the Shell, The End of Evangelion. There are many classic anime movies.

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.

13 Documentary

Very important to watch. I prefer war documentaries and technology documentaries.

14 Superhero

This genre is awesomely 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.

Although this technically may not be a classic genre, so many movies have taken this up that it is one in itself. And I'm sure many would agree. From Blade to The Dark Knight, Spiderman to the Avengers, it should be its own category.

15 Crime
16 Musical

It just spreads 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 in a great mood.

17 Western

Westerns give me escapism. Some have good ethical stories, many have good landscape scenes.

'Dances with Wolves', 'Tombstone', 'Unforgiven', the new 'True Grit', most John Wayne movies.

Sadly, westerns are really becoming a thing of the past with the rise of technology and such. But there's something just so authentic and down to earth about a lot of the old ones.

No other movie genre captures American cultural history like the Western.

18 Suspense
19 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 perfectly with this genre.

My favorite movie, "Stand By Me (1986)," is in this category, but I still have to vote for Horror.

20 Romance

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.

21 Family

Why would this be considered the best movie genre? Because it is for all ages. Anyone can love it.

Examples include E.T., The Wizard of Oz, Star Wars, The Lion King, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Mary Poppins, Shrek, and the king of the family genre, Pixar. This is a great genre.

22 History

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

23 Erotic
24 Dark Comedy
25 Biography
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